Prince Phantom 93P- Best string set up

Tiny update: really not liking Blue Rock N Power. Not sure what I’ll go to next but I am curious: do any of y’all string the 93P 1-piece? I’ve done 2 piece every time and I’m not sure it would matter, I’m just curious.
 
Tiny update: really not liking Blue Rock N Power. Not sure what I’ll go to next but I am curious: do any of y’all string the 93P 1-piece? I’ve done 2 piece every time and I’m not sure it would matter, I’m just curious.
There's currently a discussion thread in the Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines sub forum talking about 1 piece vs 2 piece that might be of interest to you:

https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/why-do-people-string-using-2-piece.642928/
 
Tiny update: really not liking Blue Rock N Power. Not sure what I’ll go to next but I am curious: do any of y’all string the 93P 1-piece? I’ve done 2 piece every time and I’m not sure it would matter, I’m just curious.
Just curious - what is it you did not like about Blue Rock N Power?
 
Just curious - what is it you did not like about Blue Rock N Power?
It’s the only erratic-feeling string I’ve played so far in the 93P. What sets this frame apart is its precision and feel. Blue Rock N Power managed to tank both of those attributes. There’s a chance it mellows out; I’ve only logged about 1.5 hours with it. But I’m not holding my breath. Plus, it was SOOOO unpleasant to string.
 
It’s the only erratic-feeling string I’ve played so far in the 93P. What sets this frame apart is its precision and feel. Blue Rock N Power managed to tank both of those attributes. There’s a chance it mellows out; I’ve only logged about 1.5 hours with it. But I’m not holding my breath. Plus, it was SOOOO unpleasant to string.
I was considering trying it, but read many other negatives reviews, as well. For example, low powered, harsh, massive tension loss, etc.
Yeah the 93P is a great frame. I have one of mine strung with an Alu Power Rough hybrid, and I get so much enjoyment playing with it--great feel, with power on tap when I need it, touch when I want it, and so much precision.
 
Do it. Unless your arm can't take any poly.

Gut/Poly makes the price of gut stringbed more palatable.
My arms ok with a hybrid till the poly goes dead, I end up restringing well before the gut is going to break, so I thought I’d go full bed of gut figuring at least I’d get use of the gut till it snaps.

I usually hybrid with Lux Alu Power Rough or Volkl Cyclone Tour, have previously tried Ashaway ZX Pro.

The temptation is ghostwire sounds like it lasts longer than other polys and the extra spin would be nice.
 
I've been happy with Ghostwire and Cream until the gut snaps. It's hard to tell when those polys go dead if ever. Whereas Max Power and Proline II, I could tell when they'd lost their resilience.

I think soft polys have enough additives to maintain resilience that they don't get that classic "dead poly" feeling. At least my elbow doesn't notice it. And I have a pretty sensitive elbow.

The trade off is they aren't as muted as a firm poly so the stringbed has more liveliness. That may effect control for some but I find in an 18x20 93 sq in frame, control is far from the issue. A little extra liveliness is a good thing.
 
So I finally took the plunge and strung my Diadem solistice powe 17 at 33lbs and played 3 sets of doubles today and absolutely love it. Perfect blend of touch feel and power for me. I had tried the same string before at 45lbs before and absolutely hated it. Felt too boardy and hurt my elbow ( I have an elbow problem) on the serves. None of those issues when I strung it at 33. I'll try it at 30 next time and see what impact that has :)

Before this I was using volkyl cyclone tour 16 in main and volkyl cyclone tour 18 in crosses, both at 45lbs and absolutely loved it, the only downside being it would start over hitting the ball after around 6-8 hours of play.

The Diadem solistice power 17 at 33 is actually playing better for me. More control and similar power compared my usual string combo

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My Tourna Big Hitter Silver 18 is settling in really nicely. Around hour 5 or 6 now and it does pretty much everything I ask. I played my best set of doubles in years last night (a pretty informal setting but still, a 7-5 win over a skilled team) so I probably will leave this one in until it dies, then just re-up with it, or with something wicked similar.

Updated rankings (all in the 18x20 93P):
1) RS Lyon 1.20
2a) Tourna BHS 1.20
2b) Solinco Hyper G 1.15
3) Solinco Outlast 1.15
4) Blue Rock N Power
Last: Solinco Revolution 1.15 and gut/poly (just not my cup of tea)

Still to demo: KB PLII 1.15, SPPP 1.18, thinner gauges of the Solinco offerings.
 
I have been using Volkl Cyclone hybrids. When I first got my 93P, I had it strung with Pyscho 17. Great spin potential. More comfortable and control perhaps a bit muted feel off the string bed. The Cyclone mains took about 2 weeks of play before chewing up the Power Fiber crosses.

Next, I did a hybrid of Cyclone 19 with Prince Syn Gut Duraflex 17 (I have a reel of each I need to use up). I felt that I was getting much more pop out of this hybrid and it was a much more lively string bed. I loved it from the baseline, but i could have used a little more touch at the net (especially since I'm not seeing the ball was well as I would like at the net). It took about a week for the Cyclone to eat through the PSGD.

Finally, I testing out Cyclone 19 mains with Isospeed Cream 17. I feel like their was a notable difference between the weight of the Cream and PSGD. I could swear that the 93P felt slightly head heavier. It took about a hour to get used to. It was a pretty comfortable set up for two polys. It was a deader feeling string bed. I felt like their was more ball pocketing, or perhaps the string bed just had less power than the prior tow setups. I had an easier time driving the ball with aggressive. I felt this set up had the most control at the baseline and at the net. On serve, this has slightly less power on flat serves and a little less action on kick serves. I have about ten plus hours of play on this string bed with no signs of notching.

At some point, I would like to compare this hybrid to a full bed of CyberFlash and a Hybrid of Cyclone and Isospeed Pro Classic.
 
I have been using Volkl Cyclone hybrids. When I first got my 93P, I had it strung with Pyscho 17. Great spin potential. More comfortable and control perhaps a bit muted feel off the string bed. The Cyclone mains took about 2 weeks of play before chewing up the Power Fiber crosses.

Next, I did a hybrid of Cyclone 19 with Prince Syn Gut Duraflex 17 (I have a reel of each I need to use up). I felt that I was getting much more pop out of this hybrid and it was a much more lively string bed. I loved it from the baseline, but i could have used a little more touch at the net (especially since I'm not seeing the ball was well as I would like at the net). It took about a week for the Cyclone to eat through the PSGD.

Finally, I testing out Cyclone 19 mains with Isospeed Cream 17. I feel like their was a notable difference between the weight of the Cream and PSGD. I could swear that the 93P felt slightly head heavier. It took about a hour to get used to. It was a pretty comfortable set up for two polys. It was a deader feeling string bed. I felt like their was more ball pocketing, or perhaps the string bed just had less power than the prior tow setups. I had an easier time driving the ball with aggressive. I felt this set up had the most control at the baseline and at the net. On serve, this has slightly less power on flat serves and a little less action on kick serves. I have about ten plus hours of play on this string bed with no signs of notching.

At some point, I would like to compare this hybrid to a full bed of CyberFlash and a Hybrid of Cyclone and Isospeed Pro Classic.
You're not imagining it. Since I got my 93P (18x20), I went through fullbed syn gut (16G), fullbed poly (RS Lyon 1.20, Still-in-black HTS 1.20), and now gut/poly (VS Team 1.25/YPTF 1.25). From fb syngut to fb poly wasn't too bad, but from fb poly to gut/poly I could feel the balance and weight change. So much so that I've added weight to top of handle to restore it back to its HL balance point. My next string job will not but gut/poly any more, or if I do, will go for the thinnest possible poly.
 
You're not imagining it. Since I got my 93P (18x20), I went through fullbed syn gut (16G), fullbed poly (RS Lyon 1.20, Still-in-black HTS 1.20), and now gut/poly (VS Team 1.25/YPTF 1.25). From fb syngut to fb poly wasn't too bad, but from fb poly to gut/poly I could feel the balance and weight change. So much so that I've added weight to top of handle to restore it back to its HL balance point. My next string job will not but gut/poly any more, or if I do, will go for the thinnest possible poly.
I'm using 17g gut with 19g poly. That may be why i don't notice any head heaviness. And it ups the spin potential nicely.
 
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