Does String Color Play A Difference In Cyclone?

#1
Most gauges for Cyclone have the option of black, orange, and yellow (Looks like 18g is the only one with pink). Has anyone tested out multiple string colors and noticed any difference in playability? Is control affected? Any difference in spin? Play duration? Also, are there any other big name strings out there that have multi colors that have a difference in play?
 

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#2
i can, usually to a small degree. If you are that string sensitive...
the dye can have a slight effect on stiffness..
but again it also can be psychological ..

You could have two frames the same...
both strung with black...same tension / gauge....
mind thinks boom the same...

Now same string one is yellow..
Mind says different, now it feels different ...or does it...
 
#3
i can, usually to a small degree. If you are that string sensitive...
the dye can have a slight effect on stiffness..
but again it also can be psychological ..

You could have two frames the same...
both strung with black...same tension / gauge....
mind thinks boom the same...

Now same string one is yellow..
Mind says different, now it feels different ...or does it...
It is NOT in your mind. It is REAL. different color/dyes make the string feel different in Stiffness. and I think it plays different as well. For instance, RPM blast rough,,,,, difference in RED or NEON color is very evident.
 
#4
Have tried all the 17g colors. I did some side by side tests (same frame, weighing the same, etc). Black has most control for me. Yellow has similar control but felt more muted. Orange most muted, and the pink was livelier than the black while I imagined (at least) I got more topspin from it.

Orange in 16 felt dead, black must better but light years stiffer than the 17g. I didn't get with any 18g I tried (black and pink). Not as much power and did t volley as well...but maybe because the overall weight of the 18g string bed is ~1-2g lighter overall?
 

CopolyX

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#5
It is NOT in your mind. It is REAL. different color/dyes make the string feel different in Stiffness. and I think it plays different as well. For instance, RPM blast rough,,,,, difference in RED or NEON color is very evident.
any objective data to prove this...
feel is subjective...
I am not disagreeing with you. Just a question.
Example.
RPM is a pretty stiff string.
I string it at a crazy 58 lbs.
black, red, purple, greed, ...really think a player can tell...and how differently does it play.....
 
#6
any objective data to prove this...
feel is subjective...
I am not disagreeing with you. Just a question.
Example.
RPM is a pretty stiff string.
I string it at a crazy 58 lbs.
black, red, purple, greed, ...really think a player can tell...and how differently does it play.....
RED RPM rough plays more stiff, less feel, and less power. Green one has better feel, and better power, spin is same. any objective data ?? Yea sure,, I asked SIRI, if I play better with Neon color one and she said YES.
 

CopolyX

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#7
try all tests blindfolded...lol

again how to measure feel?.
is one players feel the same as another?
bet if you could truly measure power/distance...differences..that be interesting.
Well ....
I tried about a year ago with about 12 different strings. same frames / same tension/ different colors / all copolys a / all 1.25

Had three div. players/ rac. techs assist at boston college as a test. / distance & speed only... plenty of proper equipment to measure.
very tough to replicate, was an all day event/ fun thou..
they all where very close / really no big difference.. .
players walked away with a different view...
exercise ended up more on using the mind, to map where you want to put the ball.
Other than focusing the mind on the feel back...bit more projecting / mind placement..
color test was inconclusive
 
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