Cyclone vs cyclone tour

Nostradamus

Talk Tennis Guru
#4
I actually find cyclone tour very different than regular cyclone. Much more elastic, more power less control. I prefer the regular cyclone
cyclone tour is very powerful, in the same league with alu power but softer. problem is there is NO ball feel. I can't feel the ball with cyclone tour
 

Nostradamus

Talk Tennis Guru
#8
I have tried them both and prefer regular cyclone over the cyclone tour just about in every category.
I agree, I really do like the huge power level of cyclone tour but without the feel, I just can't generate the spin as well and I lose too much control so that extra power tour has is not very useful.
 
#9
I actually find cyclone tour very different than regular cyclone. Much more elastic, more power less control.
Agree with this quote - except that I prefer cyclone tour over regular cylcone.
I'm a long time cyclone user but I find that regular cyclone (tried all gauges) except for 19 gauge feels dead & firm like luxilon but with great spin - doesn't give you extra help in the power department.
I've tried the tour in 18 gauge and it feels so much softer with easy power but find that my forehand is flying on me. The tour is probably the most comfortable & powerful poly that I have ever used - the control is less than regular cyclone because of the power.

There is still good spin with the tour - if I were to restring with it, I'd probably use a 16 or 17 gauge to tame it.
I'm using it in my Donnay Pro One GT 16X19 (low powered racket) & it's given it much needed pop.
I have no trouble with touch/feel with this string - not sure if its the string, the racket, or both but I'm able to hit deadly drop volleys and great drop shots using it.
I think this string is great in a control-oriented racket & makes it come alive. I don't think this would be a good string in a pure drive or pure aero unless you go 16 gauge.
It's a great value string.
 

Nostradamus

Talk Tennis Guru
#11
Agree with this quote - except that I prefer cyclone tour over regular cylcone.
I'm a long time cyclone user but I find that regular cyclone (tried all gauges) except for 19 gauge feels dead & firm like luxilon but with great spin - doesn't give you extra help in the power department.
I've tried the tour in 18 gauge and it feels so much softer with easy power but find that my forehand is flying on me. The tour is probably the most comfortable & powerful poly that I have ever used - the control is less than regular cyclone because of the power.

There is still good spin with the tour - if I were to restring with it, I'd probably use a 16 or 17 gauge to tame it.
I'm using it in my Donnay Pro One GT 16X19 (low powered racket) & it's given it much needed pop.
I have no trouble with touch/feel with this string - not sure if its the string, the racket, or both but I'm able to hit deadly drop volleys and great drop shots using it.
I think this string is great in a control-oriented racket & makes it come alive. I don't think this would be a good string in a pure drive or pure aero unless you go 16 gauge.
It's a great value string.
What about regular Cyclone 18 L gauge ?? I agree on 18 G, it does feel low on power but insane great on spin. I am thinking if I go to 18L, I will have enough power. What about 19 gauge, did you feel it had too much of high launch angle ?? I was worried about that since very thin gauge strings tend to have high launch angle and balls going long
 
#12
What about regular Cyclone 18 L gauge ?? I agree on 18 G, it does feel low on power but insane great on spin. I am thinking if I go to 18L, I will have enough power. What about 19 gauge, did you feel it had too much of high launch angle ?? I was worried about that since very thin gauge strings tend to have high launch angle and balls going long
Might depend on racquet, prestige has tightest center mains, prob not as much an issue.
 
#17
For me, with the pure drive 2018 16 or 17 gauge cyclone would have good enough pop with the kind of power that the pure drive provides.
19 gauge was more powerful & had a higher launch angle - I'm not sure about 18L but for me 19 gauge cyclone would be too much for something like a pure drive or pure aero - I tried to find dead, unlively, non-shaped strings to tame these rackets & their loopy shots.

I misspoke. I forgot about the 18L gauge & have not had a chance to use that one yet & can't comment on it.
 

Blitzball

Professional
#18
I prefer Cyclone Tour as well but I have some shoulder issues occasionally when I play a lot. It plays great in the RF97, and I agree that it's one of the softest and best value polys out there.
 
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