Discussion in 'Racquets' started by GregLynch, Jan 8, 2006.
wats the best strings for heavy topspin and fast serves i brake strings every week
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there are several good threads there already
Try some Luxilon Big Banger. Experiment. About $13 though. But they do last.
For topspin Babolat Pro Hurricane is number 1. Used By rafael Nadal, So basically you know its real good for spin. I have tried it once the amount of topspin I had on the ball is tremendous.
Fair warning that polyester string, while very spin friendly, is killer on the arm. Very stiff. It's best that you string poly as a hybrid with some soft multifilament string.
18 guage signum poly plasma is my rec., cheaper than lux. big banger a bit easier on the arm as well....
well i have polyfibre hy-tech string on mains and synthenic gut on mains and its the syn wearing first
Lux BB TiMo 18
Luxilon 5 Star (of the Luxilons and polyesters)
Isospeed Pyramid of the polyamid wraps
haha, everyone is mentioning in luxilon, but all different kinds. I say big banger ACE 18, because its thin, so it has tons of spin while maintaining awesome feel. Although it is 18 gauge, its EXTREMELY DURABLE, for an 18 gauge. go read the customer feedback for all of luxilon's strings, and see which is best for you.
Greg, you've got to stop posting your threads in the wrong sections ...
Anyway, back to your question. The best string in your case would be thin gauge aramid (also known as Kevlar). The thin gauge will help you get more spin and kevlar is extremely durable and takes a lot to break it.
I concur. That damned Pro Hurricane string i hate. I gave me a sore arm and I dislike its feel. And the damn thing never snapped no matter how hard i tried to get it to snap.
Well i guess that's one good thing about it: DURABILITY
Thin gauge natural gut for just about everything you demand (except durability)
Nadal uses Babolat Duralast Tour....hurricanes arent yellow like his strings
I too would recommend Luxilon. I like to hit with a lot of top-spin and have never used a racket where the strings didn't move (or break), except for mine strung with Luxilon Original. I tried the Lux mixed with Wilson NXT for the crosses and it totally ate it up.
I would try the original and then if for some reason it doesn't do the trick, try some of the other's like the Rough and Big Banger. The original is not as firm or stiff as they say, but it's definitely not soft. String it 5-6 lbs less than your normal to start with.
I used the Lux with a Wilson H6 at 60 lbs and now with my Pure Storm at 54.
I say luxilon big banger alu power rough at high tension
i also agree with other posts. i like luxilon ace as well. amazing feel, and quite easy on the arm. i would use it but my polyplasmas are about as good for a cheaper price
No string will give you a better bite on the ball than Ashaway Kevlar. And it will last a long time. Don't put Kevlar in the crosses, though - only in the mains.
It tends to be difficult on the arm/elbow, though. But many players are fine with it - no pain at all. Try it and find out if it's ok for you.
Thanks for your views. I've always used aramids for both mains and crosses. The stiffness never really bothered me too much and my elbows have been fine (touch wood ...), I like the feel from this setup too. But the only thing that drives me up the wall is string movement - I've to adjust the strings in between every game.
By using different strings, is there much string movement in your setup?
Try ashaway cross fire in a 17' gauge. You can get ridiculous spin with kevlar. It can be tough on the arm, but if you use a soft cross it is no worse than polyester. I personally don't see much of a difference in spin potential between poly's and my usual PSGD, but that may just be me. I saw significant difference with kevlar. I currently have an 03 tour set up with 18' gauge crossfire @ 60# and the racquet is playing very well. No arm or shoulder issues, but I can't speak to durability yet since I only have 2 hours with them. I usually string at 64#, so a mnor drop in tension is recommended.
I don't recall excessive string movement being a particular concern in the 2 or 3 months I was trying Kevlar in the mains. Had to stop, though, because the elbow was hurting.
I did find that not all Kevlar strings give crazy spin - it was only the Ashaway. If you feel it with your fingers, you'll know why. I actually broke two Dunlop tennis balls while hitting those couple of months with Ashaway Kevlar. Never happened with any other string over a much longer period. Ashaway Kevlar is tough. And rough.
Well im using Ashaway monofire on my racquet because it is durable and i dont need kevlar that will increase spin wen there is enough
Not sure if you get Pacific strings (German) where you are staying. I tried it with all my racquets (my 4 Volkls, FXP Tour, and Pro Staff 7.5) and they moved around a lot. However, I take my hat off to its durability. I've never had them snap on me ever once.
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