Poly-amorous: the quest for the perfect hybrid

Best cheap reel for softening poly in a hybrid


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blai212

Professional
if u crave the bite of poly, I would suggest a sharp shaped copoly main (tour hex, SPPPhex, HG/HGS, black knight) with a soft copoly cross with good tension maintenance (ghostwire, SPPP, Xperience) Signum pro xperience is one of my new favorite strings that provides a soft rubbery feel and even though it is hexagonal, does not have the same bite as SPPPhex or HG/HGS
 

irulan

Rookie
if u crave the bite of poly, I would suggest a sharp shaped copoly main (tour hex, SPPPhex, HG/HGS, black knight) with a soft copoly cross with good tension maintenance (ghostwire, SPPP, Xperience) Signum pro xperience is one of my new favorite strings that provides a soft rubbery feel and even though it is hexagonal, does not have the same bite as SPPPhex or HG/HGS
This is the plan! I just picked up a reel of Ghostwire 19. I have SPPPhex in the bin, as well as TourBite and BK to try. I'm just going fullbed polys at the moment to try and get the full feel of a string before I mix and match polys. So far, I'm really really enjoying the Genesis Trionic 18, still got solid ball bite after 7 hours of matches / drills. I played a match this morning with RPM Blast and just could not gel with it AT ALL. I dont think I have the racquethead speed to get the spin I want out of it, I was getting more ball-bite out of multifilament mains.

VCore Pro HD1: Babolat RPM Blast 18 at 50/47
Hours Played: 0.5
I couldn't get the spin I wanted out of this string at ALL. Probably because I lack the racquethead speed, but I just didn't enjoy this one bit.

Total: 14/20
THWACK: 5
Good power at 50, I got the depth I wanted when I wanted it.
LAUNCH: 2 The snapback was excellent, but ball bite seemed to be sorely lacking.
SHAPE: 2 I had high expectations for this string, but I just could not gel with it at all compared to the Trionic that I had in my other racquet.
COMFORT: 5 Great pop, super comfortable and pretty good feedback. But it just wasn't anywhere near as much spin as my sharp edged strings :cry:

Thoughts:
I think I lack the skills / toolkit to get the most out of this string. No desire to hit with this racquet compared to week-old beat-up Trionic, so cutting it out and putting in the next poly.
 

blai212

Professional
This is the plan! I just picked up a reel of Ghostwire 19. I have SPPPhex in the bin, as well as TourBite and BK to try. I'm just going fullbed polys at the moment to try and get the full feel of a string before I mix and match polys. So far, I'm really really enjoying the Genesis Trionic 18, still got solid ball bite after 7 hours of matches / drills. I played a match this morning with RPM Blast and just could not gel with it AT ALL. I dont think I have the racquethead speed to get the spin I want out of it, I was getting more ball-bite out of multifilament mains.

VCore Pro HD1: Babolat RPM Blast 18 at 50/47
Hours Played: 0.5
I couldn't get the spin I wanted out of this string at ALL. Probably because I lack the racquethead speed, but I just didn't enjoy this one bit.

Total: 14/20
THWACK: 5
Good power at 50, I got the depth I wanted when I wanted it.
LAUNCH: 2 The snapback was excellent, but ball bite seemed to be sorely lacking.
SHAPE: 2 I had high expectations for this string, but I just could not gel with it at all compared to the Trionic that I had in my other racquet.
COMFORT: 5 Great pop, super comfortable and pretty good feedback. But it just wasn't anywhere near as much spin as my sharp edged strings :cry:

Thoughts:
I think I lack the skills / toolkit to get the most out of this string. No desire to hit with this racquet compared to week-old beat-up Trionic, so cutting it out and putting in the next poly.
yeah I could have told you that before you even tried it. RPM behaves like a round poly and the true potential of the string is only unlocked with FAST swing speeds (think rafa).
 
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