Softest Higher Grade Polyester

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  1. tennisnut123

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    Give me your thoughts on the softest polyester that you've played with. Higher Grade polys preferably, especially spin oriented polys that have a different texture or shape. Im using blackcode right now and just wanted some feedback on other polys that could be similar and be soft as well.
     
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    And I'm hangin out for the new SOLINCO Tour Bite Soft......... wanting to give it a test run.
     
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  4. fgs

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    tecnifibre ruff code, polyfibre black venom rough or genesis twisted razor are soft shaped/textured polys which also have a rather good tension maintenance. the initial drop on the black venom rough is higher so go string at least 1lb higher than usual, but it then settles nicely around that value.
     
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  5. THESEXPISTOL

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  6. Korso

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    Dunlop Black Widow is very soft for a textured poly.
     
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  7. Torres

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    Dunlop Black Widow, by a mile. Performs well, soft, comfortable, lovely feel. Have a look at the TW review.
     
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  8. anubis

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    Tourna BHB7
     
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  9. Centerforward71

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    Genesis Twisted Razor, does not get enoough love around here...
     
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  10. fgs

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    torres,

    how is that black widow in respect to tension maintenance?
     
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    Dunlop Black Widow
     
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  12. db10s

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    Black Widow holds tension nicely.
     
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    Polyfibre TCS original
     
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  14. xsmasher

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    BW or Polystar Turbo
     
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  15. JT_2eighty

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    I'm looking forward to trying it.

    While usually a gut/poly guy, I've been using Genesis Typhoon a lot lately, and it is about to eclipse my go-to setup of gut16L/poly18.

    I used to really love Polystar Turbo and Energy, but the tension loss drove me away from those polys. They are still the softest poly I've ever tried, but require too frequent restringing that doesn't work for me. I'm always testing out full poly but usually go back to my gut/poly setup with joy. Lately going back to my go-to gut from Typhoon has left me less confident than usual.

    Typhoon really holds tension better than most poly out there, aside from SP polys or WC polys, but it's definitely up there with both. It also has a great feel to it, and in playing a lot of doubles, I have found it to be great from all areas of the court, even volleys which I think says a lot about it since many polys do not bode as well up there.

    If twisted razor is even softer than typhoon, I'll be in for a treat. I think there is a slight anti-Genesis bias from 'a small few' people here, but for sure not all. Also as tw doesn't carry genesis, I would imagine would be a reason it's not as highly discussed or regarded around here as well. But there are so many great reviews from multiple sources on Genesis (some glowing tt tw reviews, the USRSA playtest rated it highly, other third party sites, Karlovic, etc) that I don't think the great reviews are fishy, as some people may have also tried to argue.
     
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