Discussion in 'Strings' started by Il Mostro, Sep 27, 2008.
I am think of giving this a shot. Should I pre-stretch and, if so, how much? Thanks in advance.
gentle. if not sure, best to not prestretch this string at all
I don't stretch this string for my players.
Thank you, I will not pre-stretch. I am looking forward to trying this in a TFlash 310. Do you think 2-3 pounds over the 56 pounds I am currently using for Xcel Power is a good starting point, or should I bump it up a little more?
I am not a big string breaker with 17 gauge multi's -- I am guessing that Armour 17g will be at least as durable. Correct assumption?
if I'm certain, isnt it supposed to imitate a poly's low power with it's heavy synthetic coating?
I have seen it described as similar to a gut/poly hybrid. I am trying it hoping for a firmer, less jumpy gut that still has the comfort, feel and spin attributes. My racquet has a very crisp feel with a fair amount of power, so my sense is that this might be a nice step up from high quality multi's.
I would say not don't pre stretch this one. Just not really condusive to doing so. It is a very interesting and unique string for sure. I really like the qualities of it in a full set especially but it is pretty good in a hybrid as well. I find great spin and control with it as well as good power.
I do not pre-stretch AP for my use. I haven't strung it for anyone else, though.
Thanks for the feedback. I am using it strictly as a full set. Any suggestions regarding tension -- i.e. how far above the tension that I use on my usual multi's? Or, is this firm enough to go at the same tension?
I would personally tell you to go with the same tension as you use on your normal Multi's. 2 reasons for this. First it will give you a more accurate comparison to your normal strings if you string it up at the same tension. Second I have found that you don't need to string gut at a high tension to get good control from it. It is hard to describe but full gut gives a very unique combination of power and control.
String it at the same tension as your X-1 setups and you'll find more feel and control.
Thanks guys -- will do.
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