Can you recommend me a comfy poly?!

LHM

Rookie
I am looking for a soft/comfy poly with low power and decent control for my 18x20 305g Pure Strike frame. I strung my Pure Strike recently at 54lbs with RPM blast and after hitting with it for an hour it felt like my arm was going to drop off which is strange because I never had that issue when I used RPM in my Pure Drive at 58lbs!

I can generate my own power so I am looking for a low power, comfy/soft and controlled string. Any ideas with strings and tension advice?

Thanks!
 

gmorera

Rookie
I'm using Isospeed Black fire on my Pacific x force 18x20 at 22 kg. Soft, low powered and a lot of control
 

LHM

Rookie
I'm using Isospeed Black fire on my Pacific x force 18x20 at 22 kg. Soft, low powered and a lot of control
I have some of these on order, they might arrive today with me, but was lead to believe they are quite harsh?
 

gmorera

Rookie
I have some of these on order, they might arrive today with me, but was lead to believe they are quite harsh?
I've moved from multi to poly in the last year and after test some polys, i felt them quite harsh, till i checked dunlop black widow 16g and isospeed black fire 17. I've got the dunlop on my Volkl c-10 pro and the isospeed on the pacific. No arm dis-conform and they do not feel harsh for me, no elbow pain, nothing. I play 2-3 times a week and i'm 4.5/5.0 flat hitter.
 
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GaryB

Guest
I can do better, let me recommend a few: Volkl Cyclone Tour, Yonex Poly Tour Pro, Solinco Tour Bite Soft.
These are all great recommendations. If you are looking for lower power, I'd say the Yonex might be best
 

LHM

Rookie
Thanks for all your comments. I have gone and ordered some Pros Pro Red Devil, and Vendetta - that stuff is dirt cheap! And also some Yonex Poly Tour Pro.
 

user92626

G.O.A.T.
Kirschbaum Pro Line II
Gosh I love red Proline II 17g. It was so amazing when I had it, but it's too expensive for me :( I thought I could get similar experience with Pro line X, Evolution, Smash, basically other cheaper Kirschbaum strings but no... :???::cry:
 

Sander001

Hall of Fame
For a thin poly, Kirschbaum Pro Line 2 1.20mm.
For a middle gauge, Yonex Poly Tour Pro 1.25mm.
For a fat gauge, Technifiber Black Code 16.
 

franks

Rookie
I've moved from multi to poly in the last year and after test some polys, i felt them quite harsh, till i checked dunlop black widow 16g and isospeed black fire 17. I've got the dunlop on my Volkl c-10 pro and the isospeed on the pacific. No arm dis-conform and they do not feel harsh for me, no elbow pain, nothing. I play 2-3 times a week and i'm 4.5/5.0 flat hitter.

Which of these two strings is the most comfortable?
"dunlop black widow 16g or isospeed black fire 17"

Thanks
frank
 

hoodjem

G.O.A.T.
Which of these two strings is the most comfortable?
"dunlop black widow 16g or isospeed black fire 17"

Thanks
frank
Black Widow 16g has an RSI stiffness rating of 192.

Isospeed Black Fire 17 is rated at 232.

BW should be much more comfortable.
 
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gmorera

Rookie
Black Widow 16g has an RSI stiffness rating of 192.

Isospeed Black Fire 17 is rated at 232.

BW should be much more comfortable.
yes, BW is most comfortable but isospeed give me more control to hit flat, but i'm very happy with both of them
 

AHJS

Professional
:shock:a soft poly doesnt exist:shock: they are all harsh but polyfibre TCS or volkl cyclone tour are good ones to check out
 
^Actually that's an opinion, not a fact, which is fine, of course. I do think using the word soft where polys are concerned could be misleading, however, a few polys that are very comfortable are Poly Star Energy (poor tension maintenance, but a very nice, very comfortable poly. Same is true for Genesis Black Magic, 'cept it produces considerably more spin than Energy.
 

Imago

Hall of Fame
For high tensions, the most comfortable poly is Intense heat. Just strung a nCode nTour 95" @ 27 kg and it felt like multi or high tensioned NG minus lack of control.
 
Because you've tested every poly and Intense Heat is without a doubt THE most comfortable poly...at high tensions. That right?
 

LHM

Rookie
Ok so a quick update. I bought some 17g Volkl Cyclone. Not the tour. Strung at 48lbs in my 18x20 pure strike. Heaps of spin, but extremly low powered. Have hit with it now for about 5 hours and i have to say its hurt my arm. I reckon i could go even lower tension with this string.
 
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GaryB

Guest
[ QUOTE=Chico;8686885]Black Code is as comfortable as poly could be. As posted above said, what would you consider more comfortable poly than Black Code?[/QUOTE]

For me, bhb7, cyclone tour, Polyfibre hexablade, tour bite soft & Polystar energy have been more comfortable
 

lomna17

New User
I would say cyclone tour, black widow and monogut zyex. All are comfortable polys and if you dont like the additional power which i assume you wont, string them up a few pounds tighter than usual
 

oble

Hall of Fame
I have only tried 4 polys so far, and the most comfortable for me was MSV Focus Hex 17L at less than 50 lbs. Soft but not mushy. Good spin and decent power. Maintains playability quite well too and good durability for that string gauge. Only downside for me is it seems to lack a little in the feel department so I didn't quite like to volley with it.
 
I can do better, let me recommend a few: Volkl Cyclone Tour, Yonex Poly Tour Pro, Solinco Tour Bite Soft.
How does the Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125 compare to ProLine II 1.25 (assuming you've played with it). I love the feel of the Proline II on my backhand side (pocketing and kick), but it can be a little harsh if I play long and hard (ralling) on the forehand wing. This is why I've been using MSV Focus Hex 1.17. Looking for more pocketing on the backhand side…miss that aspect of the PL2.

Thanks,
Michael
 

Bhairava

Rookie
Confy poly:
Tour bite soft 1.20mm/1.25mm if you want the best confy poly in the world

Discho ion super soft 1.20 if you want the best quality/price ratio in a poly.
Period!;)
 
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