co-poly vs poly?

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  1. lawlitssoo1n

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    what is the difference between co-poly and poly?
    I am so confused!!!!
     
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  2. AlpineCadet

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    Co-poly strings should feel softer and give more power.
     
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  3. fishuuuuu

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    Directly quoted from stringforum.net

     
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  4. lawlitssoo1n

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    still don't get it
     
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  5. AlpineCadet

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    If you don't feel like trying Duralast, CyberFlash, SPPP, Alu 16, and Cyber Blue (for your own experimentations, of course,) then I would suggest sticking to Prince Syn. Gut 17. :shock:
     
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  6. volusiano

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    The next generation polyester type string in the market today is now blended with other materials to solve a lot of the disadvantages that the old poly string has. The fact that the polyester is blended with other materials prompted people to give it a new name: "co-poly".

    Co-polys have improved attributes over the traditional polys like more comfort (softer string), better tension stability, longer elasticity.

    To add to the list of names of some of the new co-polys given in the example of the StringForum.net article, a couple of other brands also worth mentioning are TopSpin (Cyberflash, Poly Polar), and WeissCannon (SilverString, Match Power, etc).
     
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  7. ls206

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    Basically, by mixing polyester with different materials the attributes of the string is changed.
    Poly strings are stiffer, low powered and are prone to a lot of tension loss.
    Co-Poly strings have "added ingredients" which allow the string to be more elastic.
    when compared to normal poly strings, they are softer, higher powered and show very good tension stability

    edit: i took to long to reply. oops :p
     
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  8. diredesire

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    Just to chime in, a co-poly doesn't necessarily need to contain ANY component of polyester at all! the "poly" in co-poly is polymer, not polyester, to be very anal. (This is a really minor point, and they are used interchangeably)
     
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  9. ls206

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    Oh noes diredesire, you've made it even more confusing!! :D
     
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  10. Stan

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    All copolys contain some percentage of polyester.
     
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  11. lawlitssoo1n

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    lol right now i use full pro supex premier ace (co-poly?) the stiffest strings i played with so far, so once i get rid of these i thinking of blending them, cuz i get NO feel at all.
     
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  12. PROTENNIS63

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    Premier Ace is one of the stiffer polys out there and plays more like a traditional polyester. Big Ace is a co-poly though and plays quite soft.
     
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  13. lawlitssoo1n

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    i did full with these, and it was a big @ss mistake, im just going to cut these and try to soften up by blending them with synthetic gut.

    BTW how is the big ace in 17L. im still debating on which gauge.
     
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  14. diredesire

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    I think in general this is true, but wouldn't an isospeed string constructed of polyolefin ribbons fall under this category?

    I guess it doesn't really matter what the strict definition is, I think we all have a certain idea of what "poly/copoly" strings are.
     
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  15. lawlitssoo1n

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    What should i the premier ace with? i want something that will soften these strings up for some feel.
     
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