Weiscannon Silver string

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  1. Wes_Loves_Dunlop

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    What's the current opinion of silver string vs other polys like rpm blast or the like? I used it a couple of years ago and was wondering how people think they compare to the newer high end polys
     
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  2. netguy

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    Durability and comfort are great @ 48 pounds in the mains. I keep coming back to SS because it's the only co-poly my arm enjoys!
     
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  3. El Diablo

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    The best combination of playing characteristics and tension maintenance of any string I've ever used.
     
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  4. heartattack

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    4G is the best among other co-poly today.
     
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  5. Ess

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    This. I keep coming back to it. Doesn't do anything spectacularly but does everything well enough. Use it at 52lbs in IGPP, will drop to 50 next go around.
     
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  6. rolliges

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    Awesome string.

    SilverString 17g mains @ 20kg
    Goshen OG Sheep 16 crosses @ 22kg.

    Nice combo.
     
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  7. Bobby Jr

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    Yep, I rate Silverstring highly. I use it as a hybrid with Gosen OG Sheep in the crosses and it's great. I hate stiff strings and it is a good softer poly which has much better tension maintenance than most. It's a good price too.

    It takes about an hour of hitting with a fresh restring before I'm happy with it but thereafter I reckon I get 15-20 hours out of it. Other polys I've used which I enjoyed better initially were too boaty for me within about 4 or 5 hours of hitting.
     
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  8. Centerforward71

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    Good overall string but nothing spectacular in any department but a good steady trust worthy know what you get item.
     
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  9. Sander001

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    The only string by WeisCannon that I absolutely hate. No bite, no feel. I usually string in the 60's/high 50's so perhaps SS is meant for lower tensions.
     
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  10. Bobby Jr

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    Holy cow, you string it that high? I think it's idea for up to about 50lbs but not much more. I string my mains at 49 and it's pretty boardy for the first hour - and that's in a hybrid with syn gut.
     
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  11. pvaudio

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    It is absolute rubbish above 55. Once I strung it 8lbs less, I bought a reel. SS is known primarily for its feel and control.
     
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  12. rodrigoamaral

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    Good string overrall, reminded a lot of pro supex big ace micro which is among the better strings i have tried to date.
     
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  13. netguy

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    WeissCannon recommends stringing Silverstring no higher than 53 pounds.
     
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  14. Hi I'm Ray

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    I've tried a decent amount of polys now and SS is one of the best, imo.
     
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  15. Torres

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    It's a control orientated, consistent, relatively low powered string with a linear power reponse. Nothing spectacular to this string, not vastly spinny but control orientated and consistent.

    I tend to use it to tame high powered racquets. For example, the 1.20mm at 50lbs CP suits the powerful Babolat Pure Storm Tour (high swingweight, roundish head, big sweetspot, open pattern etc) as it brings control to the racquet's inherent power. Not the softest string out there nor the stiffest. It's #1 characteristic is consistency and control.

    It wouldn't be my string of choice, but you can always find an application for something somewhere - string choices are so dependent on the racquet that they're being strung in, and the way that the particular player wants to play.
     
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  16. Bobby Jr

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    Out of interest, for someone (me) who uses it in a Wilson PS85 as a hybrid with Gosen OG Sheep at 49/52, could you suggest some others to try that are more spinny but without a major increase in stiffness or decrease in longevity?
     
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  17. rolliges

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    I would first suggest increasing the difference in the two strings AND reduce both tensions. This allows both strings (relatively smooth and slippery) to move more at ball contact which "creates"/allows more spin.

    So to be specific try SS @45# and OG Sheep @50#. Or 46/51.

    Have fun....
     
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  18. Bobby Jr

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    I have tried it once at like 45/50 and it got too lose too quickly for me to get used to. Having said that, I've been working my way down in tension over a year or so so maybe will just drop a little each time.

    That said, I probably wasn't clear in my post - I mean could anyone suggest another string altogether.
     
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  19. zapvor

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    i just strung this up today. felt pretty stiff
     
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  20. netguy

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    Not out there yet, but Solinco Tour Bite Soft might be a good string to try in a hybrid with Silverstirng or just in a full bed.
     
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  21. veloduffer

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    If you don't mind me asking, how does it compare to WC TurboTwist?

    I have Turbo in one racquet and really like it -good combination of feel and spin. I also use Solinco Tour Bite and find the Turbo is softer and more feel, but less spin. Tension maintenance seems good too (initially strung at 57 lbs in Extreme Pro 2.0).
     
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  22. yourname1245

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    im a constant string breaker even after i changed to a 18x20... the weiss is great and has all the best qualities in a poly. that being said i string a stick every few days because of the constant breaking, the weiss doesnt play well in cold or hot conditions. it tends to turn to dead crap in heat and cold weather. i also play inside in the winter but i still have issues with it being so erratic in different weather conditions.

    im onto either RPM or ALU they both play better and have less reaction to the weather.
     
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  23. netguy

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    I relate to what you said....In general, Weisscannon strings don't play well in extreme weather conditions.
     
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  24. yourname1245

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    other then that its perfect.... i can worry if its humid or cold outside if my strings will play better.
    even though ALU and RPM die quickly there very predictable to most conditions and how they play.
     
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