Stringforum.net said:Polyester Strings
Polyester strings show a fairly simple structure: they consist of a single polyester fiber with a thin coating. This type of construction is termed "monofilament". They come in different gauges (1.10-1.35mm) which enables you to choose among different elasticity/durability levels. Polyester strings are little elastic and feel quite stiff compared to nylon or multifilament strings, but on the other hand they provide significantly better durability, allowing for thinner gauges. Pure polyester strings like the Polystar Classic or the Kirschbaum Super Smash have one main downside: They tend to lose their tension quite quickly, so control decreases and the string feels dead after a short time of play. Thus polyester strings are only recommendable for players with high string consumption. For these players, polyester strings offer a great price/performance ratio.
During the past few years, tremendous effort has been put into the advancement of monofilament strings and the elimination of their major weaknesses (tension loss and lack of elasticity). Luxilon has specialized in this string category. More and more polyester blends (co-polyester), mixed with a number of other materials like PEEK, carbon or metallic fibers, are being developed to modify the playing characteristics. Almost every manufacturer carries such strings in their program today.
Examples: Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power, Kirschbaum Touch Turbo, Signum Pro Poly-Plasma, Polyfibre Poly-Hightec, Head Ultra Tour.
lol right now i use full pro supex premier ace (co-poly?) the stiffest strings i played with so far, so once i get rid of these i thinking of blending them, cuz i get NO feel at all.If you don't feel like trying Duralast, CyberFlash, SPPP, Alu 16, and Cyber Blue (for your own experimentations, of course,) then I would suggest sticking to Prince Syn. Gut 17. :shock:
Premier Ace is one of the stiffer polys out there and plays more like a traditional polyester. Big Ace is a co-poly though and plays quite soft.lol right now i use full pro supex premier ace (co-poly?) the stiffest strings i played with so far, so once i get rid of these i thinking of blending them, cuz i get NO feel at all.
i did full with these, and it was a big @ss mistake, im just going to cut these and try to soften up by blending them with synthetic gut.Premier Ace is one of the stiffer polys out there and plays more like a traditional polyester. Big Ace is a co-poly though and plays quite soft.
I think in general this is true, but wouldn't an isospeed string constructed of polyolefin ribbons fall under this category?All copolys contain some percentage of polyester.