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Original 6.0
02-04-2006, 05:40 AM
What would be the crispest string around? Maybe also a multifilament, but it should feel real crisp, not mushy or too soft.

Stan
02-04-2006, 05:40 AM
Crispy multi = Laserfibre Laser Supreme

Valjean
02-04-2006, 07:03 AM
What would be the crispest string around? Maybe also a multifilament, but it should feel real crisp, not mushy or too soft.
Gosen OG Sheep Micro Super JC

oscar_2424
02-04-2006, 07:29 AM
wilson reaction

smittysan89
02-04-2006, 08:44 AM
I would say luxilon alu power, definately not mushy or too soft but also can be pretty firm.

Original 6.0
02-04-2006, 10:09 AM
Hmm, Luxis are pretty harsh to me.
I'm looking for some kind of good playing string, good power but like I said not too soft; Prince Synth. Gut w Duraflex comes to my mind, some sort of that, but with more power and playability.
I've heard good things about Laserfibre, are they crisp?
And what about Wilson Reaction, how would you compare to Sensation?

Original 6.0
02-04-2006, 10:15 AM
Gosen OG Sheep Micro Super JC
What's the difference between the standard OG Sheep Micro Super and the Jim Courier OGs?
And the what about the Gosen Super Tec AK? Thanks.

SteveI
02-04-2006, 10:18 AM
Crispy multi = Laserfibre Laser Supreme


Hi,

Stan is right: Laserfibre Laser Supreme (Multi) and JC Micro for a mono.

Regards,
Steve

Keifers
02-04-2006, 10:28 AM
I've not tried it, but Laserfibre Supreme has been consistently recommended here as a crisp string.

I have used and enjoyed Gosen JC and Wilson Reaction. Both are crisp and lively, and both offer good durability and tension hold.

I suspect Tecnifibre TRC is similar in design to Reaction, but I haven't tried it yet.

safin_protege
02-04-2006, 01:29 PM
Tecnifibre X-One Biphase.

Midlife crisis
02-04-2006, 01:38 PM
Hmm, Luxis are pretty harsh to me.
I'm looking for some kind of good playing string, good power but like I said not too soft; Prince Synth. Gut w Duraflex comes to my mind, some sort of that, but with more power and playability.
I've heard good things about Laserfibre, are they crisp?
And what about Wilson Reaction, how would you compare to Sensation?

What is your definition of crisp, and what is your definition of harsh? How are these different to you?

Most of the time, when someone says they want a crisp string, they're also talking about a string that gives good amount of impact feedback - i.e., a harsh string.

Original 6.0
02-04-2006, 02:03 PM
Prince SG w Duraflex may be a crisp string.
Some sort of a mono like Luxilon BB Alu may be harsh to me.
Can't explain any better than that, but take these 2 strings as a basic guideline for crispness and harshness more or less (of course, to me...).

Valjean
02-04-2006, 06:59 PM
What's the difference between the standard OG Sheep Micro Super and the Jim Courier OGs?
And the what about the Gosen Super Tec AK? Thanks.
The Courier has greater resiliency and feel. See the comparison also here: http://www.gosenamerica.com/index5.htm

The AK series has two iterations, and it depends on which you value, too: http://www.gosenamerica.com/index4.htm In general I have found the Gosen product profiles to be adequate.

Midlife crisis
02-04-2006, 10:52 PM
Prince SG w Duraflex may be a crisp string.
Some sort of a mono like Luxilon BB Alu may be harsh to me.
Can't explain any better than that, but take these 2 strings as a basic guideline for crispness and harshness more or less (of course, to me...).

It's hard, if you can't explain it, for anyone to give you any good recommendations, and you may just want to try those strings already mentioned here. My point was just that typically, crisp strings are those that are harsh, because crispness is typically associated with high impact vibrations.

arnz
02-04-2006, 11:25 PM
It's hard, if you can't explain it, for anyone to give you any good recommendations, and you may just want to try those strings already mentioned here. My point was just that typically, crisp strings are those that are harsh, because crispness is typically associated with high impact vibrations.

I noticed this just this week when I replaced the Prince syn gut with duraflex on my racquet with Ashaway Liberty. The Prince syn gut felt crisp, had more bite to the ball, and spin was easier to generate, where as the soft Ashaway Liberty is very muted, I dislike that too soft a feeling, its like I cant feel the ball when I hit it. oh well, maybe its for the good as it is probably better for my arm

Original 6.0
02-04-2006, 11:29 PM
I gave you two examples of strings as specimen of crispness and harshness, which still ramain different to me.
I might also add that a crisp string is not painful to the arm, which a harsh one is (the way I see it of course). For instance, you might say that a good multi is "crisp" in some given cases (the Laser Supreme has been taken as an example) but you'll hardly say that a multi is "harsh", it's contradiction to me... still I think that these terms are not exactly the same, although obviously crispness is somehow associated with high impact vibrations.

SteveI
02-05-2006, 01:27 AM
I gave you two examples of strings as specimen of crispness and harshness, which still ramain different to me.
I might also add that a crisp string is not painful to the arm, which a harsh one is (the way I see it of course). For instance, you might say that a good multi is "crisp" in some given cases (the Laser Supreme has been taken as an example) but you'll hardly say that a multi is "harsh", it's contradiction to me... still I think that these terms are not exactly the same, although obviously crispness is somehow associated with high impact vibrations.

Hi 6.0,

I feel that the "PSGD" is a harsh, crisp but almost dead-feeling string. Laser Supreme I do not feel is harsh, but supplies nice pop and still feels crisp. In my case, the key seems to be the construction of the string. Multis have a much more complex construction and therefore will allow the string to play better under various tensions and in many different frames. The limited construction process of the monos limits the way they will feel IMHO. Just my take on the whole subject.. :-) Hope this helps.

Regards,
Steve

mctennis
02-05-2006, 05:22 AM
Laserfibre strings feel very crisp and have a very good feel to them. When they get a little used they tend to fray faster than others.

Keifers
02-05-2006, 11:34 AM
It's hard, if you can't explain it, for anyone to give you any good recommendations, and you may just want to try those strings already mentioned here. My point was just that typically, crisp strings are those that are harsh, because crispness is typically associated with high impact vibrations.
Not sure that I agree with you here, Midlife crisis. I think of crisp and harsh as two points along a continuum. Crisp strings undoubtedly feel that way because they give tactile feedback (impact vibrations) that softer strings don't give. To me, a string is harsh when its feedback is more disturbing (sometimes pain-inducing) than merely informative. It's a matter of degree.

I find I like crisp-feeling strings in more flexy racquets, such as the PS 6.0 95 and RDX 500 mid. The strings give me that extra bit of information about what the racquet is doing with the ball. To me, polys feel harsh (over time) in any racquet and I very rarely use them.

As SteveI said above, liveliness is another factor to consider when choosing a crisp string.

Midlife crisis
02-05-2006, 11:58 AM
Not sure that I agree with you here, Midlife crisis. I think of crisp and harsh as two points along a continuum. Crisp strings undoubtedly feel that way because they give tactile feedback (impact vibrations) that softer strings don't give. To me, a string is harsh when its feedback is more disturbing (sometimes pain-inducing) than merely informative. It's a matter of degree.

I find I like crisp-feeling strings in more flexy racquets, such as the PS 6.0 95 and RDX 500 mid. The strings give me that extra bit of information about what the racquet is doing with the ball. To me, polys feel harsh (over time) in any racquet and I very rarely use them.

As SteveI said above, liveliness is another factor to consider when choosing a crisp string.

I don't think we really disagree - they are on a continuum, but they're near the same location on that continuum. I guess I'm maybe not that discerning, and that any string which is not mushy to me is both crisp and harsh to some extent. Maybe it's that I think crispness is a matter of ball response off the stringbed, and harshness is a matter of vibration transmission or dampening in the racquet. In that mode, crispness isn't affected by a vibration dampener, for instance, but harshness is.

It's hard to accurately describe, which is why I asked the OP to try and clarify it more.

backcourt
02-06-2006, 05:13 AM
I haven't tried laserfiber, but the crispest multi I've used is Yonex 850 tour spin; it is softer than a monofiliment and therefore easier on the body, but also has some nice feedback.

SteveI
02-06-2006, 05:29 AM
I haven't tried laserfiber, but the crispest multi I've used is Yonex 850 tour spin; it is softer than a monofiliment and therefore easier on the body, but also has some nice feedback.

Hi,

Those strings are IMHO crisp multis and have I played both. Provide nice pop and a crisp response while not feeling harsh. Those are always the two that come to mind when someone mentions crisp multis. I am sure there are more on the market.. but I like to limit my posts to products have experience with.

Regards,
Steve