Pro Line No. 2 vs Cyber Flash

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  1. SChamp

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    I use a hybrid string setup with gamma live wire pro in the X's, the mains have varied over time.

    I used Luxilon big banger spin for a while and it killed my elbow. I was very disappointed because I loved the string, the spin I got was incredible. All the spin in the world however, wouldn't make the pain in my elbow bearable.

    Pro Line No. 2 was recommended to me a few weeks ago. I ordered a set and strung it up. I had slight pain in my elbow the first time I played with it, but by the second time I played with it, the pain was gone. I get good spin, power is OK, and durability is good so far too. I'm thrilled to say the least, however, the bright red color is a little much for me. I admit, I'm very particular.

    The Topspin cyber flash was recommended to me recently, and the silver-ish color is much more to my liking. How does the cyber flash compare to the PL2?

    If I have to put up with the red string to get good spin, power, durability, and is easy on my arm, I will, but if I can find a comparable string that looks better to me, that would be my first choice. Thanks for the help.
     
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  2. gflyer

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    I am interested to this topic as well.
    I use CF 1.20 (full) on my 4d200 16x19.
    I really love the string but tension loss is a pain.
    Freshly strung is great. But after 2-3 hours is useless.
    I ordered a set of PL2. I'll try them asap.
    Looking forward to answers to this topic.
    Thank you for starting the thread.
     
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  3. dadozen

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    I have used Pro Supex Big Ace Micro for a while before trying PLII, and I can say that they are very similar to each other.

    But, BAM is a little softer and easier on the arm, has a little less spin potential and has more string movement than PLII.

    I'm currently using PLII and sold my two BAM reels because I liked its crips feeling better, although still very comfortable and soft. Both have good power and can be used in a full job without a problem.

    Durability is probable the same, but I felt that BAM lost tension quicker than PLII. I had to cut it out before breakage and I can play with the PLII until it breaks.

    So, if you're looking for a PLII alternative, try Pro Supex Big Ace Micro. it's very similar( all the differences I posted above are minimal ) and it's cheaper.

    Hope it helps.

    Cheers,
     
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  4. gflyer

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    hit with PL2 for the first time. I am using gauge 1.25 strung at 54x53lb.
    My reference is Cyber Flash 1.20 @55x55 which is my fav setups so far.
    PL2 is nice string. good feel. Spin is better than CF.Great control.
    I think it lacks some power compared to CF, but being a 1.25 maybe I should have strung a little lower. I want to hit again after a couple of days to see how it plays after tension loss.

    my 2 cents.
     
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  5. Fedace

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    WOW you think Cyberflash has more power than proline2 ??? i thought Proline2 was one of the more powerful polys out there ?
     
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  6. gflyer

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    as i said i am comparing cf 1.20 and pl2 1.25.
    moreover pl2 was freshly strung while cf was ~1 week old. so cf had already lost some tension.
    therefore I was expecting pl2 to have less pop.
    that's why i strung it a little lower.
    I bet pl2 in 1.20 gauge would have more pop than cf at the same tension.
     
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  7. Fedace

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    Makes sense. have you tried that new revenge string yet ?
     
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  8. gflyer

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    not yet. Actually I don't know too much about it.
    I like to learn about it first and then give it a shot.
    But I have other setups i want to try first:
    1)PL2 gauge 1.20
    2)ALU-Rough x Nat gut Gaucho 16g
    3)Nat Gut Gaucho 16g x ALU-Rough
     
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  9. murrmanfan13

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    once pro-line 2 is broken in, it feels like a multi or cheap gut with intense spin potential and durability. how could you go wrong with that?
     
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