Trying to switch from poly!

USERNAME

Professional
Well this was a little weird but my Coach told me that I should try to switch from poly back to a multi. His reasons being: 1) it will make me work less because of the easier access to power 2) because Im not working as hard it will help me relax more and swing more freely. That sounds like it makes sense and my Coach has taken me very far so Im gonna give it a try.
So Im already having 3 of my bats strung with some new stuff,
Premier LT
NRG2
X-one Biphase
all in 17g cause thats what I like. I know Im gonna break more but thats ok with me because I have quite a few YT Rads, just wondering if anyone else might wanna give me a few suggestions on some good multis or even syn gut to try.
 

armsty

Hall of Fame
Mate, I tried due to TE, I couldn't do it. Try do it slowly.

Full poly > Poly main Multi cross > Multi main Poly Cross > Full Multi.

It's like ciggarettes. So hard to quit, easy to take up again.
 

USERNAME

Professional
Mate, I tried due to TE, I couldn't do it. Try do it slowly.

Full poly > Poly main Multi cross > Multi main Poly Cross > Full Multi.

It's like ciggarettes. So hard to quit, easy to take up again.
Ive used multi before and liked it, just that I started breaking it alot at 15. I dont have a very hard time getting used to new strings so switching shouldnt be that bad.
Oh I guess I should say Im an 18 yr old 5.5-6.0 all court/S&V player, I have a pretty big serve, big groundies, sound volleys, and my transition game is good. Im gonna play in College next year (taking a year off for tourneys and training.)
 

Dags

Hall of Fame
Head RIP Control may be worth a look: it doesn't have the power of most multis, and so may help the transition.
 

USERNAME

Professional
Head RIP Control may be worth a look: it doesn't have the power of most multis, and so may help the transition.
Nah Ive used a full bed of that before and didnt like it so much, how is it in a hybrid though? Im actually liking the feel of X-one quite a bit, anything similar to that that IYO is better?
BTW
WHO DAT?????????
ROCK ON SAINTS!!! \m/>_<\m/
 

HitItHarder

Semi-Pro
X-One is a great string. It is one of the only multis I like to play in a full bed. It just gets a little powerful after it breaks in and you have to be controled on your shots.

I will also use Head FXP in a full bed when I just want to hit with a non-poly. It is a quality multi as well, with less power than X-One. But honestly if I had a pack of X-One and a pack of any other multi (NRG2, NXT, FXP, etc.), I would string up the X-One first.
 

lefty10spro

Semi-Pro
Get the Prince Premier LT not the older Premier w/Softflex. You'll almost swear you're playing with natural gut, but the durability is NOT what you will get with gut.
 

USERNAME

Professional
X-One is a great string. It is one of the only multis I like to play in a full bed. It just gets a little powerful after it breaks in and you have to be controled on your shots.

I will also use Head FXP in a full bed when I just want to hit with a non-poly. It is a quality multi as well, with less power than X-One. But honestly if I had a pack of X-One and a pack of any other multi (NRG2, NXT, FXP, etc.), I would string up the X-One first.
Yeah, so far X-one has been working pretty well, more pop and spin then my older poly.
 

vwfye

Semi-Pro
the nylon in the mains will soften things up a bit. the poly cross will probably never wear out, but you will have to pull it when the nylon breaks.
 

USERNAME

Professional
Get the Prince Premier LT not the older Premier w/Softflex. You'll almost swear you're playing with natural gut, but the durability is NOT what you will get with gut.
I have not hit to much with the Premier LT I strung up so I dont have much of a feel for it yet, how is its control and spin? Power?
 

USERNAME

Professional
the nylon in the mains will soften things up a bit. the poly cross will probably never wear out, but you will have to pull it when the nylon breaks.
$$$ is no object for me, I know Im gonna break a few a week so thats not a problem for me at all. Any other strings I should try out?
 

Davis937

Professional
Well this was a little weird but my Coach told me that I should try to switch from poly back to a multi. His reasons being: 1) it will make me work less because of the easier access to power 2) because Im not working as hard it will help me relax more and swing more freely. That sounds like it makes sense and my Coach has taken me very far so Im gonna give it a try.
So Im already having 3 of my bats strung with some new stuff,
Premier LT
NRG2
X-one Biphase
all in 17g cause thats what I like. I know Im gonna break more but thats ok with me because I have quite a few YT Rads, just wondering if anyone else might wanna give me a few suggestions on some good multis or even syn gut to try.
Hey, User ... sounds like you're already playing at a pretty high level ... what school will you be going to next year ... anyway, I was wondering how long you've been playing with polys ... and ... specifically, what kind of polys have you played with in the past ... just something to keep in mind ... as you know, many, many pros use poly strings ... that means something, doesn't it ... good luck with your progresss ...
 

kslick

Rookie
Hey, User ... sounds like you're already playing at a pretty high level ... what school will you be going to next year ... anyway, I was wondering how long you've been playing with polys ... and ... specifically, what kind of polys have you played with in the past ... just something to keep in mind ... as you know, many, many pros use poly strings ... that means something, doesn't it ... good luck with your progresss ...
This has to be a joke....right?
 

mikeler

Moderator
Pro Supex Maxim Touch 17 is giving me over 10 hours of play and I hit with heavy spin. I really like the feel of it and it has plenty of power.
 

kslick

Rookie
Pro Supex Maxim Touch 17 is giving me over 10 hours of play and I hit with heavy spin. I really like the feel of it and it has plenty of power.
Just order some so it should be here next week. Also going to try Technifbre Multifeel and NGR2.
 

USERNAME

Professional
Hey, User ... sounds like you're already playing at a pretty high level ... what school will you be going to next year ... anyway, I was wondering how long you've been playing with polys ... and ... specifically, what kind of polys have you played with in the past ... just something to keep in mind ... as you know, many, many pros use poly strings ... that means something, doesn't it ... good luck with your progresss ...
Im taking a year off to train and play alot of ITFs and a few Futures but its lookin like UW, VT, UG, Cal, or Bama. Im not sure what spot Ill be but Ive talked to the coaches of those teams and my coach sent them a few vids and they like me. Hopefully with the extra year of training Ill make the top 6 no problem. Im not totally off though Im goin to a CC to get a few of my prerequisites out of the way.
As for the polys Ive used, heres a list:
Luxilon Alu Power, BBO
SPPP
Kirschbaum Super Smash, Pro Line II
Technifibre Red Code
Prince EXP
Gamma Zo Tour
Babolat Pro Hurricane, Pro Hurricane Tour
Head Sonic Pro (black and orange)
I have always liked poly because of the durability, resistance to movement, and spin potential. My coach just thinks a string with more pop would help me relax more and be more smooth. So far X-One is way out in front but Ill try Multifeel this weekend.
 

aimr75

Hall of Fame
Pro Supex Maxim Touch 17 is giving me over 10 hours of play and I hit with heavy spin. I really like the feel of it and it has plenty of power.
thats alot of time for that string.. been a while since using full multi, but in a hybrid, its hard to get more then around 3 hours out of it at most
 

KenC

Hall of Fame
Like I said, I dont mind breaking at all. X-One is most likely what Ill be switching to.
You're making a radical change in string. X-One is a great string and is in a class of its own. If you find it's too powered just raise the tension a bit, I think it works better at higher tension than lower tension and still retains a good amount of feel and pocketing. If that doesn't work then you may want to consider a lower powered multi like Rip Control or MultiFeel.
 

v205

Semi-Pro
Go X-1. It's a stiffer feel multi than other multi's. Good for poly lovers who want to go multi.
 

Davis937

Professional
Im taking a year off to train and play alot of ITFs and a few Futures but its lookin like UW, VT, UG, Cal, or Bama. Im not sure what spot Ill be but Ive talked to the coaches of those teams and my coach sent them a few vids and they like me. Hopefully with the extra year of training Ill make the top 6 no problem. Im not totally off though Im goin to a CC to get a few of my prerequisites out of the way.
As for the polys Ive used, heres a list:
Luxilon Alu Power, BBO
SPPP
Kirschbaum Super Smash, Pro Line II
Technifibre Red Code
Prince EXP
Gamma Zo Tour
Babolat Pro Hurricane, Pro Hurricane Tour
Head Sonic Pro (black and orange)
I have always liked poly because of the durability, resistance to movement, and spin potential. My coach just thinks a string with more pop would help me relax more and be more smooth. So far X-One is way out in front but Ill try Multifeel this weekend.
Hey, User ... thanks for the information ... *smile* what poly strings have you not tried ... no, I've used some of the same strings ... using Luxilon now ... which I swear by ... wow ... all of those are top notch DI schools ... I like UG and Cal ... but ... whichever school you choose ... good luck, stay injury free, and keep progressing ...
 

Six.One.Tour.90FAN

Professional
Well this was a little weird but my Coach told me that I should try to switch from poly back to a multi. His reasons being: 1) it will make me work less because of the easier access to power 2) because Im not working as hard it will help me relax more and swing more freely. That sounds like it makes sense and my Coach has taken me very far so Im gonna give it a try.
So Im already having 3 of my bats strung with some new stuff,
Premier LT
NRG2
X-one Biphase
all in 17g cause thats what I like. I know Im gonna break more but thats ok with me because I have quite a few YT Rads, just wondering if anyone else might wanna give me a few suggestions on some good multis or even syn gut to try.
Don't its so hard trying to.....you'll be shocked by the springy-ness...
Try a soft poly strung at about 53lbs...
 

mikeler

Moderator
thats alot of time for that string.. been a while since using full multi, but in a hybrid, its hard to get more then around 3 hours out of it at most

It is a rough textured string. In my experience with Big Ace, it would shred the rougher synthetic guts to pieces. The smoother synthetic guts would last longer in the crosses than the Big Ace.
 

Matchball

Semi-Pro
I love X1.

You can also try WeissCannon Explosiv!. I 've heard many good things about it. (it only comes in 1.30gauge though)
 

USERNAME

Professional
Hey, User ... thanks for the information ... *smile* what poly strings have you not tried ... no, I've used some of the same strings ... using Luxilon now ... which I swear by ... wow ... all of those are top notch DI schools ... I like UG and Cal ... but ... whichever school you choose ... good luck, stay injury free, and keep progressing ...
Thanks! UG has some BIG hitters as does Bama, I do like those schools alot. I did like Luxilon but it was just a little to stiff for my liking.
 

USERNAME

Professional
You're making a radical change in string. X-One is a great string and is in a class of its own. If you find it's too powered just raise the tension a bit, I think it works better at higher tension than lower tension and still retains a good amount of feel and pocketing. If that doesn't work then you may want to consider a lower powered multi like Rip Control or MultiFeel.
So far Ive not found much not to like about X-One and yeah I just put it in another one of my Rads at 62lbs which feels great.

Don't its so hard trying to.....you'll be shocked by the springy-ness...
Try a soft poly strung at about 53lbs...
I adjusted quick to the multi, X-One isnt super springy like NRG2 and Premier are so thats probably why Im liking it so much. Thanks for the advice though.
 
D

decades

Guest
with the new copoly's the trend is more and more full bed of poly....isner, nadal, tsonga, davy....loosen your tension maybe?
 

USERNAME

Professional
with the new copoly's the trend is more and more full bed of poly....isner, nadal, tsonga, davy....loosen your tension maybe?
Tried dropping the tension and hitting that with X-One side by side and I feel Im hitting better with X-One and my coach said the ball is heavier with the X-One.
 
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