Something softer than Black Code

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  1. tennisnerd

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    I switched from topspin cyberflash and pro supex blue gear to black code because it holds tension a lot better, which is a priority of mine. I have been using it for about 3-4 months now, and I find it is just too stiff. Is there a poly that plays similar and has to hold tension just as well if not better, but feels soft?
     
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  2. PROTENNIS63

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    Genesis Black Magic. It is a soft co-poly. Tension maintenance is also good.
     
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  3. tennisnerd

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    Uh.....what about a string on TW?
     
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  4. monomakh

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    SPPP is softer. PL2 and Cyberblue might also be up your alley. BC is pretty forgiving for a poly, though.
     
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  5. dincuss

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    sonic pro10cahr
     
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  6. fancykookin

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    big ace or black magic
     
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  7. tennisnerd

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    What is big ace like? Is tension hold good?
     
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  8. fancykookin

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    Yeah big ace holds tension really well. One of the best poly's I've tried in that department. It's relatively soft compared to other polys and overall it's a really good string.
     
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  9. Supracool94

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    MSV Hex is pretty soft and plays similar to black code!
     
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  10. MarrratSafin

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    Topspin Cyberblue/ Concept Pure, WeissCannon Turbotwist.
     
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  11. nickarnold2000

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    Hey, how do Cyber Blue and Black Code compare power wise?
     
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  12. THESEXPISTOL

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    Sonic Pro is pretty soft and plays very nice. I like it at least..
     
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  13. LPShanet

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    Luxilon Alu Power Fluoro 123 and M2 are among the softest strings made in the poly/co-poly category.
     
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  14. DriveABC

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    msv hex is the #1 tension holder
     
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  15. origmarm

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    I would put MSV Focus, SPPP, Cyberblue and PL2 on around a par in terms of softness with blackcode, similar with other copolys really. Big Ace feels softer (but a more muted feel I think) and SPPP Pure also (marginal). They are all on the soft end though. I'm surprised you are finding it stiff coming from CyberFlash.

    Hope it helps, Cheers, Orig
     
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  16. origmarm

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    I haven't tried this yet, how does it compare to other polys you've tried?

    Cheers, Orig
     
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  17. dadozen

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    I found BA to be soft, but very low-powered and very muted. Couldn't use a full BA stringjob.

    I'm using PLII 1.15mm and I really like it, is somehow crispy, yet very soft and comfortable, giving great control, even using it @ lower tensions than what I used to, and provides me enough power.

    BAM is also very similar to PLII, but is even softer, moves a bit more and doesn't hold the tension as well as pLII does. That's just my opinion though.
     
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  18. dadozen

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    I found BA to be soft, but very low-powered and very muted. Couldn't use a full BA stringjob.

    I'm using PLII 1.15mm and I really like it, is somehow crispy, yet very soft and comfortable, giving great control, even using it @ lower tensions than what I used to, and provides me enough power.

    BAM is also very similar to PLII, but is even softer, moves a bit more and doesn't hold the tension as well as pLII does. That's just my opinion though.
     
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  19. tennisnerd

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    Thanks guys,
    What about Babolat Revenge?
    I just came across the string and it looks good.
    Any reviews/comparisons?
     
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  20. tennisnerd

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    Has anybody at least tried it?
     
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