Mikeler's Polys

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  1. Bartelby

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    This is a priceless thread
    started by someone who does not play poly
    and because he knows nothing
    he is a 100% objective

    Yes, well, it's best that people don't start threads that cannabalize a whole forum, especially given they have no particular expertise.
     
  2. Jeepers

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    Surely the point of trying new strings is because you havent tried them already?
     
  3. Agent Orynge

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    That's debatable. Let's go one step further while we're at it and say that sharing opinions does not involve asserting one's overbearing selfrighteousness.
     
  4. Bartelby

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    Yes, well, why don't you debate that point given that you raised it rather than engaging in an ad hominem attack.



     
  5. Agent Orynge

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    Deja Vu? You sound like a fellow I've already scared off these boards once...

    Could it be? Or is it some other poor soul who think he knows how to argue because he read a wiki article on the term 'ad hominem'?
     
  6. Bartelby

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    Yes, well, i don't usually like to correct people, but when someone introduces one topic as a fraudulent prelude to personal abuse then I think I'm entitled to point this out.



     
  7. Bartelby

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    Agent Orange:

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  8. Boricua

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    Now from Star Wars I feel like in a Law and Order episode, specifically in the court room. The accused, the defendant and the prosecutor. Wow, this is interesting!:)
     
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    Polystar energy feels great but drops tension pretty quick and aggressively. So there is that point in a match situation where you have to adjust or go to a backup. Soft polys have improved so much over the last year, that we are seeing more that seem to hold tension a little better while retaining softness and playability.

    Definitley pumped about trying the hyperion next.
     
  11. Power Player

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    Don't tell anyone my name is not Mike...
     
  13. mikeler

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    Bart single handedly shut down that section based on his daily posts.
     
  14. Bartelby

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    Somebody thinks that agent orynge should be addressed as Mike.



     
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    Inspector, have faith in me when I tell you once again that it is not the same person.
     
  16. Bartelby

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    I'd like to think this was the case, and not because I want to shut anything down. The fact is that this section went on unchallenged with endless right-wing diatribes for years without the slightest sign that it would be closed down.



     
  17. Bartelby

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    Inspector, have faith in me when I tell you once again that it is not the same person.


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  18. Power Player

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    How can I and other Florida players play tennis with Mikeler if he lives in Cali? I am just curious if you would fly across the country for a hit, because I know I wouldn't.

    Seriously, you are making yourself look silly over nothing.
     
  19. mikeler

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    But at least he posts great pictures and has not contributed any knowledge related to polyester strings.
     
  20. Bartelby

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    I've made no comments about the geographical location of anyone, so you seem to think you know something completely unimportant ... congratulations.


     
  21. Agent Orynge

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    Bart, you've found me out! Yes, my real name is Michael, hence the reason I do business by that name in the classifieds. It's a fairly common name, so far as I can tell. Had I the time or inclination I might even tell you what it means, since I did study hebrew for all of a heartbeat.

    At any rate, I'm more than a little amused that this is the best you could come up with to delegitimize my posts. I'm sure you see the irony in your 'ad hominem' comment now...
     
  22. Doubles

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    But he's going to start playing with polyester, so it can be a benefit for people who have had tennis elbow but like what poly offers. By your logic the fact that I have rarely played with gut means that if I strung up a set right now and posted my thoughts they wouldn't be useful, right? All information can be useful to someone, it's just about how you are able to apply and use what you learn...
     
  23. Bartelby

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    He specifically said he's not playing poly, only hybrids.


     
  24. Bartelby

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    Threads should be about specific topics. People who try to colonize fora by creating threads and branding them with their own names and then channeling numerous discussions under their brand are performing everyone a disservice.

    If you want to form a fan club of Mike's Mavens then there is ample room in Odds and Ends.
     
  25. Power Player

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    Let's add to the fact that Mikeler plays a TON of tennis. Seriously. Add in that polys have changed dramatically in the past 1-2 years where now articles are being written that full copoly jobs between 30 and 50 pounds can be easier on the arm then gut, and there is really have no reason to criticize the thread.

    I started a thread specific to my racquet and finidng the right setup for it. The only difference is I did not use my name in the title, and frankly that is just nit picking.
     
  26. mikeler

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    I did use Big Ace mains for almost a year too before that wrecked my elbow.
     
  27. GlenK

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    Find this thread very beneficial. Read the first post and it was made clear where he stood on poly's and the purpose of the thread.
    If I had not liked it, would have just moved on.

    I play with a full bed of Supersense and it has been discontinued. Am a bit panicked now about finding a replacement. Need all the help and guidance on poly's I can find.
     
  28. pvaudio

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    Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry mikeler. I don't know how this got turned into a horrid mess with only 2 reviews, and 7 pages of useless banter.
     
  29. Kcraig

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    Agreed--just scrolled through the thread trying to get some useful info and turns out it was all filled with crap and no substance by some dude name bart??:-? I am actually interested in Mike's (LOL) information on polys, even if he does decide to hybrid them--WHO CARES!!!! I and many out there find his information useful as he has been a GE sufferer and is taking baby steps back to the "big boy" poly strings (as Torres calls em). Keep up the good work MIKE or whoever the hell you really are:confused:
     
  30. JT_2eighty

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    JT's Polys :p

    These are good comfort polys I've used:

    Polystar Energy (softest out there, supreme power, but mediocre tension hold)
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    Signum Pro Hyperion (almost as soft, controlled powerhouse, amazing tension hold)
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    WC Mosquito Bite (in between the two in comfort, power, and tension hold; thinnest choice for those seeking 'bite')

    --If you string your own, I prefer Energy because it makes you have fresh strings every 2-3 matches, and the comfort for a poly is unparalleled.

    However, Hyperion is great too, it lasts at least twice as long, so if you aren't picky about that "fresh feel", then you can almost play it until it breaks (or almost a month and then cut it off if you still haven't snapped it).

    Mosquito Bite is soft, and the thinnest of the three so is better for doubles and/or serve&volley style. Touch shots are the best with MB.
     
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  31. mikeler

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    Glen, pvaudio has a great playtest thread for a number of polys as does rodrigoamaral. pvaudio even takes requests for what you want him to test.


    I'm having fun but a few posts got deleted so I guess I'll stop playing along.
     
  32. mikeler

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    I'm just happy my elbow did not blow up after yesterday. That may indicate I can handle at least some of the softer polys.


    As always, thanks for the info JT. I think I may put in order for Hyperion along with some new multis.
     
  33. GlenK

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    JT and Mikler.. Thanks guys.. Have copied and pasted those recommendations to an email and will give these a shot in my search.
    Luxilon recommended the new M2 as well and I have a set of it on order.
    Thanks for your help..
     
  34. maggmaster

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    I just put polystar energy back in my mains with dunlop hexy in the crosses. I had those reversed for the last couple weeks but I had to change it because I was popping strings every 3 hours. Seriously I went through 6 rackets in 2 weeks.
     
  35. mikeler

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    I'm assuming the Hexy was breaking?
     
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    I agree about Hyperion. Great copoly! Only downside is it has lots of pop. I would string a bit higher to compensate. It may not be the best to couple with a lively main due to it's power.
     
  37. maggmaster

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    Oh yea, same string every time on every racket( 4 separate frames)
     
  38. mikeler

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    Interesting. I wonder if the shape of the Hexy has something to do with it. Have you tried a round multi with that setup?
     
  39. Boricua

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    Is Huperion good as a cross with gut mains?:)
     
  40. Boricua

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    A better thread name could be Mikelers Soft Polys:)
     
  41. Kcraig

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    Since the temps are starting to warm up (today being an exception) I have decided to have one frame strung up with gut/poly combo and ordered the following polys to try out with my preferred Pacific Tgh Gut 16L

    1. Tourna Big Hitter Blue 17g
    2. Klip Optic Nerve 17g (still have a 1/2 set on hand)
    3. Kirsch Proline II 17g (black)

    Def trying to find soft PLUS good tension maintence---so looked at boards, recommendations from others and RSI database. Was about to pull the trigger on SP hyperion, but held off mainly due to price. If the Proline II works out I could get it super cheap using the TW special they have going--it would then come out to only $3/half set making my total combo only $19!!! Same price as Xcel Power, which ironically I am testing right now--LOL:)
     
  42. Jeepers

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    ^i may be wrong but i think both signum pro and weisscannon poly's are ment to have pretty good tension maintenance
     
  43. Boricua

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    not wrong,correct:)
     
  44. COPEY

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    It's pricey here in the states, not in the UK. ;-)
     
  45. maggmaster

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    Yea for funs I strung one on Saturday with Energy in the crosses and forten nylon in the mains, it broke during my match last night. Maybe 5 hours on it.
     
  46. mikeler

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    Yeah, I thought about that after I created the thread. Oh well...


    Cool, keep us posted on how those play.
     
  47. mikeler

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    Did the Forten break?
     
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    The thread also could have been called "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished!!" :-?

    I think later maybe I will string up my Wilson PlayTest String (Co-poly mono) and go play with the Big Boys...LOL.. I guess I am one of the Big Boys.. since Wilson decided and I quote from the form letter "You (me) have been selected as part of an ELITE (ie.. BOG BOYS) group to play test".

    I almost fell off my chair laughing while reading that line of crap (About Big Boys)..posted by a nameless TT member.

    You have to love Talk Tennis!!!!

    Keep up the good work..Mikeler!!
     
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  49. mikeler

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    After stringing up a Recoil/MCS hybrid last night, I'm completely out of string at the house except for an old set of Gamma Zo Power laying around that I don't plan on using. Time to order some more.
     
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    selecting the appropriate clothing helps this player...a secret amongst biggie friends. ;)
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