Wilson Clash string setup and at what tension

#1
I plan on trying out the new Clash and was wondering what type of string and tension would go well with this racket. I’m a 65 yo 4.0 currently playing with the new Pure Aero and RPM Blast 17g @52lbs
 

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#2
I plan on trying out the new Clash and was wondering what type of string and tension would go well with this racket. I’m a 65 yo 4.0 currently playing with the new Pure Aero and RPM Blast 17g @52lbs
Why not try out the new Clash with the same strings to get a good comparison of the two racquets?
Why the move from the PA to the Clash? 55RA? That RPM Blast can be an arm killer. Lots of information from a seasoned 4.0 playing with RPM -->Calling @ByeByePoly
 
#4
Just not loving the new PA and have developed a little shoulder prob over the last year from a long demo with a Pure Strike. I’ll try the clash with the RPM Blast at 50lbs as I still have a reel. I’ve also got quite a few packs of XOne and was wondering how that would play. Just concerned the access to spin will be more difficult. So the move is because I sold my old Pure Aeros thinking the new one wouldn’t be any different but I just can’t connect with it and find it lower powered than the last edition. So I’m hoping for a nice low flex racket with good power and being more arm friendly than my PA..btw the arm probs was from the Pure Strike strung with Signum Pro...the RPM Blast has never bothered my arm amazingly enough.
 

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#9
I ordered the Clash Tour and I plan on stringing it with Luxilon Alu Power at 50lbs. From my understanding, the Clash is better strung at lower tensions than high.
 
#11
I have tried at least 2-3 on the prototype which was of the Tour version an loved it with a Gut/poly blend of wilson gut/lux alu power.

Gives me plenty of plow through so even at a higherntenion I feel that even with a poly/multi blend it would still.be amazingly comfortable.

Since you're trying out new things... check out the Luxilon Smart String I had a chance to string one up and the feed back was amazing for a full bed at low tension. I could imagine even better kn a hybrid
 
#12
Thanks for the info. I will for sure try the Lux Smart at a low tension. When you say low you mean like 50lbs or even lower. Click above likes the 4g at 44lbs. I’m in new territory with low tensions, but imagine it’s just trial and error to see what works best. Really great advice tho !
 
#13
Thanks for the info. I will for sure try the Lux Smart at a low tension. When you say low you mean like 50lbs or even lower. Click above likes the 4g at 44lbs. I’m in new territory with low tensions, but imagine it’s just trial and error to see what works best. Really great advice tho !
The best way to approach low tension is to just do it. Adjust your swing a little in order to get depth dialed in. Do go into your session with a “I know this is lower than I’ve ever gone so I expect everything to go out” mentality.
 
#14
I plan on trying out the new Clash and was wondering what type of string and tension would go well with this racket. I’m a 65 yo 4.0 currently playing with the new Pure Aero and RPM Blast 17g @52lbs
i would try the clash with the new string thats coming out at the same time
the luxilon smart @52lbs
i would also consider trying the clash with b.rpm at 44lbs,, as @cluckcluck said, you have to try it,, plus wilson recommends stringing the wilson clash at low tensions, FullBed.poly will work comfortably at 44lbs

after i wrote this, i read your post a #12,, i guess were thinking alike, haaa
 
#17
Yes. Might as well. The spacing between strings is ample.
Unfortunately the local tennis shops don’t have the 4G..they have the different types of Alu and Element. They also have Solinco, Yonex and Babolat. Possibly I can get some 4G when a friend comes over to visit. Btw I live in Bangkok so can get a lot but not everything.
 
#18
I tried a couple different setups with the Clash Tour Playtest. I only do full poly. I use Solinco Hyper g17 @ 56 currently with the Clash Tour. Tried my usual 48pds but felt the ball fly a bit on me. When I used Alu Power at 52 it felt great. But I am going to try 4 G next, I think the stiffer the poly the lower you can go with the tension. Just my opinion.
 
#20
My Clash Tour arrives on Monday, I already have a few packs of Alu Powers and I’m so tempered to string it with that. I ordered the Luxilon Smart String and that comes in the next day (Tuesday). Patience is a virtue right. :sneaky:
 
#21
Sounds like a good lineup of prospects to try. I’ll for sure be interested in how the different playtests went. I’m going to try the non tour racket first to see how that is. It’s a bit light for me but I’m willing to forget that and go in open minded. I’ll try the smart string when I can get some brought over to me at some point
 
#23
I have tried at least 2-3 on the prototype which was of the Tour version an loved it with a Gut/poly blend of wilson gut/lux alu power.

Gives me plenty of plow through so even at a higherntenion I feel that even with a poly/multi blend it would still.be amazingly comfortable.

Since you're trying out new things... check out the Luxilon Smart String I had a chance to string one up and the feed back was amazing for a full bed at low tension. I could imagine even better kn a hybrid
What tension did you use on the Gut/poly?

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#27
What tension did you use on the Gut/poly?
I use VS Team/Revolve with 53/51 in the Tour Version. Perfect for me , 53 lbs sounds low for gut but plays great in this flex frame.
Yesterday, I tried VS Team/Cream with 53/51 in the non Tour Version(289g) ( +Tourna Pro Ge Basis Grip, 4g lead total 3+9, 323g ready to play)
I did not like it, unplayable for me, after ten minutes I changed to the Tour Version with VS/Revolve.
Today, I restrung the cross into Revolve 16 and try again the non Tour Version.
 
#28
I demoed the regular Clash twice with Luxilon 4G at 50lbs and it felt good so you could try that, but I also demoed the Tour with Luxilon Smart at 50lbs and it felt 10 times better for my game. I prefer heavier racquets and the Tour feels more stable to me. I just bought a Tour strung with Hyper G at 50lbs so I'll let you know how that compares to the Smart. I like the bite you get from Hyper G and it's not an extremely stiff poly in my opinion. I used to play natural gut in mains of my old racquet with Hyper G's in crosses at 48lbs and it feels amazing, but that was Volkl PB Mid 10 stick and Hyper G chews through gut or multifiliment quick so if money isn't an issue that is a nice mix. In terms of how the Smart plays, it has an interesting feel, it's kind of springy and my arm didn't hurt at all after 1hr of intense hitting with a pro. I actually liked the Smart and hoping I like Hyper G in the Tour more. I've spoken to some players and they said their arms, shoulders, etc., haven't hurt even with full beds of poly in the Clash so I think you can get away with stiffer strings in the Clash due to how flexible and soft it is. I'm 5.0 level.
 
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