What is YOUR string of the year?

OldManStan

Rookie
As the title suggests, what is YOUR string of the year?

I’ve been testing a few strings this year to mix it up and so far Gosen AK Pro CX has been my favorite. Definitely a powerhouse of a string with good bite on the ball. Did not think I would enjoy a synthetic gut as much as I did.

I’m looking forward to trying Tourna S7T and Solinco Confidential to see what they bring to the table.
 

eah123

Semi-Pro
For me, Volkl V-Square 16 with Diadem Flash or Tier1 Ghostwire 16L crosses. It plays amazingly soft, huge spin potential, just the right amount of power, and very long playability.
 

SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
If there was a head lynx tour 1.20 that would be fantastic. The 17 gauge feels like a 16. However, since that isn’t an option, Kirschbaum max power has successfully taken over as my string of the year.
 

blai212

Hall of Fame
where do i start? First it was black knight/cream, then HG/polaris and wasabi/polaris which I have enjoyed a lot aa at low tension (mid 30s)
 

AceyMan

Semi-Pro
If there was a head lynx tour 1.20 that would be fantastic. The 17 gauge feels like a 16. However, since that isn’t an option, Kirschbaum max power has successfully taken over as my string of the year.
100% feels in that post.

I have some KMP Rough sets to try. It's a smoothed spiral "rough" pattern; looks like it won't chew mains and could also be win.

/Acey
 

Happi

Professional
I keep coming back to Topspin Cyber Flash
Yes me too. CF 17L have one of the lowest stiffness numbers in TWU string database, and plays very arm friendly. However it feels crisp, and have a sensation feel when freshly strung. Alu have some magic, but CF comes close. I am testing a lot of strings and CF in my reference string.
 

Happi

Professional
Red code and signum firestorm
Just strung up Firestorm 1.20 and trying it for the first time tonight, exited about what I read of this string here - however it has to compete with Cyber Flash 1.20 in a matched frame at same tension, 3'rd matched TC95 18x20 frame is strung with Alu 1.15 (great string too).
 

Dansan

Rookie
Strings I always have somewhere in rotation this year:

Poly Tour Pro...always solid. Graphite color has good tension maintenance and feel.
Max power/rough - good in NG hybrid. Excellent tension maintenance.
Klip Legend NG - hybrid mains
Velocity ...havn't fully figured this one out yet.

Strings I am interested in trying:

-Tier one string lineup particularly black knight and ghost wire.
-Head Lynx Tour
-Vokyl Cyclone Tour
-Luxilon 4g in a NG Hybrid or 4g soft
-Solinco Confidential and Revolution
-I'd like to try X-one biphase or similar premium multi as a main to Hybrid with.
 

TomTennis495

Semi-Pro
A couple that i was really happy with in 2020-2021

Weiss Cannon UC
Solinco Hyper G
Luxilon Element
Toroline Caviar

all 16 guage.
 

cortado

Professional
Full bed. It’s plenty soft to go full bed, even in an 18/20.
Have you watched the TW review on it?
They liked it too.
How long does it last you full-bed? I'm intrigued by it, especially if it's going to have less string movement than full syn gut. Looking for something slightly more arm friendly for winter when natural gut is not ideal. I play 6-10 hours per week.
 

GreenClay

Rookie
How long does it last you full-bed? I'm intrigued by it, especially if it's going to have less string movement than full syn gut. Looking for something slightly more arm friendly for winter when natural gut is not ideal. I play 6-10 hours per week.
I restring my own rackets so I don’t play until it until it breaks so I can’t speak to the durability. But it holds its tension quite well. It’s a unique string. And not that expensive. I’d try it out.
 

GummiiBear

Rookie
I like that 1.27 mm gauge it comes in, that's a versatile girth. I may try a pack or two next time I resupply.
I should note that (at least compared to Solinco Conf.) the... protrusions? Get worn down notably more easily than edges of shaped strings (that I've tried) do.

Which in my case is probably a good thing, since I should probably get my racquets restrung more often than I do.
 

AceyMan

Semi-Pro
I should note that (at least compared to Solinco Conf.) the... protrusions? Get worn down notably more easily than edges of shaped strings (that I've tried) do.

Which in my case is probably a good thing, since I should probably get my racquets restrung more often than I do.
It's too pricey, and reels are ridiculous, too, I've discovered. So unless it's freaking angel hair (i.e., better than than ALU Power Rough) I'm out. Sounded good, tho.
 

dkmura

Rookie
Yonex Poly Tour Pro has been my revelation so far. Flash yellow with excellent spin and power. Had it in for ten weeks with good tension maintenance so far.
 

GummiiBear

Rookie
It's too pricey, and reels are ridiculous, too, I've discovered. So unless it's freaking angel hair (i.e., better than than ALU Power Rough) I'm out. Sounded good, tho.
Fees good too but I think I’m about ~10-12 or so hours into a hybrid with it in the crosses, and I’ve definitely got a smoothed spiral-feeling string in patchy places now. Hmm. And I was initially worried that it would saw into the natural gut, heh.

So many strings that sound appealing in one way or another... trying to narrow down what I’m up for trying, thinking I’m close to finding one that’s good enough. Eliminated at least a few candidates. Still have four on my list - uh TierOne Black Knight, Tourna Big Hitter Silver 7 Tour, for shaped; Kirschbaum Max Power and... possibly Isospeed Cream..? for round.
 

graycrait

Hall of Fame
For me and no one else I pick OGSM 18g/1.15mm at 45lbs for my trio of Volkl Tour 10 Mids (93" 11.9ish oz 18x20).
 

HitMoreBHs

Semi-Pro
i really like the blue lynx edge string thats been on clearance. and hyper G soft, when i can settle for green
I'm a big fan of Lynx, and for me, still the most comfortable co-poly on the market. Is Lynx Edge similar in feel but with better spin? I was considering trying a hybrid of Lynx Edge mains and regular Lynx on crosses to see if it might give better bite. Interested to hear your comments.

Also like Hyper G Soft, but I can't use it full bed. No matter what the numbers say, it's not as comfy as Lynx. Works great for me in hybrid with Velocity in crosses. Amazing bite on the ball, but I'll get 8 hours tops before Velocity gets chewed through.
 

n8dawg6

Legend
I'm a big fan of Lynx, and for me, still the most comfortable co-poly on the market. Is Lynx Edge similar in feel but with better spin? I was considering trying a hybrid of Lynx Edge mains and regular Lynx on crosses to see if it might give better bite. Interested to hear your comments.

Also like Hyper G Soft, but I can't use it full bed. No matter what the numbers say, it's not as comfy as Lynx. Works great for me in hybrid with Velocity in crosses. Amazing bite on the ball, but I'll get 8 hours tops before Velocity gets chewed through.
yeah youre correct on all counts. lynx edge feels a lot like normal lynx but better bite. only downside is that it doesnt last long.

hyper g soft is great string but definitely more stiff.
 

HitMoreBHs

Semi-Pro
yeah youre correct on all counts. lynx edge feels a lot like normal lynx but better bite. only downside is that it doesnt last long.

hyper g soft is great string but definitely more stiff.
That's a good enough endorsement for me, thanks! Since I cut out full bed poly at 10-12 hours anyway, I'm less concerned about it not lasting as long.
 
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