Discussion in 'Strings' started by saxon, Apr 20, 2008.
can anyone recommend either a really soft poly or a really crisp synthetic gut?
Prince PSGD 17g (crisp)
Weiscannon Silverstring 1.20 (soft)
Gosen's OG Sheep Micro Super JC.
Soft Poly would be Pro Supex Big ace and Blue gear. and also SPPP is soft as well. and crisp Multi would be Technifibre X-1 biphase.
In my experience, X1 is much more soft than crisp.
WeissCannon Match Power - soft copoly
Gosen Polylon SP and Pro Supex Poly Power Soft top my list.
Both settle down post-stringing to a nice soft level to provides lots of useful power and pop, and feel like a stiff syn gut with the benefits of little/no string movement like all polys.
well i've got to ask, pro supex is not sold on tennis warehouse right? and y is it so good?
The softest poly I've experienced is Topspin Cyberpower. It's much softer than Signum.
The softest polys that I have seen are:
Luxilon Fluoro 123
WeissCannon Silverstring 1.20
and a little more stiffer
Topspin Syber Power
Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.18 only, there is definite spin added. The bigger gaugues don't do anything but hold tension really well, as my Natural Gut still has a great feeling to it combined with SPPP 16g.
Topspin CyberPower and CyberFlash, try those.
The new Tecnifibre TGV they claim nothing in the market right now is softer
But polyurethane is not considered "poly."
Poly Polar is the softest I have experienced, Its not only soft it is crisp and has a very unique feel that you just cant find anywhere else. Tension maintinance is poor though compared to other polys.
Signum PPP Pure 1.18 is a nice soft poly.
Crisp syn gut - Prince Syn Gut Multi
Or a little cripser - Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16
how long does it take for a poly to go dead?
i played for 7 hours wit mine and it either is dead or i just got really lazy and tired
Pro Supex has a good sampler pack of soft polys very inexpensive.I got it once and found that Poly Polar was the softest of the bunch.
Softest poly I have ever used would be Polyfibre TCS
Here is a link to USRSA poly stiffness ranking for some objective data
Interesting link TenniseaWilliams.
Anyone who likes soft poly ever tried the TF Promix? I am curious how well their tests relates to actual play.
I have only tried a couple of polys but this may add a couple to the must try list.
ProSupex Big Ace plays like somewhere between poly and synthetic gut.
Aren't soft and crisp different? Soft absorbs, while crisp has harsher sound and is harder.
ever heard of nylon polymer?
Hands down, CyberPower is the softest poly I've used. I've used Poly Polar, Enudro Pro, Enduro Tour, BB Alu, Lux Ace, Timo, BB Orig, Alu Supersense, Bab Duralast, Pro Hurricane, Pro Hurricane Tour, Polylon, Polylon SP, CyberFlash, Head Ultra Tour, Kirsh. Competition, Prince Tour, and Signum Poly Pro Plasma, (etc. might be leaving a few out.)
As for crisp synthetic gut, I'd go with Prince Syn Gut/Lighting. Gosen would be nice, but they have no durability whatsoever and aren't as elastic as the PSG/L.
Nice list there. I've used BB Original, BB Alu Power, BB Alu Power Rough, BB Orig Rough, Pro Hurricane Tour, Polylon, SPPP, Timo. I'm using CyberPower now.
No I don't believe you can only have one or the other, The polar is much softer than say cyber flash but its not muted and spongy like some soft polys "premier ace, big ace" for examples. I find it to be comfortable on contact but still offer nice crisp feedback. TCS also has this nice characteristic.
I just hit with a new orange colored string from the Gamma Zo line called Zo Tour. It was SOFTER than CP, and it even had more ball bite. My regular strokes in the 18x20 pattern had pretty amazing kick with the new strings compared to the CP I regularly use. :cry: I just bought a reel of CP, and now I'm wishing I hadn't.
I would agree with Ljub. Crisp and comfortable are more compatible.
i did a hybrid with big ace and kirschbaum super smash and it feels really soft but i did use some power pads
i've just found a great combonation that i like, luxilon bb ace 112 (18) for the mains at 60 and sensation 17 at 58. really playable but i gotta se if they'le last
smiley was saposed to be 18 guage
I tried SPPP 1.18 and Forten Sweet (fairly soft synth) and for me, it was too soft--indeed rather mushy.
The softest I've tried is Signum Pro Poly Plasma. Thanks, but no thanks.
This is where hybrids are confusing--I saw your other posts about whether cross-strings matter.
Now, what if instead of the soft forten, you used a nice crisp synth or
multi--your impression of the SPPP might be totally different?
If you used a klip scorcher, or gamma tnt, x-1, XP, or gosen JC or ...
the cross would make a difference. Would cost a bit more, but still
a reasonable set up. I think most use a cheap soft cross to soften
the poly, but if the poly is softer, a better crisper cross string gives you
the best set up--a quality cross, and a softer more responsive poly
in the mains.
I have been using gamma tnt 16 proplus ($7.95 on TW closeout)
for my crosses--I find it more responsive than cheap soft synth gut
sensation and pro hurricane 16
I've played with SPPP and it is definitely one of the softer co-polys out there.
Cyberpower is soft for sure. When I had someone string it at the popular tennis shop in Houston, he commented that it was the softest he had seen. He had the other 3 stringers come over just to feel it.
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