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Tennis stringing myths busted!


David Frank

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19 COMMENTS

  1. Liam Nolan Posted on January 7, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    A stringing legend when I started in 1985 and he is still regarded with sainthood by top stringers, a much respected "stringing guru" Liam 

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  2. joseph hamtol Posted on January 9, 2016 at 5:52 am

    40% what about the rest of the players and what would the rankings be f the 40 %? u r the best at this thanks

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  3. Sue Cullen Posted on April 1, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Love this guy, merci!

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  4. TomNook77 Posted on April 25, 2016 at 6:11 am

    He makes it sound like you have to have pro athlete with guns like Nadal to use full poly. BEEEEEP that's a dragon and I'm killin that one. I'd say highschool or experienced middleschooler and up is fine for full poly. If you're a baseliner and love taking big cuts and producing lots of spin then try them out. I had used a poly/synthetic hybrid string setup and I wasn't very consistent with it. I picked up a co-poly "gamma moto 17g" for my graphene speed pro and I have absolutely loved it. I was hammering serves and able to get amazing spin and kick to my shots. It also has really good durability compared to others from what I hear. I got it strung in late December and I am now(April) beginning to notice that the tension has gotten a bit too loose to shrug off and the performance I'm getting now is definitely not as good as when they were first strung. I play club tennis for my college and we practice 3 times a week except I haven't been able to make the majority of them. Vokl Cyclone is another that's supposed to be good. Test different string out though. Everyone drools over the RPM blast / VS gut hybrid but I didn't like them too well. Don't let this dude tell you what strings you should / shouldn't use, find out yourself.

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  5. gumbo Posted on October 23, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    "People believe that the ball slides and then touches the frame." uhh what? Who thinks this? Certainly no one that has ever played tennis.

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  6. Mohan Mysore Posted on March 5, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Very useful info

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  7. Miguel Pessanha Posted on March 29, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Some of these "dragons" are bullshit. Who thinks the ball slides from the strings and touches the frame? Who thinks higher tension gives you power?

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  8. Miguel Pessanha Posted on March 29, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Where is he from? France or France?

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  9. Ay Caramba Posted on April 10, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Great job dude.

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  10. Nelly Nelson Posted on June 1, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    wish I found this about 3 days ago when I was being educated by a parent that their 12 y/o should be using poly and I didn't know what I was on about. I've copied and pasted it to him. We can but hope he learns something.

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  11. Tinyant watchingu Posted on June 7, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    It is traditional thinking that thinner string has better bite and spin of a ball. But, would thicker string has more contact volume with the ball; thus, thicker string creates more rotations?

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  12. Thomas Mok Posted on June 22, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    I wish that you could make strings like the Rafael Nadal RPM blast have an additional colour where the strings are mainly green (same sort of green as the rackets) and black logo.

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  13. En A Posted on July 12, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    this is a dragon again, kill it :DDDD

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  14. 勇気きみこ Posted on September 7, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Yonex Poly Tour Fire, full bed @31.75kg to get the control I want. Get Wrekt.

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  15. ERNESTO VELAZQUEZ Posted on September 27, 2018 at 12:12 am

    I want a babolat. 🙁

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  16. juanchoja Posted on December 27, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    A thicker beam gives you more power the thicker the beam, the more power, the thinner the beam, the more control and less power it gives you. So in contest, you could say that a thicker beam might give you more spin because a thick beam would be lighter and more powerful, making you swing faster and give you more power to generate. The other side is that, if you hit it too hard, you'll get your spin, but you'll over hit. It depends on your playing style and level. Players lie Djokovic play with a Head Speed Pro, which has a thinner beam, and the string pattern is closed (18 x 20) which means, less ball pocketing from the string bed and less power from the racket beam, but a player like Djokovic, who is a big hitter, has a lot of power to generate on his own, which also gives him the spin he needs out of a 18x 20 so a thick beam will give him too much power. If you are a big hitter and need accuracy, a thinner beam, and you will eventually generate more spin. If you are a recreational beginner/intermediate, then thicker beam will give you more spin because it will give you more power which is what you need.

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  17. Joe Star Posted on March 13, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    What you do have against dragons?

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  18. wksoh Posted on June 8, 2019 at 3:47 am

    Multi is too soft and overly powerful, poly too stiff and loses tension. Cheap Nylon is right in the middle and holds tension so well. But nobody likes :)?

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