Tierone Sports string?

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  1. cluckcluck

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    Have you guys/gals heard of this brand? Tier One Sports? I'm currently testing their Tour Status in 17 and so far I like em. They're semi soft, good spin, and after about 4 hours they seem to be holding tension pretty decently. Best part is that they're affordable ($8).


    Check em out.
     
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  2. Doubles

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    Looks interesting. Keep us posted on how it preforms over the life of the string.
     
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    Just checked out the website. There is a way to try out the string for free!!All items are free shipping to con us.

    They say that when you buy a reel or a pack of 30overgrip, it came with one free extra set that is seperated from the reel, so you can try out the set first.

    If you dont like the set, you can return the reel with full refund.This is the same with the overgrip.
     
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    This is what i am talking about

    "WHAT IS YOUR RETURN AND REFUND POLICY?
    ENJOY RISK FREE shopping: We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee policy for first time string reel and Tru Tack overgrip buyers! When you buy a tennis reel from us for the first time, we will send you one additional string set for FREE. Similarly, the first time buyers of 30 pack Tru Tack overgrips will get one additional grip. You can use the extra FREE string set or overgrip to test our product. If you are not 100% satisfied with the quality, you can return the reel or 30 pack of overgrips and receive a full refund! We, of course, cannot accept returns or refunds on strings or overgrips that have been opened or used. If the product you ordered was damaged during delivery, we may be able to offer you a replacement. "
     
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  5. cluckcluck

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    Ok, so you have to try the string. It feels really nice and I feel that it's comparable to black widow (though a little softer). I got a good 7 hours before they snapped, though the tension remained playable for the remaining few hours left.
    Spin production, not too shabby, I had to muscle it a little bit to get the extra "umph" but it was nice and heavy.
    I was pretty impressed, I'm not going to switch over exclusively, though it is a very nice alternative to BW and RPM.
     
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    Ooh, a new multi to try...
     
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    Their polys sound interesting, I just don't know if I want to start the cycle of string testing again...
     
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  8. cluckcluck

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    I have extra sets, want to trade?
     
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    Thanks, but I'll pass. I'm still getting used to a new racket and I really want to work o my game right now rather than worry about strings. Thanks for the offer, though.
     
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    No problem.
     
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    As you can see by our forum name we are the official representatives for Tier One Sports . We just found this post and thought since it is dedicated to our brand we stay ready to answer anybody's questions about our tennis strings. Due to tennis warehouse's forum policies we have to be very careful NOT to market our products with any of our posts. Thus we will try to keep all our responses very basic in this forum. For more detailed responses/inquiries we suggestion to communicate with us through email or facebook.
     
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  12. ewberner

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    Softer than Black Widow?! That has to be pretty soft for a poly...
     
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  13. TierOneSportsOfficial

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    A quick reference point with regards to the Tour Status string softness/stiffness: Players usually provided us with the feedback that the string is a bit stiffer than Tecnifibre Black Code but a bit softer the the Solinco Tour Bite.
     
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  14. TierOneSportsOfficial

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    yes, thanks for noticing. I think its time to update your list of multi's in your Mikeler's multis thread! :)
     
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    What other multi does it play most like?
     
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    For quality control we let players who usually play NXT Tour test this string. Due to their favorable response we decided to add the Triumph string to our string series.
     
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    OK, thanks for the info. I'm not a fan of NXT but do like NXT Control. I have not tried NXT Tour yet.
     
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    Thanks for the offer. I may take you up on it soon. Right now I'm playing very well with my current setup so I hate to change at this moment.
     
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    Who am I kidding, I'm a string addict. How do I contact you?
     
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    Haha mike. Broke under the pressure. Should I call your rehab officer?
     
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    I was going to report to TW that someone hijacked your Username and Password.

    I see you got your account back.
     
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    Interested in the Tour and Triumph..
     
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    You guys made me chuckle. :)
     
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    No need to post the link, it was listed earlier in the thread. I'm also fairly handy at this thing called Google. ;-)


     
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    Too bad Laserfibre SNPS is not available, otherwise that would be the gold standard. NXT Tour isn't a bad string but not in my top 3.
     
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  29. mikeler

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    How is NXT Tour compared to NXT or NXT Control?
     
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    NXT Tour is a bit more crisp than NXT so you might not like that and you know I prefer crispy over soft multis. I didn't try NXT Control so can't comment on that one.
     
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    NXT Control is crisp, too. Good durablility because of the poly bundles they put in there. Plays similar to a hybrid without hybriding, but with a little less spin.
     
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  32. mikeler

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    I found NXT to be a little too stiff for my liking.
     
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    Has anybody tried to string their racket with a poly at a super lower tension? Like it the low 40s? I just recently tried it with our Tour Status string. The result - amazing ball pocketing, good spin, great control. It felt that the ball could never go out. Even on miss hits the ball found its way into the court. Of course, this is not necessary string dependent. We know of players who usually string their racket with Solinco Tour Bite at 55lbs, strung it at 44lbs and they loved it! I would recommend this setup for players with fast racket speed and average to high spin development.
     
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  34. cluckcluck

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    I typically string at 44. I strung up your string at 46, it was very nice.
     
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    Are Tier one polys and multi arm friendly?
     
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  36. cluckcluck

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    I didn't have any issues with arm pain with the poly I used. To me, it was rather soft. It was nice.
     
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  37. TierOneSportsOfficial

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    Based on our customers' review the multi "Triumph" is considered very arm friendly. With regards to the polys I would probably recommend the Tour Status string and if you don't have an issue with breaking strings quickly I would recommend playing it at an 18 gauge which should very much enhance the arm friendliness!
     
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  38. mikeler

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    I'll be the judge of that...one of these days. :)
     
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    Triumph

    I hit with Triumph today for a little while.

    My racquet is the Gamma T-7, weighted up a bit with lead. My favorite string is Gamma Professional strung at M:61,X:59 constant pull.

    I only hit for about an hour (maybe an hour and change). The Triumph was nice. It was definitely comfortable and had a nice ball-pocketing sensation.

    I honestly don't have a whole lot to say about it. I'm at the point now, where there is Gamma Professional and everything else. Whether it's Discho MF, ProSupex Maxim Touch, Tourna QuasiGut, or TierOne Triumph, my impression of all of them is more or less the same:

    Comfortable, soft, springy.

    Spin is (mostly) a product of the player and I don't find any mutli to be (significantly) better than any other in this department. I do notice a jump in spin production will fully poly, but I don't like the feel of full poly.

    Triumph was just fine. It didn't blow me away, but for the price it's not at all a bad string. It's definitely worth a try for the multi lovers out there.

    Good string, pretty good price. Give it a try!
     
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  40. TierOneSportsOfficial

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    We very much appreciate your feedback on the Triumph string. Unfortunately we were not able to convert another multi player to start playing Triumph :shock: I would like to ask you if you have any experience with NXT strings (Control, Tour, etc.)?, Bi-phase or NRG?
     
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    Admittedly, no I'm not very familiar with NXT, Bi-phase, or NRG except what I know from stringing them for customers (and often converting my customers to Gamma Professional -- hehe).

    Don't get me wrong. Triumph was very nice and very comfortable, and for the price, I would absolutely recommend that multi lovers give it a try.

    There is just something unique (to me) about Gamma Professional. Maybe I'm alone in thinking that GPro feels a little bit different than most other multis (I definitely do know people who have tried it and weren't blown away by it like I am). But for me, almost all the soft multis I try feel very very similar to each other. Gamma Professional is the only one that stands out for whatever reason.

    But if you are a multi lover I would definitely recommend trying Triumph. More recently, I played tested the Discho Multifibre, I would say that Triumph is more similar to that, than it is to Gamma Professional.

    And for what it's worth (possibly not much), Triumph felt very similar during stringing as NXT felt to me when I strung it.

    As a final note, I will say that I had my second outing with it, and I liked it a bit more the 2nd go round. I felt that it "broke in" slightly, and I got even more ball-pocketing and comfort and I felt like my "range" was more dialed in the 2nd time out.

    Not at all a bad string, and I won't be cutting it out early; that's for sure. So I'd say that's positive feedback.

    Cheers!
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    I'd like to suggest a logo for Triumph:

    [​IMG]
     
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    ...and I was wondering how you got to the 12000+ posts...bringing comedy to the dry topic of tennis strings. We will reconsider the Triumph package design in the future :)
     
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    How dare you make fun of my post count. :) I probably will go on another round of string testing in January, so I'll contact you guys if I decide to collect another batch.
     
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    Quick update. I'm going to have to (somewhat sheepishly) backpedal on my original comments a little bit.

    This string is better than I originally gave it credit for. Maybe I had some off days with it, or maybe it's because I started doing my PT exercises again and since then, my range really began to click in again, but the last few outings with this string have been really really good for me.

    Control was excellent and spin production was no problem at all. Comfort was on par with other multis (and probably near the top of the list), and surprisingly, string movement was less than I anticipated. I would say it moved less than GPro (string movement is one negative with GPro, as it moves a lot).

    I have to say, Triumph may have just been catapulted to the #2 spot on my list of favorite strings. And when you factor in cost, it's giving GPro a run for it's money. Still can't give it the #1 spot, but this is a great great string, especially for the price.

    Cheers!
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    I've decided to do some more playtests in January. I'll try your two favorite strings then.
     
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    Yay! :)

    Finally going to spring for the GPro? It is pricey, but it's such a lovely string.

    You might like the Triumph too -- it's nice.
     
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    Oh, I thought you were providing the GPro? :) I guess I'll spring for it but it bothers me. I could buy some natural gut for a few bucks more.
     
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  49. LiCharles1985

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    I am currently trying out the Tour Status 16g. They remind me of the MSV Focus, but with a little bit more power. It might be because I strung it lower (Babolat Pure Control, 50lbs). Decent string, power is slightly above average. Tier One was nice enough to send me a sample of both the Tour Status and the Triumph when I bought a reel of the Tour Status. The playtest will continue!
     
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  50. TierOneSportsOfficial

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    Thanks for the quick update. May I ask what your favorite poly string is and what your approximate level of play is?
     
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