questions on Silverstring

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  1. Muppet

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    I tried Cyber Flash 1.25 / Hexy Fiber 16 in a Muscleweave 95 @48/53 (dropweight) and in a Biomimetic 200 @50/55. They play very well, but the Cyber Flash becomes too powerful in both racquets as it loses tension (in short order.) I have a set of Silverstring 1.20 to try. This is supposed to be more of a premium string and I'd like to skip a step by asking you guys about it. Would I get better results stringing it full bed (49 lb. in MW?) or hybrid it with the Hexy Fiber 16 crosses? And is that too big a difference in gauges?
     
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  2. Doubles

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    The difference in gauge is totally subjective. Some people will find it to be an issue, others will not. Personally, I don't find it to be too much of an issue but it all depends.

    In terms of the full bed vs hybrid, I would prefer a full bed of silverstring, but that's just me.
     
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  3. Muppet

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    I didn't like a full bed of Cyberflash 1.25 @47 in my AG200. It was too harsh. But the hybrid was much better. If Silverstring 1.20 will feel "cleaner" in a full bed than Cyber Flash did, I'll go full bed. But if Silverstring will play similar to Cyber Flash in a hybrid, but with better tension retention, I might want to go that way. Maybe I should have gotten two sets.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  4. thebeast73

    thebeast73 Rookie

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    I've always been happy with a full bed of silver string. Then again I'm not one for multi's. 49 would be a just fine for tensions but if your trying to limit harshness why not go down to 45 of so?
     
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  5. Muppet

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    Isn't Silverstring tension sensitive with regard to power? Also, I like the stringbed to be firm enough so I can feel the RA59 flex a little. As for 'a clean hit', I could feel some extra noise from the Cyber Flash at 47 lb. I do hesitate to try the Silverstring full bed, because if I fall in love with it, it will be $10.90 thereafter. But she beckons me . . .
     
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  6. netguy

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    Full bed @ 50 pounds
     
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  7. icarus180

    icarus180 New User

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    I tried this string on a few occasions. Full bed at 55 and with a multi cross at 56/52 in a PB10 Mid. Loathed it both ways. Felt like a couldn't get anything on the ball and had to swing for the moon to get any pace or spin. If I were forced to try it again, I'd definitely string it in the mid 40s. Lots of love for this string out there, so I hope you have good luck with it.
     
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  8. Muppet

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    Thanks guys. When I finish off my current string, I'll put Silverstring 1.20 in the MuscleWeave 95 @50 lb.
     
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  9. Bobby Jr

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    Silverstring is a very nice string - one of the better all round polys on the market in terms of (lack of) tension loss. It's also not terribly stiff so maybe you lose something in spin potential - but it makes it very good for people who come from a more classic feel background or who spend a lot of time at the net.
     
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