Which syngut plays the most similar to poly?

In terms of response and feel.
Wilson Synthetic Gut Power 15 (1.40mm) strung at high tension (58lbs or higher) feels and plays a bit like a soft poly but with much better tension maintenance and durability. It is a very slick string, but will not have the spin potential of a Wilson Revolve or any shaped poly.
 

lstewart

Semi-Pro
Wilson made a very durable synthetic a few years ago called "Red.. something". I've still got a few sets. It strung up very stiff like a poly, although I'm sure it did not have the spin benefits of a poly. I've got it strung loose in the crosses with a poly in one of my frames, and it is not bad.
 

Doc Hollidae

Hall of Fame
IME, Tourna Quasi Gut Armor, of course it has a strand of poly incorporated in it.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Tourna_Quasi_Gut_Armor_String_17/descpageACUNIQUE-TQGA17.html
Doesn't give you anything close to the bite that poly gives you.

Technically not a poly, but Babolat Origin has some similar characteristics to poly. Same with Head RIP Control.

On the flip side, I feel like Big Hitter Blue is one of the polys that most resembles the comfort/feel of a syn gut.
 

BlueB

Legend
It feel none.
In playability close to soft coplys - Ashaway Liberty for about an hour or 2, but after that not alike at all.

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MisterP

Hall of Fame
Babolat Origin is technically a nylon string, I think. But it's $22 a set. Awesome string, though.
 

aarenes

Rookie
Interesting timing.
I was using the TWU database recently and analyze strings data. On paper, there are quite a few Nylon strings that show similar spin potential as poly strings.

Below are the top 10 of each types. As you can see, nylon spin potential ranges from 5 - 6.4 while polys range from 5.4 - 6.4.

The top 4 nylons - Babolat Origin, Double AR 666, Gosen AK Control and Prince Premier Control all have spin potential similar to top 10 polys.

 
Interesting timing.
I was using the TWU database recently and analyze strings data. On paper, there are quite a few Nylon strings that show similar spin potential as poly strings.

Below are the top 10 of each types. As you can see, nylon spin potential ranges from 5 - 6.4 while polys range from 5.4 - 6.4.

The top 4 nylons - Babolat Origin, Double AR 666, Gosen AK Control and Prince Premier Control all have spin potential similar to top 10 polys.
A Medium swing spèed was used in testing. The numbers might move heavily in favor of Poly strings when long fast swings are used. And control becomes more of issue with long fast swings.
 

Autodidactic player

Professional
Which Hummer has the range of a Prius?
The H2 came with a 32 gallon tank and many aftermarket suppliers would sell you a 20 gallon auxiliary tank. 52 gallons in the H2 might have the "range" of 11 gallons in hybrid mode in a Prius. :eek:

As for which non-poly is most similar to poly, my vote goes with Babolat Origin although, if you are trying to get a little softer feel without losing spin potential, for my money I'd put a thin poly, like Tour Bite 18 or 19 (some prefer round poly), in the mains and a good cheap syn gut, like POSG or Gosen OG Sheep, in the crosses.
 
The H2 came with a 32 gallon tank and many aftermarket suppliers would sell you a 20 gallon auxiliary tank. 52 gallons in the H2 might have the "range" of 11 gallons in hybrid mode in a Prius. :eek:

As for which non-poly is most similar to poly, my vote goes with Babolat Origin although, if you are trying to get a little softer feel without losing spin potential, for my money I'd put a thin poly, like Tour Bite 18 or 19 (some prefer round poly), in the mains and a good cheap syn gut, like POSG or Gosen OG Sheep, in the crosses.
But I really want to get something and hope it'll deliver a not-as-designed experience...

What car should I get that'll drive on water?
 

Dags

Hall of Fame
Same with Head RIP Control.
That's what I use for people bridging the gap between synthetic and poly. Durability is very good for a multi. Power is very low, again for a multi, allowing you to swing out. The strings move all over the place though - lots of straightening required, which drives some people crazy if they're coming from poly.
 

Chotobaka

Hall of Fame
So then... Which Ferrari should I get so I can carry 5 people in the car?
Well, so long as two of them are no older than 8 and another is no older than 5, then in practical terms there are plenty of them - 250 GT/E; 330 GT 2+2; 365 GT 2+2; 365 GTC/4; 365 GT4 2+2, 412; Dino 308 GT4; Mondial; 456GT; 612 Scaglietti; California and, of course the 612HP V12 hatchback FF.

But why settle for anything less than the newest practical Ferrari, the FF's replacement GTC4Lusso - now 680 HP with all wheel drive and all wheel steering to keep that sexy hatchback planted on the road in all conditions.



 
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But why settle for anything less than the newest practical Ferrari, the FF's replacement GTC4Lusso - now 680 HP with all wheel drive and all wheel steering to keep that sexy hatchback planted on the road in all conditions.
That's not a Ferrari.

Everyone knows that true Ferraris only come in a red color.

These fakes just keep getting better and better though ;)
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
Imo.. "Head fxp" is a pretty dead feeling synt gut. It did remind me of poly a bit when hitting with it(when freshly strung). I was looking for Durability. I found what I was looking for. Hope you do to..
 

Muppet

Legend
Once I strung Babolat N.vy 17 black on my signature racquet @53 in a one piece pattern. I was stringing slowly and the coating is slick, so the string got some extra tension on it. The string was so slick that it cinched up pretty tight around the grommets. The black color gave it a dead feel. It probably didn't have as much spin as most polys, but enough for me. And it's on the high side of synguts for stiffness.
 

Karstic

Rookie
It seems to be no longer available, but Pro's Pro Comet Power is the closest I've tried. Much more so than Red Alert, which I have also tried.
 

ProfessorAce

New User
IME, Tourna Quasi Gut Armor, of course it has a strand of poly incorporated in it.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Tourna_Quasi_Gut_Armor_String_17/descpageACUNIQUE-TQGA17.html
Tourna's Synthetic Gut Armor is a syngut that also has strands of poly in it.

It's TWU performance numbers are pretty good; it has a good mix of qualities from different types of strings. For example, the 17G has multi-like stiffness of 157; a poly-like spin potential of 6.1; and syngut-like total tennis loss of 15%. I use it as a cross (with a soft copoly main) and it plays like a poly (because of the spin potential), but is softer like a multi (because the softer stiffness rating).
 

frank52

Semi-Pro
The top 4 nylons - Babolat Origin, Double AR 666, Gosen AK Control and Prince Premier Control all have spin potential similar to top 10 polys.
I can't understand how Origin is listed with high spin potential. I find that not to be the case. Origin is a very nice string but you need good form to get spin out of this string.

Double AR 666 does feel and play like a poly. High level of control and spin. I recommend using the tension settings shown on the packet (around 50#). This string feels like a rock at higher tensions. Generally, I put the AR 666 in the mains (50#) and Ashaway Monogut ZX in the crosses (50#) in a Babolat Pure Drive racket.
 

anhboa2

Rookie
I have got great result with Origin instead, more spin then many polyesters that i've tried.

It gives quite high power though (of course when compared to poly), it's true that you need to swing well to get the best from this string (but isn't it same for every string out there)




I can't understand how Origin is listed with high spin potential. I find that not to be the case. Origin is a very nice string but you need good form to get spin out of this string.

Double AR 666 does feel and play like a poly. High level of control and spin. I recommend using the tension settings shown on the packet (around 50#). This string feels like a rock at higher tensions. Generally, I put the AR 666 in the mains (50#) and Ashaway Monogut ZX in the crosses (50#) in a Babolat Pure Drive racket.
 
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