Solinco prototype

Ultra 2

Professional
So I just acquired a set of 17g (1.20mm) of the Confidential 2.0. What were they attempting to do with this? Not sure why you would float around test samples and never follow through with a release. Odd
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
So I just acquired a set of 17g (1.20mm) of the Confidential 2.0. What were they attempting to do with this? Not sure why you would float around test samples and never follow through with a release. Odd
Where did you get it ? I would have loved to get one . I think they are supposed to release that string as well as other 2 new strings
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
OK ,, Finally got to hit with Solinco Confidential charcoal string. I must say all those nay sayers were Wrong..... It is very very nice string. It plays very similar to RPM blast. Very crisp and lively, little bit too lively but I think can be controlled with increase in tension. Spin potential Massive. its shape isn't as sharp as tourbite but still generate tons of Topspin. It has just as much power or slightly more as RPM blast which is a lot.
 

dr. godmode

Professional
OK ,, Finally got to hit with Solinco Confidential charcoal string. I must say all those nay sayers were Wrong..... It is very very nice string. It plays very similar to RPM blast. Very crisp and lively, little bit too lively but I think can be controlled with increase in tension. Spin potential Massive. its shape isn't as sharp as tourbite but still generate tons of Topspin. It has just as much power or slightly more as RPM blast which is a lot.
would you switch?
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
No idea. I don't have great insights when it comes to solinco
Ok I had another chance to hit with it today for good hour or so after the USTA match. Very impressed again. at 4 hour mark, string is still very lively and fresh. Massive easy spin. if you time the ball well out in front, ball explodes off the racket with massive topspin. and on the other side, ball will bounce explosively.
Very impressive on serves. Massive power potential and spin once again. String has lost some tension so it was harder to control but when struck well, serves had massive power and spin. but placement was bit off due to lack of control. Also groundies were flying on me even more now with tension loss. But I like what I have seen so far. I think this string at 16 G will have much better control. Also with higher tension as well.

Not sure why Solinco is taking so long to release this string. It will actually fit in very nicely with Tourbite and Hyper G. It plays nothing like these two strings. It plays much more similar to RPM blast with more spin potential.
 

dr. godmode

Professional
Ok I had another chance to hit with it today for good hour or so after the USTA match. Very impressed again. at 4 hour mark, string is still very lively and fresh. Massive easy spin. if you time the ball well out in front, ball explodes off the racket with massive topspin. and on the other side, ball will bounce explosively.
Very impressive on serves. Massive power potential and spin once again. String has lost some tension so it was harder to control but when struck well, serves had massive power and spin. but placement was bit off due to lack of control. Also groundies were flying on me even more now with tension loss. But I like what I have seen so far. I think this string at 16 G will have much better control. Also with higher tension as well.

Not sure why Solinco is taking so long to release this string. It will actually fit in very nicely with Tourbite and Hyper G. It plays nothing like these two strings. It plays much more similar to RPM blast with more spin potential.
Have you had a chance to try Head Experimental yet? Your review of Confidential closely mirrors my feelings of Experimental.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Have you had a chance to try Head Experimental yet? Your review of Confidential closely mirrors my feelings of Experimental.
No not yet. Is the head string Shaped ?? because solinco is shaped more than RPM blast, but by a lot but definitely shaped more than RPM. and does the head string have ton of power as well ? Solinco I used was very very Lively after it was strung. I just tapped on it few time after it was strung and it had that Ping sound and feel, and you can defintly feel it is very lively. but it also pocket the ball reasonable well which was surprising to me.
 

dr. godmode

Professional
No not yet. Is the head string Shaped ?? because solinco is shaped more than RPM blast, but by a lot but definitely shaped more than RPM. and does the head string have ton of power as well ? Solinco I used was very very Lively after it was strung. I just tapped on it few time after it was strung and it had that Ping sound and feel, and you can defintly feel it is very lively. but it also pocket the ball reasonable well which was surprising to me.
Yeah the head string is shaped; sharpness between tourbite and Hyper-G. Very lively, crisp and ball pocketing.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Yeah the head string is shaped; sharpness between tourbite and Hyper-G. Very lively, crisp and ball pocketing.
Do you know where or who I might be able to get a hold of some samples of that head string or this new solinco confidential string ? I like this new solinco so much I really would like one more set to keep testing it.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster

JoshyS

Rookie

SavvyStringer

Professional
That blue string isn't Hyper G soft by any chance, is it? if not, do you think that confidential 3 is completely different string than confidential 2 ? or Update on conf2 ?
HyperG soft is Green like regular HyperG but its a bit paler if that make sense. Very much like Tourbite soft is like a duller grey than Tourbite. I'm not sure about confidential 3 as being a name but obviously it's a thing. I have two different light blue strings by Solinco. They're ok but I prefer Confidential 2.0/ charcoal. It holds tension better and has the same profile as tourbite/hyperG rather than a different shape like the light blue stuff. From my last convo with them, the light blue stuff is on down the line and still in the testing phase. Confidential 2/Charcoal and HyperG soft are closer to production.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
HyperG soft is Green like regular HyperG but its a bit paler if that make sense. Very much like Tourbite soft is like a duller grey than Tourbite. I'm not sure about confidential 3 as being a name but obviously it's a thing. I have two different light blue strings by Solinco. They're ok but I prefer Confidential 2.0/ charcoal. It holds tension better and has the same profile as tourbite/hyperG rather than a different shape like the light blue stuff. From my last convo with them, the light blue stuff is on down the line and still in the testing phase. Confidential 2/Charcoal and HyperG soft are closer to production.
do you have info on what Gauges that Confidential 2 will be available as ? especially during initial release around December/ January.
 

SavvyStringer

Professional
do you have info on what Gauges that Confidential 2 will be available as ? especially during initial release around December/ January.
I know the three standard gauges of 16, 16L, and 17. I would think because it's Solinco and they like to vary their gauges and go really thin I would suspect there will also be an 18g if not a 19 and 20 at some point.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I know the three standard gauges of 16, 16L, and 17. I would think because it's Solinco and they like to vary their gauges and go really thin I would suspect there will also be an 18g if not a 19 and 20 at some point.
confidential 2.0 at 19 and 20 gauges may not be controllable due to their massive power. may have to string at 70lbs:eek:
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Have you had a chance to try Head Experimental yet? Your review of Confidential closely mirrors my feelings of Experimental.
I hit with this new confidential 2.0, will definitely switch to this when it comes out. This poly can generate more spin than tourbite with more pop. This is very surprising to me since tourbite has much sharper shape profile.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
LOL! I said main and crosses, not mains. Although I think the one you went to is better
OK, I am in about 8 hours into play time with this new Solinco confidential 2.0. It is starting to go Dead. Power is there but control is getting worse by the hour. One Odd observation I have made. With added hours of playtime,, I am having harder and harder time getting that massive topspin. I am still getting fair amount of topspin out of this string but No where near the amount as when it was freshly strung...………… Is this Normal ??o_O
 

megamind

Hall of Fame
OK, I am in about 8 hours into play time with this new Solinco confidential 2.0. It is starting to go Dead. Power is there but control is getting worse by the hour. One Odd observation I have made. With added hours of playtime,, I am having harder and harder time getting that massive topspin. I am still getting fair amount of topspin out of this string but No where near the amount as when it was freshly strung...………… Is this Normal ??o_O

how do you get access to the new string? when are they launching it?
 

Sabatini

New User
maybe you don't hit the ball as hard as he does. harder hitters find poly goes dead more quickly if not break first
That maybe true for you but I know some people in the German highest league who play Tour bite til it snaps. All the time. And that takes them about 5-10 hours, as most of them still play old school 18 x 20 frames.
I play it in the Prince 93p 18x20 version and it lasts 15 hours on carpet now and still plays wonderfully. I actually like it more than when fresh. I would consider our tennis as quite advanced level but what do I know, haha.

Still, in contrast to what most people think, the better players do not bash the balls like crazy all the time, but go more for length and placement. But that is whole other topic.
 
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