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Hammydog

New User
I know Alpha is a softer poly but I usually go for 48M and 46C. May just bump those up 1-2lbs. Recently used Hyper-G 17 in my 2020 Ezone and ended up with tennis elbow. Hopefully these strings help the elbow. Also purchased a set of Liquid which i'm going to use in the crosses with V-Square in the Mains. Happened to have 20ft. of V-Square left over from another hybrid or would have paired it with another Grapplesnake....next time.
 
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Hammydog

New User
played for 1.5 hours.....Alpha started out feeling a little stiff then softened up and delivered surprising control. This string offered up a little extra power but not too much and had decent comfort on full swings. Spin was average and it was easy to generate additional spin with technique. Need to play more but probably going to ordering more of these strings.
 
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played for 1.5 hours.....Alpha started out filling a little stiff then softened up and delivered surprising control. This string offered up a little extra power but not too much and had decent comfort on full swings. Spin was average and it was easy to generate additional spin with technique. Need to play more but probably going to ordering more of these strings.
Thank you for sharing your impressions! Happy you like Alpha!

Grapplesnake USA
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@Grapplesnake USA Official do you have stiffness numbers in lb/in for your strings by chance? I know it's not the whole picture but it'd help me gauge what string compares to another brand I'm more familiar with.
Hey! Unfortunately, we don't. This might help, our strings, from softest to firmest:

Liquid (softest) - Irukandji - Liquid Neon Dust - Alpha - Game Changer - Cube - Tour Sniper - Excellent Purple - CES Neon Dust - Cube Extra Sharp (firmest)

Grapplesnake USA
Tennis Strings Made in Germany
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Hello everyone!

Great news! Grapplesnake Game Changer is now also available in Silver color! Same comfortable, solid and stable feel! Same SUPER spin potential!









Game Changer has become very popular since it was released, and we are now offering an additional color option by popular demand. Available in our website.

SUPER happy with all the good vibes, e-mails praising our strings, and orders placed even during Covid.

We appreciate it! Stay safe!


Grapplesnake USA
Tennis Strings Made in Germany
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Znak

Professional
Hello everyone!

Great news! Grapplesnake Game Changer is now also available in Silver color! Same comfortable, solid and stable feel! Same SUPER spin potential!









Game Changer has become very popular since it was released, and we are now offering an additional color option by popular demand. Available in our website.

SUPER happy with all the good vibes, e-mails praising our strings, and orders placed even during Covid.

We appreciate it! Stay safe!


Grapplesnake USA
Tennis Strings Made in Germany
grapplesnakestringsusa@gmail.com
Sweet! Do you notice a change in feel between the two colour options? I know some strings there are subtle differences.
 

jugheadfla

Rookie
any updates on natty guy possibilities? I know you guys were just testing it, just curious if there has been any talk of trying to get some over to the US?
 

JOSHL

Hall of Fame
Strung up Game Changer on my Clash and wow is this string sharp AF. It also stretches a lot for a poly string. Initial thoughts hitting with it are of course massive spin. I expected pocketing/comfort to be more, not uncomfortable at all but felt like the sweet spot got smaller. Also seems to add some extra weight making my stick more head heavy. Will continue to hit it then try the neon dust hybrid.
 

Znak

Professional
Strung up Game Changer on my Clash and wow is this string sharp AF. It also stretches a lot for a poly string. Initial thoughts hitting with it are of course massive spin. I expected pocketing/comfort to be more, not uncomfortable at all but felt like the sweet spot got smaller. Also seems to add some extra weight making my stick more head heavy. Will continue to hit it then try the neon dust hybrid.
Yeah I measured around 20g of string and a 3pt balance shift in my Blade so makes sense with what you're feeling.
 
Strung up Game Changer on my Clash and wow is this string sharp AF. It also stretches a lot for a poly string. Initial thoughts hitting with it are of course massive spin. I expected pocketing/comfort to be more, not uncomfortable at all but felt like the sweet spot got smaller. Also seems to add some extra weight making my stick more head heavy. Will continue to hit it then try the neon dust hybrid.
I would try to string any of our square models at the low end of the tension range that you're comfortable with. They all absorb a lot of energy. For the neon dust hybrid, remember to string the Mains 3 to 4 lb below your normal, and your crosses at your normal tension.
 

JOSHL

Hall of Fame
I would try to string any of our square models at the low end of the tension range that you're comfortable with. They all absorb a lot of energy. For the neon dust hybrid, remember to string the Mains 3 to 4 lb below your normal, and your crosses at your normal tension.
Good to know. I always string at 50lbs so I can compare on an even playing field so to speak. I’ll use your suggestion for the neon dust.
 

Mirdad

Rookie
Thank you to Grapplesnake Official for the chance to demo a string set of Game Changer.

To provide a little background: I string my own racquets on an electronic Gamma Progression II. I've achieved a 5.0 rating early in my tennis life but am now in my retirement years therefore have slipped a bit due to age related injuries; therefore comfort is a key to my racquet set up. Currently, I'm hitting with a leaded up Wilson Clash Tour in order to minimize shock and vibration to my shoulder. I've taken a keen liking to Grapplesnake Tour Sniper in a full bed strung low at 42#. I have found that a fairly stiff string in the flexible Clash Tour slightly reduces the overly powerful aspect of the Clash and greatly helps with accuracy. I'm always looking for an extra edge comfort wise and recently strung my Clash Tour with Tour Sniper in the main and Irukandji in the crosses. I am pleased to say the Irukandji provided some welcome additional softness to the set up with Tour Sniper in the mains. I'm seriously considering switching to this set up but want to hit some more to verify my confidence. I think I found more topspin in the full bed of Tour Sniper but I'd say it was very close comparison. I did receive a bit more power in this hybrid set up yet accuracy did not suffer at all. Best of all, my shoulder seemed to really like the slight muted response that Irukandji supplied.

Now to my review of Game Changer.

As most home stringers have noted, this string has very sharp edges and not the easiest of strings to work with but this was not a game changer for me (lol......pun intended). A few positives: surprisingly comfortable string and very good pocketing for a sharp edged string. For the first 3 to 4 hours I had excellent control, decent spin but not as much as I've had with RPM Blast which I've used years ago. The major downside for me was the string loses power and feel after only a few hours as it gets stretched out easily which also causes some discomfort to my shoulder. But that's not a major problem because I string my own racquets. Weighing all factors in I'm going to stay with the Tour Sniper/Irukandji set up.

I would highly recommend Game Changer to anyone who enjoys hitting with a sharp edged string and looking for extra comfort.

I'm really pleased with the comfort level I've found hitting with Grapplesnake strings, having tested Tour Sniper, Irukandji, Game Changer and CES Neon Dust/Liquid Neon Dust hybrid..........all comfortable strings in comparison to the competition.
 
Thank you to Grapplesnake Official for the chance to demo a string set of Game Changer.

To provide a little background: I string my own racquets on an electronic Gamma Progression II. I've achieved a 5.0 rating early in my tennis life but am now in my retirement years therefore have slipped a bit due to age related injuries; therefore comfort is a key to my racquet set up. Currently, I'm hitting with a leaded up Wilson Clash Tour in order to minimize shock and vibration to my shoulder. I've taken a keen liking to Grapplesnake Tour Sniper in a full bed strung low at 42#. I have found that a fairly stiff string in the flexible Clash Tour slightly reduces the overly powerful aspect of the Clash and greatly helps with accuracy. I'm always looking for an extra edge comfort wise and recently strung my Clash Tour with Tour Sniper in the main and Irukandji in the crosses. I am pleased to say the Irukandji provided some welcome additional softness to the set up with Tour Sniper in the mains. I'm seriously considering switching to this set up but want to hit some more to verify my confidence. I think I found more topspin in the full bed of Tour Sniper but I'd say it was very close comparison. I did receive a bit more power in this hybrid set up yet accuracy did not suffer at all. Best of all, my shoulder seemed to really like the slight muted response that Irukandji supplied.

Now to my review of Game Changer.

As most home stringers have noted, this string has very sharp edges and not the easiest of strings to work with but this was not a game changer for me (lol......pun intended). A few positives: surprisingly comfortable string and very good pocketing for a sharp edged string. For the first 3 to 4 hours I had excellent control, decent spin but not as much as I've had with RPM Blast which I've used years ago. The major downside for me was the string loses power and feel after only a few hours as it gets stretched out easily which also causes some discomfort to my shoulder. But that's not a major problem because I string my own racquets. Weighing all factors in I'm going to stay with the Tour Sniper/Irukandji set up.

I would highly recommend Game Changer to anyone who enjoys hitting with a sharp edged string and looking for extra comfort.

I'm really pleased with the comfort level I've found hitting with Grapplesnake strings, having tested Tour Sniper, Irukandji, Game Changer and CES Neon Dust/Liquid Neon Dust hybrid..........all comfortable strings in comparison to the competition.
Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to write your impressions, and are happy to see that our strings suit your game!

Question for everyone: we are working hard on getting our Natural Gut back into production. We made an experimental run in Europe before Covid shut it down, and people there have been asking we keep producing it, because of how good it was.

I don't expect many players here having tested it (if any), but, in your opinion, is there room for Grapplesnake Natural Gut, probably priced between VS and Klip, in the ~$35 area? As far as quality, I can just say that one of the biggest brands got a hold of it and tried to track down our gut supplier to essentially use our string with their brand. Kind of honored and upset about that at the same time. But, we're back on track and trying to get a feel for the market here. It's not an easy project for us, but we want to go all in with it.

Grapplesnake USA
Tennis Strings Made in Germany
grapplesnakestringsusa@gmail.com
 
Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to write your impressions, and are happy to see that our strings suit your game!

Question for everyone: we are working hard on getting our Natural Gut back into production. We made an experimental run in Europe before Covid shut it down, and people there have been asking we keep producing it, because of how good it was.

I don't expect many players here having tested it (if any), but, in your opinion, is there room for Grapplesnake Natural Gut, probably priced between VS and Klip, in the ~$35 area? As far as quality, I can just say that one of the biggest brands got a hold of it and tried to track down our gut supplier to essentially use our string with their brand. Kind of honored and upset about that at the same time. But, we're back on track and trying to get a feel for the market here. It's not an easy project for us, but we want to go all in with it.

Grapplesnake USA
Tennis Strings Made in Germany
grapplesnakestringsusa@gmail.com
I haven't tried Grapplesnake's, but I personally would be interested in a quality gut in that price range.
 

Papa Mango

Semi-Pro
Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to write your impressions, and are happy to see that our strings suit your game!

Question for everyone: we are working hard on getting our Natural Gut back into production. We made an experimental run in Europe before Covid shut it down, and people there have been asking we keep producing it, because of how good it was.

I don't expect many players here having tested it (if any), but, in your opinion, is there room for Grapplesnake Natural Gut, probably priced between VS and Klip, in the ~$35 area? As far as quality, I can just say that one of the biggest brands got a hold of it and tried to track down our gut supplier to essentially use our string with their brand. Kind of honored and upset about that at the same time. But, we're back on track and trying to get a feel for the market here. It's not an easy project for us, but we want to go all in with it.

Grapplesnake USA
Tennis Strings Made in Germany
grapplesnakestringsusa@gmail.com
YES! I'm in for 10 sets sight unseen, feel unfelt ;)
I'll playtest too :giggle:
 

mctennis

Legend
To me the gut has to be player quality tested to be worth the $35 range. I am a gut string user and have been for 35+ years. I am not so sure a brand new marketed $35 gut would make me want to switch to something new. That price range is not really any different than the other gut strings out on the market. If you want to get people to switch over to it it has to be a price worth looking at not the same price as all the others. It isn't just another syn gut or poly or multi string at $15 or so. A lot of people will try out a $15 or less price to see if it it worth it. However, at $35 I would be leery of jumping on that bandwagon right away. I do not string my own racquets and do not intend to start. I have to add that extra expense on any string I am going to try out. Gut is always the one I put in the mains. If I try a different cross, as I have done with some of your Grapplesnake products with nice success, and that cross is not really that good at least I can hit with it and have the gut mains and it will play pretty well all in all. I am using your Irukandji as my cross now with my gut mains with success,
If the gut , at $35, is just so-so or maybe worse than what I am using now I have wasted $35 not just the $10-15 for a manufactured plastic string. I have tried all the gut strings out on the market and that have been out on the market in the past. The gut strings I really liked are no longer in production. I have found a decent gut string now to use, until they stop making it or switch the technique they make it in now, such as Bablot with their BT 7 junk. I know this will probably cause a stir of comments about how great Babolat gut is but it is definitely not the great gut playing and feeling string pre BT 7.
The price should be less than what the other guts are being sold for. That way you will draw some sales just on price alone. The quality will either be there or not. If the quality is there the word will get out and your sales will pick up. If you sell your strings as " competitively priced" it just means the strings are basically the same price as all the others. So why spend the $35 to just to try it out? Make a better product at the best low price. Sell more and make people want your gut strings as their main string choice and not just a "might try it later" type string and string price.
Gut got really expensive a while back and some gut string companies basically priced themselves out of the market, over $55 a set. That makes people look elsewhere for a string to use. Pacific gut is a prime example. They are not here on TW and probably not anywhere in the USA as a main stocked gut string. Why price yourselves that high to begin with?
Just my 2 cents worth.
 
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To me the gut has to be player quality tested to be worth the $35 range. I am a gut string user and have been for 35+ years. I am not so sure a brand new marketed $35 gut would make me want to switch to something new. That price range is not really any different than the other gut strings out on the market. If you want to get people to switch over to it it has to be a price worth looking at not the same price as all the others. It isn't just another syn gut or poly or multi string at $15 or so. A lot of people will try out a $15 or less price to see if it it worth it. However, at $35 I would be leery of jumping on that bandwagon right away. I do not string my own racquets and do not intend to start. I have to add that extra expense on any string I am going to try out. Gut is always the one I put in the mains. If I try a different cross, as I have done with some of your Grapplesnake products with nice success, and that cross is not really that good at least I can hit with it and have the gut mains and it will play pretty well all in all. I am using your Irukandji as my cross now with my gut mains with success,
If the gut , at $35, is just so-so or maybe worse than what I am using now I have wasted $35 not just the $10-15 for a manufactured plastic string. I have tried all the gut strings out on the market and that have been out on the market in the past. The gut strings I really liked are no longer in production. I have found a decent gut string now to use, until they stop making it or switch the technique they make it in now, such as Bablot with their BT 7 junk. I know this will probably cause a stir of comments about how great Babolat gut is but it is definitely not the great gut playing and feeling string pre BT 7.
The price should be less than what the other guts are being sold for. That way you will draw some sales just on price alone. The quality will either be there or not. If the quality is there the word will get out and your sales will pick up. If you sell your strings as " competitively priced" it just means the strings are basically the same price as all the others. So why spend the $35 to just to try it out? Make a better product at the best low price. Sell more and make people want your gut strings as their main string choice and not just a "might try it later" type string and string price.
Gut got really expensive a while back and some gut string companies basically priced themselves out of the market, over $55 a set. That makes people look elsewhere for a string to use. Pacific gut is a prime example. They are not here on TW and probably not anywhere in the USA as a main stocked gut string. Why price yourselves that high to begin with?
Just my 2 cents worth.
I totally agree. It's the production cost that's also super high, you know. Especially without the economies of scale that the big brands have. For example, I don't think we would really be able sell it wholesale to shops, at least at first, because of the expensive production in Europe, and shops asking crazy percentages below MSRP to try a new brand. Important to remember we are aiming for the highest quality string here.

I think your comment is right, but probably more appropriate to the big brands, that produce large quantities at much lower costs and still decide to charge $45+, or to a new brand that wants to overcharge and make excessive profits for an average quality string. We really are neither of that. We will do our best to price it the lowest we can, if we decide to bring it here.

I appreciate your insight!
 
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jugheadfla

Rookie
Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to write your impressions, and are happy to see that our strings suit your game!

Question for everyone: we are working hard on getting our Natural Gut back into production. We made an experimental run in Europe before Covid shut it down, and people there have been asking we keep producing it, because of how good it was.

I don't expect many players here having tested it (if any), but, in your opinion, is there room for Grapplesnake Natural Gut, probably priced between VS and Klip, in the ~$35 area? As far as quality, I can just say that one of the biggest brands got a hold of it and tried to track down our gut supplier to essentially use our string with their brand. Kind of honored and upset about that at the same time. But, we're back on track and trying to get a feel for the market here. It's not an easy project for us, but we want to go all in with it.

Grapplesnake USA
Tennis Strings Made in Germany
grapplesnakestringsusa@gmail.com
I don't think there is anyone on this forum that would be against having another, if not even better option for a NG source. I would say guaranteed, if it is allowed to be tested and proven to be a quality option to what is currently out there, you may end up having problems keeping it in stock. Looking forward to seeing how your NG holds up with the likes of Lux and Bab which in my opinion seem to be getting worse.
 

jugheadfla

Rookie
To me the gut has to be player quality tested to be worth the $35 range. I am a gut string user and have been for 35+ years. I am not so sure a brand new marketed $35 gut would make me want to switch to something new. That price range is not really any different than the other gut strings out on the market. If you want to get people to switch over to it it has to be a price worth looking at not the same price as all the others. It isn't just another syn gut or poly or multi string at $15 or so. A lot of people will try out a $15 or less price to see if it it worth it. However, at $35 I would be leery of jumping on that bandwagon right away. I do not string my own racquets and do not intend to start. I have to add that extra expense on any string I am going to try out. Gut is always the one I put in the mains. If I try a different cross, as I have done with some of your Grapplesnake products with nice success, and that cross is not really that good at least I can hit with it and have the gut mains and it will play pretty well all in all. I am using your Irukandji as my cross now with my gut mains with success,
If the gut , at $35, is just so-so or maybe worse than what I am using now I have wasted $35 not just the $10-15 for a manufactured plastic string. I have tried all the gut strings out on the market and that have been out on the market in the past. The gut strings I really liked are no longer in production. I have found a decent gut string now to use, until they stop making it or switch the technique they make it in now, such as Bablot with their BT 7 junk. I know this will probably cause a stir of comments about how great Babolat gut is but it is definitely not the great gut playing and feeling string pre BT 7.
The price should be less than what the other guts are being sold for. That way you will draw some sales just on price alone. The quality will either be there or not. If the quality is there the word will get out and your sales will pick up. If you sell your strings as " competitively priced" it just means the strings are basically the same price as all the others. So why spend the $35 to just to try it out? Make a better product at the best low price. Sell more and make people want your gut strings as their main string choice and not just a "might try it later" type string and string price.
Gut got really expensive a while back and some gut string companies basically priced themselves out of the market, over $55 a set. That makes people look elsewhere for a string to use. Pacific gut is a prime example. They are not here on TW and probably not anywhere in the USA as a main stocked gut string. Why price yourselves that high to begin with?
Just my 2 cents worth.
I think a current case study of this is that natural gut wholesale site that is out there. They started their highest grade of NG at $35 and now its down to about $26 but they are literally sold out of everything so it doesn't even matter. Not sure if anyone here as tried their stuff but its pretty much garbage, and it doesn't seem like they have ironed out their manufacturing process yet. This was an attempt to break into that area of the market poorly and even though there will be some people that will take a shot at using their stuff, inevitably it won't be sustainable because of how poor the product is.
 
I think a current case study of this is that natural gut wholesale site that is out there. They started their highest grade of NG at $35 and now its down to about $26 but they are literally sold out of everything so it doesn't even matter. Not sure if anyone here as tried their stuff but its pretty much garbage, and it doesn't seem like they have ironed out their manufacturing process yet. This was an attempt to break into that area of the market poorly and even though there will be some people that will take a shot at using their stuff, inevitably it won't be sustainable because of how poor the product is.
Confirmed: We will bring our Natural Gut here, and it will be en route soon! We'll update with more ASAP.
 

mctennis

Legend
picked up a blade pro strung with Alpa @ 50#. I don't know if it's the stick or string, but it's the biggest consistent ball I have ever hit for a 2-hour session. I might be a fanboy if it keeps up.
Keep us updated as to whether it is the stick or the strings that are that great. Thank you.
 
Awesome!

Peter Torebko has joined the Grapplesnake Pro Player family!

Highest ATP world singles ranking of 182, currently ranked 361. He plays with Game Changer in neon green.

We are delighted to see so many talented pro players switching to Grapplesnake!

Game Changer is a square poly with tremendous spin potential and excellent control.

Available in neon green and silver.
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AA7

Professional
picked up a blade pro strung with Alpa @ 50#. I don't know if it's the stick or string, but it's the biggest consistent ball I have ever hit for a 2-hour session. I might be a fanboy if it keeps up.
what pattern BP? I have been putting TS (similar to Alpha) in my BP 16m... and it fits really well... BP has so much power I think TS is a good fit...
 

djkahn86

Rookie
what pattern BP? I have been putting TS (similar to Alpha) in my BP 16m... and it fits really well... BP has so much power I think TS is a good fit...
16x19 . going to be sad when i cut it out. i have no more alpha to replace it
 
@Grapplesnake USA Official I wonder if there's a quality control issue with the Silver GameChanger reels? My reel seems to have a lot of fraying, like thin strands that are coming off the string already.
Not really. I'm not sure what you mean. Can't imagine happening inside the reel. Assuming during the stringing process? In that case, you might be shaving a little bit of the sharp edges while pulling excess cross string or going through a tight grommet hole. To help with that, slide the cross string with your finger downward towards the throat while pulling the excess string with your hand, until it's ready to pull tension, by then, horizontal. As far as the grommet hole, just go slow or enlarge the opening a bit with your awl. That helps keeping the string sharp while it's being strung, if that makes sense.
 
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