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v205
08-10-2009, 01:42 AM
Has anyone used Maxim Touch and didn't like it for some reason?

blackfrido
08-10-2009, 05:05 AM
they break too fast!

v205
08-10-2009, 05:37 AM
I was thinking from a playability perspective. :)

jim e
08-10-2009, 05:42 AM
they break too fast!

Especially the 17g. Breaks very easily.

Applesauceman
08-10-2009, 07:30 AM
I found it to be too mushy, i.e. no pop. I've heard players say that it plays like natural gut, no way in my opinion.

blackfrido
08-10-2009, 07:35 AM
I was thinking from a playability perspective. :)

for about 2 hours is good, after that they break. I never break hitting any kind of strings but this one

sruckauf
08-10-2009, 07:56 AM
Nope, I love it. I use it pretty much exclusively for my crosses.

I can't speak for the 17 gauge, as I've never used it. I only use the 16 gauge.

Low-powered, comfy, crisp, and holds tension relatively well.

To the folks who say it breaks too fast.. I don't know what to say except it's a multi.. what do you expect? It's one of the more durable multis I've tried, personally.

schenkelini
08-10-2009, 08:28 AM
I enjoyed it in the Matrix hybrid. I had no issues, but then I am not a string breaker.

stanfordtennis alum
08-10-2009, 08:39 AM
great string especially for the price.. i'd recommend going with 16 gauge as it's:
a. a very soft string
b. 16 gauge is a lot more durable than the 17

Jsa2u
08-10-2009, 11:11 AM
I love it. great string great price.

barry
08-10-2009, 02:26 PM
I have been using Supex Maxim Touch 17 for about 3 months. I really like the string, and it does not have the mushy string feel like NXT or Sensation has. It is excellent string, and the 17 is much softer than other 17 gauge multi's. I put it on par with Tecnifibre NRG.

I play with a Kblade 98 strung at 55 pounds all Maxim touch and get a month to 6 weeks out of a set. Usually 3 singles matches a week, at a 4.5 level.

Purchased 2 reels off the big auction site.

Il Mostro
08-10-2009, 03:25 PM
With Xcel at $19.95 now, I am using Maxim Touch more and more. It is not just good string for the money, it is simply very good string. Stupid-good for the money.

BreakPoint
08-10-2009, 03:36 PM
I didn't think it was all that great. Nothing stood out about it. Too low powered and not enough feel for me.

v205
08-10-2009, 03:58 PM
I'm trying to find a Cross string for my X1 main, looking to find something that will be decent with durability (for a multi) / feel / control to complement the X1.

I'm wondering if I just have to use X1 in the cross too?

gh65721
08-10-2009, 07:13 PM
Truly great playability, great price but 17 gauge broke sooner than any string I have ever used. Great choice if you have elbow issues.

DrumWizOHBD
08-10-2009, 07:49 PM
I'm trying to find a Cross string for my X1 main, looking to find something that will be decent with durability (for a multi) / feel / control to complement the X1.

I'm wondering if I just have to use X1 in the cross too?

It should be a fine cross string for another multi. I use it (maxim 16) as a cross from time to time in my Donnay MP with Big Hitter Blue in the mains, and it lasts longer than Gosen 16, if that helps. It has lots of control for a multi. It;s pretty crisp (for spin) while being nice and soft. The only thing is that it is lacking in the 'pop' department. I have never tried x-1, but from reviews I've read, I'd assume the maxim in the crosses would bring the power level down a bit, without affecting the feel too much.

So far my favorite multi in the donnay has to be regular K-Gut 16 strung around 50-hi 40's with Cyber Flash17 in the crosses. K-gut is fairly low powered, that's why I like it low tension. And it's got pretty nice durability.

mikeking
08-11-2009, 09:32 AM
i strung maxim touch in a full job in my wilson ncode npro open at 60 pounds, and i found it to be too low powered for me. Especially on my serve, i couldn't get any pop on the ball. if i string NRG at 60 pounds, what should i string maxim touch at?

Blade0324
08-11-2009, 05:46 PM
Tried to use Maxim Touch in my crosses and found it to be far too soft, too mushy, no real stiffness and it moved all over the place. I cut it out after less than an hour of hitting due to so much string movement. That was with poly mains at 60 and the crosses at 63. I actually find Spiral Flex to be a much better cross if you want Pro Supex or try Addiction if you want a multi.