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Giselle Sotelo's Articles – September 2012 Archive (3)

Wilson Pro Staff Classic 6.1

Just strung this gorgeous specimen for someone.  Smaller head, nice tight center string bed, and solid.  Does it play as good as it looks and feels???…

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Added by Giselle Sotelo on September 27, 2012 at 9:28am — 3 Comments

Day 1 -- ALU Power on the Mains, Synthetic Gut on the Crosses, Tension at 61 lbs.

I strung my Prestige Mid at 61 lbs., ALU Power on the mains, synthetic gut on the crosses  (I had previously used these strings but in reverse -- ie, the synthetic gut was on the mains and the ALU Power was on the cross).  At first, this new set up felt like I was hitting the ball with a brick.  Despite exerting a tremendous amount of effort, my balls were barely going past the service box.  It was rough getting used to. Eventually, after about maybe thirty minutes or so, the strings started…

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Added by Giselle Sotelo on September 16, 2012 at 11:37pm — 6 Comments

Strings

So, I'll be test driving different strings (or combination of strings) at varying tensions each month to (1) get a better idea of the strings that are out there, (2) get a feel for different tensions and (3) see what works best for me.  To date, I've basically been stringing Prince sythentic gut on the mains and Luxilon ALU Power or Rough on the crosses (like Roger, except he uses natural gut on the mains which is a little cost prohibitive for me).  I usually tension my strings at 62 lbs…

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Added by Giselle Sotelo on September 16, 2012 at 5:20pm — No Comments

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