Discussion in 'Strings' started by pvaudio, Nov 22, 2010.
Depends how much you resell it for.
So you buy a set first to see if you like it? Make sense?
I definitely don't always buy reels. I will buy a reel if I a. will use it myself or b. if it's a tremendous value or c. if I know I can sell it to customers. For example, my reel of Tornado was bought from England and cost less than half of what it does here. You can get 4.5 sets here for the cost of the reel there. Since I a. like it and c. resell a lot of it, it repaid itself almost immediately. My reels of WC polys are all for me. The other reason is that I like variety. It's very easy (if you know who to ask) to find reels which were damaged in shipping so that they're no longer fit for retail sale. Since this obviously doesn't damage the string, I tend to scoop these up for like 70% off (all of my Signum Pro (aside from Tornado), Genesis and Polyfibre products are like this). So there are quite a few reasons.
My most expensive strings I do not have in reel form aside from a 330ft reel of ALU simply because it's the one string I can't convince people to try something new over.
Help your buddy out?
I didnt know you had customers. Who do you get the 70% off from
In my culture we share secrets with each other...
Do you play until they break?
If it's a synthetic cross, yep. The cross breaks just as the poly dies.
As far as the discounted string, just look on the Bay. You'll see a few every now and again. I've just happened to snatch up enough that a few retailers have said they'll email me before listing since I always pay the price they request. Obviously I am not at liberty to list off TW's competitors, so I'll just say this: it never hurts to ask
thanks do you play till poly break?
Death or breakage whichever is first. Usually the former
oh i always wait till it breaks could you send me a set of the blue string msv cofocus? I am willing to pay.
Honestly, I would just buy it from TW or e Bay so you can try a bunch of strings at once. It's not pricey.
oh i was thinking of a trade maybe i am very limited on spending any money.
Also truthfully, unless you're using it as a cross with natural gut, it's not a terribly good string. Mediocre all around. It's just super slick as a cross string.
have you seen this before? does it have any benefits?
Yeah I've seen that before, and I personally think it's very silly.
Any chance you'll try the Tour Bite Soft?
I've looked at it, but right now i'm just focusing on technique. I just want to solidify my groundstrokes SO badly. They keep toying with me by being on and then off depending on the day. I still have to actively focus on certain aspects, but alas, that's why practice makes perfect
Technique is so boring. Strings are fun!
Just got and tried the Propulse 4s. First thing straight off: they look absolutely sinister in black. Got four compliments on them. More importantly, they are not just a different iteration of the 3s. They fit similarly, but feel quite different. A fair bit stiffer feeling which shows up in terms of support. This also means that they DO require some break-in. Walking around my apartment for 2 hours prior was plenty sufficient. The biggest difference is the speed. The P3s felt like a lightweight shoe on your foot. These feel more like your feet are just secure. That means that you can take off more quickly and stop more quickly since it just feels like an extension of your foot. All in all, I give these a 9.5/10 vs the P3's 9.25/10.
They look like a combination of the 3s and the SFX. Giggity = Pro Pulse 4.
Indeed they are. They're stable like the P3s, but quick like the SFX (my clay court shoe).
PPA really shreds quickly. It was silky smooth after installation but now is getting roughed up after just 1 set.
Hmm yeap, I never much liked it when I tried it originally as a cross.
Also, I apologize I haven't updated the table of contents for a year or so :lol:
I have recently added some juice to my FH, and I'm finding that B5E is better than Scorpion in this frame.
Which frame are you playing with currently?
IG Prestige Pro. The extra power of the frame helps negate the lower power of the B5E.
Interesting, the TW specs list power level as "Low" yet it has a stiffness of 66.
I don't think the stiffer flex of the racket increases power all that much. It feels lower powered than my old MG Radicals which had a flex below 60.
Lead could change all that. Any lead?
Why change a racket that feels perfect?
In other news, I'm playing with B5E/Xcel FO 17g. I love that cross string.
How does this hybrid setup work out? How does X1 Biphase compare as a cross string with Babolat Excel FO 17? Do you think B5E/ Excel FO would be a good choice for a Exo3Tour 16x 18? If yes, what tension? I am a baseliner that hits with topspin
Perhaps I'm just odd, but some strings just resonate with me, and Xcel FO as a cross is one of them. It adds a very nice crisp bit of pop that syn guts like Nvy can't. I typically use it with Tornado mains, but I think B5E should help it last a bit longer. It is definitely NOT a good value as it's quite expensive. Compared to X-1, I can't say. I don't particularly like X-1 because NRG2 is my favorite multifilament and in my top 5 all-time strings. X-1 to me is like a tweaked Lotus (NRG2) that shreds its tires after 2 hours: better at first, then hopeless. As for the use question, I believe mikeler would be the man to ask about that.
Both strings are low powered and the frame is low powered. If that is your cup of tea, go for it.
I usually like to generate my own power. But, i have never used Exo Tour. I have used B5E and like its powet level.
I have some B5E to try but I'm not sure how well it will jive with the Exo Tour.
Check this out:
Tis my racquet strung with B5E/Nvy per usual, but, I have replaced the leather grip with this Gamma Hi-Tec. While the leather gives more "feel", I'm not convinced it feels better. Plus, I think the racquet looks much nicer like this!
Its better to try it than ro stay with the doubt. At least you have it with you. I used it once with Rdis 100 mp that is a control racket with nice spin potential and it worked well.
Let me l me how it plays with the hi-tec. I like the leather, but I might try changing it as I'm getting awful blisters from leather.
EXACTLY why I changed it haha. My hands were erupting in blisters.
tennis is pain.
How does the Hi-Tec alter the balance?
YES!!!!!! The grip change was a great success. Finally got the feel I've been looking for!
Just slightly more headlight. Maybe 1 point if that.
So the Hi-Tec is heavier than leather?
With an overgrip, the Gamma stick balances just ever slightly more headlight. So yeap, I believe that it is. I purchased the grip after recommendations here for something that wouldn't change the balance too much.
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