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DNA2002
07-24-2011, 07:51 PM
I am satisfied with babolat hurricane (non tour or feel) because of its soft and feel. But I am missing spin. But whenever I tried textured string(such as Hurricane tour, black cord,,,), I lost feel and softness.

My question is simple.
What is the best feel/soft friendly string among the textured poly string?
Do you compare it with hurricane?
Any comment, appreciate.

Thanks

pheonix6579
07-24-2011, 11:01 PM
As a former Hurricane fan, I have a few that I found that make for a much better playing experience.

1.BHBR/BHSR
- cheaper
- Softer
- Much better with spin
- easier to string

Some more great offerings: WC Black5Edge, Solinco Tour Bite, Genesis Spin X.

auzzieizm
07-24-2011, 11:10 PM
I have tried most of the textured strings, and am finding good spin and a forgiving response from Volkl Cyclone.

Up&comer
07-25-2011, 04:28 AM
WeissCANNON black5edge. Does everything well and is very easy on the arm for a poly.

stoo
07-25-2011, 04:31 AM
I quite like MSV Focus Hex 17. Good feel and tons of spin.

mikeler
07-25-2011, 05:01 AM
WeissCANNON black5edge. Does everything well and is very easy on the arm for a poly.


I only use B5E as a main string but I have to agree with Up&comer.

Tennis Is Magic
07-25-2011, 05:24 AM
I quite like MSV Focus Hex 17. Good feel and tons of spin.

That's not a soft string or a string with good feel, though. BHBR is your best bet, OP.

Torres
07-25-2011, 09:16 AM
WeissCANNON black5edge.

As the best feeling, softest, most arm friendly textured poly???

It's best attributes are spin and control, but its a dead feeling string. If you want a 'feel' string, this isn't it. Softest? Nope, there are softer shaped strings. Most arm friendly? No, to that as well. In fact, depending on the pattern and tension, it can be demanding on the arm at low>mid tensions.

wao
07-25-2011, 01:56 PM
I am satisfied with babolat hurricane (non tour or feel) because of its soft and feel. But I am missing spin. But whenever I tried textured string(such as Hurricane tour, black cord,,,), I lost feel and softness.

My question is simple.
What is the best feel/soft friendly string among the textured poly string?
Do you compare it with hurricane?
Any comment, appreciate.

ThanksFrom what I have tried so far I would say Lux Savage is not as stiff as most others again imo.

JT_2eighty
07-26-2011, 10:23 AM
Best feel: Polystar Turbo. While may not be the best tension holding string, nothing is softer. It is a textured version of Energy, which is widely held as the softest poly on the market. I can hit touch shots with turbo with as much ease as my backup strung with gut.

hebrewhammer
07-26-2011, 10:42 AM
My favorite arm friendly poly is Golden Set Snake Bite. Lots of spin and its quite easy to string as well. Dont forget its <$80....

Lefty5
07-26-2011, 11:40 AM
As a former Hurricane fan, I have a few that I found that make for a much better playing experience.

1.BHBR/BHSR
- cheaper
- Softer
- Much better with spin
- easier to string

Some more great offerings: WC Black5Edge, Solinco Tour Bite, Genesis Spin X.

+1, the Tourna Blue Rough continues to impress

CDestroyer
07-26-2011, 11:49 AM
1.30 BHBR for more control and 1.25 BHBR for more power.

Just ordered another reel.:smile:

tennisjon
07-26-2011, 11:55 AM
The softest out there is Dunlop Black Widow. A cheaper alternative is MSV Focus Hex, which is pretty darn close. Its soft like RPM but doesn't go dead in a week.

TenFanLA
07-26-2011, 12:33 PM
1.30 BHBR for more control and 1.25 BHBR for more power.

Just ordered another reel.:smile:

If 1.30 >1.25 in control, how about in spin? I'd imagine 1.25> 1.30 in spin. If so how much difference?

CDestroyer
07-26-2011, 12:59 PM
If 1.30 >1.25 in control, how about in spin? I'd imagine 1.25> 1.30 in spin. If so how much difference?

Small difference in spin.

For your monster power racquet I would go for the 1.30. I would just use the 1.25 in a 18 X 20 or a racquet that needed extra power.

Cheers.:smile:

Torres
07-26-2011, 01:33 PM
For your monster power racquet I would go for the 1.30. I would just use the 1.25 in a 18 X 20 or a racquet that needed extra power.

I haven't tried 16g but that would make sense because BHBR runs thin for its gauge. BHBR 17 isn't far off a normal 18g string, and BHBR 16 is probably closer to 1.25mm. Even 1.25mm non-BHBR strings feel a little bit boardy in a 95/18x20, but it would make sense for anyone playing a 100/16x19 or similar to try BHBR 16.

TenFanLA
07-26-2011, 02:18 PM
Small difference in spin.

For your monster power racquet I would go for the 1.30. I would just use the 1.25 in a 18 X 20 or a racquet that needed extra power.

Cheers.:smile:

I haven't tried 16g but that would make sense because BHBR runs thin for its gauge. BHBR 17 isn't far off a normal 18g string, and BHBR 16 is probably closer to 1.25mm. Even 1.25mm non-BHBR strings feel a little bit boardy in a 95/18x20, but it would make sense for anyone playing a 100/16x19 or similar to try BHBR 16.

I've gone to B5E for my match sticks since the control is great, holds up well during hard hitting and is less harsh than Alu Power. However BHBR's wicked spin, heavy balls and the ability to make the topspin shots jump off the court are intoxicating. Also the feel, touch and comfort are great. I've tried BHSR 17 but it's not the same as BHBR. I'm tempted to try BHBR 16 to get better control. Is there noticeable difference in control between 16 and 17?

Torres
07-26-2011, 02:44 PM
^ I would have thought it would be slightly stiffer (with the consequential increase in control), but I'll defer to the people who have actually played with it. Even though I have a 95/18x20, I'll probably give the 16g a go some point in time as I do like BHBR and the 16g is probably closer to 1.25mm (if the 17g is anything to go by).

The other thing that you might want to try is BHBR17 mains, BHSR17 crosses, with maybe a 1lb lower on the crosses. It's an unsual feeling combination with mixed characteristics from both strings. I'm also going experiement with a BHBR/B5E combination at some point.

DrpShot!
07-27-2011, 05:42 AM
Tourna Big Hitter Blue Rough for power, Silver Rough for control. (before that I liked M2 Pro although its not shaped)