Head Velocity vs. Tecnifibre Multifeel

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#1
Can anyone compare / contrast these strings? I've been playing Multifeel 16 and really liking it. On paper, they seem to be very comparable in power and control, with Velocity getting an edge in spin and Multifeel in touch/feel.

They are also the exact same price @ $9.95. It seems they are competitive offerings from their respective manufacturers.

Thanks in advance for any feedback
 
#5
There is new great version of Multifeel. Will try it pretty soon with Cream as cross. With Velocity/Cream in my second Pure Aero to compare. :)
 
#6
My wife is using multifeel in her racket. It is a bit muted but not as slippery as velocity so its spin levels are less. This is fine for my flat hitting wife. I think Velocity is a better overall string but you can't beat pink string in a neon green Blade. Watermelon color palette ftw!
 
#7
My wife is using multifeel in her racket. It is a bit muted but not as slippery as velocity so its spin levels are less. This is fine for my flat hitting wife. I think Velocity is a better overall string but you can't beat pink string in a neon green Blade. Watermelon color palette ftw!
She is using old or new Multifeel ?
 
#9
My wife is using multifeel in her racket. It is a bit muted but not as slippery as velocity so its spin levels are less. This is fine for my flat hitting wife. I think Velocity is a better overall string but you can't beat pink string in a neon green Blade. Watermelon color palette ftw!
My experience has actually been the opposite. I personally got more spin with black Multifeel than black Velocity, both in a full bed. Velocity mains stopped snapping back straight after about 5 minutes, while Multifeel mains were still snapping back straight after 90 minutes, a trait that I have so far not found to be the case in any other multi that I have tried. That being said, Velocity was lower powered and a little more controllable for me, and while I wouldn't call Velocity *durable*, it was way more durable for me than Multifeel. It took Velocity about 6 hours of play to get 3/4 notched through on the mains, and for Multifeel it was 90 minutes to get to the same amount of notching on the mains.
 
#10
My experience has actually been the opposite. I personally got more spin with black Multifeel than black Velocity, both in a full bed. Velocity mains stopped snapping back straight after about 5 minutes, while Multifeel mains were still snapping back straight after 90 minutes, a trait that I have so far not found to be the case in any other multi that I have tried. That being said, Velocity was lower powered and a little more controllable for me, and while I wouldn't call Velocity *durable*, it was way more durable for me than Multifeel. It took Velocity about 6 hours of play to get 3/4 notched through on the mains, and for Multifeel it was 90 minutes to get to the same amount of notching on the mains.
Pretty sure Multifeel/Cream will be interesting! ^^
 
#11
Pretty sure Multifeel/Cream will be interesting! ^^
I haven't played Multifeel/Cream, but I have played Velocity/Cream. The Velocity mains were notched halfway through after 90 minutes of play. If you hit with much pace and spin, I'm guessing the Multifeel mains would be broken in an hour with Cream crosses. Just a guess. I don't have the $ or time to get such a short period of play out of a $10 string hybrid combo. If you don't play with much spin or pace, it might last you a while.
 
#12
I haven't played Multifeel/Cream, but I have played Velocity/Cream. The Velocity mains were notched halfway through after 90 minutes of play. If you hit with much pace and spin, I'm guessing the Multifeel mains would be broken in an hour with Cream crosses. Just a guess. I don't have the $ or time to get such a short period of play out of a $10 string hybrid combo. If you don't play with much spin or pace, it might last you a while.
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#14
I have about 8 hours on a set of Multifeel 16 black, and I may have finally found my string. The crosses are quite frayed, but the mains are not heavily notched, and they still snap back into place. My shots are still dropping into the court (as well as with fresh strings, anyway). I've never before experienced more wear on the crosses than the mains in a non-hybrid.

I've tried both black and natural Velocity 16. Natural was better than black, but even the natural was only good for a few hours before the mains were notched enough that they were no longer snapping back.
 
#15
I have about 8 hours on a set of Multifeel 16 black, and I may have finally found my string. The crosses are quite frayed, but the mains are not heavily notched, and they still snap back into place. My shots are still dropping into the court (as well as with fresh strings, anyway). I've never before experienced more wear on the crosses than the mains in a non-hybrid.

I've tried both black and natural Velocity 16. Natural was better than black, but even the natural was only good for a few hours before the mains were notched enough that they were no longer snapping back.
What's your level, age and game style please?
 
#17
I'm 44 and took up tennis a little over a year ago. No NTRP. UTR is a 4.1 after a few tournaments, but it will come up as I learn to play matches. I hit with a good amount of topspin. Some ball machine video from a couple months ago is here.
Interesting but why low motion only? :)
Is it Nike elbow band? :)
 
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#18
Interesting but why low motion only? :)
Is it Nike elbow band? :)
It's half speed. You can play it at 2x on YouTube to watch it at normal speed.

It's an Ace band, but I have quit wearing it. The elbow is not 100%, but it's definitely not typical TE. Seems to be more tricep related, and it comes and goes.


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#19
I broke a cross on the Multifeel at about 8.5 hours. That's the first time I've broken a cross, and it's also the first time I've played strings that continued to snap back into place (and played well) until they broke. The mains show just a bit of fraying from ball contact, but they didn't notch through the outer layer. I was hoping for a bit more time, but it could be worse. Maybe a Multifeel/Velocity hybrid? I have some Gosen OGSM on hand that I might try with Multifeel mains.
 
#20
I broke a cross on the Multifeel at about 8.5 hours. That's the first time I've broken a cross, and it's also the first time I've played strings that continued to snap back into place (and played well) until they broke. The mains show just a bit of fraying from ball contact, but they didn't notch through the outer layer. I was hoping for a bit more time, but it could be worse. Maybe a Multifeel/Velocity hybrid? I have some Gosen OGSM on hand that I might try with Multifeel mains.
Sunday I will try and compare Multifeel 15L and HDX 15L back to back with my brand new Phantom Pro 100's. Can't wait!!
 
#21
I tried Multifeel mains with OGSM crosses, and it didn't work well. I had hoped that the Multifeel outer layer would be harder than the OGSM and that the crosses would wear. Instead, the crosses are unworn, and the mains are very notched and stick out of place. I have about six hours on it so far. It might last a few more hours, but I'm going to cut it out and try something else. I might try reversing the mains/crosses, but I expect durability will be the same or worse than a full bed of Multifeel.
 
#22
I tried Multifeel mains with OGSM crosses, and it didn't work well. I had hoped that the Multifeel outer layer would be harder than the OGSM and that the crosses would wear. Instead, the crosses are unworn, and the mains are very notched and stick out of place. I have about six hours on it so far. It might last a few more hours, but I'm going to cut it out and try something else. I might try reversing the mains/crosses, but I expect durability will be the same or worse than a full bed of Multifeel.
Strictly don't understand that hybrid??!!!... :D
Multifeel will play FAR better in fullbed!!! Why putting a cheap sg as cross????!!!!!
 
#26
Strictly don't understand that hybrid??!!!... :D
Multifeel will play FAR better in fullbed!!! Why putting a cheap sg as cross????!!!!!
I was hoping the OGSM cross would wear longer than the Multifeel cross. I was happy with the performance of Multifeel except for the durability.


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