Vokl gripper strings opinions?

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  1. mjnsb1

    mjnsb1 New User

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    So im thinking on getting vokl gripper 16 on a head mg prestige.

    opinions on this?
     
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  2. schap02

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    I've heard a lot of positives about this string from other local strings, I haven't playtested yet and currently have no clients trying it out but let us know what your findings are...
     
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    I just tried it today for the first time (17g full-bed).

    I was just expecting it to be soft--but it did a lot more.

    Very good spin, and excellent power too.
     
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  4. nalvarado

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    Hoodjem, if you have played full RIP, how do they compare in terms of spin? I would imagine that RIP gives a massive amount of spin comparatively due to the inherent stiffness of the string.
     
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  5. SJSA

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    It looks like a badminton string and is not durable at all. I recommend you to try other multis such as X-One Biphase, NRG2 and so on.
     
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  6. netguy

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    Volkl Power Fiber 16g works for me in either full bed or hybrid with WCTT.
    Most durable multi I've playtested yet.
     
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  7. sphinx780

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    There is definitely more spin and less pop using a full bed of RIP compared to a full bed of Gripper. RIP is closer to a poly type spin where Gripper offer exceptional spin compared to most multis.
     
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  8. sphinx780

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    What style of game do you play? What racquet do you use? For a multi, I found it to be pretty durable, getting about 10 full singles sets out of them using an 18x20 with an all court power game with a mix of spin and flatter strokes.
     
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  9. parasailing

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    This string has a good bite for a multi but it not very durable. I broke the string around the 6 hour mark. The string is also a bit difficult to string up making sure you don't kink the string otherwise the strands start to unravel.
     
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  10. Hominator

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    Did you find Rip Control easy on your arm? Thanks.
     
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    Compared to softer multis, you tend to think RIP Control will tear up your arm because of the harsh, muted feel, but for some reason it just doesn't. I wouldn't say it's comfortable, but it isn't hard on your arm either. It's easier on the arm than a stiff multi, like Addiction, easier on the arm than a poly, not quite as easy as a soft multi, like NXT.
     
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  12. SJSA

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    It was strung with Volkl PB 10 MP Light and started to uncoil after 4 hrs of play.
    I'm a heavy hitter with top spin.
    The racket is now strung with Volkl Cyclone 18g, Much Better!
     
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  13. sphinx780

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    Hominator, I'd echo this.
     
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  14. sphinx780

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    Glad you found what worked for you. With the peeling, did you notice any change in playability or play with it until breakage?
     
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  15. spectrablue

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    One of the better multi out there. Good spin, good tension maintenance, and good durability. I do use a 18X20 racket so durability is good. I cannot vouch for an open string pattern on durability.
     
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  16. hoodjem

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    Who cares what it "looks like"?

    I have never tried RIP Control. I've tried X-1 and NRG2. I liked NRG2 as it was soft, but it did not have a lot of power.

    X-1 was unimpressive--nothing bad--just so-so, IMO.
     
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  17. SJSA

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    I do.
    Sorry, man!
     
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  18. coolblue123

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    Great spin, power, feel.
    However, like all good things, it doesn't last too long.
     
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  19. hoodjem

    hoodjem G.O.A.T.

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    Well, I don't like to play with pink or neon green strings, so I guess I can relate.

    (I actually like looks of the the tiny silver ribbon running through the Gripper string, but then I would not know what badminton strings look like--having never seen any.)
     
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