Good Main Titan or Sweet

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  1. MagPro

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    Does any one have any experiences with Pro Supex Titan or Forten Sweet used as a main with Weisscannon Explosiv? I was going to buy a reel. Opinions on either string is appreciated? Durability, Playability? Thanks
     
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  2. smirker

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    Definitely put the explosiv in the mains otherwise you are wasting the feel of the multi. Mains account for a large % of the feel on a string job.

    The syn gut will firm it up a bit as a cross (string it a couple of lbs higher) and save some money per job but no point doing the other way. Put your money in the mains! I know a lot of pros use NG as a cross but money is no concern to them.
     
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  3. Spatula

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    Agree with smirker, put the explosiv in the mains.

    Both titan and forten sweet are good. I've put both with Cyberflash, Big Ace, SPPP,etc...

    My preference is Forten though. It gives me that extra "pop" feeling off the stringbed where as titan mutes it a touch.
     
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  4. number.432

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    I have used Titan full job and as a cross with several poly main. It definitely works better as a cross string. It's very muted in the main even at high tension. If you want crisper try spiral flex or wilson extreme.
     
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  5. MagPro

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    How much of a difference would it be if I went full Explosiv compared to hybriding the crosses with a Syn Gut (feel wise)? Should I just stick to full multi? Thanks.
     
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    Also will the Stiffer Syn Gut make the softer multi wear faster? Should I do Explosiv main and then a cheaper multi for the crosses? Any suggestions on a cheap multi? Thanks
     
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    pro supex maxim touch
     
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  8. number.432

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    You would have to try that out since stiffness is relative. I personally am not a big fan of full poly. The most I would go is poly main and something else cross. There are so many variables how much you play, how hard you swing, do you break string, do you have a stringer, what's your budget like?

    If $$$ is not an issue then I guess it wouldn't hurt trying a full poly once and if you can't handle that just cut it out and cross that off your list. That's what i've been doing.
     
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  9. number.432

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    I would think that's the best of both world Explosiv main (or any other poly you wanna try main) and softer string cross.

    Maxim Touch offers excellent value. You can also try technifibre e-matrix, technifibre multifeel.
     
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  10. 2nd_Serve

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    Put the Weisscannon in the mains. And then use Titan.
     
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    I play about 3-4 times a week. I try to swing pretty hard. I do break strings its hard to say how often. I do have a stringer Silent partner swing. Since I string myself I dont mind spending a little more but, I would like to stay about $10 a set of strings. Unless I would notice a big difference spending a few more bucks.
     
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  12. nickarnold2000

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    Which would you say is softer: sweet or titan?
     
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    Sweet is much softer (194 lbs/in) compared to Titan (202 lbs/in). Sweet feels really soft when you string it. Titan looks great but feels much different. I highly recommend both!!
     
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  14. nickarnold2000

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    How would you rate the durability of Titan compared with Sweet?
     
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  15. maui boy

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    Sweet softer but more durable than titan for the 17g versions. I have not used the 16g versions.
     
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  16. Fedace

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    Is Titan really that good of a string ?? I heard so many good things about it. How does it compare to other multis ?
     
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  17. number.432

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    It performs well given its price in hybrid as a cross string. It gives really good feedback when hybriding with poly main. It didn't work for me too well as a full job. You will like it if you don't like too stiff or too soft a stringbed.
     
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  18. Fedace

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    How does it compare to X-1 biphase or Yonex Multis??
     
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    I have used only Yonex 850 in a full job. 850 play very well on its own excellent feel from all areas I am an alllcourter btw while the Titan does not deliver given both frames were strung same tension. When I had 850 as a cross with several poly main it felt slightly softer than titan cross.

    If you have used both X-1 biphase and yonext 850 would you mind comparing them?
     
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    If someone put a gun to my head and asked me to compare the 2, i would go with Yonex 850 pro. Now i like X-1 as well, has superior feel and spin in the beginning but as you get into about 4 th hour of play, it starts to lose tension and power and starts to go dead. once this happens you have to cut it out cause control is just really bad at that point. with Yonex, it lasts much longer and i does have superior power and feel but not as much spin and feels softer than X-1 biphase.
     
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    HAhaHA....AGREE. Can you believe this I used to think Gamme Livewire XP is the best multi ever until I locate the 850. The 850 pro and 880 is next up on my list. Can't go wrong with that price. Will post back once I gather enouh feedback.
     
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  22. nickarnold2000

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    Thanks for the info - I think I'll stay with Sweet 17 currently crossed with CF but next up is PS BG
     
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  23. Spatula

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    PS Titan is not a multi, it's a syngut.
     
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