What's your favorite sub $12 string?

JamesV

Rookie
I like Prince Warrior Response. It's as similar to Luxilon Element as i can find at a much cheaper price. It has a unique construction that makes it kind of like a hybrid built into one string. Downside is it only comes in 16g. It's a very off the radar string, but really unique and good for recreational tennis players. It's softer, so arm friendly, but still has decent pop and spin, good ball pocketing for feel , too. It's a control oriented string, not for adding power. It helps you swing out, hit your spots, and keep the ball in the court. Another good string is Pro Supex Synthetic Gut Spiral Flex. It's another off the radar string that has many good qualities, including durability and decent spin for a syn gut. It also make a good cross for a hybrid with Warrior Response.
 

blessingtj

New User
Kirschbaum Gut Feeling: One of the softest multifilaments on the market. Love the playability and feel of this string.


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Imago

Hall of Fame
My customers usually ask for $3 strings - different PP or decommissioned reels of Babolat or Wilson sold at 70% discount. $12 is already expensive, then they go with STB, PTS or Kirschbaum. Some jerks, me included, prefer NG and Max/Alu Power.
 

Galdust

Rookie
MSV Focus Hex. I prefer shaped strings and enjoy several offerings, but Focus Hex has been the best value for money I've found so far. I feel most comfortable playing from the base line (always working at becoming a better all court player though!).
 

Muppet

Legend
My top value strings are polys from Pro's Pro:

Black Force 1.14 - $39.70/reel
Plus Power 1.23 - $34.70/reel

But they don't last as long as more expensive strings, so they're good for people who string their own racquets.
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Head velocity is a great multi at that price.

Pros pro gutex ultra is a good cheap multi.

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Kirschbaum Gut Feeling: One of the softest multifilaments on the market. Love the playability and feel of this string.


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where can you purchase kirschbaum gut feeling in the U.S.? does kirschbaum have a U.S. equivalent if gut feeling not available in the U.S.?
 

blessingtj

New User
Gut Feeling I purchase from the UK. Touch Multi Fibre you can purchase in the USA and is similar.


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2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Notice how multis give you 39 feet a set but polys are closer to 41! Must be harder to produce for string manufacturers. Just saying.

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PanDa

New User
As a broke high school student, I can assure you that Gosen Polylon 17 is all I can beg for. At a fine price of $41.95 for 17 restringings, it’s the most I can afford.

In all seriousness though, it gives me all I need out of a string. Nothing fancy, but a good quality string for the price.
 

ron schaap

Professional
My customers usually ask for $3 strings - different PP or decommissioned reels of Babolat or Wilson sold at 70% discount. $12 is already expensive, then they go with STB, PTS or Kirschbaum. Some jerks, me included, prefer NG and Max/Alu Power.
I dont understand, why use ngut if you find 12$ already expensive? Furthermore it snaps easily, more so when moist or when playing on gravel.
 

ron schaap

Professional
My top value strings are polys from Pro's Pro:

Black Force 1.14 - $39.70/reel
Plus Power 1.23 - $34.70/reel

But they don't last as long as more expensive strings, so they're good for people who string their own racquets.
Dont wait too long buying them because prices will rise soon of imported goods after the trade war started by Trump. Lol
 

Muzzy

New User
Tour Bite hybrid with Sweet 17. Love this combo and it's so cheap. You get two string jobs for like $15.
Was having issues with notching - I dropped cross tension and increased mains. I'm still getting a lot of snapback, and notching has significantly decreased.
 

Muppet

Legend
Dont wait too long buying them because prices will rise soon of imported goods after the trade war started by Trump. Lol
I think the trade war threat with EU may sort out. They really like our credit card usage. We spend a lot.

But I am planning on re-filling my Black Force reel pretty soon. And the reel of Cyber Power is looking good too. See? We're insatiable. How could they ruin such a good thing?
 

RafaLazer

New User
My CHEAP arse poly of choice is Gosen Polylon 17. Got a whole reel for $40 and lasts me longer than cyclone and RPM :0
 

bcart1991

Professional
My CHEAP arse poly of choice is Gosen Polylon 17. Got a whole reel for $40 and lasts me longer than cyclone and RPM :0
As a broke high school student, I can assure you that Gosen Polylon 17 is all I can beg for. At a fine price of $41.95 for 17 restringings, it’s the most I can afford.

Y'all should check out Klipper's Poly 17ga. It's $28/380' reel and is very similar to Polylon. I've been using it for a few years in a hybrid setup and I like it.
 

Muppet

Legend
I'd like to add Tour Bite Soft 1.20, although I only used it in the mains for poly/Mosquito Bite red and poly/Bab M7 1.25. It was outstanding in both applications. It comes in just under the $ limit at $11.99. Cyber Flash is good enough from a reel.
 

jered

New User
Isospeed Cream. May experiment with hybrids but it’s very stable as a full bed. Great plush, long life, value string.

For reference, I hit heavy topspin and aggressively attack.
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
At $9-something, Cyclone (17g, black).
Yep usually 8-9 bucks a set for Volkl Cyclone in black, but I go in for 16 gauge myself. Use that in the mains almost exclusively with a multi (V-Feel) in the crosses. I love how that setup plays and feels. Usually, I string the poly 3-4 pounds lower than the multi.

30-year-old all court player with a single-handed backhand. My girlfriend tells me my backhand looks better than my forehand, from an aesthetic standpoint. :D
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
which ones? I thought all sets were 40 feet
Yeah, I'm not a string aficionado by any means, but I've never encountered a full set that was any less than 40 feet. I've always had plenty of extra string per set though, even when I cut them in half for my hybrid setup(s),
 

rader023

Rookie
Yep usually 8-9 bucks a set for Volkl Cyclone in black, but I go in for 16 gauge myself. Use that in the mains almost exclusively with a multi (V-Feel) in the crosses. I love how that setup plays and feels. Usually, I string the poly 3-4 pounds lower than the multi.

30-year-old all court player with a single-handed backhand. My girlfriend tells me my backhand looks better than my forehand, from an aesthetic standpoint. :D
What gauge for the V-feel?
 
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