New Version of Volkl Cyclone?

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  1. D-money

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    Just picked up a demo set from the local shop here. It appears to be made by volkl and the rep apparently said it was an update to cyclone. It is a 17g and appears to be twisted as well as gear shaped. Very very soft to the touch. About to give it a hit. Has anyone heard of an update to Cyclone?
     
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    This is a very very soft poly it is red ( no not pink ) and very elastic. More elastic feeling and comfortable than BHB7 which I think is a great string. It is medium powered so far and provides good spin as well. I'm impressed so far. I normally don't care for twisted strings but this is pretty cool. I'll post a full review when I'm done but the initial impressions are good. Although after hitting with it I would recommend higher tension than you would normally string a poly by about 3 lbs.
     
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    my wife has it crossed with a syn gut...both pink.
     
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  5. D-money

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    Yeah this say's "volkl cyclone tour" Doesn't look pink. Dull red.
     
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    Do they all say tour? I don't think I've ever looked.
     
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    Do not like the regular Cyclone
     
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    Agree, it is very low powered string but if they can put some more ump on it, it wil help a great deal.
     
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    It is much more powerful than most polys I've used. I've only had one hit with it and I'm going to hit today so I'll get a better idea because I had combo practice last night and I had never hit with any of those guys before so it is a little tougher to guage the feel. Can anyone confirm whether or not Cyclone says "tour" on it or not?
     
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    Powerful WOW. because only complaints that people had was it was little too low powered. Spin is insane and feel, i am not sure.
     
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    Well it feels more powerful than the BHB7 that I just had in this racket at the same tension which is 52 lbs.I would consider BHB7 medium powered. It is also softer. No one in my office has called it pink after looking at it so I'm almost certain that it isn't the pink version. I also don't think it feels like the Cyclone I remember using which was much less lively. Maybe it doesn't come through on the pic I posted but it is clearly twisted also.
     
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    No Dmoney, it definitly comes thru and it looks AWSOME. it is like twisted hurricane like made by Aliens from outer space. How do you think it compared to more popular strings like Babolat Pro hurr tour or BB alu power strings ?
     
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    I'll have to keep hitting with it. I have maybe 2.5 hours of doubles with it and I never feel like I'm hitting out in doubles.
     
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    That is the question i had. How do you think it performs in doubles where serving and Volleying is critical. and topspin lobs are important too. how does it volley ?
     
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    I find the balls sail with Cyclone and it was not as arm-frienly as several other polys. Great crispness and feel at the net though
     
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    I served excellent last night I usually like a little free power from racket and string combinations so I can focus on being relaxed and fluid on serve. I don't know if I was just having a good serving night or this string was the catalyst but I was on fire. I had the opposite feeling with my volleys as they were hard to control. They felt off in general though so again tonight will be a little better window into the true performance because I'm hitting with singles with someone I've hit with a million times.
     
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    Played some of the worst tennis of my life tonight. May need to go back to my normal setup just for sanitys sake. This string is too powerful at this tension.
     
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    Do you think the textured surface hurts your capabiliity to volley ?
     
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    I personally felt volleying was the best thing about this string
     
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    My normal setup is just much lower powered. This tension of 52 is just too low for this string I went with this tension expecting it to be a low powered poly but it is not. My normal string solinco revolution shines at 52 or even lower in my stick. After a drop in tension it's just uncontrolled power
     
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    So apparently I wasn't crazy and this string is now available/
     
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    Hahaha yeah I just ordered two packs so I can give it a go and compare it to my other stick string with the original Cyclone. I'll make sure to raise the tension though by 5lbs to avoid the uncontrollable power you mentioned.
     
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    I had just used Big Hitter Black 7 at the same 52 which was probably a little too low for that string as well but this was much more powerful. Very soft though (partially due to the tension I'm sure) and very spin friendly. I ended up cutting it out pretty quickly but I can't really fault the string for the way it played because it was clear that the tension was just too low.
     
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  25. bngnhal

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    I use the black cyclone strung at 51, so i got a few sets of the Tour to check them out.....the ball catapulted off of my stringbed, i could not keep it in the court....so i strung it up 2 lbs tighter and it played much stiffer, but settled down a bit......i would recommend going a lb. or more higher than what you are used to, but i guess that would also depend on what you would normally play with
     
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