|08-01-2012, 09:12 AM||#42|
Join Date: Jun 2009
My regular string set up = Big Hitter Silver 17g
Prototype received = B
Strung with full set
Tension used for playtest = 50 lbs
Racquet brand and model used for test = Head Flexpoint Prestige MP
Power level of test string or hybrid = Low powered. I felt depth suffered a little due to the increased spin.
Feel = String felt muted and control oriented. Was missing that "touch" factor. Neither overly stiff nor overly soft, just missing some feedback with the muted feel. Off center feedback was rough.
Tension maintenance = Good. Tension held well for 9 hours of play.
Control = Very good. The trajectory was a bit more unpredictable, maybe due to the rough cut of the string. Responded well to bigger cuts but touch shots were a toss up.
Spin = Spin was good, a bit more than normal shaped Big Hitter Sliver, about the same as some other rough shaped strings I've tried.
Tension recommendations = I might string it a little lower, 47lbs, to get more power, but because its missing the feedback I look for I probably wouldn't string it again.
2 YTK Prestige Pros w/Tourna Big Hitter Silver Rough 48/45lbs; 2 FXP Prestige MPs w/Tourna Quasi-Gut 60lbs
|08-02-2012, 04:27 PM||#43|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Sorry for the late review. I completely loose track of time during the summer. As for the string...
You must include the following in your review.
Your regular string set up
Solinco tour bite full bed 1.2 @ 40lb
Confirm the prototype you received - A or B. B
Whether or not you used a full set or hybrid for the playtest
If hybrid, list the other string used and whether it was in mains or crosses
Full bed at 41
Tension used for playtest
Racquet brand and model used for test
Pure storm ltd gt
Power level of test string or hybrid
The power level wasn't necessarily high but my shot were landing deeper than normal( good or bad) without changing my stroke. In that regard it is more powerful than my standard tour bite. 8/10
Feel (crisp? mushy? soft? stiff? off center feedback?)
I though the feel was firm, not stiff and not nessecarlily crisp. For a poly it is on the softer side. Definitely more "comfy" than my standard set up.
Tension maintenance (how long before it became too loose or unplayable?)
Tension maintance was standard for a poly, nothing amazing nor awful. 6/10
Control (predictable trajectory? performance on different strokes and swing speeds?) Great control I thought. It was a little more wild than my standard tour bite due to the higher power level but still easy control with all that spin. 8/10
Spin was high as I expected with this string. Love the bite. 9/10
Compare to the string you use most often
I thought it was just a more powerful and slightly softer string than your bite in my opinion.
Tension recommendations (after hitting it, would you recommend a different tension?) Mabye a pound tighter? But nothing extreme.
General comments (please summarize likes and dislikes)
Great string, something I might want to use if I started developing arm problems but as of right now I'm dialed in with tour bite power wise.
|08-11-2012, 11:23 AM||#44|
Join Date: Apr 2005
Sonlinco Playtest- A
Like a dummy I sent an email in with review without thinking I should have posted it here Sorry for the delay..
My regular string set up = X-1 BiPhase Red 52 lbs
Prototype received = A
Strung with full set
Tension used for playtest = 47 lbs
Racquet brand and model used for test = Pacific Vacuum 90
Power level of test string or hybrid = Low powered. Much less than what I'm used to with X-1, but wasn't as underpowered as I thought going in.
Feel = No fault of the string I don't think, but such a stiff Poly just doesn't do the frame I threw it in justice.. Pretty Jarring, but may could fix that with looser setup?
Tension maintenance = Spot on, didn't feel any change as I hit.
Control = Very Good. The spin definitely helped to keep the ball between the lines.. Didn't loose any of the laserlike accuracy of the frame..
Spin = Great Spin, Felt like this string had a little more bite than my last go round with Similar products from Tourna and Lux.. Would definitely think about using this string with a larger head more powerful racquet.
Tension recommendations = Definitely would lower the tension in my frame the next go round.. Maybe even low 40's..
Compare to the string you use most often:
Well, I use a very soft powerful multi, so it was apples and oranges.. I am used to buttery feel and soft, this was much stiffer and spin friendly.. Definitely not a bad thing, just not my ideal setup in my current frame.
General comments (please summarize likes and dislikes):
Overall I felt it to be a very quality hi-end poly.. Probably in a more powerful frame, this string would shine.. Can't imagine what it would feel like in a XFast 100 or Pure Drive.. Probably be a dream spin machine
Thanks for the opportunity to test.. Would love to continue to help!
|09-14-2012, 08:01 AM||#46|
Join Date: Feb 2004