YOUR THOUGHTS: What string is very playable but also cheap????

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  1. SuperHead

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    Out of all the strings ever made, give your thoughts on what string you think is the most efficient string ever???
     
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  2. Lukhas

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    Lots, lots of co-polys and some s-gut (by this, I mean strings with one or multiple cores and a multi wrap). Signum Pro PP, Kirschbaum Pro Line 2, Pro's Pro Hexaspin, Still in Black Resistretch, Dunlop Hexy Fiber/Pro's Pro Hex Multi, Prince Premier Attack, ect... And that's only the top of my head. Of course, most of those cheap strings are oriented to players who break them before they die, and therefore like the fact they play good but cheap, since it won't last long anyway.
     
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    Volkl Cyclone
    Tourna Big Hitter Rough
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    TopSpin Cyber Flash
     
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  5. S&V Specialist

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    This too. Great stuff.
     
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  6. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Tecnifibre E-Matrix:

    Plays like a premium multi for a few hours, then snaps before it dies. And, it's $5.
     
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  7. Sander001

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    I'll also mention Signum Pro Poly Plasma. $99 for a reel, great tension stability, excellent all around playability. I still have a reel of the 1.18mm.
     
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  8. JRstriker12

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    Prince Synth Gut
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  9. Lambsscroll

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    I'll mention a hybrid. Ashaway Crossfire II.

    Or a full-bed of Gosen OG Sheep Micro.
     
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  10. gtshark1

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    Gosen OG Micro for the price is a great choice for hybrids which obviously helps the poly reels be more affordable.

    I'll be following this thread closely to get an idea of the cheapest poly reels that people prefer...
     
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  11. ManuGinobili

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    Not if you have to pay for stringjobs. While it's half the price of some other polys, it also "goes dead" in about half the time, which leads to more often stringing required, so youre either paying more money or spending much more time in your parents' basement working the stringing machine, which, in the concept of opportunity cost, leads to less time to socialize and improve your interpersonal skills, which leads to a drastically reduced probability of having a girlfriend...Freakonomics!
     
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  12. roman40

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    I second that. OG sheep micro is great. I put it in the crosses, and cut string out when OGSM becomes too rough to let the poly snap back (basically when string movement becomes excessive). Full bed of OGSM is also very playable and very cheap, so it's worth trying to see if you like it. I prefer it with a good/soft co-poly, it's an affordable hybrid solution.
     
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  13. kato669

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    Like Gosen ogsm as a hybrid string but not as a full job. Have to agree with topspin cyberflash though string life is not great but price/benefit is high
     
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  14. SteveI

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    Tourna Big Hitter Silver 17G. Great price performer.
     
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  15. Korso

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    Iontec black is hard to beat at the price for a poly. It does everything well.
    Multifeel is a very good bargain for a multi.
     
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  16. fuzz nation

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    I agree that the "Gosen hybrid" of their Polylon 17 and OG Sheep Micro 16 can be a decent inexpensive option for players who want a poly hybrid, but it's probably not quite as desireable as a hybrid with a softer co-poly main. I have a local slugger currently trying a hybrid of Tourna Black 7 in 16 ga. with Gosen OGSM 16 crosses and will report back when he's used it a few times.

    My personal favorite in my Volkl C10's is 17 ga. syn. gut. It gives me very good feel, plenty of spin and control, a mildly softer ride than 16 gauge syn. guts I've tried, and it's entirely affordable. I've enjoyed Tecnifibre's 16 ga. syn. gut, but I'm currently comparing Gosen OGSM 17 against some Forten Sweet 17. I string my own frames, so sets that cost me $3.00 or less don't need to be especially durable.

    Although it's rather popular, I've found Prince Syn. Gut with Duraflex to offer much less feel than I prefer compared with their original syn. gut or some other brands, including those above.
     
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