Discussion in 'Strings' started by EastAngels2014, Jan 13, 2013.
What is the best multi out there for a good price that a high school player could afford?
This is a much more difficult question than your syn gut question. There are very few multifilaments that are designed to play similarly even if they cost similarly. Check mikeler's thread on multis.
i almost combined the two but for that reason i split them up in to two threads but ok i will take a look
probably NRG2 or Wilson NXT is best ever. it isn't the lowest price but not the highest either
Include Yonex Tour Super 850 Pro in your short list. One of the best multi's -- period. Better still when price enters into the equation.
I gotta say that NRG is definitely a great string. When it's fresh, it plays awesome.
how is the durability on NRG?
Pro Supex Maxim Touch has a lot of good reviews, and it's pretty inexpensive compared to the others. I like Head Fibergel Power too, but some think its not very durable. Technifiber MultiFeel isn't bad either, and cheaper than NRG2, and probably more durable.
Best value hands down is maxim touch.. wilson nxt, technifbre nrg are also very good ones
what brand is maxim touch?
Oh, that's an easy one. :roll:
But seriously, isospeed pro, and prince premiere attack are under $10 a set and alpha gut 2000 is even less.
i know its a tough one that's why i came to the best, and ok thank you.
For me, the best bang for the buck multi is Prince Premier Attack 16g. Like most multis it is prone to premature breakage on shanks, but it lasts a long time if you don't shank it. I do tend to break strings on shanks, so I'm now using a hybrid of RIP Control mains and Premier Attack crosses.
i will look into all of these that i can thank you all
Depends how much you are paying for stringing. I found, despite it's high cost, that NXT Max with it's wear coating lasts the longest and so is most affordable if you are paying significant money for stringing - since that cost can be significantly higher than the string itself. If you are stringing yourself, a cheaper string will probably cost less.
I find the playability drops fast, and I usually cut it out then. So I can't say for certain how durable it is. (yes, I didn't answer the question... lol)
The best is easily Gamma Professional. However, it isn't cheap. If you're looking for best value, I would say any of:
Gamma Live Wire XP (very similar to Professional but considerably less expensive)
ProSupex Maxim Touch
I think the Technifibre strings are overhyped personally.
Another off-brand that is very good is Tier One Triumph.
I tried NRG2 16 and it was completely wrong for my game. The string was thick and offered no spin control at all on my Bio 300T. I dumped it after one session and put in Rip Control and haven't played with a better string since. Tried NXT Tour on my Yonex and its is too powerful strung at mid tension.
Oh I just saw that someone above mentioned Alpha Gut. I have to agree. For the price, that string is an excellent value!
Why do you always ask about Tecnifibre X-one Biphase then???
It was too springy for me.
Maxim Touch 17 is very powerful. Like gut it is great on serves and overheads but hard to control on groundstrokes.
This is a great string, just lacks a little feel on touch shots.
Mantis Comfort is the softest string but not durable. I'm getting ready to try Gamma Pro soon. If I like it, I'll try Live Wire XP. I just finished with Tier One and it is very similar to my favorite string Discho Microfibre.
NRG2 16 had no spin for me either. RIP Control 16 has the most spin but I found it lacked the control and feel I desired.
I think i am going to try: mulit-feel, rip control and yonex tour super 800. Any tension suggestions. I use a APD Gt if that is helpful.
Don't get distracted by finding "the best"....playtest 3 or 4 and pick the one that fits YOU better...and have fun
I find NRG2 more durable than MultiFeel. NRG2 is my favorite multi, the 16G has good durability for a multi and it holds tension. But, it is not cheap.
I don't know of any really good cheap multi's. AlphaGut 2000 is good but not great and durability is average. Also, Dunlop Comfort is good too if you can still find it. TW has a good deal if you buy multiple sets.
EastAngels, do you have a stringer? If you are paying retail stringing prices, you could save a lot of money if you string for yourself.
i do have my own stringer, but i don't have a ton of money to spend around trying to find that right string being in high school.
MultiFeel does not have good durability. I think Discho Microfibre, Prince Premiere Attack and RIP Control should be under consideration if you are looking at mid priced multis with good durability.
I have tried over 20 diffrent Multis and I agree You should try Discho Multifibre, Prince premier attack, and then Rip control. They are the best priced best durability. I feel these three play pretty diffrently and pick the one you like best. What Racket are you playing with?
i am using an APD GT (2012)
I also tried Discho Microfibre and found it to be a very good string. It just seemed to go mushy after about 10-12 hours, but that's already a lot of time for me. It's worth trying and the shipping is free.
Although I like Mantis Comfort Synthetic, and it's only $9, I can't recommend a string that I break in under 5 hours. But if you don't break strings it might work for you.
I would check out the reviews and playtests on STRINGFORUM. I have found it to be an objective and useful resource over the years.
Top Rated Multis - Stringforum (2012) based on actual playtests:
Tecnifibre Competition 1.28*
SuperString Viper V9 Terre Multi*
Tecnifibre X-One Biphase ($17)
WeissCANNON Explosiv! ($13.)
WeissCANNON 6Star Supercharged 1.30 ($12.)
MSV Technora 100 1.10*
Signum Pro Micronite 1.27*
Tecnifibre NRG2 17 ($15.)
Kirschbaum Touch Multifibre 1.25 ($14.)
Wilson NXT Tour 17 ($17.)
* not available in the US.
Ive always liked prince lightning Xx and since the spin version came out its all I use for my crosses with msv focus hex 17L mains. I usually break the mains before a cross so I reckon it quite durable and under 8 bucks a set.
Lightning XX is really not a multifilament but a solid core with multiwrap and falls in the premium synthetic gut category like the Babolat N.Vy, Wilson SGX etc.
I'm pretty sure Discho Microfibre = Signum Pro Micronite.
Whatever you do, try Mantis Comfort, as well as Rip Control. I've tried most of the soft multi's out there, and now I'm happy playing with those two.
mikeler, one thing to consider when assuming that Microfibre and Micronite is made from the same manufacturer.....These companies offer different string thickness. Microfibre available at 1.25mm and 1.30mm vs Micronite available at 1.27mm and 1.32mm.
By the way, thanks for the kind words that our Triumph string plays very similar to your favorite Microfibre string.
With the aeropro I am going to bet you like the prince premier attack better than the discho or rip control. Personally I did not care for the mantis comfort as much as the others
I personally hate the RIP Control, but you have to try it, since it is a love-it-or-hate-it string. I thought it had absolutely nothing, but many here like it.
I think AlphaGut2000 is a great string as a cross for poly or in an 18x20 string pattern on a small headed racket. Not very durable for a large headed 16x19 racket, though.
nrg2 is a great multi, very soft, a lot of upside from this string. Also try wilson K gut. Its a great string, (but you may have to restring often)
Give Isospeed Professional Classic a go. I'd be interested to know what others think.
I find that it's just that bit stiffer but still very comfortable, and it lasts far longer than any other multi i've tried. Babolat Excel, NRG2, WeissCannon Explosive, Wilson NXT....
The only gripe I have is that it doesn't come in reels. Not sure what the plainer Isospeed Professional is like and that does come in reels. Quite a bit cheaper than other multi's too.
Give the Prof Classic a go, see what you think
NRG in 16g has terrible spin potential.
I'll be trying Classic in a few weeks. The newer version of the string is bad.
I like Iso Pro Classic quite a bit. It is a higher powered string. Some may say too much so, but the string does put a good bite on the ball and pocketing is very good. It amounts to great feel, very good spin potential and a level of control usually not found in multis this powerful - especially at under $10 a set.
Mik, if you could and have this, could you post close up pics of the weiss cannon strings? One of my clients uses a softer string of theirs as a cross and I always forget to look to see what it is, But I'm thinking it may be one of these
You quoted me on Discho Microfibre but are asking about Weiss Cannon. I'm confused?
I really like Tecnifibre NRG2 but I find that Prince Premier lasts longer and is even more comfortable. (I had tennis elbow). All depends whether power, durability or comfort is most important you.
Haha sorry, I thought it would include the quote that you originally quoted and not just your reply to it. Sorry about that, but anyway the question still stands lol.
haha, sorry again, all over the place. The close up pictures i was hoping that you had were of the two weiss cannon strings that would be considered their softest multis.
That would probably be Explosiv and Big Fantum. I don't have either in stock sorry.
I agree, it even lasts quite well when fraying and playability isn't affected too much either. A number of players recommend stringing it quite tight, and so far it works really well. Personally I string it at around 58lbs which is not overly tight, but even then the string movement is minimal.
Glad to see that others use it
Technifibre X-One long break-in time
I have been playing with TF X-One 17G (both PS 6.1 90 & PK 5G) for some time. I realized it takes me too long before sting losens-up, probably due to my no-spin, flat strokes. I really enjoy it only after it starts frying.
What mainsteam multis (Babolat, Wilson, other TF) will play softer & pocket ball right off the bat?
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