Wilson Sentation versus Reaction

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  1. Nanshiki

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    Which one plays better? Which one is better overall?
     
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  2. superstition

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    All I can say is don't spend money on Sensation. Spend a few dollars more for NRG-2. It's a far better string. I haven't tried Reaction.
     
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  3. Valjean

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    Reaction holds tension longer and isn't as frail. OTOH, it's stiffer, and therefore not as comfortable, as Sensation.
     
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  4. Nanshiki

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    I wouldn't be asking this question if the stringer carried Tecnifibre products.
     
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  5. Il Mostro

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    Reaction is a very good string for me, especially at the price. Sensation is not comfortable IMO; it is DOA. Not mushy, just dead feeling. Reaction has a nice crisp feel, good spin, good power and holds tension reasonably well. No contest.
     
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  6. backcourt

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    Sensation is a pretty soft multi, and Reaction is a crisper multi. Sensation is easier on the arm, but looses tension quickly and is not very durable, especially in 17g. Reaction is a nice playing string if cushion isn't your # 1 priority in a multi. I
     
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  7. Bad Dog

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    All you have to do is string Reaction 3 pounds lower than Sensation, or better yet, 3 pounds lower. That way you get both arm comfort and a crisp string. :)
     
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  8. pmata814

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    I've never tried reaction but sensation is the worse string i have ever tried!
     
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  9. Keifers

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    I've used both strings -- and liked Reaction quite a bit ...and not liked Sensation at all.

    As others have said, Reaction is a crisp feeling string. I found it is not harsh or uncomfortable, though -- it's just not plush/cushion-y, that's all. It has nice pop, tension hold is very good, and it maintains its playability very well over time. I like it in a softer, flexier frame. It's my go-to string for racquets such as my PS 6.0 95.

    The guys at a local tennis shop reckon Wilson came out with Sensation to help people with elbow/arm problems. It's soft and comfy all right, but it loses its playability very, very quickly in my experience. (I guess people with arm/elbow probs can't tell... :wink:) There are a bunch of strings I'd recommend ahead of Sensation.
     
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  10. Nanshiki

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    I'm getting Reaction on the crosses and BBO on the mains... At 62 and 58.

    I hate notching but fraying isn't quite as bad...
     
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  11. PBODY99

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    Reaction holds tension and resists notching better for me than the earlier Sensation.
     
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