Head Velocity

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  1. emn8

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    Hard to not agree with a lot of what you say. Mid tension stiffness seems to be about right for me to. The Blades are 65RA I think and not so different from the PS you played with. I have a Textreme 100P (62RA) somewhere in the garage. Great stick but low powered and you really need to pair it with something powerful otherwise you would need to swing for the fences (or mod the hell out of it) getting older now so not sure that playstyle is for me. Would love to have a hit with V1 and see why it's a much loved and appreciated stick. Not come across the RDIS 200..might have to have a look at its specs.

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  2. wangs78

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    Has anyone used Velocity as a cross string with natural gut mains? I recently played a hybrid with nat gut mains and 4G crosses and loved it. However, I still have several packets of Velocity and want to put it to good use, just not in a full bed as it gives me too little power. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
  3. ByeByePoly

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    https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/head-velocity.586942/#post-11122371

    https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/head-velocity.586942/page-6#post-11228991

    https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/head-velocity.586942/page-6#post-11229149
     
  4. ByeByePoly

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    The RDIS 200 was a 2010 (I think) racquet. It's the only Yonex I ever hit. I came away thinking Yonex was quality ... I would definitely demo Yonex racquets if I wanted to change from V1 (I don't :D). I came close to trying the Ezone and Ezone DR when I bought the V1 for TE. Actually still curious. The RDIS 200 came in two flavors ... 11.7 and lite (11.0). I bought the 11.7 and it was to heavy for me at the time. Ironically ... now V1 playing at 11.6 with two tournagrip og. I picked up the lite version from my stringer (old demo), and immediately loved it. I still have it in my bag ... no idea why. I gave the 11.7 to a friend. It would be interesting to hit it now that I like that weight. One day I did pull out the RDIS hitting the ball machine ... and compared to the V1. Wow ... I liked the V1 now so much more it wasn't even close. I need/want the extra pop ... coupled with a control string.
     
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  6. TennisBoysCousin

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    I really enjoyed og sheep micro mains, velocity crosses.
     
  7. emn8

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    Sounds like it might be worth keeping an RDIS in the bag...classic racquet. Need to have a look at the Yonex sticks again at some point. Did have a hit with a Duel G awhile back but not long enough to really form an opinion. Same goes for the V1..a lotta love for them on these boards.
    Tested the devil spin with V yesterday. Overall very good...spin was good and a boost of power was a bonus. Control suffered a little but a tweak with tension next time out may remedy. Not sure durability is gonna be great..can see some notching already but I kind is suspected that from a twisted poly like Devil Spin. Plays well for such a cheap string. Will provide an update once I hit with some more..tension was 50/48.

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  8. ByeByePoly

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    I keep the RDIS strung with 15g Xcel in the bag in case I need to let someone hit with one of my racquets. I hit the ball machine at a park ... you never know. I do know a "beginner" isn't touching the V1s. ;)

    I actually haven't seen a big V1 following here on TTW. The lighter V1 Classic was a popular TE racquet (at clubs) for 20 years. The V1 Pro was an attempt to add weight and interest someone looking for a "player" racquet. It would not interest players wanting max spin string pattern (tight 16 x19 ... probably plays close to 18 x 20). Also ... not HL enough for many, and have to bump up weight to get it more HL. I describe it as a more arm friendly ... less HL Pure Drive. The Pure Drive is popular because it is an easy racquet to hit for a broad range of players. I think V1 is similar ... and reflected in the ttw Volkl Organix V1 Pro review. I think most Volkl players pick Volkl for more of a players racquet ... more flex and more HL. The V1 turned out perfect for me because it was an easy change from my 2012 Pure Drive... and I actually prefer less HL than many. If I get to the point I want a lighter racquet, I would definitely try the classic. Maybe when I have to give up singles.
     
  9. Clarky75

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    I'm going to try this velocity I'm getting older and my arm can't take the polys either. I've been playing cyclone and rpm blast at 55lbs. When stringing a full bed of velocity how much are you guys increasing the tension by. Does it keep most of its tension until it breaks? Also comparing it with poly how is the feel of the velocity does it have the sane feel of a multi or less mushy? I'm just after a better feeling string than poly but not too soft and mushy

    Oh I play a Wilson blade cv 16x19. I'm giving up on poly even in a hybrid so this string looks like the best option for me.
     
  10. Traffic

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    I would string Velocity about middle of the range for your racquet. I'm assuming 55#?
    It's got a firm but dead feel sort of like poly. But it's definitely softer. Give it a day to break in. It loses about 10% tension over the course of 1-2 outings and then doesn't really change until it breaks.
     
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  11. TennisBoysCousin

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    I thought velocity had excellent control at 57 pounds tension, but it was a bit muted. I would try stringing up velocity full bed to get the feel for it, then try a hybrid. Due to velocity's slick nature, it is an excellent cross string. I used og sheep micro mains, velocity cross in Angell 18x20 tc 97 bed, and it feels just about perfect. You could try full bed velocity, 16G natural in mains, 17g black in crosses?
     
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  12. Clarky75

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    Thanks all I'm going to my stringer today to get my racquets strung with full bed of Velocity at 55

    I've played poly for years so looking forward to trying this string out, will post up my feedback once I try it out

    I had a hit of a friends racquet yesterday with a full bed of nxt control, I had forgotten what it was like to actually feel the ball on the strings. I was thinking that's that great feel from the 80s I remember :) Power was hard to control. I went back to my full poly setup and instantly noticed that dead feel. This velocity interests me a lot as I love the control spin I get from poly, but as I've gotten older you start to notice the arm issues plus I normally leave the poly in too long as I never break it which exacerbates the issue. I'd rather have a string that breaks but plays well until the end. Thanks to all here for pointing this hidden gem out
     
  13. Clarky75

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    I was unable to get the 16g locally here in Australia, only 17g, so I will need to do an order from TW USA, unless you guys have ordered it all :)
     
  14. ByeByePoly

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    FB Velocity 16g "wakes up" around 52#. I liked fb 55# also, but you get plenty of conrol at 52, plus touch, dropshots better. I guess that could vary per racquet flex/power ... but our racquets should be close enough.

    I also saw your post about rpm/sg. One of my friends (really good player) swears by his rpm/sensation. The sensation gets fuzzed up in a month, but he is ready to restring by then anyway.

    Velocity is a weird multi... 52 should be to powerful. It's not. Some of the guys on this thread even went under 50. Also read @392Hemi posts on Velocity/Cream. He changed the feel of fb Velocity (way muted) to something he preferred with similar play.
     
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  15. TennisBoysCousin

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    Do you string on a constant pull or lockout at that tension?
     
  16. ByeByePoly

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    My stringer has a LO
     
  17. emn8

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    Agree with Traffic and ByeByePoly. Generally speaking 52+ should work great. In my Blade 18x20 CV's I have gone as low as 46. A little to lively but great for doubles and cushioned volleys and touch shots.

    Currently have one with Velocity 16g/HyperG 17 @52/48
    The other with Velocity 16g/SPPP 1.18 @ 50/44

    Even with HyperG Velocity seems to last 12hrs plus before it notches and locks the stringbed. With SPPP it seems to be even better.

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    I just tried poly again (my isospeed baseline thread) ... and my arm said no. I was going to try V/Baseline ... racquet is actually at stringer, but decided bye bye poly permanently. Done with poly ... again.

    So next for me will be V 16 nat/V 17 black. Not sure where to start on tension. My main goal is straigt strings, secondary would be spin and feel. It's all V ... I can't mess the feel up.

    So I like fb V 16 @52. FB 55 was fine ... not to tight for me ... just lost some feel. I assume 17 would add some feel / pop ... so I'm thinking starting at 55/52 ... or even 55/50.

    Any input ... (others)?
     
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    I'm also curious in regards to how the 17g plays in FB Velocity as opposed to the 16g. I am unable to get the 16g locally but can get the 17g. Just curious about the durability of this in 17g
     
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    I don't think anyone in this thread posted a comparison between 16g and 17g. My guess is we all picked one and stuck with it. I have only played with the 16g.
     
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    When switching between same strings of different gauges, I normally drop tension ~5# going from 16 Ga to 17 Ga. If you want the same DT feel, 55/50. If you want more control, 55/52 or even 55/53.

    BBP: Your stringer is probably why in the world he acquired you as a customer?
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    Stringer Weren't you in here for Velocity and Poly?
    BBP Yes.
    Stringer Why are you back? Did I mess anything up?
    BBP I changed my mind and you were right.
    Stringer So why are you back?
    BBP Changing strings, different cross.
    Stringer [Rolls eyes and snickers]
    BBP One more experiment!
     
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    It's like you were there.
     
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    Try 24kg.
     

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