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saxon
04-20-2008, 03:46 PM
can anyone recommend either a really soft poly or a really crisp synthetic gut?

TonyB
04-20-2008, 04:59 PM
Prince PSGD 17g (crisp)

or

Weiscannon Silverstring 1.20 (soft)

Valjean
04-20-2008, 05:23 PM
Gosen's OG Sheep Micro Super JC.

Fedace
04-20-2008, 05:40 PM
can anyone recommend either a really soft poly or a really crisp synthetic gut?

Soft Poly would be Pro Supex Big ace and Blue gear. and also SPPP is soft as well. and crisp Multi would be Technifibre X-1 biphase.

Babb
04-20-2008, 05:49 PM
^^^^
In my experience, X1 is much more soft than crisp.

Stan
04-20-2008, 06:11 PM
WeissCannon Match Power - soft copoly

jonolau
04-20-2008, 06:50 PM
Gosen Polylon SP and Pro Supex Poly Power Soft top my list.

Both settle down post-stringing to a nice soft level to provides lots of useful power and pop, and feel like a stiff syn gut with the benefits of little/no string movement like all polys.

saxon
04-20-2008, 07:04 PM
well i've got to ask, pro supex is not sold on tennis warehouse right? and y is it so good?

Klatu Verata Necktie
04-20-2008, 07:30 PM
The softest poly I've experienced is Topspin Cyberpower. It's much softer than Signum.

Casey10s
04-20-2008, 07:37 PM
The softest polys that I have seen are:

Luxilon Fluoro 123
WeissCannon Silverstring 1.20

and a little more stiffer

Topspin Syber Power

ledor
04-20-2008, 07:44 PM
Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.18 only, there is definite spin added. The bigger gaugues don't do anything but hold tension really well, as my Natural Gut still has a great feeling to it combined with SPPP 16g.

Topspin CyberPower and CyberFlash, try those.

Miami Tiburon
04-20-2008, 07:52 PM
The new Tecnifibre TGV they claim nothing in the market right now is softer

scotus
04-20-2008, 09:57 PM
The new Tecnifibre TGV they claim nothing in the market right now is softer

But polyurethane is not considered "poly."

Ljubicic for number1
04-20-2008, 10:16 PM
Poly Polar is the softest I have experienced, Its not only soft it is crisp and has a very unique feel that you just cant find anywhere else. Tension maintinance is poor though compared to other polys.

ARNICOLINI
04-21-2008, 03:00 AM
Signum PPP Pure 1.18 is a nice soft poly.

Crisp syn gut - Prince Syn Gut Multi
Or a little cripser - Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16

saxon
04-21-2008, 03:52 AM
how long does it take for a poly to go dead?

i played for 7 hours wit mine and it either is dead or i just got really lazy and tired

Miami Tiburon
04-21-2008, 04:43 AM
Pro Supex has a good sampler pack of soft polys very inexpensive.I got it once and found that Poly Polar was the softest of the bunch.

TenniseaWilliams
04-21-2008, 05:53 AM
Softest poly I have ever used would be Polyfibre TCS

Here is a link to USRSA poly stiffness ranking for some objective data
http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/issues/200709/stringmap_poly.html

ARNICOLINI
04-21-2008, 08:58 AM
Interesting link TenniseaWilliams.

Anyone who likes soft poly ever tried the TF Promix? I am curious how well their tests relates to actual play.

I have only tried a couple of polys but this may add a couple to the must try list.

fastdunn
04-21-2008, 10:08 AM
ProSupex Big Ace plays like somewhere between poly and synthetic gut.

jmsx521
04-21-2008, 10:12 AM
Poly Polar is the softest I have experienced, Its not only soft it is crisp and has a very unique feel that you just cant find anywhere else. Tension maintinance is poor though compared to other polys.Aren't soft and crisp different? Soft absorbs, while crisp has harsher sound and is harder.

_mats_
04-21-2008, 06:54 PM
ever heard of nylon polymer?

AlpineCadet
04-21-2008, 07:01 PM
can anyone recommend either a really soft poly or a really crisp synthetic gut?
Hands down, CyberPower is the softest poly I've used. I've used Poly Polar, Enudro Pro, Enduro Tour, BB Alu, Lux Ace, Timo, BB Orig, Alu Supersense, Bab Duralast, Pro Hurricane, Pro Hurricane Tour, Polylon, Polylon SP, CyberFlash, Head Ultra Tour, Kirsh. Competition, Prince Tour, and Signum Poly Pro Plasma, (etc. might be leaving a few out.)

As for crisp synthetic gut, I'd go with Prince Syn Gut/Lighting. Gosen would be nice, but they have no durability whatsoever and aren't as elastic as the PSG/L.

ledor
04-21-2008, 07:04 PM
Nice list there. I've used BB Original, BB Alu Power, BB Alu Power Rough, BB Orig Rough, Pro Hurricane Tour, Polylon, SPPP, Timo. I'm using CyberPower now.

Ljubicic for number1
04-21-2008, 11:27 PM
Aren't soft and crisp different? Soft absorbs, while crisp has harsher sound and is harder.


No I don't believe you can only have one or the other, The polar is much softer than say cyber flash but its not muted and spongy like some soft polys "premier ace, big ace" for examples. I find it to be comfortable on contact but still offer nice crisp feedback. TCS also has this nice characteristic.

AlpineCadet
04-26-2008, 10:48 PM
I just hit with a new orange colored string from the Gamma Zo line called Zo Tour. It was SOFTER than CP, and it even had more ball bite. My regular strokes in the 18x20 pattern had pretty amazing kick with the new strings compared to the CP I regularly use. :cry: I just bought a reel of CP, and now I'm wishing I hadn't.

jonolau
04-26-2008, 11:06 PM
No I don't believe you can only have one or the other, The polar is much softer than say cyber flash but its not muted and spongy like some soft polys "premier ace, big ace" for examples. I find it to be comfortable on contact but still offer nice crisp feedback. TCS also has this nice characteristic.

I would agree with Ljub. Crisp and comfortable are more compatible.

m1stuhxsp4rk5
04-26-2008, 11:08 PM
i did a hybrid with big ace and kirschbaum super smash and it feels really soft but i did use some power pads

saxon
04-27-2008, 04:09 AM
i've just found a great combonation that i like, luxilon bb ace 112 (18) for the mains at 60 and sensation 17 at 58. really playable but i gotta se if they'le last

saxon
04-27-2008, 04:10 AM
smiley was saposed to be 18 guage

hoodjem
04-27-2008, 05:27 AM
I tried SPPP 1.18 and Forten Sweet (fairly soft synth) and for me, it was too soft--indeed rather mushy.

The softest I've tried is Signum Pro Poly Plasma. Thanks, but no thanks.

uabucks
04-27-2008, 07:10 AM
I tried SPPP 1.18 and Forten Sweet (fairly soft synth) and for me, it was too soft--indeed rather mushy.

The softest I've tried is Signum Pro Poly Plasma. Thanks, but no thanks.

Hoodjem,

This is where hybrids are confusing--I saw your other posts about whether cross-strings matter.
Now, what if instead of the soft forten, you used a nice crisp synth or
multi--your impression of the SPPP might be totally different?
If you used a klip scorcher, or gamma tnt, x-1, XP, or gosen JC or ...
the cross would make a difference. Would cost a bit more, but still
a reasonable set up. I think most use a cheap soft cross to soften
the poly, but if the poly is softer, a better crisper cross string gives you
the best set up--a quality cross, and a softer more responsive poly
in the mains.
I have been using gamma tnt 16 proplus ($7.95 on TW closeout)
for my crosses--I find it more responsive than cheap soft synth gut
setups.

dcd1988
05-07-2008, 03:28 PM
sensation and pro hurricane 16

kv123
05-09-2008, 04:21 AM
Pro hurricanes

Gellin
05-09-2008, 04:48 AM
I've played with SPPP and it is definitely one of the softer co-polys out there.

IceNineTX
05-09-2008, 05:08 AM
The softest poly I've experienced is Topspin Cyberpower. It's much softer than Signum.

Cyberpower is soft for sure. When I had someone string it at the popular tennis shop in Houston, he commented that it was the softest he had seen. He had the other 3 stringers come over just to feel it.