String recommendation wanted

Bilders

Semi-Pro
Hey all,

I've just start learning how to play properly last month, after being an occasional ball banger for many years.
I use WIlson nCode Six-One 90 and 95 racquets. With all of the talk of different racquets and the hundreds of strings out there, it's easy to get lost in the confusion.

My coach has recommended to try Luxilon ALU Power to see how that goes.

Everyone else feel free to chime in on a good first string to try out, or even multiple. I may restring each frame with something different to try out. The key for me is compatibility with the racquets I'm using.
 

Daniel_K

Semi-Pro
I find alu power to play well for a very short time period. If you want to try out a poly volkl cyclone plays very well and is much cheaper than the luxilon offerings.
 

Mareqnyc

Hall of Fame
Hey all,

I've just start learning how to play properly last month, after being an occasional ball banger for many years.
I use WIlson nCode Six-One 90 and 95 racquets. With all of the talk of different racquets and the hundreds of strings out there, it's easy to get lost in the confusion.

My coach has recommended to try Luxilon ALU Power to see how that goes.

Everyone else feel free to chime in on a good first string to try out, or even multiple. I may restring each frame with something different to try out. The key for me is compatibility with the racquets I'm using.
If you just start learning how to "play properly" I wouldn't suggest poly at all, or at least not just yet. To take full advantage of what polyetser has to offer you have to swing long and really fast through contact. As mentioned above Alu Power dies very quickly.

If you are driven by curiosity then sure, give it a shot. I suggest trying different types of multis first (wilson sensation, isospeed classic, dunlop silk, genesis thunderblast are all great) and see if they work. Test multi and poly side by side and see how those setups perform for you. You might find that multi fits your game just fine and that you dont need to restring every 5 hours
 

Hansen

Semi-Pro
If you just start learning how to "play properly" I wouldn't suggest poly at all, or at least not just yet
thats also my opinion

even if you want to test a poly string there is no reason to start with alu power.
at first i would try a soft poly like gosen sidewinder or völkl vstar
 

Mareqnyc

Hall of Fame
thats also my opinion

even if you want to test a poly string there is no reason to start with alu power.
at first i would try a soft poly like gosen sidewinder or völkl vstar
Soft poly is always a good start. The main problem with poly is very short life and with some - very drastic change in playability; some poly plays different each time you bring it on court, thats why professional players restring every match/set. If you don't string for yourself frequently and play poly till it breaks you really shouldnt be using it at all I think
 

Bilders

Semi-Pro
If you just start learning how to "play properly" I wouldn't suggest poly at all, or at least not just yet. To take full advantage of what polyetser has to offer you have to swing long and really fast through contact. As mentioned above Alu Power dies very quickly.

If you are driven by curiosity then sure, give it a shot. I suggest trying different types of multis first (wilson sensation, isospeed classic, dunlop silk, genesis thunderblast are all great) and see if they work. Test multi and poly side by side and see how those setups perform for you. You might find that multi fits your game just fine and that you dont need to restring every 5 hours
Cheers for the feedback. I am happy to try something that's a great all-round string and is not likely to break on me. Obviously I am not a 'string breaker', but durability would be worth it to me as I am now practicing every day for 2 hours.
 

kiteboard

Banned
Durability: kevlar/zx. Power: gut/alu or l-tec 4s. Spin: Dryeex black edge whirl/l-tec4s. Touch: Dryeex whirl/x1. Comfort: x1 full. Cost: forten or og sheep micro. So what is going to give you the greatest bang for the buck? Pro supex big ace/l-tec 4s.
 

Mareqnyc

Hall of Fame
Cheers for the feedback. I am happy to try something that's a great all-round string and is not likely to break on me. Obviously I am not a 'string breaker', but durability would be worth it to me as I am now practicing every day for 2 hours.
Weisscannon silverstring is an excellent first time poly string.

Head Rip Control is a multi with poly ribbons around it - very nice string also, something from both worlds.

Pro supex big ace is great too, soft with great control and very user friendly.

For everyday 2hr practice I would go with a 16g multi @58lbs. Search for Mikeler's multis thread - great source of info on multis, I am more of a poly guy.

Ultimately you should try gut mains/poly crosses (or syngut crosses) - When my poly setups start acting funky on me I always have a gut/poly in my bag cause its always very consistent.
 
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