What is the MOST POWERFUL and PLAYABLE Poly, Co-poly string on the market ?

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  1. parasailing

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    Agreed on all counts but tension maintenance isn't that great esp if you are like me who doesn't like to string racquets much :).
     
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  2. Justin-JP

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    I've been using BHB over the last week and although it's an ok string, both PL2 and BB Ace are softer and more powerful. Also found the PL2 and BB Ace to be more spin friendly; so I'd have a hard time recommending BHB or BHBR over these two, at least.
     
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  3. sepidoel

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    I'm using Polystar Energy. While I can't argue on losing tension problem, but personally I think the real problem with this string is the movement - which affects many things. From my experience, when freshly strung it had very little movement, but after 6+ hours it became much more noticeable. Luckily I just found a great and cheap solution for this, which you may read this thread: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=389100 (thanks to Mr. ATP100). I believe if one can tolerate about 10% tension drop this string can be use for quite a long time.

    My setup is PSE 17 as cross with main Prince Premier Softlex 17 (I got this only for $7 locally). Both are very soft for their kind, and I strung them @ 60 lbs. Great power, control, spin, touch and comfort. So far it's my best setup (plus the lotion). :)
     
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  4. Backhanded Compliment

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    You may really Like Black magic... it was way too powerful for me... I couldn't keep anything in, everything went 6-12 inches out. Normally I paint the lines so if you are looking for a little depth black magic sounds like a good choice and god did it have great feel.
     
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  5. Tennis100

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    Alien Strings. Not many people use them.. but they are by far my favorite.
     
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  6. CDestroyer

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    Yes, and if they are too powerful try the 1.30 gauge. Its awesome Bill.
     
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  7. willshot

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    great strings if strung at 45-40 pnds.
     
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  8. CDestroyer

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    What racquet do you string at that tension on Will?
     
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  9. willshot

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    Dunlop bio 200
     
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  10. JackB1

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    I agree. Black Magic is the ticket if u want soft feel and good power.
     
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  11. DrpShot!

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    Big Hitter Blue (regular), very soft, very powerful, very easy on the wallet in a reel.
     
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  12. niktub

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    to sum up

    Any update?

    Genesis Black Magic
    pro supex big ace
    topspin cyber blue Unique Big Hitter Blue 17
    topspin concept pure
    SPPP
    Unique BHB
    Polystar Energy, drops tension very quickly
    kirsch pro line II
    Sonic Pro
    Weiss Cannon Scorpion
    Hyperion
     
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  13. JackB1

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    yes, there are some poly's that are SLIGHTLT more powerful than others, but for the most part they are all lower powered. If you are seeking power, than poly isn't the answer.

    An alternative to try would be Ashaway's Zx Pro. It's poly like in feel, but much more powerful than your typical poly.
     
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  14. parasailing

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    Kischbaum Evolution and L-tec 4S are two of my favorites for power, comfort, and playability.
     
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  15. niktub

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    Thanks, i am trying to find a more stable stringbed with less movement(i like snapback).
    Multi and SG are all over the place too quickly.
    Ashaway's Zx Pro seems very interresting.
    Never heard about Kischbaum Evolution and L-tec 4S...I have just checked, they sound great.
    Thanks guys!

    any advice on tension?
     
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  16. jcollura4

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    Tourna bhbr
     
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  17. niktub

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    regarding Ashaway's Zx Pro, is it slippery?
     
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  18. BabolatTennis9

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    try natural gut more powerful and playable than any other kind of string :D
     
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  19. niktub

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    i know i have been using Vs team pre-BT7...
    you can't use gut in the Uk...
     
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  20. mikeler

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    It is a slippery string.
     
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  21. leoresende2007

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    Which of these do you prefer?
     
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  22. parasailing

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    Polystar Energy got the most power but tension maintenance is horrible on this string. SPP offers decent power and great tension maintenance but I wouldn't classify it as a powerful string.
     
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  23. NetNinja68

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    BHB or BHBR is hard to beat
     
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  24. leohaegger

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    Signum Pro Poly Plasma with low tensions (45-50 lbs).Cheap, durable, soft and powerful (with low tension i mentioned before)
     
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  25. Lefty5

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    I can't believe how old the responses were on this thread, but I'd still go with the Tourna big hitter Blue or Blue Rough. No ball has ever kicked off my racket like the blue rough. The lux used to be my preference but too stiff for my liking.
     
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  26. donquijote

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    Not sure what you mean by 'playable' but all poly strings are stiffer than other types and soft polys are not powerful.
    According to TW University specs, best combination for power(energy return)+spin+tension loss is Luxilon 4G S. Tecnifibre Black Code 4S, regular 4G and Kirschbaum Max Power are close.
     
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  27. that

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    Seriously, I don't bother with some of the generic stuff. If you want power go Head, Sonic Pro, Sonic Pro Edge, Lynx, or Hawk Touch in a thin gauge. Power for days
     
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  28. marquette100

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    Volkl V-star 18 gauge
     
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  29. KYHacker

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    Sonic Pro, Isospeed Baseline, Wilson Shockshield Mono and Volkl Vstar are all soft, elastic and very powerful. I think Vstar is the best of the bunch as it has a little more spin potential and control. Shockshield mono is by far the most powerful.
     
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