Soft Poly's that are easy on the arm

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  1. scotus

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    Tried it back when Wonder Toy was singing its praise.

    It was incredibly soft, but I didn't find its performance as good as it was touted.

    But I will test Black Widow maybe in the next couple of weeks.
     
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    Of course, everyone promotes their favorite string. I guess I'm no different. Tour Bite, PHT, Black Magic, etc. all l had their day around this forum. Granted, PS Energy is probably not for everyone, and I'm absolutely certain it won't work in every frame at every tension. But for me and my playing style, with my frame (and actually a couple other frames that I've tried it in), it's an amazingly awesome string that does practically everything I could ask from it, except for the fast tension loss.

    I guess if I strung it up at high tensions and had a different playing style, I might not like PS Energy as much as I currently do. But I'm loving it now and it has gotten rave reviews from a whole lot of people, so it must have *something* going for it.

    I'm curious why you didn't think it was all it's cracked up to be?
     
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  3. scotus

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    I was generating far more spin with Lux M2 Pro than with Poly Star Energy or Turbo.

    M2 Pro also had a crisper feel to it and better control although it was rendered unplayable after 2 outings.

    But Poly Star definitely had the edge on softness.
     
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    Don't forget that RSI/USRSA tests at 62lbs for conformity.
    How many people realistically play poly at this tension?
     
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    Not trying to be snide, but what's your point?
     
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  6. Torres

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    It's just a reference point. But its a necessary one because all their historical string tests including natural gut, synthetic gut etc, have been done at that tension. If you change the reference tension, you can't make comparison between the stiffness of different strings.
     
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    pros pro strategem is the best
     
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    Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18 ;)
     
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    +1 - I strung up a set of Luxilon Timo 18 that I had laying around and hit with it for a couple of hours, drilling. The next day my arm was very fatigued.

    I did the same with the Beast 17, and no ill effects at all. It is just plain plush, great control, great spin and better power than most any poly I've tried in the past.

    I am going to also give Beast Attack 17 a try. And, I'm going to order some Isospeed Pulse as it's supposed to be the same thing as Beast for about half price. Has anyone used Pulse?
     
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  10. COPEY

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    Hey Rabbit, did you string both at the same tension? Just curious.
     
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    I actually strung the Timo at a little lower, 51/49. The Beast I strung at 51 mains and crosses. I had hit with a Prince Black strung at 50/50 and found it to be awesome, especially with regard to spin and comfort.

    To tell you the truth, a hitting buddy of mine and I have about decided that Luxilon's time has come and gone. All of their stuff that I've tried turns into an arm eater. The newer strings seem to really be more user friendly. The Beast plays great in my Warriors, so I'm going to stick with it.
     
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    Gotcha. I used to be an avid user of Timo several years ago, and typically strung it up at 54/56 (syn cross). I never had problems with it, but I do know some do. I have a few sets of Beast so I guess I'll have the move those to the "must try soon" pile after reading your comments. ;-)
     
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    Polyester (Sorted by Stiffness)
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    Babolat Pro Hurricane 18 Polyester 1.21 187
    Dunlop Black Widow 18 Polyester 1.20 189
    Dunlop Black Widow 17 Polyester 1.25 190
    Dunlop Black Widow 16 Polyester 1.30 192
    Head Sonic Pro 17 Polyester 1.23 199
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    Polyfibre Poly Hightec 1.15 Polyester 1.16 211
     
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  14. Rabbit

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    Yeah, when I used timo exclusively, I strung it in my C10s at 54 both ways.

    Like I said, I hit with a friend of mine's Prince EXO Black strung with it and loved it. I had previously hit with it in his EXO3 Tour and hated it. It's just amazing how different it felt between the two frames. Anyway, had a set of 17 laying around from the deal where Prince sent out all those samples. I also bought a set of 17 here locally. After some time on the court, my arm feels great.

    I just ordered two more sets of Beast along with two sets of the Beast/Attack hybrid 17, and two sets of Isospeed Pulse 17.
     
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