Solinco Tour Bite Soft

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  1. tennisnut09

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    Does anyone hit with this string? I saw this new string on tennis.com site. Is it available yet?
     
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    The search function is your friend.
     
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  3. pvaudio

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    I am "dying" to get my hands on a set.
     
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    I have tested the Tour Bite Soft on a few Prestige Mid frames. The Tour Bite Soft color is slightly lighter than regular Tour Bite. It plays very soft somewhat similar to Weisscannon Mosquito Bite, but clearly more bite. It's a bit too soft for me. Unlike other soft poly strings, Tour Bite Soft doesn't have that springy/plastic feel. I get a good sense of where the ball is going on hard hitting. Even though it's very comfortable on hard hitting, I still like crisper feel of Tour Bite 19.

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  7. v-verb

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    Thanks! I was wondering how you liked the TB 19. I'll probably get a few sets and try them out. TW doesn't carry them for some reason so I'll have to look elsewhere

    Cheers

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  8. tennisnut09

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    Thanks for your brief info. I google it and it is available in Thailand for 450 bath. I would like to try it when it comes out in the US.
     
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  9. scotus

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    Which gauge of "Soft" did you playtest?
     
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  10. tennisnut09

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    bumped for update.
     
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  11. JDMasFCK

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    Local store carries them in reels now, Solinco has them all ready to ship but I have no date on when they are coming out to everyone. TB Soft 17G is my go to string now...10x better than the original TB in all categories
     
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  12. tennis_enthusiast

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    What is the retail price on a reel of TB Soft?
     
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  13. JDMasFCK

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    I'm not sure I never asked them about it.
     
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  14. tennisnut09

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    I saw it online from a store in Thailand list price = 450 baht per set. It is around US $14-$15 per set.
     
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  15. lopi

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    I Tried the TB soft couple of months ago and it is by far the best sting ever for me!! Yes it is much softer VS the original TB, not as crisp but very comfortable. If you have litle issue with your arm that string is a lifesaver. I just tried the RPM this week to compare and there are no comparison in my opinion. TB soft all the way. Better control, not mushy after 1 hour, no plastic feel, alot of power. Its gonna be a big winner. My ball was always little short with the normal Tourbite, now with the soft it is couple of feet deeper. I got a reel of 17 soft. If someone wanna try just send me a email. Of course this is my personal opinion about the string and it always depend of your style, racquet, tension etc. Some persons will love it and some won't!!

    NTRP 6.0 and Tourbite soft at 38/40lbs!
     
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  16. Fuji

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    Would you mind mailing me please?

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  17. lopi

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    what is your email?
     
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  18. Sander001

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    What gauges does Tour Bite Soft come in?
     
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  20. JDMasFCK

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    16G and 17G
     
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  21. parasailing

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    Can you send me a set? Since you don't have an e-mail link, just click on my user id and send me an e-mail and I will send you my address. I also have some strings available you might want to try.
     
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  22. SteveI

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    Whats taking them so long to release this string?
     
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  23. lopi

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    tb soft

    They do the soft in 16 and 17. I got the 17. just shoot me a email lpgsurf @ hotmail.com
     
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  24. Automatix

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    So when is this string scheduled for release?

    Also can anyone compare how soft Tour Bite and Tour Bite Soft rate by naming strings of similar comfort? Thx!
     
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  25. parasailing

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    I also waiting for the string to be release as I find Tour Bite to be a crisp string with great spin. I am just looking for a softer poly and hope Tour Bite Soft is the string.
     
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  26. JDMasFCK

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    If you like the original Tour Bite, I think you'll fall in love with Tour Bite Soft.. I know I did :D
     
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  27. Sander001

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    I just noticed that the regular Tour Bite 17g is actually 1.20mm. If that's the case with the softy version, then I may be required to try some after all!
     
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  28. parasailing

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    I didn't like the original because it was a crisp string and look for something softer in a poly but it definitely offers similar playability to Alu Power at a cheaper price.
     
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  29. JDMasFCK

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    I think Tour Bite Soft is about as soft as you can get in a poly without compromising spin IMO....
     
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  30. cluckcluck

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    I can confirm that it is 1.20mm. I got two sets in the mail the other day. I liked the 19g a lot thought it only lasted a couple of hours before I busted a main. I'll be lacing the soft version soon. Should be a good experience.
     
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  31. SteveI

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    All I read is Feb. I know dealers and ProShops seem to have it. I am guessing in the next few weeks. I would think the price would be about the same of Tour Bite "Classic".
     
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  32. Sander001

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    Ok thank you.
     
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  33. parasailing

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    Will there be a 18g or 19g version available as well?
     
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  34. JDMasFCK

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    Nope only 16 and 17
     
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  35. parasailing

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    Okay, glad I didn't buy too many sets of the Yonex Poly Pro Tour string. I want to try this in a gut/poly setup and compare against the Yonex string to see which one is better.
     
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  36. lopi

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    I agree with that! TB soft is really soft but not mushy. It is a good alternative to the hybrid. 17g = 1.20mm
     
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  37. BigT

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    I just strung this up. Looking forward to see how it plays.
     
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  38. mlocke1322

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    It is officially out and available now! Straight from the Solinco FB page:

    TOUR BITE SOFT is now available in 16g (1.30) and 17g (1.20) in both sets and reels! Look for it at your local shop and online to give it a try!

    I'm guessing TW will have it up for sale soon!
     
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  39. kostak

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    Gday Lopi,
    cannot get TBS down under,

    could you please email me
    kostak@bigpond.net.au

    would love to try it out as x with Bab nat gut 17g on mains
    regrds
     
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  40. Torres

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    Are you sure there's no 16L. Seems strange that there's such a difference in the gauges otherwise.
     
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  41. scotus

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    I don't know. TW doesn't even have TB 19, and that has been available for a while.
     
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  42. mlocke1322

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    True. But I think the markets are different. 19g is a pretty small selection of players that would use it. I think TW would be more motivated to get the soft in as soon as possible since there has been much more interest in it from what I've seen
     
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  43. scotus

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  44. Greg G

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    Anyone able to give a comparison between TB Soft 17 and Black Widow 17? :)
     
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  45. SteveI

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    Hi BigT..... how is the playtest going? Insights?

    Thanks!!
     
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  46. rofl_copter3

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    Just ordered a set from tw will be stringing it up as a hybrid as soon as it comes in.
     
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  47. tennis_enthusiast

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    I got two playtest sets from Solinco and used them both throughout the last few weeks. Tension remaining constant, obviously it was softer than my normal set up of Tour Bite 17 mains and Gosen OG Crosses. The response from the string bed was slightly mushier than the solid, crisp feel of regular Tour Bite. I've had problems in the past with my elbow, and I haven't had any elbow fatigue with the new Tour Bite Soft. I felt that playability was almost the same after getting used to the new soft strings. I think the biggest difference for me will just be playability duration. I found a hybrid job of tour bite 17 losing it's feel and pop in under about 8 hours. So far I've felt better playability for a longer duration from the Tour Bite Soft.

    I'm making the switch from Tour Bite 17 to Tour Bite Soft 17. Just ordered 3 reels for myself and teammates.
     
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  48. BigT

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    I just finished it this afternoon; will put up a review soon.
     
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  49. rofl_copter3

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    Just had my first hit with TB soft.

    It is a softer version of tb for sure and naturally more powerful. I didn't play any match play with it but it seems to have good spin and control. I was not a huge fan of original TB just due to the stiffer feeling it had,and this fixes that even though I strung it @ 55/53 in an apd. I will add more later but for now I can say it's worth the money to give it a try.
     
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