Help with stringing a Blade!

USERNAME

Professional
I switched to the BLX Blade 98 this year and still havent found a string that I really like in it, I had Kblades before and used Cyber Flash 17 but it doesnt feel as nice in the new Blades. I've tried BHB, BHS, PHF, and PLII but haven't found "the one". I was gonna try SPPP next and am open to suggestions. As for SPPP, I don't know anyone who uses them and wanted to know if they're spin friendly for a smooth poly?
 

gregor.b

Professional
I switched to the BLX Blade 98 this year and still havent found a string that I really like in it, I had Kblades before and used Cyber Flash 17 but it doesnt feel as nice in the new Blades. I've tried BHB, BHS, PHF, and PLII but haven't found "the one". I was gonna try SPPP next and am open to suggestions. As for SPPP, I don't know anyone who uses them and wanted to know if they're spin friendly for a smooth poly?
Try some MSV Focus Hex. Not too good in a lot of rackets, but seems good at low tension in the Blades (45-50 lb).
 

USERNAME

Professional
Try some MSV Focus Hex. Not too good in a lot of rackets, but seems good at low tension in the Blades (45-50 lb).
I'm really not into shaped or textured strings but I'll give those a shot since my bf (his profile:razz:) likes them too. Also I should mention I am probably going to string all my racquets with different string, so I have 4 left with SPPP and Hex.

Mosquito bite?
Not too thin? I break poly often even while rotating racquets. They look nice though.
 
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Up&comer

Hall of Fame
I'm really not into shaped or textured strings but I'll give those a shot since my bf (his profile:razz:) likes them too. Also I should mention I am probably going to string all my racquets with different string, so I have 4 left with SPPP and Hex.



Not too thin? I break poly often even while rotating racquets. They look nice though.

Well, I've found thin strings work really well in the blades. You might like weisscannon b5e or scorpion. Ive also tried mantis power poly and it's working pretty well.
 

PBODY99

Legend
Go thinner and try a tension drop....

One of my better reports there is a feel difference between the K & BLX Blades. He felt that they were harsher and the frame felt stiffer. He tried several different polys but sold his pair and switched back by buying up some of the last K's he could find.
Good luck in your search.
 

USERNAME

Professional
Well, I've found thin strings work really well in the blades. You might like weisscannon b5e or scorpion. Ive also tried mantis power poly and it's working pretty well.
Ok, 3 left with Mosquito Bite. I really did not like B5E when I hit with them in my BF Prestige so I'm gonna pass on those, thanks for the help though!

One of my better reports there is a feel difference between the K & BLX Blades. He felt that they were harsher and the frame felt stiffer. He tried several different polys but sold his pair and switched back by buying up some of the last K's he could find.
Good luck in your search.
Yes there is. It's why I changed, I like the stiffer feel unlike most who found it a bit too much. I play well with them just want it to feel as good as my Ks did.

L-tec os/4s
Sorry, I have never seen these.
 
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kybb

Rookie
Tried in Blx Blade 98 some different strings and my thoughts are here:

SPPP 1.23 23/22Kg and 25/24. Good overall setup, but lacking some spin. Very good if flattening out and on first flat serve. Very good setup for control freaks. 23/22 suited better for me than 25/24 because it had more spin.

WC Silverstring 1.25 24/23kg. Good overall setup. Ball stays longer on the stringbed than with SPPP. More arm friendly than SPPP. Spin was ok and was coming from ball bocketing and from the time that ball was on the stringbed. Also ok setup at the net.

Black5Edge / Silverstring 1.25 24/23kg. Smaller sweetspot also not so hand friendly as full SS. Better spin, less power, more control. I like it more than full bed of SS. Next time will try 22/22 to get mo ball bocketing and bigger sweetspot... if I will try this again... answer below.

Mosquitobite (red) 25/24kg. Spin is excellent no matter what kind of shot you make. Best backhand slice setup from what I have tried in this racket. Too lively at the net for me. Not so good setup for flattening out or for first flat serve. Bower level is wery good for this racket.

Black5Edge / Explosive 23/24kg. I like it a LOT in this frame: very good spin (balls don't like this setup), controllable power, very good at the net, touch is better than with full poly, directional control is outstanding. This setup is with VERY unique feeling... dead like feeling... Not crisp not mushy... it has less power than full poly, but for this racket power level is decent. Also the smell of this setup is unique:)

What next.... Explosive will stay crosses and SPPP 1.23 mains 23/24kg. I have a half reel of SPPP and that's why I will try this out. If I would not have SPPP I would keep this setup for now.

Aaaa... B5E / Explosive has dropped tension in one week and 3,5h hitting 1kg (measured with racketTune app).

Special thanks to: Up&comer, Mikeler and pvaudio for the excellent job that they have done in this forum. Keep it real!
 

USERNAME

Professional
Tried in Blx Blade 98 some different strings and my thoughts are here:

SPPP 1.23 23/22Kg and 25/24. Good overall setup, but lacking some spin. Very good if flattening out and on first flat serve. Very good setup for control freaks. 23/22 suited better for me than 25/24 because it had more spin.

WC Silverstring 1.25 24/23kg. Good overall setup. Ball stays longer on the stringbed than with SPPP. More arm friendly than SPPP. Spin was ok and was coming from ball bocketing and from the time that ball was on the stringbed. Also ok setup at the net.

Black5Edge / Silverstring 1.25 24/23kg. Smaller sweetspot also not so hand friendly as full SS. Better spin, less power, more control. I like it more than full bed of SS. Next time will try 22/22 to get mo ball bocketing and bigger sweetspot... if I will try this again... answer below.

Mosquitobite (red) 25/24kg. Spin is excellent no matter what kind of shot you make. Best backhand slice setup from what I have tried in this racket. Too lively at the net for me. Not so good setup for flattening out or for first flat serve. Bower level is wery good for this racket.

Black5Edge / Explosive 23/24kg. I like it a LOT in this frame: very good spin (balls don't like this setup), controllable power, very good at the net, touch is better than with full poly, directional control is outstanding. This setup is with VERY unique feeling... dead like feeling... Not crisp not mushy... it has less power than full poly, but for this racket power level is decent. Also the smell of this setup is unique:)

What next.... Explosive will stay crosses and SPPP 1.23 mains 23/24kg. I have a half reel of SPPP and that's why I will try this out. If I would not have SPPP I would keep this setup for now.

Aaaa... B5E / Explosive has dropped tension in one week and 3,5h hitting 1kg (measured with racketTune app).

Special thanks to: Up&comer, Mikeler and pvaudio for the excellent job that they have done in this forum. Keep it real!
Thanks for the post! Silverstring is gonna go in since I got a set from my BF :) 2 left!
1 left, BF found another pack of Heptatwist which he decided to string... How bout a Luxilon string? Maybe regular Alu Power?
 
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