View Full Version : Kirschbaum Touch Turbo Question

09-30-2004, 11:22 AM
I really like Kirschbaum Touch Turbo 17 (1.25).
The only problem for me with that string is durability it lasts only 2 weeks.

Are 16L (1.27) and 16 (1.30) much stronger?
How is feel and topspin with thicker Touch Turbo?


09-30-2004, 03:19 PM
I have used 16 but not 17 ga. It lasted quite a while and I noticed that when it started to turn color in the center, it started losing a bit of it's punch. It didn't break though. A couple of my female friends that are playing it have had it in their racquets for 6 months or more. I liked it a lot too but I like Lux ALU even better. It lasts longer.

09-30-2004, 04:00 PM
I've been using Touch Turbo 1/25 and have had little problems with durability. I have a semi-western forehand and hit a pretty hard ball. Check out what others say on stringforum.net. There's a lot of info on TT.

10-05-2004, 05:55 AM
Maybe I have problem due to an open string pattern (16x18).
I can expect that 1.30 will be much harder but what about 1.27?
I guess I have to try it one racquet with 1.25 and one with 1.27.
I used to play with TiMo 17, BB Ace 18, and Alu Power 16L and liked it but after I tried Touch Turbo they all feel harsh. I am spoiled now.

Steve Huff
10-05-2004, 11:17 AM
I just put it in a guy's Triad 2.0 125sq in frame, and it hasn't shown any signs of loosening or breaking yet (3 weeks now). I dropped the tension 6# (from 56 to 50) and he said it feels just as tight as it did before (using Prince Perfection).