View Full Version : Most efficient way to test strings

03-19-2010, 11:28 AM
Hey guys i just bought 9 pairs of strings to try and see which one i would like to buy a reel of.

A little information about myself:

I am at 5.0/5.5 tennis player, using the Ksix one 95 (16x 18 ).

-I have a big flat forehand.
-I like to have good feel at the net.
-I like some topspin with my forehand at times.
-I like to hit my serve flat

I am looking for a string with bite, feel at the net, control and some power.

I bought the following strings all in 17 gauge.

1. Kirschbaum proline II
2. Signum pro hyperion
3. Signum pro Tornado
4. Technifibire x-biphase
5. Technifibre pro redcode
6. Technifibire pro blackcode
7. Technifibre NRG2
8. Gosen OG Micro
9. Cyberflash

I only have two ksix 95 (16x18 ) rackets. I've never tried any of these strings before. So the questions are:

1. What would be the best way to find which one/s i would like the best? (ex. should i try full bed or hybrid and/ one racket black code other redcode and see which one i like better?

2. Any strings that i should try together as hybrid? any strings that i should try fullbed only?

3. A tension that provides best playability for the string, (hence i hear stories of some strings playing bad when high tension, and better when lower)

4. Any other string that you reccomend i test? or any hybrid you reccomend?

Thanks, every opinion is highly appriciated :)

03-19-2010, 11:34 AM
Feel free to post your opinions :D

03-19-2010, 11:38 AM
Try all the polys at the same tension, and all the syn./multis at the same tension and compare them on the court. Then choose your favorite poly and your favorite syn. and decide whether to go full or hybrid them both.

03-19-2010, 09:02 PM
And also try to control as much varibles as u can, like a Science Experiment :p
If possible i'd have:
- 2/3 of the same racquets strung each a day appart @ the same tension
- hit with each racquet X days after they're strung
- Same opponent(or ball machine if you can (Robot> Humans in terms of consistancy))
- Hit with each racquet for X hours
- Then jot down impressions/ or video ball trajectory
- Then do a conclusion
- post review on TT :)

repeat for next batch of 2/3 strings you have.

03-19-2010, 09:49 PM
Although it is a full poly set, Genesis Black Magic is a great string for any player. I play national tournaments and use it and its great. It's also a black poly and any black string is softer than a different color string due to heat affecting it more. With string savers, a solid 9-12 hours of hard hitting.

03-20-2010, 02:09 PM
ill give genesis a try thanks for the opinions guys keep them coming :)