Anyone using Wilson Revolve?

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  1. TennisManiac

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    Is anyone playing with Wilson Revolve? Tell me more about this string. How does it compare to other smooth round poly's like Alu for example?
     
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  2. Smittithekitty

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    I had strung many racquets with Revolve and from the review it is a great valued string and is pretty great on durability and power. At 9-10$ a pack it's similarity to like Pro Red Code, Gamma Moto etc...

    I think compared to ALU is much plush and softer
    Durability can't compare... Just two different type of strings.
     
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  3. pnw_hardcourt

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    I prefer Lynx over Revolve, similar string but Lynx retains more movement and snapback than Revolve, which I find dents and sort of locks in the mains after a while.
     
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  5. TennisManiac

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    Just received a few sets of Revolve 17. I plan on trying it out in my ProStaff and a Radical MP A. I'll be playing it side by side with Alu. I'll report back with my impressions of it and how it compares to the King of all strings "Alu".
     
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  6. TennisManiac

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    Well I didn't care for it. Compared to Alu, Revolve is lower powered, has less feel, has a lot less control, is much stiffer even though TW says otherwise, produces about the same amount of spin maybe a tad bit more and is very brassy feeling on off center shots. It seems to be as durable maybe even more durable, but I really can't say at this time as I've only hit with it for about an hour. I think this playtest is over. Back to Alu...... again.
     
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  7. Simon_the_furry

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    Actually just strung my Yonex with Revolve in the mains.
    It's alright. Really not notable in spin, power, control, feel, or anything. It hasn't hurt my game, but it sure hasn't helped it.
     
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  8. SpinToWin

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    Needs to be in a full bed or in the crosses really.
     
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  9. Rjtennis

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    I typically use it with gut mains, but have also played it is a full bed. I really like it and use it as my go to poly. As far as durability goes, I'd say it's a tad above average. Not super durable. I find it to be medium powered with nice spin potential.
     
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    Revolve is a fine string. In a full bed you will experience the snapback effect. Some say it's stiff, but I would describe it more as crisp. It is medium powered and the play-ability is above average. I much prefer Wilson Revolve to a similar Solinco string- Outlast. I really like Solinco strings, but they make better shaped polys than smooth ones. I found the smooth ALU power and power soft to lose their play-ability too quick, but they were nice while they lasted. Perhaps the OP should string Revolve lower as far as the tension goes and I think there will be a notable difference in comfort and of course power.
     
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  11. Pleb123

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    Using 15G Revolve cross in a Pure Aero at 50 lbs. Finding it comfortable, crisp and with good snap back. Tension maintenance is average.

    Sent from my MHA-L09 using Tapatalk
     
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  12. Shroud

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    Put 15g in my profile at 86/76 iirc. Really liked it but only hit serves with it at this point. Probably not stiff enough but will find out soone
     
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  13. Pleb123

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    One of the features I like about it is that it is crisp but comfortable at the same time, i.e. not overly stiff. Given that for most people stringing any poly (esp 15G) at the tensions you are using would feel like hitting wit a cheese grater, it's surprising you notice that extra bit of spring. I assume you are comparing it to kevlar.
     
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  14. Shroud

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    Yep. Comparing to kevlar which is strung tighter
     
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    I have tried it four times (17 gauge in a Wilson blade @ 44/44, 45/44, 45/45, and 48/47 on a lockout). Consistent response, spin is about average to slightly above average for a poly I'd say. Best when fresh (what poly isn't?). Does tend to lock up and vibrate weird when it has lost its life. Power is also average to slightly above average. Good string.
     
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  16. grip

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    Can anyone compare regular Revolve with the newer Revolve Spin?
     
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