Best String of 2013 so far

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  1. Blitzball

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    I just want some opinions on what you guys think are the new best strings of the year so far. To name a few of the new releases since January of this year:

    Signum Pro Firestorm
    Ashaway Monogut ZX
    Volkl Cyclone Tour
    Volkl Torque
    Technifibre Razor Code
    Solinco Tour Bite (soft)

    Not sure if these were 2013 or late 2013
    Weiss Cannon Dual Reality Hybrid
    Luxilon 4G

    I'm sure I'm missing a lot more. My favorite is probably Volkl Torque. It's a bit firm -- okay, it's really firm -- but the spin and control is ridiculous!
     
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  2. AlfaAce

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  3. Roger Wawrinka

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    Razor code
     
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  4. The Big Kahuna

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    No doubt.

    YONEX POLY TOUR PRO 1.25

    Google it!
     
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  5. The Meat

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    Second this, there's a lot of hype about this string in the past year. It really does live up to it's hype as well. It's also a pretty good price as well.
     
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  6. Blitzball

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  7. Blitzball

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    Wow I completely forgot about these! And TW gave it a nice review. Might have to order a few to try em out.
     
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  8. Broly4

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    To me,it's one of the worst I've played, it can be a good choice for non-poly players entering the world of polys, but a real poly player will find it lacking
    It has the friction of a multi string (lame), the yellow color is sweet though
     
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  9. brownbearfalling

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    Head sonic pro edge. Great soft poly. Very comfortable.
     
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  10. Big Tigger

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    Still sticked to Spin X. Great control and power
     
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  11. tball

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    MSV Focus HEX Plus 38 -- supposedly an interesting poly.

    WeissCANNON NewElement 500 -- new multi
     
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  12. Power Player

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    Tour Bite Soft. Super easy on the arm with tons of bite.
     
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  13. sixone90

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    I'd say Razor Code or Sonic Pro Edge. Razor Code is like Alu Power but better
     
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  14. Tennis Fanatic 070

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    I also like the Yonex Polytour Pro 1.25 a lot. The Yonex PolyTour spin deserves to be mentioned as well, great string!!!!
     
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  15. SJSA

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    I bet on MonoGut ZX.
    It is comfortable as natural gut and durable as poly.
     
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  16. spinovic

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    Don't know about the best, but the MonoGut ZX is the only thing different, so it is the most intriguing to me. I was going to order a set last time I ordered, but they were out of stock. I'll get some next time around I guess.
     
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  17. o0lunatik

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    seconded....
     
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  18. GarryClarke

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    another vote for this excellent string :)
     
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  19. parasailing

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    Only issue I have with PTP 125 is it's a low powered string. I had it as a cross with natural gut mains and for me, it felt like an average string.

    I recently purchased Razor Code so looking forward to see how this compares.
     
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  20. quickshot401

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    +1 vote for cyclone tour
     
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  21. Nostradamus

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    Signum pro Firestorm. Federer was beaten by this string. gotta be good, right ?
     
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  22. pauliewa

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    I just tried razor code and it's definitely a good string. Somewhat soft without being at all mushy, medium to low power and plenty of spin. Problem is that it has notched heavily in 2hrs of hitting and thus its price cannot be justified.
     
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  23. lefty100

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    Razor code - its powerful, with good spin potential and not too harsh - out of these 3 characteristics its the power I really like!
     
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  24. 3fees

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    Tier one

    Tour Status
     
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  25. Nostradamus

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    Powerful ? that is good news. Part of the reason I went away from Black code was because it lacked power and felt like plastic string with no feel. Do you think this Razor code is more powerful and has better feel ?
     
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  26. Macedo

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    Razor = No power. Nice grab, good spin, but it lacked some feel after a few hours hitting with it. I prefer the Black Code
     
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  27. SCRAP IRON

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    I am a 45 year old playing at a good level (4.5 competitive doubles). I just ordered the Tour Bite Soft and I am looking forward to playing that string. I am worried that a full bed of Poly, which I absolutely want to try, may cause soreness in my shoulder. If you don't mind my asking, how old are you. I assume that you are at least a 4.0 player.

    Thanks for the reply in advance...
     
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  28. TierOneSportsOfficial

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    Thanks for noticing!
     
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  29. ManuGinobili

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    For a forum so obssessed with pro players, Firestorm should definitely get the award since a top pro actually switched to it.
     
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  30. spinovic

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    Has anyone tried Firestorm?
     
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  31. Bhairava

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    Tour bite soft is really really soft,even at 55lbs(and you should not string it at less than 53 if you don't want a Rocket launcher
     
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  32. robok9

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    I'd like to give a shout out to Poly tour pro 120. Been looking for the perfect string, and I've tried probably 10 highly recommended strings. Polytour pro is by far my favorite.
     
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  33. Centerforward71

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    And for the power player Durafluxx. My go to these days.

    There's alot of good offerings to ask for a best is too taste driven and results oriented. Also you have 3.0 level players liking one and 5.0 + another. Too general a question. But fun to hear responses
     
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  34. bruintennis

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    +1 for YONEX POLY TOUR PRO 1.25 and 1.20

    I like this string too! Good power, good control.

    Also, I like the 1.20 version of the Yonex Poly Tour Pro. It has a bit more bite and still good power.
     
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  35. netlets

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    Tour Bite Soft. Better feel and still powerful with tons of spin.
     
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  36. parasailing

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    I finally had a chance to try Razor Code 17G and somehow it's not what I thought it would be.

    I strung a full set at 50lbs on my Graphene Speed Pro and it was quite stiff for some strange reason. I left it for a day after stringing it and hit with it for about an hour and it still felt really stiff so I decided to move on to another string.

    Razor Code felt stiff, lacks power, and doesn't have much feel compared to other polys I tried such as Kirschbaum Evolution and L-tec 4S.
     
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  37. dknotty

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    I love this string. Awesome power and really awesome spin potential.

    Edit: and if you buy it in reels it really is quite remarkable value.
     
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  38. Nostradamus

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    I thought poly tour pro was old string. Yonex released that string about 5 years ago.
     
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  39. parasailing

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    Volkl Cyclone Tour if you looking for a powerful poly that feels more like a crispy multifilament string.

    Yonex Poly Tour Pro if you looking for a low powered poly that offers good tension maintenance.

    Razor Code is just under powered and stiff feeling. I had it in my racquet and cut it out after hitting with it for 30 minutes.
     
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