Gosen Polylon 17 660' Reel Black Customer feedback
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Comments: Yellow definitely has slightly more pop and a little more feedback/feel than the black. But both black
and gold colors are on the lower end of power spectrum so this is great for those with big, long fast strokes. Very controllable and
durable string and really on par with the playability of other durable polys. I string in full bed and in hybrid with syn gut and the
stuff is great either way.
Comments: I string my Wilson Classic ProStaff 4.2 si 95 at 55 lbs with a hybrid of this string on the mains with
Gosen Protuff nylon in the crosses at 55 lbs. I liked the Protuff nylon but it locks up too quickly. I get very nice power and control
and playability with this set up. There is a break-in period though for these strings but after it breaks-in, these strings play really
well with crisp power. Spin is okay but I'm developing my strokes for doubles so I'm flattening out my strokes for power anyway.
I'm a 4.0 doubles player. I won't say that these are the best poly strings I have ever played with but for the price it is the best. I
still like the Wilson Spin Cycle for my match plays because of the enhanced ball bite which gives me extra control and spin, but the
Polylon is a great backup string I use for practice. It is softer than the Wilson, but I just wish it had a little better ball bite.
Comments: I have been using Polylon 17 for several years now in a Wilson BLX Tour 90 (Federer). My NTRP rating is
5.0-5.5 and I'm a former competitive player. Currently, I average about 2-3x/week with very hard-hitting players. These strings
are extremely long-lasting, much to my surprise considering how thin they are (17 g). For reference, I usually break 16g Syn Gut
in about 2 weeks. So far, my current string job has lasted about 2 months and I may get another month. Incredible playability with
durability that rivals the old Prince Kevlar hybrids (remember Problend?). And at a great price point, you can't ask for more.
Comments: I've tried this string in many different combinations and found similar results throughout. This string
produces significantly more spin and a soft poly feel. It plays extremely well for the first 15-20 minutes than quickly dies and
feels like a rubberband. While hitting serves with a hopper, the string becomes noticeably dead by about 100-120 serves. There
is great appeal with the price but at the end of the day, I don't feel that it's worth it. I'm 39 years old and a 5.0 rated player,
former D1 player, and a stringer for 20+ years.
Comments: OK string, but very stiff and hard to string. Good spin and tension mantanince but too dead for me.
Comments: Very durable, low powered poly at a great price point. Black is more muted feeling but gives great spin
and feel. I strung this for a guy who was chewing up other strings in days and now he is getting weeks out of the string. It is
lower powered so may need to drop tension a few lbs but it does lose tension after first hour or so of hitting with full stringbed.
So if you can live with the break in period that is a little harsh, tension will be fine. It doesn't have the pop of RPM but spin is
similar and durability is a little better. But at a fourth of price of RPM, cant go wrong with it. I highly recommend it.
Comments: I am a solid 5.0 player and have tried many strings, and I will tell you that this string is awesome. One
of the top NCAA players I coach at times recommended it to me and I intially laughed at it! I tried it and now I love it. Yes it looses
tension fast, but for a few matches or for practice, it is perfect! It is my main string, but sometimes I combine it with RPM balst. If
you are looking for a very comfortable string that is cheap, this is a good one to try. If you are a good player, dont listen to what
some bad comments say here. Trust me you will not regret it!
Comments: I tried this string to see if it was a less expensive alternate than Luxilon or Topspin Cyberflash. I'd say
the string offers pretty decent pop for the first 15 minutes of play then you notice a quick deadening of the string. It's the worst
poly that I've tried.
Comments: I read the reviews here and bought this string based on the positive feedback. I think this is the worst
string I've ever played with and I've been playing for 30 years. My son is a college player and his comment after trying them was
that it is unplayable.
Comments: Probably one of the best polys on the market based on performance and price point. It is very soft so
my elbow does not hurt. I have elbow issues, so I am sensitive to harsh polys. I strung it at 53 lbs on a Head Youtek IG Radical
Midplus. It has good control and spin.
Comments: I've been using this string for years and it has nice pop, topspin and it doesn't break. I do have lots of
control but be carefull, don't let it touch the water, if it rains, it loses a lot of tension. I recomend this string for the main and a Syn
Gut for the crosses if you have a mid-speed swing but I am using my Head speed MP 18-20 full poly 50 lbs. and it is very very
Comments: Strung this on a Wilson nTour at 55-60lbs. You need solid contact and racquet speed for these strings.
They are incredibly stiff and will kill your elbow if you aren't regularly hitting the sweet spot. I think a 5.0+ player can handle
these strings. On my good days, these strings are the best, but playing average or below, feels like I need herculean strength.
Overall, I would recommend to advanced players with full strokes.
Comments: I have used ALU Power Rough for many years, I gave Polylon a try as I wanted some more pop (haven't
been happy with any hybrids) and a thinner gage poly might do the trick. I've been hitting heavily with it for two days and
absolutely love it. I love the extra pop and spin. My 2 handed backhand is finally doing some damage. Slice is slicier, top spin
forehands and serves have more action on them. If I have to restring every week to maintain this, it will be worth it.
Comments: I've used this for several years on the mains or crosses, but on mains especially where it will pocket
nicely. I use a soft type in the crosses like Gosen Sheep or Gosen SP (now called Polyquest) at less then 50 pounds tension. It's
extremely economical. I restring often and get great performance.
Comments: I have been using this string for over a year now, and I
absolutely love it! I used to pop Babolat polys in weeks, and when I
tried these strings (mainly for the price) I was pleasantly surprised.
They last me at least a month of intense hitting (10-12 hours a week),
and they have an amazing and genuine polyester feel. If you are a big
hitter spending a lot on strings, I highly recommend you give them a
try. And if you don't like them, its only $3!
Comments: I have been using these strings for the past couple months. The strings
play well, good spin, can hit deep, decent control, but the feel of the
string is horrid. When I used it with my Wilson BLX Tidal Wave, it didn't
bother me too much, but when I switched to an AeroPro it started to bug
me a lot. Also the string power dies after a couple of days, but
the strings do not break. I would recommend this string to a person that
strings their own racquets but has a tight budget. (I strung at various tensions all with very similar results)
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