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chiapants226
01-08-2009, 04:29 AM
hi guys,
i'm looking to add more power to my game, and i was wondering what is the best string for power, without sacrificing control?

thanks.

origmarm
01-08-2009, 04:32 AM
I would say that gut is the most powerful string type. VS for me has the most power of the guts that I've tried. Coming from a Poly hybrid though you may find you hit long a fair bit initially.

Bad Dog
01-08-2009, 06:51 AM
Babolat Xcel Power; good control as well.

jim e
01-08-2009, 07:26 AM
I would say that gut is the most powerful string type. VS for me has the most power of the guts that I've tried. Coming from a Poly hybrid though you may find you hit long a fair bit initially.

I will 2nd this. Good advise.

swedechris
01-08-2009, 07:27 AM
gut did it for me.. after .. by some margin,tf x-one bipase and bab xcel power are good.

sk8ing
01-08-2009, 12:51 PM
Gut
dude u dont need to get used to it
it just enhances you.

Djokovicfan4life
01-08-2009, 12:53 PM
Another vote for gut here.

MarrratSafin
01-08-2009, 01:19 PM
Another vote for gut..

ag200boy
01-08-2009, 01:22 PM
i personaly dont like gut... too soft for me

larry10s
01-09-2009, 03:59 AM
Tecnifibre Xr3 16 (Link) 05/01/2008 3.58 3.24 3.53 3.50 3.63 3.89 3.37 3.37 3.26 3.49
Prince Premier w/Softflex 16 (Link) 03/01/2004 3.51 3.46 3.56 3.46 3.38 3.54 3.33 3.28 3.15 3.41
Wilson Ultimate Duo 16L/16 (Link) 03/01/2007 3.40 4.14 3.57 3.79 2.87 3.27 3.29 3.46 3.80 3.51
Wilson NXT OS 16 (Link) 06/01/2004 4.08 3.76 3.58 3.81 3.54 3.65 3.46 3.51 3.60 3.67
Tecnifibre NRG2 SPL 17 (Link) 09/01/1997 3.70 3.20 3.60 3.60 3.80 -- 3.40 3.50 3.20 3.50
Unique Tourna Hybrid Poly Gut (poly mains) 16 (Link) 07/01/2005 3.81 4.10 3.62 3.82 3.21 3.43 3.46 3.54 4.04 3.67
Head Sonic Pro 17 (Link) 07/01/2007 3.30 4.24 3.62 3.49 2.78 3.14 3.41 3.62 4.03 3.51
Klip Lightning (nylon mains) 16 (Link) 01/01/2006 3.63 3.41 3.63 3.56 3.22 3.30 3.22 3.63 3.74 3.48
Klip Screamer (nylon mains) 17 (Link) 06/01/2005 3.88 2.82 3.68 3.76 3.67 3.83 3.65 3.59 3.36 3.58
Tecnifibre 515 16L 03/01/1995 3.70 3.60 3.80 3.50 3.40 -- -- 3.10 3.40 3.50
Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 (Link) 07/01/2004 3.94 3.38 3.84 3.79 3.65 4.03 3.50 3.21 3.26 3.62
Klip X-Plosive (poly mains) 17 (Link) 11/01/2004 3.82 3.94 3.89 3.67 3.47 3.48 3.47 3.32 3.77 3.65
Klip Screamer (gut mains) 17 (Link) 06/01/2005 3.99 3.40 3.97 3.87 3.89 3.89 3.46 3.60 3.49 3.73
Klip X-Plosive (gut mains) 17 (Link) 11/01/2004 3.81 3.71 3.98 3.81 3.74 3.66 3.48 3.48 3.64 3.70
Wilson Natural Gut 16

larry10s
01-09-2009, 04:01 AM
bottom =#1 wilson gut top few for power per usrsa. #15 technifiber xr3 16

Tempest344
01-09-2009, 10:08 PM
Gut would be

DJG
01-09-2009, 10:21 PM
Yep, another vote for gut, by far. The power ratings with Wilson at #1 is weird to me - since it is manufactured by Babolat, shouldn't it have the same rating as some of the VS sets? Different process, coatings, any other differences?

Not that I have tried the top-end (read: expensive) guts before, I'm quite content with Tonic+.

phoenicks
01-10-2009, 03:48 AM
Babolat Xcel Power; good control as well.

this is one of the not a power multi, strings are pretty dead and stiff, no feel.

phoenicks
01-10-2009, 03:48 AM
a vote for VS gut here.

Kal-El 34
01-10-2009, 05:56 AM
gut is def. most powerful. i like tonic

GasquetGOAT
01-10-2009, 06:05 AM
Is an 17 gauge multi powerful? Compared to Natural gut?

Is't at least more powerful than a gut mains/ poly crosses hybrid?

Valjean
01-10-2009, 08:27 AM
hi guys,
i'm looking to add more power to my game, and i was wondering what is the best string for power, without sacrificing control?...
There is the question of how much power to add, when switching over from polyester. The rest of the string world can seem almost like shifting to variations of "warp speed" then.

Wondertoy
01-10-2009, 08:42 AM
Of course NGut but it the polys, that would be PolyStar Energy.

RestockingTues
01-10-2009, 09:01 AM
Have you tried lowering your tension yet?

GasquetGOAT
01-11-2009, 12:41 AM
Is an 17 gauge multi powerful? Compared to Natural gut?

Is't at least more powerful than a gut mains/ poly crosses hybrid?

chiapants226
01-11-2009, 02:47 AM
Have you tried lowering your tension yet?

i lowered my tension to about 53lbs. helps a bit, but i lose control more often.

Newpac
01-19-2009, 11:37 AM
Wondertoy,

How is tension maintenance for the Polystar Energy?

StevenLaurence
01-19-2009, 12:06 PM
The most powerful string is German Guice, only available in Europe, like alot of other great strings that do not make it to the USA. Wonder Why!