View Full Version : Your top strings for each category

12-30-2006, 06:19 PM
Up until now I haven't had my own stringing machine so I've just used hybrids for string longevity. I'm going to get a nice assortment of strings to sample what is out here now (I'm returning to the game from 13yrs or so absence).

What do you recommend I try for:

1. Synthetic Gut - affordable/cheap
2. Synthetic Gut - premium (like Prince Premiere? God I'm old)
2. Poly
3. Hybrid for performance/playability
4. Hybrid for endurance/longevity
5. Hybrid that might satisfy both 3&4 above

12-30-2006, 06:55 PM
1. Synthetic Gut - Gosen Og sheep
2. Synthetic Gut - Multi? Wilson Sensation
2. Poly- Cyberflash
3. Hybrid for performance/playability- Premier ace and og sheep
4. Hybrid for endurance/longevity- Alu Power and og sheep
5. Hybrid that might satisfy both 3&4- Cyberflash and og sheep

I have a few set of some of the strings. Send me an email.


12-30-2006, 07:28 PM
1. PSGD 16g
2. Technifibre x1 Biphase 16g
2. Luxilon ALU Power 16l
3. SPPP and Natural Gut
4. Luxilon and Prince Tournament Nylon
5. Poly Polar and Wilson NXT TOur

12-30-2006, 07:48 PM
Ok I'm the newb...

What is the abbreviation and/or who makes:

2. Poly Polar
4. Cyberflash
5. Premier Ace

12-30-2006, 08:04 PM
What is the abbreviation and/or who makes:

Signum Pro Poly-Plasma (http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACFORTEN-SIGPPP170.html)

2. Poly Polar
Topspin Poly Polar
Prince Synthetic Gut with Duraflex (http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACPRINCE-S16.html)

4. Cyberflash
Topspin Cyber Flash (http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACALPHA-TCF16.html)

5. Premier Ace
Pro-Supex Premier Ace
This poly is not carried by TW, though.

12-30-2006, 08:05 PM
edit: woops, CJ got to it while I was typing.

Steve Huff
12-30-2006, 08:46 PM
Synthetic Gut--Prince Syn w/Duraflex, although Gamma Syn with Wearguard is a close 2nd

Premium Synthetic (multi)--Alpha Sphere. easy on the arm, unique feel with good control.

Poly--Signum Poly Pro Plasma, but I have yet to try the Luxilons. Prince Polygut for a less expensive poly, but I heard this is being discontinued.

Hybrid (perf)--Klip Legend(m)/TNT Fat Core or Head Fibergel Power (C)

Hybrid (dur)--Luxilon 5 Star(M)/Babolat Pro Hurricant (c)

Hybrid (both)--SPPP(m)/ Prince Synthetic w/Duraflex (c)

12-30-2006, 09:01 PM
I would recommend taking a look at stringforum.net. The 2006 String Survey (http://www.stringforum.net/string2006.php) should give you a good idea of what kind of strings are worthy, especially evident among the polyesters.

As for hybrids, Steve Huff has some sound advice. Gosen OG Micro is an excellent string to have around as a cross string; gut, polyester, and multifilament mains all work very well with OG Micro. IMO, the best cost to performance can be achieved through hybriding gut with syn gut, and a great way to make a poly stringbed more playable and springy is through a similar hybrid.

Ljubicic for number1
12-31-2006, 04:13 AM
Head FXP
Cyber flash
I hate hybrids.

12-31-2006, 11:40 AM
1. Gosen OG Sheep 17
2. Gamma Live Wire Professional 17
3. Topspin CF 17
4. Gamma Zo PLus 16L/Gamma Live Wire Professional 16 or Natural Gut
5. Topspin CF 17/Klip Kicker 17