Pro Line II -- soft but moves too much !!!

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  1. polako

    polako New User

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    I have tried 1.25 PLII in my Pure Drives a few times, and although I like the soft poly hit, the strings move like crazy after about 5 hours and die soon after. I used to use it in a softer racquet (Pure Storm) and it seemed to move less there. So I'm looking for a replacement now, considering Kirschbaum Competition 1.25, WC Scorpion 1.22 and Black Magic 1.23. Still looking for a soft hit but with less string movement and longer playability. Should I try any other strings that would fit the bill? Thanks.
     
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  2. polako

    polako New User

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    Anybody ???
     
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  3. purple-n-gold

    purple-n-gold Professional

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    imo all polys lose their "magic" after 5 hrs...try some SpinX, textured softer poly by Genesis similiar to Revenge, never tried BM though
     
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  4. GameSetMatch

    GameSetMatch Banned

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    Nothing unusual there. The PDGT has a huge hoop size, open pattern - bit of a noobie spec really - which is just going to stress any mains. The strings will die very quickly no matter what poly you put in there.
     
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  5. user92626

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    I discovered the cure for string movement is a smooth poly cross. I'm using Gosen Polylon ice and it's awesome.
     
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  6. counterpuncher

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    I would say similar to PLII but with less movement and better durability would be SPPP. Hyperion is probably your best option then Pure and original (orange). The others that I would recommend is WC Silver String and Topspin Cyber Blue.

    Competition won't last any longer and I'm still on the fence about Scorpion.
     
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  7. un6a

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    Another vote for SP Hyperion, it is even softer than PL II and tension maintenance is much better
     
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  8. GameSetMatch

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    I have to say that I've played with PLII for the last few years, and it hasn't been my experience that the strings 'move about all over the place' after a few hours. In fact, no poly that I've played with 'moves about all over the place' within a few hours.

    Are you sure you tied off the strings properly?
     
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  9. hoodjem

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    I tried PL!! 1.15 and loved it--best feel of any poly I've tried.

    It didn't start moving until 10 hours for me--still felt good.
     
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  10. whomad15

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    increase the tension? i use it my graphite 93 @ 60lbs and it notches/dies before anything else, i havent had any movement
     
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  11. dr325i

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    I agree with the OP on the assessment.
    I would suggest to try the following -- Black magic 17/18g, Sonic Pro 17g Black. They are both soft, do not move at all and last longer, considerably longer. Black Magic is softer than the Sonic Pro.
    The SpinX is a great string as someone mentioned above, but is textured and had too much spin for my liking...
     
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  12. bfactor61

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    what is the difference between pro line 2 1.20 and 1.25? has anyone tried both? i am playing with the 1.25 now
     
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  13. FloridaAG

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    Pro Supex Big Ace seems to have gone out of fashion, but I still like it.
     
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  14. pvaudio

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    Um, SpinX is barely textured and is not a spin monster in the slightest. I used to use it as my go-to string before I switched to pretty much anything WeissCANNON puts out.
     
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  15. Tmano

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    I strung my pure storm gt with the pro line two 1.25g at 56lbs and it does not move at all...try a higher tension........anyway I don't really like the pro line 2 much.
     
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  16. un6a

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    I tried three gauges of Pro Line II (1.15, 1.20, 1.25) although each one in different racquet, so i can comment only on tension maintenance.
    1.20 and 1.25 had better tension maintenance than 1.15 guge which was too lively and tension drop was most noticable.
     
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  17. BigT

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    I thought PLII is overated and overpriced.
     
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  18. rodrigoamaral

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    agree with you here.. better strings at a fraction of the price..
     
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  19. edman9898

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    How does Sonic Pro compare to PL2 in terms of power?
     
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