Exo3 Tour Springiness..

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by jaybear1909, May 7, 2012.

  1. jaybear1909

    jaybear1909 Rookie

    Oct 11, 2011
    Any exo3 tour 16x18 users noticing alot of spring action? I've had the racquet for about 6 months now and I've always noticed a bit of control loss as my strings lost tension, but lately the springiness is just too much. I've been playing with Babolat Pro Hurricane 17 for about 3 months now (strung it 3 different times in this period) @ 58 pounds. At about the 3 week mark the strings get so loose that I lose all control of the ball. I seem to play best after the 3rd or 4th day after restringing (initially the tension is too high and I don't like the feel).

    But I restrung 2 days ago and went to hit today and I just can't control the ball like I feel I should be able to. On shoulder high balls I'm having the tendency to really rocket the ball out of the court and if I'm a little bit late I can't bring the ball down into the court. I also have a hard time bringing short balls up and down quickly.

    It's odd because for 6 months this has been my dream frame - perfect weight, flys through the air, good balance, doesn't hurt my arm - but recently I've had such a hard time controlling my shots. Sometimes I'll catch myself craving a stiffer, smaller frame but quickly have to remind myself that my arm would fall off.

    How do you Exo3 tour users cope with the extra flexy frame? I may have to go lead experimenting again.
  2. Orion3

    Orion3 Semi-Pro

    Jul 4, 2011
    Sounds like the string dying on you. Some go board-like, others turn into trampolines. Never used PH, so can't be sure if it is the latter.

    Assuming your technique hasn't changed and the balls etc are all the same you have to assume string or racquet. Worth getting a new re-string to be sure it is the racquet (much cheaper!). Did you string it yourself? If not, may be that something was done to the string to accelerate its death; can't imagine it came that way.
  3. esgee48

    esgee48 Legend

    May 30, 2010
    SF CA
    If you can, keep track of the tension. PHT does not have longevity and you will lose control when the string dies. I think it is dead by the 16 hour mark if not sooner. Figure out which tension gives you the best control and string a few pounds above that.

    Stringing it at 58# does not help. Go to TWU and see what the tension losses are for Lux polys. They're all above 20# when the ref tension is 62# so you're losing tension in the neigborhood.

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