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Offline CTDeuce

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String Help.
« on: May 09, 2008, 04:58:18 AM »
I have a VERY powerfull arm.  I hit with a good amount of topspin and sometimes still feel as though my shots go long because of the power I put into them.  Could anyone recommend a string that has low power to try and combat against this? 
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Re: String Help.
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2008, 08:06:15 AM »
I have a VERY powerfull arm.  I hit with a good amount of topspin and sometimes still feel as though my shots go long because of the power I put into them.  Could anyone recommend a string that has low power to try and combat against this? 

One option is something that we've been discussing already. Luxilon, or another Poly type string, like Cyberflash, Babblelot Hurricane Tour. Another is to increase your current tension. The tighter the stringbed, the less inherent power you will get. You third option is to go with an Aramid or Kevlar hybrid, like Prince Pro Blend, or Forten Thin Blend. Kevlar is even deader than Poly.
If you have any history of arm problems both Kevlar and poly string will exacerbate that problem.

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Re: String Help.
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2008, 08:48:31 AM »
But seriously, this sounds like something that needs to be fixed with type of grip (western) or maybe even the swing.  If the ball is going long it is not necessarily something we should ask the string to fix right? 

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Re: String Help.
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2008, 11:32:18 AM »
no offense, and especially not having seen your game, but if one has control issues with poly at 60lb then perhaps it's the swing.
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Re: String Help.
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2008, 04:17:32 PM »
thats possible.  Thanks for the advice.
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Re: String Help.
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2008, 04:24:25 PM »
Hey CTD with your "Play like a champion today" avi.................are you aware that OSU is going to beat Notre Dame down in tennis this Sunday? 

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Re: String Help.
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2008, 04:33:09 PM »
just to elaborate my point james blake will more definitely have control issues if he used your racquets, but thats because he goes 68lb full luxilon alu on a 95in2 18x20 racquet because of his massive flat swing and quick swing speed, but i highly doubt you can put as much work on a ball as he can.  obviously this is more costly but IMO racquet switching would be more helpful at this point than going up in tension or moving to kevlar.
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Re: String Help.
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2008, 11:00:43 PM »
I actually am switching racquets, haha.  I just bought a technifibre 310 used and by suggestion (i think yours actually), i'm going to check out the dunlop mfil200

I am also waiting on demo's to get to my house for the wilson k6.2, wilson ncode 6.2, and Babolat Aeropro drive cortex. 
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Re: String Help.
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2008, 10:44:39 AM »
Have fun with the demos CT and keep us posted as to how you rate each racquet and string job!
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Re: String Help.
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2008, 02:22:24 PM »
Definitely :)
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