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jimbo525
07-13-2008, 08:17 PM
I'm finally breaking my psg duraflex 16 strings each 1-2 months and i want to switch to a string with better durability or better spin beause i typically produce a decent amount of spin with the prince synthetic gut.

I was wondering what kind of string i could get that would produce a lot of topspin but not do to much impact to my elbow because i've had a tennis elbow from using a 9 ounce ncode racquet before.

I currently play with:
Prince o3 blackspeedport, psg duraflex 16 58 lbs.

Zhou
07-13-2008, 08:20 PM
1-2 months with PSGD? How is that bad durability. If you want better spin potential try a thinner gauge.

spkyEngrish
07-13-2008, 09:21 PM
I've seen players rip through syngut in one day, so 1-2 months shouldn't be cause for concern. :confused:

For more spin with syn, try a thinner gauge and/or a textured polyolefin string like Head RIP Control. If you don't mind spending $$, use natural gut. After that, it's poly or kevlar which are not exactly arm friendly.

AJK1
07-13-2008, 09:55 PM
Luxilon Fluoro is great on the arm.

2nd_Serve
07-13-2008, 11:03 PM
There's that yonex string. It's textured, soft, and real spin friendly.

Valjean
07-14-2008, 03:17 AM
Wilson's new one out, Super Spin; here's a playtest: http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/articles/2007/05/wilson_super_spin_16.html. Muted feel is offset for spin purposes by hexagonal design.

hawaii45
07-14-2008, 03:53 AM
i would recomend gosen og micro super.

I used to play onley polyest but I was haveing arm issue. The gosen string offered the same control and spin potental as poly. It is also slightly more durable that psg.

JanusB
07-14-2008, 05:31 AM
If I only broke my springs every 1-2 months I'd try natural gut. Unfortunately they only last approx 2hours for me.

Zach
07-14-2008, 12:35 PM
Luxilon Fluoro is great on the arm.

I've heard that it is much softer than original ALU. What tension are you using for it?

[d]ragon
07-14-2008, 01:34 PM
SPPP and bb ace are pretty soft polys

cyberpower is supposed to really soft too but i;ve never tried it (hav a set at home that i;ve never bothered to use)

AJK1
07-14-2008, 02:51 PM
55 lbs in a Babolat APDC They don't move and hold tension well. Nice string, good feel.

coolblue123
07-27-2008, 04:26 AM
55 lbs in a Babolat APDC They don't move and hold tension well. Nice string, good feel.

Hi AJK1: What strings did you use? Was it poly? I've used the Yonex Polytours, and not having much luck. Looking for something more live'lier (sorry for the typo...) and more shock absorption and spin.

Richie Rich
07-27-2008, 06:09 AM
Wilson's new one out, Super Spin; here's a playtest: http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/articles/2007/05/wilson_super_spin_16.html. Muted feel is offset for spin purposes by hexagonal design.

thanks for the link. the other reviews are interesting too!

Bud
07-27-2008, 06:32 AM
I'm finally breaking my psg duraflex 16 strings each 1-2 months and i want to switch to a string with better durability or better spin beause i typically produce a decent amount of spin with the prince synthetic gut.

I was wondering what kind of string i could get that would produce a lot of topspin but not do to much impact to my elbow because i've had a tennis elbow from using a 9 ounce ncode racquet before.

I currently play with:
Prince o3 blackspeedport, psg duraflex 16 58 lbs.

Klip 18g Natural Gut.

2nd_Serve
07-27-2008, 02:19 PM
You know, O3 with PSGD 1-2 months...That's amazing. If I could keep strings as long as you I would be so happy.

schwuller
07-27-2008, 02:44 PM
reading between the lines of what the original poster wrote: i would advise him to get a stringing machine (assuming hasn't already done so) on the cheap (Klippermate), a reel of the same string he is using, which is a good string, and work on his technique. think about what he said. he said he's using psgd for a month or two in a prince 03! that means his technique is not spinny. if it was, that string would no way be lasting a month or 2. if he's hitting for spin, and the psgd is lasting a month, something is missing from his technique. if psgd is lasting 2 months, your hitting the ball flatter than a tripe sandwich.

schwuller
07-27-2008, 02:47 PM
add: and if you're itching to try something new, go to a reel of the psgd 17. but in this case i guarantee it's the technique and not the string.