Solinco Hyper G

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  1. tennisnoob1949

    tennisnoob1949 New User

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    I'm a 4.0 player, play with the K90. I have been trying out various strings to come up with something that works ok for my playing style, and here is what I've tried:

    1. Yonex Poly Tour Pro 16L @52: Very plush and easy on the arm, but lost tension in about 4 hours.
    2. Head Velocity 16 @ 58, Head Velocity 17 @ 60: Very easy on the arm, but both combos were too powerful for me.
    3. Babolat Synthetic gut @ 60: Not as plush as the ones above and still a little too powerful. Not durable though, broke in 3 hours.
    4. Head PPS @ 60: Broke in 3 hours.
    5. Wilson synthetic gut, Wilson Sensation: All too powerful for me.

    I'm about to try Solinco Hyper G, 17 gauge. Any suggestions on a tension that would still be somewhat comfortable on the arm?
     
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  2. 3loudboys

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    I play with the Prince Textreme Tour 100P and I use a full bed of Hyper G in the low fifties. Plenty comfort in that range and I’ve suffered with Golfers elbow a little while back.


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  3. Traffic

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  4. beltsman

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    Hyper-G is the bomb.
     
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  5. Felix le chat

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    Hyper G, 17 gauge, 42 lbs here.
     
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  6. jonestim

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    I do 48 for the 17g Hyper G in a Warrior 100.

    When I used a 93 inch racquet I would go as low as 40-42
     
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  7. kailash

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    48 +/- few pounds. You will have to experiment.

    I would also recommend Kirschbaum polys like Max Power, Max Power Rough, Pro Line II etc; that brand polys last longer than others, playability wise!
     
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  8. tennisnoob1949

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    Thanks all for the replies. I will start with 48 and experiment from there.
     
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  9. SavvyStringer

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    Excellent reference tension for that sting. Don't go over 52 with HyperG. After 52 you've taken all of the elasticity from the string prior to even hitting it. I string it between 40 and 46 depending on time of year and frame. Currently playing with Tourbite 20 mains and 17 crosses in a PS97S at 40.
     
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  10. dallastxtennis

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    55 lbs, hybrid with Gosen Polylon cross and loved it.
     
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    I’ll be an outlier. I use a full bed of Hyper G at 56 in Pure Strike 98 Project and 57 in Pure Drive Plus. I used Tour Bite at similar tensions, prior to Hyper G. When I string with synthetic gut, my tension is 61-62 for control. I hit heavy topspin and slice on both sides.


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  12. Christian Olsson

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    In my Volkl SG10 mp I have it at 21/20 15% prestretch but I'll go with 10% prestretch and 20/19 next time. It's a stiff feeling string. Compared to for instance Sonic pro 17 at 24/23 it's night and day. I hope this helps.
     
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  13. Faris

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    spot on...in my experience that advice of not going over 52lb is great for all modern gen polys...
     
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  14. SavvyStringer

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    It's all personal preference but pre-stretching your polys is just going to make them stiffer. Its like predeadening the string.
     
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  15. tennisnoob1949

    tennisnoob1949 New User

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    thank you! 2 questions:
    1. Does pre-stretching the string lead to better tension maintenance?
    2. I use a DW stringer. How do I pre-stretch with this stringer?
     
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  16. SavvyStringer

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    In theory yes it leads to better tension maintenance because there’s less initial stretch to lose as the string settles. On a drop weight or a crank you just double pull. So tension the string, release, and retension. A lot of people will prestretch gut, multi, and even syn gut to take some elasticity out because they think it prevents string movement or because they think it holds tension better after prestretch. Personally I don’t prestretch any string unless requested by the player.
     
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  17. tennisnoob1949

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    Thanks for the reply !
     
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  18. Christian Olsson

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    That sums it up.
     
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