Favorite High Spin Polys with 'Softer' Feel?

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  1. TripleB

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    I've been using Solinco Tour Bite 1.20 mains and Gosen OG Sheep Micro Super 1.25 crosses for a while now but recently started having arm pain with this set up. I tried a Tour Bite Soft 1.20/Gosen 1.25 set up but the arm pain remains.

    What's the best high spin poly you've found that gives a 'softer' feel (for a poly)?

    I'll probably continue to hybrid with the Gosen OG Sheep Micro Super 1.25...I've found that if I've tried a very soft cross the feel is just a bit too vague.

    Thanks for all opinions.

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  2. PGlock

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    Volkl Cyclone, Tourna Big Hitter Black 7, MSV Focus Hex would be good candidates. You might also like Head Sonic Pro for the comfort but it is not as spin friendly as the others.

    I have not played with YTex Quadro Twist but it got a good review by TW for spin and comfort.
     
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  3. YarikA99

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    +1 for Tourna Big Hitter Black 7, it is a soft poly with great spin potential.

    I have never tried YTex Quadro Twist, but I did try YTex Octo Twist and I loved it. It had great feel, control, spin, good power, and it was also comfortable.
     
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  4. hoodjem

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    These should be soft and provide good spin.
     
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  5. KaiserW

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    YPTP is soft and comfortable. Good spin, I was getting more spin with Topsin Cyber Blue but had arm pain. Not sure if it was because I strung too high or not. I had it as cross with gut at 58 lbs. Might try again at a lower tension.
     
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  6. TeamOB

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    Gamma iO 16 is a good one. Genesis Black Magic 16 is great and also pretty cheap.
     
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  7. tennisjon

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    I find the Dunlop Black Widow to offer the most spin and only slightly stiffer than Volkl V-Torque. The Volkl Cyclone is a tad stiffer. Both offer a lot of spin, but less than the Black Widow. Although the Tourna BHB7 is listed as softer, I found that I had to drop tension for that to be the case. I also like MSV Focus Hex and Genesis Hexonic. They have less spin that then Volkl but a tad better in the power department. Personally, I like Babolat NVy crosses for their pocketing ability, but they may be too soft for you. The Gosen is a good cross string. A tad crisper, but still quite good playability for the price.
     
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  8. PaulC

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    What's your tension range?

    50-55 club member?

    If so, try drop all the way down to mid to low 40s :)
     
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  9. KaiserW

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    Do you notice less spin going that low?
     
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  10. lefty10spro

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    Prince Tour XC is a very very soft and very very spinny choice.
     
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  11. tdhawks

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    I was just going to recommend this string. Favorite string right now.
     
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  12. TripleB

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    46 mains/49 crosses

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  13. yangster007

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    Tecnifibre Black Code, Signum Pro Tornado are some comfortable black polys.
     
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  14. franks

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    Have you tried Dunlop Black Widow or Volkl V Torque? if so how do they compare to Prince Tour XC? If anyone can do a comparision please feel free to do it.

    Thanks
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  15. sansaephanh

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    Yeah lots of the super soft and mushy copolys that I can't find a good all round feel for are usually in black. I have moved on to the blues. BHBR, cyberflash, revolution, etc. I've played the silvers and they usually range from soft like inbetween blues and blacks to stiff like alu.

    Just throwing some perspective by color.

    Budget favorite: BHBR17
    Feel Favorite: Black Magic 17
    All round favorite: Maybe tour bite.

    Black Widow definitely gets honorable mentions. Cyclone felt good, but kind of overly plasticy. Maybe it was the mix of my friends tension and his C10.
     
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  16. RetroSpin

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    WC B5E has a pretty nice feel plus offers mega spin.

    I know others will differ, but for me the best combination of spin and feel is RPM Blast.

    If you have to have a mushy feel, poly probably isn't the right choice to begin with. That said, if you want spin and a soft feel, the answer lies more in going really low on tension than with string choice. TB at 35 pounds is going to feel a lot better than the softest poly at 55.
     
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  17. PaulC

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    Quite the opposite... more spin with LESS EFFORT.

    Consider Nadal did 48 lbs with a much bigger frame, and dudes like Socks are even doing 38 lbs.

    -- But for me, need to use thin and/or edged polys for that to happen.
     
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  18. counterpuncher

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    I would add Kirschbaum Pro Line II as the best that I have found in this category.
     
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  19. idono1301

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    TeamOB, what tension do you recommend iO at? I've usually strung my rackets with higher tensions (58lbs), but am starting to go towards lower (44lbs).

    I only have one set of the iO, so I'd like pointers at where to start. Thanks for your suggestion!
     
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  20. Fuji

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    Definitely try Black Widow, in a thinner gauge if possible. Stuff is great for stupid spin and is quite soft.

    -Fuji
     
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  21. TeamOB

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    On the Kyrgios/Thiem/Zverev bandwagon!
    I prefer it at 55lbs or less. Tighter then that it feels a bit too stiff for my liking.
     
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