Micronite, PPC and Velocity

Could you compare and contrast these? Particularly interested in comfort, power and spin.

I've tried only velocity natural 16 and 17. I like very much the muted response and spin but I would like a little more feel and comfort. Any ideas?
 

OldschoolKIaus

Hall of Fame
I tested all three strings as mains in a multi/poly hybrid some time ago.

I prefered Micronite, because I like it's soft response, good feel and good comfort. Power and spin was medium.
PPC offers a little bit more power than Micronite, but slightly less feel and comfort. Spin as medium.
Velcocity feels stiff (for a multi), least comfort of those three strings, but best in terms of spin.

Only big downside, Micronite breaks so quick (90 minutes or so ... even with smooth poly cross). PPC and especially Velocity lasted better.

Of course full bed string jobs might be a different story (esp. the slippery Velocity), but form testing all three strings as mains in a hybrid, I would say PPC is closer to Velocity.
 
I tested all three strings as mains in a multi/poly hybrid some time ago.

I prefered Micronite, because I like it's soft response, good feel and good comfort. Power and spin was medium.
PPC offers a little bit more power than Micronite, but slightly less feel and comfort. Spin as medium.
Velcocity feels stiff (for a multi), least comfort of those three strings, but best in terms of spin.

Only big downside, Micronite breaks so quick (90 minutes or so ... even with smooth poly cross). PPC and especially Velocity lasted better.

Of course full bed string jobs might be a different story (esp. the slippery Velocity), but form testing all three strings as mains in a hybrid, I would say PPC is closer to Velocity.
Thank you very much. This is very helpful!
I am actually thinking of using them as mains in a multi/poly hybrid too. May I ask which poly you used as crosses? Durability is not my main concern as I am not a string breaker and I will be using this in a 97 sqin 18x20 racquet.
 
I tested all three strings as mains in a multi/poly hybrid some time ago.

I prefered Micronite, because I like it's soft response, good feel and good comfort. Power and spin was medium.
PPC offers a little bit more power than Micronite, but slightly less feel and comfort. Spin as medium.
Velcocity feels stiff (for a multi), least comfort of those three strings, but best in terms of spin.

Only big downside, Micronite breaks so quick (90 minutes or so ... even with smooth poly cross). PPC and especially Velocity lasted better.

Of course full bed string jobs might be a different story (esp. the slippery Velocity), but form testing all three strings as mains in a hybrid, I would say PPC is closer to Velocity.
Also what strings are you using now?
 

blai212

Hall of Fame
I tested Velocity, PPC and Micronite as mains with Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23mm as cross.

My current hybrid is Ashaway Liberty 1.30mm (synthetic gut) as mains and Polystar Classic 1.25mm (smooth poly).
any idea the effect of using different gauge of SPPP crosses (1.18mm vs 1.23) affects the durability of the mains? I believe the thinner gauge cross string provides better playability (power, spin, ball pocketing) but worse tension maintenance. Not quite sure on the durability because the mains always break before the crosses but I wanted to know if using 18g crosses is what’s killing my mains.


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3virgul14

Rookie
Actually Velocity is the softest and most comfortable between these 3, it has fairly good spin and control and lasts 20/25 hours if you dont crush balls continously. Secret is to string it with mid tensions: 22/20
 

esgee48

G.O.A.T.
@blai212 - Yes. Contact starts out a a very small point where the strings intersect. With small diameter crosses, the rubbing area stays small whereas with a larger diameter cross, the rubbing area increases. I do not like 17 Ga or lower crosses unless the mains are also that size.

My 3¢. Multi's are too soft for me. Since I do not have arm issues, I don't use them.
 
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