Compare X-1 vs 850 Pro Spin vs RIP Control plz...

Discussion in 'Strings' started by EliteNinja, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. EliteNinja

    EliteNinja Semi-Pro

    Oct 2, 2005
    Can someone here compare these three strings?

    I have used both 850 Pro Spin and RIP Control, but on different racquets.
    RIP control seemed a little stiff on my arm for some reason (most likely because of my old racquet 'Prince NXG MP'). 850 Pro Spin feels crisp and very control oriented with decent spin on my RDX 500. So far, I've played a good 10 hours in doubles and no notching or movement. I've not yet used X-1 Biphase.

    Please compare the 16 guages in terms of power, control, shock and durability.
  2. Kevo

    Kevo Hall of Fame

    Feb 3, 2005
    I've played at least once with all of those strings, and I think they are all good. You will probably want a different tension on each one of them though. As for durability, my guess would be that the RIP Control would be the most durable, and the X1 might be slightly more durable than the 850 Pro spin, but they are probably close.

    However, after today, I would suggest that you try Ashaway Liberty for under $2 at least once and see how you like. For the money I think it beats everything else except Babolat Powergy that I've tried. Granted I don't know what durability is going to be like, but if I get 12-16 good hours out of it that would be great.

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