Crisper Hyper G?

ryushen21

Legend
I've got a v7 Blade 18x20 coming in and the last time I had this frame I strung with Hyper G and hated it. Way too muted.

I'm not going to repeat that string mistake but what would be some good options that are similar to Hyper G but with a crisper and livelier feel/response? I already have a set of Tourna Silver 7 Tour that I plan to start with but other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

ryushen21

Legend
Tour bite feels like a crisper and stiffer hyper G to me.
My only concern with TB is the stiffness. But I'm thinking the v7 might handle it pretty well.

I vote the above post gets the Occam’s Razor of the month award! (y)
(I haven’t tried Confidential though.)
TB has a different shape to HG though. More edges. And I've had experiences where strings with more edges round off sooner and lose some of their spin.

I agree TB or Confidential. I like both of them but favor TB for crispness.
I'm starting to see a consensus here.
 

blai212

Hall of Fame
HG TB are 5 sided...i believe confidential is too. In Solinco’s product description, it states that they are 4 sided but they are actually 5...someone proved it somewhere else on the forum. Not sure why Solinco is falsely advertising 4 sided shape
 

am1899

Hall of Fame
As an alternative to staying in the Solinco family, I would suggest Tourna Silver 7 Tour.

Edit: oops sorry I can’t read, didn’t see you already had a set of that coming. Carry on.
 

cameron9713

New User
I've recently experimented with a few of these strings as well. I found Tourna Silver 7 Tour and Confidential to be more crisp and most similar. Silver 7 Tour seemed more playable over the life of the string. Confidential seemed to lose it's tension after a few hours of play. Tour Bite was just too stiff for me. Maybe I should try it at a much lower tension but I found Tour Bite too be a bit harsh on my arm.
 

crash

Rookie
I've recently experimented with a few of these strings as well. I found Tourna Silver 7 Tour and Confidential to be more crisp and most similar. Silver 7 Tour seemed more playable over the life of the string. Confidential seemed to lose it's tension after a few hours of play. Tour Bite was just too stiff for me. Maybe I should try it at a much lower tension but I found Tour Bite too be a bit harsh on my arm.
While I like Tour Bite myself, I can see one finding Tour Bite a bit harsher compared to Hyper G. However, I didn't find S7T to be very similar to Hyper G. S7T felt softer, the strings moved a lot more (ifelt I had to straighten them after every point), and durability was poor (snapped in 1.5h vs 2.5h for HyperG). Just my 2 cents.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I've got a v7 Blade 18x20 coming in and the last time I had this frame I strung with Hyper G and hated it. Way too muted.

I'm not going to repeat that string mistake but what would be some good options that are similar to Hyper G but with a crisper and livelier feel/response? I already have a set of Tourna Silver 7 Tour that I plan to start with but other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Solinco Confidential is your answer
 

flanker2000fr

Hall of Fame
How is its life compared to Hyper G? I've seen some people say it drops off sharply after 4 hours.
I didn't notice this, to be frank. I thought the playability remained good until it broke. The reason why I stopped using it is that I transitioned to a very open 16x19 Angell pattern (TC100, TC95), and aggressively shaped polys notch and break too quickly in these frames. So I went from using Hyper G or Confidential to using 4G Soft, which is round and increases my play time by more than 50%. You shouldn't have an issue in a tighter 16x19 or (obviously) a 18x20.
 

Injured Again

Hall of Fame
HG TB are 5 sided...i believe confidential is too. In Solinco’s product description, it states that they are 4 sided but they are actually 5...someone proved it somewhere else on the forum. Not sure why Solinco is falsely advertising 4 sided shape
I was the one who published a couple of short videos on it. Tour Bite:


Hyper-G:


They, along with Confidential, are all five sided in every gauge that I have access to.

To the OP, my extended demo of the v7 Blade 98 18x20 was with 17 gauge Silver 7 Tour at 44 pounds. Worked great in that racquet - just about perfect amount of feedback with the crisper S7T and more muted v7 Blade, and the thinner gauge allowed for high spin capability.
 

ryushen21

Legend
I was the one who published a couple of short videos on it. Tour Bite:


Hyper-G:


They, along with Confidential, are all five sided in every gauge that I have access to.

To the OP, my extended demo of the v7 Blade 98 18x20 was with 17 gauge Silver 7 Tour at 44 pounds. Worked great in that racquet - just about perfect amount of feedback with the crisper S7T and more muted v7 Blade, and the thinner gauge allowed for high spin capability.
Appreciate that info. I went with S7T in the Blade for the first round at 47/45.
 

blackfrido

Hall of Fame
I've got a v7 Blade 18x20 coming in and the last time I had this frame I strung with Hyper G and hated it. Way too muted.

I'm not going to repeat that string mistake but what would be some good options that are similar to Hyper G but with a crisper and livelier feel/response? I already have a set of Tourna Silver 7 Tour that I plan to start with but other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I agree, yesterday I played with Hyper G fresh strung and what a disappointment I had. I prefer much more the feel and crispness of Solinco Tour Bite
 

ryushen21

Legend
I agree, yesterday I played with Hyper G fresh strung and what a disappointment I had. I prefer much more the feel and crispness of Solinco Tour Bite
Hyper G works great in a lot of frames. However, I've recently taken a liking to Hyper G Soft in my Ezones. The Blade is just a frame that needs to be livened up a bit.
 
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