How should I string my Big Bubba...(don't have one yet)..

Discussion in 'Strings' started by plum, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. plum

    plum Rookie

    Jul 16, 2008
    I'd say I am a solid 3.0 but would like to think in terms of 4.0 on a good day. We all know this rating changes by the second. Here's the situation: right now, probably my favorite racquet is my Fischer M speed No 1 105. But even with this racquet, especailly on serve, I find that I hit off-center enough to cause elbow (back of elbow) tension. I have to assume that a large sweet spot like big bubba would not rattle my elbow nearly as much on serve or otherwise. So, the million dollar question, and don't tell me fishing line, is how do I string this thing to still allow me to develop as a player-- that is, swing through the ball, and bunt back serves without them going long. Can I possibly go Ashway Crossfire on this racquet. What would you recommend? Thanks... Hybrids accepted, Please be tension specific... And all you small racquet ego heads stay out of this. I am just trying to get a good workout, enjoy the game, and of course, improve my game, my swing, my serve etc...
  2. pvaudio

    pvaudio Legend

    Jul 13, 2009
    I'll ask a different question: what exactly are you looking for as development? If you're using such a large game improvement frame, then I don't think the string you're using will have as much of an impact. The way you string the frame honestly will not make too much of a difference considering what frame it is. So again I'll ask, what exactly are you looking for from the string job in regards to your game, because you pretty much have as good as it gets as far as sweet spot and low swing weight.
  3. 120mphBodyServe

    120mphBodyServe Banned

    Feb 16, 2009
    Aiming an ICBM at Portland, Oregon..
    Do not buy a Big Bubba.
  4. goran_ace

    goran_ace Hall of Fame

    Jun 24, 2009
    At Large
    The solution to the problem is not finding a racket with a larger sweetspot. Better concentration and practice is what you need so you find the sweet spot on your racket more often. Also try out a multifilament string like NXT.
  5. coloskier

    coloskier Legend

    Jul 24, 2007
    20 lb test Berkeley TriLine, for all the good it will do you if using a Big Bubba.:)
  6. puredriven

    puredriven New User

    Jul 8, 2009
    i'll be honest here: when i read the title i thought the OP was getting a big bubba for the kicks and giggles, and i was about to suggest a full bed of VS Team 18g strung at 35 lbs just to see what would happen
  7. Il Mostro

    Il Mostro Banned

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sunny SoCal
    I agree. I have two in my collection. I have played one of them with NXT OS 16g. It is a fun stick to whip out after 4 or 5 hours of play (when I am totally gassed). But nothing more. And there is not too much you can do IMO to change the character of this racquet. You will *never* make it into a player/tweener stick with string and tension manipulation. It is more "normal" in feel that some of the other morbidly obese racquets, but that must be take within context. Have *fun* with it nonetheless if you do buy one.

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