Topspin Cyberflash

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  1. am22fcw

    am22fcw Rookie

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    I have recently purchased 2 sets of Topspin Cyberflash. I know that it is a good overall string. Since i wont be stringing it for a month or two, i was wondering exactly how it plays. I know that there are reviews on tt but i was looking for a variety of opinions.

    Control, Power, Feel, Spin, Groundstrokes, Volleys, Serves, and anything else:)
     
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  2. am22fcw

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    O and could anybody tell me about SPPP???
     
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  3. Max Winther

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    CF and SPPP are pretty similar. Here's how I'd rate them:

    Control:
    SPPP
    CF

    Power:
    CF
    SPPP

    Feel:
    CF
    SPPP

    Spin (assuming smallest gauge possible, which is 1.20 i believe)
    SPPP
    CF

    Groundstrokes:
    SPPP
    CF

    Volleys:
    CF
    SPPP

    Serves:
    CF
    SPPP

    Overall, I like CF a little bit better but both are good strings.
     
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  4. lpicken

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    I just played a set today with this strung at 55# on Head Graphite Edge. Very comfortable and very nice pop and control. This is the string luxilon BB wishes it could be.
     
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  5. bluetrain4

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    I like it a lot, but feel it starts to get springy/rubbery pretty quick.
     
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  6. am22fcw

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    which string the cyberflash or the sppp?
     
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  7. kashgotmoney

    kashgotmoney Professional

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    sppp..........
     
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  8. TheShaun

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    SPPP and CF are my two favourite polys that I've tried so far. You can't go wrong with either, but I like CF a little bit more.
     
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  9. nickarnold2000

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    If you want even better string tension than what CF gives you then try CP
     
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  10. hoodjem

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    Max, I'm not disagreeeing with your comparisons, but I would certainly not call CF and SPPP "pretty similar."

    To me they were as different as night and day: CF was crisp, had very good spin, with nice feel and touch. SPPP was muted, dull, and almost mushy.

    In conclusion, I really liked CF, and really did not at all like SPPP.
     
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  11. ag200boy

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    hey hood, i know you were looking for a good string to put in the crosses with cyberflash, and if you havent tried it yet, i suggest big ace, amazing feel, crisp, controlled, and durable
     
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  12. guedoguedo

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    I also think CF and SPPP are very different! hoodjems analysis is spot on, and CF is a big step up for spin.
     
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  13. jsomrak

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    i have to agree with hoodjem, i tried sppp and found it bad, to say the least. cyberflash was great, for 6 hours then total crap. again cyberflash was much better, but durability stinks.. kirchbaum pro line II is much better, and msv co focus is even better. i would try these instead.
     
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  14. hoodjem

    hoodjem G.O.A.T.

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    CF and BA? Really?
    Amazing feel? Wow! Alright! I'll take you word for it.
     
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  15. Max Winther

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    Thats interesting hoodjem. What tension did you string it at? I strung both at 53 i believe and CF had more feel and more power to it, but it wasn't exactly a night and day difference. I agree with the statement about how SPPP has a muted, dead feel. I may have to retest SPPP, because back when I used it, my arm wasnt "tuned" to polys. Now that I have gone through a lot of poly and I know how to play well with it, Maybe I should reevaluate it.
     
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  16. hoodjem

    hoodjem G.O.A.T.

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    Both were strung around 59 (in my old frame). I was using CF 1.20 and SPPP 1.18. CF certainly had a lot more feel. I thought CF 1.20 was pretty damn good!

    Maybe other gauges feel differently.
     
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  17. 5263

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    Haven't used the CF yet, but expect it won't keep tension maintenance like BA, right?
     
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  18. hoodjem

    hoodjem G.O.A.T.

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    I've heard that CF keeps tension a lot longer than Lux strings, but doesn't have that initial periond of wonderfulness. It just feels pretty darn good for a lot longer.

    Luxilon Big Banger Original 130: 249 17.11
    Luxilon Big Banger TIMO 117: 261 16.29
    Luxilon Big Banger Original Rough 130: 266 19.21
    Topspin Cyber Flash 1.20: 236 17.47
    Topspin Cyber Flash 1.25: 240 15.54
    Topspin Cyber Flash 1.30: 258 15.28
    Pro Supex Big Ace 1.22: 225 18.68
    Pro Supex Big Ace 1.25: 234 19.16
    Pro Supex Big Ace 1.28: 238 18.68


    The last number represents initial tension loss in pounds.
     
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