Not enough people have tried tier 1 strings

time410s

Semi-Pro
I think of them similarly to solinco but their strings probably offer better tension maintainence and maybe durability as well.

They certainly sit in a great price point and are easily on par with the big names.

I did a review on one of my favorites by them here but I also consider it a favorite string of mine in general.

 

time410s

Semi-Pro
What is so great about them?
Tension maintainence is really good. Exceptionally good. Beyond that, the other traits are very strong and competitive with some of the best, like spin potential and durability. Some strings lean towards comfort a little more and other's more for power or spin but the tension and durability are consistently better in my experience than a lot of my other go-to strings.

Strings like Volkl Cyclone or even some Luxilon stuff, Solinco Hyper G and Revolution, Tour Bite.

It's the combination of control/spin/durability and feel that really make this specific string such a masterpiece for me. It has a unique feel as well. Hard to describe. Subtle, but you might notice it.
 

ryushen21

Legend
I don't disagree with you. @TierOneSportsOfficial offer great strings although I do think that their marketing is a little skewed towards Firewire and Black Knight. Tour Status has been the best string in their lineup for me and remains one of my current go-to strings.
 

ryushen21

Legend
have you compared tour status to the durafluxx?
I have not. Durafluxx seems to be a bit of an oddball in the lineup. The people that I know who have played with it either absolutely hated it or thought it was just "ok." Didn't really make me want to go and try it as they described it as incredibly dead.
 
I think of them similarly to solinco but their strings probably offer better tension maintainence and maybe durability as well.

They certainly sit in a great price point and are easily on par with the big names.

I did a review on one of my favorites by them here but I also consider it a favorite string of mine in general.

Thanks for making the effort reviewing one of our strings!
 
I have not. Durafluxx seems to be a bit of an oddball in the lineup. The people that I know who have played with it either absolutely hated it or thought it was just "ok." Didn't really make me want to go and try it as they described it as incredibly dead.
The “oddball” of our poly lineup is certainly Strike Force RIP. :)
 

Maloya

New User
in my opinion, there is no brand that is truly revolutionary.
there are endless brands that would like to become the new Luxilon, to be able to become the absolute reference in the juicy string market.

but for that ,; we should be able to make changes such as luxilon did by switching from S-gut to alu power for example, but it is practically impossible, unless you experiment with any technology other than poly!

Nowadays, each new brand, each new string becomes to read the manufacturers a little better or much better than the others, and it's been ten years that it lasts!

each in turn tries to really innovate, finally, thinks really innovates, but it is only small small, microscopic jumps.

we gain 1 hour of maintenance, or 10% of power, or of comfort, in the eyes of some it remains revolutionary, but ultimately, quite little, when we take a step back, it's never as much as going from S-gut to alu power for example! (or from alu power to full natural gut, in other criteria)

In my opinion, there are strings in all brands that are a bit (barely) really revolutionary, and that only multiplies the micro-variations of the strings.

I also tried a few tier one strings, and yes they do help, but still remain in the "close or similar to" comparison.

To date, after having tested and tried about thirty, fifty different strings, there is always something new that is a little better than, or a little worse than, or both at the same time.

but we forget what the goal of the players is.
we are not testers. the being by trying to hope to find the revolutionary miracle string that will make you play 10 or 20 levels beyond your own, it's pure madness! you will gain these 10 or 20 levels by practicing seriously, and especially by keeping the same parameters of your strings and your rackets.

Why do you think so many great players stay with the same rackets (with makeup on) for years, and the same strings for years?

in my club, there is a player who plays at 7.0 us, and who has always used olds radicals IG MP pro and signum plasma. and never change except the tension every now and then.

and I have another younger friend (28), who competes a lot, who played like me at 5.5-6.0, but who for 5 years has dropped to 4.5-5.0 because as soon as a new racket, a new string comes out, he hastens to buy them to try them out, and hopes that his game will get better! except that he never has time to get used to and progress with these new materials!

the adaptation time with a new racquet at the competition level is several weeks, with a new string, you can go up to several days, and for the right tension too. but alas, in this past time there is always a new string appearing on the market, or at least new tests of a revolutionary, magical and innovative new string! .. result: the players no longer evolve, are no longer players but testers!
 

blai212

Hall of Fame
any v7 blade users try tier 1 black knight?
currently have HG/GW, HGS/polaris that work well but not sure the muted nature of BK would work well in muted blade. I absolutely loved BK in 2019 VCP97 310 but hated it in the super muted 3rd gen pure strike
 

time410s

Semi-Pro
in my opinion, there is no brand that is truly revolutionary.
there are endless brands that would like to become the new Luxilon, to be able to become the absolute reference in the juicy string market.

but for that ,; we should be able to make changes such as luxilon did by switching from S-gut to alu power for example, but it is practically impossible, unless you experiment with any technology other than poly!

Nowadays, each new brand, each new string becomes to read the manufacturers a little better or much better than the others, and it's been ten years that it lasts!

each in turn tries to really innovate, finally, thinks really innovates, but it is only small small, microscopic jumps.

we gain 1 hour of maintenance, or 10% of power, or of comfort, in the eyes of some it remains revolutionary, but ultimately, quite little, when we take a step back, it's never as much as going from S-gut to alu power for example! (or from alu power to full natural gut, in other criteria)

In my opinion, there are strings in all brands that are a bit (barely) really revolutionary, and that only multiplies the micro-variations of the strings.

I also tried a few tier one strings, and yes they do help, but still remain in the "close or similar to" comparison.

To date, after having tested and tried about thirty, fifty different strings, there is always something new that is a little better than, or a little worse than, or both at the same time.

but we forget what the goal of the players is.
we are not testers. the being by trying to hope to find the revolutionary miracle string that will make you play 10 or 20 levels beyond your own, it's pure madness! you will gain these 10 or 20 levels by practicing seriously, and especially by keeping the same parameters of your strings and your rackets.

Why do you think so many great players stay with the same rackets (with makeup on) for years, and the same strings for years?

in my club, there is a player who plays at 7.0 us, and who has always used olds radicals IG MP pro and signum plasma. and never change except the tension every now and then.

and I have another younger friend (28), who competes a lot, who played like me at 5.5-6.0, but who for 5 years has dropped to 4.5-5.0 because as soon as a new racket, a new string comes out, he hastens to buy them to try them out, and hopes that his game will get better! except that he never has time to get used to and progress with these new materials!

the adaptation time with a new racquet at the competition level is several weeks, with a new string, you can go up to several days, and for the right tension too. but alas, in this past time there is always a new string appearing on the market, or at least new tests of a revolutionary, magical and innovative new string! .. result: the players no longer evolve, are no longer players but testers!
There's room to innovate but sure, the market is saturated for strings especially. I think a string often becomes popular because of a gimmick or some kind of endorsement.

In the saturated market of strings I definitely think tier 1 deserves some attention above all of it. They are certainly worthy of the kind of respect solinco gets but they are different at the same time.
 

time410s

Semi-Pro
I have not. Durafluxx seems to be a bit of an oddball in the lineup. The people that I know who have played with it either absolutely hated it or thought it was just "ok." Didn't really make me want to go and try it as they described it as incredibly dead.
I'll try tour status again.
 

eah123

Semi-Pro
I think Tier 1s main innovation is Ghost Wire, which first came out in the Firewire Boost Hybrid, and has really caught on with TTW members as a "must try" cross string for poly/poly hybrids. Personally, I did not have a good experience with the other strings I demoed (Black Knight and Firewire). Customer support and price point are excellent, though.
 

LocNetMonster

Professional
The great thing about the number of strings that are available today is there is a string or hybrid that is perfect for every individual and their swing, racquet and style of play. The trick, of course, is finding the perfect combination of string and tension for you or a client. I started with Tier One strings in 2016 and Mayami in November 2019. Both Tier One and Mayami Strings offer some solid strings at affordable price points. My favorite T1 strings, which I hybrid the most, are Strike Force RiP, Triump, and of course, Ghost Wire! From Mayami, I keep Absolute Perfection, Tour Hex, Big Spin and Magic Twist in the house. Another favorite string is Toroline's Wasabi. Caviar and Absolute get more attention on the forum but Wasabi, which is meh for me in full bed setup, is a very nice cross string with triangle-shaped strings like Big Spin and FireWire.
 

Shroud

G.O.A.T.
I think of them similarly to solinco but their strings probably offer better tension maintainence and maybe durability as well.

They certainly sit in a great price point and are easily on par with the big names.

I did a review on one of my favorites by them here but I also consider it a favorite string of mine in general.

are there any that are as stiff as lux 4g?
 

SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
Ghostwire is pretty sweet. Has good spin and great comfort. What’s nice is for the low stiffness, it has good tension maintenance and is low powered.
 

jugheadfla

Rookie
I received Tier 1's experimental sample set a couple weeks ago, but I haven't had the chance to hit with it yet. There are absolutely no details or specs for it, but its white and seems round to me. I'll have to provide some feedback once I hit with it

@TierOneSportsOfficial is there any info you can provide about the sample? Maybe at least just gauge or shape if any? want to know what tension I would want to string it at to give it a fair comparison

edit: sorry, I'm referring to the poly not the multi
 
I received Tier 1's experimental sample set a couple weeks ago, but I haven't had the chance to hit with it yet. There are absolutely no details or specs for it, but its white and seems round to me. I'll have to provide some feedback once I hit with it

@TierOneSportsOfficial is there any info you can provide about the sample? Maybe at least just gauge or shape if any? want to know what tension I would want to string it at to give it a fair comparison

edit: sorry, I'm referring to the poly not the multi
It is a 17g string. We recommend stringing it like any other poly. We purposefully do not provide any addition information so the play testers approach the testing completely unbiased. Thank you for your understanding.
 
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