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Nanshiki
09-09-2008, 08:17 PM
Which one plays better? Which one is better overall?

superstition
09-09-2008, 08:34 PM
All I can say is don't spend money on Sensation. Spend a few dollars more for NRG-2. It's a far better string. I haven't tried Reaction.

Valjean
09-10-2008, 03:19 AM
Reaction holds tension longer and isn't as frail. OTOH, it's stiffer, and therefore not as comfortable, as Sensation.

Nanshiki
09-10-2008, 03:52 AM
All I can say is don't spend money on Sensation. Spend a few dollars more for NRG-2. It's a far better string. I haven't tried Reaction.

I wouldn't be asking this question if the stringer carried Tecnifibre products.

Il Mostro
09-10-2008, 08:29 AM
Reaction is a very good string for me, especially at the price. Sensation is not comfortable IMO; it is DOA. Not mushy, just dead feeling. Reaction has a nice crisp feel, good spin, good power and holds tension reasonably well. No contest.

backcourt
09-10-2008, 08:46 AM
Sensation is a pretty soft multi, and Reaction is a crisper multi. Sensation is easier on the arm, but looses tension quickly and is not very durable, especially in 17g. Reaction is a nice playing string if cushion isn't your # 1 priority in a multi. I

Bad Dog
09-10-2008, 10:01 AM
Sensation is a pretty soft multi, and Reaction is a crisper multi. Sensation is easier on the arm, but looses tension quickly and is not very durable, especially in 17g. Reaction is a nice playing string if cushion isn't your # 1 priority in a multi. I

All you have to do is string Reaction 3 pounds lower than Sensation, or better yet, 3 pounds lower. That way you get both arm comfort and a crisp string. :)

pmata814
09-10-2008, 10:10 AM
I've never tried reaction but sensation is the worse string i have ever tried!

Keifers
09-10-2008, 11:11 AM
I've used both strings -- and liked Reaction quite a bit ...and not liked Sensation at all.

As others have said, Reaction is a crisp feeling string. I found it is not harsh or uncomfortable, though -- it's just not plush/cushion-y, that's all. It has nice pop, tension hold is very good, and it maintains its playability very well over time. I like it in a softer, flexier frame. It's my go-to string for racquets such as my PS 6.0 95.

The guys at a local tennis shop reckon Wilson came out with Sensation to help people with elbow/arm problems. It's soft and comfy all right, but it loses its playability very, very quickly in my experience. (I guess people with arm/elbow probs can't tell... :wink:) There are a bunch of strings I'd recommend ahead of Sensation.

Nanshiki
09-10-2008, 11:49 AM
I'm getting Reaction on the crosses and BBO on the mains... At 62 and 58.

I hate notching but fraying isn't quite as bad...

PBODY99
09-10-2008, 01:43 PM
Reaction holds tension and resists notching better for me than the earlier Sensation.