Best spin string?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Bryton, Jul 15, 2012.

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Whack spin string is best?

  1. RPM Blast(any gauge)

    20 vote(s)
    15.7%
  2. Rpm Team

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Pro hurricane tour

    6 vote(s)
    4.7%
  4. Tour bite

    45 vote(s)
    35.4%
  5. Barbwire

    4 vote(s)
    3.1%
  6. Prince topspin

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
  7. Luxilon alu power spin

    6 vote(s)
    4.7%
  8. Alu power rough

    5 vote(s)
    3.9%
  9. Gamma zo twist

    4 vote(s)
    3.1%
  10. Other(specify!)

    34 vote(s)
    26.8%
  1. Bryton

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    What do you think is the best?!
     
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  2. TenFanLA

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    For tight, controlled spin: ALU and Tour Bite. For unpredictable, zigzag spin: BHBR.
     
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  3. davedomart

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    Kirschbaum Spiky Shark & Pro Supex Blue Gear are known as the spinniest strings.
     
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  4. Bryton

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    I wish I could put more than 10 options on poll...:(
     
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  5. PrinceMoron

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    Depends how long you keep the strings in, alu power rough goes smooth, which means it is doing a good job, it wouldn't wear otherwise. But once it is smooth it obviously is time for a change.

    Maybe KBSS will keep the teeth longer.
     
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  6. Bryton

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    Hmm never really heard of spiky shark... I'll look into it.
     
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  7. rofl_copter3

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    Spikey shark is very spin friendly but it isn't a heavy ball type of spin it more just sits up, but when you hybrid it its a monster
     
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  8. Torres

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    Strange you don't have BHB7 in that poll. Whether you agree with them or not, its RSI's #1 rated poly for spin, and they test loads of strings.
     
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  9. Rafa4Ever

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    gut and poly produces more spin than anything else
     
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  10. BHiC

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    Dunlop Black Widow gives me the most spin of any I have tried. Granted I have not tried all the strings on your list, but I am really impressed by the amount of spin Black Widow generates. In my opinion, it gives more spin than RPM Blast
     
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  11. darklore009

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    tour bites ftw!!!!
     
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  12. Bryton

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    I have looked at this string. It seems it may be underappreciated maybe. I debated putting the BHBR and BHB7 on the poll. Like I said, I wish i could put more options than 10.:-?
     
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  13. Torres

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    With respect, the poll's a bit of a mess. You've got PHT in there, you've got Barbwire in there, and you've even got a nylon string in there!
     
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  14. TimothyO

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    Gut/poly hybrid FTW. Makes spin casually accessible.
     
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  15. Bryton

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    Any specific suggestions?
     
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  16. TimothyO

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    Depends on the frame.

    Dense string pattern:
    - Wilson 17 or VS Team mains
    - 18 gauge poly such as CoFocus for low powered frames and Focus Hex for higher power frames

    Open string pattern
    - Wilson 16 or VS Touch mains
    - 17 gauge poly such as Focus Hex
     
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  17. Mongolmike

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    For me. my two go-to strings for good spin and decent control are BHB7 and Dunlop Juice. Dunlop Juice is a really nice string (IMO) that doesn't get a lot of mention... it is also very yellow (but that works with my racquet color too).

    Pro Hurricane Tour is a great spinner, but really harsh. I use a very light racquet (Dunlop 500 Lite w/o lead) to generate as much racquet speed as I can, so harshness factors in for me even tho I have no elbow problems.

    I hit a heavy topspin FH, topspin one hand BH, solid kicker 2nd serve and like to throw in drop shots regularily when I get people buried behind the baseline, so spin and control are important for me. I also string my own, so re-stringing every week-2 weeks is just something I do and I accept the cost.
     
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  18. Bryton

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    I'll be honest I never even thought of juice being a spin string! But, you're right... Not much mention at all
     
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  19. Mongolmike

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    The TW product description:

    There is plenty of spin generation to be found in this premium polyester string. It features a pentagonal outer profile that offers great durability.
    ◦Gauge: 17 / 1.26mm
    ◦Length: 40ft / 12.2m
    ◦Composition: Premium monofilament polyester
    ◦Color: Yellow

    And of course it is subjective.... different swings, different racquets, different strengths, etc.... it works for me, as does BHB7.... but overall, I think I like the Juice a bit more. (In a heavier Becker racquet, the Pro Hurr Tour worked best for me. I switched to a lighter racquet to get more racquet speed, and of course that changed everything.)
     
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  20. tlm

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    Luxilon bb ace would be #1.
     
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  21. fortun8son

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    Zo Twist does not get a lot of love here.
    Nice string. Lotsa spin. durable, arm friendly, and settles in well after the initial drop.
     
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  23. Mongolmike

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    I understand "control" would be hard to measure, but using stiffness as the measuring stick puts guts on the bottom of the "control" list if I'm reading it right.... and that doesn't seem right to me. In the actual world of playing tennis, are gut strings considered poor control strings?
     
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  24. Bryton

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    I have a friend who swears by zo twists and loves it. That's why I put it on here to see what people think.:)
     
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  25. PKfan1

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    I have tried all the strings in the list and I would have to say BHB7 or dunlop Black Widow (I'm convinced they are the same exact string). I think I'm the only one but I didn't get that crazy spin from tour bite, and the string had way too much pop for me.
     
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  26. Woolybugger

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    Under "spin potential" I see 16 gauge strings having a higher number than 17.
    Why is that? I always thought thinner strings have more spin. :???:
     
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  27. cluckcluck

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    Personally, L-Tec 5S mains and 3S on crosses give insane spin, controlled, heavy, kicking spin.
     
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  28. rofl_copter3

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    Funny enough I have thought this exact same thing... They play so similar its crazy though I think the bw is a bit softer it could be just the mind playing tricks
     
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  29. BHBR is a full poly spin machine
     
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  30. Bryton

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    I just bought rpm blast to try... (they didn't have tour bite where I went).. And I really like rpm.. Very comfortable and spin with ease. Not sure on durability I've only played 2 hours and no tension loss.
     
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  31. Doubles

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    Give it two more hours until the tension loss becomes extreme.
     
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  32. rodrigoamaral

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    tour bite, pro supex blue gear, rpm and genesis twisted razor
     
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  33. matchace

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    Tourna Big Hitter Black 7, 17 gauge
    Simply awesome
     
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  34. sonicare

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    Ditto to the above.
     
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  35. Torres

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    Something very wrong with that data when it suggests that Ashaway Synthetic Gut for example, has more spin potential than a vast number of polys including Luixlon Alu Rough, Adrenanline Rough, BBO, Savage, BHBR, Poly Pro Tour, Pro Hurricane etc etc.
     
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  36. Blaxican10s

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    Gamma Asterisk Spin!!!
     
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  37. Nostradamus

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    what about Proline X ?
     
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  38. Rjtennis

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    I would agree with these two.
     
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  39. Tennusdude

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    I find that no matter which spin string you try or even love, they all play much better in the 3 hours or so, but after that they all lose spin potential and playability. Anyone agree with this?
     
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  40. 3fees

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    Genesis Onic Series, Hexonic 18L (1.09) -best spin/price value.

    Genesis Hexonic is a third generation hexagonal shaped co-poly string. This string offers solid tension maintenance and long lasting performance. The six edges offers very impressive spin potential. Utilizing special chemical additives, Genesis Hexonic is extremely comfortable. The superior elongation characteristics of this string far surpass the competition. Great power and control combined with exceptional playability, Genesis Hexonic is a great value.

    Construction: A hexagonal shaped co-polyester. This string goes through several heating stages to ensure optimal performance and string life.

    Advantage: A supriisng combination of power and spin. Put in the cost of this string, and this is no doubt the best value on the market.

    Color: Red, Black

    Length: 40' sets (12m) and 660' reels (200m)

    Gauges: 16 (1.27mm), 18 (1.18mm), and 18L (1.09mm)


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  41. auzzieizm

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    Pro Supex Blue Gear 1.28. Most I've gotten out of any other strings. Actually helps to hybrid it with a smooth string in the crosses, because sometimes the ridges on the crosses seems to cancel out the spin you are getting from the main strings.
     
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  42. anubis

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    BHB7 gets my vote, even though its not up there.
     
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  43. pvaudio

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    Indeed, I carry all of the strings in this list, but I cannot agree with what you said. Black Widow is much, much softer feeling. They also play quite differently for me, as all it takes is hitting a single slice with BHB7 for you to realize it's something magic. Black Widow is more of a highly spinning "comfort" poly.
     
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  44. K21ferg

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  45. db10s

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    Dunlop Black Widow.......... By a couple miles.
     
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  46. rafafan20

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    black widow
     
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  47. kiteboard

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    The best slice string is bhb7. In the entire world. Cuts into the ball.
     
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  48. Tennusdude

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    Genesis Hexonic is popular with my customers who use heavy topspin. Comes in 16 and 18 and is surprisingly durable.
     
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  49. parasailing

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    I think Black Widow is the best string for spin.
     
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  50. SteveI

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    Tourna Big Hitter Black 7 17G. Awesome.............:)
     
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