Finding spin-friendly string with feel?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by DNA2002, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. DNA2002

    DNA2002 Rookie

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    I am currently using two kinds of string on myHead Youtek Prestige MP 18*20.
    First, Hurricane 17(main)+NRG2-17(cross)
    Second, Tecnifibre Black Cord 17(main)+NRG2-17(cross)

    Actually, I am torn between two hybrid strings....
    The first hybrid strings give me better feel, but less spin.
    The second ones give me much spin, but too tough feel.

    So I am finding more spin-friendly string(like Black cord poly) with more soft and good feeling.

    Which string do you recommend for me?

    Any comment, appreciate!
     
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  2. Tennis Is Magic

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    Lots of spin =/= feel. Your best bet is to go gut, but a spin-friendly and feel-friendly string are on opposite ends of the teeter totter aside from that.
     
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  3. CANTGETENOUGHTENNIS!

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    tennis is magic is wrooooong check out solinco barb wire. phenomenal in both categories
     
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  4. fgs

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    i'd rather say that a stiff string usually comes around with less "feel". i do think that amongst the polys there are some spin-friendly and feel-friendly strings - amongst the ones played by me (mostly in hybrids) are mantis power polyester, kirschbaum competition and polyfibre black venom rough.
    i'm sure that there are some others out there i haven't tried yet.
    you always have to bear in mind that a poly, even a soft one, will be a lot stiffer than a natty gut or the regular multi, so there will be a starting deficit in the feel-sector anyway when compared to those! but you can find some polys that play better than some multis in the feel department nevertheless.
     
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  5. Tennis Is Magic

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    Barb wire is a poly. It may not hut your arm, but no poly will give you better than below average feel.
     
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  6. joshj2112

    joshj2112 New User

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    I disagree with the above post. barb wire gave me the best feel I ever had with a string. I was hitting amazing drop shots and the racquet felt so much more crisp.
     
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  7. DNA2002

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    Thank you for your comment.
    Yes, I am looking for spin friendly(such as textured surface, pentagon surface,,,) string which also has feel, soft touch.
    I will try Solinco barb wire.
    Did you use Weiss Canon black 5 E?
    Someone recommend me this one, it would be very soft feel(definitely it has pentagon shape).

    thanks.
     
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