gamma asterisk spin

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  1. murrmanfan13

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    has anyone played with this string? from what i have read on this forum its a durable spinny multi. that sounds pretty sweet.

    thanks for your help
     
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  2. Supracool94

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    I have played with Asterisk Spin in these hybrids:

    (m) Asterisk Spin (x) Lux BB ALU Rough (great spin but gave me tennis elbow!)

    (m) Asterisk Spin (x) Gamma Professional 16

    The string has a lot feeling and spin. Its like a cross between Gamma TNT and Gamma Professional.
     
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  3. murrmanfan13

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    sounds great! i think im gonna get some. if it gives such bad tenni elbow i think i might hybrid it with kirschbaum pl2. do you have any other hybrid ideas for it?
     
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  4. Supracool94

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    No, Gamma Asterisk is a very playable string and shouldn't give you tennis elbow. The reason I got tennis elbow was because I put it in a hybrid with LUX BB ALU Rough (which is very stiff)!

    I would recommend using Asterisk in a hybrid with MSV Hex or Technifibre Black Code. These hybrids should give you great bite on the ball and minimal risk of T.E. I'm not a string breaker, so I tend to put the softer string in the mains.
     
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  5. murrmanfan13

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    yeah lux rough took me some getting used to also. is the spin good with msv in the mains, hows the power? at the moment i think thats what ill be hybriding it with. thanks.
     
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    With X-1 in the mains and the MSV Hex in crosses, I have great control and great bite on the ball. I'm not sure a poly and multi hybrid will give you a lot of power, but definitely more power than a full poly setup!

    I never use poly in the mains, so I can't really comment on how it will feel, but I would think it would be feel similar to my set-up.
     
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  7. murrmanfan13

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    thanks for all your help. i gotta give this one a try it sounds like its perfect for me!
     
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  8. The_Question

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    I had it, and wasn't impressed by it at all. I had in a full bed, and feels very soft, since it's a multi. And I think my problem with a full bed of this string is, it lacks feedback...
     
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  9. murrmanfan13

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    do you think it would be any better in a hybrid? do you have any other multi recommendations? there are so many great poly's out there, but lately i have been feeling that there are only a few multi's worth trying...
     
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  10. The_Question

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    I had limited experience w/multi strings. Your best bet to hybrid w/poly is no other than natural gut. Try it!!
     
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  11. murrmanfan13

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    ive tried gut once and broke it in one session.

    do you know of any good durable guts?
     
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    Have you tried Pacific Tough Gut?
     
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  13. Supracool94

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    Natural Gut is great, but I think some multis offer a similar feel for a lot less money. They are also easier to string and more durable. You might want give these strings a try.

    Gamma Professional
    Gamma Professional Spin
    Technifibre X-1 17
    Wilson 15L Natural Gut
    Babolat Tonic 15L
     
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  14. murrmanfan13

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    thanks for the recommendations

    i have not tried pacific tough gut, but i will order some soon

    hows the spin on gamma professional spin? a multi with spin would be right up my alley.

    thanks alot
     
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  15. Supracool94

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    I'm sorry to say that I have only tried Gamma Professional and not the spin version. Professional is probably the synthetic that is closest to real gut.
     
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  16. forehand_barrage

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    Would professional make a durable cross string with a alu power rough hybrid
     
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  17. Supracool94

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    Most of the time players don't break their cross strings, so they usually put the more playable or softer string in the crosses.

    Gamma Professional is not a durable string, however if you put in the crosses with BB ALU Rough you would most likely have a nice feeling hybrid that should last a while.
     
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  18. murrmanfan13

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    gamma pro is a synthetic? if it was close so gut wouldn't it be more of a multi in the sense the multis are more similar to gut?
     
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    Yes it is a multi, I meant the closest feeling synthetic (as in artificial, not as in synthetic gut). I should have used artificial instead of synthetic.
     
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  20. murrmanfan13

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    sorry for the mistake :(

    would you compare it to top strings like x-1 as an alternative to gut.
     
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  21. Supracool94

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    I would say Gamma Professional actually plays more like real gut then X-1.
     
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  22. murrmanfan13

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    o wow, how much is it?
     
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  23. Supracool94

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    $19.95 through TW or sometimes you find it a little cheaper on some of the auction sites.
     
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  24. murrmanfan13

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    do you think i should get it in the spin version? do you like it more than x-1 as a hybrid?
     
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    Its hard to give you a complete answer, because so far my favorite set-up in X-1 / MSV Hex. But, I have not tried a Gamma Pro/ MSV Hex set-up yet, which I will be doing soon. Then I can completely recommend one over the other.

    That said, I think you should give the spin version a try! On my next order from TW, I plan on buying a set.
     
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  26. murrmanfan13

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    it will be included in my next order too :D
    tell me how the Gamma Pro/MSV works, im interested to see how it goes.
     
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    it will be included in my next order too :D
    tell me how the Gamma Pro/MSV works, im interested to see how it goes.
     
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    it will be included in my next order too :D
    tell me how the Gamma Pro/MSV works, im interested to see how it goes.
     
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  29. murrmanfan13

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    whoa didnt mean a triple post
     
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  30. forehand_barrage

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    Gamma professional is so expensive
     
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  31. murrmanfan13

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    yeah but its so good
     
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  32. Supracool94

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    Its not that expensive if know where to buy it and buy 10 sets at a time! Last time I bought 10 sets for $100
     
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  33. murrmanfan13

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    thats a good deal
     
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  34. forehand_barrage

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    have you bought the ten sets at teh big auction site?
     
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    Yes, I bought them at the big auction site
     
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  36. Rhinosaur

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    I played with a full bed of Gamma Asterisk Spin last night. Served with it for an hour. Very nice string...good spin and power, lots of string movement right away. I only felt a little twinge in my elbow afterwards.

    I used to play with full gut, but it was too expensive. I'm going to play with ALU spin to see how it compares to the Asterisk...but I really liked how the Gamma string hit.
     
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  37. Supracool94

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    Those are really different strings, LUX BB Spin is a poly and Asterisk is not! The Asterisk is way softer!
     
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  38. The_Question

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    Asterisk Spin is a full multi-syn gut...
     
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  39. FedererForehand

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    Love this string- found it especially playable in my Babolats.
     
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  40. Rhinosaur

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    I know they're different...but I've got to test out some Lux stuff because people rave about it.

    If it doesn't strike me as amazing I'll probably switch to full Asterisk Spin.
     
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  41. Supracool94

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    I would recommend using a hybrid of Asterisk on the mains and a textured poly on the crosses like BB ALU Rough, MSV HEX, or Black Code!
     
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  42. murrmanfan13

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    i think youll like the luxilon, its top notch.
     
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  43. Rhinosaur

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    I've been hitting with ALU Spin for a week now. I hated it at first, but now tolerate it. When they break I'm going back to Asterisk Spin.
     
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    Has any played the Asterisk Spin with an 18x20 pattern? I'm considering trying in my Youtek Rad.
     
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  46. allrounder

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    I used the Asterisk Tour 17 as crosses in a hybrid with Lux BB Ace 18 in the mains. Tension at 50/52 lbs. This was in a i.Radical MP racquet.

    This was a great combination. Perfect for power/spin/control/feel.
    Everything was great with this combination.
     
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