Serve & Volley String?

crazy8tiger

Rookie
I need some new strings for my Radical, and I'm currently working on a "Attack the Net" game and my current string set-up is in my signature. It's been working fairly well for me but I want a string set/hybrid that can can give me some more ball bite and control. One of my top things I want is to get as much spin potential out of my dense string pattern; is there a durable 16/17g string that can give me some more spin?
 
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nickb

Banned
Luxilon Timo 1.22 or ALU 1.25
Good advice...those 2 have great feel for polys...good volley strings if you are used to poly. Also amazing control and spin from the baseline.

I used to use those strings but they are expensive (when re-striging 3+ times a week)...im now using SPPP 1.23 and once its broken in it is a good volley string and the spin is great.

Nick
 

1337Kira

Rookie
If you're looking for spin potential, why not try something textured or shaped?
Eg Luxilon Alu Power Rough
MSV Focus Hex
Pro Supex Blue Gear
etc...
 

DANMAN

Professional
If you are looking for bite, the strings I mentioned before are your best bets. Natural gut does not have the bite that poly has, especially the Luxilons. Both of the strings I mentioned play consistently with no dead spots. You know what you are going to get. Natural gut doesn't do anything for me, but I also play a modern game with lots of spin. I am a 5.0 all courter, trying to end points at the net whenever possible.
 

Babb

Professional
If you're looking for spin potential, why not try something textured or shaped?
Eg Luxilon Alu Power Rough
MSV Focus Hex
Pro Supex Blue Gear
etc...
Polyester strings are not known for being amazing at the net...
 

volleyman

Semi-Pro
I need some new strings for my Radical, and I'm currently working on a "Attack the Net" game and my current string set-up is in my signature. It's been working fairly well for me but I want a string set/hybrid that can can give me some more ball bite and control. One of my top things I want is to get as much spin potential out of my dense string pattern; is there a durable 16/17g string that can give me some more spin?
Klip Legend 17 in the mains with Iso-Speed 17 Professional Classic crosses offers lots of ball bite, power and feel. It's perfect for an attack the net game. In a dense patterned frame, it should be pretty durable, especially with string savers.

Unfortunately, it's a little hard to get the Iso-Speed Pro classic right now. :-(

Pro Supex Big Ace, especially the thinner gauges, works well for serve-and-volley, especially if crossed with one of their synthetic guts, like Titan.

I'm enjoying using Pro Supex Maxim Touch (a multifilament) 16 mains with Big Ace (1.25mm) crosses: lots of spin, good feel and a nice balance of power and control. Cheap, really cheap if you buy reels, but durability might be a concern.
 

curio

New User
The new Wave Tennis Shark Gut (poly) is incredible at the net : very tolerant, wiiiide sweetspot and good control for all around game.
 
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