Mikeler's Multis

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  1. 2handsbothsides

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    Looks like Discho Microfibre has been discontinued and was told it will not be restocked. Too bad as this was a fine playing multi at great value. Not sure if Signum Pro Micronite is really the same string as they are listed at .02mm larger diameter than same gauge Microfibre. Have others directly compared Microfibre vs Micronite? Also, there appears to be no source for string sets in the USA for a quick playtest.
     
  2. mikeler

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    They are the same string.
     
  3. Knife

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    Microfibre looks very alive on their german site though.
     
  4. 2handsbothsides

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    Mikeler I want to thank you for all you have done on this fine thread. Microfibre is listed as 1.30mm and MIcronite 1.32mm. Where you aware of any difference in actual diameter or playability between these 2? Do you know for a fact than Discho Microfibre was just rebranded Signum Pro Micronite?
     
  5. mikeler

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    Trust in Mikeler...
     
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  6. jbdbackfan

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    Not sure if i saw it through the 100+ pages but what is your most updated list for June 2016?
     
  7. djNEiGht

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    until mikeler chimes in...best bet is to check the 1st post
     
  8. mikeler

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    Correct
     
  9. GS

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    (I still owe mike 2 ahi burgers for getting me to switch to Mantis Comfort and Rip Control years ago, to save my arm.)
     
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  10. nimm

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    Where do you buy "Mantis Comfort" ?
     
  11. mikeler

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    You will need to put the terms Mantis Comfort Synthetic into your favorite search engine.
     
  12. Will Wilson

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    So I used to play with Wilson sensation as it was a decent multi I could buy in a reel for a decent price. The price went up substantially a couple years ago. Any similar multis you can recommend for less than $90 a reel?

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
     
  13. Capt. Willie

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    How come you never reviewed Alpha Gut 2000? TW seemed to give it a good review especially the black.
     
  14. gvsbdisco

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    prince premier control is 100$/reel. 90$/reel for 2 and 69$/reel for 15 gauge. Great string, great price. Much nicer than Sensation
     
  15. mikeler

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    I've been using polys the last few years. If I recall, I didn't try Alpha due to reported lack of durability.
     
  16. mikeler

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    Totally agree with this post.
     
  17. Ronaldo

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    Takes longer to string Alpha Gut 2000 than to break it. Watched a guy break it in the warm-up. E-Matrix lasted twice as long. And it only lasted a set.
     
  18. Capt. Willie

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    It takes longer to string Alpha Gut 2000 than other multis? I had never heard that.
     
  19. Capt. Willie

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    Actually I just realized you were probably being sarcastic about its durability....my bad.
     
  20. Ronaldo

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    Oh no, took 30 minutes to string, less than that to break. Btw, Alpha Gut 2000 is like 25 yrs old. Not saying everything old is weak and breaks easily.
     
  21. mikeler

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    After a few year hiatus, tennis elbow has returned for an Xmas visit. So this thread will come back to life for a little while.

    I just strung up Laserfibre Laser 1200. Super easy to string, it seems very soft. Now that I'm using a 16x16 pattern, I have to hope that these can get me at least 2 matches.

    What are the latest mutlis that have come out in the last few years? I need to get re-educated, it's been awhile.
     
  22. c_hari_c

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    The ones I remember off top are

    Head Reflex MLT
    Head Velocity MLT
    Gamma Ocho XP
    Gamma Ocho TNT

    I have never tried any of these though. I am going back to Prince Premier Attack as my go to multi for full bed or as a cross with cyclone. Not even worried to try any more multis ever since I hit with that few days ago.
     
  23. mikeler

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    That's a great multi and there are some deals out there now which makes me concerned that they are going to discontinue it.
     
  24. djNEiGht

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    Sorry to hear. Best of luck. One of my favorite threads
     
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  25. DrumWizOHBD

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    Have you tried Volkl V-Feel? I've tested Volkl's V-Feel a few times now, and it's a pretty good Multi that does everything well. Here's my review from TW product page:
    "Interesting string: Performance-wise it is similar to gut, in that, the string played nice and soft on drop/touch shots, but had plenty of extra pop on reserve when striking the ball hard and flat. However it isn't as plush as gut, and plays a bit firmer. I found very good control for a multi, even at mid tension (55 lbs), spin was also very good for multi, as this string plays with the crispness of a synthetic gut in my humble opinion, but doesn't transfer as much shock to the arm. It doesn't pocket the ball as well as other multis I like such as, Power Fiber 2, NXT, Hexy Fibre or Maxim Touch. The V-Feel does however have better spin potential and control than those I just just mentioned. As another reviewer mentioned below, the string does produce a much higher "ping" sound than other strings, which some may find annoying. Durability is a little better than Power Fiber 2, but not much. If this string was the same price as Power Fiber II, I would choose this for it's better pop and control, but at 18 bucks, I'd rather shell out the extra $8 for a set of Klip Legend Gut." --I really should emphasize that there is a noticeably higher than normal "ping" without a dampener.

    Right now I am actually testing the Volkl V-Blast Hybrid (Nat Gut w/ V-Feel). I haven't actually hit it yet, but I got a nice deal on a few sets on the Bay (same price as V-feel). I'll let you know how that plays.
     
  26. DrumWizOHBD

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    Same Here
     
  27. Nostradamus

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    Any NEW multis out there that is better playing than Babolat Origin ?? i don't care if it is cheaper or not. just better playing. Thanks
     
  28. mikeler

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    For some reason, the Volkl mutlis don't do it for me. I love their polys though.
     
  29. DrumWizOHBD

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    I still think Dunlop Hexy is one of the best soft strings you can get for the price....a little too muted for some racquets. I never would have tried it if not for this thread. So, Thank you Mikeler for taking so much time to write up all those reviews!
     
  30. srvnvly

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    M7 looks like a good string - better price point than my go-to X1B. Addiction isn't bad either.
     
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  31. mikeler

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    It's a nice multi but won't last long enough in my 16x16 frames.

    I just pulled the trigger on a reel of 15g Prince Premiere Control for $69.
     
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  32. DrumWizOHBD

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    Cant beat that! I just picked up 16g Premiere Control 1/2 reel, looking forward to trying it in my Prince Tour Pro ESP
     
  33. Nostradamus

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    i used to like the X-1 too, it felt softer than babolat origin. Do you think X-1 biphase more power than Babolat Origin string ?? or other way around.
     
  34. mikeler

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    I had a long tiebreak set with the Laserfibre today. It felt like an old friend. I'm 99% sure this string is repackaged Signum Pro Micronite/Discho Microfibre. I'll know for sure if it starts to fray like those 2 (or 1) string.
     
  35. mikeler

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    The Laserfibre multi got torn up pretty quick in my string eating rackets. It's a nice offering. I'm too lazy to write a review tonight though...
     
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  36. mctennis

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    I think the 15g will last a lot longer in your 16X16 racquet. That is the biggest longevity issue I see happening with the more open string pattern racquets. People tend to use what they used in a more closed pattern racquet and it just breaks the string really fast. I hope the 15g works out for you.
     
  37. Ronaldo

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    Curious, what tension are you stringing these Prince ESP racquets with multis? 60# seems to be a start.
     
  38. mikeler

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    50 for arm protection
     
  39. Ronaldo

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    Ty, may be busy straightening strings.
     
  40. mikeler

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    My fingers are raw from it!
     
  41. Ronaldo

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    Back to One,
     
  42. haqqani1777

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    Excellent thread! For all who want to skip the 135 pages, first page of the thread is where the gold is.
     
  43. mikeler

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    So far the Prince Premiere Control 15 is holding up OK in my string eating frame.
     
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  44. Ronaldo

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    Is Prince Synthetic Gut Power an old version of PPA/PPC?
     
  45. mikeler

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    I never used that string. I did use Prince Synthetic Gut with duraflex but that used to last me 5 sets in a 16x20 pattern. Love the avatar tribute.
     
  46. Ronaldo

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    Need to add Debbie Reynolds now
     
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  47. scotus

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    I used to string my ESP racquets at 40 for arm protection.
     
  48. mikeler

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    I just restrung mine. I got about 8 sets out of the 15g PPC. Had I read this, I would have tried 40.
     
  49. scotus

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    You might find it harder to control at first.

    But once you put arm-friendliness on top of your priority, you can get used to anything.

    Caveat: I was playing full soft poly at 40.
     
  50. Ronaldo

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    When stringing at low tensions, can you use this method to string your racquet?
     

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