I’m normally a poly player but I strung a UT with Gideon Micro Super at 66 the other day and it plays well. It’s firm without being too stiff, produces decent spin, and the stringbed is dense so it should last me a while.
4G will be a more consistent cross throughout its life. ALU will play much better for the first few hours, then you’ll have a period where it will be decent before dropping off a cliff. 4G is more stable but will never have the fresh ALU magic.
Diadem strings across the board were disappointing to me. I even had a discount on their products and never found a string that worked for me, although Flash was probably my favorite offering.
More and more now, I am finding myself disappointed when I string my racquets with Solinco Tour Bite...
Some strings are better suited to lower tensions than others. Some players are also more tension sensitive than others. I've found that stringing in the low-mid 40's seems to mitigate how noticeable tension loss is compared to stringing in the 50's.
I have an Ultra Tour (dense 18x20--at least imo) strung with 16 gauge VS Touch mains and a smooth poly cross back in December. I've hit with it for maybe 8 hours in that time. It's barely notched and is still quite playable although it has certainly gotten a bit softer. If I were to go play a...
Hitting for an hour and a half today confirmed that 90 minutes was simply too long for strings to sit in a racquet. After only 2 minutes my fresh strings had already gone completely dead. I think I’m going to start restringing mid practice to make sure I never experience this again.