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Old 02-08-2013, 06:32 PM   #4999
mikeler
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OK, here is my review in the TW format of the Volkl Power Fiber II 16.

Stringing was pretty easy.

Tension it is strung: 50 pounds on a lockout machine full bed
Your regular string set up: Discho Microfibre 16 @ 50 pounds on a lockout
String pattern of your racquet: 16 x 18
Power (or lack there of): Higher powered multi
Feel: Not very good
Tension maintenance: Dropped each time out on court. Not a good trait for a string.
Price: $12.99/set, reel price I don't care
Overall comments and feedback: See below

General: This review will be short. When a $13 string stinks, I say quite simply "It sucks".

Serve/Return of Serve: Serves are the only highlight with this string. I served well but if the ball came back I was in trouble.

Strokes: Spin was a chore to create.

Volleys: It feels OK on volleys, nothing special.

Touch shots: Not good

Softness: Stiff for a multi string.

Tension: I don't think tension will compensate for a company that does not make good multis.

Durability: I cut it out after 4 sets of singles. This string is a "snapper". I have a feeling it would have broken in my next match. The "frayers" usually last longer than the snappers.

Movement: String movement is average for a multi meaning it moves a decent amount.

Conclusion: This is a below average multi string with a premium price. Maybe Volkl should only be considered for polyester strings.
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