Best multifilament string for OS racquets

Discussion in 'Strings' started by FabulousDD, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. FabulousDD

    FabulousDD New User

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    Hi.
    I'm a 32 y.o french player. In NRTP rankings I'm a 5.0 player apparently.
    My stick is the ytk radical OS. It's suiting my game very well as I'm a two handed backhand, hitting flat on both sides, taking balls very early, I has learned from my idols, agassi or davydenko...:)
    I'm looking for the perfect string matching my game.
    I tryed various poly but they're too hard for me, even at lower tensions I feel wrist, elbow or shoulders problems. I play three to four times a week.
    So I guess Multi is the best for me. I'm currently using a french string brand, Maillot Savarez Calisto. it's a very powerful string but lacking precision and control...but I can't find a string with more feeling.
    So I'm looking for a string with decent power, but terrific feel (gut-like?) and control.
    Any suggestions? I've been thinking trying head ETS (engineered for oversized sticks)...
     
  2. darkblue

    darkblue Semi-Pro

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    poly won't help you much if your strokes are flat, as you say.

    not sure what your definition/expectation of precision is, but i suggest you try thinner gauge strings to get "more feeling". (ie 17L or 18 gauge).
    my favorite is tecnifibre biphase x-1 which is available in 18.
    they do break easily (i usually go through 1/set) - i have 6 racquets, so it's not a problem.
     
  3. bsandy

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    I second the suggestion for X-One in 18ga.

    Use 16ga NRG in the crosses to make it more durable.
     
  4. GPB

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    The strings suggested already are nice, but you can try Alpha Gut 2000 or IsoSpeed Professional if you want a cheaper solution.
     
  5. FabulousDD

    FabulousDD New User

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    thanks for suggesting but alpha and isospeed aren't easy to find in my location...
    I'll try X-one 17
     
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  7. FabulousDD

    FabulousDD New User

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    Ok I'll make my choice between NXT OS, Technifibre X-one biphase 17 and head ETS.
    Thanks.
     

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