n6.1 95 with Polys

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  1. stoffer

    stoffer Rookie

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    Anyone have any experience with polyester strings in the n95? What brand of polyester and what tensions have you used and did you like it?

    I'm looking for a good poly setup(maybe hybrid) with limited string movement and high level of tension retention.

    Your input is appreciated.
     
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  2. fruit_bearer

    fruit_bearer New User

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    that's exactly what i've got right now.

    babolat pro hurricane 16 gauge on the ncode 95. i'm not exactly sure what the tension is, though. i recently switched from a PS 6.0 85 that i strung at 57 lbs. the stringer told me that polyester strings are usually strung at a lower tension than synthetic gut, so i'm guessing he strung it at 54-55 or so.

    it feels incredibly tight though. it plays like synthetic gut strung at 60. it's been about a week, and i can't tell if there's been any dropoff in tension.

    i switched more for the durability than the playability. i go through synthetic strings in about 8-10 sessions.

    i'm not yet sure if i like it. still need to get used to the racquet and the strings.
     
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  3. stoffer

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    Well let me know how those Pro Hurricane feels after you get some more playing time in, because those were the exact type of polyester i was planning on trying.

    But is the racquet/string combo too powerful? Not enough power?
    Do you have a good level of control?

    Like you, I eat string pretty quickly so Im looking for durability as well.
     
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  4. fruit_bearer

    fruit_bearer New User

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    it's hard to describe.

    if you hit in the sweet spot, there's a lot of power. at the same time, you really have to work to get the ball deep on your groundstrokes.

    when i hit serves and overheads, it comes off the strings with some zip. it's sort of like a trampoline-like feeling that i had when i tried the Pure Drive +. on my groundstrokes, i use a lot of topspin. there's more of a brushing-up motion than a straight-through motion, so naturally, there's not as much power there, and that's where i feel like i need to do the work to get the ball deep, but still down, and it can get pretty tiring.

    for the most part, i'm happy with the control.

    i hope that made sense.
     
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