Rip Control

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  1. fortun8son

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    Y'all notice that the price has come back down?
    I guess they couldn't justify the huge jump and I'm pretty sure the sales plummeted as well.
     
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  2. mikeler

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    I suppose it was worth a shot for them. The bad thing could be their original customers may have made a permanent switch to another string by now.
     
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  3. fortun8son

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    Nahh, t'ain't nuthin like RIP Control.

    Love it or hate it. It is what it is.

    I must say that I love Head's willingness to go outside the box.
    Sometimes it fails, like the Crossbows, but they keep trying.
    Their commitment to Isospeed and the RIP Tech goes beyond Austrian Nationalism or corporate ties.
    It's no longer a new technology, but it's stood the test of time.
     
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  4. coolblue123

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    to players, its a great low powered, great spin, holds tension well string. but to stringers, its a challenging product to string with.
     
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  5. 3fees

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    True price drop, they lost there following now trying to get users back..

    :)
     
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  6. sundaypunch

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    Bingo!

    I was buying a ton of the stuff for me and my kids. After the price hike I decided to dump it and won't be switching back.
     
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  7. Geology_Rocks!

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    What are you using now?
     
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  8. saltair

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    Glad to see the price come down, but I love this string for my game and and racquets.

    Such a unique string.
     
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  9. Ross K

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    Why is it this string always feels boardy to me?
     
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  10. mikeler

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    It has no feel in the 16g.
     
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  11. ArliHawk

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    For me, the 17 is a great string, but the 16 is lacking.
     
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  12. SteveI

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    I love the 17G.. but I break it too fast and I am not a string breaker. Very interesting string. :)
     
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  13. newton296

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    usually 16g and 17g feel about the same to me. but with rip control, I must say, 17g feels way better then 16g. :)
     
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  14. coloskier

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    I also agree. By the way, it is a great cross string with a poly main if you are battling slight TE.
     
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  15. NLBwell

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    Well, I don't like it at all, but I'm always happy with a price drop.
     
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  16. scotus

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    Well, the 16g works fine for me.

    BTW didn't the price use to be $5.99 before the recent hike? Someone refresh my memory.
     
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  17. sundaypunch

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    I have switched to a poly / syn. gut hybrid. I'm using MSV Focus Hex Soft and Forten Sweet. Great spin and soft feel. In reel form it comes out to $4.00 which is much better than the price of RIP Control.
     
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  18. Ramon

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    It's apples to oranges. If your arm can't take poly, it's not an option unless you want to restring it every 3-4 hours.

    I just ordered some RIP Control 16 at the new price. I've been breaking too many multis on shanks recently. I'm hoping that RIP Control 16 will pass the shank test. I'll be using it as a main with a softer multi cross like Hexy or PPA. That combination seems to work for me.
     
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  19. sansaephanh

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    I wanna try 17 so bad. I'm almost out of hexy fiber and am looking to experiment again. The price drop is welcomed!
     
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  20. anubis

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    I never liked it. I didn't find it to be low powered. it just frayed too much.
     
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  21. mikeler

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    It's boardy but yet is springy. Very unique string.
     
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  22. maxply

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    I love RIP mains with Quasi Gut or NRG crosses. Great feel nice power and pretty good spin, and most important great comfort for my 45 year old arm!
     
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  23. sundaypunch

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    Yes, I was only answering someone's question, not saying it was an equivalent setup.
     
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