all the poly hype

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  1. murrmanfan13

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    Lately on the forums there has been tons of poly talk, so me, someone trying to learn about poly's, is asking some basic questions of you guys.

    1. List your top 5 favorite poly's in order.

    2. Give your favorite hybrid string with it.

    I hope this thread will clear up some basic questions for all of the people asking which is the best poly.
     
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  2. stanfordtennis alum

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    no such thing as the "best string" as it's very personal and some ppl will always love a certain string and others would hate that same string..u just need to experiment with a few different strings and see which one u like best

    my top 5 are:

    genesis spin x
    pro supex big ace
    genesis black magic
    topspin cyber flash
    luxilon alu power

    best hybrid string i found for the price has been pro supex maxim touch
     
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  3. murrmanfan13

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    thanks for the response, is cyberflash worth a try? it sounds good :D
     
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  4. stanfordtennis alum

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    yes, it's a pretty good string IMO...all depends on what you are looking for.. it plays amazing for the first 3-4 hours (for me) and then it goes downhill quick.. for me, it if i dont cut it out after 5 hours, i can't put a ball on the court and i'm a solid 6.0 or so player
     
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  5. JRstriker12

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    Right now I'm using full Blue Gear (pro supex) in my PDR.

    I used to hybrid it with Goosen OG.

    There's no single best poly, it all about what you want from a string.
     
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  6. murrmanfan13

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    well thats quite a statement, thanks for your help ill give it a try. have you ever played with kirschbaum pl2, thats another string i have not tried and its gotten such great feedback. thanks!
     
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  7. murrmanfan13

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    -jr

    sounds like pro supex is quite a brand, do they have any relatively low-powered, high spin strings with nice feel. at the moment thats what i am looking for from any string if you have any suggestions.
     
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  8. JRstriker12

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    I've played with Blue Gear and Big Ace.

    Blue Gear is a textured spin string. Fairly low powered and has ok feel.

    IMHO Big Ace has a more traditonal feel to it - didn't feel like I got as much spin as the Blue Gear.

    I think the main selling point of Pro Supex is that they sell a decent string for fairly cheap.

    If you are really after feel, you my want to try Pro Supex Maxim Touch, it's more of a multi with a poly coating. It's one of the fav strings of one of the tennis pros I know.
     
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  9. Supracool94

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    I like the following:

    1. MSV Focus Hex 17
    2. T. Black Code 17
    3. Kirsch Pro Line II 17

    I have used them in the following hybrids:

    (M) Technifibre X-1 (X) MSV Focus Hex 17 (my favorite so far!)

    (M) Wilson Natural Gut 15L (X) Technifibre Black Code 17 (great spin!)

    (M) Gamma Professional 16 (X) Kirsh Pro Line II 17 (great control!)
     
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  10. [d]ragon

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    I don't feel like thinking which I like better so no particular order
    1. Cyberflash hybrid with Gosen syn gut
    2. Alu Power Rough (probably my favorite)
    3. Big Banger Ace (close second)
    4. Big Banger Original (tried out briefly in a friends racquet, felt nice and smooth)
    5. M2 hybrid with Gosne syn gut

    Honorable Mentions
    SPPP- kind of muted and spin was decent
    Polylon Ice hybrid with Gosen- surprisingly very playable. Tried it in 2 different frames for a short time and it felt quite nice with good spin. Great price too.

    As you can see, I like to hybrid with Gosen to keep the price down and to soften the string up abit and I like Luxilon quite abit (except for the price).
    I'm currently trying out Big Ace and Premier Ace. So far not really liking Big Ace but I haven't tried it in a hybrid with my usual Gosen. I thought Big Ace doesn't compare in spin to Luxilon but still has good potential. I just didn't like the feel. It felt like there was abit more feedback than I'd like. Trying it in a hybrid with Gosen could mean all the difference though as the Gosen might dampen that bit of feedback. I tried CF once as a full string job and I thought it was abit harsh but in a hybrid, it felt alot better and I liked it awhole lot more. Haven't tried Premier Ace yet. I hear though its similar to Big Ace except lower powered and stiffer (I'll just string it lower then).

    But if money wasn't a problem (don't we all wish it wasn't), Luxilon all the way for me.
     
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  11. dadozen

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    Supracool, have you tried full jobs of both MSV Focux Hex and PLII?

    If so, can you share your thoughts about them:

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  12. dadozen

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    Btw, I'm currently playing with PLII in one of my racquets( 1.15mm diameter ) and I'm loving it. great feedback, great control, enough power, excellent bite and good spin/slice potential. Not harsh at all.

    I think I'm settling down with PLII and selling my BAM reels, but I'm really curious about MSV Focus Hex, especially at 1.10mm diameter.
     
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  13. Dgpsx7

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    1. MSV Hex 18L
    2. MSV Hex 18L
    3. MSV Hex 18L
    4. MSV Hex 18L
    5. MSV Hex 18L


    I have used syn gut, kevlar and nylon and I know that I like the qualities of poly the most. There is something about MSV Hex that suits my game much more than other strings. I am a lefty that uses heavy slice. I recently tried signum pro blackline tornado 1.23 which is a string with great reviews and I disliked it so much that I had to cut it out. I find it hard to believe that anyone could dislike this string.
     
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  14. Supracool94

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    Sorry, but I never use full poly on my racquets. I had tennis elbow before, and I don't want to get it again!
     
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  15. Audiophile

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    Absolutely agree it's personal preference. The good thing about poly's now-a-days is there are plenty out there. Most of them have different characteristics so everyone should be able to find one they like. I personally like Genesis Spin X and Polyfibre TCS 17. The Polyfibre is great for the first few hours but seems to loose tension rather quickly. I've got about 6 hours on the Genesis and so far so good. Good luck with your search!
     
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  16. murrmanfan13

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    thanks audio!

    great responses and info guys! how does pl2 compare to hex, because pl2 sounds like its right up my alley.

    how does blue gear play in a hybrid? is it soft or stiff?
     
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  17. dincuss

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    1. Big Banger Original
    2. ALU Rough
    3. Ballistic Polymono 17 (non-dead)
    4. Ballistic Polymono 16 (non-dead)
    5. PHT 17

    Best Hybrid: BBO Mains BBO Crosses :D
     
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  18. Jakedasnake

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    I'm interested in buying this string. Is is comfortable? I've tried big banger ace and liked that, but it's kind of pricey. How is MSV Focus Hex in comparison? Thanks for any feedback!
     
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    How is this string in terms of comfort? I have tried Big Banger Ace and liked it, but Ace is pricey. Can you compare the two? thanks!
     
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  20. Jakedasnake

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    oops my bad for double post
     
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  21. Lefty78

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    ^^^ MSV Hex 18L (1.10) is one of the most comfortable poly's I've tried, and I've tried many. I like MSV way better than Lux Timo 18, but have not really played with the Ace.
     
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  22. smack that

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    1-lux alu power rough
    2-lux big banger origanial
    3-msv focus hex
    4-blue gear
    5-wilson endurdo gold

    hybrid it with natural gut/some good multi like x-1
     
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  23. murrmanfan13

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    how well does lux alu rough and focus hex last with x-1. i tried it out today with sppp and there seem to be no durability issues, but supposedly rough rips through it. thanks.
     
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  24. Ljubicic for number1

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    Open pattern racquets 14x18 16x18 16x19
    1. Pro supex blue gear 1.28mm
    2. Pro Supex blue gear 1.25mm
    3. Topspin Cyberflash 1.25mm
    4. Topspin Poly polar 1.25mm
    5. Signum pro poly plasma


    Dense pattern racquets 18x20
    1. Topspin Cyberflash 1.25mm
    2. Pro Supex big ace MICRO 1.15mm
    3. Topspin Concept Pure 1.24mm
    4. Topspin poly polar 1.25mm
    5. Polyfibre TCS 1.25mm

    Don't like any hybrids, it just wastes good poly:)

    Currently testing Spin X and Black Magic.
     
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  25. forehand_barrage

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    top 5
    Luxilon Alu power rough
    Luxilon big banger 5-star
    Tecnifibre Black code
    Luxilon big banger ace
    PL2 18L

    favorite string to hybrid with gut or x-1
     
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  26. Supracool94

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    I have been using X-1 17 (M) and MSV Focus Hex 17 (X), and I haven't had any problems with durability. Its seems to last quite a while, then again I'm not a big string breaker anymore. When I had a pro staff org 6.0 95, I was breaking strings like crazy!

    X-1 is a very soft string, careful when your weaving and pulling your crosses, because the MSV Hex will chew up the X-1!
     
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  27. murrmanfan13

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    that sounds like an awesome combo! x-1 is really the favorite string here!
     
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  28. Dgpsx7

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    Yea, MSV is a lot cheaper. Comfort wise MSV Hex is extremely comfortable for a poly. If you had no problems with lux BB ace comfort wise then you will enjoy MSV Hex because it is more comfortable and is available in a thinner gauge. Just make sure that you use the 18L 1.10mm version of MSV because I have not tried the other ones to compare and this really feels amazing. It really hard to find a string this thin without it being kevlar which is probably why it feels so good. Once you try it tell me what you think because I am interested to hear a new perspective on it.
     
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  29. murrmanfan13

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    do you hybrid msv with anything?
     
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    My favorite so far is Cyberflash. It is cheap and can handle heavy hitting for a little while. The spin is outstanding.

    I feel like poly is bad for the arm if your form is not up to snuff. I was arming it for a while and killed my arm. Now that I got my strokes back and use my entire body proplery, poly is fine for me. The reason I love it is the spin I can get. I get shots to drop all the time that simply would not without it. How do I know this? I usually have a spare stick strung with a multi in my bag that simply does not get the same spin as the poly.

    If you are a flat hitter, I personally do not think poly is as important to use. It is really best for topspin baseliners.
     
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  31. murrmanfan13

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    yes msv is very comfy
     
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  32. Dgpsx7

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    I'm not sure who were asking but I always do a full bed.
     
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    I enjoy very much a bed of Kirshbaum Competition 1.30 mains with Ekelton E-Fluid 1.10 crosses. Too bad I'm on my last set of the e-fluid...
     
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  34. THESEXPISTOL

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    Look to my signature. Awesome hybrid for the price in case your parents pay your stringjobs because you're on high school.
     
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  35. murrmanfan13

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    unfortunately my parents dont pay for my stuff...
    but i will give it a try if i get around to it
     
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  37. murrmanfan13

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    that was a very good review.
    i think i better give that combo a try, i mean its only 2 bucks.

    thanks for the suggestion :)
     
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  38. Jakedasnake

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    Thanks for the feedback. I'm interested to try such a comfy poly! TW doesn't carry Focus Hex in 18L, so I'm gonna have to go with 1.18mm in red. Where did you get 18L? Thanks
     
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  39. Dgpsx7

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    trapp tennis at the bay. You would probably enjoy 1.18mm a lot as well I just haven't tried it personally. Both of them have amazing ratings on string forum the 1.18 possibly better I am just way to satisfied with the one I am using though.
     
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