Anyone tried Kirshbaum's Pro Line I or II?

I love Kirshbaum's supersmash honey at 1.2mm but it loses tension way too fast. Pro Line I's supposed to be similar but maintain string tension better.
 

GokuQ

Rookie
give the proline 2 a try if you like supersmash
pro2 is really soft and holds tension better then ss.........
 
okay, so i've played w/ both the pro line I and II now and for me, it's a no brainer. the pro line I flies on me a bit and just doesn't feel right (and btw, i'm very familiar w/ strings from the House of Kirshbaum so kind of know how they generally play) whereas the pro line II was unbelievable and topspin kicked like a mule. slice was great too.

the pro line II is supposed to be an upgrade on the Kirsh. Competition, which i really like as well. in fact, i really can't tell much of a diff. betw. the competition and the pro line II. guess i'll go w/ the cheaper until i find something different or better on the pro line II. oh yeah, and the pro line I had considerable string movement, kind of like the supersmash honey-not good.

any other thoughts on pro line II and/or competition. after much experimentation of polys at 1.2 mm at 53lbs. tension, it's betw. these two at this point.
 
okay, so i've played w/ both the pro line I and II now and for me, it's a no brainer. the pro line I flies on me a bit and just doesn't feel right (and btw, i'm very familiar w/ strings from the House of Kirshbaum so kind of know how they generally play) whereas the pro line II was unbelievable and topspin kicked like a mule. slice was great too.

the pro line II is supposed to be an upgrade on the Kirsh. Competition, which i really like as well. in fact, i really can't tell much of a diff. betw. the competition and the pro line II. guess i'll go w/ the cheaper until i find something different or better on the pro line II. oh yeah, and the pro line I had considerable string movement, kind of like the supersmash honey-not good.

any other thoughts on pro line II and/or competition. after much experimentation of polys at 1.2 mm at 53lbs. tension, it's betw. these two at this point.

Which one was softer, which one with more pocket. That is disapointing that the ProlineII is same as competition.

Have you tried the MSV strings, how would they compare?
 
played again today and still couldn't detect any significant diff. b/w competition and pro line II. admittedly, that really doesn't bother me, since i absolutely love both. as for pro line I, it felt a little better today when i hit w/ it, but flies a bit on me, def. not my string. it does seem "softer" than pro line II and the competition.

in any event, the topspin kick w/ kirshbaum competition 1.2mm and kirshbaum pro line II 1.2mm both at 53 lbs w/ a Babalat APD is nasty. honestly, it's more of a clay court setup, although i live in SoCal which has mainly hard courts.

the last step for picking which kirshbaum string i'll go w/ involves trying out the thinner 1.15mm version of the pro line II. (btw, i don't think competition offers that gauge.) yeah, i like thin polys due to the increased ball bite and slice w/ thinner gauges is super low and crazy. 1.15mm may be too thin; we'll see.
 

Anton

Legend
Pro Line II 17g strung at 59lbs on my Donnay Pro One feels PERFECT - firm,solid yet VERY comfortable. I'll be using this string from now on.
 
yeah, i think i'm onto something here w/ this string. i've heard people refer to kirshbaum as the german luxilon and i have to say the spin potential is amazing (as well as tension maintenance and lack of string movement). i hope they start selling reels soon. i still haven't seen any for pro line II, presumably b/c it's such a new string.
 
I gave the PLII a shot, wow this is an amazing poly it is soft yet very responsive and holds tension very very well.

The biggest thing I like most was that the string grabs the heck out of the ball increasing control and spin to a very high extent.
 
I too can't tell the difference between competition and Pro Line II. I really like them both. I use a full job of 17 guage. Great spin and lasts very long. I'll recommend either
 

righty

New User
I love Kirshbaum's supersmash honey at 1.2mm but it loses tension way too fast. Pro Line I's supposed to be similar but maintain string tension better.
I have tried Pro Line II, and it is easily among the top two polyesters I have tried.

It is soft (17g), and more importantly does not lose tension. Easy to hit with a lot of spin, and offers great control.

Other polyesters I have tried

Unique Poly 17g (I recommend this one as well for the price)
Luxilon BB original (15L ?) Nice, but a little harsh
Luxilon BB ALU Power (16?). Excellent but pricier, and although better than the original, not as soft.
Luxilon BB ALU Power Rough (16) Soft, but does not retain tension as well, pricier, and the roughness does not seem to enhance the spin
Luxilon BB ALU Power Rough in Mains + Gosen OG Micro in the crosses. Various combinations, loses tension, not good for control. Tried many combinations.

My recommendation is the Pro Line II (good deal with the three pack) or the Unique string.
 
I play with PLII with gut crosses. I love this setup. PLII is very soft. To me, competition had a crisper feel than the PLII.

Also, PLII has held tension very well. It hasn't died one bit. I think it'll probably last until the gut snaps.
 

mrw

Semi-Pro
I am using 2 in 18g as the mains in my M-Fil 300. Really nice string. I'm pairing it with Gosen Micro also in 18g. I find it to be a great set up.
 

BreakPoint

Bionic Poster
give the proline 2 a try if you like supersmash
pro2 is really soft and holds tension better then ss.........
GokuQ,
Would you say the ProLine II 17g is even softer than either the Pacific X-Force 18g and/or the Signum Pure 18g?
Thanks
 

GoochMoney

Rookie
I am currently using ProLine II in a hybrid with Forten X's on my K95. This is by far the softest poly I have tried. IMO it does not generate as much spin as some of the others, but the touch is very similar to SynGuts with way better durability. Like many that have responded already, tension loss is pretty good compared to some of the others (polys) I have tried.
 
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