|05-13-2013, 02:44 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Gosen Sidewinder vs Volkl Cyclone
Wanting to change my strings and i'm considering these two but i'm not sure yet.
both in 17g
In terms of -
overall play ability
what i really care about is the comfort, power, control, and tension maintenance.
Last edited by Disneos : 05-13-2013 at 02:47 PM.
|05-13-2013, 02:58 PM||#2|
Join Date: May 2013
Location: hunched over a stringer
Never tried cyclone, but the sidewinder has been the only thing in my racket for a year. It has very good tension maintenance, and is one of the softest polys out there. Its got some good spin, but not as much as I think it was made for. Its got great pop, especially after you hit with it for 3 or 4 hours.
This is one of the only polys Ive ever hit with that actually feels better after its a few days old and been hit with. It feels very stiff at first, kinda like polylon does. Its almost as if you need to break it in. Its also one of the easiest polys to string as well. It strings closest to a syn gut or a multi as any poly i've had experience with on the stringer.
Polylon is not too durable in 17 or 16, Ive almost always broken it in 8 or 9 hours of hitting full bed, and 4 or 5 hours with a syn gut or multi in the cross. Ive never really experienced a dead bed of sidewinder. Its got good snapback at 1 hour of play time as it does when its notched half way through. I love this string, and will continue to use it for a while (I bought 4 reels of it for the price of 2 from TW).
As for setups, MRT Tim Strawn (I know him personally) does not recommend hybriding this because it is so soft. I usually put it @ 55 in the mains and 58 in the crosses, and do not recognize any more spin potential as it being strung 10 pounds lower.
If you play a spin game, its not going to last long, but it plays very good and never really dies off. My only gripe with this string is it occasionally feels a bit mushy at contact in my LM Instinct, but this goes away after a set or so.
P.S. This string has potential to leave marks on the balls.
|05-13-2013, 07:16 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: tennis courts
sidewinder is terrible. its so smooth and mushy like rpm. i would pick cyclone. but if i had a choice, neither
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