String for a HPS 6.1 Std.

Discussion in 'Strings' started by !<-_->!, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. !<-_->!

    !<-_->! Professional

    Feb 21, 2004
    Within the past week, I've asked about many multis to buy. However, today I hit with my HPS that had a full poly string job in it. To my luck, my arm did not hurt from it. I think it stopped hurting because I fixed my weird service motion that put too much stress on my elbow. So now my question is what would be a good string for a HPS 6.1 Std. I would use a multi, but I shred through that stuff too fast and it would cost too much money to keep replacing. So any synthetics(not multis) or polys that anyone would recommend would be nice. I've considered the Kirschbaum line(basically all their strings in 17 gauge) I don't plan on trying Luxilon because of cost reasons. Also, how is Babolat Hurricane and Topspin Poly Polar? Any other string recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

  2. David Pavlich

    David Pavlich Professional

    Feb 11, 2004

    Hurricane has been compared to Lux ALU in its feel.

    If you have a concern about your arm's health, you could always hybrid the poly with a synthetic.
  3. pounder

    pounder New User

    Feb 11, 2004
    OG Micro 17 plays nicely in the HPS's
  4. Benjamin

    Benjamin Rookie

    Feb 18, 2004
    Try Kirschbaum Super Smash Honey 17g!!! I moved away from this string to the Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power 16L in order to get a little more touch, but the SS Honey 17g is a great string.

    I pulled out my Hyper ProStaff 6.1 last night for the first time in probably 9 months and loved it!!! It may be taking the place of my POG mid soon. It is strung with the Super Smash Honey 17g at 62 pounds, if I remember correctly. Fantastic power, spin, and control.

    It's definately one of the best polys out there and in a league of its own at that price.

    Good luck.

  5. kreative

    kreative Professional

    Feb 18, 2004
    benjamin, what is the tension stability of super smash honey? i think after 9 months, a poly definitely have lost some tension, so i doubt it's at 62lbs anymore.

    if you're interested in kirschbaum, try competition. i think it plays well, and holds tension pretty well also. i haven't tried touch turbo, but many like it. hurricane supposedly plays similarly to ALU. poly polar is a soft, comfortable playing poly that will lose alot of tension, you may want to try hybriding it w/ a synthetic/multi cross. a friend of mine just recently switched to klip xplosive in his 6.1 (from kirsch competition) and likes it alot. it's a hybrid of natural gut and poly.

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