Looking for a thin Poly

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  1. MethodTennis

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    Looking for a thin, cheap poly, to use eithher in a full bed or hybrid with synthetic gut.

    Currently use blackcode 1.18mm but looking for something similar and cheaper.

    All suggestions are welcome aside from RPM which is the worst string I have had the displeasure of using.
     
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  2. kchau

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    big hitter blue rough 17

    its actually 1.20mm
     
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  3. Tennis Is Magic

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    MSV Focus HEX 1.10 is just what the doctor ordered, check it out.
     
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  4. MethodTennis

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  5. MethodTennis

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    I'll take a look :)

    how does it play?
     
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  6. Tennis Is Magic

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    It plays nice, it has a lot of bite and spin, but it's got poor durability. I break full beds of it in about 5 hours. In a hybrid it should last longer since it won't have shaped string tearing farther into it.
     
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  7. MethodTennis

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    anything you would compare it to? Main problem is TWE dont stock any tourna string
     
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  8. Tennis Is Magic

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    It's actually quite similar to your Black Code, and Volkl Cyclone.
     
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  9. Tennis Is Magic

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    And they do, look under Unique strings.
     
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  10. MethodTennis

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    you have now just increased my spend on string -.-
     
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  11. MethodTennis

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    interesting

    Current list of sets for experimenting:
    Head Synthetic Gut PPS
    Gosen Og micro
    Prince Synthetic Gut
    MSV Focus HEX 1.10
    big hitter blue rough
    and some black code to compare

    any comment on those 3 budget syn guts?
     
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  12. OldButGame

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    I just used MSV Co Focus (16L) for the first time last night,...was really nice,....(at 48lbs),....I plan on getting more,...except i'll get 18g., thats a little hard to find,..but its around.
     
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  13. Steve Huff

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    Kirshbaum strings go down to 1.10 also. TW should carry at least some of them.
     
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  14. MethodTennis

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    I said thin but i didnt mean it needed to by invisable! anying around 1.18-1.20 is great too.

    TWE only have down to 1.15 but i might try it out, any thoughts on the Kirschbaum stuff?
     
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  15. kchau

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    stay away from super smash.
     
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  16. kiteboard

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    lux. ace 18g, 1.12mm.
     
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  17. usta2050

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    thin polys lose tensions way faster than a thicker one. u can try golden set poly 18g. i've used 3 reels of it. be ready to cut it out after 3 sets. 17g's way better.
     
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  18. usta2050

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    i meant golden set hex poly.
     
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  19. lichihhsiao

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    Full bed Pro Supex Big Ace Micro 19 gauge.
     
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  20. Tennis Is Magic

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    That's not necessarily true, I happen to love Super Smash. You just have to be careful not to leave it in your racquet too long. It's a string with a really solid response and phenomenal durability if you don't have arm problems.
     
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  21. MethodTennis

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    Kinda misses the "cheap" creteria but might buy a set of it anyway just to try. Never know might be my string 'holy grail'!
     
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  22. ben123

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    ops description is 17L sppp all the way
     
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  23. tennisgod111

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  24. MethodTennis

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    pros pro strings are generally pretty aweful in my experiance
     
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  25. Up&comer

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    WC mosquito bite anyone?
     
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  26. OldButGame

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    +1 on this,..put it in my BB11 MP,..full bed,..18g,...48lbs,....really nice.[​IMG]
     
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  27. MethodTennis

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    its the price that puts me off that but im gonna get a set to try
     
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  28. OldButGame

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    I normally wouldnt pay that either,...thats just over my ceiling of 'string price',....but this worked so well in that BB11,...I cant bring myself to change something that works so well for me. :)
     
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  29. Uvijek Argen

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    Yeap, that's the one I use.
     
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  30. Backhanded Compliment

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    Cyclone 18g has very long life + very good playability and super kind on the arm at and below 53lbs on a prestige... best returning string Ive ever used.

    Mosquito bite is a good call... also Silverstring in 1.20 Lasts longer than the Big Hitter Blue.
     
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  31. Dgpsx7

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    Exactly!

    10char
     
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  32. JT_2eighty

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    +1 to those recommending Pro Super big ace Micro (1.15), and Weisscannon mosquito Bite (1.16). Along those lines is also Polystar Energy 17 (1.20), my favorite of the three, but it does not hold tension well after a few hours. WC-MB is the best for tension hold.
     
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  33. MuscleWeave

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    Would Mosquito Bite be jarring if I hit it flat? I have 18x20 racquets, so it would open the face for me. I hit with occasional spin, which I'd like it for. I might be better off with Silverstring though.
     
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  34. Uvijek Argen

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    I will said try both, I never try Silverstring. From WC I used MB and I string for my wife Scorpion (power and spin since she need it). I hit windshield wiper style in the forehand and leave the flat shots when Im comfortable for winners and it has a good response at 48#'s(I play with a Dunlop Bio 200 lite). And my 1hbh is flat as well and it grabs very well. Doesn't Spin that much,but doesn't float neither if that make sense.

    Regards.
     
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  35. MuscleWeave

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    Yes, that made sense. Thank you for your reply.
     
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  36. mixedmedia

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    I hit flat with a 18x20 racquet as well, and right now I am trying both SS and MB. Of course, MB is thinner, but I think I prefer SS right now.
     
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  37. ethebull

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    SPPP 1.18 is sort of the beer budget Lux Ace. Not as nice, but a better value. Two others - Scorpion 1.22 and Polystar Strike 1.25 Both are crisp strings that "play thinner" than their specified gauges.
     
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  38. MuscleWeave

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    Thanks for the input. I think I'll eventually end up trying both.
     
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  39. mixedmedia

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    Glad to help. That's the route I took, along with Scorpion and B5E.
     
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  40. MuscleWeave

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    I tried Scorpion 1.22 @57 LO on an 18x20 95". At that tension it was very stiff and still too lively for my tastes. It seems to be very tension tempermental for feel, but maybe not so much for liveliness. I'd go down 2 pounds if I try it again.

    I liked Cyber Blue 1.20 @56. Maybe a little too muted, but for the first time, I had the feeling of not having to adjust my stroke to compensate for the strings. That was cool.
     
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  41. mixedmedia

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    Going down a few pounds is a good option. It may take further adjustment, but is great once the proper tension is found.
     
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  42. pvaudio

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    BHBR, Black Code and Cyclone all play absolutely nothing alike whatsoever.
     
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  43. netlets

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    Solinco Tour Bite 18g is my new favorite poly. I use the entire bed, so I'm not sure about a hybrid. As far as poly's go, I really like the feel of this string. I can hit drop shots and slices far better with this string and I can hit monster spin with it as well.
     
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  44. fortun8son

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    Of the 3, Head is the softest and most powerful, Prince is the stiffest and most durable, Gosen is the most playable( esp. the 17g fullbed in a 18x20)
    PPS 18g works well as a hybrid with 18g poly. Lotsa power and spin at low tension.
     
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  45. PimpMyGame

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    +1 for SPPP 1.18 and Cyber Flash 1.20
     
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  46. Tennis Is Magic

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    I was talking about MSV Focus HEX, not BHBR.
     
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