Do you use full poly?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by ogruskie, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. ogruskie

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    I love the spin, and my steel elbow can handle it :)

    I currently play with ALU Power in a Kblade Tour. I have a love/hate relationship with these. I love the control, but hate the lack of feel. Next week I'll order some Silverstring. I like the way ALU plays but I really need more feel.
     
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  2. zidane339

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    Try Lux BB Ace 18.. Great feel for a poly.
     
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  3. makinao

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    Toalson Thermaxe 123. Nice.
     
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  4. go13illy

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    full tecnifibre spinfire or something like that on my kblade98
     
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  5. Tempest344

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    I have tried it full pro hurricane 17 on an APDC....Elbow wasn't too bad afterwards..but I'll stick with something softer
     
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  6. Winners or Errors

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    Been experimenting with full poly because of the control, but missing a bit of power and I'm going to go to a hybrid with synthetic gut looking for it. Hopefully I'll find a livelier stringbed.
     
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  7. Matty G

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    Yea full poly. I use Weiss Cannon Silver String 1.25 @ 59. Im shure you will love it. Its got a nice feel to it and very good tension maintenance.
     
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  8. saram

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    SPPP and X-1. Pure bliss if your shoulder/elbow can handle poly.
     
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  9. bwaid88

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    head sonic pro 17 strung @59 is responsive for a poly as well.
     
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  10. adidasman

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    Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 16, 64 lbs. Firm, but not too hard. No elbow problems, and the stuff lasts forever.
     
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  11. bluetrain4

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    Yes.

    Pacific Poly Force, Cyberflash, or even Prince Tour (not Prince "Tournament Poly" which is different). I just ordered two sets of SPPP to see what all the fuss was about.

    Luxilon BB was too tough on my arm. Just didn't have luck with it.

    Most underrated cheap poly: Gamma Dura Blast. If you like classic poly stiffness at a cheap price get this stuff at $3.99. I once used it in a demo frame and thought it was pretty good.
     
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  12. jgn1013

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    I use Blue Gear, it's a "soft" poly.
     
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  13. eeytennis

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    Playing with full poly isn't such a good idea if you want your arm to survive you through your tennis years. I hit with a Babolat Pure Drive w/ cortex with Pro Hurricane Tour 16g (not because I wanted to, but because I was lacking in string at the time :( ) and wow, my arm really started to feel it after awhile. Do any pros play with a full poly set...not any that I know of I don't think...
     
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  14. Bud

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    How old are you and how many hours do you play per week?
     
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  15. DennisK

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    I've been playing with poly jobs in Lux BB Alu and BB Original for years now in various Yonex rackets with no ill effects to my elbow.

    Yet.

    AFAIK, a few few pro's play with full Lux poly jobs.
     
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  16. Luminous

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    Luxilion BB Alu!
     
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  17. NickC

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    I play with full poly. It's awesome.
     
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  18. Luminous

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    Yeah I Agree! :)
     
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  19. vndesu

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    you should try pro supex big aces.
    i love these strings to death and its affordable. 8 dollars ! :D
     
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  20. eeytennis

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    Hmm interesting...just out of curiosity which pros play with full poly? Any on the women's side?
     
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  21. Sublime

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    With the info from this link http://www.proplayerservices.com/StringLog07UsOpen.htm

    I'd guess it's somewhere around 50% - 60% of pro's string full poly and that was in 2007, numbers are probably even up from there.
     
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  22. eeytennis

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    Wow that's a really interesting link...thanks!
     
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  23. ogruskie

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    Really? Looking forward to hit with it. I'm actually considering making this a hybrid with Gosen OG Sheep Micro in the crosses.

    I'm 17 (turning 18 on 2/24 :)). I play about 10 hours per week. Its hard to get in playing time with endless school projects and having a weekend job. But summer is only about 3 months away. I play to play at least 20 hours per week and get really for college.

    EDIT: To the poster who suggested Big Ace, already tried it. I liked it, but it was way too soft. I guess I'm looking for something in between ALU and BA. Not firm, but not soft.
     
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  24. Lefty78

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    Ever heard of Rafael Nadal?
     
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  26. Sublime

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    I think the most interesting part of that article is that only 7% string their crosses higher than mains. Yet that seems fairly common practice around here.
     
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  27. ogruskie

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    I think some people around here do completely rediculous things, but I enjoy reading their comments.
     
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  28. Sublime

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    Also take the data in that link with a grain of salt. The person who crunched the numbers made some obvious mistakes.
     
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  29. 5263

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    I have not noticed that to be common on here.
    Is it really?
     
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  30. Toxicmilk

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    Big ace at 57-60 lbs....Yup.
     
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  31. nickarnold2000

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    You (I'm assuming young) full poly users might not be having any wrist or elbow problems now but later on you may start to - ie +35 years of age. Why not experiment with a softer cross now and save yourself some grief later on? I still get tons of spin out of my hybrid setup.
     
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  32. pfchang

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    WHAT???

    I Loved the ALU Rough in my KBT (not sure if that's exactly the same) but I loved the FEEL!!!

    It was still better than the Blue gear/gut hybrid I just had!!!

    But I am currently about to try Techni PRC and the Lux M2's in a hybrid.
     
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  33. kashgotmoney

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    try cyber flash, it is the same thing
     
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  34. Sublime

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    Certainly more than 7%.
     
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  35. P8ntballa

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    Sonic pro has great feel and so does sppp
     
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