Polystar Energy, Strike

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  1. dekko1

    dekko1 Semi-Pro

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    Hi guys, I had been looking for reviews of Polystar Strike and I only found 1 review. So I went ahead and bought every Polystar string to give them a try.

    The first string I tried was the Energy. I heard some good things about it and also read that some pros are playing with it. To tell you all the truth, I was disappointed with Energy. The first time I played with it, I played for only 1 hour, it felt ok, crisp, quite powerfull, decent feel, easy on the arm. The 2nd time I played with it on the next day, it had lost quite a lot of tension, a bit more then what I am used to in a poly. But I stuck with it and played with it for another whole hour; so as you can probably imagine, it had quite a lot of power, not much feel, I didn't really enjoy it.

    So I then decided to try Strike. It wasn't the best string to string with. It is not a smooth string, it is textured, so I had to be more carefull while pulling the crosses. After being a bit disapointed with Energy, I did not expect much from Strike. I went for a long hit yesterday, and BOY what a good surprise I had! It is not as powerfull or soft as Energy, but it felt crisp, great control, good amount of power and great spin as well. It was just such a good combination of everything.
    I recently tried Pacific Polyforce, and they seem quite similar, but the Polystar would be a much beter version of it, better in spin, feel and control.
    So, for €59 for 200m, it is also a great value, there are lots of strings out there costing at least twice as much that aren't near as good.
    As for holding the tension, I played for almost 2 hours and the strings hadn't lost much tension. I am playing again today and I will update on how it felt again today.
     
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  2. Ross K

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    Re poly energy - how many hours total before it dies would you say?
     
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  3. dekko1

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    Well, it was ok for the first hour; the next day when I started playing again I was surprised about the tension loss. I do want to try it again, maybe string a bit tighter, or even pre stretch it to see if there is any difference.

    I just got back from playing with Strike, and it still feels really good, quite lively and it is holding the tension up pretty well.

    I also have Polystar Classic and Turbo to try.
     
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  4. Standupnfall

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    How tight did you string it ?

    I strung it at 50 on a constant pull and got 8+ hours of great playing out of it
     
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  5. dekko1

    dekko1 Semi-Pro

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    I'll be lucky if a string lasts 4hrs.
     
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  6. Standupnfall

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    Agreed. The tighter you string a poly the shorter its life span and IMO worse perfomance.
     
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  7. David123

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    no i like stringing it at like 57lbs.
     
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  8. ManuGinobili

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    Try Energy at 35lbs ? That's how Davy rollll
     
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