Best Poly -- ~!@L0

Discussion in 'Strings' started by MasterTS, Oct 9, 2006.

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Best poly! Pick 1-3 only!

  1. Lux TiMo

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  2. Lux ALU Power

    50.0%
  3. Lux Ace

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  4. Babolat Hurricane

    33.3%
  5. IsoSpeed Pro

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  6. Gosen Polylon SP

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  7. Signum PPP

    33.3%
  8. Topspin Cyberflash

    16.7%
  9. Topspin Poly Polar

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  10. Other: name it

    33.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. MasterTS

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    Name your top three polys, and why they are the best for YOU!

    I've only hit mainly with Luxilon but I'm lookin to try other stuff!
     
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  2. BigServer1

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    I like SPPP, Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour and Technifibre Pro Red Code (all in 17 gauge). I think that you'll find that all of these are a little softer and hold their tension way better than ALU. My opinion anyway.
     
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  3. thetenniskid07

    thetenniskid07 Banned

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    Currently I like really like Prosupex premier ace.
     
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  4. dunlopjew

    dunlopjew New User

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    i only use polys in hybrids and for me, you can't beat hurricane 17L
     
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  5. Bogie

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    my top 3, in no specific order, are luxilon BB original, tecnifibre red code, and kirschbaum p2
     
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  6. pcpshortbus

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    enduro pro
     
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  7. steve s

    steve s Semi-Pro

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    Like the two topspin strings.
     
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  8. giver deaner

    giver deaner Rookie

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    It's not on the list but I'd say Hurricane tour is the best I've evr tried
     
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  9. datsveryinterestin

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    i keep trying to find something cheaper but
    Luxilon BB Original 16 is still my favorite.

    Also using this hybrid:
    Babolat Hurricane Tour Mains 16l/ Duralast 16 crosses
    costs about $9...
     
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  10. Court_Jester

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    Softness and comfort are my primary criteria for selecting a poly. I really like both Signum Pro Poly Plasma and Topspin Cyber Flash, with the SPPP being softer than TCF. I was supposed to test the Topspin Poly Polar and Gosen Polylon Comfort yesterday but it rained so I'll try tomorrow instead.
     
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  11. kchau

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    kirschbaum super smash spiky 18 gauge, > all poly's
     
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  12. Will888

    Will888 Semi-Pro

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    I use the Hurricane, and just tried the big banger original and I liked it. I'm gonna try out more.
     
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  13. dewey2110

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    you forgot Red code
     
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  14. MasterTS

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    Thanks guys... im almost out of my ALU Power and just ordered a 660' reel of SPPP since its half the price of ALU Power!

    Hope this works out! I love the orange color, matches my O3HT!
     
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  15. BiGGieStuFF

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    full job or you gonna hybrid it with something? if so, what are you gonna use for your crosses?
     
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  16. MasterTS

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    Probably try both and use the one that works:

    Full SPPP17 and SPPP17 mains with Wilson Reaction Crosses.
     
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  17. FH2FH

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    I've only used SPPP 16g as a main for my hybrid. Is 17 much different?

    I recently dropped the tension from 58 to 55 and the racquet feels/plays completely different. Is that normal? (Stringer & machine are pretty accurate).
     
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  18. Midlife crisis

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    When new, SPPP feels (to me at least, and apparently also to you) quite different depending on the string tension. The ball response is quite similar though, so if you get an impact feel that you don't prefer for whatever reason, you can get a different feel with pretty much the same ball reaction by altering tension plus or minus 5%.
     
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  19. BiGGieStuFF

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    Gonna start off with full job of SPPP first to see how it feels compared to Ace and TIMO. After that I'll start hybriding.
     
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  20. Tennis Man

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    I will probably go with Pro Hurricane Tour. Also like Lux TiMo, Topspin CF.
     
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  21. Wondertoy

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    My top 3 polys are Polystar Energy, ALU Power and Poly Megaforce.
     
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  22. FH2FH

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    I agree with that. I have definitely lost some control and gained power by a 3lb drop. I didn't think it would make much difference. Feels like my balls are going 10 feet longer.

    SPPP holds tensions very well, but I've only used the 16g. I'm gonna try Gosen polylon later this week and want to try ALU Power eventually. Only 16g strings though. 17's feel "wiry" to me and break more often than I'd like.
     
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  23. Ripper

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    Btw, when I voted for "Other", I meant Lux BB ORIGINAL...

    Also, there are polys people can like on a certain frame, but dislike (or not like as much) on another certain frame. So, this is something very important that these, "what's the best poly", type of surveys never take into consideration.
     
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  24. FH2FH

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    Very true. Please list racquet, string(s), tension, gauge!!

    Added my racquet to my sig. This is a good thread to have!!
     
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  25. PrinceO3UserInOz

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    I have tried a few poly's such as SPPP and then I tried Cyber Flash and it beats all other polys I have tried by miles
     
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  26. BiGGieStuFF

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    What were the main differences? What frame are you using and what tension?
     
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  27. TripleB

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    Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 17g.

    TripleB
     
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  28. FH2FH

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    Just got my Polylon Ice today. I plan to hybrid it w/ Tournament Nylon (15g); don't laugh too hard at my $2.50 string job, lol.

    This stuff is somewhat stiffer than SPPP. Anyone use it? It is 16g, btw. The good thing, it seems anyway, is the lesser compliant strings seem to hold tension better. I was/am happy w/ SPPP, but this is about 1/4 of the price.
     
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  29. pchoi04

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    Super Smash Honey
     
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  30. fishuuuuu

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    Luxilon ALU Power on Head LM Radical (Custom)
     
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  31. MasterTS

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    There she is..

    [​IMG]
     
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  32. BiGGieStuFF

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    Nice leather grip. I thought you were doing a full job of SPPP first and then hybriding?
     
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  33. Midlife crisis

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    I've tried the 17 SPPP and because I use an oversized racquet, the higher tensions I like (68/67 M/C) are just too high for that thin of a gauge. I might even go to the next thicker SPPP next time.

    As far as the Polyon, my son has been using the Polyon SP, and it's a softer feeling poly than SPPP, but it probably loses just a little more tension. It's a great value, and the milky white color is just a better fit in some racquets than the orange sherbet SPPP.
     
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  34. FH2FH

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    LOL. Yeah the orange is a little bright, especially with black X's on my 300G. Looks like I'm celebrating Halloween everyday haha. Hoping the Polylon Ice will look better, er... I mean PLAY better. ;) I do like how the 16g SPPP plays though.
     
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  35. BiGGieStuFF

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    Someone say HALLOWEEN?

    [​IMG]
     
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  36. ryohazuki222

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    well... if we're showing pictures....

    [​IMG]

    For some reason I can't get over the cool orange color of SPPP.... i even almost bought an o3 tour on impulse because i wanted to make a "halloween racket" ..... thank goodness i talked myself out of that....
     
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  37. Keifers

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    ryo,
    Nice job with your racquet! Is that a leather grip on it? Can you describe the other mods you made? Thanks.
     
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  38. prostaff18

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    Klip Kaboom, I got a reel free from my coach and I have loved it ever since. I don't know why, but I just love it. It is also easy to string compared to Lux.
     
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  39. MasterTS

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    Changed my mind :confused:
     
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  40. ryohazuki222

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    Thanks!!! That means a lot to me... considering that I'm STILL (a week after stringing) completely infatuated with my racket.... lol.

    I've actually not done too much to my racket... but since you asked, this is the breakdown:

    - That's actually a yonex super grap overgrip... orange to match the SPPP.... I've actually been asked in real life whether it was a leather grip a few times as well...

    - Orange-hue around the "warrior" was probably because of my sweaty hands holding the racket by the throat so often... i like it... makes my racket unique.

    -strings: SPPP 1.18mm mains @ 60 with 16g prince syn gut soft crosses @ 62

    - No lead in the handle because I have a some unexplainable problem with rackets that have been re-gripped. I just have a total of 1g of lead at 3oclock and 1g at 9oclock.... my orginal intentions were to add more than that... but my plans changed...

    I'm pretty sure the changes i've made to my racket help me much more mentally than actually having much, if any, real difference..
     
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  41. MasterTS

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    Summary

    So I guess the best poly is:

    1.) SPPP
    2.) ALU Power
    3.) Hurricane
    4.) Topspin Cyberflash
     
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  42. Rookie

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    1) Head Ultra Tour 16L
    2) Luxilon ALU
    3) Pro Hurricane Tour
    4) SPPP
     
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  43. Wondertoy

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    Top Polys:
    1. PolyStar Energy
    2. Poly Megafirce
    3. ALU Power
     
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  44. djones

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    Isn't it funny to see how many people voted for Signum Pro Poly Plasma, just because they're so Anti-Alu Power!?
     
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  45. BiGGieStuFF

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    I like them both but only time I tried ALU Power was in a 300G. Felt good but was havoc on my shoulder afterwards for days.
     
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  46. FH2FH

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    You're so clever. How did you know? Yes, it's a conspiracy!! <roll eyes>

    I wanted to try A/P as I said before, but my experience w/ SPPP has been great. I can't complain. I wasn't gonna vote, but why shouldn't?
     
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  47. djones

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    Well give Alu Power a shot, I think you'll be surprised how nice it is.
     
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  48. FH2FH

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    Cool, I will. I normally have predispositions against thinner strings, but I'll try to stay open minded. I like my strings like I like my women... thick N' able to take a beating!! ;) JOKING!!!!!!!
     
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  49. BiGGieStuFF

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    ALU power is 16G i believe. What version of SPPP are you using? I like the 17L
     
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  50. FH2FH

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    Ah... 1.25 (A/P) vs 1.28 is not much difference. I was thinking the SPPP 16g was thicker; what I'm using. The 17g is 1.23.

    I absolutely cannot play w/ 16g synthetics though b/c they break too soon and I probably won't try 17g SPPP b/c I've always broken the 16g in 18 -40 hours. I'm stringing Polylon ICE as soon as I get another racquet. Worried about tension maintenance though. My last SPPP job was a little springy (down 3lbs @55) so I put in string savers to tighten it up a little. The difference ^power, ^comfort was very noticeable.
     
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