That heavenly "pop"

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Juggurnaut, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. Juggurnaut

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    I'm sure everyone knows which sound i'm talking about.. when you get that nice healthy sound off the stringbed after hitting a great ball. From what i've heard, it's mostly natural gut that gives this sound. Are there any specific brands of gut that make this sound more than others? And more importantly, does a more clarified pop mean a better string?
     
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  2. tarheels2323

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    The pop comes from a stroke with good technique, not the strings as far as I know. Maybe it's more pronounced with certain strings but if you look at the pro tour, they all have a nice healthy pop when they hit the ball.
     
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  3. Ripper

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    Prince Lightning XX makes a nice pop, when you hit it right.
     
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  4. borrachodemierda

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    I'm not really sure if I undestand what "pop" sound you mean. I most of the time get that sound using a dampener (Prince Zerovive). When not using it I always get the nasty "ding" sound.
     
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  5. kchau

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    just hit it harder
     
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  6. Ripper

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    borrachodemierda???!!! haaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahaha
     
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  7. Court_Jester

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    I agree. When freshly strung, it gives one of the best racquet feel I have ever experienced. Unfortunately, it loses tension too quickly so I have moved on to other strings.
     
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  8. thejackal

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    absolutely right. tension has something to do with it also though. Listen to Blake vs Federer. Blake's forehands are much louder even if Fed hits just as clean or even more so.
     
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  9. T_S_N

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    I like the "nasty ding" sound
     
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  10. TM Prestige Classic

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    3 sticks that give a good "pop" sound: PC600, I. Prestige mid, and the Dunlop 200G HM to a lesser extent. I would guess the Prince Original Graphite OS does it, too. Great feedback on how well you struck the ball. Don't know if you can get that with many of the new tech sticks.
     
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  11. TM Prestige Classic

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    I'm sure strings, especially tight ones, have alot to do with it, but those sticks "sound" good no matter how I string 'em.
     
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  12. looseswing

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    For some reason I find that prince tourblend gets me that sound.
     
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  13. noobplayer

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    hmmm. i use synthetic gut that was from factory stringing and i always get the "pop" so i dont think its from strings...
     
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  14. pchoi04

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    Hit flatter. But I found that most syn gut has pretty good pop.
     
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  15. iscottius

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    natural gut & tnt
     
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  16. Semaj

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    I KNOW EXACTLY THE SOUND YOU MEAN! And I do think strings have alot to do with it. Its more of a Shtoom sound. I think gut and poly creat it. When I was using natural gut and poly I got it! Its a very 'clean' sound!
     
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  17. couch

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    I think its mostly a combination of strings and higher tensions.
     
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  18. devilish_duke

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    I second the statement that it has more to do with technique than strings, although there is a bit of a difference between syn gut and babolat nat gut.
     
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  19. TennsDog

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    My Iso-Speed strings make that sound even on slight mis-hits, but obviously much more on perfect contact. I think that the feel of a string is largely related to that sound. I don't get that sound from polys and they have horrible feel. Most nicer multis have good feel and can make that sound nicely.
     
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  20. (Random post) Roddicks New Pure Drive Roddick makes a wierd sound on contact compared to many on tour.
     
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  21. woody6.1

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    i'm sorry i don't know if it's just me, but from all the sy nthetic gut i've tried, i haven't found much pop.. maybe it works better for you
     
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  22. !<-_->!

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    I find polys to have that nice big exploding sound. Using Signum Megaforce right now and it gives great sound regardless where it is hit on the string bed. Compared to regular synthetics, poly is much louder.
     
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  23. couch

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    And hitting the sweetspot.
     
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