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bsandy
08-14-2009, 09:45 AM
Is Hurricane 18 really as soft as USRSA says it is?

String Stiffness lbs/in 187
Diameter 1.21mm

This blows everything else that claims to be soft away.

. . . Bud

tsongaali
08-14-2009, 10:02 AM
Yes. Best poly imo but no one gives it enough credit. I even found it softer than psgd!

scotus
08-14-2009, 10:07 AM
Yes. Best poly imo but no one gives it enough credit. I even found it softer than psgd!

I am sure it is soft, but how is its spin potential?

I have tried another super thin poly that has stiffness rating below 200.

It too was softer than psgd but the spin potential typical of polys just wasn't there.

steve s
08-14-2009, 10:51 AM
Its not soft, its a poly. Natural gut is around 90-110 in stiffness.
Could PSGD be over 200??

tsongaali
08-14-2009, 10:51 AM
Spin comes not from the string but from the technique.

bsandy
08-14-2009, 11:26 AM
Spin comes not from the string but from the technique.

Wow . . . In all the lessons I've taken and taught, I'd never considered that.

. . . Bud

YULitle
08-14-2009, 01:40 PM
Aren't those numbers based on player feedback? Something worth considering, at least...

bsandy
08-14-2009, 02:07 PM
Aren't those numbers based on player feedback? Something worth considering, at least...

I think they've got some sort of machine that test it with a hammer like pendulum hitting it.

Somewhere on the TW with there's a Tecnifibre video of their testing.

. . . Bud

pabletion
08-14-2009, 02:08 PM
Question about Bab Pro Hurricane: I dont wanna start a thread just for this, is the BPH Blue the same as tne non blue? Or is there a difference besides the color? I can get a 660ft reel for about $80 so thats a bargain, just want to know if its the same thing that TW has, since its not the blue string.

tsongaali
08-14-2009, 02:47 PM
Question about Bab Pro Hurricane: I dont wanna start a thread just for this, is the BPH Blue the same as tne non blue? Or is there a difference besides the color? I can get a 660ft reel for about $80 so thats a bargain, just want to know if its the same thing that TW has, since its not the blue string.

Blue is the same. That is also a really good deal.

tennisstrngdude
08-14-2009, 02:58 PM
USRSA string data often contradicts player experiences.

scotus
08-14-2009, 06:24 PM
Its not soft, its a poly. Natural gut is around 90-110 in stiffness.
Could PSGD be over 200??

Yes, the 16g and 17g PSGD have the stiffness ratings of 213 to 212, respectively.

pvaudio
08-14-2009, 07:04 PM
It's my favorite poly to date, actually. It just feels like the strings are grating the ball and making extra spin.

hoodjem
08-14-2009, 07:04 PM
Babolat Pro Hurricane 18 Polyester 1.21 187

Prince Synthetic Gut w/Duraflex 15L Nylon 1.35 209
Prince Synthetic Gut w/Duraflex 16 Nylon 1.30 213
Prince Synthetic Gut w/Duraflex 17 Nylon 1.26 212
Prince Synthetic Gut w/Duraflex 18 Nylon 1.20 203

Test Procedure
All strings in our test were tensioned to 62 pounds and allowed to sit for 200 seconds. Then the string was hit five times with a force equivalent to hitting a 120 mph serve. The tension loss represents the amount of the relaxation over both time and impact.

The stiffness value is a calculation derived from the amount of force created at impact to stretch the string. Lower values represent softer stings and lower impact forces. Higher values represent stiffer strings and higher impact forces.

pabletion
08-14-2009, 08:23 PM
Blue is the same. That is also a really good deal.

Ok thanks. And yeah, super deal, actually almost free, cause Im giving my phone in exchange for the strings, which I valued at about $80. Theyre gonna be the most expensive strings Ive bought, so I'll be sure to give feed back on my thoughts when I try it out.

Terr
08-14-2009, 10:26 PM
It's my string of choice. First poly I ever tried. (Changed from Xcel) Very smooth change for me. Only took about 30 minutes before I got used to the feeling of this poly. It feels very soft.

It's doesn't hold tension awfully well though.

kalic
08-15-2009, 10:16 AM
Yes. Best poly imo but no one gives it enough credit. I even found it softer than psgd!

Agree. Only downside is loosing tension quickly.Similar to SPPP 18

Lefty78
08-15-2009, 10:21 AM
It's doesn't hold tension awfully well though.

Understatement of the year.