Best 1.10mm strings

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  1. alexgeorge

    alexgeorge New User

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    MSV Focus Hex or Luxilon Big Banger TiMO 18 (1.10) String?


    Who has tried them and who thinks is better?

    I was told the Msv ist he best because of its power, but then it doesnt have enough durability as the luxilon. Is this true?
     
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  2. alexgeorge

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  3. alexgeorge

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    The MSV is co poly,


    the luxilon is natural gut
     
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  4. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Forget the strings, I want to see this 22 x 30 beast!
     
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  5. alexgeorge

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    Its the legendary 1978-1989 Black ace micro hehe
     
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  6. alexgeorge

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    Im sorry i meant 1978-1980*

    Prokennex racket
     
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  7. alexgeorge

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    I was born in 1989 so this racket uis easily 10 years older than me :D
     
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  8. Phonco

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    I found MSV Hex to be better than Luxilon TiMO. I use a 18x20 K95, and I've always found the TiMO to be shockingly stiff. I don't know why, but it feels stiffer than 16gauge strings (things over 1.20).

    Hex has a good amount of pocketing, softness, and spin. I've always cut out TiMO so I can't comment on durability, but regardless, rather play with Hex.
     
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  9. alexgeorge

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    Are you talking about the 1.10mm MSV strings?

    If so then Ill go with MSV thank you
     
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  10. Doubles

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    First and foremost, Luxilon isn't natural gut, all luxilon strings are polys. Second, MSV will probably last longer and will be more economical.
     
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  11. corners

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    I'd try the Focus Hex. And I would string it very low, lower than the minimum recommended for the Micro. The idea with the Micro was that the ultra-dense stringbed would increase ball-string friction and increase spin. But that doesn't work. All strings and string patterns have sufficient ball-string friction to impart the maximum amount of spin possible on the ball through the effects of friction alone. Even shaped and textured copolys don't help in this regard. The reason why copolys provide more spin is that they are slippery and hard, allowing the mains to stretch and slide sideways along the cross strings during impact and then snapback, imparting additional spin on the ball.

    In the micro's ultra-dense pattern, the mains will have a very difficult time sliding and snapping back due to all the friction between them and the multitudinous cross strings. Also, the angle of the weave is very high, meaning the mains will have to climb steep hills each time they try to slide sideways. I would think the only way you will get copoly to work properly in that frame would be to string very low, thereby reducing the friction and resistance of the crosses on the mains. But even that might not work.

    My guess is that that frame would be ideally suited to 18g natural gut strung around the middle of the recommended tension range for the Micro. The dense pattern will keep the gut locked in place so it won't saw itself and break as quickly as in other patterns. And the low stiffness of the gut will still feel comfy in such a dense stringbed, will pocket the ball beautifully and probably provide nice spin as well.

    But if you really want to turn it into a spin monster, then string the mains at 30 pounds with 18g kevlar and use Gosen Polymaster II copoly crosses at 60 pounds, but skip every other cross. That 22x16 pattern should be nasty :) (You'll need to string the crosses tighter because you'll only have half the normal number of them, otherwise the frame will distort when you take it off the machine.)

    I've got a Micro 95 arriving soon and that's how I plan on stringing it.
     
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  12. Roger Wawrinka

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    Just to throw it out there, Luxilon ace 112 is a very nice string to play with. Very durable too.
     
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  13. JT_2eighty

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    Wow, 30 cross strings... how much string do you need for the crosses? I'm guessing 30+ feet?
     
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  14. dodgers

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    Solinco Tour Bite 1.10 ......... no not the 1.15.
    They now have 1.10, havent got to try it yet.
     
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    1984-85 I was a rep testing a prototype(still have it). There were subsequent models, but nothing before '84.
     
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    Dang!!! I thought we had some nat gut for fifteen bucks!!! :)
     
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  17. fortun8son

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    Poly would be an interesting experiment in that frame.
    I suppose you'd need two sets to string it
    You could also try Ashaway Ultrakill racquetball/squash string or that 19L stuff that cluckcluck just got.
    When all else fails, there's still Head Syngut PPS 18.
     
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  18. 3fees

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    Genesis Hexonic is a third generation hexagonal shaped co-poly string. This string offers solid tension maintenance and long lasting performance. The six edges offers very impressive spin potential. Utilizing special chemical additives, Genesis Hexonic is extremely comfortable. The superior elongation characteristics of this string far surpass the competition. Great power and control combined with exceptional playability, Genesis Hexonic is a great value. This is the thinnest gauge in the Hexonic line offering the greatest spin potential.


    • Length: 40ft/12m
    • Gauge: 18L/1.09mm
    • Color: Red, Black
    • Construction: Monofilament Hexagonal Co-polymer
    • Advantage: Spin and Comfort

    Got mine in today....
     
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