Low-power, NON-POLY string reccomendation?

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  1. orangettecoleman

    orangettecoleman Professional

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    I'm trying to find a low power string to put in my AG300. I used to use a racquet with a tighter string pattern and when I switched to the AG i found all my lobs going long and my drop shots sitting up too much, so i figure a lower power string with more control would be the ticket. Normally i would just ratchet up the tension on a standard syngut but it kills the playability, and the increased tension shrinks the sweet spot. I can't use poly because I've got a sensitive wrist. I'm thinking of FXP or possibly head rip control.... any thoughts?
     
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  2. ccelis

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    Gosen Jim courier string.
     
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  3. Nellie

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    I have had good luck with the Tecnifbre TGV strings in a MP 18*20 string bed - low tension loss and good comfort.
     
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  4. akoni

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    i am currently playing with head rip control and find it to be a very good low powered multi. control and spin is really good and at mid tension its still not as powerful as other multis. i have about four hours of play with these strings so i can't comment on the durability.
     
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  5. Luminous

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    +1 for Head Rip Control
     
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  6. DennisK

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    Another plus point of Rip Control is that it holds tension well and doesn't move around or fray as much as a regular multi.
     
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  7. todot62

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    +1 For Rip Conrol
     
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  8. ambro

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    Isospeed Professional Classic is very good in this sense, but it needs to be strung about 8 lbs tighter than you would think, since it drops tension significantly almost immediately after stringing. After that though, it holds tension very well, and plays soft and low-powered.
     
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  9. orangettecoleman

    orangettecoleman Professional

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    Is isospeed professional similar to rip control? I know they are both coreless ribbon-type strings. i can't get isospeed around here and rip control is sounding pretty good indeed.
     
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  10. The_Question

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    I can't agree. It's a pretty decent power string...
     
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  11. raygo

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    Pretty sure Iso Speed makes the RIP ribbon strings, hence the similarities. I'm curious about Rip Control now that I've used Iso Pro for a while. It's my 'poly' (low power string) of choice to pair with livelier strings. Great for the arm.
     
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  12. origmarm

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    This is that niche that RIP control seems to occupy for sure. Can't comment on IsoSpeed unfortunately but +1 here for RIP also. The feel is quite unique though, you will either like it or not.
     
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  13. Irvin

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    Try a kevlar blend.

    Irvin
     
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