Mikeler's Multis

Discussion in 'Strings' started by mikeler, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. chrischris

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    A year can be a long time .. But then again it might be Worth it. Or not. :)
     
  2. chrischris

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    Hows your form?
     
  3. mikeler

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    Forehand could use an overhaul.
     
  4. hmd

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    Mikeler,

    Need your help, my 15 year old leftie play with tons of topspin.
    Currently playing head speed 16x19 with ZX monogut. This last very well but very prone to breakage with mishits.
    Have tried Origin 16 and it last about 4 hours same with PPA and most other multis they don't last, next stop may be a soft poly but I worry about poly related injury.
    Apart from breaking with shanks and very hard to string, he doesn't really have a problem with the ZX.

    What say you? stick with ZX or something better to try?
     
  5. mikeler

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    I'm a legendary shank master. There are certain strings that I just can't use because they don't handle shear stress well at the top of the frame. Have you tried PPA in the 15g yet?
     
  6. hmd

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    Thanks will try, may also try a soft poly with ZX cross.
     
  7. junior74

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    Been comparing Micronite 17 g and Maxim Touch 16 g. Both at 25/24 kg. Maxim Touch is better in every departement, apart from volleys, where Micronite is significantly crisper and more precise. MT is a lot easier on the arm, Micronite is actually a little jarring. Then again, my elbow is fragile. Depth control is the MT's big advantage, along with better grip on the ball/ heftier spin and better durabilty. Micronite breaks in the crosses after 3-5 hours of play. MT lasts twice that for me. Micronite keeps tension a little better, but very marginally.
    I also tested them in match play, a set with each string against the #1 ranked player at my club, in two matches.
    Micronite 2-6/ Maxim Touch 6-7
    Micronite 3-6/ Maxim Touch 6-3 (rain, no final set)
    Not a very scientific approach, but I always think results are more important than what I "feel". I was more comfortable being aggressive from the baseline with the MT in both matches.

    I don't wanna preach the MT, but if you have a delicate elbow it is a string to check out. Really comfortable, even above the 25 kg mark.

    (I am aware they are different gauges, and that 16 g probably works better in my frames, but what the heck. Just sharing some info on at least one string that is under the radar).
     
  8. Knife

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    What about string movement? Can MT compete with Micronite in that department? :rolleyes:
     
  9. junior74

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    Absolutely. Micronite is dry, whereas MT is very waxy, snaps back easier.
     
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  10. Knife

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    Guess I must try it out. Not so many sellers on the net, it seems. Did you get yours from S******** World?
     
  11. fibonacci888

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    In regards to tension maintenance there's nothing better than natural gut. From all the mulit's you've tested. Which one had the best tension maintenance? I'm thinking towards wilson nxt?
     
  12. mikeler

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    I don't remember much about tension maintenance at this point. Most were just fine for me.
     
  13. junior74

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    I picked up a reel from the bayou, dirt cheap. It was from a british company (I live in Europe).
     
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  14. what_army

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    Hello everyone, I have been using MCS for a while on my dunlops mw 200g (18x20) and like it a lot but the reel is coming to an end and while I was looking for cheap alternatives I found dunlop dna 17 reels selling for 40eur at my local dept store, which seems like a good price. I'm quite happy with MCS 16 overall and would only change to something that is similar and gives me more spin (and eventually a little more power, although I like low powered, more control-oriented strings). Should I get dna 17?

    Also, I've seen that most online retailers describe the string colour as natural although it seems black to me?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  15. mikeler

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    Buy the Dunlop reel!
     
  16. steve s

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    I am a big fan of PPA now called PPC. I am not a string breaker , but would like to see the 15 year old that breaks them in 4 hours. I have tried 3 or 4 other multis and they break around 20 hours. Get twice that out of Premier Control.
     
  17. ruud5

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    [Quote = "junior74, post: 9.505.319, lid: 547350"] Ik pakte een haspel van de bayou, spotgoedkoop. Het was van een Brits bedrijf (ik woon in Europa). [/ QUOTE]

    Hi Junior,
    Waar kan ik een haspel kopen?
     
  18. McLovin

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    Nothing to add here. Just saw the reply count was at 6,666 and felt mikeler didn't deserve to have the 'Number of the Beast' on his most famous thread...

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    Have you tried the Technifiber HDX tour string ? is it similar to X-1 biphase or better ? Thanks
     
  20. Ronaldo

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    He re-discovered the Dark Side
     
  21. mikeler

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    For the 20th time, look at post #1 for all the strings I've tried.
     
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  22. djNEiGht

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    The branded moderator has a lovely table of contents for all to see.

    Congrats btw.
     
  23. mikeler

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    I get no extra money or goodies for it. It's a thankless job.
     
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    My thanks to you all the same.
     
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  25. john749

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    Well, I tried those strings on Prince Tour 100 16x18 and they feel very stiff (played at 60F or 16°C). Stringed to 22 and 22.5kg (48.5 and 49.5lbs). The string movement was unbelievable. Not just the mains, but also the crosses moved while playing a few shots of mini tenis. On the other hand my game is full of spin, but still something new for me. Everything else was pretty average, except the the smell of the strings. They smell really badly, I've noticed that as soon I got my package and I didn't even open it. It didn't bothered me while playing, so it's not such a big deal.

    Would you suggest me any other soft string? Maybe Sensation? Something that I can get in Europe (Prince Preimer is not available)? These one should be extremely soft. I've been told that these and the Weiss Cannon Explosiv! are their super soft.
     
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    That's the 20th time you've told him as Nostradamus. I wonder what the total would be for all incarnations ;-)
     
  27. mikeler

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    I love that gluey smell! Check out post #1 for links to all my string reviews in this thread and rankings. Post #2 has some Top 3 lists as well.
     
  28. elias_ch

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    Mikeler,
    I follow your posts & knowledge on strings & would like to have your advice on a cross string for poly main especially that i ship abroad from tennis warehouse & the cost is high for me (with shipping) to try and test myself.

    My favorite poly has been Luxilon 4G (@24kg in hot summer) and i am looking to soften up the stiffness by crossing with a soft string.
    I am mainly interested in Gamma Glide or Babolat Origin. I play with 16*19 pattern.

    I am not sure if you have tried any of those strings but would appreciate your input:
    1. Is it ok to string any of those strings with a poly main?
    2. how would you go with the cross tension? same as main or tighter?
    3. Do i get more or less spin than full poly stringing with one of those strings?
    4. I usually play about 20hrs with 4G. Would i still get same durability with Glide or Origin cross?

    thanks
     
  29. mikeler

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    I have tried Origin in a full bed only but not Gamma Glide. My favorite cross for poly mains is Genesis Thunder Blast White 16g. Either of those strings you mentioned will do just fine with poly mains but I think they are overpriced to use as a cross. I settled in on stringing softer crosses 4 pounds higher than poly mains. Full poly has a little more spin than hybrids. You will probably get 15 hours or so and the cross will break on you but that is hard to judge without more info. Happy Thanksgiving and good luck.
     
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  30. elias_ch

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    Many thanks Mikeler! Happy Thanksgiving
     
  31. McLovin

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    How did you find Origin? I heard it was a revolutionary advance in string technology, one offers a very unique blend of comfort and controllable power...
     
  32. mikeler

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    You must be talking to the same folks as me. :)
     
  33. leejayh

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    Since I had so much success with Origin in a full bed, i have been trying it with various other setups - and was very hopeful for Origin as a cross to Natural Gut. While it works ok - after about 6-8 hrs, it notches up pretty good and hinders the movement of the gut (pretty comfortable though). Origin is an interesting string - I am back to using it in a full bed only (where it works great - very consistent, good power, relatively comfortable). But, am moving on to try and find softer poly's that could work as a cross for gut. Been using Revolve lately - we will see how that goes.
     
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  34. tennis4me

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    @mikeler Thank you for your review of Discho Microfibre 1.25mm (17g). I finally manage to try this string and I love this string! My normal string is X-One Biphase.

    During stringing, it felt like the Microfibre was softer than X-One. The surface is slightly rougher and not as smooth like X-One.

    Play Test
    I found this string to be softer than X-One, yet not mushy. It has better ball-pocketing and spin-potential than X-One. When strung, the cross-section appeared/felt like a square - probably contributing to the better spin potential.

    So far very little string movement, just like the X-One. I'll need to wait and see how Microfibre's durability compare to X-One's.

    I actually like this string more than X-One. My only minor gripe with this string is that it comes in 12m (39.37ft) instead of 40ft and it was actually about 8 inches shorter than 12m. I prefer the 40ft length due to several reasons: 18x20 patterns, stringing machine with diablo, and lastly I like to use floating clamp to start cross to avoid tying starting knot.

    Thanks again, Mikeler.
     
  35. mikeler

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    Glad I could help. Happy hitting!
     

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