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ser_renely 12-14-2012 08:09 PM

Solinco Tour bite - Other Similar strings?
 
One of the my favorite strings is Solinco Tour bite.

I have two questions. In the string world, how does one describe this string compared to other co-polys?

Can anyone suggest a string similar to this, but at a slightly lower cost? Or is the lower cost version of another string?

I usually use MSV Hex, Genesis blk Magic, which I think are a softer poly...at least that is what I think I feel.

Thanks,
Ser

Doubles 12-14-2012 08:24 PM

Tour Bite is definitely described a a stiffer, spin monster. I would consider ALU Power spin to be close in terms of feel, but that's my opinion.

JDMasFCK 12-14-2012 09:40 PM

Try using Luxilon Big Banger Ace

TennisNinja 12-14-2012 09:41 PM

I can think of similar strings, but not significantly cheaper ones really.

sansaephanh 12-14-2012 11:39 PM

Didn't someone compare BHSR to it?

Doubles 12-14-2012 11:52 PM

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Originally Posted by sansaephanh (Post 7064078)
Didn't someone compare BHSR to it?

BHSR is a bit softer and loses tension faster in my opinion. Tour Bite is unique in that it's a stiff, powerful, spin monster that holds tension pretty well for a poly.

ser_renely 12-15-2012 06:01 AM

Thanks for the info guys.

If anyone comes up with anything, let me know :)

db10s 12-15-2012 06:36 AM

Tour Bite Soft is coming out sometime in the future...

ser_renely 12-15-2012 11:09 AM

Might try that, but I do think I like a stiffer co-poly.

pvaudio 12-16-2012 07:22 AM

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Originally Posted by ser_renely (Post 7064737)
Might try that, but I do think I like a stiffer co-poly.

In the opening post you said you liked Genesis Black Magic. I know of few strings softer than that.

TonyB 12-16-2012 12:47 PM

In my experience, Weiscannon Silverstring is very similar to Tour Bite. I think the Silverstring is a bit softer, but not by much. Very similar playing characteristics.

Maui19 12-16-2012 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TonyB (Post 7066220)
In my experience, Weiscannon Silverstring is very similar to Tour Bite. I think the Silverstring is a bit softer, but not by much. Very similar playing characteristics.

I thought Silverstring played quite a bit softer, with less power and spin (but was still a very good string).

I've been trying to find something better than Tour Bite--or more specifically something that plays like Tour Bite but lasts a bit longer, but I haven't found anything yet.

luishcorreia 12-19-2012 04:00 PM

Volkl Cyclone

Maui19 12-19-2012 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by luishcorreia (Post 7071292)
Volkl Cyclone

I am currently trying some Cyclone. I would agree that it performs similarly to Tour Bite.

Matchball 12-19-2012 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maui19 (Post 7066241)
I thought Silverstring played quite a bit softer, with less power and spin (but was still a very good string).

I've been trying to find something better than Tour Bite--or more specifically something that plays like Tour Bite but lasts a bit longer, but I haven't found anything yet.

Tell me about it...

I was out on the same quest - no success so far. Cyclone is not bad, but I do prefer Tour bite, it plays more solid IMO. Tour bite is probably my favorite co-poly right now, gotta buy another reel soon :)

pvaudio 12-19-2012 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TonyB (Post 7066220)
In my experience, Weiscannon Silverstring is very similar to Tour Bite. I think the Silverstring is a bit softer, but not by much. Very similar playing characteristics.

Having used Silverstring as a go-to, IMO they are not even remotely similar. Silverstring is about control and feel while Tour Bite is about spin and power.

Matchball 12-19-2012 04:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pvaudio (Post 7071350)
Having used Silverstring as a go-to, IMO they are not even remotely similar. Silverstring is about control and feel while Tour Bite is about spin and power.

I second that, Silverstring feels different. Better feel and comfort - you would do better with touch shots and volleys.

Tour bite is a dream for solid, baseline power game, especially if relying heavily on spin.

mad dog1 12-19-2012 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pvaudio (Post 7071350)
Having used Silverstring as a go-to, IMO they are not even remotely similar. Silverstring is about control and feel while Tour Bite is about spin and power.

same as my experience as well.

Sander001 12-19-2012 05:36 PM

it's absolutely stunning to me that people can talk about string but completely fail to mention gauge.

Greg G 12-19-2012 08:11 PM

The closest thing I got to Tour Bite 17 is Dunlop Black Widow 17. A bit less power, but pretty close in terms of spin and general feel.


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