Best Low Cost String Reels?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by tray999, May 3, 2010.

  1. tray999

    tray999 Rookie

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    After being away from stringing rackets since 1982 (use to work part time in a pro shop), I have decided to purchase a stringer and start stringing again. I want to practice by stringing up my friend's old rackets for FREE using a low cost reel. They know what they are getting, so no issues. So what would be a good/best low cost reel for me to purchase based on the above parameters.
     
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  2. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    Gosen OG Micro Sheep.

    If you want a poly, go with Genesis SpinX or Black Magic. For the money, they can't be beat, and in my opinion outperform Luxilon.
     
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    *breaksracquet Semi-Pro

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    Definitely Gosen OG Sheep Micro is a must for reels.

    I was also gonna say Isospeed "Baseline" series has really good reviews and rather inexpensive. I have the baseline control string and enjoy it. I have yet to try the Genesis string, but I have heard good things for this brand as well.
     
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    I like ProSupex Synthetic Spiral Flex. It is a little more then Gosen, but I think it is worth it.
     
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  6. MuscleWeave

    MuscleWeave Semi-Pro

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    Topspin has good prices, and the distributor, in Massachusetts, offers some nice strings in half reels.
     
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  7. Preston

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    Agreed completely. I keep a reel of this around at all times. I just recently hit their Titan syngut, and it too is fantastic. Feels a little crisper with a touch more power than the spiralflex.

    I also just recently hit the Gosen OG micro sheep or whatever. I felt this was a crap string. I couldn't ever find the sweet spot, it felt dead immediately, lots of vibration up the frame, I stopped playing with it after 1hr and cut it out when I got home.
     
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  8. tray999

    tray999 Rookie

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    Thank-you all for your responses, keep them coming as I am taking notes notes.

    David123, I did do a search, but I guess I used the wrong search wording. If you could give me the link I would be grateful!
     
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    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    I also did not like Gosen the one time I tried it.
     
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  10. Xenakis

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    +1 On the Pro Supex Spiral Flex, surprisingly decent string for the money (that's cheaper here in the UK than Gosen, which is fairly pricey for some reason).

    I use Gamma Advantage. It's a fairly stiff syn gut type string but it's black and the outer wrapping is smooth not rough like most syn guts and multis (e.g. PSGD).

    Similar to RIP Control which I like too and like that string it doesn't go brittle and make that cracking sound when you straighten the strings out once you've been using it for a while.

    I would treat it like a poly and keep the tensions fairly low but I deffo recommend the string (in the UK it's about £25 for 220m reel, uber value).
     
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