11 February 2016

Tennis Strings II

For someone who has been playing with the same tennis string since 1993, I felt marooned when Gamma Ruff 16 was discontinued.

Despite it being out of production for a number of years, still have a few pieces of this precious commodity left.

In the interim, I tried the Toalson Rencon Devil Spin but I didn't like it.

Anyway, I went down to (nearest tennis pro shop from my place via public transport) and consulted the experts there. They recommended a hybrid combination for me.

Babolat RPM Blast 17 (cross) and Babolat Xcel French Open 17 (main).

Since I am using this hybrid for the first time, it was agreed that we play it safe and try mid tension first at 55 lbs (I normally play high tension at 58 lbs on my Wilson nCode nPro Team and 62 lbs on my Prince Triple Threat Hornet).

I got my racquet back the same day and I can't wait for Sunday to start pounding with the new strings.

Will see how it goes. If this hybrid is suitable, I may opt to move up the tension the next time I restring.

Oh and forget about mail ordering Gamma Ruff 16 from

Image Credit:

- Voxeros

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