String for Prince Warrior 107

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  1. Bluefan75

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    Buddy of mine picked up a Prince Warrior 107 recently. Through a local shop he deals with. He had had a Prince from many years ago and liked it so he got that. Under some time pressure, they put Wilson Revolve in at 56 lbs, which is the tension he prefers. Playing with it, he finds he can't control it at all. Previously he had some form of hybrid, which may be contributing to the issue.

    Assuming the racquet and the tension can't be changed, what might be a good string for him to get some control?
     
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  2. Big Bagel

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    What's his play style? If he's using a 107 head size then that's not going to afford very much control in general. Most people using (and should be using) that head size (not all, just most) do not need to use poly strings at all. Unfortunately, poly strings are going to be more control-oriented than synthetics and multis, and Revolve is already a poly. You could go for a stiffer poly like RPM or 4G, but I definitely wouldn't recommend one of those in a racquet like that without knowing the player well and knowing they'd be able to handle it.

    My suggestion for more control would be to either go with a different frame with a smaller head size or go with a synthetic gut string, possibly x-one biphase or NXT, and string it tighter in the 60-65 pound range.

    These are general suggestions based on the limited information given. If you tell me more about his play style, what he's played with in the past, what he's liked and disliked about those, and what he's looking for I can provide better information.
     
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  3. Ronaldo

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    Just string at a higher tension, cheaper
     
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  4. CopolyX

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    it is his arm, his frame,this game, his call, his job....
    takes patience, want, need, trial and error...period...sorry..

    I would not pick out his tennis shoes, car tires, nor his strings....
     
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  5. Ronaldo

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    Tough call when the stringers choices may be limited. And, seriously, how many players use a traditional OS? Granny sticks excluded
     
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  6. Bluefan75

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    He hits a flatter ball. Can put some heat on it. Does like to play a short ball if someone is glued to the baseline. Volleys are ok, serve is inconsistent but effective when working. He was playing with a Dunlop of some sort, but that broke at the handle on him. He got this one in part because he carries as his backup a Prince racquet that looks to be from 1987. So he thinks that is what he wants, and he's basically stuck with the racquet from the way he is talking.

    I was thinking syngut might be a better option. Thanks for the reply.
     
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  7. Big Bagel

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    Syngut would be a much better option for that racquet and if he doesn't need poly for more spin. If he's looking for more control, bump up the tension. Wilson NXT is a great choice, Tourna Quasi-Gut Armor would be another good one that's a little cheaper if that's an issue. Get a thick gauge like a 15 if possible and string it in the 60s.
     
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  8. Bluefan75

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    Thicker gauge. That's interesting. Can you elaborate?
     
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  9. Big Bagel

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    A thicker gauge is going to have a little bit more control than a thinner gauge. It will also generally provide slightly less spin, but that's not an issue if he's a mostly flat/hard hitter. The strings will also last a little bit longer which could be a benefit if he's playing with a poly right now; some people switching from poly to synthetic gut have problems with durability.

    15 and 15L gauges are pretty thick and might not be the easiest to come by. 16 should be pretty easy to find so I wouldn't go any thinner/higher than 16.
     
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  10. Ronaldo

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    My personal experience with a flat ball hitter is that 15 gauge synthetic gut lasted twice as long as 16 gauge. 6 weeks to 3 weeks.
     
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  11. Muppet

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    After deciding on a string, something else you can try is a 5 lb. increase on the strings that come just before tie-offs. Also, while you're at it, nudge the base clamp away from the direction of the tension when you are tightening it. Even a little play taken up will decrease tension loss.

    Using the outermost strings to control the inner ones will give you the feel of a smaller racquet. There are many things you can try, but this is just one option that may work for him.
     
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  12. mixtape

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    Try Prince Topspin 15L @ 60lbs
     
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