i need new strings

madamadadane

New User
i have a wilson n-code n61 pro and terrible strings on the racquet..... i'm thinking about getting new strings that put more spin on the ball, because i seem to be having a problem in that field,... anyone help me on what kind of strings i could get my racquet strung with? my local tennis places are pretty lame though so i dont think they'll have the strings you guys might suggest but eh, gonna try!
 

madamadadane

New User
okay i dont know how to edit my posts,.... sry! but i also currently have my tension on 59 lb and i wanna loosen it abit for a bit more control and softer feel, what tension would you recommend? i heard somewhere that federer uses like a 40lb something...... i dont think i need such a dramatic change, but i would like a little more shots with precision
 

JRstriker12

Hall of Fame
What strings are you using now?

How long have they been in your racket?

Do you want a soft or more crisp feeling string?

If you are just looking for more spin, try Blue Gear.
 

TennezSport

Hall of Fame
More info needed.......

i have a wilson n-code n61 pro and terrible strings on the racquet..... i'm thinking about getting new strings that put more spin on the ball, because i seem to be having a problem in that field,... anyone help me on what kind of strings i could get my racquet strung with?

As others have stated, we need more info, current strings, how long in the racquet, etc.. Although there are strings that can help, spin is really a function of your swing, racquet head speed and grip.

i wanna loosen it abit for a bit more control and softer feel, what tension would you recommend? i heard somewhere that federer uses like a 40lb something

You are asking for 2 different things here. Looser string gives you more power and feel but not control; tighter = control. The type of string used and racquet head size is important to know when selecting tension. Fed strings his racquet at 48 - 52lbs depending on surface and conditions but also because he uses a stiff racquet with a smaller head size (90sqin).

More info will deliver better answers.

TennezSport :cool:
 

madamadadane

New User
im looking for spin, for certain i want to keep it pretty inexpensive..... i dont know what type of string i have right now, but it doesnt grip the ball, and doesnt add as much spin as i'd want...... its been in my racquet for about 3 months, but it shows no signs of breaking.......

and i guess i would pretty softer over control.... so plz help
 

JRstriker12

Hall of Fame
im looking for spin, for certain i want to keep it pretty inexpensive..... i dont know what type of string i have right now, but it doesnt grip the ball, and doesnt add as much spin as i'd want...... its been in my racquet for about 3 months, but it shows no signs of breaking.......

and i guess i would pretty softer over control.... so plz help

Depending on how much you play - keeping a string for 3 months is not a good idea - even if it's durable and doesn't look like it's going to break. Having an old string job can contribute to lack of control.

If you are looking for a cheap, fairly soft sprin string, try:

Prince Top Spin: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACPRINCE-T15.html

Gamma Ruff: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACGAMMA-RUFF.html

Gamma TNT2: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACGAMMA-TNT17.html

If you want soft, I'd stay away from most polys - there are a few exceptions that others may point out.
 

chiru

Professional
Depending on how much you play - keeping a string for 3 months is not a good idea - even if it's durable and doesn't look like it's going to break. Having an old string job can contribute to lack of control.

If you are looking for a cheap, fairly soft sprin string, try:

Prince Top Spin: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACPRINCE-T15.html

Gamma Ruff: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACGAMMA-RUFF.html

Gamma TNT2: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACGAMMA-TNT17.html

If you want soft, I'd stay away from most polys - there are a few exceptions that others may point out.

these are solid choices. i assume you dont have string machine, but you should let us know just to be sure. if you don't, i have to recommend buying one. i dont have one myself, but its an investment well worth it. i woulda saved probably abotu 200 dollars by now if i had bought a cheap 100 dollar stringer.

but on to your questions. the gosen JC sheep or sheep micro are fairly good, but there are a lot of similar strings for cheaper out there. personally I really liked luxilon ace as far as poly's go. its about as soft a poly as ive ever come across, and at 18 guage, its got plenty of spin potential.
 

madamadadane

New User
JRstriker, i looked at your suggestions and i noticed that my local store carries those strings so i guess maybe i'll try the prince one's and make future decisions off of that,, and i still need suggestions on the tension of the ball, going down to low 50's is too much i think, but is a few lbs really gonna make that big a difference?
 
try prince topspin plus 16 gauge at around 55 lbs

or babolat pro hurricane tour at around 56 lbs

both of those give nice spin the prince is a cheaper option

personally i hate 15 gauge of the prince so i would go with 16
 

madamadadane

New User
i dont really know much about strings, so i have to ask, what are gauges? and how do they affect the overall performance of the racquet
 

JRstriker12

Hall of Fame
i dont really know much about strings, so i have to ask, what are gauges? and how do they affect the overall performance of the racquet

In general here's how thickness effects the performance of the string:

Thicker Guage (16, 15) more durable, less power.

Thinner Guage (17, 18) less durable, more power, more spin.

Unless you are a string breaker, you can proabably play with 17 guage with no problems.

Also, look on the TW main site. I think they have a tutorial on strings.
 

McLovin

Legend
Tennis strings follow the AWG (American Wire Gauge) system (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_wire_gauge ). Its really convoluted, but effectively, a larger # relates to a thinner string. Most string companies also print the actual diameter in mm.

There is also a 'Light' designator (e.g., 16L) that indicates the string is slightly thinner than the actual gauge before it. In other words, in order of thickest to thinnest, you would have:

15
15L
16
16L
17
18

I have seen 17L before, but its really rare.
 

madamadadane

New User
i talked to my coach today and asked him about my string condition and this is what i gained...........

because my shots are more long than into the net, i dont think drastically lowering the tension on my strings to about a 52 which is what i was gonna do is good, but rather maybe a 55? what do you guys think
 
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