Best poly reel for $50

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  1. reekster34

    reekster34 New User

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    Any ideas on best poly available for around $50?
     
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  2. robok9

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    Gosen Polylon is cheap, durable, and has overall great playing characteristics.
     
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  3. fortun8son

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    Pro's Pro Blackout
     
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  4. loosegroove

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    Mamba Tennis or Pro's Pro has some good offerings.

    Mamba Tennis: Black Spin, Black Mamba, Gear Twisted (GT is actually $55).

    Pro's Pro: Pro Plus Power or Blackout. I'm sure others are good but I haven't tried them.
     
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  5. tyu1314

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    Pros pro nano vendetta and blackforce are really nice too.
     
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  6. Muppet

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    Pro's Pro Stratagem is good too. Very good feel and spin. It's a Black Widow knock off. String it at synth gut tension.
     
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  7. jonnyboi09

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    Isospeed Baseline Control is awesome and <$40 a reel.
     
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  8. Karstic

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    I'm a big fan of the Nano Vendetta, but I haven't tried Black Force. Can you offer a comparison of the two?
     
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  9. o0lunatik

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    Pro's Pro Black Out
     
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    I like the Isospeed Baseline spin too and you can't beat the price.
     
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  11. Lukhas

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    Lots of stuff from Pro's Pro really.
     
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  12. Carolina Racquet

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    I agree... Best quality for the price in the US. I like the Isospeed Baseline string for it's softness, but string life is short. I vote Pro's Pro.
     
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  13. Rabbit

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    Hey, can you guys expand on that a little? I'm currently about half way through a reel of Lux 4G and would love to try something a little less expensive. How does the Iso-Speed play?
     
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  14. Dragan

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    Reel and a half of Pro's Pro Blackout ;)
     
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    From what I tried, Kirschbaum.
     
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  16. anubis

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    ...you get what you pay for, IMO. If I was stringing for more friends and needed cheap poly on hand to meet the demand, then I'd buy a cheap reel of poly. But for my own sticks, I have noticed differences between inexpensive and expensive poly strings.
     
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  17. o0lunatik

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    Agreed. For the price/value of pro's pro, even if you get 4-8 hours of optimum performance (relative to playing style) vs. its comparable counterparts, you can restring every 4-8 hours of play and still be ahead of the game... considering that you have your own stringer.

    But I must have to say that I've tried Pro Black Out vs. a regular string in my arsenal Technifibre Black Code and did not noticed any difference in any character except for the $ character in my pocket. I normally cut my strings out after 8 hours of play, so I can't comment beyond that.

    The most durable, cosmic spin, felt-ripping bite, orgasmic feel, superlative comfortable string on your racquet is still a string.

    Sorry I just had to do it. :|
     
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  20. o0lunatik

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    Here's some old posts regarding snake bite...http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=442278

    Most of the pro's pro strings are made in Germany and I believe there are a couple from Japan. This sounds better than from China or Taiwan. Though there are some big namers from Taiwan.
     
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  21. The Meat

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    Pro's Pro Blackout, there should be a thread just for Blackout users. It's cheap and plays extremely well like expensive high quality poly's. Though my favorite string is still Pro's Pro Red Devil, need to hybrid these two one day.
     
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  22. Dragan

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    Not always. Strings generally, and particularly polyester strings, are high margin products (yeah, yeah, R&D, marketing, yadayada...) and prices are more reflections of brand image than objective measures of longevity, tension maintenance, spin potential etc.

    While I generally play with multifilament strings, I try polys from time to time. Last time I compared Tecnifibre Black Code 17 (EUR 10) and Pro's Pro Blackout 17 (EUR 1.5) and could not tell which is which. Maybe other people can detect subtle differences, but even those "supersenses" could not claim that black code is six times better in any given category, incuding duration or tension maintenance, as the price difference indicates.
     
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  23. pmata814

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    Where can you purchase Pro's Pro tennis string?
     
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  24. fortun8son

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    Depends on where you are.
    There is one US dealer and several in the UK and Europe.
    IDK about the rest of the globe.
     
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  25. jkm07

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    I've been a big fan of black mamba strings, but I'm hearing good things about blackout. Can anyone compare the two?
     
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  26. The Meat

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    I've used the Black Mamba Penta and Gear and for Pro's pro I've used blackout and Red Devil, Black Mamba Penta is a little more on the stiff side while Pro's pro Blackout is a little bit more comfortable imo.
     
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  27. racertempo

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    Looks like Pro's Pro has a ton of offerings for this price range. I ordered a bunch of individual packs to decide which reel to purchase first :)
     
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  28. Karstic

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    Gutex Ultra is compared to Wilson NXT, but I wasn't impressed. I've tried the Ultimate Fiber among their synthetic guts and liked it quite a bit. Solar and Topspin also satisfied. I have a couple of sets of Silver Twist, but haven't tried them yet.
     
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  29. scotus

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    Last wk's TW Happy Hour had Isospeed Baseline reels for $29 each.
     
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    What is this TW's Happy Hour of which you speak?
     
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    1st need to have TW as a FB friend. 2nd - happens Wed 6-9 pm PST (check time in case got that wrong).
     
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  32. pmata814

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    I think its 3-6 every Wed. Yesterday they had the c10 pro at $99. And the dunlop 500 tour at $69.
     
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  33. loosegroove

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    Yeah, 3-6pm pst every Wed. TW will provide a happy hour discount on various goods. There's always some good deals, but it's hit or miss as far as if it's stuff that you're looking for. Here's the official thread from the Shoes and Apparel section:

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=463651
     
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  34. Stardust

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    Yep, Pro's Pro is the best for the specified money! The normal Vendetta and Red Devil also are great comfort strings.
     
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  35. racertempo

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    The Isospeed Baseline 15 has been super cheap on TW for quite a while, but there is almost no feedback. I have considered it for my Wilson 16x15 which works better with thicker gauges.....but I am going to stick with the idea of trying our some Pro's Pro strings.
     
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  36. Rabbit

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    Thanks a bunch!
     
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  37. Karstic

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    Pro's Pro Nano Cyber Power recently became a consideration with a price drop under the target here. I just gave it a short field test last night and was impressed. It's not quite as crisp as their Nano Vendetta (<40$!!!) which I prefer, but seemed to offer a bit more power. A friend (tall big serving lefty) who tried it also gave his approval. A reel is on the way.
     
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  38. darklore009

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    i would also say pro's pro black out. another one i like is black mamba and black spin from discho
     
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  39. MikeHitsHard93

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    Yup same here. Big difference...
     
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  40. pauliewa

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    Panhandle for the extra 26.90 and get a msv fhex 1.18
     
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  41. taurussable

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    playability? durability?
     
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  42. MikeHitsHard93

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    Playability is better IMO, durability about the same.
     
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  43. jcollura4

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    Cyber blue is around $50, or ogsm
     
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