Originally Posted by Richard1500
Hello, I am a Professional tennis player and lately traveling around the Futures Iīve found that many players are using Solinco, and some others are using Genesis strings. So Iīve tried both and I find that some friends were a little upset about me using Genesis. Why? I donīt know. But this is what I found out about both. First Solinco says something like created in the US, and down there in little letters it says Made in Taiwan. (I think this misleads many) and this players were upset that I was trying a string that was not made in America!!! But I show them it was not made in America and they couldīt believe it. Well, I tried the Tour Bite and the Barb something from Solinco. Then I tried the Black Magic and the Typhoon (as Ivo Karlovic is using that one now) and then, I canīt understand how could someone prefer the Taiwan made string against the German made string. This German guys have to be good at making strings. This strings were better in every way compared to the Solinco, but the feeling and the power I was getting from the Genesis is great. Needless to say, I didnīt pay for any of this sets, Solinco and Genesis gives free sets to anyone that wants to try their strings even more we can get Solinco reels for 50usd, instead of 155. But my ATP points cost more to me than 50usd. So I am staying with Genesis for a little while, as RPM feels a little stiffer than the Typhoon, and almost the same as the Black Magic. What I do agree with other players is that the presentation is not as good as the Solinco, but what I say is that my presentation card is in my serve, and in my forehand, not in the way my reel looks like when I go to string my racquets!!!
You don't understand how those things work. It is not German vs Taiwanese vs Chinese vs Martian. It is about business entity which makes orders and define specs and price points. You can order both junk and state of the art stuff. It is up to you and they can make either. For example, Ray Ban admits that Chinese factories are FAR superior to Italian and every day they transfer glasses production to China.
Now, back to the topic - I have tried many, almost every significant string in the market and nothing from Genesis comes close to Solinco. Typhoon is going dead super-fast, faster than Lux. Tour Bite however is one of the finest polys in the market hands down.