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Comments: I am a former ITF and college player and I currently play with Head Youtek IG Prestige Mid and have
used Luxilon ALU Rough and X-One Biphase and it plays beautiful, but the only thing was it only lasted me 6 hours and peels fast
like gut, So they gave me a free set of the Gamma Glide String to test with Luxilon Alu Power Rough. To be honest, this string
(Gamma Glide) is very stiff after only playing with it for 30 minutes -- my shoulder started hurting and it feels like electricity
going to my shoulder! It was exactly like RPM blast, not soft at all. It did have extra spin but it was hard to hit through the ball
because it had more power than they typical poly strings. Too much vibration that made my shoulder hurt. I strung the Gamma
Glide at 60 lbs. I usually string it at that tension and didn't go any higher like recommended but if I had gone higher it would been
even more stiff on my shoulder! I feel like it did gave me extra spin potential but the ball will leave too fast. After 30 minutes of
hitting with Gamma Glide I cut the string because it is way to stiff for me. I will stick with Alu Rough and X-one Biphase because it
is much softer with a lot of power and a lot of spin -- great feel like gut and you can hit through the ball!
Comments: I strung my Prince Tour 16x18 racquet with Gamma iO 17G at 50 lbs on the mains and Glide at 55 lbs
on the crosses (as it mentions on the package to string Glide 5%-10% tighter). I was extremely happy with the amount of power
and spin that was added to my normal shots. As someone mentioned earlier, my regular hitting partner noticed a significant
difference as he found himself miss-hitting more than usual. I noticed more kick on my serves and more shape on the ball
dipping hard inside the baseline after plenty of clearance over the net. Moving from an all poly setup to a hybrid obviously helped
with feel and I did notice some peeling on the string after about 5 hours of play. The strings are still playing great and have not
broken approaching 10 hours. I'm a 4.5 player with a pretty heavy forehand and flatter backhand. I love these strings and would
recommend them to anyone looking for added power, spin and feel.
Comments: Strung in Prince 105 ESP, 57 lbs in mains with BiPhase1, 62 lbs crosses with Glide. Relative to usual
setup of all BiPhase1 at 57 lbs, there is a noticeable increase in spin and a pronounced increase in power. I have a full swing at
moderate speed and will continue to use. I suspect that big hitters using polys may not like, but suggest that it is worth a try to
see if it helps your game
Comments: I strung my Wilson Steam 105S with Luxilon 4g in the mains at 56 and the Gamma Glide in the crosses
at 62 lbs. This string did not give me anymore topspin than normal -- the balls kept sailing and getting worse. It was a complete
bomb. I cut the string out after just one week of play. It was a total waste of money!
Comments: I strung my Wilson Steam 99S with Gamma Glide in the crosses (55lbs) and and Luxilon Savage (51lbs)
in the mains. There was a significant loss of control compared to my normal setup with Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18 in the mains.
Balls frequently sailed long and feel was almost non-existent. It may be that I should have increased the tension in the Glide
strings above Gamma's recommended 10%, but I'm not willing to spend the money to continue experimenting with this string.
Comments: Not a good first outing with this string. I use the Prince Tour 100T ESP. One racquet with Gamma Pro
Spin at 66 lbs on the mains and Glide at 63 lbs on the crosses. Glide broke before using it. Second racquet with Pro Spin and Glide
both at 66 lbs and it hit okay. I could not tell any real difference than using any other normal string. Doubt I will restring with
Glide again, too expensive.
Comments: Strung my PK 98 with MSV 17 S 50, Glide Crosses at 54 lbs. I've now had 8 hours of play -- no
notching or visible wear yet. My experience: a significant increase in power -- (at least 10% on serves with no loss of control) and
about the same increase in spin production. My opponent last night commented frequently that the "hearvy work" on the ball was
causing him to misshit. Most of the racquet and string hype has little effect on play. However, polyester was a major positive
change -- Aggasi said, after hitting with the early Luxilon that polyester was "either going to be ruled illegal or everyone would be
using it." I'm no Agassi, but have played a long time and this string technology (other brands will certainly bring out their own
versions) is going to be the same, either illegal or everyone will be using it.
Comments: Very intresting string. I find that this actually helps more on flat shots than spin shots. It's a very soft
comfortable string that pockets the ball nicely. Doesn't appear to add any spin on my "normal" shots. Have to really brush up on
ball to feel the "snapping" of main string then it seems to add some spin. Just feels different from all the other copoly strings out
there. Might be worth a try, but not quite as advertised although that might depend on your style of play. Can't comment on
durability or tension maintenance yet.
Comments: I really enjoy this string and it plays really well, but after a 3 hour match I noticed the string was
degrading. Such as little pieces of the string were peeling away. I hope this doesn't result in the string breaking earlier than I had
expected, especially with the price.
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