NG: Tonic+ Feel and Tonic+ Longtivtey

Sardines

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#2
Yes and/or no, depending on you. 0.01-0.07mm difference due to varying thickness of lower QC. I use Tonic for regular hitting/practice and Touch/Team for "game day". But I'm particularly sensitive to the different feel. My buddy who is a much better player than me (former futures/challenger player) who hits a very heavy ball and huge serve couldn't tell the difference, and doesn't care either! So do a blind test. Arrange with your stringer to string with either and only he knows which one. Then go out and play both and take notes. You'll find out which one you'll like more, or less!
 
#3
Yes and/or no, depending on you. 0.01-0.07mm difference due to varying thickness of lower QC. I use Tonic for regular hitting/practice and Touch/Team for "game day". But I'm particularly sensitive to the different feel. My buddy who is a much better player than me (former futures/challenger player) who hits a very heavy ball and huge serve couldn't tell the difference, and doesn't care either! So do a blind test. Arrange with your stringer to string with either and only he knows which one. Then go out and play both and take notes. You'll find out which one you'll like more, or less!
Im asking about the Tonic+ Feel and Tonic+ Longtivity. I know that de VS Touch has a better QC @ Babolat.
At English webshop there are 2 different Tonic strings...
 
#5
I've never hit the longevity but the ball feel is an excellent gut. longevity is 15L gauge so if you have an open pattern and want to tone down power and get more control, or get more durability; give it a try. I use 98" head with 16x19 and I prefer ball feel. My opinion is if you have an open pattern like 16x18 or 16x19 in 100" or larger frame, then longevity might be the better option. If you have a 16x19 or denser and/or 98" head or smaller, ball feel would be my suggestion.
 

Sardines

Professional
#6
Im asking about the Tonic+ Feel and Tonic+ Longtivity. I know that de VS Touch has a better QC @ Babolat.
At English webshop there are 2 different Tonic strings...
Sorry I thought you were familiar with the Ball Feel and Longevity thickness variances, 1.28-1.32mm for Ball Feel and 1.3-1.35mm for Longevity, and it's not consistent. The feel, therefore, based on thickness varies according to what you get in the package. How sensitive you are to gauge thickness is unique to you. For me, there is a noticeable difference in power, feel and even spin between the 2. My playsight data shows some difference but no more than 5%. Which is why I suggested a blind test. I hope this clears it up.
 
#7
Sorry I thought you were familiar with the Ball Feel and Longevity thickness variances, 1.28-1.32mm for Ball Feel and 1.3-1.35mm for Longevity, and it's not consistent. The feel, therefore, based on thickness varies according to what you get in the package. How sensitive you are to gauge thickness is unique to you. For me, there is a noticeable difference in power, feel and even spin between the 2. My playsight data shows some difference but no more than 5%. Which is why I suggested a blind test. I hope this clears it up.
My PureDrive gives a lot of power. I'm gonna order both strings to compare.
 

Sardines

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#8
My PureDrive gives a lot of power. I'm gonna order both strings to compare.
Yes that would be the best. Obviously, thinner means more power, feel and spin, but then again, shorter life. I personally like hitting with the thicker string, and then feel the "extra" nice when I switch to a thinner string. For me it's easier to dial back from 90% to 85% than to go from 90% to 95%, as long as I have the tension right of course! haha
 
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