Buying strings on a budget?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Kaz00, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Kaz00

    Kaz00 Semi-Pro

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    what strings do u guys recommend?? i like the babolat pro hurricane and pro hurricane tours but moneys a bit tight so im looking for a string that plays like the hurricane tours but is a little bit cheaper i was thinking about buying a reel of kirschbaum super smash Spiky 16 and its also 95 bucks! way cheaper than a reel of pro hurricanes!
     
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  2. tennisINmyBLOOD

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    I would give MSV Focus Hex a try. I haven't tried it myself yet, but from what I've heard from others, it's a softer co-poly that is hexagonal in shape, much like Pro Hurricane Tour. Don't know how plays compared to PHT, but it is definitely softer. Haven't seen it in a reel yet, but it's priced at $7.50 a set, about half the price of PHT. Kirschbaum is also another good string to look at, as you've mentioned. I recommend you buy a set of MSV and a set of Super Smash Spiky to try out before you buy it in bulk. Hope you find your new string!
     
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  3. CallOfBooty

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    Hands down, the string that has the most playability for the buck is definitely Cyber Flash. You just can't beat it! Cyber Flash full job or in mains w/ gosen syn gut crosses is just amazing! :)
     
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  4. BigT

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    PolyStar has exceptional strings/prices and won't break your arm like Pro Hurricane/Tour. My customers prefer them.
     
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  5. ClubHoUno

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    Cyberflash or MSV HEX are the strings you should consider if on a low budget.

    Good strings for the price.
     
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  6. schap02

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    Pro SUpex Blue Gear - If you liked the Hurricanes you'll love these.
     
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  7. Kaz00

    Kaz00 Semi-Pro

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    ^ thx for the suggestions guys! ill look into each string and pick the best ones!
     
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  8. lwto

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    I string on a budget also, and I found that using Babolat Pro hurricane hybrid with Forten sweet 17 produces and great combo at about $ 6.50 per string job.

    half set of Hurricane 5.00
    half set of Forten 1.00

    Cheap, but I haven't found a better combo yet, I"m very pleased with the results and in fact a number of my friends now use the same combo.
     
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  9. blaby

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    pro supex ftw
     
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  10. Lakers4Life

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    Cheapest Poly by the reel for me goes:

    Topspin CyberFlash
    Volkl Cyclone
    Gosen Polylon (cheepest)
     
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  11. Revman

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    Ditto on this!
     
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  12. COPEY

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    I have a reel of Polylon (lots of people like it - pretty popular with the people I string for), but I've been wanting to try Cyberflash and Cyclone. What's interesting is Cyclone is cheaper to buy by the set.
     
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  13. ReopeningWed

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    My personal setup is Isospeed Baseline Speed/Topspin Cyberflash. The Isospeed is a really soft, slick string, I string it at mid 50s, the Cyberflash I string up to the mid 60s, high 60's. $40 and ~$60 for both reels, which is 33 sets of string if hybrided.
     
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  14. CHOcobo

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    cyberflash/blue. string those polys at a low tension and they'll let you a hell of a long time. the reels of these are pricey but much much cheaper per string set.
     
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  15. Ash_Smith

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    Check out the Mantis Power Poly too. I've been trying this out over the last few days and it plays really well, not too disimilar to Alu, but at a fraction of the price!
     
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  16. Kick Server

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    I agree with Ash Smith. In my opinion the entire MANTIS range wins by miles. Superb playability and even better value for money!
    I have no idea why anyone would pay elevated prices for a 'known' brand when this is available.
     
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  17. COPEY

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    So like...where do you buy Mantis strings? I did a google search and came up empty.
     
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  18. The_Question

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    Is it just me, or are these strings are actually very different from each other...? :confused:
     
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  19. Doc Hollidae

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    Try Topspin Concept Pure. I felt like that was the closest string to PHT, minus the octagonal shape. 90 bucks a reel.
     
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  20. mark999

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    goggle-mantis tennis strings. many sites come up.
     
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