Toroline Ether opinions or reviews?

gold325

Semi-Pro

Just received my string pack. Can't try it for a few weeks. Anyone tried them yet?
 

antony

Professional
I have too many string sets to go through :( Including a bunch from Toroline.
I've liked Caviar and Super Toro so far though and have bought reels of them.

Use "GAMEON" for free shipping. I'm in for one set.
 
I have too many string sets to go through :( Including a bunch from Toroline.
I've liked Caviar and Super Toro so far though and have bought reels of them.

Use "GAMEON" for free shipping. I'm in for one set.
I just ordered a set of ether. I would like try SuperToro , but don’t want to buy a whole reel. What you like in exchange for a 12 m piece? I’ll send you my inventory when I get back into town next week if you are interested. Text Greg at three oh three, seven oh nine, four oh oh four.
 

jugheadfla

Rookie
I have a set of Ether on the way as well. I also still have a set of super toro from my original sample pack that I haven't tried yet.
 
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Looking4Pooh

New User
Tested three strings w/ my radical pros @ 52 pounds (crossed w/ polylon 17 @ 50 pounds). Hit with them side by side, 10 minutes each for 2 hours.

Hyper G 16L
Confidential 16L
Toroline Ether 17 (1.20)

Ether clearly the most spin potential, noticeable drop to the ball vs. the others which tended to “float” with a more linear trajectory (if that makes sense). Hyper G the most lively out of the bunch.

Ether was pretty comfortable straight away, feeling like a Confidential w/ more spin and comfort while still maintaining the control and predictability.

Spin - Ether, Hyper G, Confidential
Power - Hyper G, Ether/Confidential (p similar)
Comfort (although they’re all not really stiff imo) - Hyper G, Ether, Confidential

I want to get more hits in with them next week to solidify my thoughts, but the spin is the clearest for me.

Wish I had 17 gauge for an apples to apples comparison (as close you can get at least). Still have a half set of the ether so will have a chance to try for extended time before getting a reel. If all the strings I’ve tried now, ether seems to be the favorite for me to buy a reel.
 

gold325

Semi-Pro
Tested three strings w/ my radical pros @ 52 pounds (crossed w/ polylon 17 @ 50 pounds). Hit with them side by side, 10 minutes each for 2 hours.

Hyper G 16L
Confidential 16L
Toroline Ether 17 (1.20)

Ether clearly the most spin potential, noticeable drop to the ball vs. the others which tended to “float” with a more linear trajectory (if that makes sense). Hyper G the most lively out of the bunch.

Ether was pretty comfortable straight away, feeling like a Confidential w/ more spin and comfort while still maintaining the control and predictability.

Spin - Ether, Hyper G, Confidential
Power - Hyper G, Ether/Confidential (p similar)
Comfort (although they’re all not really stiff imo) - Hyper G, Ether, Confidential

I want to get more hits in with them next week to solidify my thoughts, but the spin is the clearest for me.

Wish I had 17 gauge for an apples to apples comparison (as close you can get at least). Still have a half set of the ether so will have a chance to try for extended time before getting a reel. If all the strings I’ve tried now, ether seems to be the favorite for me to buy a reel.
Nice review. Any further updates?

I'm planning to cross with Tier One Ghostwire OR OGSM Synthetic Gut (I love the feel of Syn Gut, especially on the mains)
 

Looking4Pooh

New User
Ghost wire sounds like it'd be a great cross! Any smooth round poly sounds like it'd play really well.

I tested in an RF97, felt a lot more muted this time around. I am actually switching rackets to the new blade, so I will have another chance to test again. But the spin jumps out for sure, one of it's best characteristics. Need more time with it as I've heard other people say it's stiffer than a confidential, but I didn't have the same thoughts (will have to see).
 

Yamin

Professional
My custom 98 clash's are supposed to arrive from Wilson any week now.... Have a set of Ether waiting to compare to HGS, HG, and Black Knight.
 

antony

Professional
Just tried Absolute and it was good but it became too soft, so I'm getting it restrung. I should have strung it at my normal tension. Instead, I went down two pounds. I am getting it back with Ether tomorrow at 59lbs, my normal tension. I think Caviar is my favorite from Toroline so far. I think Caviar crossed with Absolute would possibly be good. I think Super Toro is good too, and I'm undecided on whether I prefer Caviar or Super Toro. They're fairly similar but I think Caviar is a little crisper and livelier.
 
Ether: good control, decent spin. Boardy feeling. Stiff. No power to speak of. Uncomfortable enough that I noticed it after a couple hours hitting. Can’t comment on durability since I realized I couldn’t play with it and removed it before end of life.

I classify this as another “me too” rounded squarish low powered made in Taiwan under contract string for a company not big enough to control its own production facilities, so we’ll see something similar using the same worn out extrusion mold that barely makes the cross section square under another name. It didn’t give me anything special. In some ways it behaved like a dark blue Hyper-G, and wouldn’t be surprised if it was made on the same equipment. Appreciate that Toroline sells samples for 4 bucks and it only cost me most of an hour to string up and try.
 
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antony

Professional
Ether: good control, decent spin. Boardy feeling. Stiff. No power to speak of. Uncomfortable enough that I noticed it after a couple hours hitting. Can’t comment on durability since I realized I couldn’t play with it and removed it before end of life.

I classify this as another “me too” rounded squarish low powered made in Taiwan under contract string for a company not big enough to control its own production facilities, so we’ll see something similar using the same worn out extrusion mold that barely makes the cross section square under another name. It didn’t give me anything special. Appreciate that Toroline sells samples 4 bucks and it only cost me most of an hour to string up and try.
Ether is okay. Nice blue color. Didn’t feel great, spinny but not too spinny—shapes balls but doesn’t overly spin balls. I don’t love it though for some reason. Would try mixed with Toroline Absolute maybe
 

jugheadfla

Rookie
Anyone have more opinions / reviews on Ether?
I have the same feelings as the previous couple comments, decent spin, good control, but what really turned me off of this string is the extremely high tension drop. I play with a GP which usually keeps tension very well with most strings even if they are soft, but with Ether, it was terrible. On a Friday night I was drilling for about 3 hours in prep for a match on Saturday and it felt ok during that time. When I went to warm up for the match, the ball was flying all over the place and you could tell by the sound of the strings that the tension had dropped immensely. They sounded like I had been hitting with them for 12 hours. Luckily I had my other GP freshly strung up with Ether as well and I was able to play with it during the match, but that was the end of it for me. There are just much better options out there for 4 sided strings. Pass
 

antony

Professional
Unless I find another square string that performs the same and is cheaper, I'm sticking with Wasabi as a cross for my Mayami Big Spin setups.
I have so many packets of Wasabi but I’ve just never used the string yet. Absolute is a nice cross because it’s soft but still has good characteristics to complement a spinny main imo. If you haven’t tried absolute as a cross it’s worth a shot. I’m going to try natural gut as a cross next
 

LocNetMonster

Professional
I have so many packets of Wasabi but I’ve just never used the string yet. Absolute is a nice cross because it’s soft but still has good characteristics to complement a spinny main imo. If you haven’t tried absolute as a cross it’s worth a shot
I have a half set of Absolute left and reel of Wasabi. I tried Absolute in the mains and wasn't impressed. I'll give it a try as a cross probably with multi or gut main to see how the fairs.
 

antony

Professional
I have a half set of Absolute left and reel of Wasabi. I tried Absolute in the mains and wasn't impressed. I'll give it a try as a cross probably with multi or gut main to see how the fairs.
Why not cross it with your big spin on the mains?
 

Yamin

Professional
Finally got to play it at 50lbs in a clash. Didn't care for the feel in this racket but it played well. High spin and power but with a bit less bite than most shaped strings. It's a bit stiffer than hyper g 17 and more plastic like. Bit less pocketing but the ball still moves. Hyper g has better control.

Worth a try.
 
Turns out Ether is just a thinner version of wasabi.
Hadn’t thought about, so measured it. Yes, Ether is about 0.02 mm smaller in all dimensions. It was also interesting that both were more of a rectangular than square cross section.
 
Finally got to play it at 50lbs in a clash. Didn't care for the feel in this racket but it played well. High spin and power but with a bit less bite than most shaped strings. It's a bit stiffer than hyper g 17 and more plastic like. Bit less pocketing but the ball still moves. Hyper g has better control.

Worth a try.
This stated exactly what I found with Super Toro. It played well, but was very low powered, which tells me I’ll be paying for it later since I had to swing really hard on everything. So it sums it up until Yamin said it was worth a try. I’ll pass next time and save my elbow. There are more comfortable square polys out there that play as well or better.
 

SOY78

Professional
It is on my list of strings to try in my Head Gravity Pro at 45# ;) Can't wait to pop a string soon ;)
 
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