Kirschbaum Pro Line (2) or Signum Pro Poly Plasma?

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  1. VamosRafa650

    VamosRafa650 New User

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    I've been using Poly Plasma for quite a while and I really like the string, but I heard from a lot of people that Kirschbaum Pro Line 2 is EVEN better. Is this really true? If so, what are the +'s and -'s of Kirschbaum? I've kind of been experimenting with all sorts of strings, so I was just looking for some friendly advice! Thanks, :)
     
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  2. origmarm

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    It's all personal preference and like you say I've had some guys that love Kirsch and some that don't. Overall I'm more a fan of the SPPP. I would say:

    - Power - About even
    - Tension maintenance - SPPP
    - Durability - About even, marginal edge to SPPP but can break on misshits more
    - Control - SPPP. For me the Kirsch flexed more on the harder hits
    - Feel - About even with a marginal edge to Kirsch. The SPPP responded better on the harder hits, the Kirsch on the softer. Kirsch better on the volley. SPPP better on the serve

    Other than that I like red better than orange :)

    Hope it helps, watch everyone disagree now as it's very subjective

    Orig
     
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  3. VamosRafa650

    VamosRafa650 New User

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    Thanks Orig! I think I'll give Kirschbaum a try, and order some. I will post a review and my thoughts on the string once I hit with it a bit.
     
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  4. bfactor61

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    i feel like pl2 does everything well for a poly
     
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  5. hoodjem

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    I've tried both, and I found the PL2 to have a lot of feel for a poly, plus the 18g offered lots of spin and pretty good power (for a poly).

    IMO, the SPPP was rather dull, slick, and plasticky feeling. It did nothing well, as far as I could tell. (It might have had good durability, but I wouldn't know as I cut it out cause I couldn't stand it.)
     
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  6. dadozen

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    For me, PLII has a better feel and is more powerful.

    SPPP has better tension stability, better control and better durability.

    Depends on what's more important for oyu.
     
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  7. VamosRafa650

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    How does PL2 compare to luxilon or rpm blast? Lol, at one point I wanted to try a luxilon in mains/rpm in crosses combo. Would that be a good idea as well?
     
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  8. Tmano

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    tried bought and if you are looking for some more power esxpecially when serving go with Kpro 2; otherwise, SPPP is way better in every department other than serve.
     
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    tried both and if you are seeking a low-powered control oriented poly with excellent tension stability, go with poly plasma, other wise go with the PL2
     
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  10. user92626

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    Coincidentally I just have an exact comparison between luxilon and pl2 -- on the same apdc and tension. Both of them give plenty of power, feel soft absolutely no irritation on arm and shoulder. However luxilon feels a bit slippery and gives out weird impact noise. PL2 "sticks" or bites the ball a tad better and makes better impact noise!!

    My luxilon broke after 3 months. I dunno how long my pl2 will last
     
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  11. luishcorreia

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    Just played today with the Pro Line II (Vantage frame 100 sqin), and just found the string very stiff.

    Thats strange because I see everybody saying its such a soft co-poly.

    Already used the SPPP and found it to be excelent!
     
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  12. OldButGame

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    What tension did You have the Proline at??...
     
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  13. bfactor61

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    it depends what gauge of pl2 you are using. i have the 17L and hate it. But i love the 17. i think i needed to string the 17L much higher
     
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  14. VamosRafa650

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    Hmmm.. that's pretty interesting. I sort of fell the same way about Poly Plasma, it kind of lacks feel and power. I'll DEFINITELY try Kirsch one of these days.
     
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    The only Lux I've tried is BBA 1.12, which was excellent IMO, for about 6 hours. For a time it had good, crisp feel.

    The Kirsch was pretty close, and remained with that slightly softer feel for a lot longer. IMO, SPPP was not even in the same ball-park.
     
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