Strings for PS85

Discussion in 'Strings' started by samprasbackhand, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. samprasbackhand

    samprasbackhand Semi-Pro

    Jul 20, 2007
    Irvine, CA
    Since I'm like 90% gonna buy a PS85 (I like the K-Tour 90 as well), what strings should I get for it? I usually play with a Pure Drive+ with Prince Syn Gut Duraflex at 59lbs, but figured I might need to switch the strings up a little. I guess I might need something somewhat powerful since the PS will have less of it, so can anyone recommend me a good and well-priced string, maybe a hybrid? I used to play with X-1 Biphase but it quickly added up in my wallet.
  2. goosala

    goosala Hall of Fame

    Jul 23, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Here are some cheap multifilament strings:
    Prince Sweet Perfection
    Prince Syn Gut Multifilament
    Gamma Revelation
    Dunlop Max Comfort
    Alpha Gut 2000

    All are under 8 bucks.
  3. Bottle Rocket

    Bottle Rocket Hall of Fame

    Jan 12, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I've played with a couple of Pro Staff 85's, each for a couple of minutes.

    I just strung one for somebody with a hybrid -

    Prince Synthetic Gut W/Duraflex on the mains at 54 lbs
    Top Spin Cyber Flash 16 on the crosses at 52

    I thought it was an odd combination, especially the higher tension on the mains. The reason for the PSGD is because it was to only be a temporary string job until some Babolat VS Touch got delivered, but I don't think this combo is going to get cut out anytime soon.

    It is by far the best feeling racket I have ever played with. The feel, touch, and feedback is pretty impressive. It feels just as good as a K90 I owned that had nearly the same combination, only with real natural gut (Babolat VS) and Pro Hurrican Tour on the crosses.

    Anyway, try a synthetic gut and a poly hybrid at the above mentioned tension. It is pretty cheap and I think it is definitely worth a try.
  4. superstition

    superstition Hall of Fame

    Sep 20, 2006
    I only suggest 17 gauge Babolat VS gut.
  5. nickb

    nickb Banned

    Jun 23, 2006
    A good multi or gut feels good in the never use poly in it.
  6. Keifers

    Keifers Legend

    Jun 20, 2005
    No offense to goosala, but I would stay away from Dunlop Max Comfort for the PS 85. I've found it a very plastic-y feeling string that offered very little bite on the ball.

    The deep pocketing that Gamma Revelation provides might be well worth a try, though.
  7. MTXR

    MTXR Professional

    Aug 17, 2005
    only poly i used in it was Lux Ace. I liked it, i could rip the ball nice and hard. I have a hybrid right now, forgot what it was... but it don't like it as much as Lux Ace.

    Strung at 54Mains, 56 crosses.

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