Solinco Tour Bite

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  1. tennisfreak565

    tennisfreak565 Rookie

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    Should i get this string? If so what gauge is best and at what tension should i string it at? Should i use it in a full bed or in a hybrid? Also is Solinco Revolution better?
     
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  2. Keifers

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    Our answers to your questions will depend on: your age, your playing style (baseline, all court, etc.), your racquet, your regular string and tension, and what you're looking for in Tour Bite.

    Thanks.
     
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  4. tennisfreak565

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    Alright, im 14 in high school, number 1 on tennis team,advanced level, agressive baseliner, looking for pretty much what tour bite says it has but i wondered if it was true. Also is revolution better control wise? And what gauge is best and at what tension. By the way if u really want to kno my hair is brown.
     
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  5. genius24

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    The tour bite is a perfect string for aggressive baseliners looking to get tons of spin and power. You won find a string out there that has as much spin potential as the tour bite. In terms of tension, I would reccommend anywhere from 50 to 55lbs range, but once again this is player dependent and you need figure it out on your own. And yes, revolution offers good control.....
     
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  6. tennisfreak565

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    But what gauge should i use of it and should i use full bed or in a hybrid?
     
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  7. nvottennis

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    I'd say your best bet is gauge 17 in a full bed
     
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  8. Game-Set-MATCH!!!

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    yes get it. u will not regrete getting this string. it has excellent touch pop and feel from the baseline to the net. i am partially sponsored by solinco and personally prefer the solinco revolution. 17 g is best at 58 pounds. i would use it in a hybrid. little more expensive but worth the deal. prob. i would put revolution with babolat excel or wilson sensation. definately mix and match a poly with a syn. gut.
     
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  9. Keifers

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    Your racquet (including head size) and your regular string and tension?
     
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  10. tennisfreak565

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    Prince EXO3 Black 100, my regular string was sythetic gut untill i discovered there are other strings out there, usually i string 55-60.
     
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  11. tennisfreak565

    tennisfreak565 Rookie

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    Has anybody tried the hybrid version with vanquish?
     
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  12. Doubles

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    Wait, you said earlier today that you use Mantis Power Poly...
     
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  13. niketennispro

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    I prefer the hybrid with vanquish it adds more feel but also maybe a little less power and spin, but technique makes up for that haha
     
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  14. downs_chris

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    yes, you should definitely get this string...both versions are good...hybrid version has a little more comfort, but even in full bed form, it's not too bad on your joints...i'm surprised how long it's lasting (in full bed) -- so far i have about 8+ hours (17 gauge in an 18x20 frame) and it's still playing great! i'm definitely sold on it...
     
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  15. tennisfreak565

    tennisfreak565 Rookie

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    What tension do you use?
     
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  16. Marcy21

    Marcy21 New User

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    How long does the 17 gauge of tour bite last for? I was guessing 2 weeks?
     
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  17. GameSetMatch

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    LOL. .
     
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  18. downs_chris

    downs_chris Professional

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    i've been playing with the KBT (so 93 sq. in head) lately -- 54 lbs, full bed 17 gauge tour bite -- that feels pretty firm...i probably could go lower if i wanted to...tension maintenance seems to be pretty good too...if i hybrid it, i'll go 54/56 -- the vanquish feels good in the crosses, but it does have a tendancy to fray more so than when i used gosen og sheep in the crosses...

    i've also been trying out the 18 gauge version of tour bite...i think it plays pretty similarly to the 17 -- make a little extra "ummph" to it...i'm very happy with this string...
     
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