Soft multi for a pure drive 2012

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  1. KL_Belgium

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    Hi everyone

    I'm looking for a very soft and elastic multi to soften up the babolat pure drive.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Up&comer

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    If soft is your only criteria, mantis comfort synthetic. Pro Supex Maxim touch is also soft and elastic, but it might be too powerful for you pure drive.
     
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  3. Hominator

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    I have mine strung with Wilson natural gut and it plays very soft. If you want a multi, Babolat Xcel would probably play well in the frame, though I expect not as soft as natural gut. Good luck.
     
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  4. mikeler

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    The 3 above are the softest. I'd also throw out Klip Venom, Genesis Xplosion, Signum Pro Micronite and Discho Multifiber.
     
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    ^^ Definitely Micronite. I haven't tried the other three.
     
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  6. KL_Belgium

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    Thanks a lot for the response.

    Which one of above mentioned is feeling the most solid at impact. Because I do not like strings that feel a bit "hollow" at impact.

    What do you think of babolat xcel power strings?

    Other suggestions are still welcome.

    Thanks!
     
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  7. gd!

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    Ashaway Dynamite Tough 16.
     
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    Either Signum Pro Micronite or Discho Microfibre.
     
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  9. KL_Belgium

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    I've seen that the Micronite comes in a 1.27mm version and a 1.32 mm version. Which one do you recommend?
     
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  11. mikeler

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    I have only used the 1.32 mm Micronite. I'm going to test the 1.25 mm version of Discho Microfibre this week. It feels terrific just bouncing balls off it.
     
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  12. coloskier

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    Soft with spin try Head RIP Control 17.
     
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  13. newton296

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    +1

    head rip can't be beat for spin, tension maintenance, control , and pretty soft too. to bad cost has doubled recently from 5.95 to 10.0
     
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  14. KL_Belgium

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    Thanks guys for the reactions.

    I will for sure going to try some of the strings mentioned: MCS, RIP control and Micronite. I also would like to try xcel power 17 and Gamma Live Wire. Are these comfortable strings?

    Is MCS a very low powered string or is it 'normal' powered string? What do you think of a hybrid with mantis power synthetic (mains) and mantis comfort synthetic (crosses) at 23/22 kg? How would be the comfort and power level of this set-up?

    Which of the suggested strings would give the most 'pop'?
     
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  15. Valjean

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    Xcel Power is...
     
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    MCS and RIP Control are both very low powered.
     
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    For something like a PD, I might recommend Head Intellitour. It's not as powerful as most multis in my opinion, and the mains of the hybrid might stand up better durability wise in a stiff racquet like that.
     
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    Technifiber bi-phase is splendid for approximately 10 hours before performance and feel drop off from my experience. Play was almost telepathic with the string.
     
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  19. schwuller

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    i have the 2011 blue colorway version of the pure drive roddick. do yourself a favor and put a full set of babolat tonic + in this racket the top of the racket's tension range. it's just ... magic. feels wonderful from the first hit until it breaks.

    my second choice (and i've used it) is Xcel.
     
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  20. mikeler

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    My Biphase went to doo doo in about half that time. Biphase is a great name for the string. Phase 1 is pure awesomeness. Phase 2 is rocket lauching mode.
     
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    I have a similar thread going with lots of great suggestions.
    just search for: "soft strings stiff frame"
     
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