Spiky Shark vs. Tour Bite

Discussion in 'Strings' started by mnguyen, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. mnguyen

    mnguyen New User

    Mar 25, 2012
    Been using Spiky Shark (17g) for a couple years now and absolutely love the spin potential; however, I want to transfer to a string that offers a bit more control. I heard some good things about Tour Bite but have not tried it yet.

    Which string is better?

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  2. OldFedIsOld

    OldFedIsOld Professional

    Sep 7, 2011
    2D plane of existence
    Power: Can't really say if its great or bad, depends on tension.
    Spin: By far the most easy string to generate spin with.
    Control: Awesome because of the spin potential.
    Comfort: It's an arm killer if you don't hybrid it with a softer string or you string low.
    Feel: In a full bed I didn't hit as many solid volleys and half-volleys with it, still good though.

    Hate to say it but I have never played with Spiky Shark, strung it before for friends but never for myself. I worked with a 16g and it was pretty stiff stuff, though it's probably around Tour Bite's stiffness imo.

    I would suggest you try out Tour Bite, the prototype string TW sent out was probably an updated version of the Tour Bite and felt a lot more comfortable. So if you like playing with Tour Bite, you might like it more when they(if they ever do) release that prototype string.
  3. Nostradamus

    Nostradamus G.O.A.T.

    Nov 30, 2011
    In the future
    like Spikey shark for spin but like tourspin for power and feel. but you know what blows away both of these strings ? It is yonex poly tour spin.
  4. Rjtennis

    Rjtennis Hall of Fame

    Aug 16, 2009
    Tour Bite feels stiffer and is LESS powerful in my imo. Its really hard to match Spiky Shark's spin with that extreme profile. Tour Bite probably has better control but not quit as much spin potential.
  5. Federerkblade

    Federerkblade Professional

    Dec 31, 2009
    What tensions do you suggest for 17g full bed and if you hybrid a cross which one and what tensions pls


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