Looking for full poly with spin and low launch angle

Fugazi

Professional
So I'm used to playing with full poly at around 60 lbs on a Babolat APD. Sometimes it feels great, but sometimes the launch angle is way too high. In a full poly setup (I like the spin), 1) what strings and 2) what main/cross tension differential should I use? Ideal setup for me: poly in the softer spectrum, low(ish) launch angle, lots of spin.
 
poly in the softer spectrum, low(ish) launch angle, lots of spin.
Soft strings and low launch angle don't usually go together.

60 lbs is already tight. Which poly is it? Perhaps you can try a thicker gauge of 1.30mm or more?

Was it strung on a crank, dropweight or electronic machine?
 

Fugazi

Professional
Soft strings and low launch angle don't usually go together.

60 lbs is already tight. Which poly is it? Perhaps you can try a thicker gauge of 1.30mm or more?

Was it strung on a crank, dropweight or electronic machine?
I use an old school dropweight. I used different polys, and I got the best feeling with Luxilon (light blue), RPM Blast and Volkl Cyclone. Does thicker gauge lower the launch angle?
 
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Fugazi

Professional
Low launch angle and heavy spin usually don't go together

Net+balls landing short
Yeah but I can adjust... And like I said, lower launch angle, but not low per se. Nylon-low is terrible, and syn gut isn't much better.
 
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LeeD

Bionic Poster
More strings, lower launch angle.
Lower tension, higher launch angle.
Smaller frame, lower launch angle.
Bigger, you know.
Instead of worrying about duplicating your current launch angle, why not spend some time to get used to your new strings and string tension?
 

Fugazi

Professional
More strings, lower launch angle.
Lower tension, higher launch angle.
Smaller frame, lower launch angle.
Bigger, you know.
Instead of worrying about duplicating your current launch angle, why not spend some time to get used to your new strings and string tension?
Because I swing fast and once that launch angle is too high, it's either errors long or pushing the ball with no power. I think a 18x20 pattern could suit me well. Actually the higher launch angle is probably a sign of tension loss, and thus I shouldn't wait until it breaks to restring.
 
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LeeD

Bionic Poster
Fast swings, just close the racket face, getting more of a Nadal like ball off your racket.
Slow swings, you hit flatter, to get depth and penetration from the slow swing.
My Bio300T's, 18x20 and 97, hit differently, but not that much, from my 110 SharkOS. Nothing that a moment of thought can't compensate for. A moment of thought before the first hit, never after.
 
Does thicker gauge lower the launch angle?
Yes cos it usually holds tension a little better than thin ones.

And like I said, lower launch angle, but not low per se. Nylon-low is terrible, and syn gut isn't much better.
Between a freshly strung full poly and syn gut, both at 60 lbs, full poly has always given me a lower launch angle. Can you check if your dropweight is installed with the arrow pointing correctly?

Actually the higher launch angle is probably a sign of tension loss, and thus I shouldn't wait until it breaks to restring.
Think you just answered your own question :)
 

Fugazi

Professional
Yes cos it usually holds tension a little better than thin ones.



Between a freshly strung full poly and syn gut, both at 60 lbs, full poly has always given me a lower launch angle. Can you check if your dropweight is installed with the arrow pointing correctly?



Think you just answered your own question :)
Yeah I guess that's at least part of the answer. Syn gut plays ok for 30 mins maybe, but produces zero spin, and soon enough it either breaks or I start spraying badly.
 
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oble

Hall of Fame
So I'm used to playing with full poly at around 60 lbs on a Babolat APD. Sometimes it feels great, but sometimes the launch angle is way too high.
Because I swing fast and once that launch angle is too high, it's either errors long or pushing the ball with no power. I think a 18x20 pattern could suit me well. Actually the higher launch angle is probably a sign of tension loss, and thus I shouldn't wait until it breaks to restring.
Yeah I guess that's at least part of the answer. Syn gut plays ok for 30 mins maybe, but produces zero spin, and soon enough it either breaks or I start spraying badly.
It sounds to me that there's more to the problem than just strings and launch angle, if 60 lbs poly is still launching balls on you. Check the stringer's condition and calibration like what unorthodox stringing suggested. If the stringer turns out ok, then the issue might be you yourself.
 

Fugazi

Professional
It sounds to me that there's more to the problem than just strings and launch angle, if 60 lbs poly is still launching balls on you. Check the stringer's condition and calibration like what unorthodox stringing suggested. If the stringer turns out ok, then the issue might be you yourself.
Well I think playing with an open pattern, full poly and a very spin friendly technique makes it problematic once the strings lose tension or go dead (whatever that means exactly). With a fresh string job, it's usually good for a while. I'll try thicker gauge for less tension loss.
 

Shroud

G.O.A.T.
Because I swing fast and once that launch angle is too high, it's either errors long or pushing the ball with no power. I think a 18x20 pattern could suit me well. Actually the higher launch angle is probably a sign of tension loss, and thus I shouldn't wait until it breaks to restring.
My 2 cents is that the tension is a bigger factor than the pattern.

My 6.1 95 18x20 had a higher launch angle than my 16x19 110" racket which is strung tighter.
 

Nkster

Rookie
I just played my prestiges with 20kg and Moto 17 so the launch angle was bigger. Worked out pretty well for me.
 
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