Discussion in 'Strings' started by Federerkblade, Jan 18, 2013.
ANyone tried ???
Just heard from Tec yesterday that they are sending us a couple of sets of Razor Code to test. They say, it is a softer version of Black Code and hold tension better. Soon as we receive it we will take it through the paces.
wow. i thought black code was soft. also im told razor code is a rounded poly. WIll you report back on here please ?
Any news on when it will be available to the public?
Been stringing Filip Peliwo's frame this week. He is using the razor code. Says it feels soft and very comfortable. As for stringing, it was a breeze...... Much easier than the black code.
drak what are you stringing it at (lbs) and is it full poly job.
do you think it would make a good cross on gut at all ??
He is Stringing full bed at 52. Should make a good cross in a gut/poly set up, but I'm unsure.
Thank You drak
Hey drak, what Tecnifibre stick is Peliwo using?
i thought pel used stock blade
ironically, I didn't really look at it too close. I think it was the 325? He did tell me that they weighed and balanced it for him after switching from the blade 98. It is a 18x19.
He's using 305. Razor Code sits between black and red code, stiffer than black but not as stuff as red code.
When does this string come out for public use?
already out in uk
what about the us?
does anyone know if razor code is round as opposed to shaped
good prob a good fit with gut
Yeah, shaped poly always cuts through my hybrids
any other word on these, like the release date?
Tennis warehouse says about 2 weeks
Yeah I was told yesterday that availability is scheduled for 2/15. Tec is working out the bugs for their new distribution plant in the States. Test results coming out of Europe are very good so far. The real test for rec players will be life span.
Thanks! I can't wait to get my hands on them
What were the gauges that it will be available in again? was it just 16 and 17? or will they offer it in 18 also? thanks!
2/15? i think its out today.......
never mind I found it, it's up on twe
This will come in a 16, 17, and an 18g both in blue and carbon black. I really hope these string would be great with durability, playability, and tension hold for my PD2012
actually i was wrong. probably this week
pfff on TWE it's even more expensive than Black Code. And Black Code is nearly $200 a reel.
Good luck with that.
Well hopefully it performs well. It's good enough that Tisparevic made the switch-- unless he's just using strings with the same color as Razor Code, like a string paintjob which would be silly.
Tecnifibre RazorCode 1.25mm (grey) @ 52lbs CP
Yonex Vcore 95d (95/16x20)
Had a very brief 15min hit with this string this evening. Two things very noticeable initially.
- Beautifully crisp feeling, lovely sort of 'dried twigs' crunch to it when striking the ball (though not sure how long that will last). Didn't feel uncomfortable though. Nowhere near as stiff as 4G but not as soft as your soft co-polys like Dunlop Black Widow. Probably a medium stiffness poly. You can feel that there's some substance to the string.
- Very powerful poly. I'm really surprised by this. At 52lbs CP, hitting at 90%, balls were landing on or beyond the baseline with this stick (which is a deceptively beefy hitting stick and can often overwhelm certain polys). More powerful than the yellow Yonex PTP 1.25 poly.
I really need to up the tension if I try another set of this as this tension is too low in this stick. Either that or its the wrong type of string for the 95d, which is a pretty string sensitive racquet.
on sale at TW. It is being compared to Alu power. Anybody else hit with this string. Thinking about trying this one at 60 lbs tension. What do you think ?
Just strung it up today in my IG Prestige MP in a full bed at 51lbs..the string felt REALLY similar to kirschbaum evolution when i strung it up..i got to test it out for 10 mins before it rained and I am not really impressed with it right now..quite disappointed actually...the string has a lot of power but lacks feel and pop compared to kirschbaum evolution..razor code has little to no feel or pop to it when you hit it cleanly...will take it out for a longer hitting session when the rain clears up and hopefully the strings perform better
Tell us how it goes! and BTW what racquet are you using?
Here it goes...
Just cut out my first full Razor Code 1.25mm Carbon, I have play with it ~7hours.
Strung at 21/20kilos in a PS BLX 6.1 95 16x19, customized to 360gr, 340SW.
I use to play with Dunlop ICE or TF Black Code 1.24mm at the same tension, so my opinion about Razor... just simple as this:
Comparing it to TF Black Code, I have more control with BC, more spin with BC, and just a little more power with the Razor.
The tension lost issue, it's just like any other good co-poly... going down on tension the more you play with it!
More stiff than TF at the beginning but as tension drops, it's almost the same feel you get with TF BlackCode.
But Not stiff like ALU-Power, this for me is a good point.
All in All ... take the BC and paint it blue! ... test it, and you will say ... this new Razor is a good string!
Have had about 3-4 hours on this string now. That initial crispiness has pretty much disappeared and although its not a bad poly, I haven't noticed anything that really blows me away. It seems like 'just another poly'.
Well I got to play with it a little bit longer and there were no real drastic improvements from my initial review. The comfort and feel started to come back but it was really subtle. Overall I am REALLY disappointed with these strings... especially the pricing on these when you can pick up Kirshbaum Evolution for cheaper and it offers WAY more feel/comfort and pop than Razor Code, plus Kirshbaum Evolution is blue too. The only advantages I see that Razor Code has over Kirshbaum Evolution is that Razor Code is thinner and has more power than Kirshbaum Evoution... but other than that Kirshbaum Evolution blows Razor Code out of the water and is identical if not better than Razor Code plus it's cheaper.
I'm using an IG Prestige MP
Totally agree that this string is just another poly, nothing special that justifies the high price IMO
Razor Code is $200 per reel. Get real.
Black Code 18 gave me tremendously outstanding control but still, it wasn't that good that I'd spend $195/reel [may have actually considered it if I got more spin from it].
I'll wait+see and if it gets some dynamite feedback, may try it.
I have done now 4 sets of Razor code 1.25mm.
My first review here (post #36) is still valid. I prefer BC or ICE.
But in other frames, the result could be different...
Maybe higher tensions are better for this string . I have tested new TFight 325 strung with this string at 26/24.5kg and it had lot of power and nice crisp but not boardy feel. My experience is that soft strings doesn t work very well at low tensions.
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