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David123
03-30-2010, 03:36 PM
Hey guys just wanted to know where people on this forum stood :P i know there is a thread of worst string, but its not exactly the same. I want to know all strings you used, or all the strings you remembered and you don't use anymore because you found a better string :P

Perferbly list the string that didn't work for you and state why :P
In addition you're welcome to leave what strings you're using now :)

armsty
03-30-2010, 05:30 PM
Blue Gear. Superstring Pure Control V8. Superstring Nikita Soft or something. Pro Red Code. Topspin Polytech. Black Magic.

David123
03-30-2010, 06:24 PM
why did the pro red code not work? i thought it was a good string as rated by future players..

BagelMe
03-30-2010, 06:39 PM
Although I am no connoisseur of tennis strings I've had really bad experiences with the following strings: kgut pro, sigum pro poly HEXtreme, and all the free Alpha strings i got with my stringing machine was crap.

Wes_Loves_Dunlop
03-30-2010, 06:49 PM
Pro Red Code
Genesis Spin X
Luxilon Alu power smooth
67 lbs nat gut
PSGD
Blue Gear

UD1
03-30-2010, 07:10 PM
Lux Adrenaline

David123
03-31-2010, 09:38 AM
Wow already 2 ppl hating on red code out of 4.. i heard it was a prety good string though by some.

rudester
03-31-2010, 09:46 AM
I did like red code, some of the lists here are exact opposite to my experience, only goes to show the subjectivity of string preference, anyway here is my no go list

Luxilon-too harsh and and expensive fast tenson loss
Pro hurricane tour-Ok but loses tension also
MSV Focus hex-thinking of using it in my weed eater
Kevlar-too Harsh

everything else i have tried is useful at least in a hybrid

David123
03-31-2010, 09:53 AM
yeah thats another reason i created this thread. So see the subjectivity on the boards :P

Hotrocks
03-31-2010, 10:02 AM
I did like red code, some of the lists here are exact opposite to my experience, only goes to show the subjectivity of string preference, anyway here is my no go list

Luxilon-too harsh and and expensive fast tenson loss
Pro hurricane tour-Ok but loses tension also
MSV Focus hex-thinking of using it in my weed eater
Kevlar-too Harsh

everything else i have tried is useful at least in a hybrid

Couldn't agree more! Especially your comment on MSV Focus!!! I have an extra set of MSV(red)....was wondering what to do wih it, Weedeater idea sounds great!!! Thanks....PS- Love your sense of HUMOR!

Fedace
03-31-2010, 10:04 AM
I did like red code, some of the lists here are exact opposite to my experience, only goes to show the subjectivity of string preference, anyway here is my no go list

Luxilon-too harsh and and expensive fast tenson loss
Pro hurricane tour-Ok but loses tension also
MSV Focus hex-thinking of using it in my weed eater
Kevlar-too Harsh

everything else i have tried is useful at least in a hybrid

Black Code,,-- no power plastic string.
alu power -- no feel and unpredictable power.

Lefty5
03-31-2010, 11:10 AM
I just had a demo with Gamma TNT in it, totally AWFUL string, complete mush bowl.

David123
03-31-2010, 12:29 PM
i agree with the gamma tnt

Djlpenguin
03-31-2010, 12:33 PM
luxilon big banger original. no feel, stiff.

Spas
03-31-2010, 12:35 PM
PSGD - Moved far too much

Now im using SPPP, love that it doesn't move much. My first poly try out though

mikeler
03-31-2010, 12:36 PM
luxilon big banger original. no feel, stiff.


+1 for the same reasons as the previous poster stated.

Power Player
03-31-2010, 03:34 PM
All full poly and multi setups pretty much for me.

MAC94
03-31-2010, 03:39 PM
Luxilon ALU Power Fluoro & Luxilon Big Banger TIMO

Fluoro played very well for about 2-3 weeks, then died. I actually got tennis elbow in the time it took me to break them after that. TIMO I tried for a week and cut them off. TIMO is way too soft to be a player's string, and, just like fluoro, died after the week I played with them.

I currently play with Luxilon Big Banger M2 Pro 16L. That, along with the odd set of Babolat 17 Natural Gut, is my string of choice

tennis005
03-31-2010, 03:42 PM
Definite worst experience was with PHT. Messed up my shoulder.

dadozen
03-31-2010, 04:16 PM
SPPP
MSV Focus Hex 1.10 and 1.18

Both felt stiff and with no feel at all.

armsty
03-31-2010, 04:46 PM
Adding PHT to my list. It's **** stuff I thought. Stiff and underpowered. Tonight I'm having a hit with focus hex and cyber red. I have a feeling cyber red will be added here. When stringing I just kept thinking. This is gunna suck.

JT_2eighty
03-31-2010, 05:25 PM
Definite worst experience was with PHT. Messed up my shoulder.

Same here. PHT messed my elbow. It was great for a match, maybe two. But I kept using it thinking it would break in, but it just got stiffer and broke me.

Gamma revelation was free with my x-2 and that played well for about an hour then sucked.

All in all you are going to get every string possible on this list and the other because one man's trash is another's treasure.

Confusedaboutgear
03-31-2010, 07:29 PM
uhh. Sadly NRG (too mushy) genesis spin x (Disgusting) havent tried much but yeah

pmacino
03-31-2010, 09:47 PM
Another former PHT hitter here...so +6 or wherever it's at, to that!

also...

Lux Adrenaline (meh, sorry no better way to describe it)
Wilson Hollow Core Pro (too mushy)
Lux ALU Power - Smooth (I'll agree with the unpredictable power statement)

kcjim
04-02-2010, 10:19 PM
tnt fatcore-- great price, dull performance
pro huricane tour - tried the 18g, had better performance from golden set 18g poly at one fourth the price.

AaronBurr
04-02-2010, 11:10 PM
MSV Focus Hex 1.18 - Absolute worst string I've ever used
Prince Lightening 16

MomentumGT
07-16-2010, 03:34 PM
Genesis Black Magic: no spin and very hard to control. Felt too soft for me even when I strung it a couple lbs higher. It's pluses would be it's power, felt like syn gut type power.

PolyStar Classic: It felt great warming up but every hit it felt like the string was loosing tension and quick. Also moved a lot like a syn gut.

Strings I like: Topspin Cyberflash, Unique Big Hitter Blue and Silver, and current string Solinco Tour Bite.

-Jon

JoelDali
07-16-2010, 04:58 PM
Adrenaline.

Blows.

Icedorb217
07-16-2010, 06:04 PM
Pro Red Code
Genesis Spin X
Luxilon Alu power smooth
67 lbs nat gut
PSGD
Blue Gear

SpinX?! Can you please explain why?

wrxinsc
07-16-2010, 07:03 PM
Prince Lightning XX - Played ok with didn't last long. Maybe eight to ten matches.

Say Chi Sin Lo
07-16-2010, 07:42 PM
Dunlop (used to be) Max Comfort
Gamma Revelation
Tecnifibre E-Matrix
Volkl PowerFiber I
Wilson Reaction
Yonex Super Tour 850

All polyesters.

pmerk34
07-16-2010, 07:42 PM
Hey guys just wanted to know where people on this forum stood :P i know there is a thread of worst string, but its not exactly the same. I want to know all strings you used, or all the strings you remembered and you don't use anymore because you found a better string :P

Perferbly list the string that didn't work for you and state why :P
In addition you're welcome to leave what strings you're using now :)

Prince ProBlend - wrecked my arm

Gamma Livewire

xukuru
07-17-2010, 05:57 AM
So far -> Babolat Xcel

mozzer
07-17-2010, 06:04 AM
Blackcode
Cyberblue stars out awesome but loses tension after about 2 shots

MarrratSafin
07-17-2010, 06:24 AM
Babolat Duralast
Technifibre Black Code
Pro Supex Big Ace
Babolat Xcel
PSGD

and more.:lol:

ryangoring
07-17-2010, 07:00 AM
Gamma Professional Livewire 17, to mushy and lost tension way to quickly.
Msv Focus Hex 17, plastic feeling, basically no feeling at all.
Big Ace 17 way too soft. IMO.
I did some blind play tests and some of them I tried were not up to par or to my liking I should say. I know that doesn't count but hey..............:)

T1000
07-17-2010, 07:09 AM
Kirschbaum Pro Line II - Crap string, nothing good about it

Mantis Power Poly - Same as above

Wilson Hollow Crap - enough said

0d1n
07-17-2010, 07:38 AM
SPPP - good control, good spin, ok feel, doesn't feel harsh when I hit the ball, but I get wrist problems when playing with it for an extended period, even in low tension hybrids. Yes, it's partially my fault, due to some technique issues on the forehand, but other strings do not cause the same problems for me.
Luxilon BB Original "Rough" - "rough" is a good word for its description. No feel, no power...no nothing. I think it would be useful as a tool for choking somebody to death, but that is about it.
I would start with the guy who designed the string

Keifers
07-17-2010, 08:09 AM
TF Multifeel 17
Pacific Tough Gut 16L/Pacific Polyforce Xteme
Klip Legend Uncoated

GameSetMatch
07-17-2010, 09:22 AM
This is such a pointless thread.

Different strings in vastly different racquets in different tensions for players at wildly different levels of ability are going to produce vastly different comments.

There are great strings listed in this thread and there are people saying that they 'blow' or 'suck' without explaining why. We're not talking $2 generic synthetics here in 15g. In reality, its likely to be the player that has the deficiency because unwittingly they labour under the misconception that strings are somehow going to compensate for technical deficiencies in their game.

I can play with most strings. I might prefer a certain type of string, but I've yet to come across any string that 'completely blows' or 'completely sucks'. Alot of players I know at the 5.0 level player with beat up racquets and some generic string from a reel, and they still play a great game and have great strokes.

fgs
07-17-2010, 09:24 AM
i'd first like to define what "didn't work out for me" means in what is going to follow: it means that with that particular string i was more than uncomfortable FROM THE VERY FIRST STROKE TO THE LAST. in the past few months i've played more than 21 different strings and only the two which will be named below accomplished that feat. the others performed acceptable to very well for a certain period and very few performed well from the first stroke to the last of my time frame of currenntly 8 hours.

the strings that didn't work out are:
- tecnifibre multifeel 1.30
- msv evo 1.25

the strings i currently play with and like very much are mantis power polyester / mantis power synthetic, mantis power polyester / mantis comfort synthetic, kirschbaum competition / isospeed professional.

Skywalker91
08-15-2010, 05:05 PM
+1 for the same reasons as the previous poster stated.

+2, except it's not stiff, but I could barely feel the ball when I added spin.

OldButGame
08-15-2010, 05:18 PM
i put Blackcode18 in a PSL.....worked great.

Put Proline II 18g @52lb........didnt feel NEARLY as good,....no power,...control,...feel,....(compared the blackcode).....Proline II is very popular,....ill try with another stick,...at different tension,....:-?