Lower tension + stiffer string or higher tension + more flexibile string?

wferdinand

New User
I was playing with Tennisoutlet Orange Tiger 1.25 (which is a Signum Pro Poly Plasma replica made by Isospeed) in the last time. I was really really getting to like this string in the last time, but now I don't have more from this, but I was bought three Head Sonic Pro 1.25 because I used this before and I liked this.

Now how Orange Tiger yet good but I was stringed Sonic Pro I can tested these and I find answer to my previous experiences. I find when in TW review Poly Plasma had really low points to power. I got need time to understand: this is how string giving speed about our property. Sonic Pro is a flexibily copoly. This isn't advantageous to me because I like to hit bigger but sometimes I can't giving enough topspin to ball and this is often going out. I'm playing 22/21 (which is 48.5/46). I now thinking Orange Tiger on this tension is enough good to me, because have good topspin and slice potential and I like this feel.

But...Suspicious to me what is better? Playing this stiffer string on 22/21 (48.5/46) or using a flexibile string like Sonic Pro on for example 26/25 (57/55)?
 

esgee48

Legend
Head Hawk is more like SPPP in terms of stiffness. Kirschbaum Pro Line X and Max Power are also suitable replacements. Raising tension on a soft string is going to remove the elasticity much quicker. Whether that gives you more control or less control because you killed the string is something you need to find out via testing. You know polys are dead when their behavior becomes erratic; A fresh bed feels good and you can hit your spot; 8 hours later you can't hit the side of a barn.
 

stephenclown

Professional
You could try a softer control poly like RS Lyon but it may have a touch more power. Maybe just look for a more comfortable spin poly like Revolution 18 or Hyper G.

I love Solstice Power, I had 17g but would probably recommend 18g. For the first 8 hours or so I couldn't miss, after that I nearly killed the net player about 4 times and had to swap racquets, as soon as rounding occurred control had left. Tourna BHB7 looks like it could also be a very good alternative.

This all depends on string pattern, frame and playing style though. Might want to elaborate a little more what you are putting it in :)
 

wferdinand

New User
Head Hawk is more like SPPP in terms of stiffness. Kirschbaum Pro Line X and Max Power are also suitable replacements. Raising tension on a soft string is going to remove the elasticity much quicker. Whether that gives you more control or less control because you killed the string is something you need to find out via testing. You know polys are dead when their behavior becomes erratic; A fresh bed feels good and you can hit your spot; 8 hours later you can't hit the side of a barn.
I think after your words how I use a (soft) poly on higher tension this is dead much earlier. Last time I was used Orange Tiger for 16 hours, but after 14 this isn't the best. Now after 15.5h playing is good, but now have colder weather.

So, conclusion: not worth to testing Sonic Pro/Tennisoutlet Black Spider on much higher because this can f.e. 16 housr on 48/46 only can 10 or 12 hours on 57/55. If I buy 200m Black Spider, this costs 2€/stringing, stringing service is 4€, completly 6€, but Orange Tiger costs 3€ per stringing, complete 7€. I'm satisfied with this :)

(Tennisoutlet Black Spider is the OEM version of Isospeed Baseline Speed/Spin, and this is nearly same than Head Sonic Pro, a last thermal process is the difference. Sonic Pro made by Isospeed like some other Head strings).
 
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