Technifibre ATP Razor Code

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  1. ga tennis

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    Has anyone tried this 17g string. I was wondering if this string would be a good one to try out in my daughters racket. She currently uses the 17g blackcode. She plays with the wilson 99s.
     
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  2. jackcrawford

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    I prefer the Black Code, to me better in all respects: spin, power, feel, comfort.
     
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  3. JDMasFCK

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    I tried it, and I think it's garbage. It's similar to Kirshbaum Pro Line Evolution but Pro Line Evolution offers more spin, comfort and it's cheaper. Razor Code is just another over priced poly with nothing special.
     
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  4. Roger Wawrinka

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    ^ really? I love razor code 16g, never tried 17g though. But I would go as far to say it is one of the best polys I've ever tried. Just goes to show that it's all personal preference. ;)
     
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  5. Shaochieh

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    The string have great feel and yes it is a bit lack of spin compare to other polys. Different string plays differently and you may have to adjust your swing. The trajectory of this string is a bit higher because of the extra power. If you compare this string to Volkl Cyclone it would be apples and oranges. One is control and another is powerfully comfortable. The Razor Code is feels like a multi\poly hybrid for me. Not spin friendly but sure is arm friendly for me. It may take some time to get used to it but for all court game it is a good string. Kirschbaum is a bit lack of feel compare to Razor code.
     
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  6. Ennismt

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    Razor Code has more pop and probably less spin. I typically play Black Code but just tried out Razor Code for a 3 hour play. Your daughter may have to adjust some to Razor to get the same spin and control the power, I did. I liked it, just different - a well made plush string with good touch like all the Tecnifibre strings I have tried. It will be interesting to track duration of good play with Razor. I get a good 10 hours of quality play from Black Code.
     
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  7. ga tennis

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    Thanks!!!!!
     
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  8. mcnota

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    well tipsy has been playing terrible lately with razor code so id pass on it
     
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  9. sixone90

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    One shank and the string pops. Happened 3 times in 3 weeks. Broke a string after 5 minutes of hitting
     
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  10. willrcboy

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    I think it would be a bit too farfetched to say its garbage, and I believe tipsy recent results is not related to the strings, as he has been using it for a while and has been doing well with it initially.
    It is easy to string and provide comfort power, less jarring than redcode. I hope TW will soon release a fair review on this string. Are we getting a review TW playtesters ?
     
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  11. The Meat

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    Did you try it in a different racquet? It could be a grommet issue if it snaps that easily on a mishit.
     
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  12. zapvor

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    there was a thread on this.........
     
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  13. sixone90

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    No, but I normally don't break monofilaments.
     
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  14. knightnectar

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    I am a stringer for our Club and I have played with all sorts of Tecnifibre String. (it’s all I use now-a-days) My Tennis Background: 4.0/4.5 USTA level player, play with Tecnifibre 320 racquets, and all court player type, with heavy top-spin/power. I play both doubles and singles.

    I use a hybrid string in my racquets normally. Black Code, 17 in the mains and X-One Biphase, 16 in the crosses. I have now switched almost all of my racquets to the Razor Code 17 for the mains except for one. (I keep one black code for control, will explain below)

    Here is what I found and I hope it will be of use to you: I hit very hard and with an extreme semi-western/western grip, RARELY do I break the Razor Strings. I’ve been playing with one racquet for over 3 weeks with this set up, play over three times a week, played in a tennis tournament this weekend against heavy hitters, this string is still holding strong, hasn’t broken yet.
    Pros – Lasts long, holds tension unbelievably well, decent on the arm vs. most other polys/co, LOTS OF POWER.
    Cons – If not strung at the right tension it can hurt your arm (This is true of most polys or co-polys) in order to get the most out of this string you MUST hit out on it.
    Other – This string is not for beginners, as they say on the webpage it’s for the advanced player.

    When I first strung my racquets, I had to back off the tension by about 3lbs to keep it from hurting my arm and to increase the crosses tension over the mains to get more “feel”. Now that I have the string in the zone, all I can say is wow. Best I’ve served power wise in a long time. The string is very responsive; the ball just explodes off it. Using the Hybrid strings 3lbs higher than the mains; I get the feel I need when playing.

    Bottom Line: Playing with the Razor you get more power, less arm fatigue and the strings don’t feel like a board (example, Lux) however, if you lack control and you can’t handle a higher tension, you may want to stay with the Black Code which I use when I need to grip the ball better on Clay (finesse) or in windy situations.
     
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  15. I've just tried razor code 18 in one of my tecnifibre 320's. The weather was awful but first impressions it seems a lot stiffer than my usual black code, more powerful too...the feel I wasn't immediately struck by and the sound off the racket was more hollow and a bit harsh compared to bc...I string it identically with 53 mains 50 crosses...felt waaay tighter. I think I'll prefer it when it gives a little...
    I'll give it a decent run but not sure it's for me. I hate red code with a passion and this it more towards that than bc imho
     
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  16. Sander001

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    What gauge Black Code do you usually use?
     
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  17. Ennismt

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    I thought it was softer and more plush and powerful than black code. I played black code at 48 lbs and razor code at 51 lbs in an APD 2013. A bit more spin with black code, however. Both are comfortable and play well for at least 10 hrs (seems to be the standard). I like both but they do play differently.
     
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  18. 17 usually.
     
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