Post all the Strings that didn't Work out for you

Discussion in 'Strings' started by David123, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. David123

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    Hey guys just wanted to know where people on this forum stood :p i know there is a thread of worst string, but its not exactly the same. I want to know all strings you used, or all the strings you remembered and you don't use anymore because you found a better string :p

    Perferbly list the string that didn't work for you and state why :p
    In addition you're welcome to leave what strings you're using now :)
     
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  2. armsty

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    Blue Gear. Superstring Pure Control V8. Superstring Nikita Soft or something. Pro Red Code. Topspin Polytech. Black Magic.
     
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  3. David123

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    why did the pro red code not work? i thought it was a good string as rated by future players..
     
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  4. BagelMe

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    Although I am no connoisseur of tennis strings I've had really bad experiences with the following strings: kgut pro, sigum pro poly HEXtreme, and all the free Alpha strings i got with my stringing machine was crap.
     
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  5. Wes_Loves_Dunlop

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    Pro Red Code
    Genesis Spin X
    Luxilon Alu power smooth
    67 lbs nat gut
    PSGD
    Blue Gear
     
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  6. UD1

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    Lux Adrenaline
     
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  7. David123

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    Wow already 2 ppl hating on red code out of 4.. i heard it was a prety good string though by some.
     
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  8. rudester

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    I did like red code, some of the lists here are exact opposite to my experience, only goes to show the subjectivity of string preference, anyway here is my no go list

    Luxilon-too harsh and and expensive fast tenson loss
    Pro hurricane tour-Ok but loses tension also
    MSV Focus hex-thinking of using it in my weed eater
    Kevlar-too Harsh

    everything else i have tried is useful at least in a hybrid
     
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  9. David123

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    yeah thats another reason i created this thread. So see the subjectivity on the boards :p
     
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  10. Hotrocks

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    Couldn't agree more! Especially your comment on MSV Focus!!! I have an extra set of MSV(red)....was wondering what to do wih it, Weedeater idea sounds great!!! Thanks....PS- Love your sense of HUMOR!
     
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  11. Fedace

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    Black Code,,-- no power plastic string.
    alu power -- no feel and unpredictable power.
     
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  12. Lefty5

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    I just had a demo with Gamma TNT in it, totally AWFUL string, complete mush bowl.
     
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  13. David123

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    i agree with the gamma tnt
     
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  14. Djlpenguin

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    luxilon big banger original. no feel, stiff.
     
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  15. Spas

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    PSGD - Moved far too much

    Now im using SPPP, love that it doesn't move much. My first poly try out though
     
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  16. mikeler

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    +1 for the same reasons as the previous poster stated.
     
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  17. Power Player

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    All full poly and multi setups pretty much for me.
     
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  18. MAC94

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    Luxilon ALU Power Fluoro & Luxilon Big Banger TIMO

    Fluoro played very well for about 2-3 weeks, then died. I actually got tennis elbow in the time it took me to break them after that. TIMO I tried for a week and cut them off. TIMO is way too soft to be a player's string, and, just like fluoro, died after the week I played with them.

    I currently play with Luxilon Big Banger M2 Pro 16L. That, along with the odd set of Babolat 17 Natural Gut, is my string of choice
     
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  19. tennis005

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    Definite worst experience was with PHT. Messed up my shoulder.
     
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  20. dadozen

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    MSV Focus Hex 1.10 and 1.18

    Both felt stiff and with no feel at all.
     
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  21. armsty

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    Adding PHT to my list. It's **** stuff I thought. Stiff and underpowered. Tonight I'm having a hit with focus hex and cyber red. I have a feeling cyber red will be added here. When stringing I just kept thinking. This is gunna suck.
     
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  22. JT_2eighty

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    Same here. PHT messed my elbow. It was great for a match, maybe two. But I kept using it thinking it would break in, but it just got stiffer and broke me.

    Gamma revelation was free with my x-2 and that played well for about an hour then sucked.

    All in all you are going to get every string possible on this list and the other because one man's trash is another's treasure.
     
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  23. Confusedaboutgear

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    uhh. Sadly NRG (too mushy) genesis spin x (Disgusting) havent tried much but yeah
     
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  24. pmacino

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    Another former PHT hitter here...so +6 or wherever it's at, to that!

    also...

    Lux Adrenaline (meh, sorry no better way to describe it)
    Wilson Hollow Core Pro (too mushy)
    Lux ALU Power - Smooth (I'll agree with the unpredictable power statement)
     
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  25. kcjim

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    tnt fatcore-- great price, dull performance
    pro huricane tour - tried the 18g, had better performance from golden set 18g poly at one fourth the price.
     
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  26. AaronBurr

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    MSV Focus Hex 1.18 - Absolute worst string I've ever used
    Prince Lightening 16
     
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  27. MomentumGT

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    Genesis Black Magic: no spin and very hard to control. Felt too soft for me even when I strung it a couple lbs higher. It's pluses would be it's power, felt like syn gut type power.

    PolyStar Classic: It felt great warming up but every hit it felt like the string was loosing tension and quick. Also moved a lot like a syn gut.

    Strings I like: Topspin Cyberflash, Unique Big Hitter Blue and Silver, and current string Solinco Tour Bite.

    -Jon
     
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  28. JoelDali

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    Adrenaline.

    Blows.
     
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  29. Icedorb217

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    SpinX?! Can you please explain why?
     
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  30. wrxinsc

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    Prince Lightning XX - Played ok with didn't last long. Maybe eight to ten matches.
     
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  31. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Dunlop (used to be) Max Comfort
    Gamma Revelation
    Tecnifibre E-Matrix
    Volkl PowerFiber I
    Wilson Reaction
    Yonex Super Tour 850

    All polyesters.
     
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  32. pmerk34

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    Prince ProBlend - wrecked my arm

    Gamma Livewire
     
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  33. xukuru

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    So far -> Babolat Xcel
     
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  34. mozzer

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    Cyberblue stars out awesome but loses tension after about 2 shots
     
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  35. MarrratSafin

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    and more.:lol:
     
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  36. ryangoring

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    Gamma Professional Livewire 17, to mushy and lost tension way to quickly.
    Msv Focus Hex 17, plastic feeling, basically no feeling at all.
    Big Ace 17 way too soft. IMO.
    I did some blind play tests and some of them I tried were not up to par or to my liking I should say. I know that doesn't count but hey..............:)
     
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  37. T1000

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    Kirschbaum Pro Line II - Crap string, nothing good about it

    Mantis Power Poly - Same as above

    Wilson Hollow Crap - enough said
     
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  38. 0d1n

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    SPPP - good control, good spin, ok feel, doesn't feel harsh when I hit the ball, but I get wrist problems when playing with it for an extended period, even in low tension hybrids. Yes, it's partially my fault, due to some technique issues on the forehand, but other strings do not cause the same problems for me.
    Luxilon BB Original "Rough" - "rough" is a good word for its description. No feel, no power...no nothing. I think it would be useful as a tool for choking somebody to death, but that is about it.
    I would start with the guy who designed the string
     
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  39. Keifers

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    TF Multifeel 17
    Pacific Tough Gut 16L/Pacific Polyforce Xteme
    Klip Legend Uncoated
     
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  40. GameSetMatch

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    This is such a pointless thread.

    Different strings in vastly different racquets in different tensions for players at wildly different levels of ability are going to produce vastly different comments.

    There are great strings listed in this thread and there are people saying that they 'blow' or 'suck' without explaining why. We're not talking $2 generic synthetics here in 15g. In reality, its likely to be the player that has the deficiency because unwittingly they labour under the misconception that strings are somehow going to compensate for technical deficiencies in their game.

    I can play with most strings. I might prefer a certain type of string, but I've yet to come across any string that 'completely blows' or 'completely sucks'. Alot of players I know at the 5.0 level player with beat up racquets and some generic string from a reel, and they still play a great game and have great strokes.
     
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  41. fgs

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    i'd first like to define what "didn't work out for me" means in what is going to follow: it means that with that particular string i was more than uncomfortable FROM THE VERY FIRST STROKE TO THE LAST. in the past few months i've played more than 21 different strings and only the two which will be named below accomplished that feat. the others performed acceptable to very well for a certain period and very few performed well from the first stroke to the last of my time frame of currenntly 8 hours.

    the strings that didn't work out are:
    - tecnifibre multifeel 1.30
    - msv evo 1.25

    the strings i currently play with and like very much are mantis power polyester / mantis power synthetic, mantis power polyester / mantis comfort synthetic, kirschbaum competition / isospeed professional.
     
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  42. Skywalker91

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    +2, except it's not stiff, but I could barely feel the ball when I added spin.
     
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  43. OldButGame

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    i put Blackcode18 in a PSL.....worked great.

    Put Proline II 18g @52lb........didnt feel NEARLY as good,....no power,...control,...feel,....(compared the blackcode).....Proline II is very popular,....ill try with another stick,...at different tension,....:-?
     
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