Discussion in 'Strings' started by mikeler, Oct 8, 2010.
A year can be a long time .. But then again it might be Worth it. Or not.
Hows your form?
Forehand could use an overhaul.
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?
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?
Thanks will try, may also try a soft poly with ZX cross.
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).
What about string movement? Can MT compete with Micronite in that department?
Absolutely. Micronite is dry, whereas MT is very waxy, snaps back easier.
Guess I must try it out. Not so many sellers on the net, it seems. Did you get yours from S******** World?
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?
I don't remember much about tension maintenance at this point. Most were just fine for me.
I picked up a reel from the bayou, dirt cheap. It was from a british company (I live in Europe).
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.
Buy the Dunlop reel!
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.
[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]
Waar kan ik een haspel kopen?
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...
Have you tried the Technifiber HDX tour string ? is it similar to X-1 biphase or better ? Thanks
He re-discovered the Dark Side
For the 20th time, look at post #1 for all the strings I've tried.
The branded moderator has a lovely table of contents for all to see.
I get no extra money or goodies for it. It's a thankless job.
My thanks to you all the same.
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