Originally Posted by 2handsbothsides
Thanks for the Mantis / Explosiv comparison. I have only tried the Explosiv once in a full bed strung at my normal multi tension. It was very soft, too soft at this tension, but displayed some promising very arm friendly characteristics. The Explosiv did not play as well as my normal Softflex/Sweet combo or X1/Sweet as it had less power and control. I will soon try the Explosiv 5% to 7% tighter next time to give it a fair comparison. Given I generally like more powerful but soft strings it sounds like I should pass on the Mantis.
If you like powerful strings, I have 6 sets left of Maxim Touch I can sell you.
You can launch balls with that stuff.