Need a new Multi!

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Blackkitty, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Blackkitty

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    Hey so I play with a Dunlop biomimetic 300T and I usually string an average setup with ALU Power in the mains and PSG in the crosses. My reals of both of these strings are running low. I have the Dunlop Dsquad deal and I think I will switch to Black Widow (unless someone says that the multis from Dunlop are great). But I have the question of the crosses. I have tried full poly but I don't like it, I am staying with the hybrid.

    So here is the issue. I string my own rackets so I need a new real of string. PSG is a cheap inexpensive string and I think I can do better. I play alot and I can definitely benefit from the use of a better string. What multi that comes in a reel would you guys recommend? It can't be very expensive I think 100-150$ for your average 660 reel would be just about right.
     
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  2. Up&comer

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  3. mikeler

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    Try Dunlop Hexy Fiber since you have that connection already. It is a very spinny multi that offer average control.
     
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  5. mikeler

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    Multifeel is very good and fits in your price range I think.
     
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  6. Blackkitty

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    I've thought about that, but do you think that it's worth staying with ALU Power instead of switching to Black Widow?
     
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  7. BU Bearcat

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    i really enjoyed what Head RIP Control had to offer
     
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  8. mikeler

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    Black Widow did not work for me at low tensions. Perhaps at a higher tension my experience with it would have been better. If I could get both those strings free, I would start there and play around with tensions to see if I could make it work.
     
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  9. BU Bearcat

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    mikeler what is the most durable multi in ur opinion?
     
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    RIP Control is the longest lasting multi I have used.
     
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  11. mikeler

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    I think it depends on the player. RIP Control seemed very durable but I cut it out before breakage. I've gotten good durability out of Maxim Touch and Xcel to breakage, but others have not.
     
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  12. Bugs

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    I had been stringing a friends racquet with a number of different multi's (full bed). The last one we tried was Solinco Tru-Feel. He just loves it. Durability is good also.
     
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    Dunlop Comfort Synthetic was a great multi ( used to be called Comfort Max), but it's been dropped from the line in the reorganization. It is still available.
    Mantis was founded by a former Dunlop bigwig and that is where that string design went.
    Mantis Comfort Synthetic is everything the Dunlop was, only better!
     
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  14. Blackkitty

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    So I have decided to go with Black Widow from Dunlop, and start using it when my ALU reel is done. ALU Power was a great string but I burned through the reel and had to restring it almost every other day when I was playing a lot. I think the addition of a textured poly would help my game.

    Now its on to the question of the hybrid with the multi. I figured I'd try out a few sets of different Multis. I think i'll try 4 different sets within my price range (100-150 or maybe a little more) and choose a reel from there.

    Tecnifibre Multifeel looks great and is a great price so I will definitely try it.

    I need 3 more options for different Multi sets.
     
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  15. Blackkitty

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    ^100-180 for a reel
     
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    One more vote for Dunlop hexy fiber. It is a great all around string. It is pretty durable. For $90 retail it is a steal so if you can get it cheaper than that go for it.
     
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  17. mikeler

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    Are you looking to soften up the string bed? Black Widow is already one of the softest polys. I have to use really soft string setups for my elbow, so strings like Xcel and Mantis Comfort Synthetic work great for me.
     
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  18. TennisCJC

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    In your price range, try Dunlop Comfort on sale for $6 if you buy a dozen sets at TW. Or, Volkl Power Fibre II (search the net) and you can find a reel at the top of your budget. V PF II at TW is a 720' reel but I think you can get lower $ elsewhere. TW may match $ if you call them - they have done this for me in the past. Tecnifibre Multifeel is also very good as someone mentioned above and you may be able to find a reel for the top of your budget. Those 3 are good options for under $10 multis.
     
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  19. 10s99

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    head fibergel power

    I've used hfgp as a hybrid with polys for quite a while and have had great results. It is less expensive than many multis i'd consider comparable.
     
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