Questions about how strings affect spin/drive through

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Dunlopkid, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. Dunlopkid

    Dunlopkid Guest

    What string/hybrid out there provides the best spin? First off, let me say, I am not going to string full poly. So that's out.
    Also, these strings that help produce massive spin--do they detract in any way from being able to drive through the ball? I'm not trying to hit some sort of loopy, crazy-spin ball. I just want to hit a very heavy ball. In other words, I want insane spin, but I don't want the balls landing in the service box. Is there a good string for this?
  2. Dunlopkid

    Dunlopkid Guest

    Obviously, I realize most of it is technique.
  3. dave333

    dave333 Hall of Fame

    Aug 24, 2006
    ashaway cross 18?
  4. Dunlopkid

    Dunlopkid Guest

    Is that what you use?
  5. Sagittar

    Sagittar Hall of Fame

    Dec 14, 2006
    center of the world
    well i'm not a stringing expert at all , in fact i think my stringing abilities is the lowest in all my tennis skills , but from my readings i think that string type ofcourse affects the spin potential but that's in relation with whatever RACQUET you're using and what grip you're using also and what string pattern your stick has .. so long story short i think that every type of racquet has its suitable spin string ..
    correct me if i am wrong, i am open to all suggestions ..
  6. Kevo

    Kevo Hall of Fame

    Feb 3, 2005
    The answer is no. Strings will not give you insane spin. Good technique will give you good spin. I have gotten the best spin with thin stiff strings, but they are hard on your arm. To start with you might try one of the prepackaged hybrids that is available and see what you think. Several manufacturers make them. You could also try a thinner gauge synthetic gut or multi and see how you like that if you just want more spin. The main reason to go to a hybrid with poly is durability. Power reduction is also one of the main reasons people go to a stiff string.
  7. markgoldin

    markgoldin New User

    Dec 29, 2006
    I am using on my Babolat Aero drive+. PLayed just once. I had probably my best game since dont remember when. My spin wasn't insane but the ball was noticebly spinning because my partner had problems returning my serves, slices, topspins due to the high spinning. Hopefully strings will stay without loosing for a while.
  8. bruce nissenbaum

    bruce nissenbaum Rookie

    Feb 18, 2004
    For your consideration: Head Rip Control 17. It is the only string I've tried that I feel actually has some effect on spin beyond technique. For reference, I string it 60/62 on PSC 6.1 95.
  9. fuzz nation

    fuzz nation Legend

    Oct 20, 2006
    My opinion: tight string of 16 ga or thinner on a stiffer frame to bite into the ball, or looser string of whatever gauge in a more flexible frame to extend dwell time and put more rpm's on the ball. Either case augments good technique.
  10. Pusher

    Pusher Professional

    Jul 27, 2006
    South Carolina
    Polys will reduce your power. That's one reason why I think so many people feel that polys increase spin-the slower pace allows the spin to be even more effective in bringing the ball down into the court. IMO, a truly heavy ball has good topspin AND pace and my best results have come with natural or synthetic gut (or a hybrid of the two).

    I believe a good solid core synthetic would serve you well. Prince, Babolat, Gosen, Ashaway-they all make good synthetic gut.

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