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tennisnut123 01-22-2013 06:20 PM

Softest Higher Grade Polyester
Give me your thoughts on the softest polyester that you've played with. Higher Grade polys preferably, especially spin oriented polys that have a different texture or shape. Im using blackcode right now and just wanted some feedback on other polys that could be similar and be soft as well.

Oz_Rocket 01-22-2013 06:47 PM

I'm hanging out for the new Head Sonic Pro Edge to be released in Australia (or somewhere I can get it shipped from!).

dodgers 01-22-2013 07:57 PM

And I'm hangin out for the new SOLINCO Tour Bite Soft......... wanting to give it a test run.

fgs 01-22-2013 11:58 PM

tecnifibre ruff code, polyfibre black venom rough or genesis twisted razor are soft shaped/textured polys which also have a rather good tension maintenance. the initial drop on the black venom rough is higher so go string at least 1lb higher than usual, but it then settles nicely around that value.

THESEXPISTOL 01-23-2013 01:38 AM

Polystar Energy

Korso 01-23-2013 04:04 AM

Dunlop Black Widow is very soft for a textured poly.

Torres 01-23-2013 04:29 AM

Dunlop Black Widow, by a mile. Performs well, soft, comfortable, lovely feel. Have a look at the TW review.

anubis 01-23-2013 05:12 AM

Tourna BHB7

Centerforward71 01-23-2013 05:36 AM

Genesis Twisted Razor, does not get enoough love around here...

fgs 01-23-2013 10:35 AM


how is that black widow in respect to tension maintenance?

db10s 01-23-2013 11:17 AM

Dunlop Black Widow

db10s 01-23-2013 11:18 AM

Black Widow holds tension nicely.

Boricua 01-23-2013 11:19 AM

Polyfibre TCS original

xsmasher 01-31-2013 06:21 AM

BW or Polystar Turbo

JT_2eighty 01-31-2013 07:10 AM


Originally Posted by Centerforward71 (Post 7153112)
Genesis Twisted Razor, does not get enoough love around here...

I'm looking forward to trying it.

While usually a gut/poly guy, I've been using Genesis Typhoon a lot lately, and it is about to eclipse my go-to setup of gut16L/poly18.

I used to really love Polystar Turbo and Energy, but the tension loss drove me away from those polys. They are still the softest poly I've ever tried, but require too frequent restringing that doesn't work for me. I'm always testing out full poly but usually go back to my gut/poly setup with joy. Lately going back to my go-to gut from Typhoon has left me less confident than usual.

Typhoon really holds tension better than most poly out there, aside from SP polys or WC polys, but it's definitely up there with both. It also has a great feel to it, and in playing a lot of doubles, I have found it to be great from all areas of the court, even volleys which I think says a lot about it since many polys do not bode as well up there.

If twisted razor is even softer than typhoon, I'll be in for a treat. I think there is a slight anti-Genesis bias from 'a small few' people here, but for sure not all. Also as tw doesn't carry genesis, I would imagine would be a reason it's not as highly discussed or regarded around here as well. But there are so many great reviews from multiple sources on Genesis (some glowing tt tw reviews, the USRSA playtest rated it highly, other third party sites, Karlovic, etc) that I don't think the great reviews are fishy, as some people may have also tried to argue.

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