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GarrettReid
08-16-2010, 09:52 AM
I'll tally up the results sometime

drakulie
08-16-2010, 09:55 AM
favorite string would most likely be VS Gut. But alas, it is too expensive, and doesn't last me more than 1-2 hours.

niketennispro
08-16-2010, 11:11 AM
solinco tour bite. but if hybrids count, i like solinco vanquish in the mains and tour bite in the crosses. This gives a little more touch and feel, and some power, but loses a little control.

bfactor61
08-16-2010, 11:15 AM
kirschbaum helix

Centered
08-16-2010, 11:20 AM
VS Team 17. But, I don't use it because of the price.

My favorite string at the moment is Dynamite 17, but I'm looking to try the Dynamite Soft once it comes in.

I'd also like to try some of the other Pacific guts like Tough Gut 16L, but cost is an issue for me at the moment.

Nuke
08-16-2010, 11:25 AM
Topspin Cyber Flash. Good all-around poly at a nice price point.

jmverdugo
08-16-2010, 11:26 AM
PSGD .........

xinunix
08-16-2010, 11:28 AM
Weiss Cannon Scorpion 1.22

Djokovicfan4life
08-16-2010, 11:43 AM
VS Team is the best for me. In terms of reasonably priced strings I love Luxilon BBO.

[d]ragon
08-16-2010, 11:58 AM
Typhoon in a full job
Used to be ALU (for pure playability) but I haven't used in a while and my game has changed alot since

Tennis_Crazed
08-16-2010, 12:25 PM
ALU power or tour bite full poly...

rodrigoamaral
08-16-2010, 12:33 PM
Unfortunately, I have a few favorite strings.. i used to really like the genesis typhoon in my previous racquet along with PHT and Signum Pro Tornado.. Now I'm liking the PolyStar Energy in my radical pro..

pvaudio
08-16-2010, 01:12 PM
No question, Laserfibre Supernatural Gut Pro Stock.

Hotrocks
08-16-2010, 01:49 PM
Signum Pro Tornado in the mains & Mantis Power Synthetic in the crosses. Excellent spin, power and "POP" on contact!!!

Parker512
08-16-2010, 01:56 PM
Signum Pro Tornado in the mains & Mantis Power Synthetic in the crosses. Excellent spin, power and "POP" on contact!!!

You like the power synthetic do you think it would be good tostring a whole raquet with it. My favorite is Dunlop synthetic 17.

SliceForehand
08-16-2010, 04:24 PM
In just about every way, my favorite string is Ashaway Kevlar 18 mains at 50 lbs with Gosen Sheep Micro 17 crosses at 55 lbs. The only problem I have with this set-up is that it makes my arm just a little sore, and occasionally I find that the stringbed is too lively. Also, the strings move a LOT. However it's got tons of power, durability and playability, feel, spin, and bite. It outperforms almost all other strings in overall characteristics,

The only comparable string I've found lately has been TF Black Code 18 at 50 lbs, and I love it because it's softer, durability isn't an issue for me since I use a closed string pattern and a flat swing, it has a little more spin, and virtually no string movement. The only downside to this string is I don't know long it will stay playable, and I'm having a little trouble on drop volleys. But if this string stays playable for a long time, it might be worth the switch for me.

gino
08-16-2010, 05:23 PM
Pretty much any Solinco string

jim e
08-16-2010, 05:24 PM
Babolat VS nat. gut 16g.

javiql
08-16-2010, 05:32 PM
hacker - royal blue (argentinian string)

blackfrido
08-16-2010, 05:34 PM
hacker - royal blue (argentinian string)

what kind of string is this? poly, natural, nylon?

Fedace
08-16-2010, 05:36 PM
favorite string would most likely be VS Gut. But alas, it is too expensive, and doesn't last me more than 1-2 hours.

me too, but the UNCOATED version is the best. but it goes dead when Humid conditions so i use multi and poly combo. X-1 is close to gut but much less Control

javiql
08-16-2010, 05:41 PM
what kind of string is this? poly, natural, nylon?

its a poly string.
I am argentinian are you argentinian (because of the photo of nalbandian that you have)

aggietex08
08-16-2010, 06:04 PM
Head Rip Control 17g

Mr_Shiver
08-16-2010, 06:31 PM
SPPP or Tour Bite. Can't decide so I have half my playing racquets strung with one and half with the other. If I need a little extra juice i go with a racquet strung with TB. If I am hitting long I go with SPPP. I was skeptical about using this system but it has worked out beautifully.

UD1
08-16-2010, 07:09 PM
VS Team 17 hybrid with WeissCannon SilverString.

GarrettReid
08-16-2010, 07:18 PM
No BlackCode fans here?

fgs
08-17-2010, 01:10 AM
mantis power polyester in the mains with mantis power synthetic in the crosses.

zomg_rofl
08-17-2010, 02:36 AM
psgd 17 in neon yellow

FederGOAT
08-17-2010, 04:02 AM
Luxilon Adrenaline 17g

blazer2884
08-17-2010, 12:52 PM
gamma zo tour 16

jmverdugo
08-17-2010, 01:29 PM
hacker - royal blue (argentinian string)

what kind of string is this? poly, natural, nylon?

It is poly:

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/jmverdugo/CIMG4096.jpg

Donny0627
08-17-2010, 04:53 PM
pro hurricane 18g...

GarrettReid
08-17-2010, 04:58 PM
It is poly:

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/jmverdugo/CIMG4096.jpg

that's quite a nice setup you've got there.

OldButGame
08-17-2010, 05:02 PM
In just about every way, my favorite string is Ashaway Kevlar 18 mains at 50 lbs with Gosen Sheep Micro 17 crosses at 55 lbs. The only problem I have with this set-up is that it makes my arm just a little sore, and occasionally I find that the stringbed is too lively. Also, the strings move a LOT. However it's got tons of power, durability and playability, feel, spin, and bite. It outperforms almost all other strings in overall characteristics,

The only comparable string I've found lately has been TF Black Code 18 at 50 lbs, and I love it because it's softer, durability isn't an issue for me since I use a closed string pattern and a flat swing, it has a little more spin, and virtually no string movement. The only downside to this string is I don't know long it will stay playable, and I'm having a little trouble on drop volleys. But if this string stays playable for a long time, it might be worth the switch for me.
I also used 18g Blackcode,....@50lbs,.....(copycat),....in my PSL,....and found it to be fantastic !!!!!!!!

meowmix
08-17-2010, 05:15 PM
Wilson NG 16 (aka... VS 16).

I also really enjoy Genesis Typhoon.

blackfrido
08-17-2010, 05:17 PM
its a poly string.
I am argentinian are you argentinian (because of the photo of nalbandian that you have)

yes I am, I like David because of his game!

FEDERERNADAL13
08-17-2010, 06:09 PM
I like the VS 16 guage and pro hurricane tour 17 gauge hybrid pack the best!

plumcrazy
08-17-2010, 06:26 PM
pro hurricane 18g...

Mine too!!!

TennisCJC
08-17-2010, 08:13 PM
#1 String Combo: Babolat Tonic Natural Gut 16G in the mains with Signum Pro Hyperion in the crosses
#2 String Combo: Tecnifibre NRG2 16G mains with Signum Pro Hyperion in the crosses

String of interest: gamma zo twist 16g: pentagonal string that is twisted. Tried it today and it does play nice. Very good spin and a soft poly. Not sure about tension retension as I only played a couple of sets of doubles, but very interesting string. Not sure if it would be a good hybrid as it is very rough and would likely saw thru a nylon or multi.

soyizgood
08-17-2010, 08:22 PM
At the moment, Wilson Sensation 16 @ 58 lbs. Easier on my arm than Prince Synthetic Gut w/Duraflex 16.

kiteboard
08-17-2010, 08:28 PM
vs team 17g/blackcode 18g for control/volleys/serve
ashaway 16g/alu for spin/durability
barb wire/vs for powerful spin

The_Question
08-17-2010, 08:57 PM
Titan gut + SPPSS combo...

Larrysümmers
08-17-2010, 09:30 PM
Forten nylon bay-be. Cheap. Not as stiff as polys. But not flimsy either. And at $.95 a full job did I mention cheap? I create a Lot of spin and it seems to flatten the ball out.
I'm sure there are better strings, but this is my fave.

masterxfob
08-17-2010, 09:46 PM
gosen og micro 17g :P

austinjbrunner
08-18-2010, 03:47 AM
RPM Blast gives me the most spin of any string, and it was amazing to hit with....for a few hours.

Hurricane was amazing for me, but I continuously experienced arm problems with it.

Therefore, currently my favorite is the stuff I am using right now which is Polystar Energy. Cheap for a poly but same performance as Hurricane for me.

EasternRocks
08-18-2010, 04:28 AM
Kirschbaum Pro Line 2.

Hankenstein
08-18-2010, 04:32 AM
Signum Pro Tornado 1,23 mm

Extremely nice co-poly with wicked power and spin

It looks pretty cool as well;

http://www.planetatenis.com.br/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/500x500/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/f/i/file_28_6.jpg

Dgpsx7
08-18-2010, 04:44 AM
msv hex 1.10

blackfrido
08-18-2010, 05:14 AM
these days playing Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II (close to favorite one)

jonnyboi09
08-18-2010, 09:52 AM
Pro Hurricane Tour 16 is my favorite with Gosen Polylon 16 not far behind. I love a stiff stringbed.

thundaga
08-18-2010, 02:51 PM
Black Code... 1.18 by night, 1.24 by day.