Isospeed control vs other multis?

ac3111

Professional
I am experimenting with strings until I find a permanent set-up to buy a reel.
So far I have tried Tonic 16, Rip control 16, KGut Pro 17 and recently been using MSV Focus Hex 1.18. All of them strung from 55 to 51 lbs.
Racquets used K 95 18x20, PS 6.0 95 16x18 and Dunlop AG 4D 300 Tour.
I play mainly from baseline but I am practicing in volleying and try to come forward a lot more often.
My grip is something between eastern or semi western. Depending on the occasion I use 2hbh or 1hbh...

I have ordered Weisscannon Explosiv from TW but not arrived yet.
I am not a string breaker. Before I settle to a certain set up I will try the Pro Line II 1.15, Cyber Blue 1.24 and Blackcode 1.18. Expecting to arrive Pacific Classic 17 and Weisscannon Explosiv 1.30...

My stringer does a 1 piece stringing and I use same tension for both mains and crosses.

I'd like to know if Isospeed has anything different to offer compared to the other multi's I have mentioned so far.

I read that Control has Ribbons of polyolefin and that it is pre-stretched. Does that mean that is stiffer and holds tension better? I think pre-stretching is applied to NG for that reason.

I see also that there is IsoSpeed Control and Isospeed Control classic. Is there any big difference?
 
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migjam

Professional
Think of Isospeed as a multifilament poly string. You get nice control but also good feel, unlike most poly's that are pretty harsh. I've been playing with Isospeed for many years now. My preference is for the original but I have been trying out the new professional on the reel. I feel that the string which I feel is a little softer than the original. I've also been stringing original Control in the mains and original Professional in the crosses (which was Isospeeds Hybrid) for a couple players and they really like that setup as well. Isospeed is a great string.
 

ac3111

Professional
I got a bit confused... Is it a poly or a multi. By the way you put it it's like saying it's a poly that has multifilament characteristics...
When you say original you mean classic or the plain one?
I am going to order 2 sets from TW so what would you recommend among Control, Control Classic, Professional, Professional classic and Energetic?
 

morten

Hall of Fame
slides off the strings on touch shots, not good, but great bite for groundstrikes/spin, soft(old control) not a bad string but not for me, muted. New control was like a wire, hated it, very different, energetic is similar... professional i have not tried enough, tried it but cant remember.
 

migjam

Professional
I got a bit confused... Is it a poly or a multi. By the way you put it it's like saying it's a poly that has multifilament characteristics...
When you say original you mean classic or the plain one?
I am going to order 2 sets from TW so what would you recommend among Control, Control Classic, Professional, Professional classic and Energetic?
Like I said, think of it as a multi-filament poly (actually polyolefin). I prefer the Professional Classic but didn't care for the Energetic. I have also been playing with the New Professional which feels a little softer than the Classic. For me, it's the perfect string. Great control and durability and excellent playability.
 

kiteboard

Banned
It's a ribbon string, with lots of friction, low power, good control, decent tens. loss. Iso speed control similar.
 

kiteboard

Banned
Like I said, think of it as a multi-filament poly (actually polyolefin). I prefer the Professional Classic but didn't care for the Energetic. I have also been playing with the New Professional which feels a little softer than the Classic. For me, it's the perfect string. Great control and durability and excellent playability.
No power. Frustrating for me, regardless of control. Lots of string friction.
 

migjam

Professional
It's a ribbon string, with lots of friction, low power, good control, decent tens. loss. Iso speed control similar.
I would have to disagree about low power. I've been using Isospeed Professional for over 10 years and compared to a straight poly string, I feel that I get just the right amount of power, control and spin. AND... it doesn't go dead as quickly as a straight poly does.
 

tball

Semi-Pro
I have 2 kinds of IsoSpeed Professional: one is clear (translucent) amber, and one is opaque "natural" color. Their packages are nearly identical and both just say "Professional". Both the same guage. Can you tell me which of them is which?
 

mikeler

Moderator
Since the OP has disappeared, I'll just say that I tried the Isospeed Control and it was just OK for me. There are definitely better multis out there IMHO.
 

migjam

Professional
I have 2 kinds of IsoSpeed Professional: one is clear (translucent) amber, and one is opaque "natural" color. Their packages are nearly identical and both just say "Professional". Both the same guage. Can you tell me which of them is which?
The amber colored Professional string is the classic and the natural colored is the new Professional string (which I feel is a litte softer compared to the classic).
 

Lavs

Hall of Fame
The amber colored Professional string is the classic and the natural colored is the new Professional string (which I feel is a litte softer compared to the classic).
I think other way around:
Amber (translucent) is new ISO Control http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/ISOSPEED_Control_16_String/descpageACISO-ISOC16.html
Natural (opaque) is ISO Control Classic http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/ISOSPEED_Control_Classic_16_String/descpageACISO-ISOCC16.html

I have Control Classic and it is even silver. But not translucent by any means.
 
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