A string you had such high hopes for but was a complete bust...???

McLovin

Legend
-if you want that color!?, wilson revolve-SPIN is a very good alternative; 5 sided instead of 4, good durability, but feels better IMO/IME
I actually bought a slightly used reel of Signum X-perience from a friend of mine. Got a great deal on it, and the ladies are none the wiser...
 
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2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
-im not a fan of SOLINCOs, i see the appeal for others, but not my cup of tea
Tourbite 16l is dreadful and outlast is crummy as well. Now I read all the "hyper-g is a bust" comments, so this company is dead to me.

Also any number of high priced multis: reflex, x-one, origin, powerfibre, aren't any better than prince syngut original.
 
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I used Solstice Power as my go-to string for a couple of years. It was in a 110 square inch, 16x19 racquet and I used the 1.35 thickness. So when I switched to my SW104, I tried the 1.20 and it felt totally different.

The 1.35 was fairly plush, with great grab on the ball that only moderately changed when the string wore smooth. It ended up lasting about 12 hours before breaking, and the moderate amount of tension loss didn't affect ball trajectory much. The 1.20 was harsh and when I strung it looser, was too springy and then with the tension loss became uncontrollable. It's almost like they were two different strings.
I really tend to like thicker polys. I don’t care what they say about thinner string being more playable- polys have never felt that way to me. Oddly I experience the thinner gages as the harsher strings and typically find them to lack power compare to the thicker gage.
 

SteveI

Legend
Another one for me was Pro Line II. A very popular company and they make fine products.. QC is great. Bought two reels... great deal. Never could get anyone interested I strung for and I did not see what others saw. Very average and did nothing special. Loved the color and how easy to was to string. Just very average.
 

SteveI

Legend
Tourbite 16l is dreadful and outlast is crummy as well. Now I read all the "hyper-g is a bust" comments, so this company is dead to me.

Also any number of high priced multis: reflex, x-one, origin, powerfibre, aren't any better than prince syngut original.
The only multi I really enjoy is Head Velocity and LF Supreme 17G...
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
as mentioned by some...
hyperG - I want to like it...I really do.
***Edit - as many players had me string it up for them I had high hopes for my own experience.
 

JustTennis76

Professional
I am assuming the busy string if you put it in the mains. For me Prince Tour XP if I put in the mains was a complete bust with no bite or get dead, however, it’s my favorite cross string of all time, it lasts forever without losing its properties.
 

blai212

Professional
+1 on hyperG overhyped/overrated but what I think most people fail to understand is that strings are not necessarily good/bad...it is more about preference. I have found certain brands of strings like solinco and kirschbaum tend to be stiffer/lower powered control oriented which works great if the player can generate their own power and/or have a power racquet that needs a control string to tame the power. It is about finding the appropriate string to complement the player’s needs. (comfort/power/spin/durability/tension maintenance)


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DJTaurus

Hall of Fame
Hyper G 1.25. Plays stiff, feel is ok but in general you get a plastic feel.
Hyper G 1.15. Amazing feel, byte and soft touch. But it lasted only 4 hours...... after that it lost most of its feel,byte and control.
 

beltsman

Legend
I had high hopes for Cyclone but was worried about the tension life. Well, I cut out my 19G before I had to worry about tension loss. Great spin but control was really bad. To be expected with 19G I suppose, but it wasn't for me. I was hoping it would compete with Hyper-G, but nope.
 

beltsman

Legend
Hyper G 1.25. Plays stiff, feel is ok but in general you get a plastic feel.
Hyper G 1.15. Amazing feel, byte and soft touch. But it lasted only 4 hours...... after that it lost most of its feel,byte and control.
Agreed that it has a plastic feel, for sure. And plays stiff. But the performance is incredible. But I did move on due to the feel and stiffness. Still a great string though (IMO).
 

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
I strung Yonex Poly Tour Spin 16L and was not impressed at all. I actually don't mind a muted string, but this string felt dead from the onset. No bite on the ball either. I cut it out the same day and restrung with Poly Tour Pro.

I'm quite surprised to see the negative feedback on Solinco Hyper G. I didn't believe the hype either until I strung my racquet with it (16L). Yonex Poly Tour Pro and Solinco Hyper G 16L are both my go to strings now.
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
I strung Yonex Poly Tour Spin 16L and was not impressed at all. I actually don't mind a muted string, but this string felt dead from the onset. No bite on the ball either. I cut it out the same day and restrung with Poly Tour Pro.

I'm quite surprised to see the negative feedback on Solinco Hyper G. I didn't believe the hype either until I strung my racquet with it (16L). Yonex Poly Tour Pro and Solinco Hyper G 16L are both my go to strings now.
-are you able to tell "big", differences between the 2x strings??

-btw, its all about what people like "on their own tension/racquet!", some like it crisper, some like it softer
-if you change the racquet, most of the time you'll need to start the search over-gain, to find the tension/string that fits for you, on that racquet!
 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
-are you able to tell "big", differences between the 2x strings??

-btw, its all about what people like "on their own tension/racquet!", some like it crisper, some like it softer
-if you change the racquet, most of the time you'll need to start the search over-gain, to find the tension/string that fits for you, on that racquet!
I agree.

Also, I was expressing negative experience with Hyper G from a 16 (almost 17) year old kid's perspective who hits the ball pretty hard and with a lot of spin. The string didn't hold up to the beating in keeping it's sharp edge and tension. I am sure a typical adult player does not abuse their strings like that. It actually played nicely for the first hour of hitting and then fell off.

I think how one hits the ball is a factor as well.
 

Martves613

New User
Wilson Revolve Spin (in green colour) for me.
It was supposed to be spinny, yet comfortable string with good amount of control. I did find that spin, but other than that almost nothing. There was just no feedback and string felt mushy. Control went out of the window with that horrible feel. I had to remove my vibrastop in order to play with it for session. Spin was really good, but uncontrollable.
I think I used 25/24 Kg tension, so low tension was not the problem. It just felt...bad.
 

El_Yotamo

Professional
Solinco Revolution. Really wanted to like it, but basically nothing worked with it, like it had no good features somehow and only bad qualities. One of my worst experiences ever with a tennis string.
 

Crazy Finn

Professional
I was more curious than had high hopes for, but Ashaway Monogut ZX.

It's an alright string. I strung it up at a multifilament tension (for me 57 lbs) and it wasn't particularly soft at that tension. Less spin and bite than the polys I had used. Decent control, but it had too much pop for me even at 57 lbs. Eventually, it lost some of it's pop and I could use it in matches, but it's not worthy of a full bed for me and I like some of the polys I've used lately in full beds better (Tourna BHB7, Ytex Quadro Twist, Isospeed Cream). Might be useful as a cross, though, but I've preferred my full beds at lower tensions to hybrids, so far. Not a bust, but not a rousing winner.
 

Injured Again

Hall of Fame
Wilson Revolve Spin (in green colour) for me.
It was supposed to be spinny, yet comfortable string with good amount of control. I did find that spin, but other than that almost nothing. There was just no feedback and string felt mushy. Control went out of the window with that horrible feel. I had to remove my vibrastop in order to play with it for session. Spin was really good, but uncontrollable.
I think I used 25/24 Kg tension, so low tension was not the problem. It just felt...bad.
Pretty much the same for me. I tried it about a year ago and found it to be totally average in every aspect, including spin capability. And the really muted feel wasn't something I wanted either. I still have an unused pack that I probably won't ever use.
 

am1899

Hall of Fame
RPM Blast. Can’t think of a string in that price range that falls so fast off a larger cliff...and then plays as bad as RPM does, once it is no longer fresh.

4G. No shortage of hype. Stiff, muted, unforgiving. Blech!

BT7. Has earned its place in the nearest
trash receptacle. Babolat, please back the OG stuff! Pretty please?

Isospeed Cream. Hyped as one of the most comfortable polys on the market, but that was not my experience. Didn’t care for the way it felt in the sweet spot, and surprisingly I found it rather brassy on off center hits. Cut it out after 1 session.
 
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pow

Hall of Fame
Yeah I was excited to try it but I just couldn't hit with it due to the terrible feel. I'm used to dead polys but this stuff was the worst I've ever felt. Maybe someday I'll give it another shot at a different tension and with another cross string but I'm in no hurry.

Been hitting with Cyclone Tour mains/Isospeed baseline crosses lately and really enjoying that setup.
I agree. When I tried it, there was good spin and control but it was definitely lacking in feel.
 

pow

Hall of Fame
RPM Blast. Can’t think of a string in that price range that falls so fast off a larger cliff...and then plays as bad as RPM does, once it is no longer fresh.

4G. No shortage of hype. Stiff, muted, unforgiving. Blech!

BT7. Has earned its place in the nearest
trash receptacle. Babolat, please back the OG stuff! Pretty please?

Isospeed Cream. Hyped as one of the most comfortable polys on the market, but that was not my experience. Didn’t care for the way it felt in the sweet spot, and surprisingly I found it rather brassy on off center hits. Cut it out after 1 session.
So I'm curious what do you like. I'm going to guess a soft smooth copoly.
 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
RPM Blast. Can’t think of a string in that price range that falls so fast off a larger cliff...and then plays as bad as RPM does, once it is no longer fresh.

4G. No shortage of hype. Stiff, muted, unforgiving. Blech!

BT7. Has earned its place in the nearest
trash receptacle. Babolat, please back the OG stuff! Pretty please?

Isospeed Cream. Hyped as one of the most comfortable polys on the market, but that was not my experience. Didn’t care for the way it felt in the sweet spot, and surprisingly I found it rather brassy on off center hits. Cut it out after 1 session.
I agree with you on RPM.

As far as 4G I think one has to have the strokes for such a stiff string. My son loves the control he gets out of it. I can't even hit 3 balls with his racquet before my whole arm feels like I am hitting a steel girder with a sledgehammer.

I really am enjoying Isospeed Cream but agree with you it is not as soft as hyped and do not think I could hit with it in a full bed as it would be too stiff and unforgiving for me. I do like it as a cross to gut though.
 

am1899

Hall of Fame
So I'm curious what do you like. I'm going to guess a soft smooth copoly.
Nope. I generally prefer a shaped poly - Hyper G and Black Knight are two of my favorites. I recently tried Tourna Silver 7 Tour, which I really liked...though it is a touch firm for me.

If it had to be a smooth poly, I’d probably go with ALU.


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alidisperanza

Hall of Fame
RPM Blast--- Biggest price/shame ratio I found. Durable as all hell but I'd rather play with kevlar. Only string I can remember that I cut out voluntarily.

Honorable mention to Diadem
 

SCRAP IRON

Professional
Luxilon Smart... You talk about high hopes. Man was I disappointed especially considering the price. It was slightly better than your average stiff poly.
 

topspn

Legend
Playabiity of hyper-g is pretty good, it just has this dampened disconnected feel that i do not enjoy
 

am1899

Hall of Fame
Playabiity of hyper-g is pretty good, it just has this dampened disconnected feel that i do not enjoy
I hear you. Still for me, the dampened feel is one of the reasons I think I like Hyper G in a Babolat frame - to tone down some of the brassy feel of the frame.
 

High Lama

Rookie
Cyclone was very stiff, harsh, low powered. Rpm blast and luxilon smart had very short lifespan especially for the price. Tecnifibre strings are average and overpriced. I’m surprised no said anything about Icecode. There was a TON of TW hype on Icecode but I thought it was average in every category.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Cyclone was very stiff, harsh, low powered. Rpm blast and luxilon smart had very short lifespan especially for the price. Tecnifibre strings are average and overpriced. I’m surprised no said anything about Icecode. There was a TON of TW hype on Icecode but I thought it was average in every category.
Try Cyclone Tour....much softer than reg Cyclone.
 

High Lama

Rookie
Yea I want to try Cyclone Tour. I use V-square in a Yonex Duel g 97. I use Solinco Confidential when I want a more control oriented string. I'm trying to stick to black, red, and orange poly to match the racquet. Anyone know any good orange polys? Lol
 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
Yea I want to try Cyclone Tour. I use V-square in a Yonex Duel g 97. I use Solinco Confidential when I want a more control oriented string. I'm trying to stick to black, red, and orange poly to match the racquet. Anyone know any good orange polys? Lol
Cyclone Tour is a really nice string. The only downside is it doesn't hold tension as well as some other strings.

I string my own racquets so for me that is not an issue.

Cyclone Tour comes in that brick red color as well as black.
 

NLBwell

Legend
For me, it was Lux Alu Rough mains with Bab Tonic Gut crosses.
I thought I would really like it, I usually play with Alu Rough mains crossed with AlphaGut2000 or, for arm comfort, Tonic Mains with Signum Pro Poly Plasma Pure crosses.
I also used to play with kevlar mains with gut crosses.
I thought the ALU Rough mains with the gut would give me more control than the gut main and more comfort than the gut/poly.
It just didn't work out for me at all. Didn't have a good feel to it. I felt I lost control of the ball because I couldn't tell what was happening on the stringbed. It was almost like the amount of spin and launch angle varied even with similar shots.
 

AceyMan

Rookie
Anyone know any good orange polys?
Signum Pro Poly Plasma is a creamsicle shade of orange and has quite a few fans (tho I've never had a set myself) if you are interested in a round string¹.

/Acey

¹—They offer a HEXtreme shaped poly in the same color if a textured string is your thing.
 
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I’d have to say either hyper G or 4g. 4g is nice just not god tier amazing, good for hybrids I’m using right now.
 

brownbearfalling

Hall of Fame
I hate to say it but sometimes reading/ watching too many positive reviews sets up the string for failure. These are all older strings but I remember being disappointed: topspin cyber flash and cyber blue ( no tension maintenance), MSV focus Hex ( might have purchased too thin of gauge. No pop, loss tension); pro hurricane ( couldn’t get over the outer coating texture); pro hurricane tour ( never justified the price to me. Mediocre), poly star energy( oily and springy).
 

Boubi

Semi-Pro
would be interested in elaboration if you could... any details to your thoughts? I am considering putting it in a prestige pro 360+...
I use cyclone 16G and weiscannon had less spin, ad a ''weird'' feeling, was not so comfortable....I had good experiences with Wilson revolve, rpm blast and dunlop nxt...
 
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