Tier One Ghostwire

#53
Used Ghostwire 1.10 in my Phantom 100 18x20 last night for Men's doubles. Cross string in a gut/poly hybrid. Really nice feel and very similar to Cream. I'd give it points for liveliness, spin and comfort over Cream but that might just be the gauge being thinner. I imagine 19g Cream would behave in a similar fashion but they don't offer thin gauge Cream beyond 17g.

Plus Ghostwire in a Phantom just sounds right lol
 
#54
Used Ghostwire 1.10 in my Phantom 100 18x20 last night for Men's doubles. Cross string in a gut/poly hybrid. Really nice feel and very similar to Cream. I'd give it points for liveliness, spin and comfort over Cream but that might just be the gauge being thinner. I imagine 19g Cream would behave in a similar fashion but they don't offer thin gauge Cream beyond 17g.

Plus Ghostwire in a Phantom just sounds right lol
Sounds like a good choice.. what tension did you string it at?
 
#60
I've spent the last week testing Ghost Wire crosses with Grapplesnake's Cube. The Cliff Note version is the two play very, very nice together. More details in this thread: https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/grapplesnake-cube.629084/#post-13211330 The spin potential, IMHO, is about dead even. Firewire has a higher launch angle and sharper descent than Cube. Cube feels like it delivers a little more pace, but that may be because I was hitting flatter balls. Worth a try together.
 
#61
Seems like Ghostwire crosses is great for softening up any string setup but especially for poly/poly hybrids where you can put a stiff/shaped poly in the mains and soften up the feel without compromising spin and control, as opposed to using something like a multifilament cross for a the softening effect.
 
#62
Been using gut/Ghostwire for a about 10 hrs now in my Phantom 100 18x20. It does lose a bit more tension than Cream but I think that is likely because I ma comparing 19g to 17g strings. Its still very playable and still has great spin potential. Precision is down a notch but power is probably perfect at this point.
 
#63
Played 3 hours (6 sets) of dubs last nite with GW 17g full bed strung at 48 pounds in Yonex AI 100. I have had elbow tendinitis, wrist pain, shoulder pain this past year so my buddy on the forums recommended this string.

Previous string choices are typically full bed Cyberflash or Tour Bite.

From the first hit and all shots after, this felt softer and more comfortable than Tour Bite or Tour Bite Soft. Had really nice pocketing which made touch shots, drop volleys, offensive lobs, overall control really good. The feel is the best aspect for me.

Spin and Power to me was average at best. A lot less spin than Tour Bite. A good bit less than Cyberflash. A lot less power than say an ALU Power.

Interesting string. Great comfort, control, feel. Middling spin and power. For me with my elbow, wrist, shoulder issues - I'll take it. But next time I'd like to try GW 17 as a cross paired with something with more spin and pop.
 
#64
Played 3 hours (6 sets) of dubs last nite with GW 17g full bed strung at 48 pounds in Yonex AI 100. I have had elbow tendinitis, wrist pain, shoulder pain this past year so my buddy on the forums recommended this string.

Previous string choices are typically full bed Cyberflash or Tour Bite.

From the first hit and all shots after, this felt softer and more comfortable than Tour Bite or Tour Bite Soft. Had really nice pocketing which made touch shots, drop volleys, offensive lobs, overall control really good. The feel is the best aspect for me.

Spin and Power to me was average at best. A lot less spin than Tour Bite. A good bit less than Cyberflash. A lot less power than say an ALU Power.

Interesting string. Great comfort, control, feel. Middling spin and power. For me with my elbow, wrist, shoulder issues - I'll take it. But next time I'd like to try GW 17 as a cross paired with something with more spin and pop.
Based on your review you might want to give Firewire BOOST a try. It is basically a hybrid poly/poly string set with T1-Firewire for the mains and Ghost Wire Boost for the crosses. This setup should keep the playing experience somewhat comfortable and increase spin potential dramatically!
 
#65
A soft, arm-friendly poly with excellent control for touch and feel! ... My primary string has been Firewire in the mains for the past 5+years. For my cross string, I have tried every string TierOne offered, just about every popular polys on the market, and many others not-so popular brands out there.

Over the weekend, I had 18G Firewire crossed with 17G (1.22mm) ghost wire at 48lbs on my 18x20 blade, and instantly, I noticed that GW definitely added some plushness to the string bed with excellent control for a string of this nature. Usually I can feel the stiffness of my blade at max compression before the ball shoots back, but with GW, I did not feel that usual stiff response from my blade. I did not noticed any loss of control as I would expect from a softer poly. Power was average at best, which was well-balanced with control. I didn't feel like I've lost any spin, and what I truly enjoy is the extra dwell time on the string bed for the more touch/finesse shots.

I've only logged in a couple of sets with this current setup and can't really comment on tension maintenance, but usually TierOne strings are great in this category. This string is a must try for those who are looking to add a softer response to their string bed or looking for an arm friendly poly!
 
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#66
Testing solstice power 18g/ghost wire 19g right now at 21.5/19.5kg.
Very nice hybrid. Nice spin, medium/high power, good control, very good tension maintenance (7% loss after 2 hours of intense drilling) and very comfortable. Some notching on the solstice power.
Actually this is the my first time in over six months with a full poly setup. My elbow has not complained a bit with this... I am impressed.
Next will be BHB7/GW, Black knight/GW and I may even try alu power/GW. What do you think of that last combo?
 

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#67
Testing solstice power 18g/ghost wire 19g right now at 21.5/19.5kg.
Very nice hybrid. Nice spin, medium/high power, good control, very good tension maintenance (7% loss after 2 hours of intense drilling) and very comfortable. Some notching on the solstice power.
Actually this is the my first time in over six months with a full poly setup. My elbow has not complained a bit with this... I am impressed.
Next will be BHB7/GW, Black knight/GW and I may even try alu power/GW. What do you think of that last combo?
I think you should try them all and report back! Lol
 
#68
A soft, arm-friendly poly with excellent control for touch and feel! ... My primary string has been Firewire in the mains for the past 5+years. For my cross string, I have tried every string TierOne offered, just about every popular polys on the market, and many others not-so popular brands out there.

Over the weekend, I had 18G Firewire crossed with 17G (1.22mm) ghost wire at 48lbs on my 18x20 blade, and instantly, I noticed that GW definitely added some plushness to the string bed with excellent control for a string of this nature. Usually I can feel the stiffness of my blade at max compression before the ball shoots back, but with GW, I did not feel that usual stiff response from my blade. I did not noticed any loss of control as I would expect from a softer poly. Power was average at best, which was well-balanced with control. I didn't feel like I've lost any spin, and what I truly enjoy is the extra dwell time on the string bed for the more touch/finesse shots.

I've only logged in a couple of sets with this current setup and can't really comment on tension maintenance, but usually TierOne strings are great in this category. This string is a must try for those who are looking to add a softer response to their string bed or looking for an arm friendly poly!
So, is the feel of the Firewire/Ghost hybrid only soft/plush? iI there any crispness in that stringbed?
 
#70
I'm loving Hyper G at 48/46 in my PS97 right now. Very comfortable and great spin. Any idea how Firewire/Ghost hybrid would compare? The Hyper G feels very low powered, which is great most of the time for aggressive cuts at the ball, but a disadvantage on the run/defending. I could use a little more power when flicking the racquet on wide shots.
 
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