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downs_chris
10-20-2009, 08:03 AM
I'm just kind of curious about what people are trying, and how they rank them. For me so far it's (all hybrids with Gosen OG Sheep):

1) MSV Focus Hex 18L - loving the spin and feel, seems to be holding up!
2) Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18 - great at first, but seems to have lost something
3) Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 18 - I can't say i'm a fan of this -- feels dead

I'm kind of late to the party with all these polys, but I'm loving them! I'm a chronic string breaker, and I'm loving how these strings don't move around. I have some weiss cannon silverstring, cyber flash, and SPPP coming in soon.

dadozen
10-20-2009, 08:32 AM
Well, my list is very short since I got back to tennis this year( after a 9 years hiatus - just playing once in a while during this period ).

1) Kirschbaum Pro Line 2 1.15mm - excellent poly, very comfortable, durable, plenty of control yet enough power. Since I play only at the weekends, it breaks before going dead, on the right amount of time

2) Big Ace Micro - plays similar to PL2, but doesn't shine as much. A tad more comfortable and more powerful, and doesn't hold tension that well. But all differences are minimal

3) Big Ace 1.22mm - tried that hybrid with Pro Supex Maxim Touch. Not as great as BAM, but very good anyways. Very, very under powered, but holds tension pretty well

4) MSV Focus Hex 1.10mm - currently playtesting it, but didn't like. Somehow mushy, and seems to be heavier than PL2, raising the SW. Spin is there, but it's nothing that spectacular.

5) MSV Focus Hex 1.18mm - just like it's thinner brother( or sister, depends on you :lol: ) but worse in every aspect.

GPB
10-20-2009, 09:32 AM
1) Pro Hurricane 18. Hah, it's the only one I've tried! Yeah, I'm new to the poly scene, too... But I have about 5 other polys in my stash, just waiting to be tried.

BetterAtDoubles
10-20-2009, 09:49 AM
I've only tried two so far, and I don't know if I'm willing to rank them yet. I tried 17g Pro Line II strung at 58 then 60 lbs. But that was a couple months ago at least. And now I have SPPP 16L (1.28) in one of my racquets strung at 55 lbs.

I really liked PLII.

So far I'm loving SPPP.

BounceHitBounceHit
10-20-2009, 09:51 AM
I'm just kind of curious about what people are trying, and how they rank them. For me so far it's (all hybrids with Gosen OG Sheep):

1) MSV Focus Hex 18L - loving the spin and feel, seems to be holding up!
2) Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18 - great at first, but seems to have lost something
3) Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 18 - I can't say i'm a fan of this -- feels dead

I'm kind of late to the party with all these polys, but I'm loving them! I'm a chronic string breaker, and I'm loving how these strings don't move around. I have some weiss cannon silverstring, cyber flash, and SPPP coming in soon.

1. BB Ace 18. Does it all well, but loses tension quickly and snaps after about 6-7 hours.

2. DISTANT SECOND: TF Red Code 16. A whole lot like BB Ace 18, but with a more 'cushy' feel.

BHBH

mtommer
10-20-2009, 10:37 AM
So far I've used:
ALU Rough 16L
CyberFlash 16
Lux M2 16 (free trial)
*all strung at 65x65 hybrid with Gosen OG or Gamma SG w/ Wearguard

I haven't felt much difference between them. I stick with CyberFlash because of cost.

downs_chris
10-20-2009, 10:39 AM
1) Pro Hurricane 18. Hah, it's the only one I've tried! Yeah, I'm new to the poly scene, too... But I have about 5 other polys in my stash, just waiting to be tried.

haha...it feels so dead to me -- you should definitely give the MSV Focus Hex a try...although I've been reading great things about the Weiss Cannon Superstring...

jackson vile
10-20-2009, 12:43 PM
1) Cyber Flash / Scorpion / BB Alu Power / Big Hitter / Silver String
2) MSV Hex / Blue Gear / Proline 2
3) Competition / SPPPP / Premier Ace


The #3 are strings that I would never ever play with again, #2 are really good strings however they left something wanted for me, #1 string do everything I want.

BB Alu Power would be higher but it has various issues, the Cyber Flash is very simular to Alu Power, but CF also loses it's qualities after some time. Scorpion stay good for much longer, has more feel.

I would rate Scorpion and Cyber neck to neck and need further testing, I personally love strings that have a plush feel to them, I like my strings on the lose side, and like pocket, but still crisp.

Only thing that Big Hitter lacks is the plush feeling, other wise it is amazing and it's playability stay for a long time.

Hard to say what my fav. is out of those 3.

retlod
10-20-2009, 06:42 PM
1. Tecnifibre Black Code 17
2. Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 17
3. Luxilon BB TiMo 18
4. Gosen Polylon Ice 17
5. Luxilon BB Alu Power Rough 16L
6. Prince Poly EXP 17

Mdubb23
10-20-2009, 07:48 PM
1. Luxilon BBO 1.30 (strung more loosely than the others)
2. Luxilon BB ALU Power 1.25
3. Polystar Energy 1.25
4. Kirschbaum Pro Line II 1.25
5. Luxilon BB Ace 1.18

I've tried probably between 25-30 polys, and these are my top 5; none of them are bad---IMO they're all great strings. I hybrid everything with VS Gut in the crosses at 60/58 lbs if the poly is <1.30, but if it is 1.30, I'll string everything at 58 lbs.

Deck
10-20-2009, 08:15 PM
1: Pacific XForce 17
2: Weiss CANNON Silverstring 17
3: Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough 16L
4: Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power 16
5: Signum Pro Poly-Plasma 17
6: Pro Supex Blue Gear 16
7: MSV Hex 16
8: Luxilon BBO 16
9: Pro Supex Big Ace
10: Babolat Pro Hurricane 16
And many others, it's hard to put them in order after the top three.

paulorenzo
10-20-2009, 08:34 PM
back code18- best poly/copoly i've tried. soft for a poly, and is playable until breakage. tremendous spin. worth giving a full bed a try.
bb alu power rough- very nice feel for poly but goes dead after a few hours.
msv hex 18- good value, not as good a blackcode in any aspect.
isospeed pyramid 16- spinny, but doesnt hold tension for long.
gosen poly ice- good for the price, but you get what you pay for.
gamma zo power 16- stiff and nothing too special.

acm
10-20-2009, 09:37 PM
1.Luxilon Alu power rough 16
2.Luxilon Alu power 16
3.Tecnifibre black code 17
4.Luxilon BB Ace
5.Babolat pro hurricane 16
6.Tecnifbre Polyspin 16

downs_chris
10-21-2009, 03:45 AM
has anyone else played with the Technifibre Black Code 18? does it hold tension well?

alidisperanza
10-21-2009, 06:18 PM
Oh man... this may take a bit
Currently...

MSV Hex 1.18
Alu rough
Ace 18
Silverstring
Kirshbaum Super Smash Spiky (red)
Alu Power
ProHurricane Tour
Pro Line II
Spiky Shark
Signum Plasma Pure
^^ Hextreme
IsoSpeed Pyramid
Pro's Pro Poly Nova Titanium
Pro Hurricane
Polyon
BallisticPolymono


I'm probably missing something but Yeah...

stanfordtennis alum
10-22-2009, 02:32 PM
for me:
1. genesis spin x
2. luxilon alu
3. topspin cyber flash
4. signum pro tornado
5. genesis black magic

2ndserveace
10-22-2009, 03:03 PM
1. Alu Rough
2. BBO
3. Weisscannon Silverstring
4. Signum Pro Hyperion
5. Blue Gear
6. Signum Pro Tornado
7. PHT
8. Pro Hurricane
9. Big Ace
10. MSV Focus Hex

rqtguy
10-22-2009, 03:12 PM
1) Babolat Pro Hurricane 17 g
2) Ashaway Monofire 17g
3) Ashaway Monofire 16g
4) Prince Tourney Ploy 16g

competition
10-22-2009, 03:22 PM
1. Pro Line 2 16g (by a lot)
2. PHT 17g
3. BB Original 17g
4. Competition 17g (currently using)
5. Spiky Shark 16g

jcstennis
10-22-2009, 03:52 PM
I am still very convinced the best for me is Topspin's Concept Pure...

followed by ALU Power Rough, then Spiky Shark, then Polyfibre TCS.

ncwxx717
10-23-2009, 06:43 AM
technifibre polyspin
technifibre PRC
msv focus hex
babolat PHT

Fedace
10-23-2009, 06:47 AM
Proline 2
Pro hurr tour
black code
big ace
spiky shark
Alu power rough
fishing line

Supracool94
10-23-2009, 01:02 PM
MSV Hex 1.18
TF Black Code
Kirsch Spiky Shark 17g
Lux BB ALU Rough
Gamma Zo Twist
Kirsch Pro Line II (my least favorite!)

downs_chris
10-24-2009, 04:10 AM
1) MSV Focus Hex 18L - loving the spin and feel -- very comfortable!
2) Luxilon ALU Rough 16L - great bite, but a little stiffer and harsh on the arm...
2) Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18 - great at first, but seems to have lost something
3) Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 18 - I can't say i'm a fan of this -- feels dead

15-0
10-24-2009, 07:02 PM
1. Luxilon m2 pro: Great control, spin, comfort, tension maintenence.
2. Luxilon alu power: More power than m2 similar control, spin and tension maintenence. less comfortable,
3. Babolat pro hurricane: Good control, spin, Great tension maintenence.
4. Babolat pro hurricane tour: Good spin a little more than normal hurricane nothing to change strings over. Bad tension maintenence.

ClubHoUno
10-24-2009, 08:08 PM
1. Signum Pro Tornado 1.23 - vvery nice soft feel for a CoPoly, good spin and very good tension maintenance

2. Signum Pro Hyperion 1.24 - not quite as soft feel as the Tonado, but more power, less spinny and EXTREMELY GREAT tension stability

3. Tecnifibre Black Code 1.18 - good spin, nice soft feel and very good tension maintenance. Almost on par with the Signum Pro Tornado for me.

4. Weisscannon Turbo Twist 1.24 - good spin, good tension stability, nice soft feel - almost too mushy for me and low on power. Great string, but only gets a Top 4 ranking

5. MSV FOCUS HEX 1.18 - not quite as goos a CoPoly for me as the Top 4 listed, but its very affordable price and its nice playing characteristica makes it into my Top 5 of the best Poly strings at the moment

6 A. Signum Pro Poly Plasma Pure - a bit on the stiff side, but very good tension stability and nice solid Poly performance.

6 B. Weisscannon Silverstring - very much like the Signum Pro Poly Plasma performance wise. Great Poly string.

7. Luxilon Alu BIG BANGER POWER. Very nice powerfull feeling, but loses all of its great advantages after just 2-3 hours for me and wakes up my old Tennis Elbow, if I don't trash the string after 3 hours of play. Used to be the best Poly string, not so anymore. Luxilon need some new updated strings with better tension stability and improved performance before I'll buy Luxilon strings again.

8. Luxilon Alu Big Banger Rough - see above. Nice spin and good power. Loses tension even faster than the Alu BB Power does. I see why Federer changes his racquet every 7 games. This string just dies VERY FAST on me. Not in any way better than the Black Code or Tornado for me.

9. Pacific Poly Force Xtreme 1.25 - nice poly performance, but too stiff for me and didn't like the overall feel of it afer thorough testing it last year.

10. Luxilon M2 + Alu Big Banger Fluoro - mushy soft performing string. Loses tension too fast and not really my kind of strings.

11. Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour - hated this string in almost every apect. Boardy like feel, if you can talk about feel at all, when discussing this string. As poor tension stability as the Luxilon strings and just not a string for me :(

12. Luxilon Alu Big Banger Spin - same poor tension stability as the other Luxilon strings, but it didn't even perform the first two hours. No signs of extra spin, bad feel and just a dreadful string for me :(

jonvdw
12-08-2009, 05:49 AM
For the money, Topspin Cyber Flash is still the one to beat.
The Signum Pro Tornado is my new favourite, but the classic Poly Plasma is still very much up there.
An oldie but goodie: Kirschbaum Super Smash. I also loved their Pro Line II.
Pro Supex Blue Gear is also right up there.
The Polyfibre TCS is a good string, definitely worth a try, just like the Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour. The Bab Revenge is good too, but just not worth the money (the Luxilon strings fall in the same category).
I have 2 sets of Genesis Spin X and Black Magic. I can't wait to give them a try!

nickarnold2000
12-08-2009, 05:59 AM
For the money, Topspin Cyber Flash is still the one to beat.
The Signum Pro Tornado is my new favourite, but the classic Poly Plasma is still very much up there.
An oldie but goodie: Kirschbaum Super Smash. I also loved their Pro Line II.
Pro Supex Blue Gear is also right up there.
The Polyfibre TCS is a good string, definitely worth a try, just like the Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour. The Bab Revenge is good too, but just not worth the money (the Luxilon strings fall in the same category).
I have 2 sets of Genesis Spin X and Black Magic. I can't wait to give them a try!
Hey, I'm very interested in what you think of Spin-X.:)

GoaLaSSo
12-08-2009, 07:03 AM
I'm ordering some cyberflash now so ill see what that's like.
In terms of performance at it's peak

1. Luxilon alu rough
2. Black Code
3. Luxilon alu power
4. Luxilon M2
5. Revenge

The last 3 all played well and i wasn't sure how to rank them

The strings i prefer based on all factors

1. Black Code
2. Luxilon alu rough
3. Luxilon alu power
4. Luxilon M2
5. Revenge

Revenge died faster than the others for me and when it's dead it's an awful awful string. The others i could keep playing with for 10+ hours and be happy, whereas revenge was frustrating after 6+ hours or so.

Keep in mind used a hybrid with each of these with various multi's and syn gut

Basically i love black code and will go back to it if cyberflash doesn't amaze me

marsh
12-08-2009, 07:16 AM
1. Genesis Black Magic 17
2. MSV Hex 17
3. ALU Rough 17
4. Black Code 17
5. New Gold color ALU Playtest String 17

mozzer
12-08-2009, 07:42 AM
Cyberflash 1.25
Spin X 1.23
Big Ace 1.17
Black Code 1.24

Dgpsx7
12-08-2009, 11:14 AM
MSV Hex 1.10 is my favorite string. I am so accustomed to it that everytime I use another string I feel like I am missing something.

jazzyfunkybluesy
12-08-2009, 12:36 PM
1.Big Ace Micro 1.15
2.Weiss Cannon Turbotwist 1.18
3.Weiss Cannon Silverstring
4. MSV Hex Focus 1.10

Six.One.Tour.90FAN
12-08-2009, 01:12 PM
Absoloutely Spot on
MSV FOCUS HEX IS THE BEST STRING EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chaddles
12-08-2009, 01:53 PM
1. Lux M2 Pro: fabulous string at higher tension with great control & power, and retains tension very well (after the initial tension loss). Great as a full bed and is soft enough not to cause arm damage.

2. Kirsch Touch Turbo 1.25: great control and power, retained tension very well and not harsh - surprisingly soft on the arm actually.

3. Kirsch Pro Line II 1.25: great control string - wasn't a high powered string, and that allowed me to take huge swings at the ball that resulted in big topspinners - very much near the top of the list.

4. Lux Alu Power: hybrid or full bed this is one of the best strings ever made, just depends on how solid your arm is. Great power, control and sensation of a well struck ball combined with the sound is second to none.

Still testing SPPP, SP Hyperion, Prince EXP 17, Polyfibre

Garbage/non impressive strings: Pro Supex Blue Gear, Genesis Spin X, Black Code - didn't really impress at all, much better strings available.

Orion
12-08-2009, 03:26 PM
1. Genesis Black Magic 16g - My fav by far, soft with great performance
2. Technifibre Black Code 17g - Generates good spin with nice feel
3. Head UltraTour 17g -A surprise
4. Babolat PHT 17g - Feels geared to Babolat frames

Currently testing SPPPure 16g

stanfordtennis alum
12-09-2009, 10:45 AM
genesis spin x
topspin cyber flash
pro supex big ace
genesis black magic
luxilon alu power

gflyer
12-09-2009, 12:47 PM
1. Cyber Flash 1.25
2. Spin-X 1.23

The other ones I've tried are not even close.
Looking forward to try the new SP Blackline strings and some Ploystar.

jonvdw
12-10-2009, 07:42 AM
Hey, I'm very interested in what you think of Spin-X.:)

Just played with the Spin X (1.23mm.) for the first time today for about 90 minutes. It's really good, just about up there with the Signum Pro Tornado: the perfect clay court strings. The price is virtually the same (in Europe at least) at around 100€ for a 200m. reel, so it'll be difficult to choose between the two. I'll probably break the string tomorrow, so I'll be able to give the Black Magic a try. If Tecnifibre would lower the cost of the BlackCode, it would also be a candidate for new favourite string. I really love these new generation co-poly's.

ilikephobo
12-10-2009, 02:40 PM
1. Big Ace
2. ALU Rough
3. M2
4. Cyber Flash
5. Polylon

nickarnold2000
12-10-2009, 07:50 PM
Just played with the Spin X (1.23mm.) for the first time today for about 90 minutes. It's really good, just about up there with the Signum Pro Tornado: the perfect clay court strings. The price is virtually the same (in Europe at least) at around 100€ for a 200m. reel, so it'll be difficult to choose between the two. I'll probably break the string tomorrow, so I'll be able to give the Black Magic a try. If Tecnifibre would lower the cost of the BlackCode, it would also be a candidate for new favourite string. I really love these new generation co-poly's.
Thanks for posting. You guys in Europe are lucky because Tornado is way more expensive in the US ($176/reel vs $99/ reel for Spin X). I'm really enjoying using BC 17 but(as you noted) it's also highly priced at $170/reel. Spin X seems like a great deal!

downs_chris
12-11-2009, 04:50 AM
1) Weiss Cannon Silverstring (Favorite Overall)
2) Topspin Cyberflash (Best Value)
3) Lux Big Banger Ace
4) Weiss Cannon Turbotwist
5) MSV Focus Hex
6) Lux Big Banger Original
7) Lux ALU Rough

sidzej
12-11-2009, 05:16 AM
These were my favourite polys (before I switched to gut/syngut setup):

1. Kirsch ProLine II, Spiky Shark
2. Tornado 17 & Black Code 17
3. MSV Focus Hex 1.10 or 1.18
4. SPPP 17

StaCruz10S
01-19-2010, 08:33 AM
Luxilon BB Alu Power rough 16L, 55 lbs on an n-code six one tour---great! maybe 52-53 lbs would feel better...haven't experimented yet.
Luxilon BB Alu Power fluoro 17, 56 lbs on the new BLX six one tour---great! will try this same string at 52-54 lbs sometime later.

rudester
01-19-2010, 08:49 AM
1. TF Black Code
2. BB Ace
3. ALU Rough*
4. Pro Hurricane Tour*
5. Polystar Energy*
6. TF Red Code
7. Cyber Power
8. Weiss Cannon silverstring


*Before tension loss

downs_chris
01-19-2010, 08:53 AM
lately i've been using just one string...topspin cyber flash 1.20 mm...sooo good!

Blade0324
01-19-2010, 09:39 AM
Here's my list.

1. Black Code
2. Spiky Shark
3. Volkl Cyclone
4. Red Code
5. Pro Hurricane Tour
6. Poly Speed Spin
All 17g except for the last one.

HitItHarder
01-19-2010, 10:00 AM
As far as performance goes, a fresh set of Lux ALU rough is hands down the best poly I have played with. But because its playing characteristics decline so quickly that I can't use it very long, I wouldn't even put it on my top 5 list. In terms of value, performance, and playability:

1 - MSV Hex 1.18
2 - MSV Hex 1.10
3 - SPPP 1.18
4 - SP Hyperion
5 - Weisscannon Turbo Twist

Yes I seem to have some kind of German string fetish at the moment.

BigHitterSE
01-19-2010, 12:25 PM
1. Kirschbaum Pro Line II
2. Kirschbaum Touch Turbo
3. Tecnifibre Black Code

T1000
01-19-2010, 12:38 PM
1. Luxilon Big Banger alu Power Rough 16L - Godly, insane amounts of spin and power, the poly in my opinion.

2. Tecnifibre Pro Red Code 16g - Great string, good power and played well from all areas of the court for me.

3. Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 - Great string, just like Rough but not as good.

4. Pro Supex Big Ace 16g - Great power and nice for flat hitters

5. Luxilon Big Banger alu Power Flouro 17g - Solid, but way too pricey, goes down a few spots because of it

6. Pro Supex Blue Gear 16g - Insane amounts of spin, but no power or feel

7. Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power - Dies way to fast for me

8. Luxilon Big Banger Timo - Too much power

9. Kirschbaum Competition - Nothing to write home about

10. Kirschbaum Pro Line I and II - Worst poly ever invented

Bashi
01-19-2010, 01:48 PM
no sonic pro love?

nabbydian
01-19-2010, 07:39 PM
no sonic pro love?

i use Sonic Pro as a full bed. string it up on my RDS001 Mid at 59lbs, plays very soft and has a good pop. love the strings

how is Sonic Pro as a hybrid? i have used it extensively as a full so far

Xtreme
01-19-2010, 07:44 PM
Um i've used only 3 and i stuck with the one i ranked 2nd for me

Luxilon ALU Rough
Pro Supex Big Ace
Tecnifibre Black Code

Bashi
01-22-2010, 02:03 PM
how is Sonic Pro as a hybrid? i have used it extensively as a full so far

i like to describe it like this - when you hit the ball with full sonic pro it sounds like a "pop." but when i hit it with the setup i use now it sounds like a cannon. i really feel like i hit a much more solid ball, there's not as much spraying

kiteboard
10-23-2010, 06:23 PM
I've tried polystar energy, blackcode, msv hex: 1.10, 1.18, 1.23mm, alu power, alu rough, ace 18g, redcode, supex blue gear, spiky shark, tour bite, barb wire, cyber flash, sppp, bbo, hexablade, and many others.


Tens. main: sppp and blackcode.

Spin: barb wire, blue gear, tour bite, hex 1.10mm, ace 18g all good for spin.

Control: Depends on what you cross it with, and whether the crosses are higher in tens. than the mains or vice versa.

Feel: Won't match gut no matter what.

Power: depends on crosses/tens.

Durability: I cut them out before it's an issue.

retlod
10-24-2010, 07:09 AM
1. Tecnifibre Black Code 17
2. Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 17
3. Luxilon BB TiMo 18
4. Gosen Polylon Ice 17
5. Luxilon BB Alu Power Rough 16L
6. Prince Poly EXP 17

Rankings Update:

1. Babolat Pro Hurricane
2. Tecnifibre Black Code
3. Signum Pro Poly Plasma
4. Topspin CyberBlue
5. Kirschbaum Spiky Shark
6. MSV Focus Hex
7. Kirschbaum Helix
8. Luxilon BBO
9. WeissCannon Silverstring
10. Luxilon BB Ace
11. Prince Poly EXP
12. Head Sonic Pro
13. Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour
14. Luxilon BB TiMo
15. Gosen Polylon Ice
16. Luxilon BB Alu Power Rough

R3dux
10-24-2010, 07:16 AM
1. Kirschbaum Helix
2. Signum Pro Hyperion
3. Signum Pro Tornado
4. Topspin Cyberflash
5. MSV Hex
6. Luxilon Adrenaline

All of the strings I have played have been between from 1.18 to 1.25. Helix is the best string I have ever played with, hands down.

counterpuncher
10-24-2010, 07:31 PM
Good thread topic ! You often read so much about new polys it's nice to do a recap on what people are actually using.

Out of the 20+ polys that I've tried over the past 5 years, it depends on which racquet as to what string suits. I'm not a fan of crisp/stiff such as Timo, Alu Power & CyberFlash. All things being the same, I would say my top ones are :

1. Lux BB Ace
2. Pro Line II 1.15
3. Silverstring 1.20
4. Hyperion 1.18
5. SPPP Pure 1.18
6. Cyber Blue 1.20

thebuffman
11-14-2010, 08:37 AM
all strings were 17g

Technifibre Black Code
Topspin Cyber Flash
Weiss Silver String
MSV Focus Hex
Topspin Cyber Black
Pro Supex Big Ace
Luxilon ALU Power

dr325i
11-14-2010, 08:45 AM
Of all I've tested, I prefer:
1) Sonic Pro 17g black
2) Sonic Pro 17g White
3) Genesis Black Magic 17g
4) Genesis SpinX 17g
5) MSV Hex 18g
6) Luxilon BB ALU Power 1.25 (while it lasted, very short)

hebrewhammer
11-14-2010, 09:11 AM
gotta tell you guys.... I really dont think lux is that great. here you go
1.Golden Set Snake Bite 17
2.Wilson Enduro Tour 17
3.Gosen Polycomfort 17
4.Topspin Cyberflash 17
5.Gosen Polylon Ice 17

AllLeague
11-14-2010, 04:28 PM
Tourna Big Hitter Blue Rough 17g
MSV Focus Hex 17L
Signum Pro Poly Speed Spin 16g
Topspin Cyberflash 17g
Tourna Big Hitter Blue 17g
361 Nation Playtest String 17g
Signum Pro Poly Plasma 16g
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 17g
Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 17g
Gamma Zo Power 16L

kenshireen
11-14-2010, 05:35 PM
i like to describe it like this - when you hit the ball with full sonic pro it sounds like a "pop." but when i hit it with the setup i use now it sounds like a cannon. i really feel like i hit a much more solid ball, there's not as much spraying

what setup do you use...strings/tension

rodrigoamaral
11-14-2010, 06:30 PM
in no particular order:

poly star energy
genesis black magic
tour bite
topspin cyber flash
kirschbaum pro line 2
luxilon ALU

Mr_Shiver
11-14-2010, 06:43 PM
1) Lux Big Banger Alu - still the gold standard IMO.
2) Genesis Typhoon - my new go-to string
3) Solinco Tour Bite - Would rival Alu if it didn't break so fast
4) Tecnifibre Black Code
5) Signum Pro Poly Plasma - great all-around string at a great price.
6) Signum Pro Tornado
7) Babolat RPM Blast - the ultimate spin string, for like 5 seconds


Other strings I've tried (I'm too lazy to rank the rest of them):
Red Code
Spiky Shark
Scorpion
Outlast
Barb Wire
Cyber Flash
Pro Hurricane Tour
Duralast
Big Banger Ace
Big Hitter Silver

I'm happy with Typhoon so I am done testing out strings. Until the next super hyped groundbreaking xenomorphic bilateral tritone interval string comes along.

GoodSamaritan
11-14-2010, 07:04 PM
Which color of Typhoon did you like Shiver?

brownbearfalling
11-14-2010, 07:31 PM
1. Weiss cannon Silverstring 1.20
2. Alu power 125 / Alu power rough(only second because of price)
3. Signum pro poly plasma 17g
4. Signum por poly pure 16g
5. Genesis Black magic 1.23
6. iso speed baseline
7. Pacific poly force
8. Wilson Enduro gold ( for Aero pro drives)
9. Tecnfibre red code
10. Big banger original
11. Kirschbaum competition

Don't really care for:
12. Top spin cyber blue
13. Top spin cyber flash
14. pro hurricane tour
15. Pro hurricane
16. Solinco tour bite
17. Gosen Polylon ice
18. Gamma zo power
19. Gamma durablast
20. Gamma zo life
21. Top spin poly polar
22. Signum por mega force

Don't like textured or shaped strings:
Msv focus hex 1.18
Kirschbaum spiky shark
Pro supex blue gear
volkl cyclone


Testing in the near future (strings I have laying around):
361 nation string 17g (tw play test)
Poly star energy 17g
Pro supex big ace 1.22
Babolat rpm blast
Tecnfibre black code
poly fibre tcs
-Re test kirschbaum competition ( last play test was strung too loose and I cut it out within 2 hours of play)
Head sonic pro (just to see if it is close to iso speed baseline)
Prince poly exp
Weiss cannon scorpion
Weiss cannon match power

Mr_Shiver
11-15-2010, 01:48 PM
Which color of Typhoon did you like Shiver?

I used the gray. I've gotten a bit tired of this whole color string fad.

Lefty5
11-17-2010, 10:26 AM
Tourna Big Hitter Blue Rough 17g
MSV Focus Hex 17L
Signum Pro Poly Speed Spin 16g
Topspin Cyberflash 17g
Tourna Big Hitter Blue 17g
361 Nation Playtest String 17g
Signum Pro Poly Plasma 16g
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 17g
Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 17g
Gamma Zo Power 16L


This is close enough to my list - minus Gamma (terrible and stiff and never worth it) and the 361 I have yet to try but didn't look like the reviews were all that promising.

Macedo
11-17-2010, 11:36 AM
1. Pro Hurricane Tour 1,25mm
2. Luxilon Alu Power 1,25mm
4. Pro's pro cyber power titan 1,30mm
3. SuperString Viper Terre Extreme 1,25mm
4. Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1,23mm
5. Pro's Pro Hexaspin 1,30mm
6. RPM Blast 1,25mm
7. Pro's Pro Intense Heat 1,30mm
8. Babolat Pro Hurricane 1,30mm
9. Babolat Revenge 1,30m
10. Tecnifibre Pro RedCode 1,25mm
11. MSV Focus Hex 1,10mm
12. Pro's Pro Vendetta 1,30m
13. Babolat Conquest 1,30m

nvottennis
11-17-2010, 11:40 AM
This is close enough to my list - minus Gamma (terrible and stiff and never worth it) and the 361 I have yet to try but didn't look like the reviews were all that promising.
361 isnt anything really to get excited about imo. THere are a lot more other types that can provide better results

ZeroSkid
02-12-2012, 04:41 PM
Poly Fiber Black Venom Rough
Luxilon ALU Power Rough
Beast XP
Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour

Disappointments:

Blackcode
B5E

rofl_copter3
02-13-2012, 12:17 PM
How does the polyfibre black venom rough play? Is is soft or high powered or is it firm and low powered? Google touch/feel?

The Big Kahuna
02-13-2012, 01:32 PM
Stringforum Poly of the Year 2011

Rank String Score

1 Solinco Tour Bite 144
2 Tecnifibre Black Code 138
3 MSV Focus - HEX® 119
4 Signum Pro Tornado 87
5 Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II 75
6 Luxilon Big Banger Ace 74
7 Signum Pro Poly Plasma 61
8 Prince Beast XP 58
9 WeissCANNON Silverstring 57
10 Luxilon Adrenaline Rough 55
11 WeissCANNON Scorpion 52
12 Genesis Black Magic 43
13 MSV Co-Focus 30
14 Signum Pro Hyperion 22
15 Topspin Cyber Twirl Natural 11