Are multifilaments more popular that polys in the USA?

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  1. THESEXPISTOL

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    Are multifilaments more popular than polys in the USA?

    I read in an article that multifilaments are more popular in the USA that polys..
    Is this true?

    P.S. somebody knows a great multifilament reel for use in a full stringjob?
     
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  2. adams_1

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    This would not at all surprise me.

    The majority of the population don't use polys, just as they don't use 15oz racquets. This forum attracts a different kind of person to your average recreational player.

    A lot of racquets come pre-strung with them, too.
     
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  3. Steve Huff

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    I'd say synthetic guts and nylons are more popular than poly's, but I wouldn't say multi's were. They use these because that is what comes strung in pre-strung rackets. Poly's have grown a lot though, and there is a pretty large group of people that use whatever the pro's use, so consequently, a lot of Pro Hurricane and Luxilon are being used. 5 -8 years ago, Wilson made a big push with NXT and Sensation, and Gamma really pushed their Live Wire, but I don't think many other multi's have sold as well. Prince and Babolat pushed their multi's for a while, but they were late to the marketing game and didn't get that much attention.
     
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  4. Genesys

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    The problem is that multis are much more powerfull than polys...
     
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  5. meowmix

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    ^For the average player, that's not exactly a problem.

    As for a good multifilament reel, maxim touch comes to mind very readily.
     
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  6. Kick Serve 14

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    ehhh, some might say so, where i play a lot of people use a hybrid of a poly and a multi, so i would say they are popular... as for a reel, rip perfect comtrol is good...
     
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  7. BreakPoint

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    "Problem"? Why is that a problem? One of the primary reasons I use multis is because I want a more powerful stringbed. Polys feel dead and have no power, IMHO. I'd rather use powerful strings than a powerful frame as lower powered frames are easier on the arm, as are less stiff and more powerful strings.
     
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  8. diredesire

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    I think this board has a very disproportionate amount of poly users, or at least, poly supporters ;)

    In the local pro shops I've been to, they always push straight syn gut over polys.
     
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  9. dancraig

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    Much easier to string. :rolleyes:
     
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  10. diredesire

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    I always saw it as: Much easier to break ;)

    When I was a junior, i was breaking strings in about 1.5 weeks, and I asked them for something more durable, and they gave me a 15L topspin string...

    It was about then I started stringing for myself...
     
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  11. BreakPoint

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    Or that they don't want a customer to ruin their arm using poly and stop playing tennis, thereby losing all future business from the customer for racquets, strings, stringjobs, shoes, clothes, balls, bags, etc. :neutral:
     
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  12. stanfordtennis alum

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    yes, i would say that multifillaments and syn guts are much more popular than polys..
     
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  13. pmerk34

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    Break,

    Right now I use Sonic Pro which is possibly the softest poly out there. It doesn't bother my arm. Any reco's on a good multifilament that will help me with spin and power? I'm less concerned with control as I play with pretty flexible racquets.
     
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  14. BreakPoint

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    For the price, I like Prince Synthetic Gut Multifilament the best. It's only $7.50 and plays with a lot of power and feel. :)
     
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  15. lilxjohnyy

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    maxim touch is a great multifilament
     
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  16. mikeler

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    How is the durability?
     
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  17. pmerk34

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    Not good from what I recall. It notches and moves around. But it is very inexpensive.

    I may be wrong on the move around part....
     
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  18. bad_call

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    poor durability. wouldn't hold up in your racquets.
     
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