Who else prefers cheaper polys to more expensive ones?

rodrigoamaral

Hall of Fame
I'm experimenting with a number of poly's right now, "temporarily" leaving my arm comfortable POG OSs with Kevlar x Zyex strung at 63/63 or so. Of the polys I am using in 12.2oz, 9pts HL 98" 16x19 <66 RA racquets I'm liking Genesis Pro Advantage quite a bit. I have it full bed and hybrided in two rackets, one with Lux 4G in the mains and the other with Head Lynx in the mains. All 56/46lbs. The Head Lynx racquet is comfy but a ball launcher of sorts, the Lux 4G plays "boardy" unless I am swinging for the fences, the full bed of Genesis Pro Adv feels nice on soft shots, hard flat shots and when I am trying to "Sock" my forehand. For me it is kind of hard to ignore that Genesis Pro Adv costs $45.00/660'.
I agree, the Genesis Pro Advantage is phenomenal for the price and it's a very high quality string, very underrated product IMO
 

Roland G

Hall of Fame
Cyclone and many of the Kirschbaum and Weiss Cannon polys are considerably cheaper than the bigger brands and perform extremely well IMO

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darklore009

Hall of Fame
It only comes in reels. It doesnt last as long as Revolve in tension maintenance. I would search else where or stick what you have right now.
 

MrRandom247

Semi-Pro
Ends of the Earth in Perth Australia..

Retail supply & install
Alu Power $50
Blast $40

No wonder why I string my own gear..
Have reels of
Babolat Blast
Spinfire Ignition
Luxilon Adrenaline
Luxilon 4G
Luxilon Savage (lime green)
+ plenty of synthetics, multis & polyester
 
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Mareqnyc

Hall of Fame
When taking cost into account I would ask: Is my performance 5 times better with this string than the other? Probably not. If money was tight I would get reels of Isospeed Baseline or Pro's Pro ( Blackout or Hexaspin) get a tabletop stringing machine at restring every 3 hitting sessions. If you play your cards right you can get down to $1.50 per string job.
 

Doc Hollidae

Hall of Fame
When taking cost into account I would ask: Is my performance 5 times better with this string than the other? Probably not. If money was tight I would get reels of Isospeed Baseline or Pro's Pro ( Blackout or Hexaspin) get a tabletop stringing machine at restring every 3 hitting sessions. If you play your cards right you can get down to $1.50 per string job.
You also have to take into account playability duration. If you have to restring more frequently with a cheaper string, it may not be worth it.

Usually I try and find a reel of poly for $80 or under, that way it's less than $5 a stick to restring myself.
 

Mareqnyc

Hall of Fame
You also have to take into account playability duration. If you have to restring more frequently with a cheaper string, it may not be worth it.

Usually I try and find a reel of poly for $80 or under, that way it's less than $5 a stick to restring myself.
I dont consider any poly playable after 10hrs and thats stretching it. Lots of guys I know (some 5.0's even) play 16g poly till it breaks not realizing its like cigarettes for their arm...
 

MrRandom247

Semi-Pro
I've had Alu Power with string savers in my Head Radical Pro over a year. Too long?
I play 1-2 a week for a couple of hours.
 
I'll preface this by saying that I've used poly string exclusively for the last 10-15 years and prefer it for many reasons (durability, string movement, and overall playability).

I've tried a decent amount of different brands (Luxilon, Babolat, Volkl, and most recently Solinco) but still come back to using Gosen Polylon 17 and more recently Isospeed Baseline 17L. The Gosen and Isospeed are much more comfortable, better feel, more arm friendly, and overall better playability. I just hit with the Solinco Hyper-G and found this string to be a bit jarring and tough on my arm than Polylon of Baseline (both of these feel much better even though they are more the half the cost).

To make sure it's definitely the string difference, I've tried the other more expensive (and most have good overall reviews) strings with the same racquets and stringing at different tensions. I was curious if anyone else prefers the cheaper poly strings?
 

woodje12

Rookie
I would put Volkl in the value category (running ~$7.50/set for most polys on TW at the moment for 4+ sets).

For MY moderate speed/spin stroke, I much prefer their softer poly's (V-Star, V-Torque, Cyclone Tour) versus Luxilon's stiffer offerings (Big Banger, 4G and even Element) at less than half the price but as noted before I'm not Lux's target market.
 

dmcb101

Professional
Tried Genesis Pro Advantage 16G and really like it in my Six.One 95S. I have been playing with Tourna Big Hitter Silver 17G and I break them in like 2 hours of hitting. I am on about 4-5 hours of hitting on these and probably half to 3/4 the way through. If I only need to string 1 racquet per/ week vs 2 that is a win in my book. Pls the string really stiffens up on fast swings and grabs the ball nicely. For 40-50 per reel its a great string.
 

Karstic

Rookie
Tried Genesis Pro Advantage 16G and really like it in my Six.One 95S. I have been playing with Tourna Big Hitter Silver 17G and I break them in like 2 hours of hitting. I am on about 4-5 hours of hitting on these and probably half to 3/4 the way through. If I only need to string 1 racquet per/ week vs 2 that is a win in my book. Pls the string really stiffens up on fast swings and grabs the ball nicely. For 40-50 per reel its a great string.
I picked up a Six.One 95S to try and hit with it a bit late this summer, and am considering a switch. I strung it up with Pro's Pro Nano Vendetta and found that to work quite well for me. I was actually surprised as I feel it to work best in heavier frames, and initially was thinking Black Out would be the better string here. Hope to try that out in the Spring.
 
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