Non-sharp geared poly

Dragy

Hall of Fame
Hey guys would you suggest some non-sharp geared options? I think of:
Babolat Pro hurricane tour
Weiss Cannon red ghost (might be a tad too soft for my liking, cannot test, just full reel available).
Völkl Cyclone (if I remember correctly it wasn’t sharp... but missing from local retailers’ stock)
 

cd3768

New User
Not exactly "geared" but shaped like Pro Hurricane Tour
RS Paris Octagon (I swear it's a round poly but it's advertised as octagon shaped)
Gamma Moto
Ytex PentaPower, Quadro Twist, etc. They have a bunch from Y-tex
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
luxilon element
luxilon smart
are you looking for gear shaped strings or maybe 8/10 sided strings??
volkl.cyclone is actually pretty sharp, i feel it on my fingers when i string it..
 

34n

Rookie
Völkl Cyclone (if I remember correctly it wasn’t sharp... but missing from local retailers’ stock)
Did you like Cyclone? I have a few sets of other gauges left from my tests if you want to try them.
You can order from the UK ( i'll give you the link).
The guys already had good prices plus Brexit discount making them even more attractive ))
 

JOSHL

Professional
The new KB Xplosive speed is shaped and not sharp. Great string. One of the most comfortable polys I’ve ever used.
 

Dragy

Hall of Fame
Not exactly "geared" but shaped like Pro Hurricane Tour
Yeah true, it has some waves-like shape, but I already made the post when I checked the picture, so was lazy... and I just remember I held a racquet strung months ago by this string, and played a lot, and the stringbed wasn’t locked, still moving nicely! That’s my quest, I like smooth polys, but mid-stiff ones seem to cut into each other after a single outing. Some surface against surface contact might be better in this department. Meanwhile, taking into account stringers don’t get the strings 100% straight, any sharp option (like Yonex poly tour spin) has it’s mains edges cut into the crosses, and all the movement is gone right off the stringing machine :rolleyes:
 

Dragy

Hall of Fame
Did you like Cyclone? I have a few sets of other gauges left from my tests if you want to try them.
You can order from the UK ( i'll give you the link).
The guys already had good prices plus Brexit discount making them even more attractive ))
I definitely didn’t like how the 19 gauge behaved. Strings got stuck displaced here and there, which is disappointing for a poly. I used 18 gauge for some time and don’t remember such behavior.
 

blai212

Semi-Pro
signum pro xperience and/or ytex quadro twist but quadro twist loses its shape after several hours while xperience maintains shape quite well


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Muppet

Legend

Pro's Pro says it compares to RPM Blast. But it costs a lot less. I've read though that RPM doesn't last long. So while PP S8 is a bargain brand, compared to RPM it both costs less and lasts longer. And the edges are definitely rounded.
 

Dragy

Hall of Fame

Pro's Pro says it compares to RPM Blast. But it costs a lot less. I've read though that RPM doesn't last long. So while PP S8 is a bargain brand, compared to RPM it both costs less and lasts longer. And the edges are definitely rounded.
Not presented locally :/ maybe should order some options. Damn, my family are in Montreal right now, could have ordered some stuff... they fly back tomorrow, so not enough time :confused:
 

Dragy

Hall of Fame
Tried PHT 17G today (Yonex Ezone DR98 ~350g strung), strung at 23kg (~50.7lbs). Played decent, though nothing special. Not very stiff for my liking, no pronounced grip on the ball, moderate spin. Got notched after this session, displaces with clicks... will look how long it will last and when it will lock down and deaden.
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
if you have access to pros.pro, look into "devil spin"
not a fan, but it produces more spin than a 5sided string
it was stiff! and gear shaped, somewhat??!!!
lots of coil memory, check out the "pros pro" thread for more details, I belive I reviewed it..
 

Dragy

Hall of Fame
I wonder if more elastic, softer poly would actually lock less than stiffer, dead ones? Should try also...
 
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