I disagree with that part.only have tried Tour Bite (17g) but I love it. Lasts a long time, easy to string as far as co-poly's go too. Feels much crisper to me than SP Tornado which used to be what I used.
I don't think that you would like Barbed Wire. I never played with it, but in my general experience, textured strings like Barbed Wire have poor feel..How is the tension maint for Barbed Wire? I need to try a 1.20 crisper than Cyclone 18 that retains its linearity on big hits. Barbed Wire and Weiscannon Silverstring seem to be the best things to try next. Black Magic didnt have the spin production I wanted but I LOVED the feel.
all court style play, looking to get to the net any chance I can get.
No way for me to say how you will feel about it, but I've been getting 4-5 weeks out of Tourbite mains/ Gosen Sheep crosses. 50/56. That's playing hard for 2-4 hours a day 5-6 days a week. Tried TB in a full bed once and didn't have any control. In a hybrid it's my favorite copoly though.Might try tourbite then... any all courters or S&V-rs gonna recommend barbed wire cause a guy at the local racket club swears by it? Do barbed wire and Tour Bite last 10 hours at say 52 lbs?
Interesting to hear it compared to to Pro Hurricane... hmm, what other strings does it remind ppl of?I tried Tour Bite 17 for the first time last night in my Redondo 98 @ 52lbs. Loved it! Great spin with some good pop. It felt similar to a fresh bed of Pro Hurricane 18 but didn't notch nearly as fast - hopefully that means it'll retain playability longer than the one match Pro Hurricane 18 was good for.
Only strung up a racquet with the tour bite (haven't played it yet), but I was impressed with the feeling of the string - feels high quality like a luxilon string.I remember thinking that the Outlast 17g was ok, but that it really didn't "outlast" other polys.
I had a lot of fun with Tour Bite, however. I remember thinking that it was worth the premium over the Outlast (and that I would not try Outlast again). It did provide greater spin than other strings, but I needed more time to evaluate other characteristics. If/When I return to tennis, I'll revisit TB.
Try the barbed wire with gosen on the mains. It is so much better.If you're currently playing with Cyclone then you will love Barb Wire. I go back and forth with these two strings and it's hard to say which one I prefer more. I will say that the Barb Wire will give you a little more spin compared to Cyclone, but to me the feel between the two is close. I would say give the BW a shot at the same tension that you're playing your Cyclone with and I think you'll be very happy with that.
I have tried all four sets of Solinco and I think that Tour bite is by far the best of the four. The spin production and power Tour bite provides is amazing without sacrificing any control, but best of all the feel of it is sublime. It feels great when strung throughout the entire racquet, but feels just as good when strung in a hybrid as well. Tour bite is such a versatile string and it is not that expensive when compared to Luxilon and RPM. I used to use RPM and and would get frustrated when the string would die. After trying tour bite, RPM feels like garbage to me. Barb wire and outlast come in close second because both play softer when compared to tour bite but they do not generate the same spin. Revolution is a great string but I can't tell if it is supposed to be similar to the tour bite or the outlast which is why I have it in fourth. Solinco is a great string brand and very underrated in today's string market.which one do you consider the best and why??