New Solinco Confidental video

#6
I tried it, didn't like it, cut it out after one day. A couple of the the guys on the university team like it, but most did not. None of the girls liked it. Not saying that it is good or bad, just saying it wasn't for me.
Can you compare it to Tourbite or tourbite soft which is very popular among NCAA players and widely known ? Does it give you more or less spin ? more or less power ? and also how does it feel ? Tourbite and tourbite soft has pretty solid feel and you do have that decent connection to the ball. Only shortcoming of tourbite and tourbite soft is that when freshly strung, balls sometimes comes off hot off the string bed and control isn't good til it breaks in
 
#10
Can you compare it to Tourbite or tourbite soft which is very popular among NCAA players and widely known ? Does it give you more or less spin ? more or less power ? and also how does it feel ? Tourbite and tourbite soft has pretty solid feel and you do have that decent connection to the ball. Only shortcoming of tourbite and tourbite soft is that when freshly strung, balls sometimes comes off hot off the string bed and control isn't good til it breaks in
I have never played TB soft, but did use TB for a few years up until a few months ago when I switched. My opinion with TB was I felt I had some touch and control. If I needed some spin I had it, If I wanted some pop I had it, if I wanted control I had it. Overall I felt it was a pretty solid string. I have never claimed to be a very good player by the way. I have bad knees and ankles and struggle around the court. I try to stick to doubles and load up on arthritis meds before and a few days after playing.

Confidential I could never even guess where the ball was going to go. It might hit the net, it might hit the fence. When I wanted a little spin it felt the ball was slipping down the string bed and hitting the frame. I felt that I was having to keep adjusting my strokes based on the last ball hit, but it just didn't matter. Try and put a little drop over the net and the ball would go 10 feet in the air. I found myself just bumping the ball instead of taking strokes because of the control issues.
 
#11
I have never played TB soft, but did use TB for a few years up until a few months ago when I switched. My opinion with TB was I felt I had some touch and control. If I needed some spin I had it, If I wanted some pop I had it, if I wanted control I had it. Overall I felt it was a pretty solid string. I have never claimed to be a very good player by the way. I have bad knees and ankles and struggle around the court. I try to stick to doubles and load up on arthritis meds before and a few days after playing.

Confidential I could never even guess where the ball was going to go. It might hit the net, it might hit the fence. When I wanted a little spin it felt the ball was slipping down the string bed and hitting the frame. I felt that I was having to keep adjusting my strokes based on the last ball hit, but it just didn't matter. Try and put a little drop over the net and the ball would go 10 feet in the air. I found myself just bumping the ball instead of taking strokes because of the control issues.
What string do you use now?
 
#12
I have never played TB soft, but did use TB for a few years up until a few months ago when I switched. My opinion with TB was I felt I had some touch and control. If I needed some spin I had it, If I wanted some pop I had it, if I wanted control I had it. Overall I felt it was a pretty solid string. I have never claimed to be a very good player by the way. I have bad knees and ankles and struggle around the court. I try to stick to doubles and load up on arthritis meds before and a few days after playing.

Confidential I could never even guess where the ball was going to go. It might hit the net, it might hit the fence. When I wanted a little spin it felt the ball was slipping down the string bed and hitting the frame. I felt that I was having to keep adjusting my strokes based on the last ball hit, but it just didn't matter. Try and put a little drop over the net and the ball would go 10 feet in the air. I found myself just bumping the ball instead of taking strokes because of the control issues.
I am kind of curioius why Sloan did switch to this if there is such a huge issue with control ? She obviously have very good control with this new poly and power as well. She won the US open with it and she seem to be using it still even today.
 
#14
The new Black Bear Bear Claw.


I am assuming that she is a much better player than 99% of us on these boards, and can play well with any string.
So obviously I have to assume you think Black claw is better string than tourbite in every way ??

also Sloan had a choice to play with any string she wanted including tourbite or Hyper G, but yet she chose that new string from Solinco. I have to wonder why ?
 
#15
So obviously I have to assume you think Black claw is better string than tourbite in every way ??

also Sloan had a choice to play with any string she wanted including tourbite or Hyper G, but yet she chose that new string from Solinco. I have to wonder why ?
For how I like my racquet to feel I prefer Bear Claw over Tour Bite.
My wife prefers Tour Bite to Bear Claw.

As for Sloan maybe she had a choice, maybe sponsor said use the new string. Just because i dont like it does not mean everyone should dislike it. I dont like ALU power, or RPM Blast. Everyone's results will vary.
 
#18
That was a whole lot of nothing. Nice to see something about this string but that review is very premature.
OK, I can't help but disagree. This review was groundbreaking! It was the first review which had nothing to do with the item's purpose. The narrator reviewed the product by simply holding it. The only criticsim I have of it is - dude could have washed his hands.
 
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