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Old 2017-03-25, 16:42   #1
Join Date: Jun 2011
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Default Looking for something that doesn't lose tension

I've been using ALU Power for a while and I get about 7 hours out of a set before it loses tension and control. I've already ordered another reel so I'll be using it for a little while at least but I'd like to know if there's something out there that will hold its tension better, even if the other playing characteristics aren't as good. What I like about ALU is the control and spin. I counter the arm harshness with a very comfortable racquet. I'm open to 15 gauge strings too.
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Old 2017-03-26, 07:43   #2
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Just curious, what is your "very comfortable racquet"?

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Old 2017-03-26, 14:25   #3
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The comfortable frames are the tgt293.2s that I bought from Stein back in 2011. They have 15 grams of lead tape from 10:00 to 2:00 and I've been using these since 2012 outside of a little time with some tgk238.4s when the tgt293.2s were at the stringer, and a short RF97 playtest.

I had a bad bought of golfers elbow with the KPS88 and generally have to use fairly comfortable frames since then.
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Old 2017-03-29, 15:19   #4
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Okay, thanks. Good to year these tgt293.2s frames are comfortable.
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Old 2017-03-31, 03:46   #5
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Try Head Hawk 1.25. It's a firm crisp strings, spin potential is fairly decent for a round polyester, and tension maintenance is decent as well. I'm currently using the TGT 293.2 as well. Price of admission prohibits me to use Luxilon Alu Power, therefore, I have settled with Head Hawk.


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Old 2017-08-07, 15:30   #6
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If you want durability, go hybrid NGut in the mains and Poly Cross. It's not just durability, you won't sacrifice a lot of spin compared to full poly. Durability for playability is highest I've experienced.

I have Klip Legend 15L main at 65 lb main and Tornado 129 cross at 60lb lasts me 12 matches and counting and about 10+ hrs of rally and still holding strong (2 months total so far). It feels like I just strung it days ago. Best of all doesn't hurt my arm compared to fully poly and poly/multi setup.

It's a matter of poly cross and tension to make the best of the gut main and durability. I"m currently looking for a better poly cross, this time round poly and choosing Pro Line II 129 for my next setup with Gut.

I think everyone should try this setup for arm issue and durability. I was skeptical about it too but I'm glad I did. Expensive but actually cheaper if you find your right setup so you won't have to restring often.
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Old 2017-08-10, 21:59   #7
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I recently started using "Infinity tour" by PrimeTeam, It lasted me for about 4 weeks playing about 8/hours per week and didn't lose a lot of tension!

It added a lot of pop to my serve and groundstrokes as well! It feels like my serve is about 5MPH faster! I love this string!!!
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Old 2017-09-10, 15:04   #8
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I play with tgt 293.2 too and I had the same issue. I am playing with alu power in mains and pro line II 1.25 cross. I works all wright for me. Better if you put 1.20 of the proline but loose tension a couple of hours before broken it.
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Old 2017-10-15, 18:01   #9
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Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23....best choice price/quality ratio Forever

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Old 2017-12-09, 13:21   #10
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Poly Plasma is a nice string that I am using (1.18), for sure the best price / quality ratio, but Max Power is holding tension better (I am using 1.20) in an 18x20 frame.
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