View Full Version : FT Ruff vs Spiral Flex

02-17-2009, 03:21 PM
Used FT Ruff and Spiral Flex as crosses with Big Ace at 61/63lbs in a TT Warrior OS w/ 8g lead at 6 & 9. Racquet weighs 11.6oz and is around 6-7pts headlight (grip built up from 1/2 to 5/8 ).

FT Ruff: Crisp, nice pop, stiffer than OG Sheep Micro and Spiral Flex. Liked the control I got from this string. Hopefully the tension maintenance lives up to the claims.

Spiral Flex: Springy, bouncy feel. Feels a bit more stretchy than FT Ruff and OGSM, felt more pop than FT Ruff and OGSM. Would like to try this at 3-4lbs higher tension

After hitting with these, I don't have a strong preference between the two, but if I had to choose, I'd go with FT Ruff since it felt more controllable.


Durability seems better than OGSM for both strings. I need a string that doesn't thin out as much after only a couple hitting sessions like OGSM does.


02-18-2009, 01:54 PM
Looking forward to the review on the ft ruff. Just got three sets of the 16 ga.in the mail today. BTW good picture.

02-18-2009, 03:24 PM
I am excited to hear the review because theres a sale on this stuff

02-18-2009, 06:17 PM
^^^^ me too. Thanks in advance....

02-19-2009, 01:34 PM
Sorry for the ignorance but what is FT Rough?

02-19-2009, 01:42 PM
new syn gut string from Pro Supex

02-21-2009, 05:08 AM
Where's the review?

02-21-2009, 06:32 AM
any progress/thoughts on the FT Ruff?

02-21-2009, 06:55 AM
Hey, I will be hitting with both strings today so the review will be up by this evening.

02-22-2009, 08:33 AM
Hey gastro54, how'd you go with the ruff? I just ordered the 16 gauge 1.30 after hearing someone cane the ball with this stuff on the weekend !

02-23-2009, 05:17 PM
Hey Gastro how does the FT compare to PSGD? is it as stiff or softer?

02-23-2009, 05:34 PM
FT Ruff is at least as stiff as PSGD

02-23-2009, 10:48 PM
I just strung up one of my K90s with Cyberflash Main @ 55 lbs with the FT Ruff Cross at 58 lbs. Just from my initial impressions it seems really stiff. I used my very scientific thumb pressure test. It stretched a lot during stringing, more than PSGD. Well see tomorrow how it plays. Sorry if I am jacking your thread.

02-24-2009, 10:27 AM
How ruff is FT RUFF compared to Gamma Ruff ?

02-24-2009, 10:54 AM
How ruff is FT RUFF compared to Gamma Ruff ?

I dont know if Gamma Ruff is Rough/textured but, FT Ruff isnt rough at all. Kinda slick actually.

I played with my Cyber/FT Ruff set up today. I think it has a lot more power than PSGD which isnt what I was looking for. Soft but with some crisp pop if that makes any sense. Too powerful for my taste! Anyone know what the lowest powered stiffest Syn Gut out there is? Crisp Multi is what comes to mind now that I think about it. I dont know about durability.

02-24-2009, 02:51 PM
^how does it compare to Spiral Flex? I really like Spiral Flex as a cross in my hybrids. It seems to be quite low powered even though it's pretty soft.