Pro's Pro Strings!?

liftordie

Hall of Fame
Here is the pp Eruption reel I got from racquetdepot.
I am actualy writing to them about this, since on the website they are clearly selling the hexagonal version.


WOW that's a massive mistake and a real shame!!!!!!!! I'm not sure to buy a reel of Pro's Pro one day... Really not.
 

albertobra

Hall of Fame
My guess is that it is just the image on the reel that is wrong. A fault in the first batches maybe? It also says "6 kant" on the sticker. I have the same image on my reel, showing a round string.
The string itself does not feel or play "round" to me, even though it is not as sharp edged as Hyper G.
Christian could be. Though at touch the string is quite slick (which doens't necessarely mean it is not hexa). I am waiting email from racquetdepot on subject and today I will test the string.
 

albertobra

Hall of Fame
Racquetdepot confirmed it could be a label error. They will contact Pro's Pro for final confirmation.

Anyway very exiting string! Pretty much control oriented. Very good for spin.

But be well positioned when hitting or the ball will not do what you want....read...lot's of footwork needed, don't be lazy:). Fantastic anyway for baseline heavy spin hitters. For flat hitters, again...be very sure you are well positioned (and that the ball comes the way you like when hitting flat).

I really had trouble hitting flat, just ended up spinning every ball, to get the best out of this string.

Of course, fast swing needed to generate power. Liked on my BH to hit with spin, a bit tricky on slice (and drop shots) where the stiff string doesn't allow to 'feel' the ball. Good on volleys and excelent kick serve.

I'd love to hear more opinions.
 

albertobra

Hall of Fame
That's the same with any string. That's the basis of tennis. Move your legs!!! :D
Well it happens sometimes that we want to compensate with our arm abilities a bad positioning and some strings are more forgiving in doing that. In my opinion, not the Eruption! And of course I agree 'move your legs', makes life much easyer in tennis!
 

liftordie

Hall of Fame
Well it happens sometimes that we want to compensate with our arm abilities a bad positioning and some strings are more forgiving in doing that. In my opinion, not the Eruption! And of course I agree 'move your legs', makes life much easyer in tennis!
I agree. Eruption is harsh?
 

albertobra

Hall of Fame
I agree. Eruption is harsh?
Comparing to Cyber Spin, absolutely. Defenitely harsher than Red Devil, which is the only other pp string I used. I strung the Eruption at 50 lbs. Anyway I see it very well for young up to middle aged advanced players with a strong arm, good technique and fast legs.
The string is cheap, so the question is to see if it has a good durability.
 

liftordie

Hall of Fame
Comparing to Cyber Spin, absolutely. Defenitely harsher than Red Devil, which is the only other pp string I used. I strung the Eruption at 50 lbs. Anyway I see it very well for young up to middle aged advanced players with a strong arm, good technique and fast legs.
The string is cheap, so the question is to see if it has a good durability.
Did the green color really fluo and flashy? Nice color?
 
I agree. Eruption is harsh?
Not by any means harsh to me. Can you play Hyper G at 50lbs you will have no problems playing this also at 50lbs.
More comfortable than Blackout, and tons of more comfort than Stratagem 8, which is the least forgiving string I have tried out of Pro's Pro offerings. To be a poly I find Eruption to be decently forgiving also.
But of course it cannot be compared to a syn gut or multi.
 

Jannick

Rookie
I'm debating on buying signum pro poly deluxe, signum pro poly plasma, or pro's pros eruption.
Anyone played with these strings who can give a comparison.

My current set-up is a hybrid of pros pros hex-power and pros pros strategem 8.

I look for spin and feel in a string. (i play with 18x20s and like serving / volleying)
 

liftordie

Hall of Fame
Not by any means harsh to me. Can you play Hyper G at 50lbs you will have no problems playing this also at 50lbs.
More comfortable than Blackout, and tons of more comfort than Stratagem 8, which is the least forgiving string I have tried out of Pro's Pro offerings. To be a poly I find Eruption to be decently forgiving also.
But of course it cannot be compared to a syn gut or multi.
The green color is nice? More fluo and flashy than Hyper-G?
 

liftordie

Hall of Fame
I'm debating on buying signum pro poly deluxe, signum pro poly plasma, or pro's pros eruption.
Anyone played with these strings who can give a comparison.

My current set-up is a hybrid of pros pros hex-power and pros pros strategem 8.

I look for spin and feel in a string. (i play with 18x20s and like serving / volleying)
You should try Signum Pro X-perience 1.25.
 

albertobra

Hall of Fame
Not by any means harsh to me. Can you play Hyper G at 50lbs you will have no problems playing this also at 50lbs.
More comfortable than Blackout, and tons of more comfort than Stratagem 8, which is the least forgiving string I have tried out of Pro's Pro offerings. To be a poly I find Eruption to be decently forgiving also.
But of course it cannot be compared to a syn gut or multi.
Well I guess you are young hard hitting player. I would like to know more about your age and game. I am 50 and I feel better with softer co-polys. I played Hyper-G at 50 and at 48 lbs and actually I believe that H-G and Eruption are quite comparable as strings in playability POV.
Have you tried Red Devil? How would you compare Eruption to Red Devil.
Thanks for insights on Blackout and Stratagem. Did you play them at 50 lbs?
 
Well I guess you are young hard hitting player. I would like to know more about your age and game. I am 50 and I feel better with softer co-polys. I played Hyper-G at 50 and at 48 lbs and actually I believe that H-G and Eruption are quite comparable as strings in playability POV.
Have you tried Red Devil? How would you compare Eruption to Red Devil.
Thanks for insights on Blackout and Stratagem. Did you play them at 50 lbs?
No, I'm neither young or that hard hitting actually. :) And I'm moving badly right now since I have problems with my back.
I'm 43 years old, and here in Sweden we are not familiar with the NTRP rating, but given what I have read I would estimate at least 4.5. Mostly playing from the baseline, and hit with decent spin from both sides.

Only tried 1.24 gauge Red Devil in full bed once. Did not fall in love with them that much event though I did not dislike them. Softer and less control oriented than Eruption.
Stratagem I would string maybe 2-4 lbs looser, they are not friendly on mishits, I promise you that. Blackout I have played at the same tension and frame recently. They offer a bit more control and less power at the same tension, at least in my frame.
Strings play very different in different frames and patterns, so I do not expect us to have exactly the same opinions on the experiences found.
 

ron schaap

Professional
No, I'm neither young or that hard hitting actually. :) And I'm moving badly right now since I have problems with my back.
I'm 43 years old, and here in Sweden we are not familiar with the NTRP rating, but given what I have read I would estimate at least 4.5. Mostly playing from the baseline, and hit with decent spin from both sides.

Only tried 1.24 gauge Red Devil in full bed once. Did not fall in love with them that much event though I did not dislike them. Softer and less control oriented than Eruption.
Stratagem I would string maybe 2-4 lbs looser, they are not friendly on mishits, I promise you that. Blackout I have played at the same tension and frame recently. They offer a bit more control and less power at the same tension, at least in my frame.
Strings play very different in different frames and patterns, so I do not expect us to have exactly the same opinions on the experiences found.
Im not particular interested in the feel of the strings because thats very subjective.
But as a Swedish topspin player on gravel you could certainly give us meaningfull insight into Eruptions durability and spinfriendlyness, maybe even compared to Blackout, Strategem8, Hex twisted, and Concept?
 
Im not particular interested in the feel of the strings because thats very subjective.
But as a Swedish topspin player on gravel you could certainly give us meaningfull insight into Eruptions durability and spinfriendlyness, maybe even compared to Blackout, Strategem8, Hex twisted, and Concept?
As written before once or twice before in the thread I got 9 hours out of them (indoors), so for me this string does not have either worse or better durabilty and tension maintenance than most other polys. I usually restring after 10 hours.
I think these plays more similar from hour 1 to hour 9 than for example Blackout does to me.

But like I wrote when it died I noticed it more apparent than Hyper G does that remains somewhat playable. Concept has less spin, Stratagem and Blackout a bit more, sharper shapes on them. Hex Twisted I have not played.
Cannot say so much more, but to me this string is a great cheap alternative to Hyper G.
 

edelp

Rookie
Hi, have tried eruption 1.18 today. Had not an harshness feeling. Somehow muted, very spin friendly, quite comfortable string (1h hit only).
Still do not know whether I prefer the 1.24 or 1.18 gauge
 

liftordie

Hall of Fame
You all gave me an irresistible desire to test this string... I will do it tomorrow with the 1.24!! Looking forward to seeing if the eruption is really massive!!! :p
 

albertobra

Hall of Fame
Today I played again with Eruption 1.24 50lbs. Today I defenitely liked It more, kinda got used to It. Yesterday probably still in phase of adjusting. Very nice, not many errors, I had fun hitting with a much better feeling.
Christian you sayd that at about 10 hours you cut It out. Do mains remain stable during the whole period or they move needing finger correction? If so after How many hours?
3 hours up to now and very stable.
 
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Today I played again with Eruption 1.24 50lbs. Today I defenitely liked It more, kinda got used to It. Yesterday probably still in phase of adjusting. Very nice, not many errors, I had fun hitting with a much better feeling.
Christian you sayd that at about 10 hours you cut It out. Do mains remain stable during the whole period or they move needing finger correction? If so after How many hours?
3 hours up to now and very stable.
Yes, I was surprised how well they stayed in place for me and offered in general better snap back than Hyper G all the way. So I did not have to adjust them much at all until I cut them out.
But this will of course vary very much depending on surface, player, frames pattern, strokes etc. But 3 hours and stable is a good start, enjoy!
 

ron schaap

Professional
As written before once or twice before in the thread I got 9 hours out of them (indoors), so for me this string does not have either worse or better durabilty and tension maintenance than most other polys. I usually restring after 10 hours.
I think these plays more similar from hour 1 to hour 9 than for example Blackout does to me.

But like I wrote when it died I noticed it more apparent than Hyper G does that remains somewhat playable. Concept has less spin, Stratagem and Blackout a bit more, sharper shapes on them. Hex Twisted I have not played.
Canndot say so much more, but to me this string is a great cheap alternative to Hyper G.
Your experience on a hot windy clay court could be different?
How about dwell time, because besides durability that is what i like in Concept.
@hurworld, ZX isnt among the many strings that Pro's Pro sell i think...
 

liftordie

Hall of Fame
WOW!!! Just played 2hours with Eruption 1.24 and it's a bomb!! Perfect clone of Hyper-G! With little more comfort and little bit more power. Also little less spin but nothing big. Pretty similar control. That's incredible how they play closer!!
Better than X-perience 1.18 in my opinion.
I really enjoy that string!!!
 

loosegroove

Hall of Fame
How's the durability of Eruption? I've been tearing through string lately (X-Perience 1.18 lasted me like the equivalent of 2.5 hours of singles and Cyclone 17 like 5 hours).
 

albertobra

Hall of Fame
WOW!!! Just played 2hours with Eruption 1.24 and it's a bomb!! Perfect clone of Hyper-G! With little more comfort and little bit more power. Also little less spin but nothing big. Pretty similar control. That's incredible how they play closer!!
Better than X-perience 1.18 in my opinion.
I really enjoy that string!!!
Nice! Tell us more, stringing lbs? Please keep us informend on how string behave on distance.
 
Your experience on a hot windy clay court could be different?
How about dwell time, because besides durability that is what i like in Concept.
@hurworld, ZX isnt among the many strings that Pro's Pro sell i think...
I've not really thought about the dwell time between them, so not much of difference I think to me. Do you consider Concept as direct or longer type dwell time? I have both 1.22 and 1.28 Concept. I prefer Eruption 1.24 in front of both , but Concept is round and as you say it has good durability. Speaking about dwell time, it is not super-direct like Kirschbaum Maxpower (concept not close to as direct as this string either). More to the medium-long dwell in my opinion.

Not played on clay yet here in Sweden. Pretty cold still also. But of course the weather and clay might affect.
 

liftordie

Hall of Fame
I've not really thought about the dwell time between them, so not much of difference I think to me. Do you consider Concept as direct or longer type dwell time? I have both 1.22 and 1.28 Concept. I prefer Eruption 1.24 in front of both , but Concept is round and as you say it has good durability. Speaking about dwell time, it is not super-direct like Kirschbaum Maxpower (concept not close to as direct as this string either). More to the medium-long dwell in my opinion.

Not played on clay yet here in Sweden. Pretty cold still also. But of course the weather and clay might affect.
I confirm medium dwell time for Eruption 1.24.
I play outside on red clay and it's a real pleasure.
 

boris_graf

New User
I would be interested to know what the difference in durability is between the 1,18 and 1,24 mm of the eruption? Any can anyone compare the eruption with the WeissCannon Silverstring ?
 

ron schaap

Professional
I've not really thought about the dwell time between them, so not much of difference I think to me. Do you consider Concept as direct or longer type dwell time? I have both 1.22 and 1.28 Concept. I prefer Eruption 1.24 in front of both , but Concept is round and as you say it has good durability. Speaking about dwell time, it is not super-direct like Kirschbaum Maxpower (concept not close to as direct as this string either). More to the medium-long dwell in my opinion.

Not played on clay yet here in Sweden. Pretty cold still also. But of course the weather and clay might affect.
Dwell time depends also on string tension ofcourse. I used Concept at no more then 23kg, probably a few kg less when string is longer in racquet. When fresh, 22kg is better. Strangely Babolat rpm blast 1.30 develops good control and dwell time too, although price is lot higher and not to be compared.
All the raving reviews of eruption makes me very tempting to buy it too, however i m interested in the 1.30 gauge which is not yet commented.
 

albertobra

Hall of Fame
Ok my friends, 6 hours with Eruption 1.24 50lbs (22 kgs aprox) and mains moving, not too much, but moving. This was expected. Playability still very good though, defenitely not dead . I guess that It makes sense to say that durability is somewhere in between 8-10 hours.
And very interesting chat on dwell timing!
 

NuBas

Legend
Anyone play with Concept or Nano Vendetta and can compare a similar string?

I actually don't like either Nano Vendetta or Concept that much but I like the firm yet somewhat soft feeling, also the crispness.
 
Anyone play with Concept or Nano Vendetta and can compare a similar string?

I actually don't like either Nano Vendetta or Concept that much but I like the firm yet somewhat soft feeling, also the crispness.
Many of the clients I string for like the white version of Pro's Pro Cyber Power 1.20/1.25 gauge. In my opinion it is quite similar to Concept.
 
Interesting, however concept is significantly cheaper. ;) At what tension do you string them?
Yes, Concept is about their cheapest Poly and Cyper Power one of the most expensive Polys, due to "Made In Japan" maybe? I have not played it so much myself. Most string the 1.20 in the 50-55 range in a 98-100sq.
1.25 I have not done that many yet.
 

AsianArnold1

New User
bought a reel of the Eruption(1.18) from Big T Tennis (as always, best place to get PP in CA).
The pic on the reel is round, as others have received. However, the strings are definitely shaped (i can feel it on my fingernails). it's not a real issue to me as long as the string is shaped. I emailed bigT about it and they know.

As for the strings itself: i strung up two rackets (blade, APD) at 52/48. played about 3hrs so far. i've only played the real hyperG 2x, but i remember the tremendous amount of spin, bite and control.
Well, the erupt'n is pretty darn close to it! the bite is just as good and the spin kept my shots in! i'll have to see how long it last before going dead. Compared to other shaped PP strings, i think it's above par vs BO, Hexaspin, or Strat8.

for only $49/reel Erupt'n vs $159/reel HyperG, the choice is pretty clear.
 

albertobra

Hall of Fame
bought a reel of the Eruption(1.18) from Big T Tennis (as always, best place to get PP in CA).
The pic on the reel is round, as others have received. However, the strings are definitely shaped (i can feel it on my fingernails). it's not a real issue to me as long as the string is shaped. I emailed bigT about it and they know.

As for the strings itself: i strung up two rackets (blade, APD) at 52/48. played about 3hrs so far. i've only played the real hyperG 2x, but i remember the tremendous amount of spin, bite and control.
Well, the erupt'n is pretty darn close to it! the bite is just as good and the spin kept my shots in! i'll have to see how long it last before going dead. Compared to other shaped PP strings, i think it's above par vs BO, Hexaspin, or Strat8.

for only $49/reel Erupt'n vs $159/reel HyperG, the choice is pretty clear.
Any reason why you chose the 1.18? If your Blade is the 18x20 version it could be a good choice, AFAIK APD only comes 16x19. Keep us informed on durability. I just cut out the Eruption from my PS97 after about 7 hours of play. I really felt good playing with eruption (I am thinking to use it in a tourny end of month) till the last hour of play where I felt like performance went all the sudden down.
 
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