I don't want to overstate, but Gut/Poly will cure all your life problems.

#52
My old Prince stringer finally bit the dust last week. Had to take my Wilson Prostaff 97's to the store to get them strung. I supplied the Klip Legend NG and Wilson Revolve and they charged me $27.50 per racket for the stringing. Might see about finding someone local that does stringing. Can probably beat that price. I string mine at 60/57.
 
#53
You totally need an 18x20 frame.
I need open pattern for extra spin. Don't like the feel of closed pattern...
I love the spin and control (and massive comfort) of my PP100. :love:
And I love my hybrid X-perience 1.18/Pro's Pro Synthetic 1.30. :alien:
Everything is OK for me now. I can play my best tennis and win some hard matches in tournaments!! Love it so much!!! :p
 
#54
Try Wilson Revolve (not spin) as a cross. I have been impressed with the longevity (combined w Lux 1.25 gut in mains)
I have access to a Babolat RDC, a Stringlab2 or a JET tension Analyzer to check string bed tension. I have seen minimal changes since the initial 5% drop. Currently down just 7 or 8%
Gut/poly is much more $$ the I used to spend. Plus I actually enjoy stringing my racquet. But the consistent string bed over 20 plus hours does seem to be having a positive effect on my game (comparing gut/poly to "poor man's champion's choice" of an inexpensive ($2.75/string job) syn gut poly hybrid ).
 
#56
Getting 8-10hrs fairly consistent out of Klip/ Max Power and VS Touch/4g but with either set up I am playing with something completely different than what I started after 3hrs. Solution: play with inexpensive poly with good tension maintenance and cut it out after the tension drop off at 3-5hrs.
 
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#57
I didn't ... but only tried it once. I started playing matches Spring 2017 after 8 months off from TE. I had identical V1 Pros freshly strung ... one fb velocity @55 and one tonic/cream 55/50. I intended for the tonic/cream to be my match racquet setup. I started with it, had issues with control, grabbed the fb V and instantly had control. In fairness, gut @60 might have helped, and my timing was not great because of so much time off. But ... I came away thinking for my game, gut/poly gave me better spin at the cost of control. Also ... gut is expensive to test a lot of hybrid tensions.
i hope it dont..but that poly may start up your TE again.....if you use poly...check out Polyfibre strings....very soft..
 

liftordie

Professional
#58
Getting 8-10hrs fairly consistent out of Klip/ Max Power and VS Touch/4g but with either set up I am playing with something completely different than what I started after 3hrs. Solution: play with inexpensive poly with good tension maintenance and cut it out after the tension drop off at 3-5hrs.
Exactly. And with sgut cross if more comfort needed.
What cheap poly with "good" tension maintenance are you thinking about?
 
#59
I need open pattern for extra spin. Don't like the feel of closed pattern...
I love the spin and control (and massive comfort) of my PP100. :love:
And I love my hybrid X-perience 1.18/Pro's Pro Synthetic 1.30. :alien:
Everything is OK for me now. I can play my best tennis and win some hard matches in tournaments!! Love it so much!!! :p
You only think you do. I get more spin and heavier ball with my Phantom 93p than my 100 because I can swing more freely with it. That extra RHS gives me all the extra spin I need.

If I was a big string breaker, I’d learn to play with 18x20’s. Cost savings alone would pay for more lessons to learn how not to depend on just spinning balls.
 

liftordie

Professional
#60
You only think you do. I get more spin and heavier ball with my Phantom 93p than my 100 because I can swing more freely with it. That extra RHS gives me all the extra spin I need.

If I was a big string breaker, I’d learn to play with 18x20’s. Cost savings alone would pay for more lessons to learn how not to depend on just spinning balls.
I don't depend. I just LOVE SPIN!!! :love::love::love:
 
#63
Gut/Poly i struggled with tension loss when i tried it a while back in 2018
That’s what I am experiencing. Been playing with it for 5+ years. 3hrs of magic and 6-7hrs more of decent play. Easy on the arm through out the life of the string bed is the best characteristic.
 
#69
Full Luxilon Gut gives pretty good spin, you should try that out.
As much as I like Gut/poly, stringing my frames at $4.00 a frame with full poly is hard to beat especially when I don’t seem to play significantly better with Gut/poly. Haven’t cared for full bed gut the times I have put in my frames over the years.
 
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jklos

Professional
#70
As much as I like Gut/poly, stringing my frames at $4.00 a frame with full poly is hard to beat especially when I don’t seem to play significantly better with Gut/poly. Haven’t cared for full bed gut the times I have put in my frames over the years.
Do you string yourself?
 
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