Help on a very durable poly!!

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Mark55, Jun 19, 2004.

  1. Mark55

    Mark55 Guest

    I hit with a lot of topsin and very hard and I usually break strings every 4 or 5 sets. (with Touch Turbo and Alu power) I need something more durable, I love the feel of Alu but i just break it so quick and I dont want to switch to kevlar. I can afford anything below 15$.
  2. PHSTennis

    PHSTennis Semi-Pro

    Apr 8, 2004
    Holy S*** ALU is durable stuff... My friend who is a string breaker has his ALU on for roughly over a month... When I used ALU hybrid my strings last longer also... I break synthetics every 10 hours but you... wow... What you need is I dont even know... my other friend (girl) she uses kevlar... none of the guys I know use it... ^_~ Shes #1 on the girls team... I never liked kevlar... she breaks kevlars pretty fast as well... sorry im no help, but ALU is the toughest thing I've ever seen in the poly line...
  3. David Pavlich

    David Pavlich Professional

    Feb 11, 2004
    Try Babolat Ballistic Polymono 16. It'll make your racquet feel like a 2X4, but the string should hold up well.

  4. PHSTennis

    PHSTennis Semi-Pro

    Apr 8, 2004
    I strung up a Babolat with that... they guy is not a string breaker... its been on it for about 3 months... ;) it does very feel like a 2x4... I dont know why he chosed it... cause it last long? He cant even break synthetic!
  5. borisboris

    borisboris Semi-Pro

    Feb 19, 2004
    The good aspect of TTURBO is that it does break early and you don't have a dead stick after 6 sets. You can try the Super Smash Honey which lasts longer but becomes dead after the 6 set mark. I just tried the Competition 17 in my Equipe this weekend and won the Seattle City Championship 4.5. The Comp was incredible throughout my 4 matches. Of all the Kirschbuam strings it's now my favorite. I used SS for 3 yrs then the TT for the last yr and am sold on Comp as my tourney string. I have a 120 mph serve and a big baseline ground attack and the string held up and it could still go another 2-3 sets = don't see considerable notching yet. Best of all it's only $7.50. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
  6. ovyyus

    ovyyus Guest

    Hi Mark55,

    I broke lots of strings, at least a set per week. I switched from a light 16 mains racquet to a heavier 18 mains racquet with almost miraculous results - break a set of strings about once per month now.
  7. Jerry Seinfeld

    Jerry Seinfeld Professional

    Feb 18, 2004

    Am assuming you are already using 16 ga poly, correct? I haven;t yet tried it, but the new Unique poly got great playtests reviews and was the highest rated string by the USRSA in terms of durability that is not a kevlar. It is fairly inexpensive and may be worth a shot.
  8. TennsDog

    TennsDog Hall of Fame

    Feb 26, 2004
    I don't understand the comments about Polymono making the racket feel like 2x4... I have two rackets, one with all Polymono 17 and one with Polymono 17 mains and Razor Spin 16 crosses. It seems like the all poly job is actually a little more forgiving and powerful. I like the feel of poly, it isn't very stiff at all. Of course, this could be because when I played with syn. gut I strung it at 70 lbs. I guess it is just a case of personal preference.

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