For a poly, Energy has good feel and pocketing, surprising for a poly. I would recommend you past on this if you are looking for low powered as it actually has plenty of power. I find this to have power close to the multi X1.How is Polystar Energy's power level? I want lower powered for better control.
Some feel and pocketing would be a plus.
Interesting, I find that from the get go, it has quite a bit of pop. I string it around 52lbs the first time when I usually string multis and natural gut at 57lbs. I wanted to start at a lower range just to make sure it didn't hurt my arm and I think I will go up to 54lbs next time seeing that is a very soft poly.Polystar energy is very low powered for the first 3 or 4 hours, then stuff starts floating a bit and it gets more powerful. I have to adjust my strokes to be flatter after that. Still a great string, I get 2 matches out of a hybrid setup.
Did you find that at 60lbs it was a bit too stiff? I string around 57lbs for a multis and initially started at 52lbs but will up it to 54lbs to see if I can get a little more tension stability.I also started down around 50, I am up to 60 now, still no problems. I bought a reel and hybrid with Mantis Comfort.
Is Cyber Flash not being mentioned here because it isn't smooth (product description doesn't specify whether it is textured) or because it isn't soft? (TW numbers suggest VERY soft, softer even than Blue, but RSI numbers and some forum descriptions don't.)Topspin Cyber Blue, already been mentioned, but its super soft too, softest i've come across.
I haven't used cyberflash yet,...but ive'heard' on these boards that it can be stiff/harsh,..and heard suggestions to string it low. I have a set soon to go in,...and i got 18g for that reason,...and i fgure i'll string it around 48lbs.--The cyber blue is super soft as i said.Is Cyber Flash not being mentioned here because it isn't smooth (product description doesn't specify whether it is textured) or because it isn't soft? (TW numbers suggest VERY soft, softer even than Blue, but RSI numbers and some forum descriptions don't.)
In another thread, a poster claimed that the lower amount of surface area on a shaped cross string would allow it to slide against the main string more easily. I can see your point of view about shaped mains/PS energy crosses too. That makes a little more sense to me.It does, I doubt Davydenko would use a full of it if it didn't.
It is very smooth, feels almost greasy when you string it... However at the risk of repeating myself it makes no sense using it on mains with a textured poly cross. Unless you have a frying pan serve and you want to get some wicked backspin how is a textured cross going to help you?
Now a textured string in mains with PS energy in crosses sounds like a nice combo to me.
What does the sliding have to do with the string's performance? Does it increase spin or something? I'm honestly curious.In another thread, a poster claimed that the lower amount of surface area on a shaped cross string would allow it to slide against the main string more easily. I can see your point of view about shaped mains/PS energy crosses too. That makes a little more sense to me.
If the main string can slide further while in contact with the ball, it can impart spin more during that time. Low sliding friction between strings allows for this.What does the sliding have to do with the string's performance? Does it increase spin or something? I'm honestly curious.
OP: poly star energy, black magic, hyperion, touch turbo, cyber blue, any polyfibre string should work well for you
Head Sonic Pro was the softest of any smooth poly I've tried.
Poly star energy and sonic pro
Polystar Energy doesn't feel great after 1 week of play.
Ok, so based on posts in this thread and others that I've been following, it seems the "usual suspects" of Soft polys again and again are:Polystar energy easily beats it [Hyperion]. I would also suggest big hitter blue.
Black venom is pretty close to TCS in playing characteristics, never tried the viper thoughAside from what JT has posted regarding those 5 strings, I am hoping someone can chime in on whether Polyfibre Black Venom and Viper are close to TCS in comfort but adds more spin.
Good point. That's basically what I'm looking for too. I guess Sonic Pro is now on my short list. BHB is so far proving to fit the bill as well.For me, I no longer worry about actual tension loss but instead whether or not the string remains playable - can I still hit the same shots I could hit last week for example. Some string such as Sonic Pro 17, seems to retain it's playability despite the tension loss. I'm looking for more string that can do exactly that.
Go to the TWU String Database. You can compare all polys, just the ones found to be soft by RSI testing, or whatever. The TWU settings that seem to correspond most closely to the RSI test results are "High Tension (62 lb)" and "Fast Swing". For example, for these three strings at those settings:Really!! When, where?
I have not used it yet, but a good friend that is playtester from TW says Polyfibre Black Venom is top of the list.Lots of positive comments regarding Polystar Energy. It seems if you want a round smooth soft copoly, there's really only a handful of choices.
here are some choices:
-lux bb alu power flurou
-head sonic pro
Am I missing any good choices?