How does the Silverstring compare to Big Ace?

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  1. KBlade

    KBlade New User

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    I'm really liking the Big Ace string. Its very soft, playable, and has good spin. With Silverstring I have never read a single negative review. How does it compare to BA in terms of comfort and spin? Those are the two biggest factors in a string's quality for me.
     
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  2. Max Winther

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    Silverstring is a bit stiffer, but it does everything that Big Ace does well, better.
     
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  3. KBlade

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    PERFECT!!! I was looking for a string with the same qualities but a bit stiffer, cuz once BA loses tension its too mushy.
     
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  4. scotus

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    Try it yourself.

    I like BA Micro better. Silver String 17 didn't do anything better than BA.
     
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  5. !Tym

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    Haven't used either, but Big Ace Micro seems to be the undisputed star of the Big Ace lineup. It seems to be universally acclaimed as a fantabulous string, and clealry superior in playability and performance to all other Big Ace gauge offerings.

    Unfortunately, durability appears to be the one knock against it. At only 1.15mm, quite frankly it's IMPOSSIBLE for any string to truly be durable.

    My feeling is that 1.20 is about the happy medium with polys. You get most of the fineness of the super thin polys, but *just* enough beef to remain reasonably durable (which after all, is one of the biggest reasons by far people go with poly...ESPECIALLY among the average player who DOESN'T own their own stringing machine).

    My guess would be that Silverstring outplays all the Big Ace guages, EXCEPT for the Micro. However, the 1.20 Silverstring would be the best compromise overall of reasonable durability with excessive playability and joy.
     
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  6. PROTENNIS63

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    Big Ace Micro is not a star or something. It is just super thin... that's all. It is the same as any other Big Ace.

    As to the OP, Silverstring is not bad but I found it does not provide the same playing characteristcs that Big Ace has. Plus it is quite expensive.
     
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  7. scotus

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    !Tym,

    Big Ace Micro isn't as thin as Pro Supex would have you believe.

    Although advertised as 1.15 mm, the RSi test reports it as being 1.20 mm actually. And I believe it, because it does look thicker to me than 1.15 (I use mostly thin gauge strings, so I sort of have an eye for these things).

    Having said this, I have read plenty of posts from those who prefer the 1.22-mm BA.
     
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  8. howy

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    I would sign that :D
     
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  9. KBlade

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    Does it have good feel? Simply the color of SS reminds me of ALU power, which has absolutely zero feel and I hated playing with it.
     
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  10. howy

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    If it's really the same I cannot confirm that. But playing both strings I would say that the differences are not that enormous.
     
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  11. RacquetDoctor

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    i played with the BA micro sometime back...I had two sets...I measured the string and it was 1.17 before stringing...

    I broke it after 20 minutes of hitting (one of my fun sticks - PK Redondo mid).

    Felt great, but ultimately left wanting because of durability...

    the second set made it a whopping 40 minutes in the same frame....

    Mark
     
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  12. PROTENNIS63

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    1.17 before stringing makes it around 1.15mm after stringing so I guess they got it right.
     
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