What modifications have you made to your Lime K7? Did I add lead and leather grip? I already had the duel g 330g, and I agree with you that the feeling of connection with the ball in it is incomparable. I would say that in this sense, the duel is the best racket I played in this respect.My ex is from Vilnius, so many pictures of the lakehouse on her FB. Watched "The Other Dream Team" with her and her friends, they cried at the end. Required watching.
Also had first full hit with K7 Lime today. At 355g, 32cm, Gosen AK Pro (waiting for VS Team in the mail) mains @57lbs, Max Power Rough 18 crosses @47 lbs on a hand crank machine. I really had to take a full cut to keep it in but I also had a serious tailwind. With my similar spec Duel G and Tour G with Champions Choice I don't have to go through the ball as much, seems really important with the 18x20. But I was crushing the forehand, very intoxicating. The OHBD was not as lethal as with the Yonex, but it was grooving more after two hours.
Volleys were great, pickups and half volleys, when the ball was at a low velocity, did not work out as great, is does not pop off the strings like the Yonex. It was also 45 degrees, but the Yonex reacted better with those shots. Slice was almost as good when doing normal underspin, but not on par when carving sidespin. Probably because the hoop is a lot more stable. I guess it's a trade off, but the Lime swings so much easier than the Yonex, it does not feel feel it's weight when slicing through the air. I did not attempt to serve in the because of the wind.
The Lime does not feel as connected as the Yonex, not as much feedback and that organic '90s graphite feel. I kind dubbed it a "NASA feel," I can't say I've hit anything like it, but it's a very nice feeling, very comfy and prolly better for my arm, that Twaron is doing it's job, that "Head feel" feel people go on about.
I'm new to the 18x20 world, 16x20 is what I'm used to, but this blows away the UT and PPMP I recently demoed. The UT is just round and awkward feeling, the PPMP feels too plasticky. I'd say Paul has a runaway hit with this Lime. Shame the K7 Red I tried (first batch) was really flimsy and did not take weight well. Also the string pattern looks like a Belgian waffle.
Also, I posted earlier, the is a trap door, just need to use a small flathead to get it off. There is silicon in there, almost to the end, but enough room to put a bit of putty if needed. Cap pops right back on, not as easy as normal trap door, but it's there.
Any recommendations to get more pop/reaction with pickups/half volleys? Should I go down on my gut mains, 52 lbs, 46 Max Power Rough 18g crosses? Or go even thinner with my crosses? Hyper G comes in 20g.
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