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Bryton 07-15-2012 06:30 AM

Best spin string?
 
What do you think is the best?!

TenFanLA 07-15-2012 06:33 AM

For tight, controlled spin: ALU and Tour Bite. For unpredictable, zigzag spin: BHBR.

davedomart 07-15-2012 06:40 AM

Kirschbaum Spiky Shark & Pro Supex Blue Gear are known as the spinniest strings.

Bryton 07-15-2012 06:43 AM

I wish I could put more than 10 options on poll...:(

PrinceMoron 07-15-2012 06:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Bryton (Post 6727936)
What do you think is the best?!

Depends how long you keep the strings in, alu power rough goes smooth, which means it is doing a good job, it wouldn't wear otherwise. But once it is smooth it obviously is time for a change.

Maybe KBSS will keep the teeth longer.

Bryton 07-15-2012 07:06 AM

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Originally Posted by davedomart (Post 6727953)
Kirschbaum Spiky Shark & Pro Supex Blue Gear are known as the spinniest strings.

Hmm never really heard of spiky shark... I'll look into it.

rofl_copter3 07-15-2012 09:19 AM

Spikey shark is very spin friendly but it isn't a heavy ball type of spin it more just sits up, but when you hybrid it its a monster

Torres 07-15-2012 09:45 AM

Strange you don't have BHB7 in that poll. Whether you agree with them or not, its RSI's #1 rated poly for spin, and they test loads of strings.

Rafa4Ever 07-15-2012 10:14 AM

gut and poly produces more spin than anything else

BHiC 07-15-2012 10:33 AM

Dunlop Black Widow gives me the most spin of any I have tried. Granted I have not tried all the strings on your list, but I am really impressed by the amount of spin Black Widow generates. In my opinion, it gives more spin than RPM Blast

darklore009 07-15-2012 10:44 AM

tour bites ftw!!!!

Bryton 07-15-2012 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Torres (Post 6728334)
Strange you don't have BHB7 in that poll. Whether you agree with them or not, its RSI's #1 rated poly for spin, and they test loads of strings.

I have looked at this string. It seems it may be underappreciated maybe. I debated putting the BHBR and BHB7 on the poll. Like I said, I wish i could put more options than 10.:-?

Torres 07-15-2012 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Bryton (Post 6728517)
I have looked at this string. It seems it may be underappreciated maybe. I debated putting the BHBR and BHB7 on the poll. Like I said, I wish i could put more options than 10.:-?

With respect, the poll's a bit of a mess. You've got PHT in there, you've got Barbwire in there, and you've even got a nylon string in there!

TimothyO 07-15-2012 01:32 PM

Gut/poly hybrid FTW. Makes spin casually accessible.

Bryton 07-15-2012 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by TimothyO (Post 6728873)
Gut/poly hybrid FTW. Makes spin casually accessible.

Any specific suggestions?

TimothyO 07-15-2012 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Bryton (Post 6728896)
Any specific suggestions?

Depends on the frame.

Dense string pattern:
- Wilson 17 or VS Team mains
- 18 gauge poly such as CoFocus for low powered frames and Focus Hex for higher power frames

Open string pattern
- Wilson 16 or VS Touch mains
- 17 gauge poly such as Focus Hex

Mongolmike 07-15-2012 03:42 PM

For me. my two go-to strings for good spin and decent control are BHB7 and Dunlop Juice. Dunlop Juice is a really nice string (IMO) that doesn't get a lot of mention... it is also very yellow (but that works with my racquet color too).

Pro Hurricane Tour is a great spinner, but really harsh. I use a very light racquet (Dunlop 500 Lite w/o lead) to generate as much racquet speed as I can, so harshness factors in for me even tho I have no elbow problems.

I hit a heavy topspin FH, topspin one hand BH, solid kicker 2nd serve and like to throw in drop shots regularily when I get people buried behind the baseline, so spin and control are important for me. I also string my own, so re-stringing every week-2 weeks is just something I do and I accept the cost.

Bryton 07-15-2012 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Mongolmike (Post 6729111)
For me. my two go-to strings for good spin and decent control are BHB7 and Dunlop Juice. Dunlop Juice is a really nice string (IMO) that doesn't get a lot of mention... it is also very yellow (but that works with my racquet color too).

Pro Hurricane Tour is a great spinner, but really harsh. I use a very light racquet (Dunlop 500 Lite w/o lead) to generate as much racquet speed as I can, so harshness factors in for me even tho I have no elbow problems.

I hit a heavy topspin FH, topspin one hand BH, solid kicker 2nd serve and like to throw in drop shots regularily when I get people buried behind the baseline, so spin and control are important for me. I also string my own, so re-stringing every week-2 weeks is just something I do and I accept the cost.

I'll be honest I never even thought of juice being a spin string! But, you're right... Not much mention at all

Mongolmike 07-15-2012 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Bryton (Post 6729197)
I'll be honest I never even thought of juice being a spin string! But, you're right... Not much mention at all

The TW product description:

There is plenty of spin generation to be found in this premium polyester string. It features a pentagonal outer profile that offers great durability.
◦Gauge: 17 / 1.26mm
◦Length: 40ft / 12.2m
◦Composition: Premium monofilament polyester
◦Color: Yellow

And of course it is subjective.... different swings, different racquets, different strengths, etc.... it works for me, as does BHB7.... but overall, I think I like the Juice a bit more. (In a heavier Becker racquet, the Pro Hurr Tour worked best for me. I switched to a lighter racquet to get more racquet speed, and of course that changed everything.)

tlm 07-15-2012 07:29 PM

Luxilon bb ace would be #1.


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