More durable alternative to Sensation

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  1. Slim Pickens

    Slim Pickens New User

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    I string mostly for friends, neighbors, and team mates. One of my clients, a 4.5, really likes Wilson Sensation 17 at 58#, but he breaks it in around 5-6 hours. He plays with a Wilson BKLX 6.1 95 8x20.

    In the past I convinced him to try Sensation 16 and it lasted longer, but he didn't like the lower spin it generated and his TE flared up. I have also tried several poly/multi hybrids and his elbow couldn't handle those either. Gut is right out as he is on a tight budget, hence the need for a more durable multi.

    What multis are available that are durable, provide good spin, and are easy on the elbow? RIP? MCS? NVy?
     
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  2. esgee48

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    Did you string the Sensation 16 Ga also at 58#? I would have dropped the tension by 3# when switching between 17 and 16 Ga. The higher cross sectional surface of the 16 Ga is a lot stiffer feeling than the 17 Ga.
     
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  3. TheRed

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    Yes, rip 17 is more durable. Or, try rip 16 as a cross. He may get more spin and definitely more durability.
     
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  4. Slim Pickens

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    I dropped the tension on the Sensation 16 to 54#. I may order a pack or two of RIP 16 and see how he likes it.
     
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  5. Ramon

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    I've used RIP Control several times. If he likes Sensation, he might not like RIP Control because it's a completely different string.

    Try Prince Premier Attack. You can give it to him for the same price as Sensation. It will be an easy transition, it will probably play better, and it will last longer. You can even ask him if he likes it in natural or black. They play the same either way.
     
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  6. TheRed

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    I agree that RIP C will play differently. Using it in the cross may be the best way to gain durability without losing the feel of sensation.
    Although, like Ramon said, Premier attack may play even better.
     
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  7. Cfidave

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    I am a Pro Supex Maximun Touch fan. One of the best multis out there IMO. Plays superbly as a cross with just about any poly, very easy on the arm.
     
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