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Which is your favorite in a full bed? I've only ever tried one of the Isospeed baseline strings and thought it was actually pretty good. Here's a list of poly strings that go for <$5/set.
Cyber Flash does everything Alu does and in some cases better. Crisp and pockets the ball well (beautiful combo). Lasts 3 outings (alu lasts 1).I guess I need to try cyber flash based off the feedback I am seeing.
Right now I have been using the reel of ISOSpeed baseline control I got for $40.
I use it only as a cross string in my hybrid setup and for that purpose it works well.
Does not break
Easy to string with as it is not super stiff (due to how slick it is you have to make sure you keep your clamps and gripper well cleaned or they will slip when stringing)
Loses tension a little quicker than expensive strings (but when used as the cross in a hybrid this actually is better for me)
So the tension loss will suck if you do a full bed or put it in the mains but as a cross I actually like the tension loss.
Well it gives my string bed more pop, allows more movement and snap-back of my mains which helps with spin.
Man we had polar opposite experiences. That string was really comfy for me and moved around like a multi. I wonder if one of us got a package that said Dunlop Ice with a different string.Dunlop Ice is awesome. Old School poly but tons of spin. Main issue is comfort. It is very stiff.
I strung it in the 40's. It lost it's crispness and started having the trampoline effect for me after about 4 hours. But was really surprising to me, I didn't get tons of spin but the control was what i would expect from 1st generation stiff poly, but felt much much softer to me....not soft like multi by any means. I think I preferred the Dunlop Hexy Fiber (multi) strung tighter though over the ICE. I got more spin with the HEXY, but lower launch angle and less feel. If you shop around the net, the Hexy fibre goes for 4 or 5 bucks sometimes on other sites and TW will match it ;-)Well I still have a reel of the stuff so ill give another go. It's a damn good string for the price.
Most GoldenSet polys are quite cheap and decent too. The original poly they had was kinda meh, but Hex and SnakeBite are good. I like Power Cord, and at 85$ CAN per roll it's hard to beat.I would vote for golden set Power Cord but its not on the list.
I have played the Volkl Cyclone a bunch this summer and I am not sure why folks like this string. Does not do anything that well and dies fast. Plays crisp for a while then just dies. Did not find the spin all that great either. Better spin from Big Hitter Silver IMHO.. plus much better comfort and feel. The feel factor of Cyclone is very limited. I am comparing the NEW Tourna Big Hitter 17G Silver not the older version.Well I can tell a big difference between ALU power and Big Hitter Silver. ALU power is the best poly I have ever used in terms of ball feel, spin, control and basically everything. If it lasted longer it would probably be everyone's go to string. But Big Hitter Silver is not bad. I personally consider it a few tiers below ALU and would put Silverstring a tier a above it - Silverstring is a very good poly, but a little more than $5.
Main problem with $5 polys is that you have to restring a lot. If you up the budget to $8 you can use Volkl Cyclone which lasts longer, has good comfort for a poly and a very high level of spin. Plus you string less and time = money.
Not my experience at all with the Cyclone. The spin level is fantastic for me and it lasts longer than most polys especially cheap ones.I have played the Volkl Cyclone a bunch this summer and I am not sure why folks like this string. Does not do anything that well and dies fast. Plays crisp for a while then just dies. Did not find the spin all that great either. Better spin from Big Hitter Silver IMHO.. plus much better comfort and feel. The feel factor of Cyclone is very limited. I am comparing the NEW Tourna Big Hitter 17G Silver not the older version.
Damn thats a good deal.$70 reel of Volkl Cyclone... If you don't mind pink.
Great List.... I can get 17 string jobs out of a reel of Tourna Big Hitter Silver 17g... That is $4.06 /setWhich is your favorite in a full bed? I've only ever tried one of the Isospeed baseline strings and thought it was actually pretty good. Here's a list of poly strings that go for <$5/set.
Powercord is a smooth poly and plays quite soft. It works well for me as I am coming from multis. If you were going to try a shaped poly from Golden Set, Snakebite seems to get a lot of love. I have used it in the mains with power cord crosses. Definitely stiffer than Power Cord.Yeah I didn't include that or any Pro's pro stuff. What does powercord play like? I usually like shaped polys, so I'm thinking about trying Pros Pro hexaspin.
STW, what tension did you string the Black Force 1.14 at? I strung my Biomimetic 200 with it today @53. The racquet flexes at 58. How careful do you think I should be with this string? Thanks.With Pro's Pro strings it really depends on the racquet and your personal needs. I quite liked Black Force 1.14, but it killed my elbow in a Prestige Pro. Others love Stratagem 8, Ichiban Spin, Red Devil and a few love Blackout and even Black Force.
In that racquet it shouldn't be too bad.... It just paired very badly with the Prestige Pro for some reason.STW, what tension did you string the Black Force 1.14 at? I strung my Biomimetic 200 with it today @53. The racquet flexes at 58. How careful do you think I should be with this string? Thanks.
What is BHB R?Reading through this thread after I hit ALU Power for the first time in years... Lol, Feels so so good. But no way can I justify the cost. Tried BHBR last week and recently a set of SPPP, but neither even come close to ALU. Will give Cyber Flash a try maybe.
Big hitter silver is most like Alu out of unique strings. probably want to try that one if are after cheaper alternativeTourna Big Hitter Black 7... Noted as a softer and more comfortable shaped poly (although mine has lost its texture within the first 2h of play and is now smooth). SPPP I used the 1.18