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Opinion on Tennis Strings

Published: 20 May 2010 - 12:23 by dpiedra

Updated: 20 May 2010 - 12:23

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I have been breaking strings every 6-8 weeks (playing 4-5 times per week). Using Head racquets (teardrop shaped like the 145 Microgel or 150 Metallix). The layout on these racquest allow for the strings to move a lot as well as rebound (trampoline effect) due to the larger gromit holes at the 12, 3, and 9 spots.

I usually go with normal strings at 27-28 lbs.

I've trued everything pretty much including Ashaway's 18 gauge, 17 gauge, Technifibre, head, and others. A few months ago I met up with the local head rep at a tournament. he suggested I try tennis strings (16 gauge) said that some players will sometimes use either all tennis strings or a combo of squash and tennis on each racquet (horizontal vs verticals).

The strings certainly last longer ... haven't broken them in +3 months but you do have to string them at a lower weight (24-25 lbs). as they are thicker. However I have found that I have better feel on touch shots. Anyone notice this? Any other thoughts on any experience with tennis strings?

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