Anyone play with a black bear?

#5
I was also one of the play testers on this string and proud to say i had a hand as well as Herb to bring it to the market.

Ive got a few packs of the bear claw coming for my own use. During the testing I tried out the string in a bunch of racquets and still found it to be extremly comfortable, plush and powerful with plenty of spin and great tension maintenance.
 
#7
I also tested and found it to be quite a good string. I'm not sure I will be using it myself yet or not. I have a new reel of Ultra Cable that I'm currently using and like it quite a bit too. Seems to have slightly less feel than the bear claw, but a bit more spin potential. I might have to try them both side by side again when my reel is close to empty. I also think I preferred the round one a little bit more, but overall I think it's a very good poly that you should put on your list to try if you're looking to change strings and poly is your jam.
 
#9
Im also talking to Dan(the owner) about possibly trying to release a round co poly i playtested in the future. I just ordered some reels of it for my personal use and plan on handing out some samples

I liked it a little more than the shaped string but for now i think people will like this string
 
#12
Hey, guys! I'm the Dan behind Black Bear strings. Thanks to those play testers who chimed in about how the string plays. What I've been very pleasantly surprised about Bear Claw is that it has played with a lot of spin but it's not the typically harsh (stiff) spin string. It's soft and comfortable plus I've had a set in now for 12 plus hours and it hasn't moved a bit.

"Word on the street is that it is similar to big hitter black 7. Maybe even a derivative. Will have to get me a set."
I played with BH7 years ago and I wouldn't put Bear Claw in the same category. I think it's softer with better tension maintenance. Plus it's 5 sided. PM me and I'll send you a coupon code!

Thanks to all for your interest!
 
#13
Hey, guys! I'm the Dan behind Black Bear strings. Thanks to those play testers who chimed in about how the string plays. What I've been very pleasantly surprised about Bear Claw is that it has played with a lot of spin but it's not the typically harsh (stiff) spin string. It's soft and comfortable plus I've had a set in now for 12 plus hours and it hasn't moved a bit.

"Word on the street is that it is similar to big hitter black 7. Maybe even a derivative. Will have to get me a set."
I played with BH7 years ago and I wouldn't put Bear Claw in the same category. I think it's softer with better tension maintenance. Plus it's 5 sided. PM me and I'll send you a coupon code!

Thanks to all for your interest!
Softer than big hitter black 7? That’s tough to pull off for a poly string. But if it gets similar spin while being softer and with better tension maintenance, that would be incredible.
 
#16
I played with BH7 years ago and I wouldn't put Bear Claw in the same category. I think it's softer with better tension maintenance. Plus it's 5 sided. PM me and I'll send you a coupon code!
5 sided? Doesn't the website say 6?

Anyone played it and Solinco Revolution and able to compare? That's another 6 sided softer co-poly (and my current go-to string).
 
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