Kirschbaum Super Smash vs. Topspin Cyberflash

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Bogie, Apr 7, 2008.

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which one?

  1. Kirschbaum Super Smash (regular or spiky)

    9 vote(s)
    60.0%
  2. Topspin Cyberflash

    6 vote(s)
    40.0%
  1. Bogie

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    one of my friends is fed up with constantly breaking strings every couple of days. he currently is using some wilson synthetic and i told him to try out some poly strings, either full or hybrid. he doesn't want to spend too much and i think for the price, super smash and cyberflash are the best polys on the market right now. he is also ranked failry high in the nation and can probably get a full sponsorship from kirschbaum but for the time being, which one would you guys prefer? personally i think that super smash is better as a full poly job and cyberflash is better to hybrid with a synthetic because it is softer and will soften up the string bed. any thought from people who've tried both of these?
     
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  2. dtrain

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    I haven't tried super smash but i do use CF hybrid w/ Pro Supex Maxim touch. I personally like the combo, it's a pretty well priced. I personally don't think the durability is that great because I am hybriding w/ a multi-filament string, but I get more comfort w/ this setup.
     
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  3. crash

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    I've tried both and I agree with you that if he likes synthetic gut he should go with full Super Smash or a CF hybrid.

    In my experience, the Super Smash (Spiky) plays much closer to synthetic, it is quite soft and I found the strings to move quite a lot compared to other polys. On the other hand, CF is much stiffer and has a feel closer to Lux Alu with a tad more pop.

    Concerning durability, I tried both in full job and 17 gage and I would say CF is more durable (it lasted me 6-7 hours instead of 3-4 for the Super Smash), probably due to lesser string movements. Then again, the best way for him to find out is to try a set of each...

    Hope that helps
     
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  4. Pleepers

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    If he's used to playing with syn gut--I'd go with kevlar mains. Poly looses its tension too quickly and has such different characteristics than syn gut.
     
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  5. Big-Serve

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    kirschbaum competition or kirschbaum touch turbo is very very nice string, when he can get a kirschbaum full sponsorship.
     
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