luxilon timo 18

Discussion in 'Strings' started by ALEE, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. ALEE

    ALEE New User

    Jan 31, 2005
    I demoed a yonex rdti 80 with gamma tnt and it felt great. Then I bought the racket and had it strung with a full bed of timo 18 and the balls were flying on me. I couldn't keep one ball in. Is timo that powerful compared to tnt? I was thinking the full bed of timo would give me more control. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  2. kabrac

    kabrac Semi-Pro

    Jun 15, 2009
    If you string timo really tight it can have alot of pop like 63 and over. 18 gauge is very can get plenty of spin on a ball with proper stroke. It is either you're technique or you are still adjusting to the new strings. I usually use this string or Timo 117 17Ga. and there is almost no way a ball can fly out on you unless you strike the ball wrong.
  3. chaddles

    chaddles Semi-Pro

    Aug 5, 2009
    Down Under
    Not the best racquet to put TiMO 18 in - this string is better in tighter string patterns such as BLX Pro Tour, 6.1 95, Radical MP etc. BB Alu Power or M2 Pro would of been a better choice.

    Naturally with a thinner string, you are going to get a lot of power unless it is strung really tight as mentioned in the above post. I wouldn't go any lighter than 17 guage thats for sure.
  4. Tennis_Crazed

    Tennis_Crazed Semi-Pro

    Sep 23, 2008
    Grind City
    Yeah i agree... thats a great string for 18x20 racquets. i played around with it for a while before and it felt great - just broke a little too quickly

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