Big Hitter Silver 7 Tour vs Solinco Confidential vs Kirschbaum Max Power

pico

Semi-Pro
Hi guys. I tried S7T recently and absolutely loved it. I just want to weigh two more options before I commit to it - Confidential and Kirschbaum Max Power. What I am primarily looking for is price point and tension maintenance. I would love to hear your feedback if you have hit with all three strings. Thanks.
 

3loudboys

Hall of Fame
I use Max Power Rough and the tension maintenance is very good - well above average for a polyester. The feel is crisp as its a slighter deader poly which I like, similar to ALU when broken in.

Price is good also at just over £5 a set if you buy a reel.
 

Slowtwitcher

Hall of Fame
Got BHS7T/Velocity now and will try Max Power/Velocity next.

BHS7T has really good tension maintenance and good spin. Velocity is not as slick as I thought it would be, but works to keep stringbed pretty comfortable.

I went with 53/56lbs but will go a little lower in the future, I expected Velocity to be more springy.

Head Gravity Pro with 338 SW.
 

FIRETennis

Semi-Pro
Got BHS7T/Velocity now and will try Max Power/Velocity next.

BHS7T has really good tension maintenance and good spin. Velocity is not as slick as I thought it would be, but works to keep stringbed pretty comfortable.

I went with 53/56lbs but will go a little lower in the future, I expected Velocity to be more springy.

Head Gravity Pro with 338 SW.
Try one frame the other way around.. Velocity mains/Max Power crosses and compare. I found it players better than using Velocity in the crosses. Both strings are inexpensive enough to experiment.
 

CiscoPC600

Professional
Derailing the thread here but what's the word on Kirschbaum Pro Line II? A reel is $63 on TW.
It's all right. Great control and tension maintenance but little spin. It's a better string for flattish hitters. I would say it's the poor man's 4G.
 

Injured Again

Hall of Fame
I only hit with Confidential during the TW test of the string and in looking back, I would say that tension maintenance was good but not as good as Silver 7 Tour. Confidential also wore faster for me - I think I got about seven hours on it before it notched more than half way through, at which point it's right on the verge of breaking. Silver 7 Tour is good for at least 10 hours and more like around 12, so it's at least 50% more durable while maintaining good playability until about the last hour before breaking.

Silver 7 Tour does have a tendency to shear break the mains on mis-hits. Since I tend to swing pretty freely and mis-hit fairly frequently, I've experienced more than my share of these shear breaks. But I keep going back to it because it grabs the ball so well, has more than average pop, and just doesn't force me to change my game throughout that first 85-90% of its lifetime.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
I only hit with Confidential during the TW test of the string and in looking back, I would say that tension maintenance was good but not as good as Silver 7 Tour. Confidential also wore faster for me - I think I got about seven hours on it before it notched more than half way through, at which point it's right on the verge of breaking. Silver 7 Tour is good for at least 10 hours and more like around 12, so it's at least 50% more durable while maintaining good playability until about the last hour before breaking.

Silver 7 Tour does have a tendency to shear break the mains on mis-hits. Since I tend to swing pretty freely and mis-hit fairly frequently, I've experienced more than my share of these shear breaks. But I keep going back to it because it grabs the ball so well, has more than average pop, and just doesn't force me to change my game throughout that first 85-90% of its lifetime.
You nailed my thoughts on the BHS7T. I am at 12 hours with it now and it feels to me that I can still hit freely with it as I did on day 1.
 

Wheelz

Semi-Pro
I only hit with Confidential during the TW test of the string and in looking back, I would say that tension maintenance was good but not as good as Silver 7 Tour. Confidential also wore faster for me - I think I got about seven hours on it before it notched more than half way through, at which point it's right on the verge of breaking. Silver 7 Tour is good for at least 10 hours and more like around 12, so it's at least 50% more durable while maintaining good playability until about the last hour before breaking.

Silver 7 Tour does have a tendency to shear break the mains on mis-hits. Since I tend to swing pretty freely and mis-hit fairly frequently, I've experienced more than my share of these shear breaks. But I keep going back to it because it grabs the ball so well, has more than average pop, and just doesn't force me to change my game throughout that first 85-90% of its lifetime.
Did you find Tourna notched faster ?
 

Injured Again

Hall of Fame
Did you find Tourna notched faster ?
Silver 7 Tour is among the more notch resistant strings that I've tried. Of round'ish shaped strings, it's probably the best that I can think of. Only a couple of really thick square strings, that being Ultra Cable and Cube, were more notch resistant. I cut out Cube after about six hours because the playing characteristics had changed fairly significantly but I played Ultra Cable to over 20 hours without it being anywhere near breaking. 17 gauge Silver 7 Tour is good for 10-12 hours, 1.20 Cyclone Tour is about eight hours, and the Hyper-G Soft in the most recent string test lasted me about seven hours.
 

Wheelz

Semi-Pro
Silver 7 Tour is among the more notch resistant strings that I've tried. Of round'ish shaped strings, it's probably the best that I can think of. Only a couple of really thick square strings, that being Ultra Cable and Cube, were more notch resistant. I cut out Cube after about six hours because the playing characteristics had changed fairly significantly but I played Ultra Cable to over 20 hours without it being anywhere near breaking. 17 gauge Silver 7 Tour is good for 10-12 hours, 1.20 Cyclone Tour is about eight hours, and the Hyper-G Soft in the most recent string test lasted me about seven hours.
thanks for your input, I might have misjudged Tour 7 for notching as I have used that for the past few months.
 
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