Discussion in 'Strings' started by mjnsb1, May 5, 2010.
So im thinking on getting vokl gripper 16 on a head mg prestige.
opinions on this?
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...
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.
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.
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.
Volkl Power Fiber 16g works for me in either full bed or hybrid with WCTT.
Most durable multi I've playtested yet.
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.
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.
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.
Did you find Rip Control easy on your arm? Thanks.
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.
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!
Hominator, I'd echo this.
Glad you found what worked for you. With the peeling, did you notice any change in playability or play with it until breakage?
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.
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.
Great spin, power, feel.
However, like all good things, it doesn't last too long.
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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