Strings that will make my Microgel Prestige MP come to life

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Gugafan, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Gugafan

    Gugafan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,949
    Location:
    Birmingham, England
    Can anyone recommend a good string(s) to use in my MG Prestige MP. I am thinking about using Lux Alu power strung relatively low (51 lbs), but will this overcome the dead feeling im getting with the 'Head control string' at the moment. Furthermore, will a poly in a dense string pattern work effectively for an 'agressive baseliner' who wants more spin from the raquet (particularly on forehand).

    Thanks guys...any tips will be much appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2008
    #1
  2. Valjean

    Valjean Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2004
    Messages:
    4,729
    Location:
    North Carolina
    You are contemplating THAT kind of string change!?!!! To poly for touch and feel? That's going from dead to deader.
     
    #2
  3. JW10S

    JW10S Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,891
    Try HEAD's Sonic Pro
     
    #3
  4. Gugafan

    Gugafan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,949
    Location:
    Birmingham, England
    The Head control string is the factory string in the raquet...it has no spin potential or power whatsoever. I want a string that will work well in the dense string pattern...and give me lots of spin and bite. Touch is not really an issue as I'm predominantly a baseliner. However something with feel is desirable.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2009
    #4
  5. Valjean

    Valjean Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2004
    Messages:
    4,729
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Gosen's OG Sheep Micro Super JC, Jim Courier's former string.
     
    #5
  6. Richie Rich

    Richie Rich Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2004
    Messages:
    5,274
    FWIW, i have unique big hitter 17g mains at 54 and babolat conquest 18g at 56 in the crosses of my MGP MP's.

    i get a lot of spin. i don't get great feel when at the net but it's adequate.

    all depends what you are looking for. if you want feel don't use a poly. if you can live with some "deadness" a poly at low 50's might be what you want so you can knock the cover off the ball.

    you may have to experiment with a few strings to see what you like, and also what your arm can take :lol:
     
    #6
  7. Gugafan

    Gugafan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,949
    Location:
    Birmingham, England
    Thanks dude..the tension u suggest sounds about right if im going to use a poly. Have u made any modifictions to your MGP MP...I played with the factory strings and could not get any purchase with my forehand crosscourt.

    Any other MG prestige users...what string do u recommend?
     
    #7
  8. eric892

    eric892 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2008
    Messages:
    262
    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    Hi, I'm using bab x-cel premium 16G for my MGP mid+. Topspin is decent but I think because I hit flat and control is awesome!
     
    #8
  9. kevsaenz

    kevsaenz Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    117
    Location:
    Orange County CA
    On my MGPP i use Enduro Pro 17 mains and PSGD crosses at 62-65 lbs
     
    #9
  10. kevsaenz

    kevsaenz Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    117
    Location:
    Orange County CA
    MGP MP*
    10 char
     
    #10
  11. Quikj

    Quikj Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    164
    Pro Hurricane Tour gives great bite for awesome spin potential. It's also a fairly soft poly so it isn't too hard on the arm. Throw some Gamma Professional on the crosses and you're golden. With this combo, you don't need to drop tension that sacrifices way too much control.
     
    #11
  12. nCode747

    nCode747 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Messages:
    712
    have you tried natural gut
     
    #12
  13. kevsaenz

    kevsaenz Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    117
    Location:
    Orange County CA
    i should also point out that i like my racket dead low powered and like a piece of wood.
     
    #13
  14. Gugafan

    Gugafan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,949
    Location:
    Birmingham, England
    Thought I would resurrect this thread...Since the Original Post, I have tried SPPP 1.18mm and Big Ace 1.25mm ....The latter providing more pop but still finding it difficult to generate pace.

    Some users have suggested a full poly setup does not work well in a MGPMP.

    What is the best combination of string/strings that will assist in power and spin.

    I dont want to string with Alu Power because of its rapid tension loss...Maybe BB original full setup in an 18x20?? or any other tried and tested hyrbids.

    Also does stringing the mains and cross at different tensions really improve ball pocketing??..
     
    #14
  15. ronalditop

    ronalditop Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Messages:
    2,745
    Location:
    in my room
    im currently using a full poly setup, tecnifibre polyspin at 54. Im getting good spin, control, adecuate power, and nice feel. But im thinking of going for a thinner gauge next time, to get more spin and feel.
     
    #15
  16. JediMindTrick

    JediMindTrick Professional

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Messages:
    1,490
    Honestly, if you want more power, why are you wasting your time with polys? Go straight for the X1 Biphase.
     
    #16
  17. Gugafan

    Gugafan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,949
    Location:
    Birmingham, England
    X1 is abit too expensive...£15 a set and I hear its durability is not great.
     
    #17
  18. colan5934

    colan5934 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    286
    I just installed Kirschbaum Spiky Shark in my MGPMP @ 59# and it is great. The feel is wonderful and it pockets even better than the Tech. Multifeel that I had in before. Loads of power, spin, and liveliness, but it is all easily controlled.
     
    #18
  19. marosmith

    marosmith Professional

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Messages:
    1,021
    Location:
    Lafayette, Or
    You want the best of everything, if you don't break strimgs, go natural gut and you will never go back.
     
    #19
  20. Seacoast Stringer

    Seacoast Stringer Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    410
    Or at least go with gut mains in a hybrid setup. You will certainly "liven up" the frame's performance.
     
    #20
  21. spt

    spt Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2004
    Messages:
    126
    I am playing with a radical - but am really liking Lux M2. It is expensive, but for me, it does not seem to go dead as quickly as other polys.
     
    #21
  22. lawlitssoo1n

    lawlitssoo1n Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,470
    can't go wrong with natural gut
     
    #22
  23. kashgotmoney

    kashgotmoney Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,188
    just get luxilon big banger original rough 16
     
    #23

Share This Page