tecnifibre nrg2 or something similar

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  1. Mr. Forehand

    Mr. Forehand New User

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    Hey,
    I havent really experimented with strings too much so Im looking for some opinions.
    I have played the past year or so with technifibre nrg2 17 and really like it for the most part. I am not a string breaker and while this string does last for a good while, it starts to fray a little too soon for my liking. I feel like Im losing some control because of this long before they actually get too terrible to play with.
    Last time I had the racquet restrung they did not have this so I went with the prince Problend. I liked it at first but am starting to feel it in my arm so I will not be using this again.
    I play with a Prince o3 Tour Midplus. I dont hit with a lot of power and Im not looking for a string to give me power either. I like control first and foremost.
    Can you guys please suggest some other strings that are similar to nrg2, arm friendly, and will last a decent amount of time?
    Thanks for any input.
     
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  2. oneguy21

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    Tecnifibre x1 biphase 16 is similar to nrg2, but has better durability and control. If you want just string your nrg2 in the mains and a poly in the crosses. This will give you a combination of feel and control. I don't suggest you put the poly in the main. It'll be waste of money then.
     
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  3. ESP#1

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    try sensation or a prince multi on the crosses and a poly on the mains
     
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  4. NickC

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    I reccomend gut if you can afford it. A buddy of mine who used to play ITF ball uses either nrg2 or X-1 Biphase in the crosses with VS Team in the mains (both strings in 16 guage, but I also think he uses a really thick gut, do they make it in 15 guage?). He strung it around 52 pounds, then increased the tension with string savers in the sweetspot. I got to try it once (in a LM Prestige mid) and it felt amazing. Try that.
     
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  5. TennezSport

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    Tec TGV 1.25

    If you really like the feel of the Tec NRG2 17, then you may want to try Tec's TGV 1.25 which is a more durable crisper multi string. Good luck and have fun.

    Cheers, TennezSport :cool:
     
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  6. Mr. Forehand

    Mr. Forehand New User

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    Thanks for the responses everyone.
    Could someone elaborate on why or why not you would put a poly in the mains or crosses?
    Also, Im thinking of going with a hybrid of the nrg2 to try and get a little more durability. The guy who normally strings my racquet can string it with either Wilson Enduro Pro or Big Banger. Are any of those two crossed with the nrg2 a good idea to try? Keep in mind that I dont break strings and would like something arm friendly.
    I may try some of the other suggestions as well but I know this is available to me so Id like to make it work if I can.
    Thanks again for your help.
     
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  7. Navy Gator

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    I personally wouldn't put poly anywhere near my racquet if my arm was starting to hurt. I can buy strings all day but I can't buy my way to an arm that is 100%.
     
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  8. Valjean

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    You seem a bit confused about what you wanted at first, and why you do, too.
     
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