Solinco Tour Bite Soft

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  1. enderx1x

    enderx1x New User

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    Hi TW,

    Solinco just announced on their facebook page that they released tour bite soft. Do you have an estimate on when you will have it?
    Also, is this the same string we play tested last summer?

    Thanks
     
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  2. themitchmann

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    I'd be interested to know this as well.
     
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  3. TW Staff

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    We have it in stock now but need to get it ready for the site. If you call in, customer service can manually place it on an order for you. We have sets and reels in 16g and 17g.

    I don't know the answer to question 2.

    Thanks,
    Tiffani, TW
     
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  4. enderx1x

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    Thanks Tiffany,

    Is it the same price as regular tour bite?

    If you do find out the answer to #2, I'm sure I can speak for many of the people who play tested the string in that we would like to know.

    Thanks
     
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  5. TW Staff

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    Hi Enderx1x,

    I'm pretty sure the price has been set to match the original TB.

    Solinco has been tweaking and improving it since it was playtested last summer.

    Jon
     
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  6. themitchmann

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    Any idea when it will be available on the website?
     
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  7. mikeler

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    Don't be afraid to use the phone man! It was originally invented for talking. :)
     
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  8. TW Staff

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    Yes, the price is the same. $11.50/set and $155/reel. It should be up soon, maybe a week?

    Thanks,
    Tiffani
     
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  9. themitchmann

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    I prefer to see my order, as opposed to talking on the phone. I find it easier to catch any mistakes when everything is right in front of me.
     
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  10. themitchmann

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    TB Soft is up on TW.com
     
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  11. enderx1x

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    Also noticed this, will order soon.

    TW, do you have any plans to get reels of the 17 gauge?
     
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  12. TW Staff

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    Yes, it should be up tomorrow. Sorry for the wait.

    Thanks,
    Tiffani, TW
     
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  13. themitchmann

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    Thanks Tiff! I ordered a couple sets yesterday.
     
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  14. TW Staff

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    OK, all of our Tour Bite Soft product is now visible:

    Solinco Tour Bite Soft 16 (1.30) String 11.50
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=STBS16

    Solinco Tour Bite Soft 16 (1.30) String Reel 155.00
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=STBS16R

    Solinco Tour Bite Soft 17 (1.20) String 11.50
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=STBS17

    Solinco Tour Bite Soft 17 (1.20) String Reel 155.00
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=STBS17R


    Thanks for your patience,
    Tiffani, TW
     
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  15. mikeler

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    If I recall from a post several months ago, there is a way to call in to TW and get reduced shipping if we only order 1 set. Is this correct?
     
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  16. TW Staff

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    mikeler,

    Yes, we do offer an alternative shipping method for small items if you call in. We can do first class mail for up to 2 sets of string for $1.50. Delivery time is usually 2 days to 2 weeks with that method, and tracking isn't available for that service.

    You do have to call us to choose that option.

    Thanks,
    Tiffani
     
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  17. mikeler

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    OK, that is good info. Now I just have to figure out what I would want for my 2nd pack of string. Decisions, decisions...
     
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  18. heartattack

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    Hi Tiffani,

    Is this only valid for tour bite soft only? also ship to Canada @ that price? Thanks.
     
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  19. TW Staff

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    It is for any string, but I believe this is for US addresses only.

    Tiffani, TW
     
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  20. Maui19

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    Holy cow--I wish I had known that a year ago. I would have bought much more string here!
     
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  21. mikeler

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    Agreed, if that were advertised I think a lot of people just looking to try a new string or two would buy. When the shipping cost is the same as the string cost, it gets hard to pull the trigger.
     
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  22. SteveI

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    Yes...same here. I will buy much more string here now that I know about this shipping option. Sometimes I have a customer that wants a string that I do not have on hand. Great info!!
     
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  23. diredesire

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    Sadly, this has been offered for as long as I can remember, but you have to ask for it (generally over the phone). I wish it were advertised more, too.

    MY question is: is this easier to string than regular tour bite? If so, please tell this to all university teams. My fingers still weep from the ITA indoors.
     
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  24. tennis_enthusiast

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    Much softer, easier to weave. I hated stringing full tour bite (regular) as well. The soft stretches quite a bit more than the regular does.
     
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  25. mlocke1322

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    Ditto on that. Soft is much easier to string. With Solinco sponsoring the ITA, I'm sure you saw plenty of Tour Bite over the weekend....my fingers hurt just thinking about it.
     
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  26. mikeler

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    I had a guy stringing it at our annual club tournament and he knows I'm a stringaholic. He said "Come over here and feel how sharp Tour Bite is". I felt it and was thinking man I'd hate to have to work with that stuff!
     
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  27. diredesire

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    Yeah, it's pretty much the only string at the tournament that gave me physical pain. One or two here and there, no problem. Having to string many 18x20s with the stuff... not as fun. I'm curious how soft this stuff actually is. From the product page, it's still a co-poly, I was wondering if it "felt" more like a coated syn gut. I have a buddy who says he'll be ordering some soon, so I'll see if I can't grab a scrap set just to "feel" what this one is really like. I'm not hitting much at the moment, so it's not a very time critical curiosity of mine ;)
     
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  28. parasailing

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    Black Widow is worse than Tour Bite but both are just horrible to string.
     
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  29. mikeler

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    BW sticks out in my memory as not fun.
     
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  30. tennis_enthusiast

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    I've heard that Solinco Revolution is the worst Solinco string to have to string. It feels a lot stiffer to me than Tour Bite, at least from just feeling it.
     
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  31. mlocke1322

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    I've never had an issue with Revolution. I hate Barb Wire. All the twist on it just makes it have bad coil memory and it wants to kink up. Just annoying in general
     
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  32. diredesire

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    Revolution has similar texture to Tour Bite, but it's not as sticky. The reason Tour Bite is such a literal pain is because you have to press down on the weaving string to move it through the mains. This added pressure only increases the friction/rubbing. Barb wire isn't very sticky, so I actually prefer it to tour bite. I strung reels, though, so coil memory wasn't as big an issue.
     
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  33. mikeler

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    Strung up Solinco Tour Bite Soft just as a main string. Getting NVY through the blocked holes it created later was a pain, but stringing the TBS itself was a breeze.
     
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  34. JGads

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    Like this string a lot. Just needs to be strung 3-5 pounds higher than standard tour bite.
     
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  35. tennisnut09

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    Totally agreed. Play regular TB 1.20 at 52. The TB soft at 56 is still soft. It takes a while to adjust to the softness of the TB soft.
     
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  36. canadad

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    Are there any alternative/cheaper ways to ship smaller items to Canada? If not, can there be? I have had items shipped to me before with this method:
    https://www.usps.com/ship/first-class-international.htm
    I would buy more, but with shipping fees, then customs and brokerage fees I do not.
     
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