1. Z

    Poly for 12 year old?

    Need advice here. My son got his first full-size racquet (Wilson UL100) last year, and the pro shop racquet specialist, who saw him hit, set him up with Wilson Revolve, I think 17 gauge (I didn't know enough tennis to state a preference). When we got the Revolve cut out, a different stringer...
  2. S

    Weaving Natural Gut and Poly Hybrids

    When stringing hybrids of natural gut and poly there is a significant risk of the poly strings damaging the more delicate (and expensive) gut, particularly when the crosses are woven and pulled. Our friends at Guts and Glory Tennis recently posted a live Facebook video demonstrating how they...
  3. M

    Signum Pro Strings Yellow Jacket and X-Perience

    These have to be some of the most underrated strings on the market. I have been using Volkl Cyclone and Solino Hyper G pretty exclusively but after testing these strings I may just switch. They provide the same bite and control I get from Cyclone and Hyper G, but in a much more comfortable...
  4. F

    Yonex Poly Tour Drive vs Babolat RPM Blast

    Hi, Has anyone tested both in full bed and compared them? What racquet and tension was used? Which one did you like the most? Which one provided more spin/tension hold/durability? I know there are other gear shaped strings for spin out there but here I am interested in these 2 only. Thanks...
  5. Znak

    RF97A poly question

    Question for Michelle or Troy, hope you can help! Looking for a recommendation on a poly for the RF97A, that has more feel to it than Hyper G, and that is not overly plastic-y or wiry? Open to round or shaped suggestions. Thanks in advance!

    FB Poly vs. Hybrid - Evaluating String Bed Stiffness

    A friend of mine is a solid 4.5 1,2 singles USTA player that hits with a Volkl V1 Classic racquet. Last fall was the last time I saw him play and he was using Luxilon Element. Sometime over the winter he switched to 4G at 52 lbs and developed arm issues and had taken some time off. He reached...
  7. liftordie

    The most slippery round strings on the market in 2019

    What are (for you) the most slippery round strings on the market in 2019 (for using as a cross)? Thank you
  8. liftordie

    Best tension poly/sgut hybrid for spin?

    I'm using Signum Pro X-perience 1.18/Pro's Pro Synthetic 1.30 hybrid in my Prince Phantom Pro 100. I actually string at 49lbs (22kg) and I like it a lot. BUT I'm curious to know if lowering the tension of sgut crosses could give me more spin and wider sweetspot?? :unsure:
  9. R

    Pro Staff RF 97A

    Hi, for all PSRF97A Black users, what are good polys to use in full bed in this frame, my favorite right now is Rs Lyon 1.25 at 50, I have been tried different polys like; Alu Power, Max Power, Rpm Blast, etc. Anyone use Hyper G 1.30 in this racquet? Still searching for the perfect poly for this...
  10. T

    Crisp feeling poly with max playability duration and spin?

    My first criteria for choosing strings is playability duration and then spin. This criteria led me to a full bed of Ashaway Kevlar 18g @40lbs in terms of feel and spin; I love seeing the fuzz in the air after ripping a forehand. But yeah had wrist and elbow discomfort and cut it out. Went back...
  11. C

    Wilson Ultra Tour hybrid stringing and frame shape

    Need your help here.... I have been experimenting with several string setups in my UT (18x20) and in order to determine tension for mains and crosses I have consulted tension adviser (http://www.stringway-nl.com/en/TAonline/calc.php). It recommends slightly higher tension in the crosses e.g...
  12. Andrew Park

    Hybrid String Recommendations

    May I ask your help on selecting right set up for my racket? I am heavy top-spin hitter using Babolat Pure Aero La Decima. I've been trying a few string setups but cannot tune in to the "optimal" setting. Can you advise me on what I should try next according to the comments I made while I was...
  13. P

    Best polyester tennis strings on the market today?

    What makes a polyester string better than another? and what makes a string bad? Everyone's preference varies making choosing the right string a personal preference. Is there anything quantifiable about a tennis strings properties that make one better than another? In my opinion, the top 5...
  14. Moosch

    A Smooth/Round Poly or Co Poly To Cross With Natural Gut

    I am looking for a Smooth/Round Poly or Co Poly to cross with Natural Gut being in mains. The biggest factors I'm looking for is Play Duration, Durability, Control, Spin. More or less in that order. There are a few that I have researched that seem to fit the bill: Tourna Black Zone Lux 4G...
  15. wferdinand

    Old but unused strings

    I got two MSV string, a Co Focus 1.18 and a Focus HEX 1.23. These are have old style packages, may be 6-8 years old, but unused. Can these strings produce same performance compared to equal but manufactured in the last time?
  16. S

    Multi that plays like a poly?

    I’ve recently switched to a full multi setup post TE after being a long term user of poly (Yonex tour super 850 pro). I played with this string for the first time yesterday and after only an hour of solid hitting it is already frayiny, has notched significantly and the strings have to be moved...
  17. M

    Soft or Plush Poly Strings

    I haven't had to opportunity to play with many strings as I mostly used ytex quadro twist for a few years but recently i've wanting to try something different. I remember using one of my friends frames and he had it strung up with luxilon 4g. I know that 4g is marketed as a stiff string and many...
  18. mark b.

    Gut Kevlar Hybrid in OS

    I've searched several older posts here but have been unable to get a good answer. I play with an 105" Dunlop 300G with a tight 18x20 pattern. My favorite hybrid setup right now is Klip Legend 17 (double coated) with a smooth poly in the crosses. I string the gut mains at 66lbs and string the...
  19. LaZeR

    How Long does Natural Gut / (co)Poly Hybrid Last?

    Hi folks, I tried searching > sorry if this has been asked & answered but just wondering > if I have cheap, 16 gauge Natural Gut on the Mains @ ~52 lbs, and 1.2mm gauge, smooth/soft (co)Poly on Cross @ ~48 lbs, do you know for how long, or how many hours, I can play without having to re-string...
  20. kairos

    Red-colored poly string most similar to Solinco Hyper-G 1.20

    For a while, I have played with several poly strings replacing them more frequently than necessary. Briefly describing my journey with one-line comments: Luxilon ALU power 1.25: Probably best string either for professional or someone rich. ALU Power 1.25 Rough: Similar impression with ALU, but...
  21. XFactorer

    Yonex Poly Tour Strike

    In the specs for the new VCORE Pro 97, they mention a new string: Poly Tour Strike. Discuss. http://www.yonex.com/sports/tennis/products/tennis/string/strings/polytour-strike-120125130/
  22. Znak

    Poly/Multi Hybrid Tension Question

    When I first started out, I used full beds of multi, then more recently to full beds of poly. Now I'm just getting into hybrids and I'm loving the combination of both. My question is; I usually know my tensions for full beds, but how do I know say if I want more power or control which string...
  23. CopolyX

    When it comes to poly strings.........Tennis Industry: Nov/Dec 2017

    Collaborative Effort: When it comes to poly strings, we all need to make sure adult recreational players and juniors know the facts. By Bob Patterson: I speak to many manufacturers, coaches and racquet technicians, and the consensus is that recreational adult players and junior players are...
  24. Doppelganger

    Double AR Strings - worth the cost to import?

    Hello fellow tennis fans! So I have been interested in trying out some more Double AR strings, but unfortunately the selection here in the states seems slim to nil. Tennis Warehouse has some of them, but only one that I'm interested in trying. Double AR has some very attractive looking deals on...
  25. M

    Best cross for Isospeed Cream?

    I'm in the market for new strings and ideally want to try a soft poly/co-poly. So far Cream has caught my attention and I'm interesting in trying it. From what I've read, it seems to be great in terms of comfort, tension maintenance and control; decent in terms of spin; and low in terms of...
  26. projectone7


    Luxilon's 20th anniversary string is bright purple... What rackets would it go with?
  27. Rezmund13

    1993 Made In Austria Head Radical Tour OS 690 18x19 string tension recommendation?

    Hi Looking for some advice I picked up a mint 1993 original Agassi Head Radical Tour OS recently and want to string it with a hybrid set of vs touch black 16 mains and rpm blast 17 crosses. The original manufacturer's recommendation is 65lbs plus which seems high by modern standards. Am...
  28. J

    Poly Main/Gut Cross

    I've heard so many great things about having a Gut main and a Poly cross, I mean even Fed uses it, but what about a Poly Main and a Gut Cross? How does that work?
  29. projectone7

    Thoughts on Solinco Barb Wire?

    I have been playing with Barb Wire 16 for a while now. A lot of posters say it feels dead, but I seem to get a lively response in my Pure Strike 19/19 (red & black). Anyone else?