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ogruskie
02-19-2009, 06:50 PM
I love the spin, and my steel elbow can handle it :)

I currently play with ALU Power in a Kblade Tour. I have a love/hate relationship with these. I love the control, but hate the lack of feel. Next week I'll order some Silverstring. I like the way ALU plays but I really need more feel.

zidane339
02-19-2009, 06:51 PM
Try Lux BB Ace 18.. Great feel for a poly.

makinao
02-19-2009, 07:25 PM
Toalson Thermaxe 123. Nice.

go13illy
02-19-2009, 07:30 PM
full tecnifibre spinfire or something like that on my kblade98

Tempest344
02-19-2009, 07:33 PM
I have tried it full pro hurricane 17 on an APDC....Elbow wasn't too bad afterwards..but I'll stick with something softer

Winners or Errors
02-19-2009, 07:43 PM
Been experimenting with full poly because of the control, but missing a bit of power and I'm going to go to a hybrid with synthetic gut looking for it. Hopefully I'll find a livelier stringbed.

Matty G
02-19-2009, 09:23 PM
I love the spin, and my steel elbow can handle it :)

I currently play with ALU Power in a Kblade Tour. I have a love/hate relationship with these. I love the control, but hate the lack of feel. Next week I'll order some Silverstring. I like the way ALU plays but I really need more feel.

Yea full poly. I use Weiss Cannon Silver String 1.25 @ 59. Im shure you will love it. Its got a nice feel to it and very good tension maintenance.

saram
02-19-2009, 09:53 PM
Been experimenting with full poly because of the control, but missing a bit of power and I'm going to go to a hybrid with synthetic gut looking for it. Hopefully I'll find a livelier stringbed.

SPPP and X-1. Pure bliss if your shoulder/elbow can handle poly.

bwaid88
02-20-2009, 07:12 AM
head sonic pro 17 strung @59 is responsive for a poly as well.

adidasman
02-20-2009, 07:14 AM
Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 16, 64 lbs. Firm, but not too hard. No elbow problems, and the stuff lasts forever.

bluetrain4
02-20-2009, 07:22 AM
Yes.

Pacific Poly Force, Cyberflash, or even Prince Tour (not Prince "Tournament Poly" which is different). I just ordered two sets of SPPP to see what all the fuss was about.

Luxilon BB was too tough on my arm. Just didn't have luck with it.

Most underrated cheap poly: Gamma Dura Blast. If you like classic poly stiffness at a cheap price get this stuff at $3.99. I once used it in a demo frame and thought it was pretty good.

jgn1013
02-20-2009, 07:26 AM
I use Blue Gear, it's a "soft" poly.

eeytennis
02-20-2009, 07:36 AM
I love the spin, and my steel elbow can handle it :)

I currently play with ALU Power in a Kblade Tour. I have a love/hate relationship with these. I love the control, but hate the lack of feel. Next week I'll order some Silverstring. I like the way ALU plays but I really need more feel.

Playing with full poly isn't such a good idea if you want your arm to survive you through your tennis years. I hit with a Babolat Pure Drive w/ cortex with Pro Hurricane Tour 16g (not because I wanted to, but because I was lacking in string at the time :( ) and wow, my arm really started to feel it after awhile. Do any pros play with a full poly set...not any that I know of I don't think...

Bud
02-20-2009, 08:24 AM
I love the spin, and my steel elbow can handle it :)

I currently play with ALU Power in a Kblade Tour. I have a love/hate relationship with these. I love the control, but hate the lack of feel. Next week I'll order some Silverstring. I like the way ALU plays but I really need more feel.

How old are you and how many hours do you play per week?

DennisK
02-20-2009, 08:37 AM
Playing with full poly isn't such a good idea if you want your arm to survive you through your tennis years. Do any pros play with a full poly set...not any that I know of I don't think...

I've been playing with poly jobs in Lux BB Alu and BB Original for years now in various Yonex rackets with no ill effects to my elbow.

Yet.

AFAIK, a few few pro's play with full Lux poly jobs.

Luminous
02-20-2009, 09:01 AM
Luxilion BB Alu!

NickC
02-20-2009, 09:46 AM
I play with full poly. It's awesome.

Luminous
02-20-2009, 09:52 AM
I play with full poly. It's awesome.

Yeah I Agree! :)

vndesu
02-20-2009, 12:35 PM
you should try pro supex big aces.
i love these strings to death and its affordable. 8 dollars ! :D

eeytennis
02-20-2009, 12:48 PM
I've been playing with poly jobs in Lux BB Alu and BB Original for years now in various Yonex rackets with no ill effects to my elbow.

Yet.

AFAIK, a few few pro's play with full Lux poly jobs.

Hmm interesting...just out of curiosity which pros play with full poly? Any on the women's side?

Sublime
02-20-2009, 01:01 PM
Hmm interesting...just out of curiosity which pros play with full poly? Any on the women's side?

With the info from this link http://www.proplayerservices.com/StringLog07UsOpen.htm

I'd guess it's somewhere around 50% - 60% of pro's string full poly and that was in 2007, numbers are probably even up from there.

eeytennis
02-20-2009, 01:52 PM
With the info from this link http://www.proplayerservices.com/StringLog07UsOpen.htm

I'd guess it's somewhere around 50% - 60% of pro's string full poly and that was in 2007, numbers are probably even up from there.

Wow that's a really interesting link...thanks!

ogruskie
02-21-2009, 12:17 AM
Yea full poly. I use Weiss Cannon Silver String 1.25 @ 59. Im shure you will love it. Its got a nice feel to it and very good tension maintenance.

Really? Looking forward to hit with it. I'm actually considering making this a hybrid with Gosen OG Sheep Micro in the crosses.

How old are you and how many hours do you play per week?

I'm 17 (turning 18 on 2/24 :)). I play about 10 hours per week. Its hard to get in playing time with endless school projects and having a weekend job. But summer is only about 3 months away. I play to play at least 20 hours per week and get really for college.

EDIT: To the poster who suggested Big Ace, already tried it. I liked it, but it was way too soft. I guess I'm looking for something in between ALU and BA. Not firm, but not soft.

Lefty78
02-21-2009, 08:01 PM
Do any pros play with a full poly set...not any that I know of I don't think...

Ever heard of Rafael Nadal?

Lefty78
02-21-2009, 08:07 PM
With the info from this link http://www.proplayerservices.com/StringLog07UsOpen.htm

Nice link!

Sublime
02-21-2009, 10:09 PM
I think the most interesting part of that article is that only 7% string their crosses higher than mains. Yet that seems fairly common practice around here.

ogruskie
02-21-2009, 11:40 PM
I think the most interesting part of that article is that only 7% string their crosses higher than mains. Yet that seems fairly common practice around here.

I think some people around here do completely rediculous things, but I enjoy reading their comments.

Sublime
02-23-2009, 05:52 AM
Also take the data in that link with a grain of salt. The person who crunched the numbers made some obvious mistakes.

5263
02-23-2009, 07:43 PM
I think the most interesting part of that article is that only 7% string their crosses higher than mains. Yet that seems fairly common practice around here.

I have not noticed that to be common on here.
Is it really?

Toxicmilk
02-23-2009, 08:01 PM
Big ace at 57-60 lbs....Yup.

nickarnold2000
02-23-2009, 08:13 PM
You (I'm assuming young) full poly users might not be having any wrist or elbow problems now but later on you may start to - ie +35 years of age. Why not experiment with a softer cross now and save yourself some grief later on? I still get tons of spin out of my hybrid setup.

pfchang
02-23-2009, 08:18 PM
I love the spin, and my steel elbow can handle it :)

I currently play with ALU Power in a Kblade Tour. I have a love/hate relationship with these. I love the control, but hate the lack of feel. Next week I'll order some Silverstring. I like the way ALU plays but I really need more feel.

WHAT???

I Loved the ALU Rough in my KBT (not sure if that's exactly the same) but I loved the FEEL!!!

It was still better than the Blue gear/gut hybrid I just had!!!

But I am currently about to try Techni PRC and the Lux M2's in a hybrid.

kashgotmoney
02-23-2009, 09:23 PM
try cyber flash, it is the same thing

Sublime
02-24-2009, 06:47 AM
I have not noticed that to be common on here.
Is it really?

Certainly more than 7%.

P8ntballa
02-24-2009, 09:37 PM
Sonic pro has great feel and so does sppp