Toalson String Reviews

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  1. M Pillai

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    I happend to try a few Toalson strings recently. I will post my reviews on those strings in this thread one by one when I get time.
     
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  2. M Pillai

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    Here is the first one:

    Toalson Rencon Devilspin 17g (Red/Black) co-poly strings Play Test

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    • Tension(s) used for playtest 54lb mains x 52lb crosses

    • Racquet used for test Boris Becker Delta Core Melbourne (18x20)

    • Feel

      This is a unique string. I really like how this played during the whole playtest. The string has a biting effect on brushing strokes, due to its surface/edges, but at the same time have a really smooth snapback. It has that good feel similar to that of a fresh Weiss Cannon Ultra Cable, but keeps that same feel more or less for a longer period. The touch and feel of the string is good as well. Tried some drop shots, and touch slices and was accurate enough for my likings.

    • Power

      Ok these strings are a bit more powerful that for my liking. Had some issues because of it initially. But I am probably a bit more used to dead strings and swing out style, which might have to do with it. But after some adjustment period, I started to love the comparatively easier power than some other poly strings, especially when you have to flatten out a bit on some of those down the line shots to take time away.

    • Spin

      Did extremely well in this department. I was infact expecting it to do good because of the sharp edges and smooth snapback. And yes, it lived upto the expectaion. What it surprised me is how long it kept that same freshness, compared to some other top performers in this category. I would not rate this string higher than some other strings in spin category fresh out of the packages (for example Weiss Cannon Ultra cable), but it definitely extends the goodness.

    • Comfort

      I am so used to poly strings, and I find this string a bit more towards the softer poly. So very comfortable for a poly.

    • Durability

      Durability from a pure “breaking string” point, it is not a strong string. But from a practical durability point this is extremely good. Practical durability, for me means keeping the string qualities long, and keeping it playable long. I think it excels in this department for a poly string.

    • Control

      I had some issues at the beginning but after the adjustment period, the string gave me enough confidence, and once I started to swing confidently the control was excellent. The string will appear too powerful on flattened out swings, but know that the biting surface and extra spin will keep the ball in, as long as you brush the ball good. Essentially you just have to trust the string, and hit out as long as you are topspin player.

    • In general I think this is a great premium poly string, which does provide a good balance of power, spin and durability. I think this has a good chance of my next goto string. But I think the price a bit higher for frequest string breaking, regular Joe’s like me. The packaging itself was too flashy & premium, and I would be willing to buy non-packages string for a bit more lower cost. After some thought, I think I may still have to keep a bit more less expensive string as my regular string, and maybe keep Devil Spin as a string for some occations. But I am going to recommend this string to some of the folks whom I regularly string rackets, since some of them are willing to spend extra for better quality string.
    On top of this, in general I think it is still tough to get Toalson strings in USA. But I think they are making some progress in this, have a US rep now and a few shops now sell their strings.
     
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  3. PSC85

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    Try joker core. One of the softest poly I’ve hit with


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  4. nycoara

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    Lets try Toalson Profocus and HD Aster.
    Softer than Joker Core, and more power and spin potential and amazing tension maintain.

     
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  5. M Pillai

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    Well.... I will try Joker Core/ HD Aster if I get chance. But what I have now are Profocus, T8 and Splagauge. Will do Profocus next, after I am done with another brand I am trying now.
     
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  6. Tennis_Monk

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    Has anyone used Toalson and tierone FireWire? How do they compared?
     
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  7. mscream

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    Interesting, I tried the same string (Devil Spin) and it was the stiffest string I have ever played with.
     
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  8. M Pillai

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    It is all a comparison. Once you try some strings like Wilson Revolve or Prince ProBlend Kevlar or even the Prince XC 15L you will put many other polys into lively string category. Also sometimes has to watchout for some other external variables, all strings are lively when playing against an opponent who provide a lot of free pace.
     
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  9. stephenclown

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    Interested in how you found T8 as its sold in 100m sets for a decent price for a multi. Meant to have high durability which is also so hard to find these days with this type of string in a soft package.

    I find toalson interesting and always enjoyed JDM gear which it looks like it is, although they usually export products that do not have such tight QC. Golf is huge with JDM, completely different level of quality in the japanese market and same as table-tennis, butterfly products in japan are on a whole other level.
     
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  10. Zodd

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    Nice review OP - looking forward to more! Have played a couple of Toalson synguts and multis before and have been very pleased but have yet to try any of their polys.

    Out of curiosity - what other brand/model polys have you played enough to use as a sort benchmark? Might be easier to interpret your reviews if we know what you compare them too.
     
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  11. Zodd

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    @M Pillai was the string pre stretched during stringing?
     
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  12. M Pillai

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    No. I am not much of a pre-stretch fan, especially on poly strings. But on a constant pull, I use approximately 20 second pull to settle, when stringing.
     
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  13. M Pillai

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    Toalson ProFocus 17g (Blue) co-poly strings Play Test

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    • Tension(s) used for playtest 54lb mains x 52lb crosses

    • Racquet used for test Boris Becker Delta Core Melbourne (18x20)

    • Feel

      Totally different than the DevilSpin I tested earlier. This one reminds me a lot of the Volkl Cyclone 17. Just like Volkl Cyclone, Profocus seems like a allround good performer. Good firm feel, giving you confidence to swing out.

    • Power

      Average power for a poly string. The firm feel makes it look like a low power string, but flattened out shots had tons of power. I did not have much adjustment period with these strings, since they are not to any extreme on any categories a player care about.

    • Spin

      Just like you expect from most poly strings, Profocus do provide good spin. The string to string tension seems really low, and combined with the firm characteristics provide good snapback. So as long as you like the feel of the strings, you wont be unhappy about spin.

    • Comfort

      It is comfortable for a poly, but is not too soft in feel. It does have a firm feel to it, but still is not too hard on hands, probably because the stringbed is non-locking, thanks to slick surface.

    • Durability

      Durability is average for a poly. It did break on my playtest after 6hrs (earlier than a Volkl Cyclone). But partly it is my fault because the break was on a mishit serve. I checked the notches on the mains after breaking, and it was approximately as expected from a Cyclone at this time. So if I did not had that mishit, I believe it should have lasted as much as a Cyclone.

    • Control

      The firm feel on the string provide good directional control, and do provide enough confidence to take good cuts at the ball. You feel more connected with the ball through this string.

    • The summary is that, this is an all around performing poly string. You wont be disappointed with string in any category, but at the same time if you have been using different poly strings, you wont be amazed by any specific quality of the string as well. The packaging is really premium. I am not a big fan of spending too much money in the packaging though. But I am sure some folks do care about it. For folks who do hybrid, profocus can be a really good candidate for crosses, due to its slickness.
     
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  14. M Pillai

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    Being a string maniac, and a stringer myself, I had played with a plenty of strings (too many to name here).
    My regular setup, before the poly craziness spoiled me, was Ashaway Kevlar 16 mains @ 56lbs and Topspin Concept Pure 17 crosses @ 48lbs. But recently I had been changing up different full poly hybrids like a maniac with no satisfaction. A few times I did try multifilaments/synthetic guts as full bed or only on mains as well.

     
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