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v-verb 12-24-2012 04:22 PM

Best 18 Ga string for spin and durability?
 
I've done some searches and didn't find the answers so looking for your help.

I'll be stringing in POG Mids (14 by 18, 30 lbs) and POG OS (16 by 19, 35 lbs) and Prince Borons (POG OS Size, 35 lbs)

What strings will impart the most spin and last more than a few hours? I hit hard, long strokes and like a LOT of spin!

Thanks in advance!

HappyMilk 12-24-2012 04:31 PM

Hybrid
 
Kevlar 17 on the mains & any nylon 16 on the crosses.

I was surprised with how much spin it offered the first time I played with it. It might be hard on the arm though..

Lasted me up to 2 weeks+! (~14+ hrs of decent hitting time)
& if you string yourself, it costs ~$6.00 per stringbed.

HappyMilk 12-24-2012 04:31 PM

*Fix
 
I'm sorry. Kevlar 18.

cltennis21 12-24-2012 04:36 PM

Tourbite 18! As much spin as you want with pretty good durability.

Bowtiesarecool 12-24-2012 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by v-verb (Post 7077935)
I've done some searches and didn't find the answers so looking for your help.

I'll be stringing in POG Mids (14 by 18, 30 lbs) and POG OS (16 by 19, 35 lbs) and Prince Borons (POG OS Size, 35 lbs)

What strings will impart the most spin and last more than a few hours? I hit hard, long strokes and like a LOT of spin!

Thanks in advance!

If you're dead set on 18g, Ashaway braided Kevlar mains.

If you just want something with great spin potential at low tension, buy a 17 or 16g polygonal poly from your preferred brand.

v-verb 12-24-2012 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HappyMilk (Post 7077948)
Kevlar 17 on the mains & any nylon 16 on the crosses.

I was surprised with how much spin it offered the first time I played with it. It might be hard on the arm though..

Lasted me up to 2 weeks+! (~14+ hrs of decent hitting time)
& if you string yourself, it costs ~$6.00 per stringbed.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HappyMilk (Post 7077949)
I'm sorry. Kevlar 18.

Thanks HappyMilk? Any partucular brands? $6 per stringbed is nice! I got a Klippermate I'm learning to use.

Quote:

Originally Posted by cltennis21 (Post 7077953)
Tourbite 18! As much spin as you want with pretty good durability.

Cool will check into it cltennis21 - thanks!
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bowtiesarecool (Post 7077956)
If you're dead set on 18g, Ashaway braided Kevlar mains.

If you just want something with great spin potential at low tension, buy a 17 or 16g polygonal poly from your preferred brand.

Bowtiesarecool, again thanks will read up on the Ashaway strings. I'm using RPM Team 17 but am greedy for even more spin:twisted:

Ess 12-24-2012 05:22 PM

I believe Weiss Cannon Mosquito Bite will fit the bill.

Lex 12-25-2012 02:27 AM

+1 for Mosquito Bite!!!

Great feel and playability.

dgdawg 12-25-2012 04:24 AM

Signum Pro Poly Plasma....
I know, they're rather "old school" but work well for spin, durability (as far as 18g goes) and tension maintenance.
I actually use 17g now in my X's with VS Team in M's. I think this combo gives me way more spin & control.

Tennusdude 12-25-2012 04:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cltennis21 (Post 7077953)
Tourbite 18! As much spin as you want with pretty good durability.

Does Tour Bite really last? It seems to last me only 3 days. If I hybrid even less.

v-verb 12-25-2012 07:38 AM

Very cool Guys - great suggestions!

I'm leaning to Mosquito Bite so far - anyone try Gamma Zo Black Ice 18?

HappyMilk 12-25-2012 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by v-verb (Post 7077965)
Thanks HappyMilk? Any partucular brands? $6 per stringbed is nice! I got a Klippermate I'm learning to use.

Yeah, I use Ashaway Kevlar & Forten Nylon

cltennis21 12-25-2012 02:28 PM

[quote=Tennusdude;7078379]Does Tour Bite really last? It seems to last me only 3 days. If I hybrid even less.

My high praise or tur bite may be due to switching to an 18x20. The spin is as good as it gets though, that I can almost garentee so it depend if you want more spin or duribilty to narrow your strings further

JDMasFCK 12-25-2012 02:53 PM

Tour bite 18

jason586 12-25-2012 03:50 PM

For spin, durability, AND price - 18 Gauge Gamma Power Play Kevlar. Only $4.95 - then cut it in half for 2 sets of mains to cross with your favorite soft poly.

tlm 12-25-2012 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jason586 (Post 7079085)
For spin, durability, AND price - 18 Gauge Gamma Power Play Kevlar. Only $4.95 - then cut it in half for 2 sets of mains to cross with your favorite soft poly.

I agree plus in the poly line nothing beats luxilon bb ace, the polys mentioned above are not even close.

Overheadsmash 12-26-2012 02:58 AM

TF Red Code 18 is pretty durable I use it all the time. Get decent spin too.

3fees 12-26-2012 05:44 AM

Luxilon BB Ace

Muppet 12-27-2012 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Overheadsmash (Post 7079636)
TF Red Code 18 is pretty durable I use it all the time. Get decent spin too.

I have a set of this on order. I'm planning on stringing it @44 (dropweight) in my Aerogel 200. Does this sound about right? I tried it last Spring @50 and I got no power out of it. What racquet are you using and what tension are you using?

Overheadsmash 12-27-2012 06:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muppet (Post 7082053)
I have a set of this on order. I'm planning on stringing it @44 (dropweight) in my Aerogel 200. Does this sound about right? I tried it last Spring @50 and I got no power out of it. What racquet are you using and what tension are you using?

I use it as a cross in several sticks with TF X-1 Bipshase 16 mains. I had it in a full bed in a Head Youtek IG Prestige Pro and 50 and same thing - it was too stiff. Dropping it to 44 for a full bed is probably where you want to be.


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