Strings Move too much after contact.. help?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by kosmikgroove, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. kosmikgroove

    kosmikgroove New User

    Jul 21, 2005
    I've noticed that after a few rallies where i'm REALLY wailing away at the ball, some of the vertical strings will have moved pretty drastically from all the spin i put on the ball. At the same time, i feel in general that all my shots could use a little more control...

    So would you recommend i increase or decrease string tension? im already at 57 on an ntour 95.

    maybe switch the string type?
  2. Vince

    Vince Rookie

    Nov 21, 2004
    i hear poly's dont move much. People seem to like the Luxilon ALU 16 so try that out. As for tension, i dunno since i never have used poly's.
  3. Tennis Ball Hitter

    Tennis Ball Hitter Semi-Pro

    May 4, 2005
    Tightening would aid, crosses in particular. In my old 95 sq in wilson I had kevlar mains strung at 55 and poly crosses strung at 60 and the mains moved like crazy and I am not a huge spin hitter.

    Also I have read here that textured strings [while they may or may not provide more spin] they seem to aid in prevention of string movement.
  4. PaulC

    PaulC Semi-Pro

    Jun 25, 2004
    Poly strings for main (Prince Poly gut or Babolat Hurricane 17) with soft synthetics for cross (Forten or Gosen)

    But remember take 10% of your normal tension off or else it will be too stiff.

    I play with a POG mid with a 14 main pattern, the strings used to moves everywhere with synthetics or multi-fil but now seldom moves a whole lot with the poly/synthetic hybrid.
  5. Mies

    Mies Rookie

    Nov 29, 2004
    Well you seem to want a bit more control. I'd suggest going up a few pounds in tension then. There will be a slight power drop off though. Kinda depends on your string whether it would still play comfortable.

    As for my own experience: I play with IsoSpeed control (soft multifilament) and they don't move at all. Only just before I am about to pop do they move a bit. This is in a Volkl tour 10 Gen II frame btw. I have also played a demo Gen II with Toalson Gold in it and they moved all over the place but I cannot say what they were strung at. Knowing the company, my guess would be mid tension (25 kgs) and I string at 27 kgs (60 lbs, which is max rec. tension) although my string is known to drop a kg or 2 after stringing. The feel is far from harsh though, because the string itself is rather flexible.
  6. Nadal_Rulz

    Nadal_Rulz Semi-Pro

    Feb 12, 2005
    miles,how you like the iso speedcontrol in the gen2? im thinking of trying it in a hybrid with alu,because i need at least one stick without gut in it
  7. Mies

    Mies Rookie

    Nov 29, 2004
    I have a full set of Isospeed control in it. It is a very comfy feeling, if somewhat dampened. I string it at max tension so it's firm enough for me to put in a full Isospeed job. I can imagine though, that if you want to use a lower tension, you might want to add a stiffer main. For me, it's perfect at 27 kgs. Gives a solid, yet comfy feel. I am very satisfied with but I can imagine that the feel is not for everyone.
  8. staffpro

    staffpro Rookie

    Aug 23, 2005
    a few things you could try are using
    1, using a higher tension
    2, try some luxilon string (excellent strign that barely moves)
    3, string savers also stop teh strings from moving alot.
  9. snowpuppy

    snowpuppy Semi-Pro

    Aug 5, 2004
    ditto, you need either string savers or a string that holds tension well. Which means gut or as i heard Technifiber or Laserfiber.
  10. Deuce

    Deuce Banned

    Feb 13, 2004
    A not so parallel universe...
    You don't need to blow the bank on Luxilon - just about every Poly possesses the characteristic of remaining rather immobile on the string bed.

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