Why do polys work so good for Pure Drives and Aeros

Power Player

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Why do polyester strings work so good for Pure Drives, Aeros and comparable sticks? What makes it such a successful combination?
Those frames have serious pop so the Poly gives you the spin to control them. Once I finally went full poly in a Babolat I was done and haven't really cared to use anything else. There are a ton of people here who will flip out and say your elbow will fall off, etc, so just be smart about it. If you arm the ball and have suspect technique, this is probably a bad combo. If you are new to tennis, it's probably not a good idea.Once you get to around 4.0 level competition, the bab + poly combo makes a difference. It is a lot like cycling and carbon frames and carbon wheels - if you ride at 16mph, it's a waste of money to get those things. If you are going around 23mph and above, it makes a dramatic difference.

Other thing about poly is you can keep the tension lower. String it at 50#s or so and it will drop to 42 and still be easy to control. The best polys in these frames to me are softer, round polys just because they feel a lot better and will give you plenty of spin. I think comfort becomes an issue with shaped polys and stiffer frames. I just prefer the feel of rounds.

Final point is that you can play with aggressive spin to control the power of the frame. It allows easy access to short angles, heavy spin on serve and an easier power baseline game. The poly gives you back the margins so you won't make a ton of errors - if you have the strokes.
 

beltsman

Legend
Those frames have serious pop so the Poly gives you the spin to control them. Once I finally went full poly in a Babolat I was done and haven't really cared to use anything else. There are a ton of people here who will flip out and say your elbow will fall off, etc, so just be smart about it. If you arm the ball and have suspect technique, this is probably a bad combo. If you are new to tennis, it's probably not a good idea.Once you get to around 4.0 level competition, the bab + poly combo makes a difference. It is a lot like cycling and carbon frames and carbon wheels - if you ride at 16mph, it's a waste of money to get those things. If you are going around 23mph and above, it makes a dramatic difference.

Other thing about poly is you can keep the tension lower. String it at 50#s or so and it will drop to 42 and still be easy to control. The best polys in these frames to me are softer, round polys just because they feel a lot better and will give you plenty of spin. I think comfort becomes an issue with shaped polys and stiffer frames. I just prefer the feel of rounds.

Final point is that you can play with aggressive spin to control the power of the frame. It allows easy access to short angles, heavy spin on serve and an easier power baseline game. The poly gives you back the margins so you won't make a ton of errors - if you have the strokes.
What's your go-to soft round poly?
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Why do polyester strings work so good for Pure Drives, Aeros and comparable sticks? What makes it such a successful combination?
I think cause Pure drives and Aeropro drives are pretty powerful rackets to begin with. and using Polyester string with lower power really tames that power but you maximize the Control. When you do this, power will always be there cause you have inheritantly powerful racket but now you put in the lower power string like Polyester will bring in that Control to make the racket do everything you want it to do. Power racket with Control.................
 

Pete Player

Hall of Fame
There is the woofer-system in the grommets, which allows the strings to stretch and slide more than if the outlets had more square mould between the holes.

I really don't know, if it is the bulged design between the holes or is there some other property to enhance the powerness of the frames. Still, I like the feel of Pure Drive Tour with LXN BB Alu Power 1.25 @27 kg. High tension gives more control to otherwise really powerfull frame. Even 2 kg lower tension and the spin rate goes really high. Probably some more stretching strings wouldn't work as well. Haven't tried many after I found the Luxilons.

And never had an issue with elbow in tennis. That may be due to my poppey-forearm from 15 years of active bowling and sailing before that. Pulling those sheets day in day out in a boat strengthen your gripping muscles. Also I tend to find the sweet spot more often than not.
 

TennisCJC

Legend
The poly helps control the tweener type frames so the player notices the benefit more. But, poly and poly hybrids offer more control and spin in pretty much all frames. And, it isn't just Bab tweeners that benefit. Any tweener or players racket can benefit. I played a 6.1 95 16x18 years ago and it really needed poly mains to tone down the liveliness of the 16x18 pattern.
 

g4driver

Hall of Fame
Cool thanks. That's on my list to check out. Have you tried Cream?
Isopeeed Cream / Technibre HDX Tour in my Pure Aeros feels buttery soft to a guy who had to give up his 2009 PURE Drive plus frames back in 2010.

Was hitting with the new 2018 Pure Drive (not my strings ) but my PA feels softer with more spin. Love to to try a four Frame playtest of the PD, PD+,PA and PA+

Whatever frame stick with, PA or PD, the Cream 1.28mm / HDX Tour 1.35 mm will be my setup. Very soft with loads of power and spin. Feels better than my go-to string of choice the last four years which was cyclone tour 1.30mm HDXTour comes in 1.25, 1.30 and 1.35mm, I just want the thicker version for durability. I string my own frames and the 1.35mm crosses last a month.
 
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