quick razor code review

Discussion in 'Strings' started by rafafan20, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. rafafan20

    rafafan20 Professional

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    Razor code was on sale at the TW tent at IW so I picked up a bunch, here are some initial thoughts.

    The two biggest positives are the pop and the slice.

    + The string has a ton of pop on groundstrokes and the serve. Definitely a very lively poly and will allow players to hit some flat serve and forehand bombs. At 53 tension I could feel the ball explode off the string bed.

    + This string creates some nasty slice. On the serve my second serve was moving my opponent all over the court. On the backhand slice I could move my opponent side to side on the court. Also threw in some forehand slice returns. Probably the best slicing poly ive ever used.

    + Feel; I was hitting some nice touch shots with this poly. Hit a few drop shots that stopped on a dime and was able to place approach shots where i wanted.

    - Not as spin friendly as most polys, I'd say its below average for poly spin.

    - There is also a lack of control, it turned my racquet into a rocket launcher when my opponent was hitting a heavy ball.

    So far I'd give it an 8.5/10. I'd say I like it better than black code, and find it more similar to red code but with more pop. I still prefer my favorite poly (solinco outlast) to this but I will play with it more later in the week.
     
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  2. levy07

    levy07 New User

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    what gauge
     
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  3. Nostradamus

    Nostradamus G.O.A.T.

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    Lack of control and lack of spin really turns me off
     
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  4. darklore009

    darklore009 Professional

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    how much did you get the razor codes for?
     
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    ishiun New User

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    same. control and spin is what i mainly look for in a string
     
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  6. rafafan20

    rafafan20 Professional

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    17 gauge, got more control today but spin still below average, got it for 12 a pack
     
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  7. Torres

    Torres Banned

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    Generally, agree with the gist of that. It's a powerful string - more powerful than I imagined. It's beautifully crisp feeling when fresh. It's a 'solid' feeling poly. Its definitely not as 'grabby' or as spin orientated as I expected. That power also drops off with increased hitting. To be honest, I was a bit disappointed with it.
     
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  8. Blitzball

    Blitzball Semi-Pro

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    That is disappointing. The name of the string is "Razor Code." That immediately gives us the impression it's a spin-oriented string.

    How would you guys rate spin generation out of 10?
     
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  9. rafafan20

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    I am really starting to like this string. Although I'd still give the spin a 6-7/10, the power it gives me on the serve and the mixture of pop/feel is really good for my game. Touch volleys can be put on a dime, and I hit 6 aces in a 2 set match the other day! Yes it is a sacrifice on spin but I can still generate enough w/ my open pattern racquet.
     
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