S Shark vs TB Soft vs AlU vs 4G

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Rob1, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Rob1

    Rob1 Rookie

    Aug 20, 2010
    I finally found my favorite string and that was regular Tour Bite 19g in
    a hybrid. Love it, but gave me hand tendonitis.

    Now will try Black Spiky Shark, Tour Bite Soft, 4G, and AlU Power.
    I think ALU Power is the stiffest of the 4, but like the power and
    consistency it brings.

    Any comments of the 4 here?
    I have been playing with Gut as my hand gets better, but lacks lots of control and spin.
    I love hybrid with better string maintenance and endurance.
  2. phishbiscuits

    phishbiscuits Rookie

    Dec 11, 2012
    My thoughts...

    Right now I have four racquets strung with: TB Soft 17, ALU Power, TB 16L, and 4G.

    TB Soft is NOT a clean swap for regular TB, especially since you love the 19g. It does not play the same.

    TW stiffness ratings indicate 4G is STIFFER than ALU Power, and I do find the strings quite different in feel.

    The 4G and ALU are round, the other strings you compare are textured....

    I have a set of TB 18 and 19. Can you comment on durability?
  3. Rob1

    Rob1 Rookie

    Aug 20, 2010
    The durability of TB 19 is wonderful.
    I had TB19 on mains and Prince Premier 16 LT on the crosses.
    It lasted for 45 sets.

    Be careful as TB is up there in stiffness and can give
    arm issues. I have heard good things about the TB Soft and
    it has the heavy spin potential.
    I like Spiky Shark and it is easy on the arm.
    Will try all 4 combos and see what happens.

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