What are your favorite strings you play now ?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by fastdunn, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. fastdunn

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    What is (are) your favorite string(s) you play with ?

    For example, I mainly play with Laserfibre Supreme 17
    but sometimes experiment with other mutli-filaments.
    3 out of 5 times I play with the LF and twice with other multi's.

    Other example, my friend exclusively play with the original
    Prince Synthetic Guts only. He consumes 20 - 30 packages per year... and would not experiment with other strings..

    I would like to hear as many players as possible.
    Thanks !!
     
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  2. Anonymous

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    luxilon ti-mo

    sure it feels dead, but at least it plays consistant throughout its life and its quite durable.
     
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  3. Rackethead

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    bow brand 17g and technifibre 515 17g
     
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  4. a529612

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    Prince Synthetic Gut 17g. Want to try 18g.
     
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  5. Ronaldo

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    Pacific Tournament Pro gut
     
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  6. ragnaROK

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    I really like Laser Supreme too but I'm in the same boat as ur friend. Recently I've been trying Ashaway Monogut and Luxilon ALU and maybe i'll switch.
     
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  7. prince

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    laserfiber phenom xrc when i have a lot of dough

    gosen og sheep micro when i dont have $$$$$
     
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  8. Shaolin

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    Its super cheap and stiff with no feel, but I love Babolat Ballistic Polymono 17. Good spin, lasts well, very low power. Great for big hitters that can find a racquet low power enough and need a low power string.

    My setup: LM Prestige Mp strung at 70, wilson pro overgrip

    Also playing PS 6.1 Classic, strung at 72

    Possibly switching to Prestige Mid.
     
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  9. AndyC

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    Bow Brand Natural Gut 16L/17 Mains with Bow Brand Synth Gut Crosses

    For the stringjobs I do for my friends it tends to be a Bow Brand T2000 which is a multifilament core with a wrap around it or if they prefer a monofilament core then the Bow Brand Superspin.
     
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  10. fastdunn

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    so some of you stick to one string and some of you continue
    experimenting, right?
     
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  11. Flatspin

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    Tried many combinations on my i Prestige mid. For some reason Bobolat Powergy 16 pre-stretched and strung at 56 -58lbs on a lock-out maching feels perfect. Nothing fancy ... no hybriding ..... has a comfortable feel ..... pockets the ball ....... that crisp "pop" response that I always look for. Durability is very good for a synthetic ( solid core + two multi wraps. Works for me!!!
     
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  12. Gaines Hillix

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    I'm using Bab Hurricane and Lux ALU Power at the moment. I like them both for the combinaton of controllable power and durability they provide.
     
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  13. Jerry Seinfeld

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    I'm currently hooked on the Yonex 850 and 880ti. Strung them up just to playtest and don't want to change!!! :)
     
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  14. 10s99

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    AlphaGut 2000 16ga

    but, i will say that Bab. Powergy is my favorite - just a breaks fast and costs more than the alpha.
     
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  15. Kick Serve

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    Tecnifibre Promix 17g. The best of both worlds (poly/multi).
     
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  16. alleycat

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    I've been trying various multi's for a couple of years: NXT, Max Comfort, NRG2, TRC, Alphagut, Sensation, and think I have found my favorite in Yonex tour super 850 pro. Just replaced a set with Gosen AK pro, which is a nice crisp wound psuedo multi, but plan to go back to the super 850 pro when these break. Still curious about laserfibre supreme though.
     
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  17. Power Game

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    Still experimenting but i like
    Tecnifibre x-one biphase,
    Laserfibre classic syn gut
    Natural gut
    Head ultra Tour
    Head Fibergel power
    Technifibre promix, spinfire
    WIlson sensation

    and various hybrids of all this
     
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  18. Brad Smith

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    NRG2 18. Closest synthetic to NG I've ever used and works great in my PC600.
     
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  19. Hyperstate

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    Kirschbaum Competition @ 64 lbs on a customised Prince Diablo MP. Experiment with other polys from time to time.
     
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  20. fastdunn

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    I tried this only once a few years ago (exaclty on same frame)
    and lasted 2 and half set.... :)
     
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  21. dewey4262

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    Unique Big Hitter and more recently Laserfibre Kryptonite.
     
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  22. BigboyDan

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    VS 17.
     
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  23. Matt H.

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    part of having your own stringing machine is the fun in experimenting with new string.

    However, my mw 200g loves Babolat VS Gut Team 17g.
     
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  24. Jaro

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    Luxilon TiMo 17g, but recently I strung one of my Diablos with Laserfibre Kryptonite (Signum Pro Poly Plasma).
    I'm impressed and it is much cheaper than TiMo (200m coil costs 40 Euro only).
     
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  25. StringBreaker

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    Bab Pro Hurricane 17, love the stuff.

    Gonna get my sticks done this weekend with pro hurricane/vs natural gut hybrid, looking forward to it.
     
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  26. djones

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    I got this string too, but how about their new string, the Signum Pro Poly Megaforce, it's harder than the Poly Plasma, but I haven't tried it yet.
     
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  27. Brad Smith

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    Agree that's it's not a durable string -- it lasts 8-10 hours for me -- but in terms of playability it's the best synthetic I've ever used.
     
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  28. RedGinseng

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    I use cheap strings, Prince Synthetic 17g, Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16g (I love it. it softens my prostaff 6.0 95. Promix was too stiff for me) I will experiment with other cheap strings for a while. then when I have enough money, I will pick up the Tecnifibre X-One Biphase, NRG2 and Prince Premiere Softflex to see how good they are.
     
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  29. Let

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    Nothing works better than Big Banger ACE 18 in my PC600.
     
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  30. Benjamin

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    Kirschbaum Super Smash Honey 17g in my Wilson Hyper ProStaff 6.1

    Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power 16L in my Prince Original Graphite mid

    Benjamin
     
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  31. PHSTennis

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    I used to like multis but they break to fast then I used poly and those last too long, then I finally used synthetic and I lovwe them my favorites ate: Gosen Sheep Mircro 17G and Prince Synthetic Og 17g... I string them at high tensions and it works very well...
     
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  32. Jaro

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    Unfortunatrly I haven't tried Megaforce.
     
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  33. intense2b

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    Luxilon bb ace 18....greatest string on earth.
     
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  34. PurePrestige

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    Best of the strings,
    Luxilon BB Alu for low tensions
    Gamme Livewire Professional XP for high tensions
    Poly you use to string lower and still achieve a deadened feel from them, while with a Multi you can go to a higher tension without losing power.
     
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  35. jediknightdan

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    NXT 18 gage
     
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  36. fastdunn

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    For those who are interested, following strings have been
    mentioned so far


    2 Luxilon bb ace 18
    4 Luxilon BB ALU Power
    Luxilon Ti-Mo
    2 Bow Brand Gut
    Gamma LiveWisre Prof. XP
    Wilson NXT
    Wilson Sensation
    3 Gosen Sheep Micro
    4 Prince Synthetic Gut
    2 Yonex Tour Super Pro
    Technifibre NRG2
    Technifibre 515
    2 Technifibre Promix
    Technifibre Spinfire
    Technifibre X-One Biphase
    Krischbaum Competition
    Kirschbaum Super Smash Honey
    Unqiue Big Hitter
    Laserfibre Supreme
    Laserfibre Kryptonite
    Laserfibre Phenom xrc
    Laserfibre Classic Synthetic Gut
    2 Babolat VS Natural Gut
    2 Babolat Pro Hurricane
    Babolat Ballistic Polymono
    Babolat Powergy
    Pacific Tournament Pro Gut
    Ashaway Monogut
    Alpha Gut 2000
    Head Ultra Tour
    Head Fibergel Power

    If there is no number, it's mentioned only once.
    But note that some people have 1 favorite string but some
    people still experimenting many....
     
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  37. John C

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    NRG2 18 gauge
     
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  38. kreative

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    still experimenting, but like poly hybrids (poly mains/syn gut crosses). favorites are kirsch competition, and timo 17.
     
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  39. morten

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    tecnifibre extrem 900 15gauge(1.44)
     
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  40. WYK

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    I used to experiment. WHen I found Bow brand 16L for less than $20, I stopped. It plays well, lasts a decent amount of time. It feels great, sounds great, and adds some power to my Diablo Mid.

    WYK
     
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  41. Swan Song

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    I use VS 17gauge on the mains and ALU Rough 16L gauge on the crosses at 26.0 and 24.5 kilograms.
     
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  42. Gaines Hillix

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    I like LUX ALU Power 16L best followed by Bab Pro Hurricane, both at 58 lbs. in a PK Laver Type S.
     
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  43. gmlasam

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    My current favorite is Lux TiMo 17 on all my 80's POG mid. Second would be Prince original syn. gut 17 without duraflex.
     
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  44. phototennis

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    i use Gosen Arramix Pro 18's and Gamma TNT2 17's on my crosses.
     
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