OK, here is my review in the TW format of the Discho Microfibre 17.
Strings up just like its 16g counterpart. Very easy to work with.
Tension it is strung: 60 pounds on a lockout machine full bed
Your regular string set up: Weiss Cannon Black 5 Edge 17 Mains(52#)/Genesis Thunder Blast 16 Crosses(56#)
Racket: Pro Kennex 7G (this is different than the others tested in the Babolat PST+)
String pattern of your racquet: 16 x 20
Power (or lack there of): Medium powered multi
Feel: Pretty good
Tension maintenance: Never got a final measurement
Overall comments and feedback: See below
General: I tried this after hitting with the 16g. This string was only better for me on serves than the 16g version. I've had a bad cold the last 10 days, so that could have negatively influenced my opinion of this string.
Serve/Return of Serve: I was able to hit my spots well with this string. I did not notice anything extra special on 2nd serves or returns.
Strokes: Pretty good off both wings but I was missing that confidence boost I get when I use the 16g.
Volleys: I hit some incredible drop volleys with this string. Punch volleys were average, nothing special.
Touch shots: Drop shots were not as good as the drop volleys.
Softness: This is softer than the 16g version. Definitely good for sore arms like mine right now.
Tension: If I had to try it again, I might up the tension to 62 if durability was not a concern.
Durability: I got about 6.5 sets of singles on it before it broke.
Movement: String movement was more than the 16g but still not as bad as most multis.
Conclusion: Maybe I'm just a 16g kind of guy. This 17g was pretty good but does not have the same "Wow" factor for me. I'd also prefer something with a little more durability.
Last edited by mikeler : 05-01-2012 at 06:58 PM.