Head Sonic Pro Edge

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  1. db10s

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  2. JW10S

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    Been using it for a few months now--great string.
     
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  3. db10s

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    That's good to hear.
    Does TW have it?
     
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  4. JW10S

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    I think it will be introduced in the US early next year, around the time the new Speeds & Instincts are introduced. It's worth the wait though.
     
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  5. Stringers

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    I've got a set I'm about to put in my frame. I've heard it's great!
     
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  6. Stringers

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    Welp guess I won't be trying Sonic Pro Edge. Knicked string breaks while stringing crosses :(
     
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  7. dadozen

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    Just got 2 sets from Head to test. Does anyone has something to say about it?
     
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  8. db10s

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    You will. How'd you get it?
     
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  9. couch

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    I liked it a lot in the new Speed MP. Seemed to fit the racquet really well. Nice crisp feel without being harsh. Excellent spin and pretty good pop. I would probably make this my go to string if I use the Speeds. Would get a nice package from our Head rep so that would help. ;-)
     
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  10. Matchball

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    Sonic pro has been underrated - I have a feeling this new version might correct things :)
     
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  11. cmaimaris

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    Sonic peo is a good string but every 30 minutes the tension is losses about 0.4 kg. you need to restring it every 2 hours.
     
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  12. JW10S

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    That has not been my experience at all. I find Sonic Pro holds it's tension very well compared to most polys. And as I've said I've been using the Sonic Pro Edge for a few months--great string.
     
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  13. Samo

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    I absolutely agree. Plays great first session, then by the next one tension drops intensively. Then it keeps slowly dropping.

    I would also say it is great for 2 hours, then you have to restring it.
     
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  14. pvaudio

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    I think the original is a fantastic poly. As others said, it maintains tension like a porn film.
     
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  15. pvaudio

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    I think it may take more than a while...you hyperlinked the periods :)
     
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  16. dadozen

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    I have a partnership with the local Head brazilian distributor( through my blog, in portuguese though ) and they send me every new release( racquets and strings ) to test.

    Played for a short time this weekend( about 15min ) and although I liked it, I still can't make a general overview.

    They sent me a thick one to test though. It seems to be around 1.30mm. Played very solid from the beginning, but I'm not used to thick strings like that. Need to playtest it further before making a review.
     
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  17. tennis_pr0

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    I play with black widow and love it. I have tried them all and black widow is definitely the best for my game. Does anyone know how this new string compares to black widow? It seems they would be similar...
     
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  18. therecanbeonlyone

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    There was a set included with my RSI magazine in the mail yesterday. It looks cool with its hexagon shape and grey color. That was a nice surprise.
     
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  19. Federerkblade

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    what tension wer eyou playing with edge in the new speeds
     
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  20. Oz_Rocket

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    So my reel of this arrived a few weeks back and I strung up a full bed in my Graphene Speed Pro @50lbs but a combination of rain and illness meant I only got a decent hit last night. Only other string that has been in this frame is the factory tension Sonic Pro 17 and another set of Sonic Pro 17 @50lbs.

    First impression are it definitely has a softer feel and a bit more power than Sonic Pro to the point I'm going to up the tension by 2lb next time. I found that unless I really ripped the ball, my flatter ground strokes and even a few lobs were going slightly long so I had to moderate my strokes.

    Control is just absolutely amazing for a string that to me has a fairly muted almost dull feel compared to the few other polys I've tried. I note that the TW review describes it as "crisp" which may be the case at higher tensions but not for me. Although it wasn't a problem as I could really direct my shots and volleys in particular were so easy to put away.

    Serving flat it was like a cannon and one serve must have been nudging 190-200kph. I've never had a great kick/spin serve but managed a few decent ones.

    Comfort was fantastic and great for my ageing arm! So it looks like a year after my return to tennis and a couple of different frames and strings I've found a great combination that is 95% right for me.
     
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  21. zapvor

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    it seemed stiffer than original sonic pro stringing it up
     
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  22. Oz_Rocket

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    Seemed stiffer to me as well but it played slightly softer. I would have said the two weeks sitting since stringing may account for it but according to Racquetune it only went from 56 straight off the stringer to 50. Which is about the same as for Sonic Pro.
     
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  23. Gee

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    I don't know if the Head Sonic Pro Edge is available into a 1.25 mm/17g version but I noticed the specs into the picture below. Does anyone know more about this one?
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  24. spinovic

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    I've got a set, but haven't tried it yet. I really liked the Sonic Pro.
     
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  25. Gee

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    Do you mean the 17g version? How did you obtain that one?
     
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