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fortun8son 11-09-2012 12:05 PM

Rip Control
 
Y'all notice that the price has come back down?
I guess they couldn't justify the huge jump and I'm pretty sure the sales plummeted as well.

mikeler 11-09-2012 12:19 PM

I suppose it was worth a shot for them. The bad thing could be their original customers may have made a permanent switch to another string by now.

fortun8son 11-10-2012 12:37 AM

Nahh, t'ain't nuthin like RIP Control.

Love it or hate it. It is what it is.

I must say that I love Head's willingness to go outside the box.
Sometimes it fails, like the Crossbows, but they keep trying.
Their commitment to Isospeed and the RIP Tech goes beyond Austrian Nationalism or corporate ties.
It's no longer a new technology, but it's stood the test of time.

coolblue123 11-10-2012 04:33 AM

to players, its a great low powered, great spin, holds tension well string. but to stringers, its a challenging product to string with.

3fees 11-10-2012 07:01 AM

True price drop, they lost there following now trying to get users back..

:)

sundaypunch 11-10-2012 07:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikeler (Post 7004829)
I suppose it was worth a shot for them. The bad thing could be their original customers may have made a permanent switch to another string by now.

Bingo!

I was buying a ton of the stuff for me and my kids. After the price hike I decided to dump it and won't be switching back.

Geology_Rocks! 11-10-2012 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sundaypunch (Post 7005933)
Bingo!

I was buying a ton of the stuff for me and my kids. After the price hike I decided to dump it and won't be switching back.

What are you using now?

saltair 11-10-2012 03:53 PM

Glad to see the price come down, but I love this string for my game and and racquets.

Such a unique string.

Ross K 11-10-2012 10:59 PM

Why is it this string always feels boardy to me?

mikeler 11-11-2012 03:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ross K (Post 7007090)
Why is it this string always feels boardy to me?

It has no feel in the 16g.

ArliHawk 11-11-2012 03:58 AM

For me, the 17 is a great string, but the 16 is lacking.

SteveI 11-11-2012 04:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ArliHawk (Post 7007247)
For me, the 17 is a great string, but the 16 is lacking.

I love the 17G.. but I break it too fast and I am not a string breaker. Very interesting string. :-)

newton296 11-11-2012 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikeler (Post 7007232)
It has no feel in the 16g.


usually 16g and 17g feel about the same to me. but with rip control, I must say, 17g feels way better then 16g. :)

coloskier 11-11-2012 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by newton296 (Post 7008253)
usually 16g and 17g feel about the same to me. but with rip control, I must say, 17g feels way better then 16g. :)

I also agree. By the way, it is a great cross string with a poly main if you are battling slight TE.

NLBwell 11-11-2012 01:47 PM

Well, I don't like it at all, but I'm always happy with a price drop.

scotus 11-11-2012 01:51 PM

Well, the 16g works fine for me.

BTW didn't the price use to be $5.99 before the recent hike? Someone refresh my memory.

sundaypunch 11-11-2012 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geology_Rocks! (Post 7006323)
What are you using now?

I have switched to a poly / syn. gut hybrid. I'm using MSV Focus Hex Soft and Forten Sweet. Great spin and soft feel. In reel form it comes out to $4.00 which is much better than the price of RIP Control.

Ramon 11-11-2012 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sundaypunch (Post 7009099)
I have switched to a poly / syn. gut hybrid. I'm using MSV Focus Hex Soft and Forten Sweet. Great spin and soft feel. In reel form it comes out to $4.00 which is much better than the price of RIP Control.

It's apples to oranges. If your arm can't take poly, it's not an option unless you want to restring it every 3-4 hours.

I just ordered some RIP Control 16 at the new price. I've been breaking too many multis on shanks recently. I'm hoping that RIP Control 16 will pass the shank test. I'll be using it as a main with a softer multi cross like Hexy or PPA. That combination seems to work for me.

sansaephanh 11-12-2012 01:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ramon (Post 7009216)
It's apples to oranges. If your arm can't take poly, it's not an option unless you want to restring it every 3-4 hours.

I just ordered some RIP Control 16 at the new price. I've been breaking too many multis on shanks recently. I'm hoping that RIP Control 16 will pass the shank test. I'll be using it as a main with a softer multi cross like Hexy or PPA. That combination seems to work for me.

I wanna try 17 so bad. I'm almost out of hexy fiber and am looking to experiment again. The price drop is welcomed!

anubis 11-12-2012 05:50 AM

I never liked it. I didn't find it to be low powered. it just frayed too much.


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