Pro Staff 90 String Setup

tunganhdo

New User
Hi everyone!

I just bought this stick strung with this string. I have two questions:

1. Does anybody know the name of the string? It looks like polyester (shiny plastic and pretty stiff) with hexagon textures (I am not sure whether it is hexagon or not but it definitely has edges) pretty much like Volkl Cyclone but in purple.
https://flic.kr/p/oA8FDs

2. What string and tension do you guys recommend for this small head size frame? I usually stand behind baseline (70%) and dont hesitate to come to net to slice volley when I have chance. I tried hit with the above string today, volley was great, but as a baseliner I feel like I need a little bit more arm friendly and power to stay behind the baseline. If the pace is slow to normal, I have time to load into position and the ball go deep and nice. However, if the pace is fast, ball goes into net. One more thing, measured three times with RacquetTune on my iPhone, the tension of this unknown strung polyester was 45 lbs. I cannot afford anything more than $20.

Thank you guys a lot! :)
 

RJ-L

New User
it looks like Signum pro thunderstorm.

Try stringing it at 51 lbs, i can recommend msv focus hex 1.23
 

SpinToWin

Talk Tennis Guru
You could try Signum Pro Firestorm. It's a powerful poly with with other great attributes and should really work well in the racquet. String in the low 50s or high 40s in order to compensate for the small headsize.
 

tunganhdo

New User
Thank you two a lot. I will try those two string one by one. Can you guys recommend me the most powerful string and tension? I want effortless swing with minimum resistance. :)
 

SpinToWin

Talk Tennis Guru
Thank you two a lot. I will try those two string one by one. Can you guys recommend me the most powerful string and tension? I want effortless swing with minimum resistance. :)
well, the most powerful string is natural gut, but that is quite expensive… :p

The most powerful poly IMO is Polystar Energy, however it has very poor tension maintenance. Signum Pro Firestorm is a bit less powerful, but better in all other areas. Try both at 50 lbs and see how it goes.
 

RJ-L

New User
if you want effortless power without resistance: natural gut like Spin said.
Closest i could get power and comfort is Weisscanon explosiv(multi), could give it a try at 57 lbs.

Poly is really demanding to get some good pace and effortless power.
 

darklore009

Hall of Fame
Been using the PS90 for many years now, I been using a lot of strings and the most powerful string that I tried so far was Firestorm and poly star energy. As for now, I'm using pro's pro string as they are affordable in a reel. Im still trying them all, there might be a chance that I might find a string that is powerful sooner or later.
 

Karstic

Rookie
Been using the PS90 for many years now, I been using a lot of strings and the most powerful string that I tried so far was Firestorm and poly star energy. As for now, I'm using pro's pro string as they are affordable in a reel. Im still trying them all, there might be a chance that I might find a string that is powerful sooner or later.
Which one? I'm currently using Nano Vendetta 1.30mm @ 46#, and loving it. Not sure if I'd recommend it here though, as the OP is looking for "effortless swing with minimum resistance." I don't think a poly would meet that requirement.
 

SpinToWin

Talk Tennis Guru
Been using the PS90 for many years now, I been using a lot of strings and the most powerful string that I tried so far was Firestorm and poly star energy. As for now, I'm using pro's pro string as they are affordable in a reel. Im still trying them all, there might be a chance that I might find a string that is powerful sooner or later.
Give Black Force 1.14 a try. Some nice pop and power with this one IMO.
 

thedunster

New User
I have Wilson Sensation 16g @ 50lbs in my Prostaff 90.
Sufficient power and very arm friendly.
Ground strokes, and volleys are wonderful with this combo and it is easy to find your target.
Serves are accurate with good depth but not exactly sending shivers down the spine of my opponents either.
 

Sander001

Hall of Fame
Thank you everyone for lots of feedback. :) Did any of you take a look at this:
http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/learning_center/stringfinder/stringfinder.php
Change to power section, I found out that Ashaway Monogut ZX 16 to be the affordable string with power only ranked after expensive natural gut. Have anybody tried it? and tension? Is it really more powerful than other poly?
There's a big thread on it, lots of info. I found it to be comfortable but weird, lacked spin. Yes more powerful than poly, perhaps too powerful and you can't string it tight-I think high 50's is max].
Definitely need to pre-stretch it or I think tension will fluctuate a lot.
 

yangster007

Professional
Try Champion Choice, or whatever gut/poly combo you want to use, as long the poly string isn't shaped. Hybrid string plays really nice.
 
Although they don't last long, I'm a big fan of MSV focus hex 1.18. I string my own racquets so the cost is pretty low when you buy the reel. I haven't tried the 1.23…but just might! Also, the tension maintenance is great; they drop slowly then hold and even when the bottom out they still play nice.
 
the PS90 is sublime with natural gut. Powerful, control, spin, touch feel all come at the same time. I put string savers just to firm up the string bed while I had it at 54lb and it dropped. So I suggest doing full gut at 56lb.
 

Biogenic

Rookie
Hello!

I am a new user in this forum. I just want to ask if what string is the best for my BLX PS 90. Im currently using RPM blast full bed at 48lbs. I have a LXN Alu power but i cant decide which string i will cross it with. Because in the philippines gut is not available and i want something cheap to cross it with but performs well. I have a sensation 16 and NXT 16 but i heard they break fast. Also what tension? I am 17 years old college player Btw.

Thanks in advance. :D (Sorry cant make my own thread)
 

AHJS

Professional
yes. Id say that technifibre X-One biphase, Babolat Origin, Wilson NXT, or head FXP. i like origin or X-One the best, but depends whats available in your country
 
I use any soft polyester (such as gosen soft polylon on the main at 45 lbs).
For the cross I use a stiffer polyester (such as gosen polylon at 40 lbs).
 
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