Anybody still experimenting with Gamma Glide??

QuadCam

Professional
I haven't heard anyone talk about Glide in sometime, now. Does it really add significant spin? What about the longevity? I remember something about the string becoming very stiff with age... and causes arm pains for some.

I have a packet of it, but haven't strung it up yet.

I'm conflicted with what main string to use with it. A good poly would be a natural, but with how fast poly dies, it seems like a waste to spend $20 on a cross string and only play with it for a couple weeks (at most.)

Using Natural gut mains is another idea, but then you are looking at one expensive string setup....... and potentially way to powerful.

I currently play with Black VS gut mains and poly crosses, for what it's worth.
 

anubis

Hall of Fame
I haven't heard anyone talk about Glide in sometime, now. Does it really add significant spin? What about the longevity? I remember something about the string becoming very stiff with age... and causes arm pains for some.

I have a packet of it, but haven't strung it up yet.

I'm conflicted with what main string to use with it. A good poly would be a natural, but with how fast poly dies, it seems like a waste to spend $20 on a cross string and only play with it for a couple weeks (at most.)

Using Natural gut mains is another idea, but then you are looking at one expensive string setup....... and potentially way to powerful.

I currently play with Black VS gut mains and poly crosses, for what it's worth.
For mains: I strongly suggest a 16 gauge smooth poly, such as:

Luxilon 4G
Solinco Outlast
Kirschbaum Pro Line II
Tourna Big Hitter Silver
Isospeed Pulse

they would all work well in the mains. Plenty slick, good topspin.
 
Strung GLIDE as a cross with TB17 mains, 47/43.
Horrible for my arm, I never have any arm pain. The GLIDE bothered my arm.

I hit TB in full bed and hybrid and never have ANY discomfort, added GLIDE to the equation and the arm did not like it!

In the lab it might be great, on the court I don't recommend it.
 

Lefty5

Hall of Fame
I think it actually produced less spin than my normal poly/multi hybrid. Good hype but poor performance on the court.
 

QuadCam

Professional
I just read the argument of whether Brown uses Solinco or if he now uses Moto/Glide...... seems to be inconclusive.
 
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