Pacific Xcite/other Pacific polys?

dave t

Rookie
Anybody have feedback on xcite or any of the other pacific polys (xforce, poly power etc)? Tension maintenance/power of xcite has me intrigued but have heard mixed things regarding comfort. Would be using it primarily as a cross with gut mains.

Thanks.
 

McLovin

Legend
I have a test set of X-Cite 18g I'll be stringing up in a week or so, once I wear out my current test set of Poly Force 18g. I'll post my review here when finished.

I've used Poly Power Pro 1.25mm (black and silver) as a cross to my gut mains and found it an extremely good setup. Its smooth and snaps back well, plus it holds tension longer than most polys (at least that was my experience). I'm working my way through a reel of YPTP I picked up at a discount, but will likely return to the Poly Power Pro once finished.
 

SpinDr.

Professional
I really like Pacific Poly Power Pro and Poly Force. They are firm, and have above average spin and above average tension maintenance. Remind me of good first gen polys like Big Banger Original and Kirschbaum Supersmash, but updated a little.
 

dave t

Rookie
I have a test set of X-Cite 18g I'll be stringing up in a week or so, once I wear out my current test set of Poly Force 18g. I'll post my review here when finished.

I've used Poly Power Pro 1.25mm (black and silver) as a cross to my gut mains and found it an extremely good setup. Its smooth and snaps back well, plus it holds tension longer than most polys (at least that was my experience). I'm working my way through a reel of YPTP I picked up at a discount, but will likely return to the Poly Power Pro once finished.
Any feedback on xcite? I have a lot of pacific polys to try - currently using xforce 18 crosses with gut mains. Feels good but a bit sticky - not much snap back. You can tell x force isn't a "true" poly. I have a few sets of 18g xcite and poly power pro that I think might work a bit better. Maybe save the xforce for a full bed.
 

MCstringer85

New User
I play with pacific strings and xcite you will instantly feel the differences. The xforce are more durability and power but xcite has a comfort level that I enjoyed. I find all pacific string has great tension maintence, but like you said it plays a bit tough. I usually string it 48-50 on a hybrid.
Xforce is one of their best seller and now on tour you are find many EU players using them
 

FischerFan

New User
Xcite is a sleeper that I really like. You won't get the looks because it's one of the "trendy" new wild colors. But such a rewarding poly. Good firm response while easy on the arm and good power transfer from string to ball. Have tried 16 and 17 and loved them both. Also used Poly Force Black in crosses with tough gut mains in a Yonex 95D. Sweet feel. There's a great review in the tennis industry mag on it. It's a great string for hybrid as it was the highest tested for resistance to string movement. Don't have to worry about it moving around shredding that expensive gut or multi:) Hope that helps!
 
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