LOW POWERED, soft multi?

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  1. edman9898

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    Looking for a low powered, soft multi. Any recommendations? I am currently using Prince Synthetic Gut Multi and it is too powerful.
     
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  2. Nanshiki

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    Soft multis are powerful. Get a syn gut or a soft poly.
     
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  3. edman9898

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    OK then. What about a low powered syn gut that does not move much?
     
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  4. Kenny022593

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    Try out Forten Nylon 16g
     
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  5. Casco

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    WeissCannon Explosive is very soft and not so explosive - great for muting the power (and shock) of powerful/stiff racquets.
     
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  6. mikeler

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    I'm assuming you are having arm problems. Are you stringing at low tension?
     
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  7. 1st Seed

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    I believe you need Head Rip Control.
    ,You can thank me later.
    take care
     
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  8. Nanshiki

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    That is the one exception... very soft but apparently has a lot of control, because of it's unique construction.
     
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  9. edman9898

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    I am not having any arm issues, just looking to soften the racquet up a tad bit. I am having more problems with keeping the ball in, but I do not like polys that much. Funny you guys mentioned Head Rip Control, I was just looking at that string and thinking it might be a good option.
     
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  10. wrxtotoro

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    Put a cheap multi like Alpha Gut 2000 in the main and a soft copoly in the cross...
     
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  11. ROCKinCourier

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    Try a soft multi (or gut) in your mains and a poly in your crosses. Keep the tension relatively on the low range of the recommended tensions on whatever racquet you use. Give it a shot, I have a feeling you may just like it :)

    I play with this setup myself. I basically was looking for the same thing as you in a string, and I found out that not one single string offered both. So, I ended up with putting a decent gut in my mains, strung a couple pounds above the minimum recommended. Then I put pro hurricane tour in the crosses, strung just below the middle of the recommended range. With this setup, I get the softness and the feel of the gut, but the PHT really brings down the liveliness of the gut. The reason I string it lower is there seems to be less tension loss. If I string higher -- it feels like it loses a lot more tension after break-in; when I string it lower -- it tends to lose less tension, so it feels better after break-in.

    Anyways, I hope it make sense. I played around with this stuff for a while until I found something I feel 100% confident with. It may take some trial and error on a specific string, but I think going with a soft/feel string in the mains, and something a little more stiff in the crosses will be your best bet.
     
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  12. tlm

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    I would suggest prince premier lt, very nice feel with good control.
     
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  13. JT_2eighty

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    Either that or Head rip intellitour. Amazingly soft, pinpoint control, and super low zero power. Right behind gut in allround string
     
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  14. jasonbourne

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    Pro Supex Maxim Touch is lower in power and softer than Head Rip Control, IMO. Last long too, especially compared to Alpha Gut 2K.
     
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  15. Keifers

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    I strongly second Maxim Touch. In 17 ga, it's my favorite low-powered string -- comfortable yet has great feel, very linear in its response. drakulie has described the response as gut-like and I agree -- I think of it as gut-like, just with a smaller dynamic range. Very reasonably priced considering its performance and longevity.
     
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    Babolat XCel Premium
     
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  17. mikeler

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    I'm a string breaker, so I've never used 17g until I decided to fix my elbow once and for all. The 17g Maxim Touch gave me 11 sets of singles and 1 set of doubles which I was very happy with. I can't comment on the power because I string at the lowest tension for my elbow, so that gives my setup more power than I'd like.
     
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  18. budkid

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    I believe you should give Head Rip control a try!
     
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