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nyc
08-23-2007, 07:53 PM
Ok, long post for measly 19.5 feet of string:

I'm stringing Hybrid Kirschbaum Comp 1.25 mains with Gosen OG Sheep Micro 17 crosses, and have been looking for a softer, more powerful replacement for the Gosen string.

I had a set of Iso-Speed professional 17 lying around and strung up a racquet with that and fell in love with it. Great balance of control, power and comfort - exactly what I was looking for. As luck would have it, TW stopped selling the Iso-Speed Pro, and no U.S. retailer seems to carry the reels of it (I string myself, so reels make a lot more sense)

When I looked for a replacement in the vicinity of the Iso-speed Pro on http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/issues/200609/200609stringselector.html all I can seem to find is head strings that come as part of Hybrids or strings that most retailers don't carry.

So now I'm looking for recommendations for the sub-10$ sets that are available as reels with similar power and comfort characteristics to the Iso-Speed Po with more durability - any ideas?

Zets147
08-23-2007, 08:04 PM
what about iso speed control? those are pretty solid strings also

nickarnold2000
08-23-2007, 08:27 PM
Forten Sweet 17. It's softer than the Gosen sheep and I like it better. I also haven't noticed a difference in quality between the individual packets and reels.

scotus
08-23-2007, 10:54 PM
TW carries Head Rip Control and it's cheap.

bagung
08-24-2007, 03:54 PM
is TW stop selling it or run out of stock...?

kirbster123
08-24-2007, 08:19 PM
Rip control is much different than Iso-speed control.

nyc
08-25-2007, 04:46 PM
Ack, got hit with a really humid day today and the Iso-Speed crapped out - lost all tension in the whole string bed.

Still looking for comfortable, powerful alternatives that don't break the bank..

nickb
08-26-2007, 05:13 AM
Ack, got hit with a really humid day today and the Iso-Speed crapped out - lost all tension in the whole string bed.

Still looking for comfortable, powerful alternatives that don't break the bank..

For the crosses in your hybrid: head fibergel