Solinco Tour Bite Review.

Discussion in 'Strings' started by J011yroger, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Matchball

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    Worked really nice on a 18x20 pattern with Titan in the crosses for me. On one of my Dunlops Bio 200. (1.20 gauge for Solinco, 1.25 for Titan, obviously strung higher)
     
  2. Ennismt

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    I am going to hybrid Tour Bite 17 with Typhoon grey. I will be trying Tour Bite mains/Typhoon crosses and vice versa.

    I have played both in full beds. I like the control of Tour Bite but the power and comfort of Typhoon, and probably more importantly, I have a lot of both strings and want to use them. I could probably adjust tension and use one or the other...but since I have both I thought I'd experiment a little.

    Should be interesting. I'll string Typhoon at 56 and TB at 51.
     
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  3. tennis_enthusiast

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    I've been playing with Tour Bite 16L for the last 5 months or so. I'm almost through my reel of 16L and will be using 17 gauge next. This is the best string that I've ever used. I love to hit heavy topspin and this string makes it very easy. I use the Pure Storm GT leaded to about 11.6 ounces and string up tour bite at about 52 lbs. I love the set up, and a fresh set feels amazing. I'm planing on using this string for a long time.
     
  4. Chace

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    The first time I tried tour bite was in a pog mid at 57lbs. I did not really care for it. I think I may have strung it a little too high. I have since changed from the pog mid to the tec 320. I strung teh tec 320 with 17g tour bite at 52lbs and it feels great. Great bite and good pop for a poly. Honest string bed.
     
  5. rst

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    it doesn't do much once it goes dead......

    what is a dead poly string??

    if it isnt broken is the string stretching more than when new???

    what does dead mean??? tension loss??? something else???
     
  6. rst

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    i put 18g tourbite on a oversize wilson racket at 60lbs.


    it gave excellent bite on top and slice backhands but seem to stick in the strings a bit long on forehands and go long. my attempts to adjust on forehands put the ball short with little power but still plenty of spin.

    and after maybe ten hours of play time (not all at once) forehands popped loudly and generated some spin but poor accuracy.

    additionally, do poly string recover?? does it go soft for a bit after hours of play and then return do a tighter state??
     
  7. rst

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    any reason why i would get less control scenario

    i recently purchased an alternative racket.

    it is a discount oversize wilson racket called a hyper hammer 6 hybrid.

    the racket says it is 10.8 ounces and 7hh. it does feel very head heavy and i can generate very good baseline pace with it.

    it has factory 16g strings...they appear to be syn gut wilsons of some type....no tiny filaments at all.

    is it likely that a (quality) 17g syn gut put a tad tighter on this hh racket would give me even batter control??


    i can understand more spin but i am wondering teh the ball would stick to the racket a bit longer because the thinner strings would cut in the ball surface easier...or...would the thinner strings flex more (especially on a 110 sq in) thus creating a softer/more stretch stringbed and less-controll and nearly equiavlent power?????


    thanks
     
  8. rst

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    my goal is to keep the good pace and power but to have that coupled with additional spin for better depth after ground contact.
     
  9. Lambo

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    dead poly generally loses the freshness and the bite they had when first strung. also the qualities of that string (what it is known for) goes away when they are dead. One clue. Also does not snap back.
     
  10. Winners or Errors

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    OK, so I slammed Tour Bite earlier in this thread, and I stand by the fact that I hate it in my 4D100s, but of course I try it in a different racquet, the M-Fil 200, and it works wonderfully. Same setup, Tour Bite mains and Dunlop Hexy crosses, but in the heavier racquet with the denser string pattern it simply worked as advertised and expected. I guess the lesson here is that the racquet has a lot to do with how the string performs, something I knew but was not expecting to experience so dramatically. YMMV.
     
  11. Pickle9

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    and that'll be last time you tell me to "string it with whatever" muahhahaha

    surprised about the big hitter rough though
     

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