View Full Version : Hybrid using similar to string to X-1

01-16-2009, 05:04 PM
Hey Everyone,

I recently tried X-1 with a full setup in a Yonex RQIS Tour XL. I liked some of the characteristics of the X-1 but didn't like a full job. I tend to sail a bunch of groundstrokes w/ the X-1. I want to find something to hybrid it with and have a few questions:

1) I want to put a similar string to X-1 in the crosses, but X-1 is a bit pricey to be using in that manner, so what is something maybe more wallet friendly that I can use in the crosses?

2) What can i use in the mains without going a poly or kevlar route (TE problems). I have used PSGD before and likes parts of it, not sure if that would mate well with something like an X-1. Anything that will give it a little bit more feel and control. I'm open to any suggestions


01-16-2009, 10:43 PM
I really like the Isospeed Control Classic in a full job - poly spin and low powered for a multi. (actually polyefelin wraps)

String it high - at the top of your racquets range.

Really nice in a 16 x19 open patterned racquet.

01-17-2009, 06:10 AM
Here's a list from the RSI site of strings with similar stiffness to X-1:

Kirschbaum Touch MultiFibre 1.30 192
PowerAngle Duo Color TNT 17 192
Prince Lightning XX w/Powerfoil 17 192
Pro Supex Maxim Touch 1.35 192
Tecnifibre X One Biphase 16 192
Tecnifibre X One Biphase 17 192
Forten Omni Spin 15L 193
Gamma Flex Core Power 16 193
Gosen Biogut Poly Multi 16 193
Tecnifibre Multifeel 17 193
Tecnifibre TRC 17 193
Wilson NXT 17 193

01-17-2009, 06:49 AM
I'd try nrg2, if i were you. it plays similarly to x1 in my opinion, only with slightly less power.

01-18-2009, 11:58 AM
Maxim touch is nothng like x1

01-18-2009, 01:49 PM
PSGM or tecn xr3