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fastdunn
10-12-2004, 04:13 PM
What is (are) your favorite string(s) you play with ?

For example, I mainly play with Laserfibre Supreme 17
but sometimes experiment with other mutli-filaments.
3 out of 5 times I play with the LF and twice with other multi's.

Other example, my friend exclusively play with the original
Prince Synthetic Guts only. He consumes 20 - 30 packages per year... and would not experiment with other strings..

I would like to hear as many players as possible.
Thanks !!

Anonymous
10-12-2004, 04:16 PM
luxilon ti-mo

sure it feels dead, but at least it plays consistant throughout its life and its quite durable.

Rackethead
10-12-2004, 04:54 PM
bow brand 17g and technifibre 515 17g

a529612
10-12-2004, 06:53 PM
Prince Synthetic Gut 17g. Want to try 18g.

Ronaldo
10-12-2004, 07:31 PM
Pacific Tournament Pro gut

ragnaROK
10-12-2004, 08:09 PM
I really like Laser Supreme too but I'm in the same boat as ur friend. Recently I've been trying Ashaway Monogut and Luxilon ALU and maybe i'll switch.

prince
10-12-2004, 08:21 PM
laserfiber phenom xrc when i have a lot of dough

gosen og sheep micro when i dont have $$$$$

Shaolin
10-12-2004, 08:44 PM
Its super cheap and stiff with no feel, but I love Babolat Ballistic Polymono 17. Good spin, lasts well, very low power. Great for big hitters that can find a racquet low power enough and need a low power string.

My setup: LM Prestige Mp strung at 70, wilson pro overgrip

Also playing PS 6.1 Classic, strung at 72

Possibly switching to Prestige Mid.

AndyC
10-13-2004, 01:26 AM
Bow Brand Natural Gut 16L/17 Mains with Bow Brand Synth Gut Crosses

For the stringjobs I do for my friends it tends to be a Bow Brand T2000 which is a multifilament core with a wrap around it or if they prefer a monofilament core then the Bow Brand Superspin.

fastdunn
10-13-2004, 02:52 AM
so some of you stick to one string and some of you continue
experimenting, right?

Flatspin
10-13-2004, 03:01 AM
Tried many combinations on my i Prestige mid. For some reason Bobolat Powergy 16 pre-stretched and strung at 56 -58lbs on a lock-out maching feels perfect. Nothing fancy ... no hybriding ..... has a comfortable feel ..... pockets the ball ....... that crisp "pop" response that I always look for. Durability is very good for a synthetic ( solid core + two multi wraps. Works for me!!!

Gaines Hillix
10-13-2004, 05:22 AM
I'm using Bab Hurricane and Lux ALU Power at the moment. I like them both for the combinaton of controllable power and durability they provide.

Jerry Seinfeld
10-13-2004, 05:50 AM
I'm currently hooked on the Yonex 850 and 880ti. Strung them up just to playtest and don't want to change!!! :-)

10s99
10-13-2004, 06:36 AM
AlphaGut 2000 16ga

but, i will say that Bab. Powergy is my favorite - just a breaks fast and costs more than the alpha.

Kick Serve
10-13-2004, 07:12 AM
Tecnifibre Promix 17g. The best of both worlds (poly/multi).

alleycat
10-13-2004, 09:04 AM
I've been trying various multi's for a couple of years: NXT, Max Comfort, NRG2, TRC, Alphagut, Sensation, and think I have found my favorite in Yonex tour super 850 pro. Just replaced a set with Gosen AK pro, which is a nice crisp wound psuedo multi, but plan to go back to the super 850 pro when these break. Still curious about laserfibre supreme though.

Power Game
10-13-2004, 09:41 AM
Still experimenting but i like
Tecnifibre x-one biphase,
Laserfibre classic syn gut
Natural gut
Head ultra Tour
Head Fibergel power
Technifibre promix, spinfire
WIlson sensation

and various hybrids of all this

Brad Smith
10-13-2004, 10:37 AM
NRG2 18. Closest synthetic to NG I've ever used and works great in my PC600.

Hyperstate
10-13-2004, 11:36 AM
Kirschbaum Competition @ 64 lbs on a customised Prince Diablo MP. Experiment with other polys from time to time.

fastdunn
10-13-2004, 11:52 AM
NRG2 18. Closest synthetic to NG I've ever used and works great in my PC600.

I tried this only once a few years ago (exaclty on same frame)
and lasted 2 and half set.... :)

dewey4262
10-13-2004, 12:55 PM
Unique Big Hitter and more recently Laserfibre Kryptonite.

BigboyDan
10-13-2004, 05:31 PM
VS 17.

Matt H.
10-13-2004, 09:46 PM
part of having your own stringing machine is the fun in experimenting with new string.

However, my mw 200g loves Babolat VS Gut Team 17g.

Jaro
10-14-2004, 05:04 AM
Luxilon TiMo 17g, but recently I strung one of my Diablos with Laserfibre Kryptonite (Signum Pro Poly Plasma).
I'm impressed and it is much cheaper than TiMo (200m coil costs 40 Euro only).

StringBreaker
10-14-2004, 06:23 AM
Bab Pro Hurricane 17, love the stuff.

Gonna get my sticks done this weekend with pro hurricane/vs natural gut hybrid, looking forward to it.

djones
10-14-2004, 08:06 AM
Luxilon TiMo 17g, but recently I strung one of my Diablos with Laserfibre Kryptonite (Signum Pro Poly Plasma).
I'm impressed and it is much cheaper than TiMo (200m coil costs 40 Euro only).I got this string too, but how about their new string, the Signum Pro Poly Megaforce, it's harder than the Poly Plasma, but I haven't tried it yet.

Brad Smith
10-14-2004, 08:43 AM
NRG2 18. Closest synthetic to NG I've ever used and works great in my PC600.

I tried this only once a few years ago (exaclty on same frame)
and lasted 2 and half set.... :)

Agree that's it's not a durable string -- it lasts 8-10 hours for me -- but in terms of playability it's the best synthetic I've ever used.

RedGinseng
10-14-2004, 10:31 PM
I use cheap strings, Prince Synthetic 17g, Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16g (I love it. it softens my prostaff 6.0 95. Promix was too stiff for me) I will experiment with other cheap strings for a while. then when I have enough money, I will pick up the Tecnifibre X-One Biphase, NRG2 and Prince Premiere Softflex to see how good they are.

Let
10-15-2004, 02:30 AM
Nothing works better than Big Banger ACE 18 in my PC600.

Benjamin
10-15-2004, 04:56 AM
Kirschbaum Super Smash Honey 17g in my Wilson Hyper ProStaff 6.1

Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power 16L in my Prince Original Graphite mid

Benjamin

PHSTennis
10-15-2004, 07:25 PM
I used to like multis but they break to fast then I used poly and those last too long, then I finally used synthetic and I lovwe them my favorites ate: Gosen Sheep Mircro 17G and Prince Synthetic Og 17g... I string them at high tensions and it works very well...

Jaro
10-19-2004, 03:52 AM
Luxilon TiMo 17g, but recently I strung one of my Diablos with Laserfibre Kryptonite (Signum Pro Poly Plasma).
I'm impressed and it is much cheaper than TiMo (200m coil costs 40 Euro only).I got this string too, but how about their new string, the Signum Pro Poly Megaforce, it's harder than the Poly Plasma, but I haven't tried it yet.

Unfortunatrly I haven't tried Megaforce.

intense2b
10-19-2004, 08:07 PM
Luxilon bb ace 18....greatest string on earth.

PurePrestige
10-19-2004, 08:15 PM
Best of the strings,
Luxilon BB Alu for low tensions
Gamme Livewire Professional XP for high tensions
Poly you use to string lower and still achieve a deadened feel from them, while with a Multi you can go to a higher tension without losing power.

jediknightdan
10-21-2004, 08:05 AM
NXT 18 gage

fastdunn
10-21-2004, 06:24 PM
For those who are interested, following strings have been
mentioned so far


2 Luxilon bb ace 18
4 Luxilon BB ALU Power
Luxilon Ti-Mo
2 Bow Brand Gut
Gamma LiveWisre Prof. XP
Wilson NXT
Wilson Sensation
3 Gosen Sheep Micro
4 Prince Synthetic Gut
2 Yonex Tour Super Pro
Technifibre NRG2
Technifibre 515
2 Technifibre Promix
Technifibre Spinfire
Technifibre X-One Biphase
Krischbaum Competition
Kirschbaum Super Smash Honey
Unqiue Big Hitter
Laserfibre Supreme
Laserfibre Kryptonite
Laserfibre Phenom xrc
Laserfibre Classic Synthetic Gut
2 Babolat VS Natural Gut
2 Babolat Pro Hurricane
Babolat Ballistic Polymono
Babolat Powergy
Pacific Tournament Pro Gut
Ashaway Monogut
Alpha Gut 2000
Head Ultra Tour
Head Fibergel Power

If there is no number, it's mentioned only once.
But note that some people have 1 favorite string but some
people still experimenting many....

John C
10-27-2004, 10:01 AM
NRG2 18 gauge

kreative
10-27-2004, 11:53 AM
still experimenting, but like poly hybrids (poly mains/syn gut crosses). favorites are kirsch competition, and timo 17.

morten
10-27-2004, 12:34 PM
tecnifibre extrem 900 15gauge(1.44)

WYK
10-28-2004, 08:07 PM
I used to experiment. WHen I found Bow brand 16L for less than $20, I stopped. It plays well, lasts a decent amount of time. It feels great, sounds great, and adds some power to my Diablo Mid.

WYK

Swan Song
10-28-2004, 08:48 PM
I use VS 17gauge on the mains and ALU Rough 16L gauge on the crosses at 26.0 and 24.5 kilograms.

Gaines Hillix
10-30-2004, 06:44 AM
I like LUX ALU Power 16L best followed by Bab Pro Hurricane, both at 58 lbs. in a PK Laver Type S.

gmlasam
10-30-2004, 03:49 PM
My current favorite is Lux TiMo 17 on all my 80's POG mid. Second would be Prince original syn. gut 17 without duraflex.

phototennis
10-30-2004, 04:08 PM
i use Gosen Arramix Pro 18's and Gamma TNT2 17's on my crosses.