Question for users of Isospeed Cream - tension?

#1
I play the Yonex Ezone DR 98 and have ordered some Isospeed Cream after reading about it's positive elements. I would like to know what those of you that play Cream string it at, compared to a standard poly? I assume I may need to string it a few pounds tighter than I am stringing a more traditional poly? Currently I have some Volkl V-Pro 18g in the frame at 46lbs. I'm a long time hybrid player, poly mains, synthetic crosses, but am trying all poly at this time. Suggestions?
 
#3
I have it as a cross in my Phantom 100 and 93P. 17g. 48 lbs in the 100 and 46 in the 93P. It’s definitely livelier than a lot of other poly strings. So as a main in a DR 98 I’d probably string at 48-50.
 
#5
I don't think you need to treat it differently much, a couple pounds higher may suffice but it doesn't drop tension badly. One thing I noticed with Cream that's true is it feels like a mix between a poly and a syn gut or multi. For me I find polys comfortable and to me syn gut feels plastic and hollow. Cream is soft and has soft impact but isn't mushy, comfort is on par with Silverstring.
 
#6
I play the Yonex Ezone DR 98 and have ordered some Isospeed Cream after reading about it's positive elements. I would like to know what those of you that play Cream string it at, compared to a standard poly? I assume I may need to string it a few pounds tighter than I am stringing a more traditional poly? Currently I have some Volkl V-Pro 18g in the frame at 46lbs. I'm a long time hybrid player, poly mains, synthetic crosses, but am trying all poly at this time. Suggestions?
If you have VPro 18g mains and a synthetic cross then I would use the same tension for cream. If full bed of vpro then 47or 48 for cream.
It doesn’t loose tension as quick as the VPro...it’s prestretched. Your VPro 18g will loose tension quickly, so if you like the feel of the VPro after an hour of play, then string Cream the same @46.
I used to string cream at 47 in my DR98, but that’s just me.
Best of luck.
 
#8
have done 52# , 54#, and 56# in my Blade 98L 16x19 and currently have it at 52# in my SV98, want to get 17g and try it at the same tension and see how it bahaves in my yonex, but TW is always sold out of it when i want to purchase it, gr

the 16L in my blades were very comfy and plenty powerful,
 
#9
Early this year I strung my Dr98 with cream 16L. I thought that I should bump up the tension a little more than I normally use. I strung it at 53/51. I was surprised how long it took me to break in this strings. The first couple of hours were a little difficult to use. For me, once the string broke in the power and feel kicked in.
 
#13
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I've historically played poly mains, synthetic crosses, and strung the poly in the 52 / 53 range, and the synthetic in the 55/56 range. Just the last month I've been trying (again), all poly, and 46 was my starting point with the V-Pro 8g. The wrist and elbow are iffy, so all poly is always a little dangerous. Hope the Cream will be a little more arm friendly, while still providing the extra spin I get from all poly. Probably will try it as a full bed at 50 to start, and see how that feels.
 
#17
Your comfort comment doesn't seem supported by most Hyper G users around here or the TW compare strings tool but hey, everyone reacts differently to strings.
No, he's right, Hyper G is comfortable because it has some give even though its not as soft as Cream. Stiffness index for Hyper G is high but it doesn't feel that way, its actually comfortable like a Cyclone. Cream is comfortable along the lines of Silverstring.

BTW people keep mentioning spin, honestly you don't need that much spin, as long as the ball goes over the net, you have spin. I would not say spin is something that helps me win my matches more, its more your technique and decision making. Everyone has spin but good technique makes for more spin than a string.
 
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