Black polys no name/gauge printing.

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Is it just general convention that black polys don't have the name/gauge info printed on them like most other colors?



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esgee48

G.O.A.T.
Babolat prints on their RPM class strings. I believe most manufacturers do. The printing is just VERY hard to read.
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Tier 1 definitely doesn't on its black polys. That's what dominates my string shelf at the moment.

Although I can also note that isospeed cream is unstamped as well. Klip coated gut similarly incognito while the uncoated at least says "klip" on it. So its not just 1 color.
 

am1899

Hall of Fame
Is it just general convention that black polys don't have the name/gauge info printed on them like most other colors?



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I would say as a general statement, the top tier brands seem to label their string, regardless of color - Luxilon and Babolat, for example. With the rest of the mid range and especially budget range mfg’s, string labeling seems more hit and miss - especially with black string.

IME one of the most common strings I encounter which is unlabeled is Head Sonic Pro. The black variant of the string is unlabeled (the white variant might be as well, can’t remember for certain). Maybe it has something to do with the general consensus that Sonic Pro is really Isospeed Baseline.
 

taydbear7

Semi-Pro
I would say as a general statement, the top tier brands seem to label their string, regardless of color - Luxilon and Babolat, for example. With the rest of the mid range and especially budget range mfg’s, string labeling seems more hit and miss - especially with black string.

IME one of the most common strings I encounter which is unlabeled is Head Sonic Pro. The black variant of the string is unlabeled (the white variant might be as well, can’t remember for certain). Maybe it has something to do with the general consensus that Sonic Pro is really Isospeed Baseline.
Is ISOspeed good or bad? I just had a guy strung my racquet with Sonic Pro in the mains so this is my first adventure with that string.
 

am1899

Hall of Fame
Is ISOspeed good or bad? I just had a guy strung my racquet with Sonic Pro in the mains so this is my first adventure with that string.
Isospeed has several popular strings on the market - cream, baseline, the professional and control series, blackfire...to name a few. They’re maybe not as known as some of the more household names, but IME and by most accounts I’ve read, they make good stuff.
 

taydbear7

Semi-Pro
Isospeed has several popular strings on the market - cream, baseline, the professional and control series, blackfire...to name a few. They’re maybe not as known as some of the more household names, but IME and by most accounts I’ve read, they make good stuff.
Playing in a tournament with strings I've never played with. Let's see how it goes. The Head Sonic Pro is the natural color one so I will look and see if it's label.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
Is ISOspeed good or bad? I just had a guy strung my racquet with Sonic Pro in the mains so this is my first adventure with that string.
I use the two lighter gauges of Isospeed Baseline for full beds or hybrids for locals who want that sort of layout and although I don't put it in racquets all the time, I use these polys on a semi-regular basis. A couple of sluggers (early 20's, around 5.0 level) who play here in the summer have switched away from beds of RPM Blast to full beds of Baseline (1.25mm) and they LOVE it. While Baseline doesn't seem to be quite as soft as some of the newer co-polys available, this string seems to be a little softer than average among the basic polys.

The lightest gauge of Baseline - 1.20mm - has been great in a hybrid with syn. gut crosses for anybody who wants to take a mild step beyond a full bed of syn. gut into a little of the world of poly performance without going crazy. I can honestly say that this hybrid has given my "clients" zero troubles in terms of arm discomfort over the last few years that I've offered it. And it's crazy affordable...
 

Villain

Professional
Tier 1 definitely doesn't on its black polys. That's what dominates my string shelf at the moment.

Although I can also note that isospeed cream is unstamped as well. Klip coated gut similarly incognito while the uncoated at least says "klip" on it. So its not just 1 color.
Interesting, my Klip Legend 17 coated has red squares on it and says Klip on one portion of the string. Maybe it’s hit and miss. My Tourna Black Zone poly is blank though.
 
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