Weiss CANNON SS/Multi Hybrid

Discussion in 'Strings' started by scyzer, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. scyzer

    scyzer New User

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    I tried my friends K90 for about a week and absolutely loved it. As such, I decided to buy one for myself. However, being in Australia, the string variety I had to choose from was very average.

    I ended up going with PSGD 17G @ 58lbs - a setup I was familiar with on my K-Blade 98. Apparently, that was a bad decision... I'm lacking power. I'm not saying that I'm hitting floaters, but the ball just doesn't fly as fast as I'm used to.

    So... time for a restring. My friend and I are both avid fans of Weiss CANNON's Silverstring. That's what he had on his K90 @ 52 lbs.

    However, I thought I might as well try a poly/multi hybrid. I've decided on SS for the mains, probably at 52 lbs (I string this @ 56 lbs on my K-Blade 98). However, I needed a bit of help deciding which multi to use, as my only experience with multi's was limited to a badly strung flexpoint racquet with NXT.

    The problem is that strings cost significantly more in Australia (my local pro-shop sells X-One Biphase for $80AUD, that's the string standalone), so I would need to buy a big batch from TW (to cut down the shipping overhead per string). This means that I won't be able to demo the strings myself.

    I'm considering the following multi's for the crosses:
    - X-One Biphase 17G
    - X-One Biphase 18G
    - Weiss CANNON Explosiv
    - Babolat XCel Power 17
    - ISOSPEED Pro Classic 17

    Basically if you could provide details regarding a suggested multi, a recommended tension, degrees of power/control I should expect as well as tension maintenance, I would be very grateful.
     
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  2. Dags

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    Klip Excellerator is often mentioned in the same breath as the multis you list, and as it's an Australian string I would hope you can find a set or two to buy locally at a decent price. If you can, I would start with that to at least give you an idea of whether you like a multi hybrid.

    To get a general comparison of the strings you listed, the following link is often referred to on this board and is a good starting point:

    http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/issues/200809/200809allstrings.html
     
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  3. 000KFACTOR90000

    000KFACTOR90000 Professional

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    The crazy thing is that klip is really expensive in Australia, thats why no one uses it here, and the ones that do get it from overseas!
     
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  4. 000KFACTOR90000

    000KFACTOR90000 Professional

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    How about natural gut on the crosses - at low tensions one of the cheaper guts may outperform all the multis.
     
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  5. scyzer

    scyzer New User

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    How cheap is cheap? And I've never tried natural gut. I've always had this crazy idea that it might deteriorate because of the extreme conditions when being shipped :shock:.
     
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