What you think is the best overall poly?

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What do you think is the best poly overall

  1. cyberflash

    12.2%
  2. big ace

    23.7%
  3. silverstring

    8.4%
  4. bb alu power

    20.6%
  5. kirschibaun pro line 2

    5.3%
  6. sppp

    9.2%
  7. bb timo

    3.1%
  8. red code

    5.3%
  9. pro hurricane tour

    12.2%
  10. gamma zo

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    0.0%
  1. ESP#1

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    Everyone is always discussing polys, i just wanted to know what is the over all consensus. I cant include all of them but ill list the ones that seem to be favored among these threads
     
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  2. ESP#1

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    Personally I like bb alu power, but i do use alot of cyberflash and big ace which i think are great also
     
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  3. Fedace

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    I used to think Alu power was the best poly but it was too harsh on the shoulders. then i tried Proline 2 and found it to be much softer and had plenty of spin and power and offered pretty much everything i was looking for.
     
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  4. PL2 without question really.
     
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  5. Max Winther

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    If money were no object, I would have like 5 reels of ALU power stocked up and restring every other day. However, the next best thing is Silverstring. So if your looking for the best no matter what, ALU power does if for me. But if your looking for the best overall string, cost included, I think silverstring is the best.
     
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  6. ESP#1

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    No one for cyberflast yet? thats really surprising
     
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  7. sk8ing

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    blue gear with something softer in the crosses is unbeatable...
     
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  8. ag200boy

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    i chose cyberflash with the same reasoning as max winther, and cyberflash 18 also gets more spin
     
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  9. Kal-El 34

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    i've enjoyed big ace, but my favorite is big banger original rough
     
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  10. joshburger

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    how does big ace compare to luxilon bb alu power?
     
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  12. ag200boy

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    no comparison really, big ace is much more soft and powerful, ALU is much more control and spin, i prefer Cyberflash(very similar to ALU) with Big ace in the crosses
     
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  13. ESP#1

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    I second this, bb offers more spin and control than big ace, how do you compare bb alu with cyberflash? so far i find cyberflash stiffer with less spin, less bite, and less power i need further testing before i come to a final conclusion
     
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  14. ag200boy

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    well i use 18g cyberflash at 2 lbs tighter tension then ALU so i found all things extremely similar with ALU edging out CF in power and comfort when frechly strung, and CF edging out ALU in control and spin, but as i played more, it became apparent that CF maintained tension much better than ALU.

    overall:

    in the first 5 hours, if they were equally priced, i would take ALU (but CF is one fourth the price so i would still choose it even if i planned on cutting out every 5 hours) but i play until it breaks, which is about 2-3 weeks (i would say 15-20 hours) and by 10-15 hours CF is clearly a better string
     
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  15. SmAsH999

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    alu power is too harsh on my arm. if it weren't for that I'd hybrid with it.
     
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  16. ESP#1

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    Anybody like timo? i think its a great poly, maybe i shoulda listed bbo instead
     
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  17. Azzurri

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    Nice thread. looking forward to more posts.
     
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  18. 5263

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    I recommend someone to try this pair together since they liked CF so well, but needed a durable, softer cross.
    I have some CF I haven't tried yet, but think I need to give this pair a go myself.

    I know tension is supposed to be dropped when using multi, but I don't drop tension with BA micro.
    When using CF, what would you suggest tension wise as far as dropping or compared to BA?
     
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  19. ag200boy

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    well, when using full jobs, i prefer radically different tensions between the two (low 50s for CF, mid/high 60s for BA) but in my Tour 90, i found i prefer the hybrid at 53/57
     
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  20. RoddickAce

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    Pro Hurricane or Pro Hurricane tour!
     
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  21. Lefty78

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    At the moment, my shoulder says that the best poly is no poly. Love the pro line 2 though.
     
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  22. brownbearfalling

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    My concern is always price since I restring so often. Signum pro is one of the most crisp polys i've tried. I don't think the mainstream name brand polys are worth it.
     
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  23. howy

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    Topspin Cyber Blue is also a very nice Poly.
     
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  24. StevenLaurence

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    Germany makes the best Poly in the world! Also the most!
     
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  25. ESP#1

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    Out of curiousity what makes big ace superior? imo its a solid string but by no means the greatest, is it trend following or does big ace have characteristics that make it superior?
     
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  26. SoCal10s

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    Big Ace is soft but very lively .. packs good power and overall feel is good.. yes, there are better strings for more power,softer polys,ect. but IMO it's a nice overall string .. I use it to hybrid with Blue Gear ,which is awesome for spin but a bit stiff,like most polys.. if I didn't desire the crazy spin Blue Gear gives out, I would string with Big Ace ,full job(but tighter)..
    Big Ace plays a bit like Luxilon Timo ,but cost a lot less... plus the color is cool if you like RED,if not the platinum white,or yellow are the other choice... and it's made in Germany, I tend to trust German and Japanese made products over others,just like in cameras,cars and tools..

    Luxilon is a good string but what they are charging for their strings is a rip off,comparing to what Big Ace and Blue Gear is..
     
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  27. gastro54

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    I string Big Ace at 57lb CP in my Warrior OS and its magical
     
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  28. Max Winther

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    Pretty much, Germany is the mecca of co-polys. I don't know the story behind it, if they are all made in the same factory, but it seems like every nice hitting poly is German.
     
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  29. PROTENNIS63

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    I think Luxilon is made in Belgium.
     
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  30. Max Winther

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    Well maybe if they made it in germany, they could engineer it to play awesome throughout its life, not just the first 2 hours lol.
     
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  31. BigGriff

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    ...another best poly poll...
     
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  32. 5263

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    definitely it's the overall factor with Big Ace.

    Not harsh, but still precise
    durable, and maintains tension
    has nice playability and reasonable power
    all for a nice price.
     
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  33. ESP#1

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    cool i still have a few sets, ill give it the same crosses that i have with my timo see how it compares. i just remember it didnt hold tension like everyone claims that it does, but i did think it was solid
     
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  34. hoodjem

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    TiMO goes dead way too fast: 6 hours or less. It's a waste of money unless you like quickies.
     
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  35. ESP#1

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    I have to a agree durability isnt great, i just have way better feel with it than a cyberflash or BA
     
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  36. v205

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    Maybe this needs to be drilled down further?

    - Best overall poly for a full bed
    - Best overall poly for a hybrid

    (and you can even break those 2 further down to a poly that gets cut out and a poly that plays till it breaks)
     
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  37. Big Tigger

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    Very true...
     
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  38. v205

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    So which poly has the longest life before going dead?
     
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  39. pow

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    I love ProLine II 1.15mm. I am tempted to say it is the best poly I've ever used and I've use a lot of strings.
     
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  40. ESP#1

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    What is it about ProLine 2 that makes it stand out above the rest? Thanks
     
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