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clarky 12-23-2012 01:18 PM

Black poly recommendation
 
Hi all,

I have. Head youtek prestige MP normally play with lux bb rough. Looking to get a new poly that's a bit cheaper and better tension maintenance than the lux. Was looking at technifibre black code, Dunlop Black widow, volkl cyclone or possibly rpm blast. Be interested to hear people's thoughts or if any prestige users have used or use any of these polys.

Thanks

fortun8son 12-23-2012 01:22 PM

Iontec Black is worth a look.

SteveI 12-23-2012 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by clarky (Post 7076532)
Hi all,

I have. Head youtek prestige MP normally play with lux bb rough. Looking to get a new poly that's a bit cheaper and better tension maintenance than the lux. Was looking at technifibre black code, Dunlop Black widow, volkl cyclone or possibly rpm blast. Be interested to hear people's thoughts or if any prestige users have used or use any of these polys.

Thanks

Tourna Big Hitter Black 7. I would go with the 17G in a tight string pattern and 16G in a 16 x 19.

Seth 12-23-2012 01:27 PM

I love Volkl Cyclone.

dyldore 12-23-2012 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clarky (Post 7076532)
Hi all,

I have. Head youtek prestige MP normally play with lux bb rough. Looking to get a new poly that's a bit cheaper and better tension maintenance than the lux. Was looking at technifibre black code, Dunlop Black widow, volkl cyclone or possibly rpm blast. Be interested to hear people's thoughts or if any prestige users have used or use any of these polys.

Thanks

I have RPM Blast in my APD right now. The tension maintenance is alright, but it has lost it's "specialness" already. I've hit for about 20 hours since I got it strung a week ago, the rest of the time it has been sitting. The glossy quality is gone so the strings don't snap back as much. It plays like any other good quality poly now.

I'm planning on trying Lux Savage and Tecnifibre Black Code in the near future, so I would suggest those.

db10s 12-23-2012 02:29 PM

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-ALLINK.html

Or you could use this...

Doubles 12-23-2012 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by dyldore (Post 7076550)
I have RPM Blast in my APD right now. The tension maintenance is alright, but it has lost it's "specialness" already. I've hit for about 20 hours since I got it strung a week ago, the rest of the time it has been sitting. The glossy quality is gone so the strings don't snap back as much. It plays like any other good quality poly now.

I'm planning on trying Lux Savage and Tecnifibre Black Code in the near future, so I would suggest those.

Totally unrelated, but if you haven't broken RPM after 20 hours of hitting, then you aren't at a level where you need poly.

Bartelby 12-23-2012 03:33 PM

The harder you hit the better poly performs, but most people can benefit from a poly if the pace of their shot is sufficient.

dyldore 12-23-2012 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Doubles (Post 7076666)
Totally unrelated, but if you haven't broken RPM after 20 hours of hitting, then you aren't at a level where you need poly.

It's not match play...and I don't hit very flat, so I don't break poly anyways. It just gets very loose.

clarky 12-23-2012 03:48 PM

Thanks for the responses so far. How does the big hitter black compare to the volkl cyclone. What holds tension better?

Doubles 12-23-2012 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by dyldore (Post 7076676)
It's not match play...and I don't hit very flat, so I don't break poly anyways. It just gets very loose.

Hitting flat doesn't break poly. Hitting with spin does. If you've played with poly for 20 hours, whether it's match play or practice, and you still haven't broken it, then you don't have the swing speed to fully utilize it.

db10s 12-23-2012 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Doubles (Post 7076698)
Hitting flat doesn't break poly. Hitting with spin does. If you've played with poly for 20 hours, whether it's match play or practice, and you still haven't broken it, then you don't have the swing speed to fully utilize it.

Yep.... QFT, poly is only beneficial for people who can break it.

dyldore 12-23-2012 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doubles (Post 7076698)
Hitting flat doesn't break poly. Hitting with spin does. If you've played with poly for 20 hours, whether it's match play or practice, and you still haven't broken it, then you don't have the swing speed to fully utilize it.

In my experience, poly breaks more from stretching than sawing, but whatever.

I was unaware that practicing volleys and rallying doubles put a lot of wear and tear on your strings.

But seriously, step off of your medium height e-coaching horse.

dyldore 12-23-2012 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doubles (Post 7076698)
Hitting flat doesn't break poly. Hitting with spin does. If you've played with poly for 20 hours, whether it's match play or practice, and you still haven't broken it, then you don't have the swing speed to fully utilize it.

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Originally Posted by db10s (Post 7076718)
Yep.... QFT, poly is only beneficial for people who can break it.

If you live near San Diego, I know you don't db, I would love to hit with you and film it.

db10s 12-23-2012 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by dyldore (Post 7076720)
In my experience, poly breaks more from stretching than sawing, but whatever.

I was unaware that practicing volleys and rallying doubles put a lot of wear and tear on your strings.

But seriously, step off of your medium height e-coaching horse.

Not cool... Because he is right...

I can break a 16g poly in ~5hrs of match play.... Always from the mains being worn down and sawed through. I'm the type of player who should be using poly. And poly "stretching"and breaking? Please explain.

Doubles 12-23-2012 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by dyldore (Post 7076720)
In my experience, poly breaks more from stretching than sawing, but whatever.

I was unaware that practicing volleys and rallying doubles put a lot of wear and tear on your strings.

But seriously, step off of your medium height e-coaching horse.

It's not about the wear and tear on your strings. Its the fact that polyester has terrible tension maintenance. If you use it because it takes 20+ hours for you to break the string, then you're using it for the wrong reason.

db10s 12-23-2012 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by dyldore (Post 7076732)
If you live near San Diego, I know you don't db, I would love to hit with you and film it.

Err, I was in San Diego the week before Thanksgiving.

dyldore 12-23-2012 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by db10s (Post 7076736)
Not cool... Because he is right...

I can break a 16g poly in ~5hrs of match play.... Always from the mains being worn down and sawed through. I'm the type of player who should be using poly. And poly "stretching"and breaking? Please explain.

I haven't seen poly get sawed through, it always does this http://www.grebo.net/~peter/twforum/broken_poly.jpg .

Like I said, I was working on volleys and rallying at 10% with my friends. I just got a new racket and am still getting used to it. I used to play with other non-poly strings but I saw through them in 2 hours regardless of how lightly I hit, so I do need poly.

I responded like that because I don't like to make excuses, especially to random people on the internet. He made a huge assumption about my game based on 20 hours of hitting. What type of hitting? He had no idea, and didn't care to ask before making a rude comment. Even if he was right and I had slow strokes, there was next to no reason to say it, and it derailed this thread.

dyldore 12-23-2012 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Doubles (Post 7076738)
It's not about the wear and tear on your strings. Its the fact that polyester has terrible tension maintenance. If you use it because it takes 20+ hours for you to break the string, then you're using it for the wrong reason.

I use it because it is durable and I hit harder and with more spin than non-poly strings. I try to not break my strings. If they get loose I couldn't care less, I can't afford to be restringing my racket every week, or even every month.

db10s 12-23-2012 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by dyldore (Post 7076748)
I use it because it is durable and I hit harder and with more spin than non-poly strings. I try to not break my strings. If they get loose I couldn't care less, I can't afford to be restringing my racket every week, or even every month.

Ok, makes sense. Ever try Kevlar?


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