suggest a string?

TLy963

New User
Im a mediocre to okay player in my own view. Lower varsity. I dont utilize topspin so it is not important. I dont like stringing often and am on a budget. I dont hit the ball too hard due to my scrawny arms? My style of play is mainly redirect the ball well at the same pace coming at me. I strive to be an all court player.

Im looking for a soft polyester that has a lot of feel and complements my game. I am not a string breaker so i need more tension stability.Id prefer it to be a control oriented string and not a spin oriented one since i need more control and dont want to rely on topspin.i plan to hybrid with OGSM in crosses. Must be able to be bought in reel form 660ft/200m or 720ft/220m for under $90. i was considering Iontec black but want to expand my options

Can you suggest a string ? Thanks people who reply.(no synthetic guts , multis or guts please)
 

Valjean

Hall of Fame
This isn't a poly/copoly, but since you don't break string, you don't need to put yourself through one.

Poly/copolys require *very* frequent restringing to maintain tension/playability and then avoid possible damage to your arm and shoulder.

Wilson's Stamina has high tension maintenance, and should suit your all-court game well: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wilson_Stamina_16_660_String_Reel_/descpageACWILSON-STAM16R.html.

There are other standard, single-wrap, solid-core synthetics out there too, including the Gosen OG Sheep Micro you already have, which might suit your game too.
 
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mberrevoets

New User
Iontec black is fantastic. I also really enjoy weiss cannon scorpion. It offers fantastic control and tension maintenance. It is a bit out of your price range though and does not have as good ball pocketing and feel as the iontec.
 

fortun8son

Hall of Fame
Iontec is great fullbed.
For a hybrid with Gosen, you may want to look at Big Hitter Silver or Pro's Pro Plus Power.
 

blackfrido

Hall of Fame
Iontec black is fantastic. I also really enjoy weiss cannon scorpion. It offers fantastic control and tension maintenance. It is a bit out of your price range though and does not have as good ball pocketing and feel as the iontec.
any similarities with the salmon color? I found the salmon very stiff !!!
 
This is out of your price range at 110 but I suggest you should try some sets of WC silverstring. This is a bit on the stiffer side of polys but its not a spinny string but offers great control. I can hit the ball and it go exactly where I want it to go.
 

TLy963

New User
i cant deviate from the price since for me 90 is already pushing it a bit. Cant afford too much luxury. has anyone played with the hybrid iontec black mains and OGSM crosses? or cyber flash mains with ogsm crosses (i have a set of cyberflash i want to try) i dont want a stiff string
 

TLy963

New User
The Plus Power is very similar to SPPP. Vendetta and Blackout are quite nice, too. Very good value.

I believe maddog1 has played that hybrid, he says the fullbed is better. See the Mamba Tennis thread.http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=380837
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=379793
do those strings retain tension well and have good playability? at the price i saw for those reels they seem cheap; ive only heard of those strings now too
 

fortun8son

Hall of Fame
Read the threads.
That should answer most of your questions.
I bought reels of Pro's Pro Plus Power 1.28 and Iontec Black 1.25 for my clients, so that should tell you how I feel about them.
Good Stuff!
 

loosegroove

Hall of Fame
I don't think you should be using poly at all. What's the point? You don't hit with power and spin, you're not a string breaker, and poly goes dead rather quickly. Why not use a decent multi or synthetic gut?
 

TLy963

New User
the reason i only want poly is that i sell some string to friends that hit harder than me and they prefer poly. I also share strings with my brother who now plays casually but hits pretty hard and can justify his use of poly. another reason is because i find it easier to research, compare, and buy poly than other strings.

if you guys really suggest i use a synthetic or multi then please suggest some that are under $65 a reel
 

fortun8son

Hall of Fame
Why drop the price limit?
Wilson Red Alert@$89 a reel is the only syngut suitable for a hard hitter.
No hybrid, just fullbed at normal (mid-hi mfgr's specs) tension.
It plays crisp and comfortable, with excellent durability, control and spin (for a syngut)
It may fit all of y'all's needs.
Oh yeah, it doesn't go dead either, it just breaks-4 mains at once in the sweetspot. LOL:)
 
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TLy963

New User
the price limit is dropped since if i get a synthetic gut ill only use it full bed but if i get poly i intend to hybrid it with ogsm which is pretty cheap. the hybriding will decrease the overall cost.
 

thebuffman

Professional
Three words my friend: Poly Star Energy! here is a review i did on the string. you will love this stuff for all court play. the best poly i have played to date that can shift gears from different sections of the court. This stuff is so arm friendly you might even try it in a full bed.
 
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