cheapest, but most fitting poly reel for Pure Aero ?

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  1. Rozroz

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    hi -
    need some advice on this..
    until now i used full bed of Cyclone 19 at around 52 on my old flexible Dunlop.
    now that i switch to Pure Aero,
    it's almost an opposite racket.
    so i do wan't a string that will feel not to stiff at around 52.
    and i'm not sure the 19 gauge will be optimal for the Aero.
    i 'm not a string breaker at all,
    but the 19 most annoying downside is going dead after around 10 hours for me.
    maybe just go thicker Cyclone?
    or is there another good cheap option that will be comfy enough full bed with the Aero?
    i'm not a hybrid guy. just need a reliable full bed that will get me at least decent 12 hours.
    thanks.
     
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  2. jasonfoong

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    Solinco Hyper-G 18 (1.15mm)
     
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  3. Rozroz

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    thanks. can you tell me how different will it be compared to the Cyclone?
    more durable?
    i think it's kinda expensive isn't it?.. more than a 100$ for a reel.
    i was focusing more towards the 79.99 area ;)
     
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  4. Zavist

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    I hit for months with 19g Cyclone in the PA. I found that Pro Supex Big Ace gives me more of everything even at the 16g it was better in every category than Cyclone 19. At 16g it is also super comfy. You could try Big Ace in all 3 gauges. I string it at 53/51 for the 16g and love it. I would also give Revolution and Hyper-G a try, but start at 18g. Right now I have 3 PA's, 1 always has Big Ace in it the other 2 have Gamma Zo Verve 17. ZV does not meet your cheap option however. A string that I would like to revisit are Diadem's Solstice Power in the 17g, but string it lower than I previously did. It's on sale right now, but usually it's not cheap either. Lastly a string I will try soon is Weisscannon Ultra Cable in the 1.23 but I'm going to start tension at 47/45 based on what others have tried it at.
     
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  5. Rozroz

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    thanks. i see a red Big Ace 17 reel is 85$ at a vendor who does have these.
    i wonder what was your own conclusions on the Cyclone 19?
    what was your ideal tension?
    and what are the main differences you noticed once moved to Big Ace?
    i have to finish my reel so i'll start at 54 to see how it goes.
    i hope it will manage to tame the PA power a bit (i'm a 4.0 - 4.5)
     
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  6. Zavist

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    I strung Cyclone 19 at 53 and liked it for about 4 hours. Even during that time if I would get pressed by heavy hitters the stringbed became inconsistent. After 4 hours it turned into a trampoline. I stayed with it so long because it had great spin and pocketing. The PA likes low powered polys, (to tame the power) and textured polys strung as low as you can go. At 53/51 Big Ace takes about an hour to break in. If I was using BA in a tournament I'd go 51/49 right off the stringer.
     
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  7. Rozroz

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    so how long does the BA holds until dead/trampoline?
     
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  8. Kalin

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    In my experience, Big Ace is softer and considerably plusher than Cyclone. Cyclone isn't very stiff per se but it is unmistakably a poly. Big Ace might actually be confused with a syngut at times; it is that soft. I had mine at, I think, 3 pounds tighter than the Cyclone and it still felt softer. Spin may be a bit less than Cyclone but the PA should be spinny enough with it.

    Not sure how long it will last you; I thought it aged quite well.

    It is a very light string and it feels 'light' too when you play with it due to the soft, plush response. I actually didn't like it in a soft frame since the entire package felt too flexible but I like it a lot in my PDRs that are of similar stiffness to your PA, I believe. It softens the somewhat harsh PDR considerably.
     
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  9. esgee48

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    Any of the shaped polys from Pros Pro. Read about it in the thread in the Strings Forum. As far as DT, go 16 ga and the DT will be lower automatically due to larger diameter.
     
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  10. Rozroz

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    yea, they are the cheapest. problem is, how long will they hold?

    i pretty much start to dislike the Cyclone for that. it becomes too inconsistent after 8 hours. the Big Ace can certainly hold double than that from what the guys above say.
    in the long run you can actually SAVE money with less string jobs.
     
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  11. Zavist

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    IMHO Cyclone has too much power for the PA. That and tension maintenance make it a deal breaker. Big Ace and Revolution both die slowly and are more consistent as they go. My fav ZV is amazing in the PA because it's got grip plus just the right amount of power plus it lasts and lasts, it's just pricy.
     
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  12. Rozroz

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    hmm ok thanks.
    so by your experience - lowest price point and yet most ideal will be BA, but best pricey option is ZV.
     
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    Ok I can tell you kirschbaum plx 1.20 on prestige sports in Poland is $75 free shipping per reel .


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  14. CopolyX

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    i love the criteria of the cheapest poly.
    why not go all the way, cheapest frame and cheapest poly ...

    but honestly I am not a fan of limitations...
     
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  15. Rozroz

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    i respect your attitude, but unfortunately i cannot afford certain tennis aspect.
    if i was living in US i would probably buy a lot more pricier stuff.

    and i will not buy a crappy cheap poly. i meant affordable
    (which is for me, with international shipment- cannot go above 100$)
     
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  16. CopolyX

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    what string do you really want and what country are you in?
     
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  17. Rozroz

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    i don't know what string i really want. what i need a very durable average-low power comfy spinny poly.
    one that will mix well full bed on the PA.
    but at that price range.
    the Big Ace is an option.
    Israel.
     
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  18. CopolyX

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    have you tried any big online sources for the UK and Europe (TWE)?
    i have order from a bunch of these sources (out of the USA) with very good luck.
    Also consider MSV and Weiss Canon..great bang for the buck(euro) strings.
    Volkl cyclone is also naturally are very popular durable / low powered string - cost efficient..
    Pro supex makes some very positive strings but resellers are spotty and somewhat had to find.

    if you want and message me, i will send a list of places to try/check out (us, euro and the uk) ...
     
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  19. CopolyX

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    yes i would personal go with a thicker gauge in the PA...but that is just me...
    17 ish...
    I fine going under 1.18 is like you said...a short ride....
     
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  20. Rozroz

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    many thanks for the tips.

    ordered the Big Ace 17 reel at 85$ ;)
     
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  21. scf

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    I would suggest to try Ultra Cable. Get a set and then if you like it a reel will be cheap enough.
     
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  22. Rozroz

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    thanks. seems great, but a bit over my price range.
     
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    I use the Tourna Big Hitter Black with my PA, I like it a lot. It works out to about $7 a string bed.
     
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  24. Rozroz

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    I used to have a BHB reel a few years ago.
    It was ok not exceptional but good price tag.
    Tourna have really decent low power polys.
     
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  25. danbrenner

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    Ultra cable.
    Soft ish.
    And razor sharp square.
    You can cut through a block of Parmesan cheese with this stuff.
    It literally shaves the hairs off of the tennis balls.
     
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  26. esgee48

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    Pros Pro Vendetta, Nano Vendetta, Black Out, Black Force and Hexaspin. You should try out the separate packs before committing to a reel.
     
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  27. Rozroz

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    About Pros Pro,
    Just not sure how durable they are,
    Or which is most durable for the PA..
    I cannot affort too much string jobs either ;)
    Prefer to cut once a month with a durable string.
     
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