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steve s 01-13-2013 06:33 AM

Pro Pro's poly strings
 
Which of these strings have a soft feel (for a poly). Will be stringing at a low tension.

stringsguy 01-15-2013 07:23 AM

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Originally Posted by steve s (Post 7116385)
Which of these strings have a soft feel (for a poly). Will be stringing at a low tension.

Vendetta
Blackforce

Vendetta being the softest

THESEXPISTOL 01-15-2013 07:29 AM

Black Out

Clone of Blackcode, Vendetta is very soft also, never tried Blackforce...

steve s 01-16-2013 09:56 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. What kind on tension do you use on Pro's Pro poly vs other brands of poly string

Lakers4Life 01-16-2013 10:38 AM

I don't go over 55 lbs. 50-52 seems to work best. Also waiting at least 5 seconds before clamping.

stringsguy 01-19-2013 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by steve s (Post 7126044)
Thanks for the suggestions. What kind on tension do you use on Pro's Pro poly vs other brands of poly string

Depends I guess what type of player you are? But I tend to do around 50-55lbs to get power, control and spin

THESEXPISTOL 01-20-2013 02:27 AM

Also, if you string on a dropweight don't overpull the mains, or the thinner gauges will easily break.

purple-n-gold 01-20-2013 08:30 AM

Tried Blackout 17 at 52lbs yesterday, nice soft poly, if I didn't have so many sets of black poly I would buy a reel, there's a good deal on reels right now.

Dazzler 01-20-2013 09:10 AM

I use either Red Devil or Blackout and they both play quite soft I have them in a Hybrid with a synthetic gut though

stringsguy 01-24-2013 02:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Dazzler (Post 7140570)
I use either Red Devil or Blackout and they both play quite soft I have them in a Hybrid with a synthetic gut though

Both are good strings and work well as a hybrid.

Francis27 01-24-2013 08:00 AM

which pros pro polys are soft, durable and great tension maintenance? looking to either do a full bed or a hybrid with a multi

Fuji 01-24-2013 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Francis27 (Post 7157804)
which pros pro polys are soft, durable and great tension maintenance? looking to either do a full bed or a hybrid with a multi

I don't think any have solid tension maintenance.

-Fuji

Francis27 01-24-2013 08:21 AM

Ive read good reviews on the vendetta I'm thinking of trying it

domosborn 01-24-2013 08:46 AM

Intense heat is also really good, message me for more info

Muppet 02-01-2013 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Lakers4Life (Post 7126161)
I don't go over 55 lbs. 50-52 seems to work best. Also waiting at least 5 seconds before clamping.

I've been having difficulty finding a good tension for Stratagem 1.25. It's a very lively string. I've tried 52/53, 54/55, and 56/57 (drop weight.) I broke it on the last knot, so next I tried 56/58 with Stratagem/Spiral Flex. Unfortunately, it still feels to lively. So next I'll try 57/58 full bed with an 8 second delay before clamping. I hope it will be durable enough. I'm not having a good feeling about this string. I use 1 lb. higher cross tension on my Liquidmetal OS because the frame's natural sweetspot is wider than I like.

Sage 02-04-2013 09:00 AM

I have heard that the Stratagem is a lively string. Have you tried the Stratagem on a mid plus racquet? I have never found much control on an oversized racquet. You could put a stiffer poly in the crosses as well that may work.

Muppet 02-04-2013 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Sage (Post 7190685)
I have heard that the Stratagem is a lively string. Have you tried the Stratagem on a mid plus racquet? I have never found much control on an oversized racquet. You could put a stiffer poly in the crosses as well that may work.

I do have a 90" and two 95". The OS is the test racquet for polys. I usually have the others occupied with strings that are working well in them. My theory is that polys usually will tame the OS frame. I guess I'll get around to trying the Stratagem in my AG200 after the Pro Red Code loses tension and I try Intellitour next.

I know it sounds like I'm all over the map, but I'm keeping Cyber Flash / Hexy Fiber in my MuscleWeave 95 @48/53. It's a nice combo, and if nothing else works out I'll stick with it. My Dunlop Black Max II is a pretty dead frame. Maybe I'll try the Stratagem in there, although it is a 90".

Sage 02-06-2013 04:40 PM

Let me know how the Stratagem works in your AG200.

Muppet 02-09-2013 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Sage (Post 7196708)
Let me know how the Stratagem works in your AG200.

Will do. -10 char

kcmiser 02-10-2013 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Muppet (Post 7185534)
I've been having difficulty finding a good tension for Stratagem 1.25. It's a very lively string. I've tried 52/53, 54/55, and 56/57 (drop weight.) I broke it on the last knot, so next I tried 56/58 with Stratagem/Spiral Flex. Unfortunately, it still feels to lively. So next I'll try 57/58 full bed with an 8 second delay before clamping. I hope it will be durable enough. I'm not having a good feeling about this string. I use 1 lb. higher cross tension on my Liquidmetal OS because the frame's natural sweetspot is wider than I like.

All equipment preferences are, of course, subjective. However, I'm amazed at how, compared to frames, strings get such widely different opinions from player to player. I tried Strategem because it was listed as similar to Black Widow, which is super-soft, sharply shaped, and very lively/elastic. Based on the above post, and having hit BW, which is very lively, I would have thought that Strategem was similar. However, my experience is that it is the deadest string I've ever hit. Absolutely nothing like BW. I couldn't believe how a string that didn't feel at all stiff could be so unresponsive, even at the very low tensions (38 lbs.) I'm using. Odd how our evaluations are not just different, but polar opposites.

I'm trying to find something soft and responsive/lively, with decent bite and good pop. I've tried Vendetta, and it fits this criteria pretty well. Has anyone tried Revoltec? It's "compare to" string is Polystar Energy, which I've read has having excellent pop. However, after being burned with Strategem's "compare to" information, I'm very leery about taking a flyer on another Pro's Pro string based on this.


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