Just Ordered Forten Sweet, Blue Gear, Cyberflash, Titan, and Gosen Micro

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  1. tennisguyak

    tennisguyak Semi-Pro

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    Here's the strings I just ordered yesterday:

    Forten Sweet 16
    Pro Supex Blue Gear 17 (blue)
    Pro Supex Titan 16 (black)
    Topspin Cyberflash 1.25 (17)
    Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16 (red)

    I also have:

    Luxilon M2 16
    Dunlop M-fil tour 16

    I prefer to try some hybrids but does anyone have hybrid and tension suggestions...
     
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  2. supermario343

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    I like a hybrid of Blue Gear at 57 and OG Micro at 61..but thats just me :)
     
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  3. lawlitssoo1n

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    same here, but BG at 64 and og micro at 63
     
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  4. Nanshiki

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    I don't really get what you're going for with your purchase.

    If you're going to do hybrids, you should have gotten two kinds of main string, and two kinds of cross, for a total of four different jobs, which should all be done at the same tension.
     
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  5. tennisguyak

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    I just ordered these strings because of how much other people have said they liked them, so I could give them a try too. Heres what I conjured up:

    1. PSBG Mains w/ PSTitan Cross
    2. Cyberflash Mains w/ Gosen Sheep Micro Cross
    3. PSBG Mains w/ Gosen Sheep Micro Cross
    4. Cyberflash Mains w/ PSTitan Cross

    I'll probably try the other three I have in full sets.

    But I still don't know what tensions I usually string in the 63-65 lb range depending on string. I think I'll just go 64 lbs for all four jobs I listed above. But if anyone has any suggestions on mixing in the M2 or Sweet, or adjusting the tension then I'll be sure to consider them.
     
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  6. Max Winther

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    In my experience, there isn't really any point to use Blue Gear in a full bed. I would do a Blue Gear/ Titan, with the titan upped 2 or 3 pounds. That will give you the spin of blue gear with the softness of the titan. Gosen would work too.
     
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  7. Fedace

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    that must cost a fortune. how often do you string ? i string my racket once a week.
     
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  8. tennisguyak

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    Not too bad, 27 bucks about 32 with shipping. I get both of mine restrung about every 2-3 weeks in rotation. So this stuff should last me till may.
     
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  9. Max Winther

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    Thats only like 30 bucks, unless he bought all reels, in which case thats a lot more.
     
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  10. Max Winther

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    ^ haha called it.
     
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  11. Fedace

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    I bought 2 sets of Kirsch Spiky Shark and a T-shirt with cherry on it and it cost me $42...
     
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  12. tennisguyak

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    How powerful is the titan? Compared to say, Gamma Poly X-tra, Kirschbaum P2, Kirschbaum smash spikey, Babolat PHT.

    Or if you prefer, is it a rocket launcher, crisp pop, or a dull, mute feeling?

    thanks
     
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  13. Max Winther

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    Well the titan is more powerful than all those, because its a synthetic gut. So it may not be the best if you like low power. But the mains really take over the playing characteristics of the stringbed, so its not that bad when your using a stiff, low powered string like Blue Gear. Just make sure the tension is high enough.
     
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  14. Max Winther

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    Why didn't you get the buy 2 get 1 free deal that TW has right now? you could have gotten 6 sets for 48.
     
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  15. tennisguyak

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    Woops I meant to ask about blue gear?
     
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  16. Jsa2u

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    any bluegear review anywhere?
     
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  17. hoodjem

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    Here's one: Blue Gear 1.25

    "The amount of spin that can be produced with this string is INSANE…I found much more spin the BB ALU power, Big Ace and many others. The ridges do wear off after a while but then it just performs like a regular poly. This string does feel on the stiff side after using Big Ace and loses a bit more tension. Some of my customers have switched over to Blue Gear from BB ALU power…they love the spin and also the price! The main problem with this string for ME was the complete lack of feel…I felt very detached from the ball when hitting with Blue Gear and found it horrible at net. This string is perfect for baseline players that run around hitting topspin all day and like long rallys. I found that dropping the tension adds some more feel...very interesting and unique string."
    --from Nickb's Poly Reviews
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=173819&highlight=NickB's+poly
     
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  18. Fedace

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    i did NOT know that..
     
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  19. radical pro joe

    radical pro joe New User

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    I use Cyberlash and Forten Sweet at 60/58.
     
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  20. tennisguyak

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    I'm afraid the cyberflash will bite through the forten sweet, did that happen on yours. Back when I used Babolat PHT/xcel several times this happened.
     
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  21. ag200boy

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    using a solid core syn gut is a much better idea than using a multi
     
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  22. TheShaun

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    gosen og comes in colours?
     
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  23. Jsa2u

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    I just ordered some:


    1.Gosen Sheep Mic 15l (with some texture, didn't know they had this)

    2.Blue Gear

    3.Hollowcore

    4. Klippermate stringer

    5. 2x volkl catapult 6

    Thankyou student loans! I know I will regret this someday but hey!:)
     
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  24. hoodjem

    hoodjem G.O.A.T.

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    You use student loans to buy tennis stuff?! No wonder we're in a recession!
     
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    if you saw Niall Fergusson's documentary the ascent of money, he specifically pointed out memphis tn. (not sure if it mentioned in his book, i haven't read it.) look where that poster is from.
     
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