Gosen Polylon 17 660' Reel Black Customer feedback
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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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