Mikeler's Multis

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  1. mrmike

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    I was on the TW playtest of PPC 16 (natural) and it played quite well. From my recollection it played the same as PPA. Its one of my favorites since it doesn't immediately turn into a rocket launcher after a short honeymoon period. Not quite as much control as Wilson NXT control or RIP, but more than regular NXT or X1 or NRG2.
     
  2. Tmano

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    Mikeler,
    I just got some PPA 17....considering I have a MGPM 18/20 what's the best tension you would string it as crosses (I string poly full bed at 47 with rpm)and full bed?
    I got also some head FXP..any tension suggestion here as crosses and full bed?

    Thank you
     
  3. mikeler

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    I have never used 18x20s and don't use 17g multis much. Maybe try the multi cross strings 4 pounds higher than your full poly tension to start with.
     
  4. Tmano

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    Sounds good...thanks
     
  5. mikeler

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    No problem. If you are playing outside in real cold weather, maybe shave a few more pounds to save your arm.
     
  6. Tmano

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    I would love to play outside but I could run into a polar bear.... I'm located in Wisconsin...what a fun place!
     
  7. mikeler

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    I saw the new Wilson line of strings at the local shop today. Wilson Optimus is a strange looking string that is made for comfort. The also had an NXT Power. Since my multi playing days are on hiatus, I have no plans to test them out.
     
  8. Tmano

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    I 'm going to give some feedback on the head FXP 17 hybrid with RPM if someone might need it.

    my freame is MGPM 18/20...usually play ful poly around 46
    this time as mains RPM at 45 and as crosses FXP 48.

    I don't play with hybrid string but I wanted to try this set up to see how it would work for me.
    Stringing the croseses with FXP was just nice and easy.
    The string comparing it to any poly ( that the only comparison I can make )did not stretch much while pulling it.
    I played with this hybrid for about 5 hours and I notice first that the spin production is not eveident as with ful poly but it's there. I was actually able to hit more flat shots that with ful poly. Very nice control with a good power, if comparing it to a ful poly bed I would say it's more powerful that Typhoon.
    So far there is not any string movement but I belive because of the 18/20 string pattern.
    I also was especting a softer bed playing with hibryd but I did not see any difference then when I play with poly...maybe this FXP is a more stiff multi.
    I'm saying stigf because after the first 2 hours I could definitely see the RPM notched pertty well
     
  9. Chotobaka

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    There is an entire thread for the play test of the Prince Premier strings -- all versions are covered.
     
  10. mikeler

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    Can you provide a link?
     
  11. Capt. Willie

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    By any chance has anyone here tried Volkl V-Feel? I know Mikeler hasn't, at least there is no review.
     
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  13. mikeler

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  14. Chotobaka

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    Aging is a mofo, isn't it? :)
     
  15. mikeler

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    Guilty as charged...
     
  16. Nostradamus

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    ok dudes. is Origin just as powerful as X-1 biphase >
     
  17. mikeler

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    If you finally identify that you are in fact the former FedAce, I shall reveal all my string secrets regarding Origin.
     
  18. Nostradamus

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    Sorry, NO idea who or What that is. Is that like a Federer troll or fan ?
     
  19. Chotobaka

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    Ditto. <10>
     
  20. Muppet

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    Nostradamus, it seems like now that someone has begged the question, you are having a hard time deflecting the label. My sympathy.
     
  21. mikeler

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    I tried every frame in my bag today but alas the problem was the Indian not the Arrow. I tried Origin for 2 games. The strings are jumbled all over the place, that will drive a lot of people here nuts.
     
  22. Nostradamus

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    Feel for Origin string bit disappointing

    Ok, I got to try that Origin string 16 g. Perhaps it was because this was 16 G ? I am really used to using 17 G and 18 G multis. Feel on this string was disappointing, felt like Paper, kind of deadish feel. so I didnt' have precision accuracy with this string.

    But surprisingly very powerful string. Power rating is up there with X-1 biphase. Spin was decent, nothing to brag about, but good for synthetic string, 7 out of 10. This string works well in Full bed and in Hybrid with Proline 2 and Alu power rough.

    I am going to give another shot at this with 17 gauge and see if that one feels any different.
     
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  23. Muppet

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    Wouldn't the ball be the arrow and the racquet be the bow? The responsibility still lies with the indian.
     
  24. mikeler

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    You are probably right. I felt like stabbing myself with an arrow after my match today but at least I got to play after 3 straight days of rain.
     
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    Nostradamas- Are you a woman? If so, I believe that many in this group will tone down their lewd behavior...
     
  26. mikeler

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    Pretty sure FedAce is a dude.
     
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    If FedAce was banned, what makes you think he would reveal his identity and get banned again? There are rules against having multiple identities here.
     
  28. mikeler

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    He will never admit it. Anyone out there going to try out Wilson Optimus?
     
  29. Lukhas

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    Have you tried Origin as a hybrid in the Prince ESP 100T with a smooth poly?

    Any thoughts on this?

    I'm stringing up a Steam 99S with Poly/Origin this evening, but it looks like rain today and tomorrow, so it will likely be Sat before I can try it.
     
  31. Muppet

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    You must be able to find a less expensive cross string that will be able to do as good of a job.
     
  32. Ronaldo

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    Natural Gut?
     
  33. g4driver

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    are you referring to me? if so, the only options available for a Steam 99S that work are:

    1) Full Poly
    2) Gut / Poly (broke the 16g gut / poly in 8 sets)

    Babolat Tonic 15L Gut has been the best gut / poly I've found.

    I want to keep the Steam 99S, but I want my arm to like it also. Right now, I am limiting my Steam 99S to two days per week with full poly. After that, I use a Pro Open/Blade 98/ or Radical MP Graphene - all 16x19 frame all with hybrid string jobs.
     
  34. mikeler

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    Yes, the price here is more reasonable.


    I've got Origin in my Exos not the ESPs.


    May want to try the 100T. It is very arm friendly.
     
  35. Muppet

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    Sorry, this reads like you planned to use Origin as a cross string.
     
  36. g4driver

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    I am am going to string two Wilson Steam 99S frames -

    a) Yonex PPT 130 mains 52 lbs / Origin 16g crosses at 54 lbs

    b) Origin Mains 54 lbs / Yonex PPT crosses 51 lbs

    I like WC B5edge mains 55 lbs / X1 16 g 57 lbs in Pro Opens and Blade 98 - both 16x19 frames, but the 99S doesn't work with multi -

    Origin is a monofilament - stringing up the first 99S this afternoon, but will compare to the full bed of YONEX PPT 130 before switching to option B

    If I had three Steam 99S frames, I would compare all three setups at once -
     
  37. g4driver

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    Check your email Mikeler
     
  38. mikeler

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    Already replied.
     
  39. Bhairava

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    **wrong thread** posting it on mikeler poly!
     
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    This post would probably be much better in my polys thread but thanks for the feedback. :)
     
  41. Lukhas

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    Well, read your review on Origin. So, how does it fares compared to MonogutZX?
     
  42. mikeler

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    They are very comparable. If you like a crisp feel, then Origin wins. For those who like the poly feel without the pain, Monogut wins. Both are expensive but unique.
     
  43. Nostradamus

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    which is more powerful ? Origin or excel ?
     
  44. Lukhas

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    As I (maybe) mentioned, I have a set of PPA17 somewhere to put in the cross with either MonogutZX or Origin in the mains mains in 16 or 17. I search to gain spin and power. Guess I'll go with whatever is cheaper when available.
    Haven't you tried both?
     
  45. huba01

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    Mikeler, did you try the Solinco tour bite soft in 1,30 ?
    If yes, how did it compare to the yptp 1,3 in comfort and durability ?
    thanks again for the excellent thread. I´m slowly getting there replacing my rebel 98 with tour100 esp
     
  46. mikeler

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    Origin is more powerful.


    Can you post this is in my Polys thread? I get attacked when I talk polys here!
     
  47. huba01

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    sorry mikeler, wrong thread , my bad
     
  48. Nostradamus

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    that is incredible, mike. always felt excel was one of the more powerful multis out there. and yet something like Origin comes along with completely different construction and beats in power. Not sure if it is the material that is making it so powerful ?
     
  49. mikeler

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    I've said it before, the power is on a level with X1 and Monogut.
     
  50. blip

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    Mikeler, I would appreciate very much an assist here.

    What is your highest rated most crisp multi?

    I like the sounds of a string more than anything and believe I actually play better the louder the cracking sound.

    I play with a Organix V1 MP so strings are muted from it too.

    Thanks, perhaps it's not possible with a V1MP? I'm only on my first set of strings; Yonex 850 Pro.
     

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