What are the softest poly?

At a reasonable standard pricing. ($10-$15/pack)

Solinco Tour Bite 20 = 136
Velocity MLT 17 = 153
Volkl Cyclone Tour 18 = 159
ISospeed Cream 17 = 178
Solinco Hyper-G 18 = 180
Kirschbaum pro line II 18 = 183
Dunlop Black Widow 16 = 193
 
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TypeRx

Semi-Pro
In prior threads you indicated you only believe published metrics/data. So, TW has a great string comparison tool that allows you to look at stiffness (which is definitely not the be all end all for comfort IMO). Asking here will just get you opinions.

Another option is to go to the TW string finder and sort by most comfortable. It may take you a while to find a poly in the list. But the string comparison tool can also be found there. Look at strings like Volkl Cyclone Tour, or other Polys that have “Soft”, etc as part of their name.


I have found Kev/ZX to provide more comfort than any full bed poly I’ve tried. By a lot.


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Solinco Tour Bite 20 = 136
Velocity MLT 17 = 153
Volkl Cyclone Tour 18 = 159
t1 ghostwire 18 = 167
Isospeed Cream 17 = 178
Solinco Hyper-G 18 = 180
Kirschbaum pro line II 18 = 183
Dunlop Black Widow 16 = 193
signum pro x-perience = 225
 
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Injured Again

Professional
The softest poly I have experience with is probably Volkl V-Torque Tour. Super elastic when pulling tension and very comfy, but just not durable.
 
I updated the table with the suggested entries

Solinco Tour Bite 20 = 136
Velocity MLT 17 = 153
Volkl Cyclone Tour 18 = 159
Gosen Sidewinder 17 = 159
t1 ghostwire 18 = 167
Isospeed Cream 17 = 178
Solinco Hyper-G 18 = 180
Kirschbaum pro line II 18 = 183
Volkl V-Torque Tour 16 = 184
Dunlop Black Widow 16 = 193
signum pro x-perience = 225
 
No, I wanted to keep the most popular Multi cross in the list as a reference point for soft poly.
20 gauge Tour bite is actually softer than Multi
and Cyclone is almost as soft as Multi.

I just ordered several packs of Cyclone
Hope this helps someone else looking for an arm friendly Poly hybrid setup with ZX or Gut
 

TypeRx

Semi-Pro
Cyclone is a great string...cyclone tour is more powerful/soft but will lose tension more rapidly.


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leejayh

Rookie
I keep trying different stuff to find a soft poly, but I always seem to come back to Cream. It has a very particular feel that you either like or not. Sort of "metallic".

Great string depending upon what you use it for and what you are trying to achieve
 

GregN

New User
Polyfibre make some great soft strings TCS rapid 1.20mm is my current string, I also like Cobra in the 1.20mm as well as the original TCS. The polyfibre website gives a pretty good description of each of their strings, the ones that they suggest stringing tighter are the softer ones in my experience. The TCS rapid is soft without being a trampoline as is the Cobra, the original TCS I found to be soft but a bit dead feeling.
 

BlueB

Legend
No soft poly list is complete without Isospeed Baseline, aka Head Sonic Pro.

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Holdfast44ID

Semi-Pro
"signum pro x-perience = 225". This is very misleading because it feels very easy on the arm. It might feel like 190. Just throwing out a number because it is so easy on the arm but has the playability of stiffer strings. I guess it is to string what the Clash is to racquets, but with more control.

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AA7

Semi-Pro
"signum pro x-perience = 225". This is very misleading because it feels very easy on the arm. It might feel like 190. Just throwing out a number because it is so easy on the arm but has the playability of stiffer strings. I guess it is to string what the Clash is to racquets, but with more control.

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Yeah this poly is really soft.. i agree.. not a twitch in my arm when i was hitting with it.. its just too much power for me
 

Holdfast44ID

Semi-Pro
Yeah this poly is really soft.. i agree.. not a twitch in my arm when i was hitting with it.. its just too much power for me
I'm finding it works well as a cross with a stiffer/lower-powered poly main. It will be easy on the arm but give you more spin than any non-poly string as a cross.
 
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AA7

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I'm finding it works well as a cross with a stiffer/lower-powered poly main. It will be easy on the arm but give you more spin than any non-poly string as a cross.
Did you try tour sniper + experience combo? What do you think? That would work?
 
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