Tier One Ghostwire

beltsman

Legend
I have a set of 17G Ghost Wire. I want to use it in my Prestige. Wondering if I should do a main or cross. I currently have it strung with Tour Status/Firewire @ 48/46, but it's too stiff and low powered for me (for comparison, the exact same setup is perfect in the Extreme). Other strings I have on hand are Babolat Origin, Head Reflex MLT, Velocity, Cream, FXP Tour, Hyper-G, Tour Status, Firewire. I'm just trying to figure out what combo would work best. I want a softer bed and more power but still spin potential.
 
I have a set of 17G Ghost Wire. ... Other strings I have on hand are Babolat Origin, Head Reflex MLT, Velocity, Cream, FXP Tour, Hyper-G, Tour Status, Firewire. I'm just trying to figure out what combo would work best. I want a softer bed and more power but still spin potential.
Basically, FW mains and GW crosses, aka Firewire Boost, looks like ticket. That said, I would probably try Velocity Mains with GW crosses for comfort and power. Not as much spin as the Boost set up, but IHMO I can imagine more pace.
 

beltsman

Legend
Basically, FW mains and GW crosses, aka Firewire Boost, looks like ticket. That said, I would probably try Velocity Mains with GW crosses for comfort and power. Not as much spin as the Boost set up, but IHMO I can imagine more pace.
I've heard that Velocity is very low power. Does it still have more power than Firewire?

I am considering something like Origin in the mains but it might be lacking in spin.
 
I've heard that Velocity is very low power. Does it still have more power than Firewire? I am considering something like Origin in the mains but it might be lacking in spin.
Firewire is going to be more comfortable with great spin and power than what you had in before. What @djNEiGht said - start between 40 and 45#. As for Velocity's power level, IMO I think it is higher than Firewire and more comfortable. I think what you loose in spin you make up with control for an all-court game.
 

beltsman

Legend
Firewire is going to be more comfortable with great spin and power than what you had in before. What @djNEiGht said - start between 40 and 45#. As for Velocity's power level, IMO I think it is higher than Firewire and more comfortable. I think what you loose in spin you make up with control for an all-court game.
Hmm it's a tough choice. Out of those strings, what would you pair with Velocity?
 
I would want to try Cream or Tour Status mains / Velocity crosses. I've yet to string up Cream, and I remembered that I liked the power and control from Tour Status.
 

zaskar1

Semi-Pro
i tried the ghostwire 19 in one of my PS97s and thought it was kind of mushy with no feel. after a couple of sets i cut it out
i dont think i will use the ghostwire again.

typically i use a hybrid setup with NXT 17 in the mains and HyperG 17 in the crosses at 57/52.
prior to the pandemic i use to use a straight Hyper G 17 setup at 50 or 52#s
i still have some blacknight 18, from what i recall, it was a bit stiffer than the ghostwire, and it was a bit more responsive

i think tier 1 sports triumph plays like NXT as my wife use to use NXT but i switched her to triumph as its half the cost
and she couldnt tell the difference.

z
 

JOSHL

Hall of Fame
i tried the ghostwire 19 in one of my PS97s and thought it was kind of mushy with no feel. after a couple of sets i cut it out
i dont think i will use the ghostwire again.

typically i use a hybrid setup with NXT 17 in the mains and HyperG 17 in the crosses at 57/52.
prior to the pandemic i use to use a straight Hyper G 17 setup at 50 or 52#s
i still have some blacknight 18, from what i recall, it was a bit stiffer than the ghostwire, and it was a bit more responsive

i think tier 1 sports triumph plays like NXT as my wife use to use NXT but i switched her to triumph as its half the cost
and she couldnt tell the difference.

z
Maybe it was the gauge? Why 19g?
 

Vapix

Rookie
Is the grapplesnake Liquid similar than ghostwire to use as cross with firewire ?
The reel is like half the price.
 
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