Least moving Multis

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  1. Roy

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    I tried x-one biphase as a cross with a poly.

    String movement of the x-one was unbearable.

    Any suggestions for least moving multis ??

    THANKS HEAPS !
     
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  2. Valjean

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    I'd suggest you get stringsavers, which lock the crosses in place. But you can also increase the tension slightly on the crosses by, say, two lbs. Indeed, you should first attempt to evaluate your overall tension scheme; for example, because of the difference in string construction, the X-1 should be strung as much as five lbs. tighter than your poly mains!
     
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  3. Richie Rich

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    not very many multi's lock in place for the life of the string job. once the coating wears off they lose resistance and fray. just the nature of the string. that's been my experience with multis anyway

    also depends on the string pattern and tension. i've found that higher tensions with a tight string pattern result in a lot less movement. i strung babolat excel at 62 in an 18x20 racquet for someone and it didn't move at all. the strings just notched until they broke.

    that being said, if you really want to avoid movement string savers are a good idea, as Valjean mentioned.
     
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  4. arifed

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    Which racquet do you play with?
    I feel head size and string pattern make the difference.

    I've recently switched to a Volkl Tour 10 mid (93 si 18x20 strings). Even with my multi at 22-21 kg (sorry I cannot convert in lbs) I have minor movement.
     
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  5. power_play21

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    ive been using a custom made multi which is actually made for the people i buy from by volkl.

    it is a 16 gauge and is pretty much the Volkl Power Fiber II 16 String.

    Although my headsize is 90 in, using it with the enduro pro poly mains, i get no movement whatsoever, and thats at a medium tension for my racquets.

    i actually really like them, sand this will prob become my permanent set-up. maybe you should give it a try.
     
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  6. Ripper

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    Yonex 850 Spin tends to go back to position. Yonex 880 Soft, too. Imo, multis with slippery surfaces is what you want for this. X-One Biphase has a rubbery surface. Hth.
     
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  7. bad_call

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    just got strung with tecnifibre's multifeel. wow that string stays put and feels like gut.
     
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  8. Indy Tennis

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    This is my experience too.
     
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  9. Ronaldo

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    Taut strings seem to cure movement, Sensation at 71# in an nCode 6.1 95 is locked in place.
     
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  10. power_play21

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    71#? might as well get poly.
     
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  11. foucapoI

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    Try Yonex multis.
     
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  12. tlm

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    Yonex 850 does not move!!
     
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  13. prince

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    did u use superglue?
     
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  14. BigGriff

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    I am currently using Gamma Revelation 17 @ 65lbs as a cross and Kirsachbaum Super Smash 17L @ 60lbs as the main. After notching, the revelation locked into place with the poly.

    I have over 10 hrs of playing time on this hybrid and the strings are starting to move around a bit. This multi has taken a beating because I hit hard and with extreme spin. I attribute most of the movement to the tension loss but the strings still don't move in the sweet spot.

    I want to push the Revelation until it breaks.
     
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  15. jackson vile

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    Agreed, IMO you should just use gut tonic or legend, it will last longer, and during it's life time you will get more even play.

    I found that tonic would stay in place very well, other wise look at better tension retention multies ie NXT OS or something like sheep micro
     
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  16. tlm

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    To prince, no i did not use superglue.The yonex 850 does not move, it is amazing string for a multi.I have used many different strings, i hit with western grip + a lot of ts.So i know if strings move easily or not.

    I play 6 days a week + i am constantly experimenting with different string jobs.In the last month i have changed to a rds mp+ with a new stick i am stringing at least 2 times a week to find the best set up.

    In my experence with different strings the ones that move the least would be pacific toughgut, luxilon, yonex 850, + tecnifibre synthetic.The tec. is the biggest surprise to me it is thier cheapest string + it does not move+ it also plays better than thier other high priced overrated dead feeling junk strings.
     
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  17. diredesire

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    I'll second the tecnifibre multifeel, moves surprisingly little for it's construction. Can't say it plays much like gut, though.
     
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  18. aroddick

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    STRING SAVERS--- use it
     
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  19. bad_call

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    oh i haven't played with the racquet yet. i said feels like gut...with fingers on it. LOL. will let u know if it plays like gut after i get a chance to hit. :grin:
     
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  20. BigServer1

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    Klip Excellerator 16g at 63# didn't move much, used in an 18/19 pattern.
     
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  21. Richie Rich

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    it will not play anything like gut
     
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  22. bad_call

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    if you've hit with it, how long does it last and how'd u like it?
     
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  23. Richie Rich

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    multifeel? i found it kind of muted and dead feeling. similar to babolat attraction. lasted about 12 hours before it broke (i used 17g). staying with tecnifibre i prefer nrg.
     
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  24. bad_call

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    thanks. i'm getting interested in reasonably priced multis and looking to try alpha gut 2000 next. have u tried that one? also which multis are on ur favorite list? thanks again.

    all - have a happy and safe holiday!
     
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  25. Richie Rich

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    never tried alpha gut 2000.
     
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  26. diredesire

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    RR, my feelings exactly. It was not TOO muted, but there was that feel. It was surprisingly durable for the gauge, too.

    I have played alpha gut. It's an OK string, not the greatest, but it has a bit of a unique feel. I used to string for a player that loved it.
     
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  27. Ronaldo

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    The good multis are like shoes, wear out much too quickly. The bad multis never wear out soon enuff.
     
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  28. tenis

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    Hybrid - nat. gut Klip and Luxilon BB don't move at all.
     
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  29. Roy

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    Funny advice and unwanted answer !

    It's like asking "recommend me an umbrella". Then you advise " rain coat ---wear one" !!
     
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