Lower powered Multi?

jb193

Rookie
Are there any lower powered multi's out there? If there are, could you please refer some to me? I tried Yonex Super 850 Feel on my PSC 6.1 classic at 63 lbs this weekend, and while it felt extremely comfortable, it was a little springy and I torpedoed a couple of shots. Also, my touch shots had too much jump in them for my liking. Thanks.
 

vinnier6

Professional
multis are for the most part pretty powerful, when i used them i strung them a pound or two over the max rating on my racquet...i dont think i could handle a multi at anthing lower than 62...and they usually loose tension pretty quick....
 
Laserfibre Supreme 17 is the best multi with controllable liveliness that I have tried in my 6.1. I have been stringing at 60/62. I have found if you sting too high the Supreme seems to exceed its elastic limit and loses its outstanding playability. I wouldn't string above 63 on the 6.1.

I have recently playtested several multis at 60/62 that have 'tempered' power at that tension combo, TF x-1 Biphase 17 and Head FXP 17, and I am currently trying Head FXP Power 17. The FXP strings up a little firmer than either x-1 or Power and is definitely less lively than the other 2. The FXP Power has some very nice playability characteristics.

The other string that I play with in the 6.1 is Head Rip Control 17. This is a very soft multi that is not very lively, yet has a very nice playability. It loses tension quickly for the 1st few sessions after hitting, but then settles in and plays well for an extended period of time. It is also the only string I have played with that I feel actually enhances spin because of its construction. I string RC at straight 62. You have to work a little more with the RC than the others.

Wilson Reaction felt very stiff (more like a mono than a multi), yet very lively for me; Syntronic Brio played very nicely for a short while, began to trampoline a bit, then went totally stiff and boardlike; NXT OS was way too lively and a waste of the extra string length in the 6.1. Dunlop Max Comfort had a very 'dead' feel when I tried it. All trials were with 17 g.
 
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Mr. Ed

New User
I am interested the playability characteristics that you mention of the FXP Power as compared to the regular FXP. Also, have you see any durablility differences between the two?
 

bcsax123

Semi-Pro
Maybe try a lower powered synthetic like Prince Original? It doesn't lose tension fast too which is good.
 

buder

Banned
ah yes - the age old paradox. You want the comfort that a highly elastic multi provides, but not the power that comes from that same elasticity. Try polyeofine based stuff made by isospeed, under their name and head's.

Babolat Xcel and Dunlop Max Comfort seem to have comparatively low rebound speed. Babolat Attraction might also be worth a spin.
 

SFrazeur

Legend
My main experience is with Wilson branded string, the lowest powered string I recall was Stamina. Side note that string does not fray, it just snaps.
 

Kevo

Legend
Are there any lower powered multi's out there? If there are, could you please refer some to me? I tried Yonex Super 850 Feel on my PSC 6.1 classic at 63 lbs this weekend, and while it felt extremely comfortable, it was a little springy and I torpedoed a couple of shots. Also, my touch shots had too much jump in them for my liking. Thanks.
If it felt extremely comfortable and didn't have enough control then string it higher. That multi is a good one for control compared to many. I found 60/57 to work superbly on my RDX 500 mids when I was using that string. I string on a drop weight though, so if you string quickly on a lock out, your 63 might only be equivalent to my 57. The 850 Pro is also quite nice. Head FXP, as well as the others mentioned are good ones to try.
 
I am interested the playability characteristics that you mention of the FXP Power as compared to the regular FXP. Also, have you see any durablility differences between the two?
The FXP Power has a little more 'pop' than the FXP, quite consistent with the Power being a true multi and the 'regular' more of a transition string consisting of solid core strands surrounded by multi covering. The Power also feels a little softer than the 'regular', again the Power more like multi and the 'regular' like a premium mono. Serve and volley are really excellent with both; perhaps a little more control and crispness with the 'regular.' 1st volley at the service line and 'no man's land' emergency volleys far better with the Power. You definitely have to 'hit through' the ball more cleanly with the 'regular'; the Power is a little forgiving. If I wanted to experiment further, I think I'd find the strings would play more similarly if the 'regular were strung 2# lower and the Power possibly 2# tighter. For my play, the Power seems to play a little better in the 6.1 than the FXP. But, FWIW, the 'regular' has outstanding play quality and, to me, seems very well suited for an oversize (I've used it in 3 OS with equally good results) while the Power seems too lively for an OS. Not yet enough time played to guage durability (though I'm not a string breaker, so . . . ) but tension seems to be holding nicely and the stringbed continues to feel very consistent. Hope this has some value for you.
 
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Indy Tennis

Semi-Pro
I've tried just about every multi out there.

By far the least powerful is Dunlop Max Comfort. It must have unique construction because it is noticably in not only it's lower power, but it has a much more muted feel than most multis.

It's a good string, but it's totally different from most multis out there.
 

cozmo5050

Rookie
Head Rip Control is a durable low powered multi.
i agree. muted feel, and low powered.i like this string. I only wonder if Klip Venom is similar to this...

(my rds 003 currently has BDE performance gut @ 59lb, and it feels like a rocket launcher at that tension.....)
 

arifed

Rookie
I would say Wilson Reaction and Tecnifibre XR 3 (at least this is the european reference).

Of course they're still multis, which means they are in the "power side" of the spectrum power-control, but they give some more control without being too stiff.

Very good stuff in my opinion.

Of course, tension is another main issue.

Take care
 

BigGriff

Semi-Pro
i agree. muted feel, and low powered.i like this string. I only wonder if Klip Venom is similar to this...

(my rds 003 currently has BDE performance gut @ 59lb, and it feels like a rocket launcher at that tension.....)
Klip Venom felt like Gamma Live Wire to me. It has more pop than Rip Control but not quite as much spin or durability.
 

fastdunn

Legend
I've tried just about every multi out there.

By far the least powerful is Dunlop Max Comfort. It must have unique construction because it is noticably in not only it's lower power, but it has a much more muted feel than most multis.

It's a good string, but it's totally different from most multis out there.
I know what you mean with the Dunlop Max Comfort.

I thought it's similar to those Polyesin based multi's like Head Rip Control....
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
I've used that racquet for several years and the multis I've tried in it have freaked me out. My favorite stuff in the PS 6.1 classic is Laserfibre Laserlite XL 17 ga at 65 lbs. Tremendous feel and very predictable response for me compared to multi which seems to have a mind of its own.
 
Maybe give Tecnifibre TRC 16 a try and string it a bit tighter, as a previous poster suggested.
The problem with that approach is that, in my experience, most racquets will get a little "boardier" the higher you go, even very flexy ones, which is all I use.
 
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