Solinco Hyper G vs Volkl V Square

#1
So let’s see if Volkl can contend with Solinco when it comes to poly strings.
Let’s Not beat around the bush here, this square string is a direct attack on the massive success of hyper G. Please chime in that is anyone who has tried both and give us your opinion‘s. Thanks in advance, Dan
 
#3
The biggest advantage it has over hyperG and Tourbite will be it's price. It's a dollar or two cheaper a pack. I don't think it will truly detract sales because we all know strings feel different and people become accustomed to the feel.

edit: I will however be grabbing a couple of packs to see how it plays.
 
#8
my v square comes in Friday and my hyper g is getting cut out and replaced by it. we shall see. Also, love me some tour bite. I will report back
Ok. So you are our go to on this one. Please report back on a week and let us know what’s up. My guess is tension drop will be the toughest ask for the Volkl as compared to the hg. But let’s see. N
 
#9
Hyper G feels like it holds tension better. V Square didn't become completely unplayable for me, but it becomes noticeably soft very quickly. RacquetTune data showed it wasn't necessarily losing tension at an above average rate for poly, but the stringbed becomes softer and the mains start displacing pretty early. Spin is pretty even but I think Hyper G was a bit more predictable. VSquare has such a sharp edge that sometimes it over grabs the ball and spins it too much, leaving the ball shorter into the court. Both strings are comfortable across a range of tensions. Hyper G seems more durable but I also had a thinner gauge than normal in my samples of V Square. Volkl seems to want to focus on pushing thinner gauges of this string based on what I heard from their rep.

VSquare actually reminded me a lot of the recent prototype I had from Black Bear tennis but in a much thinner gauge. If anyone tested that and liked it, the Volkl is going to be very similar.
 
#10
Hyper G feels like it holds tension better. V Square didn't become completely unplayable for me, but it becomes noticeably soft very quickly. RacquetTune data showed it wasn't necessarily losing tension at an above average rate for poly, but the stringbed becomes softer and the mains start displacing pretty early. Spin is pretty even but I think Hyper G was a bit more predictable. VSquare has such a sharp edge that sometimes it over grabs the ball and spins it too much, leaving the ball shorter into the court. Both strings are comfortable across a range of tensions. Hyper G seems more durable but I also had a thinner gauge than normal in my samples of V Square. Volkl seems to want to focus on pushing thinner gauges of this string based on what I heard from their rep.

VSquare actually reminded me a lot of the recent prototype I had from Black Bear tennis but in a much thinner gauge. If anyone tested that and liked it, the Volkl is going to be very similar.
But honestly if you are not comparing the same gage it’s not the same
 
#13
I wouldn’t be opposed to it. I do agree with someones earlier comment about fragility of Volkl strings. I’ve always broken Cyclone, V Torque and now V Square faster than similar gauges of a Tour Bite or Hyper G. If you wanted something with a little more muted feel on impact than Hyper g then it could be a good option. I did appreciate the fact that even though it softened up quickly, it didn’t turn into a cannon like some other polys. Spin production is very solid as long as you can live with some balls spinning too short into the court. If I had to pay for either string, I’d lean toward Hyper G still bc I like the slightly crisper feel on contact and more predictable spin. Someone looking for a different feel might prefer the Volkl. If the string was $7-8 a set it would be pretty tempting
 
#15
So let’s see if Volkl can contend with Solinco when it comes to poly strings.
Let’s Not beat around the bush here, this square string is a direct attack on the massive success of hyper G. Please chime in that is anyone who has tried both and give us your opinion‘s. Thanks in advance, Dan
is this Vsquare new flagship string for Vlkle ? Best they can give ? Vokle makes good products, to my surprise. Cyclone was surprisingly good, my only gripe was that it lacked the power that RPM blast has
 
#17
This new string is pretty powerful. Energy return is nearly same as RPM blast which is one of the more powerful polys out there.
Ime, RPM Blast is probably one of the least "powerful" Poly strings in real play. Volkl Cyclone and Hyper-G are significantly more powerful in the same gauge.

But I suppose it could be racquet dependant, tension dependant and playing style dependant.

(Also depends on what you mean by "powerful")
 
#18
Ime, RPM Blast is probably one of the least "powerful" Poly strings in real play. Volkl Cyclone and Hyper-G are significantly more powerful in the same gauge.

But I suppose it could be racquet dependant, tension dependant and playing style dependant.

(Also depends on what you mean by "powerful")
RPM blast is very powerful, volley for some reason comes off like a rocket. powerful = big energy return.
 
#20
I never found it to be powerful.

There are so many variables though - racket, tension, players style...maybe it has a higher launch angle being a slippery string...I guess it all comes down to personal preference.
We are Not talking variables. I am talking about with Same racket and Same tension. Anyway, I do find it very odd with RPM blast. RPM blast is super powerful on volleys, but on the serves, I didn't think it was that powerful compared to other polys. Isn't that weird ?
 
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