Tier One Ghostwire

blai212

Professional
19g in a gut poly hybrid.
does higher gauge cross cut into main strings faster? I’ve been using 18g crosses and simply destroying my mains, I’m wondering if I used 17g crosses, would it be more durable for my mains? For reference, I’ve been usually using a shaped copoly main like solstice power or Xperience.


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does higher gauge cross cut into main strings faster? I’ve been using 18g crosses and simply destroying my mains, I’m wondering if I used 17g crosses, would it be more durable for my mains? For reference, I’ve been usually using a shaped copoly main like solstice power or Xperience.
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What racquet?
 
im using the diadem elevate tour. I didn’t think that was pertinent but anyway i was just wondering how gauge thickness in crosses affects durability in mains?
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Hmmm... Interesting. It was a pertinent question only because open pattern sticks tend to burn through string faster. Yeah, you might try bumping both cross and mains one gauge. Out of curiosity, how many hours of play are getting before a string pops?
 

blai212

Professional
Hmmm... Interesting. It was a pertinent question only because open pattern sticks tend to burn through string faster. Yeah, you might try bumping both cross and mains one gauge. Out of curiosity, how many hours of play are getting before a string pops?
i had signum pro xperience 17L mains //SPPP 18g crosses at 52/50 and mains snapped after 5 hours, then i put in diadem solstice power 17g mains // isospeed cream 16L and the crosses snapped after about 4-5 hours which bewilders me cuz i never break crosses. I am aggressive 4.0 baseliner and use heavy spin game except when flattening out shots for winners. The elevate has such an open pattern I have to restring every week. Usually i can get about 10 hours before string snaps but lately it’s been only 4-5 hours. Racquet is nice but I dont know if I enjoy restringing every week


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hurworld

Hall of Fame
Bought a reel of Ghost Wire 1.10 as cross string to hybrid with a bunch of test strings (Firewire, X-Perience, Focus Hex Ultra). Once the poly hybrid test ends, will go back to OGSM main or multi main.
 

Paul Webber

New User
I received these as a demo from the company, and I have been very impressed with them. I had been playing a hybrid of Gosen Sheep/Prince Tour XR, which feels very plush, and even though this string is obviously a lot more firm feeling, it is not to the point of being uncomfortable. The thing that has struck me the most about this string is how well it holds tension. After 4 hitting sessions with some good players, I haven't noticed any real drop in tension.
 

Mirko

New User
Just played Mantis Tri-Spin 125/ ghostwire 117 @ 22kg in a 98 16x20 for an hour. Tri-Spin boost....

It's wonderful. Low power, excellent control, excellent spin and very plush/comfy. Now I have not played Firewire boost so I cannot offer a comparison but based on the comments here and elsewhere I am going to assume that firewire is probably a little crisper and higher power than tri-spin.

Compared to the black knight/ghostwire, tri-spin/ghostwire is lower powered with better control, spin and comfort.

Next will be durafluxx boost in a couple of weeks. I am finding durafluxx to be an exceptional string btw.
Did you tried the durafluxx/GW combo? Can you report how it was?
 
Did you tried the durafluxx/GW combo? Can you report how it was?
Yes I did.. I strung it at 22kg both mains and crosses as the others. I did not like it as much as the other hybrids and I suspect that was because durafluxx is very low powered compared to GW. I like gw as a cross when the main has equal or more power... If I was to try it again (and I will at some point) I would string gw crosses a little higher than durafluxx mains.. something like 21/22kg. That said I had very good spin and comfort but not as much control as I would like.
My favorite all poly setups right now are solstice power/gw, oehms black pearl rough/gw and fb durafluxx. alu/gw is also very nice.
 

Mirko

New User
Yes I did.. I strung it at 22kg both mains and crosses as the others. I did not like it as much as the other hybrids and I suspect that was because durafluxx is very low powered compared to GW. I like gw as a cross when the main has equal or more power... If I was to try it again (and I will at some point) I would string gw crosses a little higher than durafluxx mains.. something like 21/22kg. That said I had very good spin and comfort but not as much control as I would like.
My favorite all poly setups right now are solstice power/gw, oehms black pearl rough/gw and fb durafluxx. alu/gw is also very nice.
Thanks. I order 2 sets of GW 18 g and I thought durafluxx could work well with GW. I will give it a try and will test also some other combos with GW.
 

myth

Rookie
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
A thinner gauge didn't rip through the gut?
 

myth

Rookie
Well Ghostwire did go dead on me after about 20 hrs. Still playable but I could feel the harshness in my arm. Not as great longevity as Cream.
How would you compare GW and Cream on control spin durability comfort feel in a full bed and in an hybrid set up wth Gut?
 

teachingprotx

Hall of Fame
I LOVE this string ! It’s my new fave . And it’s WHITE ! Finally a white co- poly w/ out feeling like plastic ...
And FULL BED too:)

My arm shoulder and wrist hurt all the time with all co- polys ..
Maybe not at first or even after the break in period but it always comes back. The pain ... argh I hate it and scares me.. scared me past tense now.. after 9 hours strong .. elapsed time spent ..
Great spin , great comfort . I’ve tried them all for soft arm freindly co poly . I mean all of them . Softer and more spin than cream . Sonic pro, volk cyclone 17. Tour bite 18.. head hawk for some reason too .. to me it’s on par with iso speed professional “ comfort “ with rpm blast 16 spin .. for me it’s the best comfort poly on the market hands down .did I say it’s white !. White !
 
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myth

Rookie
I LOVE this string ! It’s my new fave . And it’s WHITE ! Finally a white co- poly w/ out feeling like plastic ...
And FULL BED too:)

My arm shoulder and wrist hurt all the time with all co- polys ..
Maybe not at first or even after the break in period but it always comes back. The pain ... argh I hate it and scares me.. scared me past tense now.. after 9 hours strong .. elapsed time spent ..
Great spin , great comfort . I’ve tried them all for soft arm freindly co poly . I mean all of them . Softer and more spin than cream . Sonic pro, volk cyclone 17. Tour bite 18.. head hawk for some reason too .. to me it’s on par with iso speed professional “ comfort “ with rpm blast 16 spin .. for me it’s the best comfort poly on the market hands down .did I say it’s white !. White !
Which string?
 

myth

Rookie
I LOVE this string ! It’s my new fave . And it’s WHITE ! Finally a white co- poly w/ out feeling like plastic ...
And FULL BED too:)

My arm shoulder and wrist hurt all the time with all co- polys ..
Maybe not at first or even after the break in period but it always comes back. The pain ... argh I hate it and scares me.. scared me past tense now.. after 9 hours strong .. elapsed time spent ..
Great spin , great comfort . I’ve tried them all for soft arm freindly co poly . I mean all of them . Softer and more spin than cream . Sonic pro, volk cyclone 17. Tour bite 18.. head hawk for some reason too .. to me it’s on par with iso speed professional “ comfort “ with rpm blast 16 spin .. for me it’s the best comfort poly on the market hands down .did I say it’s white !. White !
Have you tried out
Grapplesnake Irukandji ?
 

myth

Rookie
I have. Still have a half set left. I like GW better.
I have played an hour with VS touch mains and GW 17G as a cross. I like that set up but need more time to evaluate it properly. IMO Cream 16g as a cross played better. More comfort power and spin.
 

myth

Rookie
I have now played 4 hours with Ghost wire as a cross with NG mains. This string is absolutely amazing. It's really powerful nice touch good tension maintenance. Only spin is not that great. But overall great string!!
 

Pneumated1

Hall of Fame
I LOVE this string ! It’s my new fave . And it’s WHITE ! Finally a white co- poly w/ out feeling like plastic ...
And FULL BED too:)

My arm shoulder and wrist hurt all the time with all co- polys ..
Maybe not at first or even after the break in period but it always comes back. The pain ... argh I hate it and scares me.. scared me past tense now.. after 9 hours strong .. elapsed time spent ..
Great spin , great comfort . I’ve tried them all for soft arm freindly co poly . I mean all of them . Softer and more spin than cream . Sonic pro, volk cyclone 17. Tour bite 18.. head hawk for some reason too .. to me it’s on par with iso speed professional “ comfort “ with rpm blast 16 spin .. for me it’s the best comfort poly on the market hands down .did I say it’s white !. White !
I'd prefer natural, but I'll take it;)
 

teachingprotx

Hall of Fame
I’m still liking it a lot too . Jury is still out though however . I love it I do!
But may have to go back to original set up . But if you want WHITE soft control co-poly with some decent access to spin , look no further
 

myth

Rookie
I’m still liking it a lot too . Jury is still out though however . I love it I do!
But may have to go back to original set up . But if you want WHITE soft control co-poly with some decent access to spin , look no further
I don't know which gauge to get.

A shame they don't sell 100m reels....I really like the feel and the snap back with gut. It feels like hitting with alu power without the discomfort.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
Have you guys done a hybrid of Ghostwire/Firewire? Somebody mentioned that somewhere it's a good combo.
I've done Ghost in the crosses with vSquare and Black Pearl Rough. I'd imagine that Firewire would work well. I have done many Firewire with Baseline Speed & Spin often and enjoyed it.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
How do you like the BPR/GW? Gauges and tension? I always go back to that hybrid in 18x20 frames..
I have hit with it briefly in a Clash 98 before I sold it to my friend. He played with the same strings and like it enough that I just restrung it again. 1.25 47# CP. For my personal taste, I would probably string an 18m frame 43-45#
 

Sardines

Professional
Have you guys done a hybrid of Ghostwire/Firewire? Somebody mentioned that somewhere it's a good combo.
I did just try that my last restring on the SV98+ I received a 5 pack as a gift so decided to string it up like Firewire Boost, but using ½ pack of each. 1.2mm FIrewire and 1.17 Ghostwire @ 49/46lbs, vs my usual Volkl Cyclone 1.1mm/ Pro Red Code Wax 1.2mm 49.5/46.5lbs. Both racquets are balanced/ swing weighted the same without strings. I like my swing weight to be in the 351-355 range. The T1 combo weighed in slightly lighter by 0.4g, which is weird considering VC is a full 0.1mm thinner than FW. I'm guessing the triangle shape may have something to do with that. I do not have swing weight measurements, so going by feel.


Tier 1 Firewire Boost: FIrewire 1.2/Ghostwire 1.17 49/45lbVolkl Cyclone 1.1mm Mains: Tecnifibre Pro Red Code Wax 1.2mm Cross 49/46lbs
Comfort/FeelPliable and soft string bed. GW crosses feels softer overall. A bit more ball feel as it ages. Feedback is overall superior. I have no elbow issues but this is on the plusher side of soft co-polys.VC19 is soft, but the stringbed noticeably is stiffer and deader with the PRCW.
Volleys well as a deader stringbed, with good grip, which is mutedly felt.
SpinDoes not grip as well. Good spin but noticeable difference in grip on ball, and bounce. Volleys get not have the same bite, especially on drop and angled volleys but felt good and allowed better touch volleysGrips on the ball well, gives very good spin, especially on serve. Top or slice is dirtier on all strokes.
Also more aggressive dropshots and volleys.
PowerLess power, with depth about 1-2 ft shorter. Gave me a bit more angle my drives when fuller swings. Not powerful, but enough power which allows me to choose spin or flatter shots
Durability8+ hrs, started staying stuck around breaking time. Feel soft and good feedback throughout playing life.9+ hrs. Performance lasts longer due to coated PRCW, but turns progressively board like as it ages.
OverallGood soft feel, good control via lower power, but the bite isn't the same so I had to swing out more, which was fun to do, but I made a few more errors with lower margins.As my defacto poly setup, gives me aggressive control via spin and power blend.

Firewire as a main to me is a control string. Spin is good, but nothing special. Ghostwire reminds me of a thinner Poly Tour Pro, and I'm going to test PTP1.15mm as a cross next, as I'm looking to change my cross strings since PRCW is gone.
 

CptVelcro

New User
So heres a thought:
How would TBHS7T/Ghost wire play?
The other string that I might try in the mains would be ultra cable for memes. Maybe quadro twist since thats always a pretty solid string.

Its a rather tempting combination.
Thoughts?
Velcro
 

LOBALOT

Professional
I am wondering as I play with Gut/Cream. I have quite an inventory of Cream on hand. For those that have played with both do you think Ghostwire is worth $2 more a set than cream to add it to my inventory?
 

blai212

Professional
I did just try that my last restring on the SV98+ I received a 5 pack as a gift so decided to string it up like Firewire Boost, but using ½ pack of each. 1.2mm FIrewire and 1.17 Ghostwire @ 49/46lbs, vs my usual Volkl Cyclone 1.1mm/ Pro Red Code Wax 1.2mm 49.5/46.5lbs. Both racquets are balanced/ swing weighted the same without strings. I like my swing weight to be in the 351-355 range. The T1 combo weighed in slightly lighter by 0.4g, which is weird considering VC is a full 0.1mm thinner than FW. I'm guessing the triangle shape may have something to do with that. I do not have swing weight measurements, so going by feel.


Tier 1 Firewire Boost: FIrewire 1.2/Ghostwire 1.17 49/45lbVolkl Cyclone 1.1mm Mains: Tecnifibre Pro Red Code Wax 1.2mm Cross 49/46lbs
Comfort/FeelPliable and soft string bed. GW crosses feels softer overall. A bit more ball feel as it ages. Feedback is overall superior. I have no elbow issues but this is on the plusher side of soft co-polys.VC19 is soft, but the stringbed noticeably is stiffer and deader with the PRCW.
Volleys well as a deader stringbed, with good grip, which is mutedly felt.
SpinDoes not grip as well. Good spin but noticeable difference in grip on ball, and bounce. Volleys get not have the same bite, especially on drop and angled volleys but felt good and allowed better touch volleysGrips on the ball well, gives very good spin, especially on serve. Top or slice is dirtier on all strokes.
Also more aggressive dropshots and volleys.
PowerLess power, with depth about 1-2 ft shorter. Gave me a bit more angle my drives when fuller swings. Not powerful, but enough power which allows me to choose spin or flatter shots
Durability8+ hrs, started staying stuck around breaking time. Feel soft and good feedback throughout playing life.9+ hrs. Performance lasts longer due to coated PRCW, but turns progressively board like as it ages.
OverallGood soft feel, good control via lower power, but the bite isn't the same so I had to swing out more, which was fun to do, but I made a few more errors with lower margins.As my defacto poly setup, gives me aggressive control via spin and power blend.

Firewire as a main to me is a control string. Spin is good, but nothing special. Ghostwire reminds me of a thinner Poly Tour Pro, and I'm going to test PTP1.15mm as a cross next, as I'm looking to change my cross strings since PRCW is gone.
Revolve is a great cross string. I think you’d like its super slickness which is great for cross string but a tad softer than PRCW. Ghostwire and PTP are smooth round polys but they dont have that slickness of a poly tour fire/revolve/cream type of string. I use VCT 16g mains which are amazing (better version of quadro twist). VCT 16g/revolve 17g orange is my holy grail setup at 40/36lbs in my weighted up vcp100. I tried VCT/ghostwire at 40/37 and didnt care for it much. Revolve all the way!


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CptVelcro

New User
Revolve is a great cross string. I think you’d like its super slickness which is great for cross string but a tad softer than PRCW. Ghostwire and PTP are smooth round polys but they dont have that slickness of a poly tour fire/revolve/cream type of string. I use VCT 16g mains which are amazing (better version of quadro twist). VCT 16g/revolve 17g orange is my holy grail setup at 40/36lbs in my weighted up vcp100. I tried VCT/ghostwire at 40/37 and didnt care for it much. Revolve all the way!


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Hows spin, playability, and comfort? I really am trying to find a good poly/poly setup.
 

Sardines

Professional
Revolve is a great cross string. I think you’d like its super slickness which is great for cross string but a tad softer than PRCW. Ghostwire and PTP are smooth round polys but they dont have that slickness of a poly tour fire/revolve/cream type of string. I use VCT 16g mains which are amazing (better version of quadro twist). VCT 16g/revolve 17g orange is my holy grail setup at 40/36lbs in my weighted up vcp100. I tried VCT/ghostwire at 40/37 and didnt care for it much. Revolve all the way!
Revolve loses tension too fast and doesn't have a thinner 1.2mm or less. The silicone coating also like the PE coating on the PRCW, in that it get shredded away by the mains. I like thin polys cos they give a bit more feel and bite, and snap around the same time the tension lost is unbearable. In my Playsight tests, PTFire and PRCW had a smidge more spin than Revolve as crosses (on avg about 20 rpm), most likely because they were 1.2mm, while Revolve was 1.25mm. I couldn't tell much difference in slickness, but PTF definitely lasted the longest, because the silicone is infused vs coatings with PRCW and Revolve. Doesn't matter for PRCW, since it's discontinued. I'm afraid the slicked round co-polys are a niche market. I haven't seen any new silicone/PE coated slicks out lately.
 
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