Signum Pure Pro Poly Plasma v. Topspin Cyberflash

Discussion in 'Strings' started by kinsella, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. kinsella

    kinsella Semi-Pro

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    I really like SP4, but tried Cyberflash based on similar reviews. I could not detect a difference. The Cyberflash played just like the SP4 to me.

    I compared the Cyberflash 1.20 mm (18 ga on the package - 17L on the TW site) to the SP4 1.18 mm (17L on the package). The Cyberflash costs less, so it might be a better value. The cross string is generic 18g Gosen synthetic gut.

    My comparison is limited to a fresh set, so perhaps durability will be different. I have not broken the SP4 -- I just cut it out when it is dead. I hit moderate topspin and play virtually all 4.5 doubles. OHB, predominantly topspin.
     
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  2. lawlitssoo1n

    lawlitssoo1n Professional

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    how much durability do you get off those 18g gosen? i'm pretty sure you pop your syn guts before your polys. correct me if i'm wrong
     
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  3. kinsella

    kinsella Semi-Pro

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    I never break the 18g Gosen syth cross strings. After about 6-8 weeks, the poly is dead and I cut it all out. The two strings do not seem to cut into each other, so there is very little notching when I cut them out.
     
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  4. lawlitssoo1n

    lawlitssoo1n Professional

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    wow that's really good. i popped 18g in 15 minutes of hitting -__-, becuase i string so high :(
     
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  5. kinsella

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    law -- I would expect your string to last longer at higher tension, because of less movement and sawing between strings. You probably have a modern, very topspin stroke and I bet you get out and just "hit" a good deal, compared to playing a lot of competitive matches. None of this is anything like criticism, just trying to guess why you burn through string.
     
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  6. lawlitssoo1n

    lawlitssoo1n Professional

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    from my knowledge of strings, higher tension tend to break the strings faster. i like to hit very hard and flat, but i can change it up. I also use a smaller size head w/ dense string patterns
     
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