Prince Premier Touch Resistance

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  1. Gavroche

    Gavroche New User

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    Hi,
    I've been testing for sometimes a multi mains / poly crosses hybrid that I liked a lot, with Pro's pro Hot stuff 1.40mm as mains and either Weisscanon Scorpion 1.22mm or aramid as crosses 1.20mm. I really liked the feeling of this in my racket but the mains do not last long. They break within a hour of play...
    I was thinking that Hot stuff is a really low resistance string and I'm hopping to find a replacement for that string in order to get approximately the same feeling with much more play time. Reading a bit about smooth multifilament strings on the forum, the prince premier touch appeared many times as a really smooth but still very resistant string.
    How much time of play should I expect with premier touch as mains ?

    Looking forward for your answers,
    Gavroche

    P.S. : I play on clay courts
     
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  2. ricardo

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    Try Babolat Elastocross String Savers...

    My mains last me more than 2 months playing 2-3 hours 5 days/week.

    My mains remain straight and never need to straighten them.

    I use Prince Premier Touch 17g in my mains and poly or non-poly in my crosses.
    I also install BESS at 10x12 centered on the sweetspot right after stringing.
     
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  3. Gavroche

    Gavroche New User

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    Is those string savers really useful ? Some says that they got kicked out of the string bed within a single hit. And after 2 minutes of play, you don't have any in place.
    2-3hours 5days/week => Your strings survive at least 40 hours of play Woow, this is huge !
    Do you recall when not using those string savers ? How long would your mains stay alive ?

    The problem with HotStuff is that when the coating is gone (30 minutes), then the filaments got sawn so fast. After each point you can see the string diameter going down and down, and each micro filament being cut. I was hopping that ribbon structure of premier Touch would make the string way more resistant.
     
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  4. ricardo

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    I only tried Babolat Elastocross SS so my comments apply only to this SS.

    Is those string savers really useful ? Some says that they got kicked out of the string bed within a single hit. And after 2 minutes of play, you don't have any in place.
    The SS are very useful for me. I use 10x12 (120 SS) and not even 1 pops out. Some pops out only when I break a string during play. I also re-use SS.
    Other benefits of using SS are increased ball bite and reduced string2string friction enabling greater snapback.

    2-3hours 5days/week => Your strings survive at least 40 hours of play Woow, this is huge !
    Do you recall when not using those string savers ? How long would your mains stay alive ?

    I get about 3-5x longer string life when using SS. If I don't install SS, I normally break my multi mains in 10-15 hours.
     
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  5. Gavroche

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    OK, I bought 2 sets of premier touch to test gauge 1.35mm (15L).
    I think I will directly test the premier touch as mains in hybrid and skip the full bed test as it make the string job too expensive for me.
    If this string goes above 15h of play as has great feeling, I will consider buying a reel to make it cheaper.
     
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