String help microgel mp

Amalhotra

Rookie
What strings for microgel rad mp? Need durability and spin, comfort less so, but would be nice. First thing i put in it was nxt due thinking the 1820 wouldnt shred it. I was wrong. Any suggestions would be great as my parents are pressuring me to settle on one string for competition. Offensive baseliner
 

SpinToWin

Talk Tennis Guru
Solinco Tour Bite definitely is worth a try. Give some of its thinner gauges a shot, on of them should do the trick.
 

Amalhotra

Rookie
I like a gut (16g)/poly (1.19/17L) combo.

See below.

I've also used MSV cofocus 1.18 instead.
See the problem is that i hit rather hard and break strings very often, gut will not only break in the racket, but will break the bank as well. Hows cofocus on its own
 

LeeD

Bionic Poster
MGRadMids are easy on strings, so something like STBite18 at mid 40's tension would be very middle of the road. I'd skip 17 guage, as 18 performs and lasts almost the same, with 16 much more durable and deader feeling.
MGRad is NOT a spin frame, so it won't ever compare to those stiffer, much fewer string pattern frames.
 

PGlock

Rookie
A friend of mine is playing with the oversize version of this racquet and I recently installed Wilson Revolve 17g at 54lbs in two racquets for him. Revolve is a slippery, spin oriented string that holds tension very well so it may be worth a try. It's also not very stiff so as an added bonus it is also very comfortable for a poly.
 

Amalhotra

Rookie
MGRadMids are easy on strings, so something like STBite18 at mid 40's tension would be very middle of the road. I'd skip 17 guage, as 18 performs and lasts almost the same, with 16 much more durable and deader feeling.
MGRad is NOT a spin frame, so it won't ever compare to those stiffer, much fewer string pattern frames.
Snapped the crosses on nxt duo in 2 weeks. need more life than that. im rough
 

AHJS

Professional
Snapped the crosses on nxt duo in 2 weeks. need more life than that. im rough
Well thats actually pretty good life out of a multi cross. That's not that rough. I think a good thin poly might do the trick. If a multi cross takes 2 weeks, the poly should last quite a long time.
 

Amalhotra

Rookie
Well thats actually pretty good life out of a multi cross. That's not that rough. I think a good thin poly might do the trick. If a multi cross takes 2 weeks, the poly should last quite a long time.
The problem is in that time i was out on the court like 4 or five times, but when im out everyday its bad. You say thin gauge, do you think i should go as far as 18 or will that shred to quickly, cuz my favourite string ever is alu power 16L, so im used to the 16 17 feel (id keep using that but its frickin expensive)
 

Fuji

Legend
The problem is in that time i was out on the court like 4 or five times, but when im out everyday its bad. You say thin gauge, do you think i should go as far as 18 or will that shred to quickly, cuz my favourite string ever is alu power 16L, so im used to the 16 17 feel (id keep using that but its frickin expensive)
Try 16g tour bite. It's a bit cheaper with similar playability and better durability.

-Fuji
 

LeeD

Bionic Poster
Use non durable strings, you snap them.
STBite is among the best, and most durable poly's around. I use only STBite16, not the soft, and they least TOO long.
But of mine who uses STB18 at 46 lbs on his MGRADMid is a 6' tall, 220 lbs pure bundle of energy, and current gymnastics coach for USF, can really crush the ball, and the strings last.
 

LeeD

Bionic Poster
Depends on the needs of the individual player.
Maybe too stiff for PeteUSA.
I have one racket, Bio300T, same 18x20 pattern, that has 16 gauge KirshbaumSpikyShark, which is THICKER than STBite 16, and it plays just fine. Of course, lots of strings, smallish head (Bio3T is 97, and a lot narrower than MGRadMids), you adjust the string TENSION accordingly.
A big strong hitter, who always swings fast, and looking for strong shots constantly, might LIKE a 15 gauge string on a sub 98 headsize in 18x20 pattern, especially if he hit's relatively flat.
There is no ONE formula that fits everyone.
 

Amalhotra

Rookie
Thank you for the suggestions, before settling on Alu Power (as my search has gone on for a year and ive found nothing that I like more) Im going to try tour bite 16l. What tension?
 

Fuji

Legend
Thank you for the suggestions, before settling on Alu Power (as my search has gone on for a year and ive found nothing that I like more) Im going to try tour bite 16l. What tension?
A couple pounds lower than what you would use for ALU rough IME.

-Fuji
 

LeeD

Bionic Poster
L doesn't last as long as regular STB, but it is softer feeling.
You can go anywhere from 58 down to below 35 on that racket.
My multi/nylon strung rackets, 18x20, and 97-98 head size, get 52 in multi and 35 in poly (STBite16 not L).
 

gchen

New User
I currently use the Prestige MP (18x20)

I also like ALU power in the racquet.

Slightly less expensive alternatives
Solinco tour bite- I string this a few pounds looser.
Kirschbaum proline II- I string this about the same tension.

Even less expensive alternatives
Genesis black magic.
Topspin cyber flash.

If you hit the ball properly (sweet spot) you aren't going to be breaking tour bite or alu power often. It will last many times longer than a multi such as NXT. Playing characteristics/tension loss not taken into account.

Tour bite you can go pretty low and still have good control. I generally string Luxilon in the mid 50s.
 

Fuji

Legend
I currently use the Prestige MP (18x20)

I also like ALU power in the racquet.

Slightly less expensive alternatives
Solinco tour bite- I string this a few pounds looser.
Kirschbaum proline II- I string this about the same tension.

Even less expensive alternatives
Genesis black magic.
Topspin cyber flash.

If you hit the ball properly (sweet spot) you aren't going to be breaking tour bite or alu power often. It will last many times longer than a multi such as NXT. Playing characteristics/tension loss not taken into account.

Tour bite you can go pretty low and still have good control. I generally string Luxilon in the mid 50s.
I find ALU power doesn't actually have that great of durability. TB on the other hand is one of the most durable strings on the market IMO.

-Fuji
 

Amalhotra

Rookie
I find ALU power doesn't actually have that great of durability. TB on the other hand is one of the most durable strings on the market IMO.

-Fuji
Agree with this, I break it in about 2 weeks and i dont even use that much spin. Its SOOOOOO nice tho
 
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