Any recommendations for a soft poly?

Muppet

Legend
By 'very soft poly' I wonder if you want something that feels like a multi. Polys are firmer strings, but in that range you could try Tourna Big Hitter Black 7 or Dunlop Black Widow.
 

Pablo55

New User
Yonex poly tour pro 1.20 is very soft but has good spin for a round poly. For shaped strings, I personally found solinco hyper g 1.20 to be quite soft with very good bite, there's also the 1.15 gauge which is probably even softer. There's also diadem solstice power which I haven't tried yet but is meant to be very soft with great spin.
 

Yao_guai_nz

New User
I've been using Yonex PTP 1.20 after being a multi user. In a multi I'm 52lbs and went to 47lbs in the poly. ... still noticeably stiffer
They've also got notches throughout after 4 matches so they don't really slide anymore. Great for first couple matches, but the feel deteriorates soon after. I think a lot of polys are like that?


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georgiahank

New User
Isospeed Cream is the softest poly I have tried. Decent spin but not what I would call aggressive bite.

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WisconsinPlayer

Professional
Would that be the 1.10 mm one? I think I've seen it both in 1.10 and 1.15. I've only tried the thicker ones and they felt very stiff to me. :(
Tour bite is not a soft string, perhaps the 1.10 gauge is but the thicker are not. I would recommend the 16Lg of tour bite soft as it will break less quickly
 

scotus

G.O.A.T.
Would that be the 1.10 mm one? I think I've seen it both in 1.10 and 1.15. I've only tried the thicker ones and they felt very stiff to me. :(
No, it is the 1.05 mm, the softest poly according to TW University. The stiffness, if memory serves, is 130-something.
 

Tommy Haas

Hall of Fame
Any thoughts on Head FXP Tour? It aids in spin generation from ball pocketing and not bite. It may be a better string for swings with medium RHS. A full western swing that goes through the strike zone too fast wouldn't benefit from the pocketing and would probably hurt control.
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
I've been using Yonex PTP 1.20 after being a multi user. In a multi I'm 52lbs and went to 47lbs in the poly. ... still noticeably stiffer
They've also got notches throughout after 4 matches so they don't really slide anymore. Great for first couple matches, but the feel deteriorates soon after. I think a lot of polys are like that?


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Most polys need to be replaced at 20 hrs of play. Even sooner if you really crank the ball.
 

Kalin

Legend
No, it is the 1.05 mm, the softest poly according to TW University. The stiffness, if memory serves, is 130-something.
Thanks.... only the 1.10 available here; I mean, the 1.10 is the thinnest available. But it also seems quite soft according to the database; I might try it.
 

Yao_guai_nz

New User
Most polys need to be replaced at 20 hrs of play. Even sooner if you really crank the ball.
Agree. A lot of club players (3-4) just keep using them for ages... they don't hit them hard enough to snap them unless misshit. .... side note...my old multifilament had awesome tension maintainance and would snap due to fraying eventually anyway.

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2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Agree. A lot of club players (3-4) just keep using them for ages... they don't hit them hard enough to snap them unless misshit. .... side note...my old multifilament had awesome tension maintainance and would snap due to fraying eventually anyway.

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Polys go dead way before breaking!
 

Moosch

New User
My favorite full bed soft by far is Cyclone Tour 16g. Big time spin, lasts a very long time, great control for me. Others that I really liked that are softer but not as much spin are Cream and Volkl V-Star.
 

kdm711

Rookie
I know Gamma strings don't get much praise on these forums, but they have a strong relationship with my local shop so they string them a lot. I demoed a racquet that was strung with Moto Soft and I enjoyed it. I found it to be quite comfortable.
 
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NuBas

Legend
Some options considering:

Gosen Sidewinder
Volkl Cyclone Tour
Volkl V-Torque Tour
Topspin Cyber Flash
MSV Co-Focus or Focus Hex
Signum Poly Pro Plasma Pure?

I have been using Isospeed Baseline reel.
 

NuBas

Legend
I know Gamma strings don't get much praise on these forums, but they have a strong relationship with my local shop so they string them a lot. I just picked up a new racquet from them and decided to try out the new Gamma Jet 16L. I've only hit with it on the machine for a couple hours thus far, but initial impression is that I like it quite a bit. Haven't had enough time with it yet to provide feedback as far as tension loss goes.
I once tried some Gamma samples and liked them.
 

JamesV

Rookie
I'am looking for a very soft poly that still has good bite.
Genesis Black Magic is a soft poly, Prince Warrior Response is a hybrid like string, that is a syn-gut like solid core, but unlike a syn-gut core wrapped in multi-fibers, it's Warrior Response's core is wrapped in a ploy-like material. It's a soft and unique feel to hit with. I also like Luxilon Element. It's similar to Warrior Response, with better spin potential, but also more than twice the price.
 

NuBas

Legend
Weiss Cannon 17 Silver String is super plush, its very comfortable though I found control not great and spin not great either. Trying MSV Co Focus and its very nice, also comfortable but better control and really nice solid feeling.
 

Jamesm182

Semi-Pro
Softest poly I have tried that is supported by tw data is polyfibre black venom ..really soft loads of spin and comfort and decent durability too, and also great price ..look no further!!
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Head.sonic.pro
spoke to rep a few years back, said it was the softest poly they make.. before head.lynx and head.hawk came out,,

if I had to rate them
head.lynx softest
head.sonic.pro, second softest
head.hawk.crisper of the bunch

as far as bite,, sonic.pro and lynx would be very close imo..
 

Frans Bleker

Professional
Head Lynx
Wilson Revolve
Diadem elite XT
Diadem solatice power
Yonex poly tour pro
Luxilon element
Isospeed Cream
Prince XR
 

RafaLazer

New User
I've personally found the ALU Power fluoro is incredibly comfortable and one of my favorite strings. Also, Head Lynx and Quadro Twist (doesn't last as long for me, but is very soft) like everyone has said.
 
As far as lab numbers go, Solinco Tour Bite 20 takes the top spot.

Might want to give it a try if you're not a string breaker.
Is this still the #1 softest Poly ?

Solinco Tour Bite 20 = 136
Velocity MLT 17 = 153
Volkl Cyclone Tour 18 = 159
ISospeed Cream 17 = 178
Solinco Hyper-G 18 = 180
Kirschbaum pro line II 18 = 183
Dunlop Black Widow 16 = 193
 
Velocity is a multi which frays and locks up
Solinco is 20, which will break fast
Cyclone 18 seems to be the move

I think I will go with Gut 58/Cyclone 55
 

Arzivu

Rookie
Is this still the #1 softest Poly ?

Solinco Tour Bite 20 = 136
Velocity MLT 17 = 153
Volkl Cyclone Tour 18 = 159
ISospeed Cream 17 = 178
Solinco Hyper-G 18 = 180
Kirschbaum pro line II 18 = 183
Dunlop Black Widow 16 = 193
Sometimes the numbers do not tell the truth. For example, signum pro x-perience 17g has a rating around 220, but it is definetely softer than black widow. You cannot rely exclusively on those stats. Your hand is the best judge!
 
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ron schaap

Professional
Weiss Cannon Ultra Cable 17L


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That string is only soft when it loosens up, otherwise at 23kg to stiff and at 22kg just bearable and i m not too sensitive!
Sometimes the numbers do not tell the truth. For example, signum pro x-perience 17g has a rating around 220, but it is definetely softer than black widow. You cannot rely exclusively on those stats. Your hand is the best judge!
However i do find black window as soft as the numbers sugest. Only problem is that this Dunlop locks up in fullbed. Maybe better in hybrid?
Then i find Babolast Blast rough soft too, but i like it less then regular version.
 

LOBALOT

Semi-Pro
Of the strings I have tried my vote would be Volkl Cyclone Tour (VCT). However, it lasts about 6 hours or so. I do find Isospeed cream nice as a cross in a hybrid but think VCT performs better in a full bed.

I have also used Polyfibre TCS which some indicate is a soft poly. I did not like the way it performed. To me it performed firmer than the ratings for some reason. It is also too soft to use as a cross string as it notches too easily locking the string bed. It also does not hold tension very well.

I have not used Sidewinder but have friends that have and they indicate is soft was well but also does not last like VCT.
 
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Pneumated1

Hall of Fame
Need some advice. I just picked up a pack of Polyfibre Hightec 1.20 for crosses in a poly/poly hybrid in an Angell TC95 18x20. Anyone have any experience using this string in a hybrid? Curious about tension maintenance and durability and looking for reference tension suggestions. Will probably be using Cyclone 18 mains mid-40s.
 

ron schaap

Professional
Need some advice. I just picked up a pack of Polyfibre Hightec 1.20 for crosses in a poly/poly hybrid in an Angell TC95 18x20. Anyone have any experience using this string in a hybrid? Curious about tension maintenance and durability and looking for reference tension suggestions. Will probably be using Cyclone 18 mains mid-40s.
The proof is in the eating of the pudding. Cross strings can easily be replaced when you clamp your racquet.
 

t_pac

Rookie
Absolutely loving Tier One Ghostwire in my PK Q Tours. Don't have anything to compare it to as it's my first foray in to the poly world having only played with multis and SG since taking up tennis again after a 20 year hiatus (due to pre-existing elbow problems).

It's as least as comfortable as the full bed of Head Velocity I had in before. It has more power (bearing in mind it is strung lower, 44/40 vs. 52/48), but there's so much more spin when needed I can really swing out at my targets and let the inherent control from the frame do it's thing, and because I can string it so much lower than the Velocity, the pocketing, feel and touch are all improved too.

Logged about 5.5 hours on it so far and still performing well.
 
Solinco Tour Bite 20 = 136
Velocity MLT 17 = 153
Volkl Cyclone Tour 18 = 159
Gosen Sidewinder 17 = 159
t1 ghostwire 18 = 167
Isospeed Cream 17 = 178
Solinco Hyper-G 18 = 180
Kirschbaum pro line II 18 = 183
Volkl V-Torque Tour 16 = 184
Dunlop Black Widow 16 = 193
signum pro x-perience = 225
 
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