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Discussion in 'Strings' started by stevenwags987, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. stevenwags987

    stevenwags987 Rookie

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    We all know that Luxilon, Babalot, Technifibre, etc all make fantastic strings. But lets face it, your paying for the name right?

    I believe that cheaper strings are just as good as expensive strings, just without the big names.

    That being said I wanted to start a thread about WHAT YOU THINK ARE THE BEST POLY'S FOR UNDER 10 DOLLARS A SET.

    I personally have never used a string under 10 dollars because there's so many to choose from and I just don't know what to choose, and Im sure there are many people who also have that same problem so im hoping this thread will help.

    So to sum this up, post your favorite poly's for under 10 dollars. No specific criteria either, just what you believe is the best poly for your buck.

    -Steven
     
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  2. WitheringDemise

    WitheringDemise Rookie

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    Oh gosh. This is gonna be a pretty long list :|

    But just to name a few...

    Topspin Cyber Flash
    Topspin Cyber Blue
    Topspin Cyber Red
    Unique Big Hitter Blue
    Pro Supex Big Ace/Big Ace Micro
    Pro Supex Blue Gear
    Luxilon Adrenaline
    Signum Pro Poly Plasma
    Volkl Cyclone
    MSV Focus Hex
    Technifibre Pro Redcode
    Genesis Black Magic
    Genesis Typhoon

    List goes on and on...but those are the string I have tried..
     
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  3. stevenwags987

    stevenwags987 Rookie

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    Also if you could describe what you like about your favorite strings, that would probobly be even more helpful for eveyone ( including myself :)

    -Steven
     
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  4. HiroProtagonist

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    I actually did a TON of research on this very topic when I first found these boards, I wasnt lazy like you:) and actually searched for the info I wanted and read through countless threads to find the most recommened and well thought of strings under $10 a set.

    Because I am a nice person I will share my findings and I will stick to poly's, in no particular order.

    -SPPP
    -WC Scorpion
    -MSV FH(I have taken this off my list of strings to try)
    -Tourna BHB
    -Volkl Cyclone
    -Genesis Typhoon& Hexonic
    -PolyStar Energy
    -Top Spin Cyber blue
    -Blue Gear

    Basically the same list as above so just a little confirmation for you.
     
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  5. stevenwags987

    stevenwags987 Rookie

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    hahaha, I have done a lot of research to be honest with you.

    It just seems like the more research I do the more everyone contradicts each string.

    Im just hoping that there will be a good pattern of strings that everyone seems to like by having them list em.

    I would find a good string for cheap and think to myself "im deffently getting these" then after a bit more research I think to myself "eyyy well to many people actually disliked it"

    Now I know theres not a string that everyone is going to like, just hoping to find a few strings with a good majority of likings
     
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  6. galain

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    Gosen Polylon is a surprisingly good string for its price if you like a softer poly.
     
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  7. Icedorb217

    Icedorb217 Semi-Pro

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    Genesis SpinX!!! Also poster above did you try Polystar Energy?
     
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  8. Oriental_Noodle

    Oriental_Noodle New User

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    Polystar Energy is a great string but lose tension really fast. That's what I've been hearing
     
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  9. HiroProtagonist

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    Well really I think you will come to the same conclusion I did, and that is that the reason we see/saw so much variation in people's opinions is because this is a subjective thing and different people look for different aspects in their strings.

    So I compiled that list and set forth bravely to test those strings and see which one was for me. I really think that is the only way you are going to find what you are looking for, as all the strings on that list are obviously high quality but vary in playing characteristics.

    You will never find "the one" cheap co-poly from people's opinions.
     
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  10. kiteboard

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    Cf is gooey and loses tens. way fast.
    Sppp holds tens very well, with low power.
    Msv hex is good spin for 1/2hr, then goes long on you.
    Redcode is a good stiff string, but the second half of reels is brittle and shear breaks are too common.
    Blue gear is best among these chosen, with sppp/redcode next.
     
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  11. brownbearfalling

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    When calculating per set price for a reel wiesscannon silver string comes out to under $10 a set. Many would agree that this string is the best value for the price. It maintains tension on par with Alu power and the more expensive polys.

    To add to the already thorough list:
    (basically any poly under $160 a reel qualifies)
    Kirschbaum competition/ spiky shark/ pro lines 1 and 2
    Iso speed baseline
    Golden set polys
    Wilson enduro
    Solinco outlast and revolution
    Head sonic pro
    Boris Becker orange poly
    IMO iso speed baseline has the best value of any poly. The playability is average ( a little soft) but the price can't be beat. And the available gauges ensures that you are getting what you want.

    I played with sp poly plasma for a while then sp poly pure. Now playing with silver string and sometimes black magic. Both are worth the extra money. I always keep a reel of iso speed around for experimenting with tension and to string up racquets im playtesting
     
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  12. Cooper_Tecnifibre4

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    Mantis Poly Power = Luxilon Alu Power
     
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  13. freshtennis

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    Tourna Big Hitter Silver = Luxilon Alu Power
    Klippermate Power Burst = Luxilon Alu Power
     
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  14. jack crack

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    Isospeed spin hybrid with isospeed control. 4.95 for each half set. I'm a relative beginner. Switched to this after trying Technifibre code black. Like them both but the Isospeed seems to give better control and comfort with no loss in spin.
     
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  15. DrpShot!

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    If your arm can take polys this is a phenominal string for less than $5/set that works great in powerful, open pattern rackets:
    Tourna Poly Big Hitter Silver String 16 Reel = $69.95 TW
     
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  16. rodrigoamaral

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    agree with the list here.. would probably just add poly star energy and polyfibre tcs to the list
     
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  17. shubydoobydo

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    Do you have the whole list ploys etc. Do you have it in excel that you could email to me? And yes I am that lazy guy... I just read and don't research that much
     
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  18. Cooper_Tecnifibre4

    Cooper_Tecnifibre4 Professional

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    Lol you haven't hit with those strings...............
     
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  19. stevenwags987

    stevenwags987 Rookie

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    Love your sig!
     
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  20. Cooper_Tecnifibre4

    Cooper_Tecnifibre4 Professional

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    HA cheers! I think it speaks for itself:twisted:

    Oh BTW gotta love your Federer Avatar.....what was Feds thinking!
     
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  21. stevenwags987

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    hahaha he was young, we all do wacky things.....

    But Fed, the blonde doesn't work, keep those perfect brown locks!
     
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