Trying a multifilament

Discussion in 'Strings' started by italianopalo, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. italianopalo

    italianopalo New User

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    I've recently strung my K95 18x20 with Cyber flash mains at 55 and OG sheep micro crosses at 58 and it feels really underpowered and dead. As a result, I'm thinking about using full 17-gauge Big Ace as I've had good success with that setup. However, I'm also wondering whether I should give the x-1 biphase or nrg2 a try as I've heard many good comments about it.

    By the way, my playing style is generally baseline with occasional netplay and I don't hit heavy topspin.

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  2. davidahenry

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    My experience is that X-One and NRG2 are both excellent multi's. I found X-One to be more powerful than NRG2.

    Take care.

    DH
     
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  3. 1st Seed

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    My friend X- one is the one best multi's out there.So soft good ball pocketing,Decent power and feel like no other.It tends to fray a bit and moves around occasionally but for the four or five sessions you get out of it it's priceless.I'm currently searching around for some soft multi's that are a little cheaper but similar characteristics.String your sticks with X-one you should love it.

    Enjoy
     
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  4. NickC

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    X-1 and nrg2 are the two best multis you can find, period. X-1 I rate a tad bit higher but both are outstanding.
     
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  5. saram

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    Another vote here for X-1. My string of choice and I have dumped poly completely since coming across this string. If you are not a chronic string breaker, the 17 gives great bite and feel.
     
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  6. zidane339

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    I vote for NRG2, although it frays quite easily it is comfy and packs good amount of controllable power.
     
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  7. ryangoring

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    For the inexpensive ones, TF multifeel and Babolat Addiction has been really good in full jobs or hybrids.
     
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  8. supermario343

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    I use the k88..what tension would you recommend stringing the X-1 Biphase at?
     
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  9. hoodjem

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    A full bed of BA 17g is not going to add that much power unless you string it really loose. Yes, X-1 will add some pop to the string-bed.

    I would go BA at 52-53 and X-1 at 56-57. It should feel a lot better and have plenty of zip.
     
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  10. italianopalo

    italianopalo New User

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    Thanks guys (and girls), I'll try the tecnifibre string. By the way, how much does it generally cost in the US for stringing labour? It costs 14 USD here.
     
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  11. goldenyama

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    Kirschbaum Touch Multifibre is the best all-round string that I have ever used. I just finished a reel of it in 17g. Crisp yet comfortable, good spin and stays playable till it breaks. I love it in the mains with a good poly or syn gut in the crosses.
     
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  12. Luminous

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    Another Vote for x-1 biphase here.
     
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  13. GugaGuga

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    Multis make good practice strings.

    Try natural gut. Even a cheap one will far outperform the best multis. You can reduce the cost of gut by stringing the crosses with a multi (or a mono). In a racquet like yours, once you try gut, you won't go back.
     
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  14. ClubHoUno

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    I use multi in my two wet weather racquets - Nat gut won't last long in wet weather, so always have a string that will last in wet weather.

    I prefer Babolat VS nat gut in all my racquets, at least in the mains - but I often play in wet weather conditions, and then I take out my two Babolat PST's with multi in them:

    Favorite multi's for me are:

    1. Babolat Xcel Power '08
    2. Laserfibre Super Natural Gut Prostock
    3. Tecnifibre X-one BiPhase
     
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  15. Keifers

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    ^^ ClubHoUno, can you compare these three multis for us, please? (Particular strengths of each one, tradeoffs, etc.)

    I tried the Laserfibre recently and was very impressed with its gut-like properties (pocketing, liveliness, feel/touch). Have not tried the other two.

    Thanks.
     
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  16. GugaGuga

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  17. hoodjem

    hoodjem G.O.A.T.

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    How come TW has no Laserfibre any more?
     
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