Call me crazy, but...Focus Hex > Cyclone

Discussion in 'Strings' started by nyc, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. nyc

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    As a loyal Focus Hex 17L user, I recently was looking to switch to a string that offers all the benefits of Hex with a touch more comfort.

    I found Cyclone 18 to be the best alternative and tested 2 sets before "splurging" on a reel. I cut out the test sets after 3-4 hours of play, as I had different sets to test.

    But now having played a few sets of Cyclone for close to 6 hours, it dies a more dramatic and horrible death compared to Focus Hex. It's surprising as Cyclone is being heralded as a better string than Hex by the Playtesters and some Forum Members. I'm just not seeing the superiority.

    Hex in my book is still a better string, retaining more of its bite and spin compared to Cyclone.

    Anyone else experience this or am I crazy?
     
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  2. Hi I'm Ray

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    Crazy :wink:
    Whats most important is that is works for you.

    One of the great but not often mentioned characteristics about Cyclone vs most other polys is that the thicker gauges still feel comfortable, while others such as Co-focus become noticeably harsher feeling (example: co-focus 1.27mm)
     
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  3. Sander001

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    How would you compare the comfort?
     
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  4. sundaypunch

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    It's hard to beat the performance vs. price of MSV Focus Hex.
     
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  5. christo

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    I use it in a hybrid and it definitely is wicked, not as spongy as Cyclone
     
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