Dunlop Ice?

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  1. HEADfamilydynasty

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    What do you guys know about this string?:confused: It looks cool but does it perform well too? I'm used to strings like TB or PHT so would this be a good string to try out?
     
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  2. fortun8son

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    Not much feedback on this string yet. It's pretty new.
    Give it a whirl and let us know.
     
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    I'll grab a set and try it out.
     
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    Had a feeling that was the case. Nothing solves that problem like a little personal experience so i'll give it a try. Luckily i've yet to meet a poly i don't like.:lol:
     
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  5. ART ART

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    I am playing with it right now... 8hours playing and still feels like new, but now strings started to move, and are about to break.
    Tension drop wasn't bad after 8hours, and it gives a lot of spin, very close to AluPower-Rough, but with more grab/spin on the ball.
    Racket: Customized Wilson PS-BLX 6.1 95-16x19, strung @ 19/17kilos.
    Very very good string, with a good price.
     
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  6. HEADfamilydynasty

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    Awesome. I'll be using it as a main with Solinco Revolution crosses at 54/50 (is that weird?:lol:) in my tour Diablo mid thats coming on friday. so thats tensions 42/37 lbs right?.
     
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  7. db10s

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    What about the power level?
     
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  8. Torres

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    The price is extraordinary. $65 for a 200m reel?

    Definitely worth trying.

    The Dunlop Juice also sounds interesting though it seems that no one has tried it even though its been out for some time.
     
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  9. db10s

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    I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on a reel or maybe a few.... For me its only $40 a reel.... :) :) :)
     
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  10. Torres

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    $40??? Get me a reel as well! :)
     
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  11. db10s

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    I would if it was allowed...
     
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  12. ART ART

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    If you have already used AluPower-Rough, you will notice almost the same "power", but with more spin/grab, so your ball will land a little shorter at the same tension, so just drop 1 or 2 kilos in tension.
    I use to play with Head ATP Tour balls, and in 1~1.5 hours playing with this string, the balls are "bald".

    I would say this is until now, the best string for spin that I have used, among many many co-polys.
    As for comfort, I use co-polys at a low tension, from 21kilos to 17kilos, according to temperature and racket/pattern.
     
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  13. db10s

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    Thanks... I'm ordering some now...
     
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  14. HEADfamilydynasty

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    Actually i'll be holding off on that:oops:. i had a hit earlier with a friends racket. One of the few people i know over here who even know about gut/poly and now i'm hooked:twisted:. so i've decided to save the Ice for later and replace it with Babolat VS Natural ThermoGut 16 Touch Black in the mains at 52/49. I'll Probably try Ice in my redondo mid once the strings break as they are starting to fray.:)
     
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  15. rafafan20

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    I just ordered a set of the 17. I loved the juice on serves but had a little too much pop on groundstrokes.
     
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  16. db10s

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    What does TT recommend for tension? I normally play with Black Widow at 56.
     
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    I honestly have no idea. BW is a super super soft poly, (If not the softest one there is) so I would recommend a few lbs down to account that Ice might be a bit stiffer. Maybe 54lbs?

    -Fuji
     
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    Thanks, that's what I was thinking.
     
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    Black Widow it's a very soft copoly string.

    Dunlop ICE it's more stiff/crisp than BW, just like AluPower-Rough.
    I would drop from 56 to 50, or 48. Notice that I am using it @38/36 :)
     
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    I have played Juice 17 and really liked it, held tension well, just moved too much on the stringbed for my liking....maybe it needed a few hours to get settled in.
     
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    Hey Art Art! That sounds really intriguing. I do like crisp string. Does it stay crisp, or does the crispness disappear after an hour or two like Alu?
     
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  22. ART ART

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    Hi Torres ;)

    It stills feels crisp after (maybe) 4hours of good tennis ;)
    After that, it became to fray and move a bit, so you have 4 hours of good play with it.

    Notice that it will allways depends on the player and the racket.
    I'm now using a moded Blx 6.1 95 16x19, with a 18x20 racket, I guess it will last longer than this...

    Try it, and let us know about it :)
     
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    I'm going to string it up tomorrow, I'll write up a full review in the next couple days.
     
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    It frays?
    Rather unusual for a poly, doncha think?
     
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  25. ART ART

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    "fray" = "notch" in a poly... ;)
     
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    Ahh...I see. ;)
    Dunlop may have a mid-price winner here.
     
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  27. db10s

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    It sure looks like it. I'm going to stock up on some for the stringing for friends business....
     
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  28. fortun8son

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    16g or 17g?
     
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    A bit of both..... Mostly 17g though.
     
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  30. rafafan20

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    Used the 17 for the first time last night -- can't say I was a huge fan.

    The biggest strength was huge, bouncing up near and around my opponent's head. I never got comfortable with my groundstrokes, although by the end of the session I was dialing in my backhand. Had to scale in my forehand to keep it within the lines. Volley touch was nothing to write home about, and I had some trouble controlling my flat serve.
     
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