Discussion in 'Strings' started by Murrayfan64, Aug 28, 2012.
Anyone have any experience or opinions on this string thinking about trying it.
I tried it in a hybrid setup with Gosen OGSM crosses, was not happy at all. Maybe if you are a flat hitter you will like how it pockets the ball and overall comfort, but biting/brushing the ball with this one is quite difficult (or maybe it's just dense string pattern on my 18x20 mid sized frame)
Next time I will try Head Sonic Pro as a cross with some synthetic or natural gut mains, maybe then it works.
Highly underrated string. Good pop. Seemingly never breaks. Guy that says you get no spin is way off base. Holds or doesn't hold tension as well as rest of polys. Not cheap but all around good stuff. Has been a go to string for a number of years now.
I definitely agree!
Not sure if it is in my head, however, I like the black one the best of the three Sonic Pros I tried
It's a crap string as a full setup. Wouldn't know about a hybrid but I disliked it from ball 1.
I admit I was spoiled by way "sharper" polys before I tried this. Compared to Black Widow, Poly Star Turbo or Weiss Cannon B5E, Head Sonic Pro has no spin whatsoever (in a dense 18/20 stringbed)
"Seemingly never breaks" - what kind of compliment is that for a poly string?
I have to agree with the negative responses. I tried it in a full string bed in a racquet with a 18 X 20 string pattern. Spin for me was OK. However, it was too powerful for my taste and not as soft as advertised. I cut it out after hitting with it on three separate occasions, a rarity for me.
Thank you for the replies I received a couple of sets so I will give it a try. Also gotsome sets of FXP Tour if anyone has an opinion on it let me know about that string as well.
FXP Tour, here
It is a pretty soft poly string. Overpriced for what you get out of it, IMO.
I used to use it in a hybrid, but it eventually hurt my arm. Good softer poly for a good price. Lots of spin.
You do realize some people break 16g poly in an hour of hitting? "Seemingly never breaks" can be a good thing.
I use Hurricane Tour on the main in this hybrid. Both @ 54lb, I get nice bite & spin of this set up having moved away from HT and Excel.
There is additional pop vs the Excel and is cheaper than other soft polys I have tried. Agree with others, its an under rated string.
It felt like a very cheap quality string. Too springy. awful.
No I don't. Which 16g poly can be broken in an hour? Hitting rocks, maybe?
I use a Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT . Today was the first time i used the black head sonic pro 17 full bed strung @ 53 lbs .
Very soft , good comfort , low powered ( compared to Babolat Hurricane Feel strung at the same tension) but very good for control and a very good choice for a stiff racquet like the PDR GT.
The positive on this string for me was the very comfortable feel and excellent control, what I did not like was the lack of spin.
not a bad string, good blend of power and feel but better strings out there for less!
Jrs who tend to hit with more enthusiasm than skill. Some use such a closed face and violent swig that they burn out anything, mainly due to shanks.
A couple of sponsored Jrs use Sonic @58 lbs in Speeds they like it.
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