New Tecnifibre string coming soon - called X-Code - a multi wrapped black poly

ClubHoUno

Banned
Should be here in 3-4 months time.

Black color. Several multi layers of wrapped thin poly. Only poly material used, so not a new Promix.

Supposedly this string feels very soft for a poly and has great tension maintenance. Very interesting in my view :)
 

MarrratSafin

Hall of Fame
Any 'multi' structured string by Tecnifibre is very interesting! Can't say the same about poly's, but they do make some of the best multi's today.
 

Fedace

Banned
i need Spin of blue gear, Power of the natural gut and Feel and control of VS natural gut. does this stirng have this ??
 

ClubHoUno

Banned
Not sure this string is Hepta Twist/Tornado knock off to be honest. According to some wise guys at stringforum.net Tecnifibre have made 2 new machines specially made to produce this string only, so Tecnifibre is making this string themselves and not just buying it out of town and renaming it.

It sound like a string I would consider as cross string in my nat gut mains hybrid if string movement is on par with other polys......

Interesting to see how the spin numbers are - but this string supposedly play very soft and with a lot of feel for a poly - and tension maintenance is among the best ever for a poly string :)
 

OldButGame

Hall of Fame
Hey Kite...they could get a 'sucker' like me to buy string with a name like that by the TRUCKLOADS !!!!!!!!!!:lol:
 

brownbearfalling

Hall of Fame
It sounds like tecnifibre is revolutionizing the string industry. Kind of like Prince recoil and Wilson Hollowcore said they would when they first came out. Hopefully, they will give out samples. Lots of them
 

ClubHoUno

Banned
It sounds like tecnifibre is revolutionizing the string industry. Kind of like Prince recoil and Wilson Hollowcore said they would when they first came out. Hopefully, they will give out samples. Lots of them
I may be a naive loyal true Tecnifibre fan, but somehow I have LOTS OF RESPECT for a new innovative flagship poly string from Tecnifibre.

I don't have the same respect for Prince and Wilson strings, especially knowing that Wilson gets all their nat gut from Babolat and lots of their multis from Tecnifibre and probably now all their polys from Luxilon.........

Tecnifibre makes the best multi strings in the world - by a large margin to number 2, and they shell out the cash to make their own stringing machines for the production, so I have a good feeling about this new X-Code copoly string. Feel free to laugh at me, if this string turns out to be just another gimmick string.......

I look forward to testing it in November and December and see if it plays well with VS Team nat gut mains.....
 
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TennisandMusic

Guest
X code eh...same name as Apple's dev sdk. Wonder if they will get sued. ;) Nah.

I'd be looking forward to trying this. I think Tecnifibre makes some of the best strings around, but I am pretty happy with the Mantis stuff and I am tired of trying strings. Will definitely follow it though.
 
im sponsored by tecnifibre. i dont know when it will be released to the public. But i may be able to sample it sometime in august. I'll let you know if i do.
 
Should be interesting.

Lets just hope its not going to come with all the hype and then disappointment of Luxilon Adrenaline and RPM Blast.
 

jace112

Semi-Pro
Just played a few hours with the x-code. It moves a bit (something between a multi and mono). I don't think it will last very long, but it's a very special string, for sure. Very good power / control ratio with unique comfort.
 

JackB1

G.O.A.T.
Just played a few hours with the x-code. It moves a bit (something between a multi and mono). I don't think it will last very long, but it's a very special string, for sure. Very good power / control ratio with unique comfort.
Sounds intriguing. Technifibre's multi's are among the best. X-code could be a huge boost for the rest of the line.
 

TennezSport

Hall of Fame
Tec X-Code

We tested this string back in April and found it to play very well for a poly string. Very comfortable for a poly string but still plays with lots of control. Tec was still working on the mixture to try and extend the life.

Cheers, TennezSport :cool:
 

pepka

Professional
I got 2 sets from my local shop and broke both at 7 and 8 hour mark. Strange thing cuz i RARELY break strings. I strung them @ 26/25 kg on my pdr and pdgt (i think i'll stay with multis on this frames). Found lots and lots of control (could have strung it lower easily) and nice pop. My shoulder was ok which was a priority. I'll order another set and put it on my rdis300. Should get even more control, still nice power and maybe gain some durability. I'll string it lower, thinking 24/23kg.
 

ClubHoUno

Banned
I got 2 sets from my local shop and broke both at 7 and 8 hour mark. Strange thing cuz i RARELY break strings. I strung them @ 26/25 kg on my pdr and pdgt (i think i'll stay with multis on this frames). Found lots and lots of control (could have strung it lower easily) and nice pop. My shoulder was ok which was a priority. I'll order another set and put it on my rdis300. Should get even more control, still nice power and maybe gain some durability. I'll string it lower, thinking 24/23kg.
How bad was the string movement ?
Which gauge did you try ?
 

pepka

Professional
I used 1.30mm (which is 16 in the US i believe). The string movement wasn't bad at all, they moved just a little bit
 

TennezSport

Hall of Fame
X.Code

Well just received the new Tec X.Code string here in 17 (1.25) and 16 (1.30)g. Strung a PS6.1 95 up with the 17g (1.25) and it stung very easy, almost like a regular multi. Little coil memory and did not feel that stiff after stringing but SBS came in at 58lbs (26.3kgs) as set by the ref tension. The string is very soft and has a slight sticky feeling to the touch. This may cause early breakage as Pepka states as the CoF(Coeff of Friction) should be very high (string will burn with heavy TS strokes). Will get a chance to test it out tomorrow night. Tec changed this string from the one that we tested back in April, as that string was much stiffer than this one.

Cheers, TennezSport :cool:
 
Ordered a couple of sets for the novelty value, should be arriving tomorrow so will probably string in up next week.

Crazy expensive string though - its x2.5 more expensive than 200m reels of other very good polys.

This string had better be amazing and last fair amount of time to justify the price premium.....
 

Mig1NC

Professional
Wrong.

It's already available from TWE and a well known string retailer in the UK.
I have seen it listed on multiple US based retailers with an in-stock date listed as September (next week).

I suspect ClubHoUno may have seen the US release date quoted as I have always found him to be a good poster.
 

TennezSport

Hall of Fame
Tec said

I have seen it listed on multiple US based retailers with an in-stock date listed as September (next week).

I suspect ClubHoUno may have seen the US release date quoted as I have always found him to be a good poster.
Our Tec rep stated that the official release date will coincide with the start of the USOpen. We just received our stock to meet those dates.

Cheers, TennezSport :cool:
 

TennezSport

Hall of Fame
How is the string looking/feeling and what is the price point? Thanks:) KC
KC, Please see post #39 for the details so far. The string is black in color and feels very soft. Have not received the official prices from Tec but looks like it will be in the $16-18 range. I am stringing up my racquet today with the 16g and will be testing tonight, along with the 17g in the PS6.1 95 (16x19).

Cheers, TennezSport :cool:
 

Kcraig

Professional
KC, Please see post #39 for the details so far. The string is black in color and feels very soft. Have not received the official prices from Tec but looks like it will be in the $16-18 range. I am stringing up my racquet today with the 16g and will be testing tonight, along with the 17g in the PS6.1 95 (16x19).

Cheers, TennezSport :cool:
Oops--my bad. Thanks so much. Sounds like a promising string.
 
Good to see ClubHoUno's spam posts have been removed by the moderators. Carry on like than ClubHo and you're looking at yet another ban.

Anyway as I and others have already stated X-Code IS already available from TW Europe and also a well known string retailer in the UK. It's been available since mid August.

TW Europe:
http://www.tenniswarehouse-europe.com/descpageACTECNIH-TXCS17.html

To most people "Stock 6+" means its IN STOCK.

Here's my dispatch email from the UK retailer:

Order Number: 2XXXX
Dispatch Date: 24/08/2010

The following items have been dispatched today:

2 x CXC125BLKP, Tecnifibre X.Code (black) 12m pkt
Size: 1.25mm

[name removed]
[W]: http://www.[name removed].co.uk

[E]: info@[name removed].co.uk
[T]: [number removed]


I've removed the name of the retailer simply because of TW forum rules about competitors but most people will know of this retailer.

I've got a packet of this string right in front of me.

So much for the release date being September or October!
 
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kslick

Rookie
KC, Please see post #39 for the details so far. The string is black in color and feels very soft. Have not received the official prices from Tec but looks like it will be in the $16-18 range. I am stringing up my racquet today with the 16g and will be testing tonight, along with the 17g in the PS6.1 95 (16x19).

Cheers, TennezSport :cool:
So how did your test fair?
 
Stringing:

I've just strung up 1.25 gauge @ 55lbs in a 300 Tour. Out of the packet it feels soft - like a synthetic gut or multifilament. Nothing like the stiffness of a typical poly at all. Very easy to string - very little coil memory. Much easier to string that a normal poly. It has a odd almost rubberised texture to it which is unlike any string I've handled before. We're not talking smooth shiney poly here at all. Will see how it plays over the next couple of days....

Comments after 2 hours of hitting this evening:

(55lbs 18x20 300T). Don't get too excited though because it plays just like a soft co-coly - if you can imagine a slightly 'rubberised' version of BlackCode that would be fairly accurate description. It doesn't play or feel like a multifilament such as Xcel, but is comfortable albeit with a slightly dampened 'rubberised' feel to it.

The string seems to 'wake up' the harder you hit the ball. Its definitely not a crisp feeling string but you get a little bit more crispness the harder you hit it, and more of the 'rubberiness' disappears. It's definitely unusual - the feel changes the harder you hit the ball. For a poly, it's good for touch shots, drop shots and more feel that your typical poly. It definitely doesn't offer the 'bite' of the best polys on the market though (or even some poly hybrids for that matter). Having said that I do think that Tecnifibre have achieved what they set out to achieve - a half way house between a synthetic gut and a poly.

If you were to blend the characteristics of Gosen OG Micro 1.22 with BlackCode 1.25, add some 'rubber' into the mixture, you'd probably end up with something like X-Code 1.25. This might sound strange but it reminds me a bit of the rubber suspension bushes you get on cars in terms of how it feels - there's definitely a slight 'rubbery' feeling element to it when you hit the ball. I guess that's what Technifibre mean by comfort. I'll do a more detailed review once I've spent another day hitting with hit.
 
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