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tennis005
01-31-2010, 02:29 PM
What exactly is a co-poly? Whats the difference between a co-poly and a poly.

beststringer
01-31-2010, 02:39 PM
What exactly is a co-poly? Whats the difference between a co-poly and a poly.

I think co-poly is a marketing term. It plays and breaks like syn guts.

PROTENNIS63
01-31-2010, 02:56 PM
I think co-poly is a marketing term. It plays and breaks like syn guts.

Co-poly is NOT a marketing term.

To the OP: Co-polys are polyester string with other additives added to it. They tend to play softer than traditional polyester strings. Some call them 3rd generation polys.

beststringer
01-31-2010, 03:01 PM
Co-poly is NOT a marketing term.

To the OP: Co-polys are polyester string with other additives added to it. They tend to play softer than traditional polyester strings. Some call them 3rd generation polys.

that's the technical explanation. but to average users (4.5 and lower), there is a lot of mis-marketing of this material and a lot of them play just like syn gut.

tennis005
01-31-2010, 03:38 PM
I was looking for something that has the same controlled, low powered feel as a poly but with more comfort and feel.

tennis005
01-31-2010, 04:26 PM
What are some low powered, non poly strings? Also looking for something with control and feel.

ClubHoUno
01-31-2010, 04:28 PM
What are some low powered, non poly strings? Also looking for something with control and feel.

Co-Polys are just that !

3.rd and 4.th generation softer feeling polys with better tension and elasticity maintenance :D

tennis005
01-31-2010, 04:54 PM
What are some good co-polys?

ManuGinobili
01-31-2010, 06:50 PM
Cheaper:
Cyberflash, Cyber Blue
Pro Supex Big Ace
MSV Focus
PolyStar

Higher range of "dough":
Technifibre Black Code
Signum Pro Hyperion, Tornado

tennis005
01-31-2010, 07:11 PM
Ok. So copolys offer the same control as poly but are softer and offer more feel?

ClubHoUno
01-31-2010, 07:20 PM
What are some good co-polys?

Signum Pro Tornado
Signum Pro Hyperion
Tecnifibre BlackCode
WeissCannon TurboTwist
WeissCannoon SilverString
MSV HeptaTwist
Signum Pro Pooly Plasma

ClubHoUno
01-31-2010, 07:21 PM
Ok. So copolys offer the same control as poly but are softer and offer more feel?

No, not quite the same amount of control, but better softer feel.

tennis005
01-31-2010, 08:01 PM
Still more control and less power then a multi or synthetic?

ClubHoUno
01-31-2010, 08:25 PM
Still more control and less power then a multi or synthetic?

Yeahhhh....but there are also different multis.

MultiFell is a hard multi, Promix likewise.

Xcel Standard id a VERY soft mushy multi.

Xcel Power and NRG2 is in between / nice and crisp.

You have to try them to judge them :)

tennis005
02-01-2010, 10:39 AM
What would be a good cross for Black Code in the mains? NXT?

The_Question
02-01-2010, 12:02 PM
and a lot of them play just like syn gut.

*Insert* You cannot be serious!!!

mtommer
02-01-2010, 12:57 PM
A co polymer is a polymer formed through the use of more than one monomer. It has to do with how the chains are formed. Don't worry about the difference, just worry about how it feels to you when you play.

Travis Fong
02-01-2010, 04:03 PM
A co polymer is a polymer formed through the use of more than one monomer. It has to do with how the chains are formed. Don't worry about the difference, just worry about how it feels to you when you play.

We're talking Co-Polyester. Don't be fooled though, many people make this mistake. Clearly make sure that you buy a co-polyester if your looking for something with the same control as a poly but a little softer. Co-polymers are nowhere near that.