The most slippery round strings on the market in 2019

Croc coach

New User
May i ask what racquet are you playing with? And what do you think about "spin" patterns (like the blade 98s or the prostaff 97s, for example)? Though they were meant for spin, I'm not so sure they are helpfull. I think the strings are more important.
 

liftordie

Hall of Fame
May i ask what racquet are you playing with? And what do you think about "spin" patterns (like the blade 98s or the prostaff 97s, for example)? Though they were meant for spin, I'm not so sure they are helpfull. I think the strings are more important.
16x19 pattern is way better for spin than 18x20.
If you want a spin machine, try Pure Aero with Hyper-G. :happydevil:
 

ron schaap

Professional
Hi, I really like your evil enthusiasm for spin :love:
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Man, I will finally try PRCW (1.20) as a cross with my Grapplesnake CES Neon Dust main (1.25)!!!
CES is a wonderful square string as UC.
I can't wait to see how slick is PRCW and how good the snapback will be!!!

EVIL SPIN is coming!!!!!!!!!! :happydevil:
I wouldnt know where prcw stands for? However Neon dust is supossed to be extra sharp and hard, so the crosses have to be harder to withstand cutting. Has someone thought about that? And what about fullbed Neon dust, wouldnt that be an option?
 

JOSHL

Hall of Fame
Ok since this thread is back, I tried Head Hawk touch and man is that string slippery. Probably the slickest I have tried.
 

myth

Rookie
This!!!

Loving the Wilson Revolve as a cross with Head Velocity MLT mains...and this coming from 10+ years of a poly main/syn cross hybrid.

Softer feel with great spin, touch, feel, control, and power!

TripleB
How long does it last?
 

Tennis69

New User
16x19 pattern is way better for spin than 18x20.
If you want a spin machine, try Pure Aero with Hyper-G. :happydevil:
how does the hyper g compare to grapplesnake neon dust hybrid, in terms of spin potential and tension maintenance? any other strings worth mentioning for heavy spin game?
 

g4driver

Hall of Fame
Ok since this thread is back, I tried Head Hawk touch and man is that string slippery. Probably the slickest I have tried.
Head Hawk, Hawk Touch for slippery polys. Revolve is my third choice.

Head Velocity is the slipperest multi I have strung in 10+ years of strings.

Babalot Excel is the gummiest multi I have found in anyone likes a sticky "gummy bear" like multi
 

aaron_h27

Professional
I'm really liking pro red code wax, too bad they discontinued it. Works great with gut mains, after my reel is done ill try poly tour fire or max power.
 

liftordie

Hall of Fame
how does the hyper g compare to grapplesnake neon dust hybrid, in terms of spin potential and tension maintenance? any other strings worth mentioning for heavy spin game?
Little bit less spin with Hyper-G because CES Neon Dust is REALLY sharp (maybe too much) and grab the ball insanely...
But MUCH BETTER control and tension maintenance with Hyper-G. Touch is also better.
 

AceyMan

Rookie
thinner gauges should result in less friction
<calling any engineers in the house>

This looks intuitively true, but I'm doubtful it can be generalized.

With a smaller contact area, the loading (force per area) is increased, which means one string will depress further into the other.

Consider putting a 16-ounce can of ale on a foam cushion. Now put a 16-ounce beach ball on the same cushion. The can (being smaller) exerts more pressure (not more force) and so sinks deeper.

Or thinking about track spikes — a very small contact area — very BIG "friction". Or sharply knobbied motocross tyres. Etc. etc.

IOW, I'd argue that thicker gauges are going to have less friction due to the reduction in pressure at the tangent (contact) points, especially taking wear/notching into account.

/Acey
 
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