Chris- Which are the softest polys?

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  1. Boricua

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    From #1 -#5, which are the softest polys. Consider #1 the softest. Thanks.
     
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    From #1 -#5, which are the softest polys. Consider #1 the softest. Thanks
     
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    All of the Polyfibre strings play very soft in the racquet. I think TCS plays softest because it is a softer poly, but also because it feels like it slides across itself at impact well (string movement) before snapping back. I find it very, very spin friendly and best enjoyed in the 16 gauge.

    Topspin Cyber Flash is soft, as are the Poly Star strings such as Turbo and Energy. In fact, Poly Star Classic reminded me of TCS when I hit it, but it unfortunately also exhibited similar tension holding attributes (or lack thereof).

    I also like the feel of Gosen Polylon Comfort and PolyBreak.

    How they feel to me, may be slightly different for you due to swing speed and spin generation differences.

    Hope that helps,
    Chris.
     
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    Yes, Polybreak..another person who likes it.

    I felt like I was the only one. This is a great string.
     
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    Did the Gosen strings that you mention and Topspin Cyberflash have better tension maintenance than TCS? How do they compare to TCS in terms of softness and spin production?
     
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    Polybreak -- good string, terrible name!

    Yes, I would say the tension remains better for longer with the others, but still not as good as firmer playing polys. Softer polys always seem to stretch more when you string them and seem to continue to stretch out more in the racquet.

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    Nonetheless, I suspect TCS combination of spin and softness makes it quite unique and that is why many people like it even when it looses tension faster. Do you agree?
     
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    My test will be simple. Tension maintenance of Cyberflash versus Yonex PTP. The winner will end up as a reel in my house. I just need 8 hours (10 would be amazing) before death.

    So far after 3 hours of play and being strung 42/40 on a constant pull, my yonex ptp has lost 6 pounds total.
     
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    You've never been tempted to give TCS a try? With the proper spin applied it is possible to deal with the tension loss and get 7-8 hours playing time.
    Yes, it is more expensive than PTP and Cyberflash but less expensive than gut/poly.:)
     
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    Chris- Follow up questions for Chis

    TCS is a string that plays very well in a stiff racket like the Aeropro. What tension would you recommend? In your case like how many playing hours do you get from TCS before it goes dead?
     
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    I would go about 55lbs in the APDGT with TCS 16. When using TCS I find that I have to restring every week. For a tournament over a weekend I will string on Friday, play the weekend and then cut them out most likely the following Wednesday.

    Chris, TW
     
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