String Recommendations For Babolat Pure Control 98

#1
Hey All!
Looking for a good string setup for my Pure Controls. I feel like this is a very sensitive stick when it comes to strings!
I have tried Dead Alu Power (came in the frame and I bought used), and at first, I really enjoyed it for the first couple balls but it was a little too dead, and Alu Power isn't great for the bank, though I do get good deals on it.
I'm thinking a stiff string would work well, but I'll most likely snag it in a thinner gauge, for the spin and comfort.
I play Junior Tournaments frequently and train around 10 hours a week.
 
#2
Hey All!
Looking for a good string setup for my Pure Controls. I feel like this is a very sensitive stick when it comes to strings!
I have tried Dead Alu Power (came in the frame and I bought used), and at first, I really enjoyed it for the first couple balls but it was a little too dead, and Alu Power isn't great for the bank, though I do get good deals on it.
I'm thinking a stiff string would work well, but I'll most likely snag it in a thinner gauge, for the spin and comfort.
I play Junior Tournaments frequently and train around 10 hours a week.
I really liked Volkl Cyclone in mine. Won't break the bank and is a good poly overall for this stick. You can swing big and if you can get past the somewhat plasticky feedback, it isn't jarring on off center hits and gives great spin. I felt lower tensions work better than higher as well in these. Do you have the last gen Pure Controls or the earlier ones?
 
#3
I really liked Volkl Cyclone in mine. Won't break the bank and is a good poly overall for this stick. You can swing big and if you can get past the somewhat plasticky feedback, it isn't jarring on off center hits and gives great spin. I felt lower tensions work better than higher as well in these. Do you have the last gen Pure Controls or the earlier ones?
The last gen ones!
 
#4
I play with older generation of the Pure Control 98s. Honestly, I think any string plays well in them if you add 4 or more grams to the 3 and 9 spots inside the head and use a 6-10# differential between the mains and crosses. My favorite setup at the moment is Tier One Ghost Wire in the crosses and either their Firewire in the mains or Grapplesnake's Cube. Either set up has nice control and spin.
 
#5
I know this thread is older, but I just saw it. It plays really well with a full bed of multi at 54lbs. But I also agree with above that Volkl Cyclone feels great in it, and I am not usually a fan of ploy strings. I used 18g cyclone at 47lbs, and lead at 9,3, and 12.
 
#6
I’ve played with a couple of pure control tour (2014) for a few years and they play great with Head Velocity (a multi). I can play and swing exactly as if I’m playing with cyclone but with a lot more comfort.
 
#8
I really liked Volkl Cyclone in mine. Won't break the bank and is a good poly overall for this stick. You can swing big and if you can get past the somewhat plasticky feedback, it isn't jarring on off center hits and gives great spin. I felt lower tensions work better than higher as well in these. Do you have the last gen Pure Controls or the earlier ones?
I dont really understand the frequent recommendation of Volkl cyclone which costs around 100 euro/reel in Europe. Afterall Volkl is a German company, so it should be even more expensive in the states, is it?
 
#9
I dont really understand the frequent recommendation of Volkl cyclone which costs around 100 euro/reel in Europe. Afterall Volkl is a German company, so it should be even more expensive in the states, is it?
Actually Volkl Cyclone is pretty cheap here, for a decent performance poly. One of the reasons why I actually prefer it. Haven't purchased reels but they are $8.99 a set at TW.
 
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