Just got my 1st Cyber Power set!

Ripper

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I'll try to string it tomorow, but not sure when I'll be able to hit with it, since I'm recovering of shoulder pain. In the meantime, I can tell you, just by feeling it, that it seems quite soft. Kind of like how unstrung Poly Polar feels, but with a rubbery surface. Talking about Poly Polar, the color blue on Cyber Power is a bit different; kind of greyish blue. All this and everything I've read, makes me think, maybe, Topspin just mixed Cyber Flash's and Poly Polar's formulas ;)

Edit: The sticky surface reminds me of how WeissCannon MatchPower's surface feels like. However, unstrung MatchPower feels hard, eventhough it doesn't play harsh. I'm hoping this means that CF plays, even, softer than MP.

Edit 2: Also, the package says "Recommended hybrid string: cyber power / cyber flash". Now, assuming CP is really a better version of CF, why the heck would I want to downgrade CP by hybriding it with CF?
 
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Ripper

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I'll try to string it tomorow, but not sure when I'll be able to hit with it, since I'm recovering of shoulder pain. In the meantime, I can tell you, just by feeling it, that it seems quite soft. Kind of like how unstrung Poly Polar feels, but with a rubbery surface. Talking about Poly Polar, the color blue on Cyber Power is a bit different; kind of greyish blue. All this and everything I've read, makes me think, maybe, Topspin just mixed Cyber Flash's and Poly Polar's formulas ;)

Edit: The sticky surface reminds me of how WeissCannon MatchPower's surface feels like. However, unstrung MatchPower feels hard, eventhough it doesn't play harsh. I'm hoping this means that CF plays, even, softer than MP.

Edit 2: Also, the package says "Recommended hybrid string: cyber power / cyber flash". Now, assuming CP is really a better version of CF, why the heck would I want to downgrade CP by hybriding it with CF?
Question for those who have had the chance to try this string: If I string my full Cyber Flash jobs at 45 and my full Poly Polar jobs at 50, how much do you suggest I should string Cyber Power at?
 

bank5

Semi-Pro
Question for those who have had the chance to try this string: If I string my full Cyber Flash jobs at 45 and my full Poly Polar jobs at 50, how much do you suggest I should string Cyber Power at?
I'd string it at 50. I strung my first set of CP at my usual hybrid tension of 57 but I wish I had strung it 3 or 4 lbs higher.

Hopefully Topspin won't let you down. I think they're a great string company and will continue to improve their strings as string technology and the game of tennis evolve.
 

purespin

Semi-Pro
Edit 2: Also, the package says "Recommended hybrid string: cyber power / cyber flash". Now, assuming CP is really a better version of CF, why the heck would I want to downgrade CP by hybriding it with CF?
It doesn't make sense to me. Normally the bybrid is used to soften up the stringbed. CyberFlash is harder than CyberPower already...
CyberPower is a pretty soft string. I don't see the need to hybrid it unless you want to lower the cost. In that case, you can hybrid it with some cheap syn gut.
 

Ripper

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It doesn't make sense to me. Normally the bybrid is used to soften up the stringbed. CyberFlash is harder than CyberPower already...
CyberPower is a pretty soft string. I don't see the need to hybrid it unless you want to lower the cost. In that case, you can hybrid it with some cheap syn gut.
Who's talking about hybriding??? Either I didn't explain myself well (but bank5 and FrenchOpen seem to have undertood) or you didn't read well my OP ;)
 

purespin

Semi-Pro
Who's talking about hybriding??? Either I didn't explain myself well (but bank5 and FrenchOpen seem to have undertood) or you didn't read well my OP ;)
Well, you talked about the statement on the package: "Recommended hybrid string: cyber power / cyber flash". If you don't want it to be discussed, let people know and no one will bother to talk about it.
 

Ripper

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Well, you talked about the statement on the package: "Recommended hybrid string: cyber power / cyber flash". If you don't want it to be discussed, let people know and no one will bother to talk about it.
Oh, you were refering to that part... My bad. Sorry.
 

Ripper

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Ok, today, I, FINALLY, strung the Cyber Power. Tomorow morning, we'll see what these suckers can do.
 

steve s

Professional
If you have shoulder pain do not mix it with any poly. I had wrist pain and am using Klip legend / sweet hybrid. No more wrist pain.
 

Ripper

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If you have shoulder pain do not mix it with any poly. I had wrist pain and am using Klip legend / sweet hybrid. No more wrist pain.
Shoulder pain seems to be under control, thanks. I have a thoery that says that things like racquet and string stiffness can harm the elbow and wrist, but not the shoulder. The shoulder can be harmed by a racquet that's too heavy. I'm trying to complete the transition from the RD-7 to the RDX500 MP, but I've been busy playtesting strings on my RD-7s, so...

Anyway, had my first hit with Topspin Cyber Power. It's a very nice poly. Just like WeissCannon MatchPower, it combines lot's of comfort with lot's of crispness. However, Cyber Power is more powerful and spinny than MatchPower (btw, my Cyber Power is gauge 1.20). They do play similar, though (eventhough, as I've mentioned before, when stringing MatchPower, you get the sensation that it's going to be harsh, but it isn't... when stringing Cyber Power you, immediately, know it's going to be comfy).

Edit: And for those who want to know if I thought Cyber Power is softer than Poly Polar, the answer is a definitive NO. It's neither as elastic nor as soft as Poly Polar. Plus, it doesn't come close on feel either. CP does have a lot more power, but I prefer the power level of PP, because I can control my shots much better. Besides, with PP I, still, have enough 'put away' power for when I need it. So, in conclusion, I prefer Poly Polar and I think Topspin is just NUTS for thinking about discontinuing it.
 
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Nuke

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I think Topspin is just NUTS for thinking about discontinuing it.
It's just business. Topspin priced PP really low, and it got a reputation as a "budget" poly. There's more profit margin on Cyber Power, so that's what their factory is going to make.
 

Gmedlo

Professional
So CP is pretty powerful for a poly? With how soft it sounds, I think it's a good candidate for an 'all-court' poly. I've got two sets on the way, so I can try a hybrid and full job.

Do you think combining it with Gosen OGSM would help tame the power, but still have a large amount of spin?

As for discontinuing PP, I don't really have a problem with it. Sure, it's a great, soft, low-powered poly, but after half an hour of hitting it's completely dead and it turns your racquet into a rocket launcher. In fact, if I remember correctly, it was the poly that lost the most tension in the 2006 USRSA string selector test. I think it would be wise of Topspin to reformulate PP and reintroduce it as an "upgraded" version with better tension maintenance.
 
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Ripper

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It's just business. Topspin priced PP really low, and it got a reputation as a "budget" poly. There's more profit margin on Cyber Power, so that's what their factory is going to make.
Yeah, you're, probably, right. I, still, think they're nuts, lol. Hummm, maybe, they'll reformulate it just a bit, rename it, repackage it and increase it's price. But I can't believe they're going to just forget about it. It's way too special, imo.
 

Ripper

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So CP is pretty powerful for a poly? With how soft it sounds, I think it's a good candidate for an 'all-court' poly. I've got two sets on the way, so I can try a hybrid and full job.

Do you think combining it with Gosen OGSM would help tame the power, but still have a large amount of spin?

As for discontinuing PP, I don't really have a problem with it. Sure, it's a great, soft, low-powered poly, but after half an hour of hitting it's completely dead and it turns your racquet into a rocket launcher. In fact, if I remember correctly, it was the poly that lost the most tension in the 2006 USRSA string selector test. I think it would be wise of Topspin to reformulate PP and reintroduce it as an "upgraded" version with better tension maintenance.
You'd have to hybrid it with another poly, a control oriented one, in order to tame it's power. However, I think it's power doesn't need any taming. If you want a powerful poly, CP is an alternative. If you want something with similar characteristics and with a bit less power, MatchPower is an alternative.

Edit: Poly Polar never goes "rocket launcher" on me. Actually, I feel it losses power... And, in respect to the USRSA tests, let's just say that I've learnt not to pay too much attention to them, anymore ;)
 
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