Tier One Ghostwire

Been reading a bunch of threads with info. on Ghostwire, bc I got some that I plan to use soon. I initially chose GW due to its alleged softness and good fit in hybrid, esp. as a slick cross. After ditching polys 6 year ago due to TE, been using Kev-Zyex and pretty happy with it. Lately, I got the experimental bug and am now trying out some super soft copolys inky in hybrid with my Clash 100.

So the two setups I’m trying are Kevlar main/Copooy crosses and Copoly mains/ Zyex crosses. Both have their clear strengths. (I am a spin doctor who takes big topspin cuts unless I’m slicing.)

I’m seeing that GW is great as a slick cross, but I hesitate to go as low 48 tension with a 100 sq. in. 16x 19 frame with my big cuts. I’m thinking of maybe 57kevlar mains/ 53 GW crosses. I’ll report back.
 
For what it’s worth, have used Kevlar mains 56/ Cyberflash crosses at 54 and loved it! The ultimate control setup just may be kevlar mains and slick copoly cross. Can’t wait to tru the GW!
 
Based on what is said here, Cream seems close to GW… I will never use full poly bc of TE fears (already had cortisone shots a few years ago), so I’m experimenting with soft copolys in hybrid only. The control with Kevlar mains and copoly crosses is out of this world, but you gotta swing big and take cuts. The slice is also just awesome with it,too and I hit with spin exclusively. The flattest shots that come off my racket are block returns off hard, flat serves, short hops at my feet, and occasional slap shots to someone at net to set up a two-shot pass.
 

brento1499

New User
For what it’s worth, have used Kevlar mains 56/ Cyberflash crosses at 54 and loved it! The ultimate control setup just may be kevlar mains and slick copoly cross. Can’t wait to tru the GW!
I'm just getting into non-gut strings and I've really been liking the kevlar main/multifilament hybrid i strung into my flexpoint radical tour

Only poly I've invested serious playtime into is Confidential, which I like a lot too, but I don't find it to be as "honest" as kevlar

got a few polys queued up: ghost wire, firestorm, BBO, isospeed grey fire, so I'm curious to see if poly is the real deal or if I'm just a kevlar guy
 
after many lengthy sessions with Kev mains/Tier 1 GW crosses (56/53 iirc), I did not like the GW at all. It seemed dead and got crap spin. Perhaps it doesn’t jive/mix well with Kevlar… who knows? I’m back to Kevlar mains/Cyberflash crosses….

I was interested in some of the super soft Polyfibre copolys and actually ordered a few sets of Cobra, but they were outta stock and apparently based in Germany. Tired of experimenting and ready to stick to a set up and go from there.

There is a clear, absolutely necessary “break-in” period with Kevlar mains and Copoly crosses, though. I’m trying to find that perfect tension combo so that the break-in time is limited.

Weeks ago I had this period of about 3 or 4 sessions with Kev/Cyberflash where it has loosened up from its initial tension of about 56/53, and the t was just perfect!

Any thoughts on Kevlar mains/ copoly crosses break-in period? I’m curious as to what people think….
 

NMTennis

Rookie
Seems like most people have been using GW as a cross, but want to know people's take on it as a main? Thinking about 18g GW in the mains and 17g OGSM or other syn gut in the crosses...
 

Happi

Professional
Seems like most people have been using GW as a cross, but want to know people's take on it as a main? Thinking about 18g GW in the mains and 17g OGSM or other syn gut in the crosses...
GW 18 is as soft as OGSM 17 so I suggest to string FB of GW, you don't gain anything crossing it with a sent gut. I am using GW 19 FB in an 18x20 racquet and it is excellent.
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
after many lengthy sessions with Kev mains/Tier 1 GW crosses (56/53 iirc), I did not like the GW at all. It seemed dead and got crap spin. Perhaps it doesn’t jive/mix well with Kevlar… who knows? I’m back to Kevlar mains/Cyberflash crosses….

I was interested in some of the super soft Polyfibre copolys and actually ordered a few sets of Cobra, but they were outta stock and apparently based in Germany. Tired of experimenting and ready to stick to a set up and go from there.

There is a clear, absolutely necessary “break-in” period with Kevlar mains and Copoly crosses, though. I’m trying to find that perfect tension combo so that the break-in time is limited.

Weeks ago I had this period of about 3 or 4 sessions with Kev/Cyberflash where it has loosened up from its initial tension of about 56/53, and the t was just perfect!

Any thoughts on Kevlar mains/ copoly crosses break-in period? I’m curious as to what people think….
Ashaway kevlar always has a significant tension loss/break in period for 30-45 minutes due to the braids lengthening out.
 
2nd serve ace, yeah I ask my stringer (I can’t string) to pull on the Kev for a bit to reduce some of that tension loss, so I assume he does.

Today that same string job is starting to reach that perfect range… it just takes 45 min to 1.5 hours of relative big cut hitting to get there. At least I’m aware so that for match play, I can have it there already.
 
My displeasure with GW may be, in part, due to the gauge —1.27. I much order the Topspin Cyberflash as a cross with my Kevlar mains in my Clash, but then again the Cyberflash is 1.2mm. Thinner gauge is always better for me, as long as it lasts.
 

nov

Semi-Pro
Hello,

I've been playing with Triax 1.27 mm for a while with My Gravity Tour and Pro both 18 x 20 and really like it. But Triax plays very good for first 5-10 hours and then it start notch and spin start decrease until i cut it at 20h mark. Im not a string breaker and im going to try Ghost Wire. Im thinking about 1.10mm or 1.17mm gauge. How much tension drop can i except from Ghost Wire 1.10mm or 1.17mm compared to Triax 1.27mm?
 
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