x one biphase vs. nrg2

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  1. sonicboi21

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    Which one is better in terms of spin, playability, feel, control, power, touch. all that good stuff
    I heard x one is very powerful, but i dont know which is weaker.
    So which string is better?
     
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  2. SCSI

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    Of course, it is highly personal. My feeling is that X one Biphase has more crisp feel and better tension maintenance. Personally, I prefer NRG2, mainly because I like the way it feels better and the higher price of the other is not worth it for me.
     
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    there is no "better" or "worse" between the 2 really. It depends on what you're looking for from the string.

    I play with NRG2 because I like how it matches up with the poly's I play with. X1 is a great string too though.
     
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  4. sonicboi21

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    i mean overall, whicg string has better characteristics
    which has more spin, tension maintenance, all the stuff i listed in my original post.
    but for me power is a negative
     
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  5. larry10s

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    String
    Playability
    Durability
    Power
    Control
    Touch/Feel
    Comfort
    Spin
    Tension retention
    Resistance to movement
    Overall average score

    according to ursa x1 biophase was better than nrg(17 gauge both) in all categories except tension retention
     
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  6. davidahenry

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    Then you will want to go with NRG2. I think X-One is a very good multi, but it is very powerful. I used it in a POG MP at 65 lbs, and it was still way too powerful for my liking.

    Take care.

    DH
     
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  7. Chris De Tone

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    I've used both in 18g and I prefer NRG2 over X-1. It's hard to describe...I am not a string breaker and I use a full job in my KBlade Tours at 60lbs. To me, NRG2 just gives me a better feeling when I play. I know what it's going to do and I have confidence in it. I did find the X-1 more powerful, but I don't know...they are both really good. Tecnifibre makes the best multis in my opinion.
     
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  8. Il Mostro

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    I happen to like really X-1, but I made the switch to Xcel Power a while back. This is now my favorite long-term multi, so I suggest you add it to your list. Just an alternate view for you to consider...
     
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  9. sonicboi21

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    is xcel power powerful like x-one? if it is, is xcel premium a good substitute?
     
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    IMO I get better feel and cupping from Xcel Power than X-1; also, slightly less power than X-1. Xcel Premium is the softest multi I have played. It is not overly high powered. Bear in mind, X-1 is no slouch -- a crisper string than either Xcel with good pop and still *very* good control. These are all top notch multi's and I would not hesitate to recommend any of them. It all comes down to personal preference. My racquet is already crisp and I found Xcel Power to be a better fit. For me, Xcel Premium is just a *tad* too soft compared to Power.
     
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  11. saram

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    You can't really say which one has better characteristics in that they are different strings and different players opt for different characteristics and I may label one better and you may find the other to be your holy grail. Personally, I'm a fan and user of X-1 in full sets in my sticks and love it. You though, may opt for the other. My suggestion is get a set of both and spend a week with each and base your decision off of your feedback on the two strings. You can't go wrong with either string, IMO.
     
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  12. davidahenry

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    I agree with Il Mostro. Babolat Xcel Power is the best multi IMO. I tried four different "high-end" multi's this past Summer (Gamma LiveWire XP, WeissCANON Explosiv!, Tecnifibre X-One BiPhase, and Babolat Xcel Power) and recently tried Tecnifibre NRG2. Of all these multi's, I liked Xcel Power the best.

    Take care.

    DH
     
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