Strings for Pure Aero: Kirschbaum PL2 or Solinco Hyper-G

#1
Hello guys, I'm new on the forum and I need help for stringing a Pure Aero. I played the last two years with AeroProDrive 2013 stringed most of the time with Kirschbaum ProLine 2 at 26/25 kg. I enjoy the way this poly calms the racquet and it suits my game - topspin FH, slice BH, advancing on the net often, around 5.0 player, I play pretty often in amateur tournaments. I tested RPM Blast, Big Banger Alu Power and other strings and I kept returning to PL2.

I have just received an unstrung Pure Aero and I'm tempted to try Solinco Hyper-G on it. I read positive reviews on TW and on the forum about it, it seems like a pretty soft poly with good spin, low power, arm friendly and a pretty good matchup for PA.

Can you please help me compare Hyper-G with ProLine 2 and advice me if it would suit Pure Aero and my game?

Cheers,
Lucian
 
#2
I love the PL2... Had it on my PD+ and now that I have the Pure Aero I'm wanting to string this up once TW has a special on them again. I would buy the 2 for 1 reel deal in a heart beat.

For now I've been using Spikey Black Shark and I have to say its a good alternative and quality string.
Have you tried using PL2 @ 50 or 48# ?
 
#3
The lowest I tested was 24 kg which is 53 lbs and the highest 27 kg which is 60 lbs. In the end I concluded that PL 2 suits me in 1,20 and 26/25 kg. I guess it's down to everyone's game and preferences :)
 
#4
with SBS my "favorite" tension is 57#... but the touch quality improves a lot for me at 50# and the power is just amazing. I dont slow down my strokes and the ball stays in all the time... if I hit it at the right time. The timing is the biggest adjustment for me due to different launch angle I guess.
 
#5
I'm still very interested in comparisons between Pro Line 2 and Hyper-G :)

Or, to extend it a bit, between any of Pro Line 2, Pro Line X, Pro Line Evolution or Pro Line 2 Rough on one side and Hyper-G or TourBite Soft on the other side.
 

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#6
I'm still very interested in comparisons between Pro Line 2 and Hyper-G :)

Or, to extend it a bit, between any of Pro Line 2, Pro Line X, Pro Line Evolution or Pro Line 2 Rough on one side and Hyper-G or TourBite Soft on the other side.
I used pro line X in my aero pro's and loved it as it toned down the power a bit. It lasted well and gave me decent spin.
 
#7
+1 on dead poly to tame a Pure Aero Tour (or Regular), and accent it's spin even more. Black Shark 17 is wicked IMO, I like it more than PL2 and PLX, but everyone is different.I string it every 2 weeks.
 
#8
I stringed the PA with Hyper-G at 26/25 kg. Compared to PL2 (on AeroPro Drive) I believe I have more spin and the control is fine. However, I feel some pains in the elbow. I will test it for a few more weeks then I will consider switching back to PL2.
 

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#9
+1 on dead poly to tame a Pure Aero Tour (or Regular), and accent it's spin even more. Black Shark 17 is wicked IMO, I like it more than PL2 and PLX, but everyone is different.I string it every 2 weeks.
Black shark is one of the strings I definitely must try again. 50lbsor less in an open patterns tweener should be a great combo
 
#10
I'm most recently into hyper G. To say it's somewhere in between soft and firm doesn't quite cover it. It has characteristics of both. A great feel string with excellent spin and control.
 
#11
I stringed the PA with Hyper-G at 26/25 kg. Compared to PL2 (on AeroPro Drive) I believe I have more spin and the control is fine. However, I feel some pains in the elbow. I will test it for a few more weeks then I will consider switching back to PL2.
I read a few reviews that Hyper-G strung at higher tensions (>55 lbs) seem to be a little harsh on the arm and wrist. I usually try new strings at around low 50s to start with.
I always prefer hybriding new strings with PL2 crosses, so there is a bit of comfort/feel assurance. To be honest, Hyper-G and PL2 is the best combo I’ve tried so far. Hyper-G as main gets cut in by PL2 faster compared to full bed of PL2. The trade off - you get better playability with 10% more spin.

Tried Hyper-G main and YPTP cross, too powerful, YPTP need to be stung 3-4 lbs higher to bring control back.
 

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#12
I love the PL2... Had it on my PD+ and now that I have the Pure Aero I'm wanting to string this up once TW has a special on them again. I would buy the 2 for 1 reel deal in a heart beat.

For now I've been using Spikey Black Shark and I have to say its a good alternative and quality string.
Have you tried using PL2 @ 50 or 48# ?
My son plays with HyperG @ 49#. So would be 22.3kg
 
#13
I would say try Hyper G 17gauge at 48pds. I think you get great spin and control on the ball. IMO
I think PL2 is nice too, just not as much spin potential.
 
#14
Hyper G is not soft. In case it hasn't been clear. Some people who have no arm issues might think it's okay, but bottom line is it's up there in stiffness and can be a cause of soreness and pain. Especially when combined with a stiff racket.
 
#15
Read some conflicting opinions of Pro Line II - is it just an average standard round black poly or is it really that good?
 
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