1. KungfuTennis

    Anyone try TAAN strings from China?

    So as someone who currently lives in China and works at a tennis club, I've tried a lot of polys. Almost all Lux strings, almost all Solinco strings, Black Widow, Quadro Twist, RPM, MSV Focus Hex, Cyclone, you get the picture. When I first came to China, I found that a lot of high level players...
  2. A

    Do polys with good tension maintenance behave more like multis/gut in terms of going dead?

    The common wisdom goes polys should be cut out after a few weeks tops, as they are completely dead, while multi/gut can stay in your racquet till they pop. However, with polys closer to multi/gut tension maintenance such as Luxilon 4G, Kirschbaum Max Power, Head Lynx Tour, etc., does this still...
  3. D

    Oval String Shape?

    Hey everyone, just a quick question to throw out there. I am currently intrigued by ISOSPEED Rexxxer and StringLab's Orbitour, just to try it and see how they play, and I was wondering what exactly would an oval shape string do. I do not see the obvious benefit for it and assume it's more of a...
  4. A

    Dent-Resistant Poly Crosses

    TL;DR: Discuss which polys are most dent resistant when used as a cross. Specifically interested in how Head Hawk and Kirschbaum Max Power compare in this regard, if anyone can A/B those two. Hello, I’m curious if anyone knows which polys have the highest surface hardness. Note: this is not...
  5. J

    Overwhelmed by strings

    I've dropped hours over the last couple days combing through the forum trying to figure out what I should go with but I feel further from a decision than when I started. About me: -3.0 making progress towards the next level. 3 months with 1:1 coaching which is making a big diff -String breaker...
  6. E

    Shoulder pain after serving - poly or heavier racquet?

    I usually play with Head Radical MP (2021). I have recently gotten a Head Prestige Tour (2021) demo and have been testing it out. It came strung with some 16 poly. The racquet also had substantially heavier static and swing weight than my MP. I really enjoy this racquet, but I noticed some...
  7. C

    Volkl V-Pro users

    Anyone else use this string and think it's a pretty good all around string. I've used the 17 and 18 guages in closed and open pattern racquets and really enjoyed it. It's a round poly, I consider it on the softer but not soft-powerful side of polys. Comfortable but with good feel, good tension...
  8. T

    The Riddle: Getting String/Racket/Elbow combo right

    Hi, I've been following this great forum for quite some time and learned a whole lot. Now I'm really excited to get some expert help on my big riddle as the league year is approaching for my club in germany. I'm a counterpunch defense player with emphasis on spin and slice shots, used to play...
  9. F

    MSV Focus Hex Ultra vs Focus Hex

    Hey, has anybody tried both MSV Focus Hex Ultra and its predecessor MSV Focus Hex? If so, what colour and gauge have you tested? Thanks
  10. F

    String setup for T40 305 (18x20)

    Hey, can someone recommend a good string setup for T40 305 (18x20)? Im used to play with polys (mostly RPM Blast and Foxus hex) around 27/26 kg. Thanks
  11. G

    Recommendations wanted for a budding beginner

    Hey all, I'd love to get your recommendations for my string setup. I currently play with a Yonex Ezone 100 strung with Tecnifibre Triax 16 at 52 lbs. I've been playing for a little over a year, and this string works well for me after starting with Syn Gut then transitioning to Wilson Sensation...
  12. E

    Round Poly Recommendations (Crisp, predictable, 1.2 gauge or less)

    Hi all, I've been a silent stalker for a while but finally got the courage to post my first thread so here goes! I'm looking for some thin Crisp Round Poly Recommendations for my Tecnifibre TF40 305 (with leather grip 313 g unstrung) 18x20 pattern. I want the poly to be 1.2 gauge or lower (no...
  13. time410s

    Asking For Honest feedback on a video I might do

    I'm working on a video where I thoroughly breakdown my first impressions on a TenX racket. They're an up and coming racket company from Australia with some international presence. Maybe you've heard of them. Anyway, I do somewhat of a teardown and I talk in detail about my observations and...
  14. time410s

    Ideas for videos to do?

    I recently started a youtube channel and I reviewed 2 strings. I somewhat consider these practice videos since they are 2 strings that aren't super high on the radar and I want to get the swing of things a bit. Working on some ideas for content but do you guys personally have ideas for strings...
  15. J

    Gut / poly hybrid - same tension or differential?

    Hi all, What tension differential do you all recommend in a gut / poly hybrid setup? Most ATP players seem to string 2-4 lbs higher on the gut mains than the poly crosses, but they also switch to fresh strings before the poly loses much tension. I've been using a 2 lbs differential (mains...
  16. goldenhawktennis

    Going from full bed multi to full bed poly?!

    Okay, it's been a minute since I've hit full bed poly (or any poly for that matter), so forgive me if this is a common adjustment period thing/too many variables at play, but I tried going from full bed X1B multi (56 lbs) in my K90 yesterday to full bed Hyper G 17 poly (47 lbs) in my new 93p...
  17. Znak

    Favourite smaller brand: TierOne v Mayami v Grapplesnake v Toroline

    I already have so many strings in my box to test out, but seeing all these great reviews makes me want to test some of these smaller brands, (I didn't include ProsPro just because I don't have access to it). I know there are already individual threads on each brand, but curious to hear from...
  18. A

    Powerful polyester

    Any suggestions for polyester strings on the more powerful side? Thanks

    Which poly to hybrid with natural gut?

    I'm seriously considering trying natural gut again as the last time was when I was about 12 years old. I have no memory of the feel. The natural gut I would get is Babolat VS Touch 1.25 (which is apparently VS Team?) and get it strung on the mains in one of my VCORE 95 rackets. I usually have...
  20. H

    How much of a difference will a hybrid setup make?

    Hey there and thanks in advance for any guidance! I've been demoing racquets for a while and have finally narrowed it down to the Yonex EZONE 98 and Head Gravity MP. Pretty different racquets, I know. Anyway, the demos I've been playing with both have multifilament strings on them. I have some...
  21. Martves613

    Isospeed REXXXER - New oval poly on the market

    From Isospeed website: A different approach for sure. I´ve never heard of oval poly. It is also quite expensive.
  22. A


    Has anyone tried Pro Kennex's IQ Poly X Black tennis string?
  23. WilPro

    Best advice for anyone playing tennis more than 1 hour per month

    If you play tennis at least 1 hour per week. Buy the string you can cut the most often. Buy a stringing machine and cut strings as often as possible. Your arm will love it. For example Pro's Pro Blackout is a great string and very cheap. You should cut any poly or co-poly after 30 min and no...
  24. M

    Recommendation for cross string

    Hi, guys! I need a recommendation for my cross string. My racquet is a Wilson Blade 98S. For years, I played with Pacific Tough Gut 16L at 54LBS in the mains, and Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18 at 48LBS in the crosses. It appears that Pacific is now defunct, plus I was wanting to get away from gut if...
  25. Rudi Bergner

    String science, hybrid effects and doubts.

    Hi, I’m a bit confused about string properties because I’m trying to make a hybrid bed for myself. So I was checking strings and their specifications trying to achieve a softer feel and more pocketing on my playabilty. I use full bed of Hyper G with 23kg full bed but recently 23kg main/ 22kg...
  26. H

    Best Polys for 18x20 string pattern

    Old topic, new thread! What are some good poly to try for this string pattern in your opinion? I'm trying to look around for ideas to string my Head MG Radical MP. My priorities, in order from high to low, are: power, spin potential, overall cost (price + how long each sj last), control (since...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...