Cheap rough black poly?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Tennis100, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Tennis100

    Tennis100 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    Messages:
    200
    hey guys I was looking for a black rough poly but a cheap one i could hybrid with my black synthetic gut thanks.
     
    #1
  2. thebuffman

    thebuffman Professional

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,298
    msv focus hex

    ps. for the syn gut (black) i recommend gosen og-sheep micro 16g. i have a few packs of this in black however i am not seeing black available anymore on tw's site.
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2010
    #2
  3. big bang

    big bang Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,885
    Location:
    behind your curtain
    best rough black string for the price!
     
    #3
  4. pheonix6579

    pheonix6579 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    Messages:
    757
    Location:
    Florida
    looking for cheap?

    +1 MSV focus hex
     
    #4
  5. mawashi

    mawashi Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Messages:
    4,228
    Location:
    S.E.A.
    Genesis Hexonic might be worth a look at too.

    mawashi
     
    #5
  6. pvaudio

    pvaudio Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    7,543
    Topspin MaxROT.
     
    #6
  7. Bedrock

    Bedrock Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Messages:
    416
    You are not stringing your racquet, aren't you? :roll:
     
    #7
  8. redfist1000

    redfist1000 New User

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    45
    maybe Genesis Black Magic?
     
    #8
  9. airman88

    airman88 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Messages:
    557
    Not rough, more for feel department
     
    #9
  10. HitItHarder

    HitItHarder Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Messages:
    623
    Location:
    SC
    I agee with those above that mentioned MSV Focus Hex as a cheap black textured poly. For the price, it is a pretty decent string. However, in a full bed it can drop tension pretty quick.
     
    #10
  11. goran_ace

    goran_ace Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,865
    Location:
    At Large
    Volkl Cyclone. Love that string. $5.99/set at TW


    There's also Golden Set Snakebite in black, but I haven't tried it.
     
    #11
  12. Carolina Racquet

    Carolina Racquet Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,505
    I would agree that you should try Volkl Cyclone. I have used both the 17g and 16g, mostly in a hybrig with syngut or multifilament.

    Spin is awesome and durability is great.

    I suggest stringing the Cyclone 5-7% less than you would with syngut.
     
    #12
  13. Tennis100

    Tennis100 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    Messages:
    200
    thanks guys how do you all feel about wilson extreme synthetic gut is it good?
     
    #13
  14. ace0001a

    ace0001a Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Messages:
    751
    Cheap textured black polys I've tried are Volkl Cyclone and Pro's Pro Blackout. I'm mostly a weekend warrior, so I don't play everyday, but both strings I've tried in hybrids and I think they're good for the money. Volkl Cyclone is around $6 a set and Pro's Pro Blackout is only available through Euro dealers and I think I paid like $50 for the reel (I'm sure $10 of it was shipping). Believe it or not, I find Forten Competition Nylon an excellent string to hybrid with polys. Forten Nylon is only sold in reels, but comes in black and it's dirt cheap at $17 a reel. Many others here who've tried Forten Nylon in such a way will tell you the same.
     
    #14
  15. Xenakis

    Xenakis Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Messages:
    2,431
    Pro's Pro Blackout seconded. Been using it for a while now, very good value, holds tension well and at lower tensions (about 45lbs) it's comfy.

    Tried Black Code and MSV Focus hex which I liked too but they're not worth the extra money imo (and both went off faster than blackout, probably because they're softer).
     
    #15
  16. kiteboard

    kiteboard Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Messages:
    3,907
    Location:
    Oakland
    msv hex at 1.27mm for better tens. main.
     
    #16
  17. snoflewis

    snoflewis Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Messages:
    2,838
    im really liking the msv focus hex. incredible bite and good price for the string. the 1.10mm does lose tension rather fast, but i feel it plays better once it loosens up.
     
    #17
  18. Tennis100

    Tennis100 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    Messages:
    200
    thanks guys. I'm going to order some cyclone/msv hex. depending and some forten nylon how do you guys like the nylon?
     
    #18
  19. ace0001a

    ace0001a Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Messages:
    751
    Yeah, Cyclone is a good choice and a good value in terms of individual set cost. As for the Forten Nylon, I think it's a great cheap string to have lying around since you can't really go wrong for $17 a reel...which when you think about it is the same price for a single set of high end Polys and Multis. The Nylon does a great job of softening up the string bed when hybrided with a Poly. As I mentioned before, I've hybrided Forten Nylon with a few different Polys from Luxilon ALU to Volkl Cyclone and it works great for me.
     
    #19
  20. MattPrevidi

    MattPrevidi New User

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2008
    Messages:
    40
    Golden Set Snake Bite

    Golden Set makes a GREAT black twisted poly. It is called snake bite and costs $5.77 a set. A reel only costs $77!! Really great string at an affordable price. Best deal for your money if you ask me.
     
    #20
  21. scotus

    scotus Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Messages:
    7,624
    I couldn't stand the plastic-feel of MSV Hex 1.10 mm.

    Average spin, a terrible feel.
     
    #21
  22. The Big Kahuna

    The Big Kahuna Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    706
    Location:
    Southern California
    +1 for Volkl CYCLONE - are you kidding?!

    You can't beat this string for $5.99 a set. It outperforms nearly everything out there for twice the money. Check the reviews and rating on StringForum.net. NO BRAINER!
     
    #22
  23. 000KFACTOR90000

    000KFACTOR90000 Professional

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    854
    RPM nice but goes off way too fast, TW out of single sets of cyclone 17g so I've bought some blackout - thanks Xenakis.

    I'll let the comunity know how it goes when it arrives.
     
    #23
  24. DavaiMarat

    DavaiMarat Professional

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,181
    Snakebite...!
     
    #24
  25. Bedrock

    Bedrock Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Messages:
    416
    Do not get Cyclone - there is no power what so ever.
     
    #25
  26. ryushen21

    ryushen21 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,201
    Location:
    wherever you were hoping I wasn't going to be
    Just curious but has anyone here hit Cyclone and Black Code?

    I love BC because it is a softer poly and is relatively low powered. Does Cyclone have the same soft feel or is it noticeably firmer?
     
    #26
  27. TheBoom

    TheBoom Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Messages:
    2,341
    Location:
    Kingwood texas
    Just the way your mother likes it!!!!
     
    #27
  28. TheBoom

    TheBoom Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Messages:
    2,341
    Location:
    Kingwood texas
    Black code is very nice and soft with amazing spin
     
    #28
  29. ryushen21

    ryushen21 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,201
    Location:
    wherever you were hoping I wasn't going to be
    Yes, I know. Black Code is my current string of choice. I was wondering if the feel and power of Cyclone was comparable to that of Black Code. I love BC but if there is something just as good or better for cheaper, I'm all up for trying it out.
     
    #29

Share This Page