Most consistent string bed

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Boricua, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Boricua

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    I was using Volkl Cyclone and Polyfibre Tcs. Good performance the first 3 to 4 hittin sessions and then it goes downhill. No power and stiff as a board

    . I don't string myself and its a pain to go to a stringer so often. I hit with topspin so using gut as mains is costly. I am looking for a soft feeling string bed that does not loose tension that fast. Please suggest any hybrid or full setup that I could try.

    Right now I am going to try full Ashaway Zyex Monogut and then Weiss Cannon Turbo Twist mains and Zyex Monogut crosses. Could try gut/poly also if I don't find a cheaper alternative. Even full synthetic gut is on my mind. Usually I don't like full multi but I have tried only Excel, di biphasic long time ago and next long ago also.

    I would like a soft feel, good for topspin and that plays consistently for at least two to three weeks. I break strings as I hit with a lot of topspin on both sides. Take big cuts at the ball.
     
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  2. darkwing_duck

    darkwing_duck New User

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    I used Babolat Pro Hurricane mains with VS GUT crosses for years. Just changed to an all BEAST XP string bead. It feels great. Nothing can replicate GUT, and when people try it fails. I like how BEAST is comfortable being what it is, a soft, mushy, and tension holding poly. I highly recommend it.
     
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  3. Boricua

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    How many hours do you get from Beast? You hit flat or with alot of topspin?
     
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  4. tball

    tball Semi-Pro

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    The most consistent stringbed I've ever experienced was Prince TopSpin 15L (syn gut, full bed). It was soft, consistent, and just right amount of power for me. Great for flat hitting. Unfortunately, not good for spin -- spin was very weak.

    I am currently trying WeissCannon Dual Reality (pre-packaged hybrid). The stringbed is also consistent. Softer than other poly/syngut hybrids I tried. Good power for a poly. Better spin than Price above, but weaker than other hybrids I've tried. I've had softer hybrids than this, but those were difficult to control; they were a bit too wild. I've also had hybrids with better spin -- but much stiffer feeling. So far I am happy with Dual Reality -- it is right in the middle of the road for me: soft enough, consistent, and decent spin.

    I've had hit with a few racquets which were strung with full poly. The response was very consistent, but the power was so low, and feel so dead that I would not consider them candidates for a good stringbed. Unless someone finds poly soft enough to be used in full bed...

    I also found that some racquets are more prone to "hotspots" than others -- no matter what string I put in, I am getting very inconsistent/upredictable response. Some other racquets -- on the other hand -- seem to promote consistency. Of the racquets, I've felt the most consistency from Dunlop 200 Lite, and Donnay Gold 99.
     
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  5. pvaudio

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    Nat gut mains, WC Silverstring or Scorpion crosses. WIll play the same until it breaks or you get bored.
     
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  6. finalfantasy7

    finalfantasy7 Semi-Pro

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    have you ever tried scorpion or mosquito bite?, beast xp does have better spin than scorpion-same as MB and considerable more power than both. I really like all 3,as in performance, but taking in cost, for me... MB>scorpion>Beast xp
     
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