Question for Michelle or anyone else that wants.

#1
I’m a 4.5 player here in Utah. Style is big first serve and big forehand. Play lots of doubles as well and look to end points quickly as fitness is not where it needs to be.

To that end I normally have always used racquets similar to you Michelle in a heavier more controlled frame.

Yonex Duel G 330 has been my stick recently and used RF97 in past.

But I tire too easily recently and over more competive long matches my footwork doesn’t hold up.

I was thinking of going with Pure Drive Tour Plus to help when I’m not perfect.

Wha would you recommend string and tension wise I’m that stick? I don’t suffer any TE.

Would still like some feedback and never had that stuff of frame so I don’t want to go crazy stiff.

I use solonco revolution now.

Thanks for any help.

Scott
 

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#2
I’m a 4.5 player here in Utah. Style is big first serve and big forehand. Play lots of doubles as well and look to end points quickly as fitness is not where it needs to be.

To that end I normally have always used racquets similar to you Michelle in a heavier more controlled frame.

Yonex Duel G 330 has been my stick recently and used RF97 in past.

But I tire too easily recently and over more competive long matches my footwork doesn’t hold up.

I was thinking of going with Pure Drive Tour Plus to help when I’m not perfect.

Wha would you recommend string and tension wise I’m that stick? I don’t suffer any TE.

Would still like some feedback and never had that stuff of frame so I don’t want to go crazy stiff.

I use solonco revolution now.

Thanks for any help.

Scott
Hi Scott,

So I just recently snuck an old Pure Drive Roddick Plus back into my tennis bag, so I fully support the PDT+ when you are looking for some easier power. ;)

And, probably like you, I remember why I love it but also remember quickly that some of that power does need to be reigned in...at least that's where I'm at right now with it. My string of choice will be my first suggestion, Solinco Hyper G -- slightly stiffer than Revolution, better tension maintenance, very similar in the other categories.

Another one offering good control that I just playtested is Tecnifibre Pro Red Code Wax --
The wax is saturated through the string. The string is stiffer than Hyper G but in all honesty, I didn't find it uncomfortable and wouldn't have guessed it to be stiffer than Hyper G. But, if you don't want to go crazy stiff, you might not want to go there.

Last but not least, one of my favorite strings, Luxilon Savage! It is stiffer and lower powered, and I just have always loved it -- no frills or thrills, works for me!

All of these I would suggest trying at 56 lbs in that Pure Drive Tour + -- what do you normally string at?

Hope that helps -- if I totally went in the wrong direction and you'd like to try something SOFTER than Revolution, let me know and I can adjust my suggestions!

Michelle, TW
 

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#4
I’m a 4.5 player here in Utah. Style is big first serve and big forehand. Play lots of doubles as well and look to end points quickly as fitness is not where it needs to be.

To that end I normally have always used racquets similar to you Michelle in a heavier more controlled frame.

Yonex Duel G 330 has been my stick recently and used RF97 in past.

But I tire too easily recently and over more competive long matches my footwork doesn’t hold up.

I was thinking of going with Pure Drive Tour Plus to help when I’m not perfect.

Wha would you recommend string and tension wise I’m that stick? I don’t suffer any TE.

Would still like some feedback and never had that stuff of frame so I don’t want to go crazy stiff.

I use solonco revolution now.

Thanks for any help.

Scott
The first thing to do is change tension. Go lower for more put away power. If you really want to try the PDT+ and like Revolution try it in the PDT+ at whatever tension you normally use. The important thing is to change only one parameter at a time. Otherwise you will be completely lost in no time.
 
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