Best Poly for Under $10

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  1. tfm1973

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    I'm a 4.0-4.5 all court player currently playing with a full job of Pro Hurricane Tour. To me it's fairly soft and comfortable and I have em strung at 50 pounds.

    Can anyone recommend a set of strings for me with these parameters:

    1 - Poly - preferably a soft poly (if there is such a thing).
    2 - Under $10 a set - yes I'm cheap.
    3 - Available from TennisWarehouse.com

    Cheers and Thanks! :)
     
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  3. tfm1973

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    i would imagine this is a big banger imitation but far far cheaper? that sounds like a good thing. i like big banger - my wallet does not.
     
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  5. PROTENNIS63

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    ^^^ did you copy and paste your post??

    Anyways, good polys under $10:

    Cyber Flash
    Big Ace
    Cyber Power
    Blue Gear
    Poly Plasma
    Big Hitter Original


    I have not tried yet Big Hitter Blue so cannot comment on it.
     
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  6. tfm1973

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    protennis -- i'm assuming you played with these strings you are recommending. which one or ones did you like the best? i'm ordering some blue gear for now based on a friend's recommendation. i'm kinda enjoying the idea that strings don't have to be expensive to be good. what a concept. :)
     
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  7. hewittfan3

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    i would go with luxilon's cheapest strings. I forget what their called but ive heard their pretty good
     
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  9. iplaybetter

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    polylon ice is soft and cost $30 for a real, or around $1.80 per set
     
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  10. mattyc

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    sorry for saying this as it does not meet all parameters,


    i play with msv focus hex in mains 1.23 and msv focus 1.18 in the corsses. There is nothing else that even gets close to this set up. durability is ridiculous for such a thin string, feels amazing, spin is outrageous and the cheapest poly around.


    if u dont try a set, u r losing out, for $3 i can safely say you will be shocked.
     
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  11. scotus

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    You chose the thicker gauges of MSV. Is it because of durability, or do you find that the thicker gauges gives you better playability/spin?

    I have a set of MSV hex 1.10 that I have not tried.
     
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  13. PROTENNIS63

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    My favorite of all is the Pro Supex Big Ace.
     
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  14. saram

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    So far, polylon ice (17g) is the only poly I have ever truly HATED with vigor. Cannot stand it for some reason.
     
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  15. mattyc

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    I am a futures level player mate (6.0)

    The 1.1 is just too powerful for me plus I can snap it in 10 mins (literally) I don t need any extra power. I originally used an all over 1.23 job, but the 1.18 in the crosses adds a disproportionate amount of spin compared to the additional power, in other words it is more powerful than I would like but the spin is so outrageous with it that I dont miss any more balls than with a 1.23 full job.


    if you dont hit the living shiiiiit out of the ball and like some more power then give the 1.1 a try in the crosses, but be warned, one miss hit and its back the the stringing machine. (As a touring player I have not got the funds to keep stringing my bats every day).
     
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  16. fastdunn

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    what other strings are made out of polyether ?
     
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  17. fleetparadox

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    Amen! It's seriously feels like metal wire to me.

    If only you hadn't stipulated the TW requirement. Pro Supex Poly Power Soft is a really nice SOFT poly that's pretty economical (Cyberpower is a close second)
     
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  18. TonyB

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    For an extra 90 cents over your limit, I would recommend Weiscannon Silverstring. Best poly I've played with so far.
     
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  19. Kcraig

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    I would vote for Topspin Cyberpower--try the 1.25 &/or the 1.20. BOTH great strings. Similar to Cyberflash, but a tad softer and more pop. Very comfortable poly!
     
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  20. nickarnold2000

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    Can anybody compare Weiscannon Silverstring and Cyber power?
     
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  21. miniRafa386

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    signum pro poly plasma
     
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  22. iplaybetter

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    i dont mind it, i just can use it like i would a hard poly
     
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  23. kfactor/all/the/WAY!

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    i have some gosen polyon ice. would u guys recomend me to go with a ful poly job or a hybrid? 17 guage
     
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  24. Robbie_1988

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    Try the Unique Tourna Big Hitter. Plays almost the same as Luxilon Big Banger but for only half the price. Definitely give it a go. You'll be surprised.
     
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  25. nickarnold2000

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    Hey, how does Big Hitter compare with CP?
     
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  26. meowmix

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    Where in the world are you finding this string for 3 bucks? TW doesn't even sell it and the cheapest I can find is 9 bucks.
     
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  27. notujoo

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    pro hurricane !!!!!
     
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  28. tfm1973

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    Thanks for the advice guys! I'll let you know how I make out but it looks like my shopping list looks like this:

    Unique Tourna Poly Big Hitter Blue / Original
    Cyber Flash
    Big Ace
    Topspin Cyber Power
    Pro Supex Big Ace
    Blue Gear
    Signum Pro Poly Plasma
    Weiscannon Silverstring
    Gosen Polylon Ice
    MSV Focus Hex in mains 1.23 and MSV Focus 1.18 in the crosses
     
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  29. Casco

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    Signum Pro Poly Plasma - high tension maintenance and soft
    Topspin CyberFlash - good tension maintenance medium to stiff
    Weiss Cannon Silverstring - high tension maintenance and soft, but maybe a tad over $10
    Signum Pro Poly Megaforce - Probably the most similar to ALU Power, but maintains playability longer
     
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