spin and polyester

zedek

New User
I know that one's swing is what dictates spin more than the string but all things equal, should I be able to get more spin with a poly than with a multifilament in the same racket with the same swing? I was thinking of cylcone or black widow. what are the pros and cons of each? :neutral:
 
I know that one's swing is what dictates spin more than the string but all things equal, should I be able to get more spin with a poly than with a multifilament in the same racket with the same swing? I was thinking of cylcone or black widow. what are the pros and cons of each? :neutral:
Uh.... of course. Or did you think people just really enjoyed the feel and longevity of poly strings?
 

sansaephanh

Professional
yeah i'm using full multi now. I'm off the poly bandwagon. The only thing I do miss is swinging ridiculously huge and still making it in. I do get a little less spin, but it's not enough to bug me anymore. I can hit my serves and still find great feel with multis. The only string I felt truly let me hit better angles/spin on my serve was BHBR17. I mean the others did as well, but i'd choose that one over the others because of the crazy spins it embraces.

BHBR is cheaper then multi, but I don't think I can give up the FEEL of synthetics.
 

drakulie

Talk Tennis Guru
Poly doesn't necessarily by itself give more spin. One has to be able to tap into a poly string's spin potential by swinging extraordinarily fast. Once you could swing very fast, poly, for lack of a better term, "turbo charges" your spin.

Think of this, Federer, with a racquet that is not designed for spin, ala Nadal's frame, could generate up to 4,500 RPM's on his forehand, and up to 5,300 on his slice backhand. And in case you weren't aware, Federer uses natural gut in his mains.

http://www.fawcette.net/2012/02/federer-hits-with-more-spin-than-nadal-.html
 
Cyclone is pretty spin friendly... when I was using it there were some ridiculous angles that I just dont hit anymore. That said a hydrid of Weiscannon Silverstring and Pacific toughgut 16L lets me it both some truly comfortable flat winners along with good spin when I want it. Cyclone lasts a long time and plays rather elastic for a poly. If you dont generate a lot of racket head speed it isnt going to help much.

I feel comfort ultimately helps one generate better spin because your arm does not recoil from the impact.
 
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