Has anyone out there played with this yet? If so, please describe it characteristics. And can anyone compare it to Alu Power? I see that TW doesn't sell Tier One. But there are other places to get it.
Won't last as long as Alu? That's terrible. Alu only last a few hours. I guess I won't be giving this one a try then.I've never tried it in a full bed, but it's softer than Alu Power, very spin friendly, won't last as long though. Others can probably advise on this string better.
Thank youI just played with it for the first time this morning. There probably is a lot of recency bias in what I am about to say.
I strung the 17G in my Vcore 97 310 at 48/45. I did have one issue when I was tying off the bottom cross. The string ripped off before I finished tying it. I still had enough string to tie a good knot. I know this issue has a lot more to do with the user that the string. I just want to give you an idea of how soft it is. I will be more aware of this next time.
I played a near perfect set and a half. I have not played with Alu power. I can compare it to Solinco Revolution, which is my favorite of the Solinco strings. Both BK and Revolution are hexagonal shaped strings. However, the vertices on Rev are sharper. Without reading the package detail I would have thought BK was round. BK's coating is quite slick. I was just using Yonex PTP right before this and would say the coating is slicker than that. I have only used it for an hour so I will have to see how long that last.
Overall it was a very comfortable string. BK seems similar to revolution in term of trajectory, spin, and power. From the first hit, I was able to swing out fully as well as spin short angles off the court. The difference is that BK seems to have a crisper more direct feel.
I've only played the 1.28 but it was very different from the beginning to the end.Any comparisons between Black Knight 1.23 and 1.28? Is tension maintenance any better with 1.28?