Requesting Recommendation

Discussion in 'Strings' started by gtshark1, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. gtshark1

    gtshark1 Rookie

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    *34 Male (high 4.0/low 4.5 last time I played competitively)
    *Big 1st serve/Kick for 2nd
    *Can hit a big forehand but prefer to counter punch. Not Backboard but use what opponent gives me.
    Not a big string breaker but I do use above average spin on most shots
    *Like to come to net

    What I'm looking for in a string setup-
    *Control over power but a good amount of power is ok
    *I know player generates spin but the string assisting is welcome
    *Feel is important as I like pocketing but crisp feel is most important

    Past use-
    I have used a ton of setups: Full Beast XP, many poly main/synth gut cross hybrids, I like Vokyl Cyclone hybrid with micro sheep but it went dead too fast.

    Racquet- Mostly use Prince Ozone Tour but I'm a prince team pro so I have used a ton of the newer EXO3's. Have recently been hitting with the Warrior Team and enjoyed it with Premier attack.

    Questions-
    I have never used a multi consistently, I usually use full bed poly or poly w/syn. Is a poly main/multi cross for me? I like the textured Cyclone, any others that would fit my profile better?

    Notes-
    I string for myself so any combinations or recommendations are possible. I have just been all over the place with string lately and would like to find something to settle in on. I know for sure I'm not wanting full synthetic. Just too springy for for me. I want bite with crisp feel. So fire away!
     
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  2. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    I like poly/multi hybrids when my arm will cooperate.
     
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  3. gtshark1

    gtshark1 Rookie

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    Mikeler thanks for bringing that up. I forgot to mention that I have never experienced any kind of arm issues.

    Would a textured poly in the mains go well with a multi like Premier Attack? Do you have any other suggestions on the mulit as I'm not familiar with hardly any at all.
     
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  4. Doubles

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    Textured poly will rip through a multi faster than almost anything else.
     
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    gtshark1 Rookie

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    That was a concern I had so thanks for confirming that. I'm not a big string breaker and I save money by stringing myself but again, that's something I wanted to know.
     
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  6. mikeler

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    Premiere Attack would be a good first start. Put in whatever poly you want with it. It will last long enough that you should be cutting out the poly anyways.
     
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  7. TennisCJC

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    Since you like cyclone/syn gut; demo:

    1. tecnifibre ruff code 17G poly/tecnifibre NRB2 16G multi
    2. SigPro Tornado 17G poly/tecnifibre NRG2 16G multi

    Another thought is using volkl syn gut 16g as the cross instead of the more expensive multi. I have used this a lot lately and it is a slick syn gut that will not stick - low friction coefficient.

    I am currently using Tecnifibre NRG2 17G mains/Tecnifibre Ruff Code 17G cross and really like it. Have been using softer string in mains lately but played poly mains in past.

    The Ruff code is also kind of slick feeling too which is good in my opinion.
     
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  8. Cfidave

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    Although a little pricey, one of the nicest playing hybrids I have ever played with is Solnico Revolution mains and Technifiber Biophase in the crosses. Incredible ball pocketing, very good spin, comfort is very good, and depending on tension, power level is very controllable. I actually prefer this to nat gut hybrids.
     
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  9. fortun8son

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    I've had good results from both BHBR17/OGSM17 and Blackout/Gamma Syngut 16 (not wearguard!).
    The Gamma performs very well as a cross with various polys. It's comfy, durable, lively, and cheap.
    Not to mention the cool colors.
     
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  10. PrincessAdam

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    Try some shaped polys like Kirschbaum black shark, Volkl Cyclone TOUR (I found it had a lot more power than reg cyclone) and maybe Weiss cannon 5edge. As for a multi in the cross, if you aren't a string breaker and cut out poly/syn gut because it goes dead, I'd say it wouldn't break the bank using poly/multi. You'll break it a little faster, but you probably won't have to cut it out before it breaks because it goes dead. I really recommend Volkl Cylclone Tour 17/ Premier attack at mid to lower tensions. Idk your racuet but maybe 53 mains and 55 crosses. That setup would feel great to me.
     
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  11. Centerforward71

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    Full bed genesis twisted razor. Or hybrid with a good syn cross. I prefer full bed. This string doesn't get enough good support.

    You mentioned your desires but can you tell us your level and style of play. Some guys want power because their strokes lack it others because they can generate the spin to control it. Sometimes we're looking for a string fix when it's the stroke that needs it a lot more. I am one that has done that and I feel I got a decent game but realized that I needed some mechanics changes to achieve certain things .not trying to be condescending just offering point of view and experience.
     
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