Discussion in 'Strings' started by oray777, Sep 26, 2006.
Can you please post some strings that are soft?
Alpha 2000 multifilament.
Babolat Powergy, Head Fibergel (multiple choices there), Wilson Sensation, Yonex 850, NXT.
what type of string are you looking for? poly? syn gut? multi?
I think SPPP is one of the softest poly there is
What's SPPP? Sorry i don't know a whole lot about strings:mrgreen:
have tried most of the soft string because of TE, find the klip venom the best
Yonex 880 Ti strung @ 55 or lower.
I have found gut strings to be the softest. TF NRG2 is a pretty soft multifilament from my experience. I would never classify any polyester string, such as SPPP as a "soft" string based on the variety of polyester strings I have tried.
Prince's Premier with Softflex, Laserfibre's SuperNatural XRC Phenom, Babolat's Xcel Premium and its Fibertour.
Forten Sweet 16. (Great name, isn't it?)
I just demo'd a Prince with Wilson NXT string on it and it seemed pretty soft compared to the Head synthetic gut I usually play with.
But I'm pretty sure most strings will feel softer if you loosen them up, but that affects other things obviously.
i've played with tecnifibre NRG @ 17g and Prince Prenmier Soft FLex @ 17g and the Prince is softer, has a coating on it... moves more than the Tecnifibre!
Babolat Xcel Premium is super soft
Signum pro poly plasma
babolat attraction power 16 of 17 gauge is very soft.
Call me crazy, but I thought the Gosen OG Sheep Micro Super felt pretty soft. A heck of a lot softer than every other syn gut I've tried.
GOSEN POLYLON COMFORT 17 OWNZZZZZZZZZ, NO MORE ELBOW PROBLEMS FOR ME, COMING FROM PRO HURRICANE, GOSEN FEELS AND PLAYS BTR, i string the gosen at 61lbs on a babolat pd cortex standard
technifibre ematrix, if you dont typcially break string.
Try Head Fibergel Power. It's a really soft string, bordering to almost being mushy. Yonex Super Tour 850 is another soft one and it's definitely crisper than the Fibergel and retains tension very well, too. The Tecnifibre E-Matrix is also pretty good but not as good as the 850.
Great. Thanks for the response. I guess i'll have to choose one and see whichs feels the best.
e matrix forten sweet
i wouldnt call gut the softest, its more crisp then some multis that are out there like nxt...
Did you string your Polylon at the same tension you would use for a synthetic gut, or did you drop it by 5 or 10%?
Thanks in advance.
iso-speed control or professional, finally TW got it back in stock :mrgreen: , very soft string
wilson nxt, tecnifibre nrg
Yonex Tour Super 850 Feel 16L.....good softness, doesn't move, great feel, above average durability.
Are most of the natural gut string soft?
I wouldn't say that any of the nat guts are really soft. As others have mentioned, there is a certain crispness to them. Their main characteristics compared with synthetics are that (1) the ball goes deeper into the stringbed (the pocketing effect) and (2) the gut rebounds to its normal shape in a more lively fashion -- in other words, great elasticity and resiliency.
At one end of the nat gut scale, I've actually found Kip Legend to feel crisp to the point of stiff when new, so not for those looking for a soft string.
no, gut ususally plays pretty firm and crisp, but very nice...multis are usually very mushy and soft...
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