Best String or Hybrid Under 5 Bucks !!!

Discussion in 'Strings' started by TennisProPaul, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. TennisProPaul

    TennisProPaul Banned

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    Please post your best under 5 bucks hybrid or full string.

    Technifiber Polyspin 16 main : $4.00 a set great lasting poly
    Gosen OG-Sheep Micro 18g cross: $3.50 with sharp crisp feel and bite

    This combo comes to a whopping $3.75 bucks!!!!

    Im not sure you can get a better mix of lasting poly and feel with the cheap set up.

    Give it a try you frugal dudes and dolls.

    ps: the sheep micro 18g is the easiest cross to string with so this combo is very stringer friendly.
     
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  2. netman

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    Gosen Sheep Micro. Any guage.

    -k-
     
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  3. thetenniskid07

    thetenniskid07 Banned

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    Cyber flash and gosen og sheep.
     
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  4. tennis_nerd22

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    any cheap poly main with gosen OGSM crosses :D
     
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  5. Richie Rich

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    unique big hitter will play better than tecnifibre polyspin.
     
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  6. TennisProPaul

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    BUT IT COSTS OVER 2 BUCKS MORE.

    I LOST MY JOB AND CANT AFFORD THAT :)
     
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  7. snoflewis

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    i wouldnt mind trying OG micro mains w/ sensation crosses.
     
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  8. Richie Rich

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    i'm sure you can afford 1 set (2 string jobs) to try it? you might find it holds tension better resulting in less string jobs which offsets the higher up front cost.
     
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  9. SteveI

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    Hi,

    Gosen Polylon Ice 17 (Mains) and Forten Sweet 16 (Crosses). Nice set-up and dirt cheap.

    Steve
     
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  10. michaellashan

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    Mains: Gosen Polylon Ice 17
    Crosses: Gosen OG Micro 17

    Awesome!
     
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  11. tonysk83

    tonysk83 Semi-Pro

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    michaellashan, that is the same hybrid I am using on one of my racquets right now, too bad I haven't got to try it, picked it up on Saturday and got food posioning Saturday night:(

    Right now I have very cheap hybrid on my racquets:

    Gosen OG Micro 17 crosses-bought a reel for 30 so a half set comes out to only 90 cents.

    I also have Technifibre Spinfire 17 on one which was 3 bucks for a half set.
     
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  12. netman

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    I you need a great string cheap, buy the Gosen Sheep Micro 17 reel for $30 bucks from TW. Even after shipping, a string job works out to about $1.80. IMHO its the best playing low end syn gut on the market. Outperforms most syn guts regardless of price.

    A 100% SM 17 job is a joy to use and will actually last a decent amount of time. I never break mine. No gradual drop off in preformance, just consistent play until one day you know they are gone. Cut it out and restring. It is very easy to string as well.

    -k-
     
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  13. TennsDog

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    Iso-Speed Control mains crossed with Prince Tournament Nylong. I don't think it would quite qualify (around $11 for both packs = $5.50/stringjob), but I feel it is such a superior setup that it still needs to be considered. Amazing feel and touch with customizable power and control.
     
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  14. tonysk83

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    Oh how I agree. I don't break strings much so I never need to worry about durability and I love Gosen OG Micro 17. I bought the 30 dollar reel as well. Hard to beat that string+10 dollar my stringer charges.
     
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  15. mistapooh

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    I've been using Polygut mains and Og sheep for a year, and I can't really complain. Those that use polylon might want to try polygut also. I do agree that Og sheep is absolutely spectacular for it's price. On the flipside, I'm running out on my reels, so I might try out some set up you guys suggested =).
     
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  16. scotus

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    I like Polylon much better than Polygut. Polygut "appears" soft but to me is harsher than Polylon.

    But for polys under $5, it's hard to beat Ashaway Monogut. Try the 17 gauge. Out of the three polys mentioned, Monogut has the best feel, is easiest on the arm, and gets you the best spin and can be tensioned lower than the others.
     
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  17. ears

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    Mains:Monogut 17
    Crosses: OG Sheep 17

    Very Sweet. Very Cheap.
     
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  18. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

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    IMO:

    Topspin Poly Polar 17g, Prince Syn gut duraflex 17g optic yellow (i prefer it over others)
     
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  19. ryohazuki222

    ryohazuki222 Semi-Pro

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    So I just bought a reel of Cyber Flash 17g for $55 after shipping. And the reel of gosen sheep micro 17g was $35. Comes out to just under $2.60 per hybrid according to my calculator.

    The thing is... I haven't actually used it yet. For those that have used cyber flash, what have you found to be a good cross?
     
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  20. spindoktur

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    Gosen Polylon SP 17 on mains, Gosen Proform Tuff on crosses.
    Just started using this setup on all my sticks, and plays way better than a full Polylon SP, a Signum Poly Plasma hybrid, or any other poly hybrid I've used. Big thanks to diredesire for introducing me to the Polylon SP.
     
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  21. ace of spades

    ace of spades Semi-Pro

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    I did the exact same thing as you and have had wonderful results with it stringing in the mid 50's for the mains and higher 50's in the crosses.
     
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  22. ryohazuki222

    ryohazuki222 Semi-Pro

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    @ace of spades... glad to hear positive feedback on this hybrid! just curious.. when you say mid 50's and higher 50's... do you not have a set tension you string at? im curious what it is if you do. ive never strung my racket below 58.. even when using my kevlar hybrid.. and now with the full gosen, i string at 59 with awesome results... so im thinking of keeping the 59 for the crosses. so ya.. just wondering if there is a particular tension you string the mains at (as im not too familiar with poly's at all)
     
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