Crisp Poly that lasts?

ryushen21

Legend
I've been experimenting with different string setups in my 2021 VCore 95. My favorite so far has been full Tour Bite 16L at 47/45 but the string dies after about 6 hours of solid play. The crisp nature of the Tour Bite compliments the slightly more muted nature of the racquet so it seems like a match made in heaven.

Have any of y'all found a crisp poly similar to Tour Bite but that lasts more into the 12-18 hour range?
 
KB Max Power, including the rough version. Maybe even KB Evolution, but obviously it's less crisp than Max power. Other than that, I think TF Ice Code is also a crisp with very decent durability, but is also very powerful, but with less control and less spin.
I am getting my Vcores next week, and already prepared a not so short list which I want to try. I agree, that it's a good idea to compliment the muted nature of the frame with a crisper string, but I personally don't want to make the stringbed too stiff. And Max Power might make it too stiff at least for my taste. And lowering the tension does not fool Max Power very well in my experience.
 

DustinW

Professional
Max Power is one of the longest lasting polys I've hit, but I would describe it more muted than crisp... but not as muted as Hyper G. And Max Power is pretty stiff and low-powered (contrary to its name).
 
Max Power is one of the longest lasting polys I've hit, but I would describe it more muted than crisp... but not as muted as Hyper G. And Max Power is pretty stiff and low-powered (contrary to its name).
Regular Max Power can be attributed as muted if we are being paid to prove it's mutedness, although there is a ton of much more muted strings. Max Power rough, however, to me is the very opposite of being muted, but both of them are stiff and low-powered for sure.
 

blai212

Hall of Fame
i have found that silver colored strings tend to feel more crisp (tour bite, silver7 tour, silverstring, max power, etc)
ice code, razor code, head hawk could be worth a try as well
 

EggSalad

Rookie
I've been experimenting with different string setups in my 2021 VCore 95. My favorite so far has been full Tour Bite 16L at 47/45 but the string dies after about 6 hours of solid play. The crisp nature of the Tour Bite compliments the slightly more muted nature of the racquet so it seems like a match made in heaven.

Have any of y'all found a crisp poly similar to Tour Bite but that lasts more into the 12-18 hour range?
Any interest in synthetic gut as a cross? I think it provides crispness to a poly main. I get about12 hours before I break one of the crosses.
 

esgee48

G.O.A.T.
I think that Tour Bite 16L is factory pre stretched since its overall tension loss is in the mid 20% range. Its stiffness is in the 260 range which is right up there with the stiffer polys. I would take a look at TWU's database and see what catches your fancy. Your issue is probably the 1.25mm and perhaps you should move to 1.30mm. I think that 8 hours is great for a thin string like that.
 

ryushen21

Legend
I think that Tour Bite 16L is factory pre stretched since its overall tension loss is in the mid 20% range. Its stiffness is in the 260 range which is right up there with the stiffer polys. I would take a look at TWU's database and see what catches your fancy. Your issue is probably the 1.25mm and perhaps you should move to 1.30mm. I think that 8 hours is great for a thin string like that.
1.25 just seems to be the best fit for the 16x20 string pattern. 1.30 isn't bad and I can use if I have to.

you try the new rev from yonex?
I like Rev. Wouldn't say I love it thought. Have a set sitting in the drawer that I haven't used yet.
 

snoflewis

Hall of Fame
did you end up finding a poly that you like? tried KB max power rough, and while it's crisp, it is as tennis ball-phobic as i've seen in a string. trying to see if there's a poly that's crisp that still has some resemblance of ball pocketing. i realize i'm asking for the string equivalent of a powerful racket with ultimate control and feel.
 

ryushen21

Legend
did you end up finding a poly that you like? tried KB max power rough, and while it's crisp, it is as tennis ball-phobic as i've seen in a string. trying to see if there's a poly that's crisp that still has some resemblance of ball pocketing. i realize i'm asking for the string equivalent of a powerful racket with ultimate control and feel.
Tier One Tour Status has been the most promising so far. I have Lynx Tour and Silver 7 Tour coming in as well.
 

blai212

Hall of Fame
did you end up finding a poly that you like? tried KB max power rough, and while it's crisp, it is as tennis ball-phobic as i've seen in a string. trying to see if there's a poly that's crisp that still has some resemblance of ball pocketing. i realize i'm asking for the string equivalent of a powerful racket with ultimate control and feel.
you probably need to just string lower since KB polys are all prestretched, they will feel stiff if not strung at proper low tension
 
I've been experimenting with different string setups in my 2021 VCore 95. My favorite so far has been full Tour Bite 16L at 47/45 but the string dies after about 6 hours of solid play. The crisp nature of the Tour Bite compliments the slightly more muted nature of the racquet so it seems like a match made in heaven.

Have any of y'all found a crisp poly similar to Tour Bite but that lasts more into the 12-18 hour range?
Tecnifibre Black Code?
 
I’ve tried many of the strings suggested here but am a little confused about the definitions. How is the OP defining crisp here ? Similar to stiff ?
 
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