Mikeler's Multis

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  1. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

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    Using the Thera-band Flexbar before playing warmed the elbow and forearm so well it allows pain-free play. No longer need to ice my elbow after tennis.
     
  2. mikeler

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    The flexbar was great for my GE but sometimes it causes pain on the TE side. I stopped using it awhile back.
     
  3. chrischris

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    The ...bar is good for my G-string and it moves around a bit and occasionaly causes aches in the area.
    I started using it a long time ago and the tension seems to die naturally.
    As fresh bed of natural is more forgiving and the elbow seems to prefer it too.
     
  4. chrischris

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    I am trying some PC600s and PT600s at the moment and experimenting with setups and tensions.
    i have long strokes and topspin comes naturally to my game. I feel like trying gut with a soft copoly to get a nicer hold of the ball and stay on it longer.

    What gut do you guys like in midsize classics like pc600 /pt600s?
     
  5. mikeler

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    :confused:????????
     
  6. chrischris

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    :)...........
    Boys will be boys.
     
  7. tennisfreak73

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    are you saying your elbow doesn't prefer it when you g-string moves? clearly your g-string doesn't move then :)
     
  8. mikeler

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    Just not following the joke I guess.
     
  9. woodrow1029

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    Mikeler, can you check out the thread I recently started a little while ago looking for a recommendation in Strings? Thanks. :)
     
  10. Overheadsmash

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    Sorry to hijack your thread with a Nylons double entendre my man. :oops:

    Still though, the last few pages of posts have been just eye watering :mrgreen:
     
  11. mikeler

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    I pointed you over here and now you point me back! I can't risk an endless Do Loop or the Matrix will crash!
     
  12. Ronaldo

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    Bab Tonic G-string was awesome in my Prestige Tour mids and Classic Tour mids BITD. Preferred a softer string, Pacific Classic in the i.Prestige mid, GOAT IMHO. Noticed my flexbar may be played out.
     
  13. chrischris

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    G Tonic may things loosen up a bit. Then the frame work is set and the multi task can be handled within the frames ability.
    The flex of the racket is key when determining what strings to attach.
    Imo natural stuff is best as it lasts.
    More resilient and has better give.Love the sound.
    A nice leather grip to top things of with.

    Plastic string and rubber grip lacks 'feel'.
     
  14. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

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    Firm leather grip led to TE even with an overgrip.
     
  15. chrischris

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    A firm rack with pretty loose strings is sweet.
     
  16. mrc

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    Nat gut


    I have tried some Natural Gut before. However, I just dont feel like its quite as soft as a good multi in the crosses for me with Poly Mains. I tried Nat Gut in the mains but its so lively I feel like a rocket launcher even with Poly Crosses. Just have not been able to "dial in" nat gut.
     
  17. mrc

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    Any old Poly

    I have tried in the Mains
    Big Banger ACE 18
    MSV Co-Focus 17
    Discho Iontec
    Prince Beast
    Mosquito Bite
    TopSpin Cyber Blue (Favorite Barely)

    As long as I have a good Multi like DM or PPA...I cant tell much difference in the Poly's...As long as they provide good bite and control..The Multi makes all the difference.
     
  18. mikeler

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    That's somewhat surprising since the mains provide most of the feel. What kind of durability are you getting out of those strings as crosses?
     
  19. mrc

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    Durability

    I hit a little flatter ball and dont rely on a "spin game" completley. Having that said, I see about 12-15 hours before they snap or look like they are about 1 hit away from snapping 90% broken.
    I just think there are so many Co-Poly strings that are really high quality and play very similar. Meaning, its easier to determine the differences and quality of a multi than it is a poly.
     
  20. mikeler

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    12-15 hours was about what I used to get out of Thunder Blast crosses.
     
  21. pvaudio

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    Um, we are still talking about strings here guys, right? :)
     
  22. Ronaldo

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    Not IMHO. Babolat Pure Control or Pure Storm even with NG leads to pain. None of the old Head Tour series are firm.
     
  23. Ronaldo

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    G-string is NG
     
  24. mikeler

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    NG has less letters, I'll continue to use that.
     
  25. Ronaldo

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    Tennis player tells all that it hurts when I use poly, what should I do?
     
  26. mikeler

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    First time I've ever seen that question. Can't solve that mystery.
     
  27. Ronaldo

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    Never had an ice machine at any tennis club locally until members started using poly. Now we need to get in line and frequently run out of ice. Grin and bear it, eh?
     
  28. sphinx780

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    Here's what I would do. Only you can decide what you would do.

    Tell the player to go to the dentist. Have his teeth cleaned and to start flossing going forward. After this it's time for a check up at the doctor and if so inclined, get a flu shot but at the minimum, have them get their blood pressure checked. From there, it'd be a good idea to go to the eye doctor, just to make sure those suckers are seeing clearly. Since the player is out and about, they might as well stop by the local shop and pick up some new tennis balls, you can never have too many.

    Now, none of this really has anything to do with the poly or the hurt. Heck we don't even know if it's a physical or psychological ailment but at least the player will have gotten a few of those appointments out of the way that they should have been doing anyway. 'yeah, you hurt but at least your teeth are clean, cheer up!' :)
     
  29. mikeler

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    The Exo/Discho combo is buttery soft. My arm problems are very minor now but I think it is due to gripping the racket too tight on a few shots per match. I'm working on staying loose on all my shots.
     
  30. mikeler

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    So TW has free shipping for the next 12 days. Might be time to scour TW for more multis to test. Suggestions?
     
  31. chrischris

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    That combination of wording and strings makes wood feel stable and stiff.
     
  32. mikeler

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    I think you are now the most confusing user on here for me to understand.
     
  33. mrmike

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    Did you ever try Volkl Power Fiber II ? I have the 16G version in one of my frames now. Got it for free with a deal TW had with the purchase of a Volkl frame. Not bad at all. I have the black color @ 60lbs. in a C10 Pro. Thought I would cut it out and install a set of DM I have sitting on the shelf, but alas it's too good to sacrifice yet. I would buy the natural color though, since the black is marking up the balls.
     
  34. mikeler

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    I'm a little leery of Volkl after the last 2 strings I tried from them but thanks for the suggestion.
     
  35. chrischris

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    No biggie.
     
  36. chrischris

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    I am merely jokin a little...


    Have you tried any of the Pro's pro German polys?
    Like them , neutral or dislike?
    Im thinking of trying them out.
     
  37. mikeler

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    Not the polys, but thanks to fortun8son I tried two of their multis. I do want to try out a few more of their offerings in the future.
     
  38. mikeler

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    Broke DM at 50# on a shank at the top of the hoop last night. 4 sets is my quickest breakage ever. I was really surprised because it seems like the lower tension would be harder to break but maybe the string moves around more.
     
  39. mikeler

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    Just took advantage of TW's free shipping and bought:

    1. Ashaway Dynamite Tough 16 (Centered, this better be good)
    2. Volkl Power Fiber II (Volkl make me believe)
    3. Isospeed Classic Control (Please be way better than the new version)
    4. Prince Premiere Attack 16 (Giving this a do over in the Exo)
     
  40. bad_call

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    ^ mikeler - u testing those G multis?
     
  41. mikeler

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    Yes, those will get tested immediately after the tournament next week.
     
  42. djNEiGht

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    My 16x19 90 inch racquet (plays like an 18x20) w power fiber II had a bunch of movement and seemed to loose tension. I had it strung at 57#. Hitting with it was a bit annoying due to the ping sound upon contact. I had your regular dampener in it. I would string it up 2-3 lbs more next time around
     
  43. mikeler

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    Thanks for the suggestion. The Exo Tour is so low powered and with Florida "winter" weather arriving, I'll probably stick to around 50# for my next batch of playtests.
     
  44. mikeler

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    So here is the order of my upcoming playtests starting in about 2 weeks:

    1. Genesis Hex Comfort Prototype
    2. Genesis Multi-Max Prototype
    3. Genesis B-Power Prototype
    4. Tier One Sports Triumph
    5. **** multi
    6. Gamma Pro
    7. Ashaway Dynamite Tough
    8. Volkl Power Fiber II
    9. Isospeed Classic Control
    10. Prince Premiere Attack 16 (Giving this a do over in the Exo)

    I may also try a full NvY job, still debating on whether to save that one as a cross and try it out with a poly like Iontec if my arm is fully healed in a month or two.
     
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  45. mikeler

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    I went back and changed my links in post #1 to save character space that I know I'll need for the new reviews. It looks a little cleaner now.
     
  46. mikeler

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    I cut out my sets of Genesis Hex Comfort prototype tonight. It has that delicious gluey smell. Maybe it reminds me of gluing stuff together in pre school but I just love that aroma.

    The string does not seem as profiled as Dunlop Hexy Fiber. I actually consider this to be a positive. When I used Weiss Cannon Black 5 Edge, the edges were not pronounced. Spin was still great with it AND the edges did not seem to wear down much over time.

    My big question just handling the string will be durability. It looks like a 16L string to me. It will probably be 1.5 to 2 weeks until I hit with it.
     
  47. sansaephanh

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    THAT explains your addiction to multis... Lol jk Mike! Lots of interesting strings coming up! Hexy fiber feels great. The bite is subtle but noticeable.

    I'm interested to hear about the triumph string. What pattern tour do you play again?
     
  48. Miljack

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    Mikeler, I tried the Discho Micro and really like it, thanks for the suggestion! I compared it to a freshly strung BHB7/Tourna Quasi Gut.
    The DM was softer and could produce almost as much spin. Sounds great! I'm going to play today, so I'll alternate between the two and post back.
     
  49. COPEY

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    So you compared a full bed of DM to a BHB7/Quasi Gut hybrid? If so, the fact that you found the former to be softer is certainly no surprise, but that it could produce comparable spin...that part is.
     
  50. mikeler

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    I'm surprised to hear DM has almost as much spin as a poly hybrid. I am down to my last set of it. I'll order some more after the next round of testing.
     

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