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JustDoIt
08-18-2009, 09:47 AM
Any contributions would be appreciated.

If someone could make a poll for everybody to vote, that`s even better.

Thanks

schenkelini
08-18-2009, 09:50 AM
I haven't tried everything, but for me it is Genesis Black Magic.

jaap deboeck
08-18-2009, 09:55 AM
Bar none, Luxilon Big Banger Ace! Best at 10% lower tension. It is not technically polyester, but is always grouped with monofilament in the poly family.
Very thin and even durable for all but huge hitters. This is the gold standard monfilament for non pros.

Signum Poly Pro Plasma 18 gauge is a far less costly alternative, also best at lower tension.

Good hitting awaits!

ryangoring
08-18-2009, 09:56 AM
hmmm. lux alu power, topspin cyber flash, just played with signum tornado pretty sweet poly...just to name the ones that i have played and can comment on.

stanfordtennis alum
08-18-2009, 10:03 AM
if you want power and comfort, I'd recommend:

genesis black magic
pro supex big ace
topspin cyber blue
topspin concept pure
SPPP
Unique BHB

BigT
08-18-2009, 10:08 AM
SPPP, CyberBlue, and Polystar Energy

murrmanfan13
08-18-2009, 11:13 AM
Lux rough for 6 hours, then kirsch pro line II.

SPPP is also good after it breaks in, which in my case took 4 hitting sessions.

ogruskie
08-18-2009, 02:05 PM
ALU Power is pretty damn powerful, even at high tension.

Supracool94
08-18-2009, 02:14 PM
I'd say MSV HEX or Black Code!

himynameisNIKE
08-18-2009, 02:19 PM
Kirschbaum Pro Line 2

tennisfreak15347
08-18-2009, 03:10 PM
Sonic Pro. it almost feels multi-like

PROTENNIS63
08-18-2009, 04:01 PM
From personal experience, Concept Pure and Cyber Blue are the most powerful co-polys I have ever played with.

I hear the Signum Blackline strings are powerful also. Genesis Black Magic also seems to be getting some good feedback here.

Fedace
08-18-2009, 04:07 PM
I haven't tried everything, but for me it is Genesis Black Magic.

so you are saying Black magic is more powerful than the Proline 2 or BB Alu power ?? :confused:

murrmanfan13
08-18-2009, 05:02 PM
no way in hell genesis black magic is more power than proline or alu power.

Noveson
08-18-2009, 05:07 PM
If you want power and comfort don't get a poly.

Nanshiki
08-18-2009, 05:12 PM
Doesn't matter. Just mix any poly you want with a multi or natural gut.

Although my vote is probably for Big Ace...

Birke
08-18-2009, 05:28 PM
My vote is for Genesis Black Magic >> Alu Power Rough

only two I've played

Casco
08-19-2009, 02:35 AM
Weiss Cannon Scorpion. Scorpion is the most powerful of the WC line. Too much power for my taste. Al the Weiss Cannon strings are highly playable - see the tests on the US website.

Supracool94
08-19-2009, 07:37 AM
I notice a lot of members are posting Lux BB ALU Rough in this thread and I have a few questions?

I have only used Lux BB ALU Rough once, and it seemed like a control oriented string which gives lots of spin (with lots of tennis elbow)! In no way did I feel it was powerful!

That particular string is so stiff with zero elasticity. How could it be powerful if its so stiff? Isn't pretty much the opposite of Natural Gut, which tends to be the most powerful string due to its elasticity?

T10s747
08-19-2009, 10:07 AM
PolyStar Energy, Turbo and ALU.

zidane339
08-19-2009, 10:13 AM
I'd go with cyberblue...so soft and powerful

Gorecki
08-19-2009, 10:14 AM
most powerfull i tried was the pro red code and the blackcode.

i also agree with supracool94 about lux...

JustDoIt
08-19-2009, 10:28 AM
Good job, guys. I`ll wait a couple more days, then I`ll make a poll of these strings, so every body can vote.

Doc Hollidae
08-19-2009, 12:33 PM
Unique Big Hitter Blue or Topspin Cyberblue. Nothing else is even close in terms of softness and power. Topspin Concept was similar to Pro Hurricane Tour without the texture.

murrmanfan13
08-19-2009, 02:09 PM
lux totally gives power. it was rated #1 for power by stringforum.com

jelichek
08-19-2009, 04:52 PM
Just put in some Signum Pro Blackline Power Hyperion 1.24. Massive pop! As much as I have seen from anything and I've tried a lot of this stuff!

folsfolsfols
08-10-2010, 01:08 PM
alu power is not a powerful string. your shots just seem more powerful because it allows you to take a bigger cut at the ball. the string itself is very low powered. some people surprise me...

JackB1
08-10-2010, 01:20 PM
Hyperion is one of few that is soft and powerful. Got some Scorpion today, but haven't tried it yet.
Polyfibre TCS is probably the SOFTEST Copoly you can buy, but it's definitely not high in power.

rodrigoamaral
08-10-2010, 01:32 PM
I have tried quite a bit of polys over the years and for me, the most powerful and most playable (softest) is poly star energy...

saigonbond
08-10-2010, 08:49 PM
Genesis Black Magic, Genesis Spin X, and MSV Focus Hex are "must trys."

Gasolina
08-10-2010, 09:04 PM
alu power is not a powerful string. your shots just seem more powerful because it allows you to take a bigger cut at the ball. the string itself is very low powered. some people surprise me...
This.

The "power" label on the luxilon is very misleading.

pyrokid
08-10-2010, 09:07 PM
alu power is not a powerful string. your shots just seem more powerful because it allows you to take a bigger cut at the ball. the string itself is very low powered. some people surprise me...

Yeah, you'd be totally correct, if we weren't only talking about polys.

But we are.

And compared to other polys, big banger alu is very strong. String it up in one racquet, and take another identical racquet and put something like Solinco revolution in. Go and hit some flat serves. Gauge them. The racquet with the big banger in it will serve bigger, even flat, proving it's more powerful.

folsfolsfols
08-14-2010, 10:36 PM
Yeah, you'd be totally correct, if we weren't only talking about polys.

But we are.

And compared to other polys, big banger alu is very strong. String it up in one racquet, and take another identical racquet and put something like Solinco revolution in. Go and hit some flat serves. Gauge them. The racquet with the big banger in it will serve bigger, even flat, proving it's more powerful.

yes we are talking about polys. i know. but he is asking about the most powerful polys. are you saying that alupower is as powerful as the new co-polys on the market? its has medium power.

Hotrocks
08-16-2010, 02:56 PM
Mantis Power Poly- Great Power & longer life than most poly's I have tried.

mellowyellow
07-17-2011, 05:22 PM
So has anyone changed their opinions on this......

Tennis Is Magic
07-17-2011, 05:27 PM
Genesis Black Magic, Genesis Spin X, and MSV Focus Hex are "must trys."

MSV Focus HEX is very low-powered. BHBR is the most powerful poly I've used, even strung in the 70s, the ball got pretty deep in the court. It felt like it was strung at 55.

mrtrinh
07-17-2011, 05:49 PM
genesis typhoon is the most powerful poly ive ever tried

kiteboard
07-17-2011, 06:21 PM
bhbr for comfort/power/spin.

kiteboard
07-17-2011, 06:31 PM
MSV Focus HEX is very low-powered. BHBR is the most powerful poly I've used, even strung in the 70s, the ball got pretty deep in the court. It felt like it was strung at 55.

Listen to this guy.

Cesare
07-17-2011, 06:34 PM
polystar energy 17, very comfortable too. but it drops tension very quickly

Backhanded Compliment
07-17-2011, 09:10 PM
I cant use really powerful strings and therefore never liked natural gut so I like moderately powered polys these days. Wesiscannon Silverstring is nice in all aspects and I prefer it but Volkl Cyclone 18g is more powerful, has a tad more spin and lasts me about 12 hours.

Mosquito Bite should be pretty interesting if you want power and spin.

mellowyellow
07-18-2011, 05:22 AM
Good combo for FP. Prestige Mid? Have tried Big Banger Rough and RPM Blast, but just not getting the same feel from this as when it was in the Volkl DNX 10. Maybe I will trie a set of XP in it or Hybrid it with Big Banger in the mains.

mellowyellow
07-18-2011, 05:34 AM
While I wait for one of the suggested strings to arrive.

JackB1
07-18-2011, 07:14 AM
powerful and soft:

-Black Magic
-PL2
-Scorpion
-Hyperion

pick any of those 4 and you're good to go

jjs891
07-18-2011, 10:21 AM
I go along with cyberblue being the most powerful poly that I have tried so far, much more than black magic or pl2 imo.

Torres
07-18-2011, 10:38 AM
BHBR is the most powerful poly I've used, even strung in the 70s

Listen to this guy.

Don't listen to this guy because he's being daft. Again.

mellowyellow
07-18-2011, 10:41 AM
powerful and soft:

-Black Magic
-PL2
-Scorpion
-Hyperion

pick any of those 4 and you're good to go

Will probably order the Scorpion and Black Magic, do you have any experience wiht the PolyStar Energy? It was mentioned a few times, I might pick that up too. Any Hybrids Poly/Synthetic Hybrids that are good?

parasailing
07-18-2011, 10:52 AM
Polystar Energy is a good string if you want to restring often. It has poor tension maintenance.

Jack - Do you prefer Black Magic or PL2 over Scorpion? I like Scorpion but it tends to play stiffer in colder temps and wondering if either one might be better in colder weather.

When the temps drop into the lower 50s, my B5E cross feels better than Scorpion but I prefer Scorpion when it gets warmer.

mellowyellow
07-18-2011, 11:08 AM
Polystar Energy is a good string if you want to restring often. It has poor tension maintenance.

Jack - Do you prefer Black Magic or PL2 over Scorpion? I like Scorpion but it tends to play stiffer in colder temps and wondering if either one might be better in colder weather.

When the temps drop into the lower 50s, my B5E cross feels better than Scorpion but I prefer Scorpion when it gets warmer.

I was playing XP full in the lower temps and then switch to either Big Banger or ALU, sometimes would hybrid XP/BigBang. That was in different racquets and different string patterns. Used to play Gosen Polylon with Prince Synthetic crosses in the Fischer Pro ACT98 but it never seemed to play good in any other frames even the older Revolution Pro's I had picked up.

SteveI
07-18-2011, 11:15 AM
Listen to this guy.


Big Hitter Blue 17... Comfort and power.. and cheap

parasailing
07-18-2011, 11:33 AM
Big Hitter Blue 17... Comfort and power.. and cheap

Agreed on all counts but tension maintenance isn't that great esp if you are like me who doesn't like to string racquets much :).

Justin-JP
07-18-2011, 11:40 AM
Agreed on all counts but tension maintenance isn't that great esp if you are like me who doesn't like to string racquets much :).

I've been using BHB over the last week and although it's an ok string, both PL2 and BB Ace are softer and more powerful. Also found the PL2 and BB Ace to be more spin friendly; so I'd have a hard time recommending BHB or BHBR over these two, at least.

sepidoel
07-18-2011, 12:39 PM
Will probably order the Scorpion and Black Magic, do you have any experience wiht the PolyStar Energy? It was mentioned a few times, I might pick that up too. Any Hybrids Poly/Synthetic Hybrids that are good?

I'm using Polystar Energy. While I can't argue on losing tension problem, but personally I think the real problem with this string is the movement - which affects many things. From my experience, when freshly strung it had very little movement, but after 6+ hours it became much more noticeable. Luckily I just found a great and cheap solution for this, which you may read this thread: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=389100 (thanks to Mr. ATP100). I believe if one can tolerate about 10% tension drop this string can be use for quite a long time.

My setup is PSE 17 as cross with main Prince Premier Softlex 17 (I got this only for $7 locally). Both are very soft for their kind, and I strung them @ 60 lbs. Great power, control, spin, touch and comfort. So far it's my best setup (plus the lotion). :)

Backhanded Compliment
07-19-2011, 11:44 AM
You may really Like Black magic... it was way too powerful for me... I couldn't keep anything in, everything went 6-12 inches out. Normally I paint the lines so if you are looking for a little depth black magic sounds like a good choice and god did it have great feel.

Tennis100
07-19-2011, 01:38 PM
Alien Strings. Not many people use them.. but they are by far my favorite.

CDestroyer
07-19-2011, 01:39 PM
Big Hitter Blue 17... Comfort and power.. and cheap

Yes, and if they are too powerful try the 1.30 gauge. Its awesome Bill.

willshot
07-19-2011, 01:44 PM
Yes, and if they are too powerful try the 1.30 gauge. Its awesome Bill.

great strings if strung at 45-40 pnds.

CDestroyer
07-19-2011, 01:48 PM
great strings if strung at 45-40 pnds.

What racquet do you string at that tension on Will?

willshot
07-19-2011, 01:53 PM
What racquet do you string at that tension on Will?

Dunlop bio 200

JackB1
07-19-2011, 02:00 PM
You may really Like Black magic... it was way too powerful for me... I couldn't keep anything in, everything went 6-12 inches out. Normally I paint the lines so if you are looking for a little depth black magic sounds like a good choice and god did it have great feel.

I agree. Black Magic is the ticket if u want soft feel and good power.

DrpShot!
07-20-2011, 08:53 AM
Big Hitter Blue (regular), very soft, very powerful, very easy on the wallet in a reel.

niktub
08-06-2013, 12:40 AM
Any update?

Genesis Black Magic
pro supex big ace
topspin cyber blue Unique Big Hitter Blue 17
topspin concept pure
SPPP
Unique BHB
Polystar Energy, drops tension very quickly
kirsch pro line II
Sonic Pro
Weiss Cannon Scorpion
Hyperion

JackB1
08-06-2013, 09:58 AM
yes, there are some poly's that are SLIGHTLT more powerful than others, but for the most part they are all lower powered. If you are seeking power, than poly isn't the answer.

An alternative to try would be Ashaway's Zx Pro. It's poly like in feel, but much more powerful than your typical poly.

parasailing
08-06-2013, 10:03 AM
Kischbaum Evolution and L-tec 4S are two of my favorites for power, comfort, and playability.

niktub
08-06-2013, 12:40 PM
Thanks, i am trying to find a more stable stringbed with less movement(i like snapback).
Multi and SG are all over the place too quickly.
Ashaway's Zx Pro seems very interresting.
Never heard about Kischbaum Evolution and L-tec 4S...I have just checked, they sound great.
Thanks guys!

any advice on tension?

jcollura4
08-06-2013, 07:30 PM
Tourna bhbr

niktub
08-07-2013, 12:26 AM
regarding Ashaway's Zx Pro, is it slippery?

BabolatTennis9
08-08-2013, 01:00 PM
try natural gut more powerful and playable than any other kind of string :D

niktub
08-08-2013, 01:24 PM
i know i have been using Vs team pre-BT7...
you can't use gut in the Uk...

mikeler
08-09-2013, 05:15 AM
regarding Ashaway's Zx Pro, is it slippery?

It is a slippery string.

leoresende2007
02-21-2014, 02:59 PM
SPPP, CyberBlue, and Polystar Energy
Which of these do you prefer?

parasailing
02-23-2014, 08:04 PM
Which of these do you prefer?

Polystar Energy got the most power but tension maintenance is horrible on this string. SPP offers decent power and great tension maintenance but I wouldn't classify it as a powerful string.