Best Multi for Spin?

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  1. Blee1613

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    Title says all.
     
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  2. jim e

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    Multi is a string for feel, and comfort.If you are looking for spin,and want a multi string,you may then wish to hybrid a multi with a poly,to give you a little of both string qualities.
     
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  3. tlm

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    I keep hearing that how poly is the spin master+multis
    are for comfort. I have not found poly to be that much
    better for spin than multi.

    I have experimented with
    many strings over the last 5 years, have spent a lot
    of money+time. But i really dont think that poly is
    that much better for spin.I play with a lot of spin+
    have found some multis+nat. gut to give me just
    as much spin as polys.

    I am currently using wilson kgut 17 gauge+it has
    excellent spin.When i could find it i used laserfibre
    snps multi which also gave tremendous spin.I have used
    many of the polys + they give pretty good spin but to
    me they only play good for 3-4 hours. Then they feel + play
    like crap.
     
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  5. GameSetMatch

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    Then you're missing something because the difference is like night and day! And even more pronounced when you choose a thin gauge poly and play 16x19.
     
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  6. Blee1613

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    I am using a multi for a hybrid. I find if I use full multi then I start launching balls to the back fence.
     
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  7. nvottennis

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    so what gut/multi hybrid do you use for optimum spin?
     
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  8. Blee1613

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    There's one on the Tw proffessor's website but I dont want to do that because it would get very costly.
     
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  9. tlm

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    The difference is nowhere near night+day. You can
    use any thinner string in a open pattern racket+get
    more spin. I would bet that you have not experimented
    with near the amount of strings i have in recent years.

    I will agree that some multis do not produce as much
    spin, but not all of them.As far as lab tests+rackets
    clamped in machines go they are never the same as
    real play tests.

    The main part of my game is about hitting heavy topspin.
    But i have not found the poly string to be much better than
    some multis.I have taken different rackets out with poly+
    multi to experiment.I will ask my partner if he notices a
    difference in how much jump i am getting+usually there is
    not much difference.

    The other myth about poly is how great it is on control.It
    does not always have that great of control, one of my
    partners had rpm blast in his racket for me to try.While
    i did get good spin the string in his set up was way to
    powerful.

    So was the spin really from the poly, or was it because
    it was so powerful.Any string i use will produce big spin
    if it is a power set up, but it does not matter because it
    is to powerful to play with.Spin is from technique not string.
     
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    Gamma Rough.
     
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  11. Valjean

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    Volkl's Gripper, right now...
     
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  12. user92626

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    This might be off topic, but to me kevlar is best for spin. It's hard and textural to bite the ball better. Poly is probably least for spin because it's so smooth. Just my 2 cents.
     
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  13. tlm

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    How good does this string play?
     
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  14. Valjean

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    I found it offered a combination of low power and high spin potential, using my customary stroke off both wings. For this combo I found I had to change my stroke to get the same shot depth. Comfort was okay too. Do a board search for what others say.
     
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  15. SteveI

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    Head Rip Control 17... Now if I can get to last more than 5-6 hours.. it would be perfect
     
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  17. lstewart

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    I think the issue seems to be that Tim hits a heavy topspin ball naturally, so he gets alot of spin with most strings, and poly might not feel that different for him. I hit a pretty flat hard ball, and poly makes a huge difference. I might hit a hard forehand with a multi that is 2 feet out, while that same shot with poly will drop in. I don't generate alot of topspin with my swing, so poly makes a big difference in how the ball reacts. I think it just depends upon your game.
     
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  18. tlm

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    This is true i get a lot of spin with any string, but
    there is a difference in what string i use.Some
    multi strings do not give very good spin.I have
    also used some polys that were not as good as others.

    A lot of the poly strings i have used did not play
    that great as far as control goes, unless i raised
    the tension.So when you use poly at high tension
    it is harder on the arm.

    My friend uses bb ace at 70lbs. on his blx 90.He
    says he needs it that high to keep the control
    were he likes it.I tried his racket+it did not feel
    that harsh as many would think.But i play 6 days
    a week+i do not want poly to give me arm problems.

    Because when i used poly i had to crank the tension
    up also+it is just to hard on the arm.So i have been
    experimenting with multis for the last year or so+
    i dont really notice a loss in spin.
     
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  19. big bang

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    I grew up on red clay and developed a true claycourt game hitting monster spin of both wings. For many many years I refused to use anything but multi and syn-gut. Last year I began experimenting with polys and now I use very thin textured polys like MSV focus hex and volkl cyclone, even if I didnt think it was possible I get even more spin on my groundies now. The reason for this is: it grabs the ball better, I can string lower and get more dwell time, the string gives me less power. Because of this I can swing even harder and take bigger cuts at the ball. I have naturally a very fast swing, but no doubt that the very thin (1.10-1.20 mm) textured polys has made it possible to produce more spin than multi/syn-gut did. You have to ajust your strokes to poly to get more spin out of them. It just dont add more spin but it gives you the opportunity to do it!.
    Hybrid could be worth a try for you.
     
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    tlm - I have hitted with the Volkl Gripper and it is a textured multi and it does give a bit more string for a multi but durability is not that good for the string. I am a flat hitter so for you, it might not make much difference since you can put so much topsin on the ball.

    I am interested in your insight as to whether Laserfibre SNPS is better than Biphase X1 or Kgut in the area of spin and comfort.
     
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  21. nvottennis

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    and what exactly is that set up?
     
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  22. tlm

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    Laserfibre snps is the best string fo everything as
    far as i am concerned.Biphase is not even in the same
    league as laserfibre for spin.The 17 gauge
    kgut is pretty close for spin but not even close for
    comfort.
     
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