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mctennis

Hall of Fame
Irukandji and gut? Works great. Give it a try. Extremely good durability with the shape.
What tension(s) do you use? I have a half set to use. I put one half set into a racquet but I think I may have put the tension up too high. I hate to waste a second racquet worth of gut and Irukandji.
 
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Happi

Semi-Pro
What tension(s) do you use? I have a half set to use. I put one half set into a racquet but I think I may have put the tension up too high. I hate to waste a second racquet worth of gut and Irukandji.
just cut out the crosses and restring.
 

shamaho

Professional
We might be able to help if you let us know your level, racquet and string pattern.

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I'll piggy back on this :) though I'm not the one who asked, I'm interested.

a) On the Forehand - I use an somewhere between eastern and semi-western grip , OHBH
b) moderate swing speeds - I'm playing on the 45+ veteran age bracket ;-) all court play
c) Racket: Wilson PS97 16x19 + leather grip - I play mostly low-tensions even with Gut/Poly combos - sub 45 lbs
d) ah! re nat gut - I use the NGW brand... V4 or V5

One other thing that confuses me a bit... "grapplesnake USA" w/ strings made in Germany - so are you a US or european company ? and where are you shipping your stuff from ? I'm based in Portugal so shipping from the US would not be very practical.

looking forward to hear your recommendation.
 

Happi

Semi-Pro
I'll piggy back on this :) though I'm not the one who asked, I'm interested.

a) On the Forehand - I use an somewhere between eastern and semi-western grip , OHBH
b) moderate swing speeds - I'm playing on the 45+ veteran age bracket ;-) all court play
c) Racket: Wilson PS97 16x19 + leather grip - I play mostly low-tensions even with Gut/Poly combos - sub 45 lbs
d) ah! re nat gut - I use the NGW brand... V4 or V5

One other thing that confuses me a bit... "grapplesnake USA" w/ strings made in Germany - so are you a US or european company ? and where are you shipping your stuff from ? I'm based in Portugal so shipping from the US would not be very practical.

looking forward to hear your recommendation.
You can order from Tennis Warehouse Europe I think it is a German brand with a US distributor.
 

shamaho

Professional
You can order from Tennis Warehouse Europe I think it is a German brand with a US distributor.
The problem with ordering couple of sets from TWE is shipping costs - it costs almost as much for shipping as for the 2 sets... so I need to either artifically buy tennis stuff that I don't really need until the shipping cost is justifiable per item... or wait until I do....

You hear that @TWE Staff !!?
 
The problem with ordering couple of sets from TWE is shipping costs - it costs almost as much for shipping as for the 2 sets... so I need to either artifically buy tennis stuff that I don't really need until the shipping cost is justifiable per item... or wait until I do....

You hear that @TWE Staff !!?
Yes, we are the North American distributor. Sorry, we don't ship to Europe. Grapplesnake also has its own German website you can check. Thanks for your interest.

Oh! And in your case, I would stick with same tension on the gut and Irukandji at 45 lb or so in your Pro Staff. It's mostly at high tensions where things change a bit, being a good idea to string Irukandji a little lower than the gut.

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Happi

Semi-Pro
The problem with ordering couple of sets from TWE is shipping costs - it costs almost as much for shipping as for the 2 sets... so I need to either artifically buy tennis stuff that I don't really need until the shipping cost is justifiable per item... or wait until I do....

You hear that @TWE Staff !!?
I just fill up my order with tennis balls cans (you can always use those) until I meet the free shipping amount. TWE often has some good prices on Wilson or Head balls.
 
I use a Yonex VCore Pro HD 97 18X20. I am a 4.0 player. Gut mains at 56-58 lbs.
Ok. I would recommend going with Irukandji at 55 and not higher. If and when you feel comfortable, maybe drop your entire set up to around 56M/54C. With that dense frame, I would personally play at 53M/51C, but everyone's different. Hope it helps.

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mctennis

Hall of Fame
Ok. I would recommend going with Irukandji at 55 and not higher. If and when you feel comfortable, maybe drop your entire set up to around 56M/54C. With that dense frame, I would personally play at 53M/51C, but everyone's different. Hope it helps.

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Great info and tension suggestions. Thank you!! Do you think the 53M may be perhaps too low for the gut mains? Wouldn't it be too powerful and less control at the lower tension? I think I will use the 56M/54C and see how that feels and plays.
 
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SlvrDragon50

Semi-Pro
Great info and tension suggestions. Thank you!! Do you think the 53M may be perhaps too low for the gut mains? Wouldn't it be too powerful and less control at the lower tension? I think I will use the 56M/54C and see how that feels and plays.
I think based off of what you said in the other thread, I would go lower on the poly and keep the gut higher. I found it difficult to maintain control with lower tension gut. But I also don't hit with a lot of topspin. If you have good strokes, you may be able to manage the lower tension.
 

mctennis

Hall of Fame
I think based off of what you said in the other thread, I would go lower on the poly and keep the gut higher. I found it difficult to maintain control with lower tension gut. But I also don't hit with a lot of topspin. If you have good strokes, you may be able to manage the lower tension.
What tensions would you suggest? I appreciate your input. I put one set in at pretty close to the same tensions and it feels sort of jarring when hitting.
 

SlvrDragon50

Semi-Pro
What tensions would you suggest? I appreciate your input. I put one set in at pretty close to the same tensions and it feels sort of jarring when hitting.
I think most of the stiff feeling is really due to the Irukandji. I don't really feel that my 58/52 tension is any stiffer than when I had it at 56/52, but I did notice a good bit more control when I was hitting. Again, there are lots of people who are able to hit with good topspin and keep balls in with low poly tensions sub-50, which I absolutely cannot do. If you hit with decent topspin, you could definitely give 50lb Irukandji a try. Up to you on the natural gut, I'd say maybe 56 or 58.
 

mctennis

Hall of Fame
I think most of the stiff feeling is really due to the Irukandji. I don't really feel that my 58/52 tension is any stiffer than when I had it at 56/52, but I did notice a good bit more control when I was hitting. Again, there are lots of people who are able to hit with good topspin and keep balls in with low poly tensions sub-50, which I absolutely cannot do. If you hit with decent topspin, you could definitely give 50lb Irukandji a try. Up to you on the natural gut, I'd say maybe 56 or 58.
That sounds like a more reasonable tension 56 lb or 58 lb gut mains and 50lb cross of Irukandji.

I cannot use sub 50 polys either. I tried a couple of racquets with very low tensions ranges. It definitely was not for me either. I hated that feeling and play of the low tension racquets. Never again.
What tension did you notice a good bit more control with when you were hitting? The 58/52 or the 56/52?
 
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SlvrDragon50

Semi-Pro
That sounds like a more reasonable tension 56 lb or 58 lb gut mains and 50lb cross of Irukandji.

I cannot use sub 50 polys either. I tried a couple of racquets with very low tensions ranges. It definitely was not for me either. I hated that feeling and play of the low tension racquets. Never again.
What tension did you notice a good bit more control with when you were hitting? The 58/52 or the 56/52?
58/52. I was always just hitting the ball out when I was using 56/52. But again, it's a poor excuse for bad technique. If I had more money, I would definitely get some lessons to learn to hit with some actual top spin instead of just crushing flat balls all the time hah. But it's more fun to crush flat balls than suffer hitting tons of balls into the net.
 

mctennis

Hall of Fame
58/52. I was always just hitting the ball out when I was using 56/52. But again, it's a poor excuse for bad technique. If I had more money, I would definitely get some lessons to learn to hit with some actual top spin instead of just crushing flat balls all the time hah. But it's more fun to crush flat balls than suffer hitting tons of balls into the net.
Thank you for the clarification and explanation. I will give it a try at 58/52.
 
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Holdfast44ID

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What happened to the Grappelsnake USA website?
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liftordie

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What happened to the Grappelsnake USA website?
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lol
 
What happened to the Grappelsnake USA website?
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Not sure why it's showing you that. Will look into it now.

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We've been on the phone with Shopify, which is the shopping system that hosts our website, handles payments through their secure checkout system (we also have PayPal available). They went through our website without problem, also ran a scan on it, checking if there are any files or anything that's corrupted or could be causing Netgear Armor to block us. They didn't find anything wrong.

We will now contact Netgear Armor and request the same. We obviously want to fix the issue if there is one, and this is top priority for us, given how hard we have worked building a good reputation as a new company, how tough it has been to continue to grow this year during Covid, and how easy that can be damaged due to something like this.

We also want to give @Holdfast44ID an answer as to why he's experiencing this issue. There are probably lots of tech-savvy players here in the forum, and we are open to suggestions.

Thanks again for all the support.

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Holdfast44ID

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Hi everyone. Sorry! Didn't mean to cause any issues. It is due to Bitdefender AV flagging the site. Other AV vendors say the site is clean. It could just be a false-positive. I gave Grapplesnake a link to submit the URL to Bitdefender for review as only they can remove the site URL from their list.
 
Hi everyone. Sorry! Didn't mean to cause any issues. It is due to Bitdefender AV flagging the site. Other AV vendors say the site is clean. It could just be a false-positive. I gave Grapplesnake a link to submit the URL to Bitdefender for review as only they can remove the site URL from their list.
We have submitted the false-positive to Bitdefender. Thank you, @Holdfast44ID for your help!

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