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Ripper
08-24-2007, 06:03 AM
I know of:

Luxilon TiMo
MSV Hex
Ployfibre Poly Hightec

Any others? Thanks.

nickb
08-24-2007, 06:19 AM
Think thats about it....Pro Supex Big Ace Micro is 1.15 and so is Poly Power Soft...think Luxilon ace comes in 1.12mm.

Ripper
08-24-2007, 06:27 AM
Think thats about it....Pro Supex Big Ace Micro is 1.15 and so is Poly Power Soft...think Luxilon ace comes in 1.12mm.

Yeah, I could have included Lux Ace in that list, because it's only 0.02 mm thicker, but more than that is not of my interest, for what I have in mind.

wxr
08-24-2007, 09:51 AM
BB ace claimes to be 1.12,.. i disagree.. i measured it, and it was around 1,18.
i also measured the polyfibre hightec 1,10 and 1,15 and they are the real diameter i looked again, and the 1,12 ace was definetely thicker than the 1,15 hightec,.

Ripper
08-24-2007, 01:03 PM
BB ace claimes to be 1.12,.. i disagree.. i measured it, and it was around 1,18.
i also measured the polyfibre hightec 1,10 and 1,15 and they are the real diameter i looked again, and the 1,12 ace was definetely thicker than the 1,15 hightec,.

Good to know, thanks.

scotus
08-24-2007, 03:15 PM
I know of:

Luxilon TiMo
MSV Hex
Ployfibre Poly Hightec

Any others? Thanks.

If you get to playtest all these, I would be very interested in finding out which is the most arm-friendly.

Ripper
08-26-2007, 06:24 PM
If you get to playtest all these, I would be very interested in finding out which is the most arm-friendly.

I have some experience with TiMo 1.10. It's a control (and a very good one at that) oriented string and not very arm friendly. From what I've read, the other two are, actually, very arm friendly. I want to playtest MSV Hex 1.10 and Polyfibre Hightec 1.10 at the same time. Again, from what I've read, MSV Hex has the edge (pun intended) on spin and tension maintenance. Yes, I've read that Polyfibre Hightec is very stretchy and loses quite a bit of initial tension, but we'll see...

Edit: However, that last description sounds very familiar to what I used to read about Topspin Poly Polar before I tried it and everyone knows how much I ended liking that string. So, yes, we'll see :)

Voltron
08-26-2007, 06:25 PM
Ripper, you definitely have to post a review of MSV Focus Hex, I'm really interested. :)

Chauvalito
08-26-2007, 06:29 PM
I have some experience with TiMo 1.10. It's a control (and a very good one at that) oriented string and not very arm friendly. From what I've read, the other two are, actually, very arm friendly. I want to playtest MSV Hex 1.10 and Polyfibre Hightec 1.10 at the same time. Again, from what I've read, MSV Hex has the edge (pun intended) on spin and tension maintenance. Yes, I've read that Polyfibre Hightec is very stretchy and loses quite a bit of initial tension. However, that sounds very familiar to what I used to read about Topspin Poly Polar before I tried it and everyone knows how much I ended liking that string. So, we'll see :)

Your description of MSV is spot on. I have it strung in my k95 18x20, and after being strung for a few weeks I can still hit with pace and not compromise control.

The spin available from the string is also quite high despite the dense pattern.

scotus
08-27-2007, 01:07 AM
Add to the list Pacific Poly Power 18. It is listed as 1.09 mm. I have never played with it, but last year's RSI Stringing Selection Guide rates it as the third softest poly.

jivesamba
01-25-2008, 11:43 AM
I would agree... as I said in another post... the BB Ace seems waaaaaaay thicker than 1.12 to me.

racingdad23
01-25-2008, 01:34 PM
Ripper, you definitely have to post a review of MSV Focus Hex, I'm really interested. :)

I'm interested also in hearing about the MSV Hex. I picked up a couple sets on the trade thread in 1.10 but havent gotten around to string it up yet. I also picked up a set of the Polyfibre Hightec on the same thread and we really liked it but had only the one set to test. Really stretchy and durability was as expected (short lived) for the small diameter but performed really well. Definetely worth another try but still have waaaaay too many strings in my collection that we havent gotten around to trying out yet.

Wanting to hear more about MSV Focus Hex.

A Defenseless Creature
01-25-2008, 07:33 PM
A highly rated string at StringForum.

http://www.stringforum.net/ratings.php?sdnr=2858&count=1