new Gamma strings anyone?

#1
Surprised I didn't see a post here yet....so The Ice and such is going away. Brand new stuff rolling out. The thing that most stuck out to me is thisnew hybrid poly-syn string they made. it's called like "polyistomer" or something. its apparently like mushing poly and syn together into one string. So you get both worlds in one string. Felt pretty stiff but lively in my hands. funny names too.
 

julian

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#4
Gamma Professional?

Surprised I didn't see a post here yet....so The Ice and such is going away. Brand new stuff rolling out. The thing that most stuck out to me is thisnew hybrid poly-syn string they made. it's called like "polyistomer" or something. its apparently like mushing poly and syn together into one string. So you get both worlds in one string. Felt pretty stiff but lively in my hands. funny names too.
Is Gamma going to keep Gamma Professional gauge 17?
I am very concerned
 

db10s

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#5
I don't really care for Gamma strings now.... And that nuclear construction marketing crap is a bigger joke than Cortex...
 
#7
I don't really care for Gamma strings now.... And that nuclear construction marketing crap is a bigger joke than Cortex...
yes its more marketing than anything but seeing that new isotmer string it definitely is a hybrid between poly and syn gut. its not a string i have ever felt before.how it plays is to be determined
 
#10
I wouldn't be surprised if TOA is already marketing that string outside the US under their own name, at half the price, the way they do ZoVerve(Devil Spin) and Asterisk.
 
#11
I don't really care for Gamma strings now.... And that nuclear construction marketing crap is a bigger joke than Cortex...
yes its more marketing than anything but seeing that new isotmer string it definitely is a hybrid between poly and syn gut. its not a string i have ever felt before.how it plays is to be determined
Actually, it is not. Many a year ago, an engineer discovered that if you hit certain plastics with gamma radiation, you could re-align certain parts of the polymers and make them more durable. A particular gentleman decided that it would be interesting to apply to tennis strings. A company was made (more or less it already existed, but this put them on the map in Europe), and was named after the initial breakthrough. The same technology is applied to other hard coatings like polyurethane for flooring.
 

db10s

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#13
Actually, it is not. Many a year ago, an engineer discovered that if you hit certain plastics with gamma radiation, you could re-align certain parts of the polymers and make them more durable. A particular gentleman decided that it would be interesting to apply to tennis strings. A company was made (more or less it already existed, but this put them on the map in Europe), and was named after the initial breakthrough. The same technology is applied to other hard coatings like polyurethane for flooring.
So I'm going to get cancer..... great.....

Thanks for the info, even from you I'm hesitant to trust it.... Either way, whatever, I'm not convinced even after playing with it. It isn't my cup of tea.
 

db10s

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#15
Actually, it is not. Many a year ago, an engineer discovered that if you hit certain plastics with gamma radiation, you could re-align certain parts of the polymers and make them more durable. A particular gentleman decided that it would be interesting to apply to tennis strings. A company was made (more or less it already existed, but this put them on the map in Europe), and was named after the initial breakthrough. The same technology is applied to other hard coatings like polyurethane for flooring.
Do you have a source? Other than the Gamma website.
 
#28
I like Gamma Supreme overgrips. The rest of their stuff sucks canal water.
Yeah the gso are goat, but I was pleasantly surprised with one of their red poly strings that was in a raq I got off the classifieds, zo tour maybe. There multi prof.spin is overated/priced imo and that flat syn/poly string I playtested was the absolute worst ever.
 
#29
So I'm going to get cancer..... great.....

Thanks for the info, even from you I'm hesitant to trust it.... Either way, whatever, I'm not convinced even after playing with it. It isn't my cup of tea.
Do you have a source? Other than the Gamma website.
Learned about this in a nuclear engineering course. Here is the patent for the polyurethane coating process which is what came first:
http://www.google.com/patents/US4321307

You can see the referenced patent there. Polyurethane coatings are used on many, many tennis strings (two modern examples being Prince Premier and Tec. X-1). It is no coincidence that Gamma is still today known for its synthetic strings only.

That said, it is sort of like Saab claiming their cars are born from jets since at one point they made aircraft.
 
#32
The string you're referring to is being marketed in 2013 as "Gamma RZR Rx"

It is said to have a "unique oval shape"
Do you need a prescription to buy it. Hyuk, hyuk. :)

Hey man, I'll be trying out Gamma Pro next month. Got a good post Thanksgiving deal on a set.
 
#39
Gamma has been working on the "ocho", line,,
and I like what ive tried so far
gamma ocho, poly, good stuff, ime
gamma ocho LW, also good, revived the LW line
gamma solace, def, looks interesting, when combined with glyde..
 
#40
"zapvor, post: 7040234, member: 12093"]haha true. most everyone i talked to just know professional, livewire, tnt, and "that Zo twist one"
Gamma Is very innovative
I like that about them
not a fan of TNT or LW, but their recent stuff, ocho and glyde is good..
 
#42
Well. Looks like gamma is at it again,,,
gamma jet!
rough twisted string
Not much talk yet, any one have info?
https://gammasports.com/products/tennis/strings/polyester/jet-copy/
Got to try this not long ago, played it for about a week, off and on,,
Stringing was normal for a ridgit poly
16L dark.blue color
its a twisted gear shape poly, can def. Feel it on the fingers as expected, but nothing like a ruff string..
coil memory high, as expected with twisted strings
strung in at 49/46lbs
1st day, stiff, I expected this, no unusual discomfort after, did not get a good sense of extra spin,, strings felt heavy
2nd day, same, stiff, no adfitional pop, nothing eciting about it except the color
3rd day started to get a little boardy,, again, nothing exiting about it,
After a couple more days of this, I cut them out
I did not see any excessive movement or notching on the string, nor did it snap when I cut them out
medium to low power poly im thinking
durability being its target,, prov. Would do ok on a spin effect racquet
I personally did not like it, but maybe some one else can review with their thoughts
 
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