mantis comfort or isospeed control

Discussion in 'Strings' started by buffalobill3, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. buffalobill3

    buffalobill3 Rookie

    Feb 19, 2008
    Which one of these strings feels softer and which has more control and feel?

    Thanks, B Bill
  2. mikeler

    mikeler Moderator

    Sep 26, 2008
    Central Florida

    Both are soft but nothing can beat the softness of the Mantis. I also liked the control and feel better with the Mantis and it is now my string of choice. Check out my detailed reviews of those two strings and a few others in this thread:
  3. The Big Kahuna

    The Big Kahuna Semi-Pro

    Mar 31, 2010
    Southern California
    I agree with BUFFALO BILL. The combination of comfort and playability and VALUE can only be rivaled by two other multis - and I think MANTIS is the best.

    √ Yonex Tour Super 850 Pro 16 String 8.95 / no reels available
    An innovative structure of high elastic multifilament and our exclusive "Power-Spin Coating" that will generate superior spin while maintaining the response and feel of natural gut. A distinctive "Pre-Stretch" method combined with double winding nylon wraps helps maintain string tension and optimizes playability. Noted: Stringforum reports that string plays well at lower tensions (51#). Pro version stiffer with more control.

    √ Mantis Comfort Synthetic 16 String 9.00 / 99.00 reel
    MANTIS Comfort Synthetic has been specifically developed to provide a soft string with gut like feel and playability whilst the special double coating enhances durability. Thousands of micro fibres are compressed and then nano coated to provide a core with superb feel. This is covered with highly durable monofilaments before the string is coated by a special elastic resin bonding process.

    √ Tourna Quasi Gut String 17 8.06 / 99.00 reel
    RSI reviewed: Our playtest team found Tourna Quasi-Gut 16 impressive even for a soft nylon, giving it ratings in the top 20 in four separate categories: 5th overall for Touch/Feel, 6th overall (tie) for Playability, 7th overall (tie) for Comfort, and 11th overall (tie) for Power. Bolstering these results are the teams’ well-above-average ratings for Tourna Quasi-Gut for Control, Spin Potential, and Tension Retention. As a result, Unique Tourna Quasi-Gut 16 is tied for 16th overall out of the 140 strings we’ve playtested to date for publication. Additionally, our playtest team told us that Tourna Quasi-Gut 16 doesn’t sacrifice playability for durability or vice versa.
  4. ManuGinobili

    ManuGinobili Hall of Fame

    Jun 4, 2009
    Big big props to the Mantis synthetics... I'm testing the Power poly/comfort synthetic setup at the moment and it packs some serious power (yet controllable).

    Before that, I tried a full job of the Power synthetic in a low powered PB9 and was very impressed... probably best full multi job I've ever tried.

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