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EastAngels2014 01-27-2013 07:56 PM

Best poly reel <100
 
What is the best poly reel for under a $100. tourna? Pro line x? Something else?

COPEY 01-27-2013 08:21 PM

There are several popular reels for under a $100. The bigger question is whether or not they're suited for your game, whether you'll like them or not. My suggestion would be to pick one of the highly touted, popular strings and buy a set to try for yourself. Buying a reel based soley off of someone's recommendation is not a wise habit to get into.

Buford T Justice 01-28-2013 03:41 AM

I took a chance on a reel of this stuff. For $33.95, figure I cant go wrong. Worst case is I will have ended up wasting the equivalent of a single racquets worth of Luxilon! But, I have a feeling this stuff is going work just fine.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Gose...N-GPYL16R.html

TW actually just reviewed it in 17g, and it was surprisingly a quite favorable review.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/revi...Y17Review.html

COPEY 01-28-2013 05:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Buford T Justice (Post 7173926)
I have a feeling this stuff is going work just fine.


Hope it does. It was one of the first reels I bought several years ago (they didn't have it black back then, but same string). If I could get it to fit in my weed eater I would lol.

Having said that, there are those who love it; I'm just not one of them. Again, pick up a set of what seems interesting/appealing and give it a go before taking the plunge on a reel.

Buford T Justice 01-28-2013 05:19 AM

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Originally Posted by COPEY (Post 7174070)
Hope it does. It was one of the first reels I bought several years ago (they didn't have it black back then, but same string). If I could get it to fit in my weed eater I would lol.

Ha! You know what.....Ill bet this stuff is cheaper than real weed eater strings!

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Having said that, there are those who love it; I'm just not one of them. Again, pick up a set of what seems interesting/appealing and give it a go before taking the plunge on a reel.
For about the past year, Ive been using Babolat Duralast in a 1980's Wilson frame.......so my expectations/requirements are obviously not quite as high as many others!

tyu1314 01-28-2013 05:49 AM

Tourna got some really nice poly, the reel are all under 100,(69.99-89.99).

mad dog1 01-28-2013 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by EastAngels2014 (Post 7173417)
What is the best poly reel for under a $100. tourna? Pro line x? Something else?

Blade 98 is a pretty stiff racquet so i'd recommend a softer poly string.

Discho Iontec 17g Black or Salmon $70
Kirschbaum Super Smash Orange 17 $89
Solinco Outlast 16 $109

all 3 offer fantastic control w/ pretty good comfort and are ~$100/reel, but it depends what you're looking for.

Seth 01-28-2013 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by tyu1314 (Post 7174143)
Tourna got some really nice poly, the reel are all under 100,(69.99-89.99).

Yep. Big Hitter Silver Rough is nice.

ellipticality_224 01-28-2013 11:22 AM

Gosen Polylon is a good one, very durable, and if you hit big with spin, this is a very dead string and absorbs a good bit of power from your shot, but tennis elbow is a certainty if you have a bad swing or serve motion

RetroSpin 01-28-2013 11:31 AM

Hard to believe anything could beat BHBR for the money.

The Meat 01-28-2013 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by ellipticality_224 (Post 7175114)
Gosen Polylon is a good one, very durable, and if you hit big with spin, this is a very dead string and absorbs a good bit of power from your shot, but tennis elbow is a certainty if you have a bad swing or serve motion

Would not suggest playing this in a full bed, dies quickly and doesn't really play all that great. Would suggest this as a cross in a cheap hybrid.

JDMasFCK 01-28-2013 12:33 PM

Tourna BHB7 or Genesis Black Magic

Doubles 01-28-2013 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by JDMasFCK (Post 7175281)
Tourna BHB7 or Genesis Black Magic

+1. I have both. Great deals.

SteveI 01-28-2013 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Buford T Justice (Post 7173926)
I took a chance on a reel of this stuff. For $33.95, figure I cant go wrong. Worst case is I will have ended up wasting the equivalent of a single racquets worth of Luxilon! But, I have a feeling this stuff is going work just fine.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Gose...N-GPYL16R.html

TW actually just reviewed it in 17g, and it was surprisingly a quite favorable review.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/revi...Y17Review.html

Very below average string. For almost the same price get a reel of IsoSpeed Baseline. Much better in all areas.

SteveI 01-28-2013 01:32 PM

Any of the Toura Poly offerings are solid and are well priced.

Buford T Justice 01-28-2013 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by SteveI (Post 7175446)
Very below average string. For almost the same price get a reel of IsoSpeed Baseline. Much better in all areas.

It's funny you mention Isospeed Baseline as the TW play test mentioned this as a similar string. Chris mentioned he got 2 weeks out of a string bed of Polylon, which I thought was rather impressive.

fortun8son 01-29-2013 12:54 AM

Don't forget Pro's Pro.
You can get a reel each of Blackout and Vendetta for >$100!

SteveI 01-29-2013 01:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Buford T Justice (Post 7175493)
It's funny you mention Isospeed Baseline as the TW play test mentioned this as a similar string. Chris mentioned he got 2 weeks out of a string bed of Polylon, which I thought was rather impressive.

The price might be the same.. they play nothing alike. Polylon is really bottom of the market. Really only works for a small group of players and is hard on the arm.. where as the IsoSpeed is much softer and has nice touch and feel. I have played both strings a ton. Depends on what you like.. but as other have said.. matching Polylon with a stiff frame is not a great option.
Polylon also losses tension like no other poly I have used. It is of course, very much 1st gen stuff.

SteveI 01-29-2013 01:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buford T Justice (Post 7175493)
It's funny you mention Isospeed Baseline as the TW play test mentioned this as a similar string. Chris mentioned he got 2 weeks out of a string bed of Polylon, which I thought was rather impressive.

The price might be the same.. they play nothing alike. Polylon is really bottom of the market. Really only works for a small group of players and is hard on the arm.. where as the IsoSpeed is much softer and has nice touch and feel. I have played both strings a ton. Depends on what you like.. but as other have said.. matching Polylon with a stiff frame is not a great option.
Polylon also losses tension like no other poly I have used. It is of course, very much 1st gen stuff.

Overheadsmash 01-29-2013 03:02 AM

The tournas are good. I have reels of Blue Rough 17, Silver Rough 16, and Black 7 16 and love them all.

In the winter months, when the heat at my indoor facility in kept at 60 degees though, I go multi mains and poly crosses. All the polys I have ever tried stiffen up too much when it is cold and lose power.

Converesely, when it is in the 80s and I am outside on the har-tru, I can string a full bed of Black 7 at 50 lbs and it is amazing. Price is under $100 too.


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