Poly that feels crisp?

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  1. DRII

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    Any ideas?

    For background: I like having the full bed of poly, no hybriding. I like the Babolat Revenge 16 gauge string, but I want something a little 'crisper' when coming in contact with the ball.

    I absolutely hate RPM blast, to me its spongy with no feel or power!

    Pro Hurricane 18 used to be my favorite string, has lots of bite, but Revenge gives me more margin.

    I string loosely, around 30 pounds or so.

    I use polys mainly for increased margin and height on the ball, along with durability. Spin really isn't my main concern.


    Any suggestions would be great.
     
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  2. darklore009

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    volkl cyclones will work
     
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  3. cluckcluck

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    Black Widow comes to mind.
     
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  4. RafaelNadalParera

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    Vokl cyclone,mblack widow and maybe alu rough
     
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  5. anubis

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    I would think that virtually any "stiff" poly will feel crisper. Go to TW's learning center which has a string section that lists the tested stiffness of a lot of different strings.
     
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    discho 0-power, tour bite, yptp 1.25 and lux alu rough!
     
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  7. RafaelNadalParera

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    Tourbite! I forgot!
     
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  8. pvaudio

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    Crisp/responsive is one of the things I look for. IMO, in order:

    1. Pro Supex Big Ace Micro
    2. Signum Pro Tornado
    3. Isospeed Baseline
     
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  9. WildVolley

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    I've never played with Big Ace Micro, but I found that regular Big Ace felt mushy straight off the stringer. Pvaudio, did you notice a difference between the two?

    I find Topspin Cyberflash to play fairly crisp.
     
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  10. Torres

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    Crisp isn't the same as stiff. This has been explained many times before.

    4G is stiff but its not crisp.

    Savage is stiff but not crisp.

    Alu Rough is stiff and crisp (when fresh).

    Black Widow is soft, comfortable but crisp provided you're prepared to work the strings.

    BHBR17 is crisp when fresh, but its soft and comfortable. BHBR16 is less crisp but slightly stiffer.

    Yonex Poly Pro Tour is comfortable but not crisp.

    Capische?
     
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  11. sansaephanh

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    Agreed, having tried a few more then half of the ones listed, these experiences lines up with mine pretty well.
     
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  12. pvaudio

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    Absolutely spot on. Pro Supex Blue Gear is stiff. And just stiff.
     
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  13. pvaudio

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    Truth be told, I am not entirely convinced that BAM and Big Ace are the same string and just different gauges. BAM plays closer to Cyberflash than normal Big Ace which IMO, is fairly generic. BAM is potato chips on a reel.
     
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  14. WildVolley

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    Now I'll need to go out and try some BAM. Thanks for that!:twisted:
     
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  15. Rjtennis

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    ALU and ALU Rough
     
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  16. Matchball

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    Yonex Poly tour Spin.
     
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  17. EastAngels2014

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    I feel like beast xp fits, it feels very "crisp" to me. Good power, control and feel, with good durability.
     
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  18. pvaudio

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    ^^^To me, Beast XP just isn't...complete. It's like Prince said they need a poly, but since they didn't have a lot of time, they had to give it an outrageous color to make it stand out. Nothing really...special. But then again, I'm just one man and a racquet :)
     
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  19. Power Player

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    Polybreak. Crisp and comfortable.
     
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    I havnt tried to many sting set ups but this is my fav one and i am also just one man.
     
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  21. sansaephanh

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    compare it to bhbr so i know what to expect. Is it crisper then bhbr? Have you tried both gauges? How's the power level?
     
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  22. ricki

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    Luxilon BB Original, why look elsewhere when you know it.
     
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  23. DRII

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    Thanks everyone for the responses...

    Torres was spot on with his description of the difference between crisp and stiff. i will definitely gave his suggestions a try...
     
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  24. DRII

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    thanks...

    will definitely try those out.
     
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  25. Power Player

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    I havent played BHBR in so long. Polybreak is just a really crisp string that is comfortable and plays well for a long time. I am trying to think of a crisper poly that I have used and I can not.
     
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    Adjust tension and string gauge

    Really there are many factors that will effect the feel and how crisp a persons strings are such as swing speed, string pattern, tension, string gauge... and that persons preference. In order to find whats comfortable to you I recommend trying different string tensions and gauges. For example higher string tension= less power, more control, less durability, less comfort and less feel. Lower string tension= more power, less control, more durability, more comfort and more feel.
    Thicker string gauge= less spin, more durability, less comfort, less feel. Thinner string gauge= more spin, less durability, more comfort and more feel.
     
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  28. lwto

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    Gamma Zo Dart..

    The best Poly I have ever used.
    It is a dart, combine with a good multi.. X1biphase, its a lethal weapon.
     
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  30. Ross K

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    I may have to investigate as 'crispness' is something I'm really into ATM and though it's a different frame TF to yours I'm currently Tfighting as well.
     
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  31. Hoons54

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    Tier one's durafluxx feels crisp after little break in. Initially it felt stiff.
     
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  32. RetroSpin

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    I don't think anything will feel very "crisp" at 30 pounds. Not that I'm against low tension, but there are tradeoffs.

    I would have said RPM Blast at 50 in my PDR was crisp. The OP hated it. What does crisp mean anyway? I would say lively and responsive but controllable.
     
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