Need string recommendation please

nysaga2222

New User
I'm currently using the Luxilon 4G rough 48/48 lbs in my Yonex DR 100 10.6oz Lite. Im looking for a recommendation on something a little more powerful but still have the qualities i like in 4G Rough
-feel, tennis maintenance/control (last me over 25+ hours before restring playing at 4.5 level)

How does 4G regular compare? or Yonex lines of strings, or the boutique brands
 

Feonor

New User
I'm playing my DR 100, one with YPTP 1.25 the other with Solinco Tour Bite Soft 1.15 at 51/46. I like both strings but Yonex is better for me. Great pop, spin and very arm friendly.
 

Red001

New User
Hi nysaga2222, What tension you currently use? Also when you restring you racquets? I mean do you break strings in ~ 25 hours or you play 25 hours and strings are moving too much ...?
 

nysaga2222

New User
Hi nysaga2222, What tension you currently use? Also when you restring you racquets? I mean do you break strings in ~ 25 hours or you play 25 hours and strings are moving too much ...?


48 lbs is tension. I've never broken poly strings. The strings cut into each other too much and loses playability so that's when I restring. Luxilon 4g Rough almost doesn't move at all.
 

Red001

New User
48 lbs is tension. I've never broken poly strings. The strings cut into each other too much and loses playability so that's when I restring. Luxilon 4g Rough almost doesn't move at all.

I believe you use Luxilon 4G Rough 16L. If you do not break strings it is very hard to verify if a string lasted 25 hours or more - it is very personal feel.
I'd recommend Tecnifibre Black Code 4S 17 (1.25). As for Volkl Cyclone 17 - it is a good all around poly string but not a string if you are looking for the same power as your current string.
 

Muppet

Legend
If the used string bed is not trampolining at all, try adding 1.5g of lead tape to the top of the hoop and 4.5g of poster putty inside the handle. This will maintain the balance of your racquet and give you more plow through and power on the ball.
 

WarrenMP

Professional
It is hard to find a string comparable to Lux 4G series. I would follow the below person suggestion. If you are happy with your strings, keep them. If you want a little extra power or spin, it doesn't hurt to play around with some weight on your racquet. If you do that, start off with a small amount. I would start with lead since it is cheap but once you have it figured out then you should use the tungsten. It looks better and it is safer.


If the used string bed is not trampolining at all, try adding 1.5g of lead tape to the top of the hoop and 4.5g of poster putty inside the handle. This will maintain the balance of your racquet and give you more plow through and power on the ball.
 

Hnefi

Semi-Pro
If you've never broken strings, start making the gauge thinner and thinner until you start snapping them in 10h of play or so. Thinner gauge strings will give you more power, spin, and feel. By 10h, poly is completely dead anyway. Luxilon Big Banger Ace is 1.18mm or you could try some of that Tour Bite 18g. Cyclone 18g is also popular on here but I've never used it. I just tried a set of this string called Tier 1 FireWire in 18g and it was great feeling poly. Broke it pretty fast though.
 

Atomicman

New User
Just tried Luxilon Alu Power Rough 16L in mains and Gamma Glide Crosses at 47/52 in Pure Aero. And APD.

Love the combo of spin, power and control!
 

Daniel_K

Semi-Pro
Standard 4g is less powerful, and a little more predictable playing I thought.

I found 4g to be a good string to hybrid with a multi for a little more power, though in such a light racket supplementing it with a little weight in the hoop and some in the handle would be my recommendation.
 

Mareqnyc

Hall of Fame
I'm currently using the Luxilon 4G rough 48/48 lbs in my Yonex DR 100 10.6oz Lite. Im looking for a recommendation on something a little more powerful but still have the qualities i like in 4G Rough
-feel, tennis maintenance/control (last me over 25+ hours before restring playing at 4.5 level)

How does 4G regular compare? or Yonex lines of strings, or the boutique brands
Based on what you say I think Tourbite, Firewire and the likes are not your strings. Those have sharp edges and completely different feel than 4G (rough or not). Lots of folks like them and they are very effective but if you are looking for similar performance thay may not work.

If you really like 4G perhaps going down the string rabbithole is not neccessary (it is not easy to get out:D)
Try stringing even lower than 48, you might find that it actually works for you very well. 4g has amazing tension maintenance for a poly, its not easy to find a string equal in this department.

If you decide you must try sth else I like Lux Big Ace that someone mentioned before (only comes in 1.18 and looses tension faster but good power), also Weisscannon Silverstring will fit the bill along with Signum Pro Poly Plasma (also known for holding tension well). Tourna Big Hitter Silver and Signum Pro Poly Megaforce would be my budget choice.
 
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nysaga2222

New User
Standard 4g is less powerful, and a little more predictable playing I thought.

I found 4g to be a good string to hybrid with a multi for a little more power, though in such a light racket supplementing it with a little weight in the hoop and some in the handle would be my recommendation.

I haven't regular 4G, you're saying I would get less power with it. Heard it's stiffer too correct?
 
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