Tier One Firewire

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  1. Stringers

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    Anyone tried it? Tier One was gracious enough to send me a set of 17G a couple weeks ago and strung it up tonight. Can't say I've ever strung or played with a triangle shaped string. Stuff feels like weed eater line, super sharp edges! Should provide some good spin. Bright red in color, looks pretty cool with my Angell frame and red grommets/grip.

    Strung up at 52/48. Very similar to Cyclone tour, IMO. Nice soft feel, the color's nearly identical. Looks like a Twizzler haha. We'll see how it plays!

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  2. EastAngels2014

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    i have a set of this also was wondering what it was like aswell
     
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  3. cluckcluck

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    It's pretty sweet. It pockets nicely and gives a comfy spin. It's not crazy spin but it's abundant so it's effortless.

    For a poly, it's pretty comfortable, not very stiff but not mushy. It's low powered for sure. I found control was 6/10 which isn't bad but I struggled finding my range.

    I quite enjoyed it, overall 7.5/10
     
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  4. Stringers

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    Sweet. I figured the spin would be pretty good with the sharp edges. I can tell it's going to be pretty soft, even right off the stringer last night. I don't normally play full poly, so I'm excited to see how it does tomorrow night!
     
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  5. cluckcluck

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    For sure let us know how it goes! How did that Clarke string work out by the way?
     
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  6. nycoara

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    I tested last two month.
    Very soft poly, good spin but low power,,
    Good enough tension maintain.

    My best Tier one string set, more than Tour status.
     
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  7. Stringers

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    Still haven't tried it out haha. That's up soon.
     
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  8. Stringers

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    Well, just logged 2 hours with the string with various light and hard hitting. No match play. Feel like I hit the ball really well tonight.

    I have to say I really really, enjoyed hitting with this string. Cluckcluck and nycoara were pretty spot on.

    For me, a lot of how I rate my strings is the feel on impact. I generate plenty of spin on my own, so I don't put too much stock when comparing strings. But Firewire definitely did what it was supposed to do as far as spin goes. Spin was effortless, didn't have to work for it. I was very impressed with several shots I really went for and generated some extra RPM's, I could really see the ball dip and take a huge kick. Like I said, I don't put a ton of stock in spin potential, but Firewire def didn't disappoint.

    I've mentioned before that I normally play Poly mains with Multi crosses, just because I haven't found a full poly set that I've been crazy about and like the softer feel multi crosses provide. But this was the first full poly setup I really, really liked. I was worried about it feeling mushy when I strung it, but that wasn't the case at all. Like cluckcluck said, sweet ball pocketing, very comfortable plush feel. With a good swing the string feels awesome.

    That's all I'll comment on for now. Liking this string a lot right now, we'll see after a few more hitting sessions how the tension holds. I'll probly play them till they pop, so we'll see how many hours I get out of the 17G.
     
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  9. cluckcluck

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    Great to hear! I'm glad you liked it. I'm sure you can agree with me that this could be a contender for a "must try" poly. The next time you hit with it, I think you'll like it much better :)
     
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  10. Stringers

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    Definitely! Like I said, I'm not much of a full poly player but I could see myself coming back to this set soon!
     
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    Logged another couple hours on the set with various hitting and a set of doubles tonight. Contrary, I've had no problem finding good pop from the string. I did string it low, and I'll check the tension tomorrow but still has a good lively feel, with good spin and control. Definitely softer than Friday.

    We'll see how the spin changes the next couple hitting sessions as the edges wear.

    FireWire- 4 Hours.
     
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  12. TierOneSportsOfficial

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    Thanks for making the effort of reporting about our T1 Firewire co-poly. We would be interested if you could draw a comparison to any other co-poly string currently on the market. We hear a lot that our Tour Status co-poly plays similar to RPM and Blackcode but it appears that people are having a difficult time comparing Firewire to another string.
     
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  13. COPEY

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    Personally, I don't see that as a bad thing; distinction is good, especially amongst the hordes of poly strings out there.
     
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  14. Stringers

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    No problem. A big thanks to T1 for the samples as well. Honestly, I mentioned it, but it just felt like a much better Cyclone Tour. Like this is how CT was supposed to feel haha. But T1FW out performed the Volkl in pretty much every category. It's hard to make a comparison, there's not many strings quite like it.

    Hopefully I'll be going back to FW in my next set, but I'll be trying 18G. Can't wait!
     
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  15. Grandslammer7

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    Sorry to dig this up but can anyone compare this string to RPM Blast?
     
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  16. cocarrot

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    Did anyone here try to hybrid T1 Firewire with a slick poly like Mosquito Bite, Co-Focus or Red Devil in the crosses? Or do these strings perform much better in a full bed? Any feedback would be appreciated.
     
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  17. henweezy

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    I too would be interested in knowing how this performs with a hybrid of firewire mains and a slick poly vs a full bed. bumping this thread back up!
     
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  18. Tennisspieler

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    I am currently using a hybrid of T1 Firewire 1,30 mm mains / Pro's Pro Red Devil 1,24 mm crosses. It makes the stringbed a bit plusher compared to a full T1 Firewire setup, since Red Devil is softer than Firewire. That being said, I have never observed any arm discomfort with a full setup of Firewire. It seems to be one of the more comfortable offerings among the stiffer poly strings.

    The main reason why I switched to the Firewire / Red Devil hybrid was notching. With its three sharp edges, (a full bed of) Firewire causes considerable notching after about 2-4 hours of playing. Let me say that the notching didn`t cause any durability issues for me, in fact, Firewire lasts 8-10 hours even on clay courts with heavy topspin hitting. However, around the 5 hour mark, the notching usually begins to hinder string movement, and I feel that the mains are somehow locked in the grooves of the crosses. Switching to a slick round poly like Red Devil in the crosses solved that issue for me.

    Spin and durability have not been affected by the softer cross string, at least not that I could notice. I usually cut my strings out after 7-10 hours of hitting, so longevity hasn't been an issue for me. The spin level of the hybrid is great, as it is in the full Firewire setup.

    I let some other players at my club hit with my setup and they liked the blend of power, control, spin, ball pocketing and comfort.

    I still keep some of my racquets strung with a full bed of T1 Firewire though for competetive matches, in case I face a hard hitter against whom I need a maximum of spin and control to reign in the power of the incoming balls.

    Hope that helps.
     
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