Champ's choice vs Sensation hybrid?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Wilson_Fed, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Wilson_Fed

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    I'm deciding whether I should get champ's choice or sensation with poly..
    What are the differences and what would be the best?
    I'm a college player and use a lot of topspins.. Don't really mind about the cost right now til March because its off season and I do not break strings unless I just go with it til dead
    I'm an all rounder player and serve is my strongest point of the game.
    I want to decide before the season starts..
    I've never used champ's choice but I was pretty satisfied with sensations
    Any ideas?
    Thanks
     
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  2. Ronaldo

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    Poly or Gut Mains?
     
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  3. Wilson_Fed

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    Gut main and poly cross
     
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  4. Shaun

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    Champions choice without any doubt
     
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  5. robok9

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    I would say champs choice, but I would recommend pacific classic gut with msv cofocus over that. Much more cost effective with higher quality strings.
     
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  6. BLX_Andy

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    If I were to only string one racquet to try it out is it better just to get a few half sets? or just buy full sets?
     
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  7. Shaun

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    Buy full sets. They are cheaper.
     
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  8. Shaun

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    If you like ALU Power Rough, try Genesis Typhoon 16L in the crosses. I heard it plays a lot like alu power rough. I just ordered a full set of it and will be trying it out as a full bed first to see if it really plays like power rough. If it does, I'm substituting it with alu power rough to use with Klip or either pacific classic natural gut.
     
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  9. Wilson_Fed

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    So pacific or klip is better than wilson gut? Or is it because of the price?
    Also I heard no matter people keep saying champ's choice is best. Is there like major difference between them?
     
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  10. McLovin

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    'better' is subjective, and I hate to say this, but you really do have to try for yourself and see.

    In my experience, in terms of stiffness: Klip Legend > Pacific Classic > Wilson.

    In terms of playability: Wilson > Pacific Classic > Klip Legend

    Now, this is based on old Wilson gut (pre BT7, because, in case you didn't know, Wilson gut is Babolat gut). Wilson gut costs $47/pack. Pacific Classic, $30/pack. Klip Legend, $26/pack. Personally, I can tell the difference between Klip & Pacific more than the difference between Pacific & Wilson.

    Then, you have to take into consideration the crosses. I do not like Lux ALU Rough. I feel it is too dead. MSV Co. Focus (or similar round polys) tend to give me more pop, more spin, and believe it or not, more control, all for about 60% less.

    However, if you are bent on getting Wilson/Lux, then buying Champions Choice seems the most economical way as 1 pack of Wilson gut is $47 and 1 pack of Lux ALU Rough is $15. That comes to $62, or $31 for 1 'homemade' pack of Champions Choice.

    TW is selling Champions Choice for $29.95
     
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  11. robok9

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    But I've heard the gut in champions choice is a cheaper version of the $47 stuff.
     
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  12. McLovin

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    Well, that would make sense that it is cheaper to buy together than separate. Is it the Wilson equivalent of Tonic +?
     
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  13. robok9

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    I don't know, however I've heard that the gut in champions choice is still very good. It's just not their 'premium' gut.
     
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  14. BLX_Andy

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    So what happens to the other half? From what I know, natty gut is very climate-sensitive.
     
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  15. degrease

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    Wilson Fed, i suprised with your name n fact rog uses it you not decided which to try first :)
     
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  16. Shaun

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    Why does everyone like MSV CoFocus with gut mains? Is it bite? Power? Control? I like alu power rough and I heard that genesis typhoon plays a lot like it. Alu power rough is a textured poly and typhoon is a pentagonal twisted poly. Will it play different than alu power rough in the crosses with gut mains? Or will it play similar? I've been trying to find a co poly that will play like alu power rough with gut mains
     
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