Mikeler's Multis

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  1. 7zero

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    I will surely try, thanks - I just wonder TGV at same tension is not moving. Do you think it is just difference between these two strings? TGV is more rough on surface I reckon.
     
  2. mikeler

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    I haven't tried TGV...yet.
     
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    No, I have not tried that one yet. I still have the Yonex Super Tour 850 Pro to try but that probably won't be for a few more months.

    I will be receiving a prototype shaped poly from Genesis that I will test next month but that is all I'll say since this is a multi thread...
     
  5. Nostradamus

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    I really believe Yonex multi is superior to Genesis. They have similar good control properties but Yonex has more power and better ball pocketing.
     
  6. mikeler

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    Do you mean as a cross string? And are you talking about Genesis Thunder Blast?
     
  7. mattavery24

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    I am sure this has been discussed in the 306 page thread, but I was curious what Multi strings you felt had the best touch? or do you think would perform closest to natural gut on touch?
     
  8. mikeler

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    Please read the 306 pages. I'm too busy. ;)

    I suggest going to post #1 and then clicking on the links to the reviews for my favorite strings. Then see what I wrote about touch.
     
  9. mikeler

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    I will be participating in the Prince multi playtest and will also be testing 2 new Genesis multi prototypes and a new poly from them.
     
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    no worries :) I figured as much, I did look through and have a great general idea. Thank you for this thread, very helpful.


    I have never used a multi until the prince playtest and wow I was so surprised with the extra feel I got and the added pop on my serve. I got the 15l Prince Touch and I really enjoyed my first hit with it today, so I am looking maybe to try a hybrid with multi in the main to get more touch than my usual full poly set up.
     
  11. Lukhas

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    Which one did you get? I'm reading some of the reviews, and it seems PPC is slightly different from PPA.

    Say, how about spin? Or in fact, about string movement.
    I browsed the web, seems Premier Touch will be at $18. Premium multi it seems. Disappointed, but not surprised given the way it was built, trying to replicate gut quite closely would indeed be expensive.
     
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  12. mikeler

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    I won't know until I get home from vacation.
     
  13. mattavery24

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    I think that the thickness of the string allowed for good access to spin. It's nothing like a textured poly, but my kick serve was amazing today and my forehand had good bite.
     
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    how many of you have hit Monogut Zx? What keeps you hitting other strings? it got so much spin and controllable power while providing comfort. What am I missing? What's keeping you from using it? i pulled out a Prestige strung with Poly Mains and WC Explosiv and it felt so boring..
     
  15. mikeler

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    I like MonoGut ZX better than any multi I've tried to date.
     
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    please post your findings for the genesis
     
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    The only problem I have with Monogut ZX, and the main one I've heard from other players, is lack of control possibly related to tension loss after a few hours of play. It's a hard one for me to figure out because even with a great set of strings I'm still going to miss a few shots, but I have had a few sub-par matches with full bed ZX. So far, ZX/DNA has never let me down. Even when I lose, I feel like I gave it a good shot. I still might try full bed ZX again if I decide to get a racquet with a more open string pattern, which would probably eat up the DNA crosses rather quickly.
     
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    You guys are making me curious, I will try Monogut ZX.

    Better now with the cold weather :)
     
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    How is a monofilament string multi? In the best case, it's mono. ;)
     
  20. mikeler

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    Of course.
     
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    How would HEAD fxp compare for control and spin to Wilson NXT control?

    Do you think one would make a better cross for poly than the other?
     
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    Never tried Head FXP. NXT Control is a pretty expensive string to be using just as a cross.
     
  27. mrc

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    NXT Control is expensive. I got a deal on some Savage Duo which is Savage and NXT Control in a packaged hybrid. I really liked NXT Control a lot. Its a sweet multi..best attribute to me is the spin and comfort.
     
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    I tried FXP a long time ago, but it's a nice string similar to Bab Addiction.
    Lower powered than most other multi's due to it having some poly in there.
    As far as spin, it was same as most multi's in that aspect. I also found NXT Control to be average in spin.

    I wish they made NXT Control in a 17g and also brought the price down.
     
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    Did anyone here try rip control as a cross for another multi ?

    I have a few sets remaining but now i string multi/poly hybrid,just because of the added spin and to not have to arrange the strings between every ball,the poly lets the multi main slide back into postition better.

    Rip control is pretty slick,is it slick enough to let the mains slide back better then say full set of wilson sensation or would it be about the same ?
     
  30. mikeler

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    Tried out the new Prince Premiere Touch 17 today. It really was good at touch shots. Already it is fraying so I don't know how long it will last.
     
  31. mikeler

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    I strung up one of the Genesis prototype multis today. They asked me if I had tried Laserfibre strings before. These could be good!
     
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    I am not familiar with laserfibre, is it a good string?
     
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    Many on here claim Laserfibre had the closest multi to natural gut.
     
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    would you rate it higher than thunderblast?
     
  35. mikeler

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    I have not tried the prototype yet.
     
  36. Lukhas

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    I've seen some European prices on the new Prince strings, both co-polys and multi. If I could start saving some PPA I would. 12,56€ for PPC, 15,98€ for PPP, 18,59€ for PPT. PPA? Still at 7,54€. Ouch. I hope TWE will be cheaper as usual, but it ain't good news. Might be forced to try MonoGut sooner than expected if this really becomes the final price since it ain't much more expensive (14,14€). BTW, PPC will be available in 15 (1.40mm) for string breakers according to Prince's website.

    So for our American folks, as Jonestim said, better start saving sets and reels right now.

    FWIW, Tour XC is the only new string from Prince below the 10€ mark (9,55€).
     
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  37. mikeler

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    I hit with a demo of the Prince Tour 98 ESP today that had the Tour XC. It was soft for a poly but I didn't think it was anything special. Of course, I've rarely hit with full poly.
     
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    What do you think about the Tour 98 ESP?

    I tried the new Wilson Six One 95S, and I have mixed feeling about it right now. I like the spin, although the difference is not dramatic. Adjusting to a lighter frame from my Ki 5x was a challenge. I definitely thought that I could use the extra plow. Then switched back to my PK Ki 5x, and suddenly it felt like I was swinging a club! It actually felt too heavy for the first time. Apparently, I got used to the weight.
     
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    The Tour 98 is weighted like the Rebel. Just not for me. I got the Tour 100T yesterday and that is much more to my liking but all I've done so far is hit serves. It does not feel as light as I expected. I think slapping a Shock Shield replacement grip would make it feel about perfectly weighted for me.
     
  40. Lukhas

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    Shanked away a set of PPA 17 at 54/50lbs (24/22kgs). I feel I can get much lower without loosing control and I will try to have more pocketing next time. I'll string it at 46/42lbs (21/19kgs) and see what happens. This would basically be the tension at which I use co-poly in 17 gauge.
     
  41. mikeler

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    PPA is a string that is pretty good across a variety of tensions.
     
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    NXT Control is a very good string. It plays somewhat similar to a poly before tension loss. Too much money to restring every 6 sets as you mentioned...
     
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    I like PPA a lot, never thought I would want to stock on a multi !
     
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    Do you remember if the Mantis Comfort Synthetic 16 or the Pro's Pro Hi Tec Multifibre were greasy or slippery strings?
     
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    Very few strings I've tried would I classify as greasy. Those two are in the majority.
     
  46. MayDay

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    Just tried PPA 16 in black for 2 hours of hitting today. Great strings. I wonder how long it keeps the playing characteristics.
     
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    so is this new multi from Prince going to be one of your top 5 multis now ?
     
  48. Ramon

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    It gets a little stiffer at around the 8-10 hour mark for me but plays the same. You can play with it until it breaks.
     
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    It is good, not sure it is in the top 5 yet.
     
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    Not sure if this has been asked/answered in the previous 254,754 posts but how do multis play when pre-stretched? Better? Worse? If so, in what way? And in what amounts? Am wondering if there's any benefit to be had.
     

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