Topspin Cyber Flash?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Glenn2215, Aug 12, 2010.

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Which Gauge?

  1. 16

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. 17

    13 vote(s)
    43.3%
  3. 17L

    11 vote(s)
    36.7%
  4. Neither, Not a good string.

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  1. Glenn2215

    Glenn2215 New User

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    I've been considering to start using this string because of the good customer reviews on TW and the price. But I would like to get more opinions, pros & cons, and which gauge?

    I use a Wilson BLX 6.1 95 18x20 and play a very baseline oriented game.

    Thanks guys.
     
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  2. jmverdugo

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    It is a good string but you shold go with the 16, the thinner ones do not last too much.
     
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  3. The_Question

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    I found both 16 & 17 to be very soft...and doesn't feel anything like Alu Power as many had suggested...
     
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  4. Glenn2215

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    How much longer does the 16g last compared to the 17? And how is the comparison for spin potential between the 2?
     
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  5. WitheringDemise

    WitheringDemise Rookie

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    Not much a difference, but if you aren't a string popper, 17 gauges feel better in a tight string pattern. I have a prestige and I always get nothing above 1.25 gauge or else I hate it.
     
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  6. Lefty5

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    17L essentially just means is drops tension quicker, no?
     
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  7. Glenn2215

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    I'm not really sure what the L means, but I think it may be a bit thinner.
     
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  8. jmverdugo

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    I am not sure about spin potential, I would assume that the thinner gauge is better for this. About durability, as other said, it is up to your type of hitting. Just as a reference, for a friend of mine the 17 gauge lasts a week and the 16 gauge last a month. He is hard hitter and uses a Pure Drive.
     
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  9. The_Question

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    17L means it's the thickness between a standard 17 & 18...
     
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  10. schap02

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    I like the 17g
    Most of my customers have found the 17 gauge to play the best - a little bit softer than Luxilon but it's worth the cheaper cost
     
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  11. Glenn2215

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    Also, how does this string work in a hybrid? most likely with prince syn gut
     
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  12. McLovin

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    Not sure where you got this info from, but I string a friend's racket (Babolat Pure Storm Tour) w/ the 17g at 65lbs, and it lasts well beyond its playability life. And he's no slouch, being a 4.5 level player w/ a serve topping out at ~ 130MPH.

    Now, I'm not sure how his arm doesn't fall off at 65lbs, but that is how he likes it.

    Personally I like the Concept Pure better. I tried CyberFlash but developed wrist problems, although its not 100% that it was due to the string.
     
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  13. ryangoring

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    I normally play with ALu at 50 and Cyber falsh at 52 and they have the same characteristics. IMO
     
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  14. jmverdugo

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    It is just my experience, I am sure it is not the same to everybody.
     
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  15. destroyer

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    Use CyberFlash and CyberBlue in Wilson tour.
    String the blue at 55. 17g
    Flash at 53. 17g
    Not a string breaker, cut them out about every two/three weeks.
    The blue plays more muted for me.
    Flash is crisper in feel.
     
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  16. ayuname

    ayuname Semi-Pro

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    CF is a great Lux Alu Power clone. It's alot more comforting then Lux for sure.
     
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