wanting to change from poly to multi..

Discussion in 'Strings' started by andyroddick's mojo, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. andyroddick's mojo

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    Guys I'm sort of in a small dillemma. Right now, I'm using tecnifibre pro redcode on the mains and PSGD on the crosses. I like it a lot, mainly because it has a generous sweetspot, and is very powerful. Some dislikes are, it vibrates a little too much, and its lost a little too much tension, but I did string it kind of low, 57, so next time I'll string it higher. I want to see if switching to a multi would be better for my game. I'm a baseliner 80% of the time, and like to come into net on approach shots. I use spin, and love to have power on my racket (n6.1 95 16 x 18). What would be somethings that I'd lose, and gain? would this be a smart choice? basically I'm wondering if switching to a multi would give me more feel and power, but I don't really want to lose spin or control or tension stability.
     
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  2. Valjean

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    You don't lose spin or control (except, as with everything else, through tension loss) and any *multi* tension "instability" is dwarfed by what you experience with polyester. And you don't say here whether you're considering a full multi job or just replacing the syn gut crosses.
     
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  3. andyroddick's mojo

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    oh sorry, I was considering a full multi job. But I do like to have that crisp feeling when i hit my shots, not something mushy. Maybe it'd be best just for me to replace the syngut with a 16 g multi.
     
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  4. Valjean

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    Wilson's Reaction and Babolat's Syntronic Brio are both firmer multis.
     
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  5. Midlife crisis

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    So is the 16 gauge Dunlop Max Comfort, which is really darned cheap too and so is a good way to give it a try.
     
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  6. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Dunlop Max Comfort is a really nice string, i too would recommend it
     
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  7. Valjean

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    Max Comfort is cheap, but frays early and loses tension fast; it's a better choice for someone who already knows what a multi is and isn't bothered by the performance compromise it is. andyroddicksmojo doesn't fit that bill, so far as we know; Max Comfort would discourage him.
     
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  8. Steve Huff

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    Laserfibre Supreme is a crisp feeling multi. You'll probably need to increase tension some if you don't want it a whole lot more powerful.
     
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  9. crosscourt

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    And the Laserfibre Super Natural Pro Stock is good too. I have just put it in a PDR to test that racket and have been really impressed. As a long time NRG2 and Gamma Livewire user -- both very good multis -- I am very impressed by what the Pro Stock dies for that particular racket.

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    Yonex 850 "Spin" is another firm multi worth considering, if coming from polys. It's gauge is 1.32 mm, but don't worry, it bites the ball fine. It has a special coating for this purpose. YONEX IS THE SPIN EXPERT. So, when they say they have engineered a product for spin, you can believe them, with your eyes closed.
     
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