Kirschbaum Touch Turbo Question

Discussion in 'Strings' started by semiwestern, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. semiwestern

    semiwestern New User

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    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?

    Thanks
     
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  2. STRman

    STRman Rookie

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    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.
     
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  3. tomgavin

    tomgavin Rookie

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    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.
     
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  4. semiwestern

    semiwestern New User

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    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.
     
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  5. Steve Huff

    Steve Huff Legend

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    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).
     
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