Best Babolat Multi

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  1. c_hari_c

    c_hari_c Semi-Pro

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    What is the best multi from babolat? Price is not an issue here. There are some that are $19.95. There are some that are in the $10 range. If I decide to go with the high end multis, am I better of trying babolat tonic ?It doesn't make sense to have the racket and string from the same manufacturer but that is what I am trying to do here.
     
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  2. armsty

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    Xcel Power.
     
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  3. Ookie Cookie

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    ok well first off whoever said there was only one multi is wrong, and if your going to do a full bed of the string then you gotta go with Xcel
    Power, but the best hybriding multi is Xcel premium

    However if you are going to go with a full bed and price is not an issue Tonic is a fantastic string, I would also use tonic if you are planning to hybrid with it in the mains, however if you are going to hybrid with it in the crosses i would use Xcel Premium

    To sum it up
    Full bed: Tonic/Xcel Power
    Hybrid mains: tonic if you can afford it/Xcel Premium
    Crosses: Xcel premium
     
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  4. c_hari_c

    c_hari_c Semi-Pro

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    Thank you. That makes a lot of sense.
     
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  5. ClubHoUno

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    Xcel Power.

    And there are several Babolat Multi string - Xcel Power, Xcel (Premium), Addiction, Fiber Tour, Syntronic Brio etc.
     
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  6. ClubHoUno

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    Why are you talking about Tonic ?

    Tonic is natural gut, and it is Babolats second grade of natural gut strings.

    Their prime natural gut string is called Babolat VS.
     
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  7. c_hari_c

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    I think I got my answer. I have decided to try the Xcel Power in a full bed.
     
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  8. Fedace

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    what is the difference between Xcel power and Xcel premium ?? and Xcel power gets way too Mushy when weather gets HOT..:???:
     
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  9. stanfordtennis alum

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    IMO, xcel power is the best multi from babolat
     
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  10. Ookie Cookie

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    i know that, he said if i am willing to spend $20 shud i just try tonic, so i was replying to that, so why dont u read the OP before u act like an a$$hole
     
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  11. Valjean

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    At one point I might have said Xcel Power too, but now I believe Xcel is better all-around, not least because it has just moderate power that is nicely blended with a fine feel.
     
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  12. ClubHoUno

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    Sorry about that :???:

    Didn't try to upset you.....peace :oops:
     
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  13. ChevyTennis

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    I like Xcel Power - its seems a bit softer to me than Xcel does and I like the feeling of it.
     
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  14. callmethedoctor

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    I tried XCel Premium and Addiction and liked addiction's feel much better.
     
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  15. Valjean

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    Here, FWIW, is Babolat's own comparison of the strings mentioned so far, rated for Power, Comfort and Durability:

    Xcel Power: 4.5, 4.5, 4.

    Xcel: 4, 5, 4.

    Addiction: 3.5, 4, 4

    And here, thrown into the mix, is their latest nylon synthetic, N.vy. For lovers of Addiction, to me it's going to be a challenge to decide if they're going to want to stay with it, once they get a whiff of this one....

    3, 4, 4. Similar feel, too.
     
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