PolyStar Turbo/Energy Hybrid 1.25/1.25

Discussion in 'Strings' started by epiczeko, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. epiczeko

    epiczeko New User

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    Hey Everyone,

    I recently contacted PolyStar Germany and convinced them to send me several demo sets. I have heard good things about these strings and the brand itself. I was wondering if I could get some more input from everyone else. Like what tension I should use. Also, I heard this string is oily?

    Info about equipment and my game:
    Head IG Prestige MP - Currently using Topspin Cyber Blue 1.30 at 59lbs
    I hit with topspin off both wings and have a strong first serve and heavily kicked second. What i'm looking for is something that benefits all aspects of my game. I cannot volley with topspin cyber blue for my life. But I can volley great with BB Alu with amazing efficacy. So I can tell its definitely a string issue for me. I think it might be that cyber blue is too soft and plush. Alu power is more crisp and stiff.

    I plan on putting Turbo in the mains at 52lbs and Energy in the crosses at 49lbs. Let me know what you think!

    Thanks!

    Once I get the string i'd be happy to post my own review about it.
     
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  2. JT_2eighty

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    Turbo & Energy are great strings. This hybrid will be good for your game (groundstrokes and serves especially).

    However, they are some of the softest, most plush polys, with bad tension stability. Most people break them or cut them out after 4-6 hours. It's one of those "love it or hate it" kind of strings. It's 'plush' for those who like it, and 'mushy' if you don't. I personally like the feel of them, but not having to restring them every few matches.

    I would string it same tension as your current setup, possibly higher. Best way to start is same tension to get a reliable basis of comparison.
     
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  3. scotus

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    These strings are soft but that's about it.

    Every once in a while, you find posters who are absolutely thrilled about these strings but they are very few in numbers.

    I have tried both and had to trade the remaining strings away. Not my cup of tea.
     
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  4. epiczeko

    epiczeko New User

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    Thanks for the info. You are probably right. I will keep it around 59lbs tension... maybe a 10lbs change in tension would not be the smartest thing to do.

    I feel like I may be one of those people who just hate it. Im pretty hesitant to switch from my Topspin Cyber Blue as I have been using it for quite some time. If something is going to make me switch, it better be amazing.
     
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  5. Chotobaka

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    I agree about the tension loss on these Polystar strings. Better to overshoot tension to get a bit more play out of them. I also do not get the hybrid of two soft playing poly strings that are really cut from the same cloth. That is splitting hairs a little too fine for me. I am, however, interested in hearing the results in case I've really been missing something. In any event, Polystar makes terrific strings that have great playability. They have never disappointed me.
     
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  6. Cfidave

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    I play Polystar Energy black, full bed in my Xforce Pros. One of my all time favorites. Love the pop and one of the best for feel, as far as polys go. I will stay tuned for your hybrid results. BTW, it is an amazing string.
     
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  7. ricki

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    I have Energy black in my Graphite 93's and love it! Pretty close to alu power and does NOT become rocket launcher
     
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  8. JT_2eighty

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    It may be splitting hairs, but the only plus side would be to hybrid with Energy crosses to lessen the string-on-string friction that full Turbo has. Since it has 16-sides, they do tend to have higher interstring friction than pretty much any smooth poly, or even the 5, 6, 7, etc.. sided ones.

    I actually tried out Turbo main/Strike crosses a little while back. It did play better for longer than full Turbo.
     
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  9. Chotobaka

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    ^^^^^

    Thank you. Good info -- I may give your set-up a try since I have an assortment of every string Polystar makes. They are so comfortable for me, I have never even considered any hybrid.
     
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  10. epiczeko

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    Just coming back to this. I played with them for a little while. I got two sample sets for polystar germany of the energy and the turbo. In one racket I tried the hybrid Turbo/Energy 54/52. It was good. Then I just did a full string job of the energy at 54/52. It was unreal. The energy gave me all the spin, control, and POWER I could ever need with good feel. The turbo gave good spin, but not enough power or feel. It also moved around a lot.
     
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  11. rodrigoamaral

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    nice review... i actually tried this a while back.. definately a very nice setup.
     
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