Rank your top 3-4 strings in each category: poly, SG, multi, NG

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  1. parasailing

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    Poly:
    1. Kirschbaum PL2 Evolution
    2. Signum Pro Poly Plasma
    3. Weiss Cannon Silverstring

    Multifilament:
    1. Technifibre X1 Biphase
    2. Babolat Xcel Power
    3. Wish I had a chance to try out Laserfibre Super Natural Pro Stock

    Natural gut:
    1. Babolat VS Team non BT7 version
    2. Wilson Natural Gut 17G
    3. Prince Natural Gut 17G
     
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  2. NLBwell

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    This is based on pure performance.

    Poly - 1) Alu Power Spin 2) Alu Power Rough 3) Kirshbaum Helix

    SynGut - 1) Gamma Rough, 2)Alpha Viper 3)Prince SynGut Duraflex

    Multis - 1) NXT Max 2) AlphaGut 2000
     
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  3. levy1

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    In your hybrid setup gut mains or crosses?
     
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  4. TennisCJC

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    1. Signum Pro Tornado 17G
    2. Signum Pro Hyperion 17G
    3. Luxilon Alu Power Rough 16L
    4. Luxilon Fluoro 17G

    1. TF NRG2 16G (but, too expensive don't use it anymore)
    2. Volkl Power Fibre II 16G (like nrg2 but good reel price)

    1. Bab Tonic+ BallFeel 16G
    2. Pacific Classic 16G

    1. Volkl Syn Gut 16G
    2. Pro Supex Spiral Flex Syn Gut 16G
     
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  5. Fuji

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    I've used PHT in the mains only so far with gut crosses. It's very plush with so much spin. Plus it never has caused me any arm pain which is huge!

    -Fuji
     
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  6. RetroSpin

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    Do you rank B5E this high as a hybrid or full? I loved hitting with it fullbed, but it didn't seem to have a lot of penetration, plus my slice serve had so much sidepsin, I had trouble getting it in.

    Note to self: get some TourBite. Can it possibly be better than BHBR?
     
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  7. Up&comer

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    It performs better in a hybrid, but it is still very good in a full bed. The problem with a full bed is what you mentioned: a lack of power.

    Tour bite is a very unique string I think is worth trying at least once. It has ridiculous spin, but also has a surprising amount of power. It is best strung low, though.
     
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  8. Meaghan

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    Just poly for me..

    1) solinco tour bite 1.25
    2) tecnifibre black code 1.24
    3) bhb7 1.25 mains, mosquito bite 1.16 or Lux timo 1.10 cross
    4) tour bite 1.25 mains, Lux timo 1.10 cross.
     
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  9. mkedda

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    My last horrah...

    All, I have been reading and loving mikeler's multis thread. I have used all of his top 3 multi's and cannot disagree with anything but ... durability! I am getting no more than 3 sets off of the string beds. I have 2 more I want to try.

    RIP Control 17 (16 had the best durability but NO power).
    Pacific Premium Power X Synthetic 16L String

    After that, I have to enter the world of Poly. Here is waht I plan to try, I am looking for in order (tension maint, durability, arm friendly, power).

    1.) Luxilon M2 PRO
    2.) Tourna Big Hitter Blue
    3.) Tourna Big Hitter Blue Rough
    4.) Weiss CANNON MatchPower 16L
    5.) Weiss CANNON 6 Star Supercharged 16 (1.30) String
    6.) Weiss CANNON Scorpion
     
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  10. Fuji

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    M2 is actually pretty cool, it definitely wasn't my favourite string but it played pretty well. I found it to be a bit too "elastic" for a poly as it really cupped the ball. I strung it in the mid 40's when I tried it however... Raonic uses it however so it can't be all that bad haha!

    -Fuji
     
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  11. Federerkblade

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    Hi up and comer

    im stringing my pro open tour bite 1.25mm 52/50. does that sound right.

    previously iv strung tour bite 1.30 1.30 50lbs.

    what do you recommend hybridding b5e with to get a litttle power


     
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  12. Up&comer

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    M favorite b5e hybrid was b5e/thunderblast. You could try that for a little bit of extra power, as long as you keep your tension low. The hybrid is still pretty low powered. I'd try something like 50/52 or 52/54.
     
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  13. rafafan20

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    Polys
    1. Dunlop Juice
    2. Dunlop Black Widow
    3. Bab RPM Blast
    4. Bab Revenge

    Multi
    1. Yonex Tour Super 850
    2. Head RIP Control
    3. Wilson NXT
    4. Wilson Sensation

    SG
    1. Gamma SG
     
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  14. Federerkblade

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    Hi up and comer. What would you string tour bite for 1.25 and 1.30 full bed in a pro open

    Tour bite is a very unique string I think is worth trying at least once. It has ridiculous spin, but also has a surprising amount of power. It is best strung low, though.[/QUOTE]
     
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  15. Up&comer

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    I have not hit with that stick yet, but spec wise it looks like I would use the 1.30 in the mid forties. That's just me, though.
     
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  16. Frans Bleker

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    Oh this is fun, lets keep this going:

    Poly:

    1. Isospeed Cream
    2. Tourna Big Hitter Black
    3. Volkl Cyclone Tour
    4. Luxilon Element

    Multi:

    1. Tecnifibre Bio
    2. Solinco Vanquish
    3. Volkl Power fiber 2
    4. Ashaway Dynamite 17 (not sure if its fully a multi)

    Synthetic Gut:

    Well recently try'd one again and it just reminded me that i'm not so fond of this kind of string.

    Natural Gut:

    Tbh I just try'd 4 but I would rank them as following:

    1. Babolat VS 1.25
    2. Pacific Classic
    3. Klip Legend
    4. Klip Legend Tour
     
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  17. Frost5541

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    Poly:

    1. Wilson Enduro Gold or Tour 16
    2. Luxilon BBO 15 or 15L (cant remember)
    3. Babolat RPM Blast and Team 16
    4. Luxilon Alu Power 15

    Multi:

    I have NEVER used multi. I think its OCD or something as I only use Nat gut or Poly

    Synthetic Gut:

    I have NEVER used SG. I think its OCD or something as I only use Nat gut or Poly

    Natural Gut:

    1. Babolat VS touch 1.25
    2. Wilson Champions Choice (not sure if it should be here as it is a hybrid)
    3. Pacific Natural gut
    4. Klip Legend Tour
     
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  18. TennisCJC

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    Multi:
    1. TF NRG2 16G
    2. TF MultiFeel 16G

    Poly:
    1. Kirshbaum Max Power 17G or 16G
    2. TF RuffCode 17G

    Gut:
    1. Bab Tonic+ Ball Feel 16G
    2. Pacific Classic 16G

    Syn Gut:
    1. They are all about the same to me PSGD, Volk, Gosen and a few others are all pretty solid.

    MultiFeel mains with Max Power crosses gives you a nice stringbed for around $9 a set if you get the on sale at TW.
     
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