Tour Bite Rough vs Hyper G

ryushen21

Legend
Did a little reading that the Rough version of TB is supposed to be a little softer than the original and provide a lot of spin. I've been a pretty dedicated Hyper G user for about the last six months. Has anyone hit with these two and can give a better comparison?
 

socallefty

Legend
I haven't, but I recommend trying HyperG Soft if you feel that HyperG is causing discomfort. That's the only issue I had with HyperG and that has been resolved with HyperG Soft which is a very similar string that is more comfortable.
 

ryushen21

Legend
I haven't, but I recommend trying HyperG Soft if you feel that HyperG is causing discomfort. That's the only issue I had with HyperG and that has been resolved with HyperG Soft which is a very similar string that is more comfortable.
It's not a comfort issue. I string at 48lbs and have had zero issues with Hyper G. I was just wondering about spin potential and if the TB Rough might be worth looking at.
 
It's been a long time since I hit TB Rough but I'd give the spin edge to Hyper G. I find most textured poly to be counter-intuitive for top spin. I like them for biting the ball on slices but they tend to have higher string to string friction, which I don't think is what you want for top spin. If I recall, you want high string to ball friction and low string to string, which a lot of shaped strings (like Hyper G) are good for.
 

socallefty

Legend
It's not a comfort issue. I string at 48lbs and have had zero issues with Hyper G. I was just wondering about spin potential and if the TB Rough might be worth looking at.
Thanks for clarifying what you are looking for. I have not hit with TB Rough. Tour Bite had much less spin and control for me than HyperG.
 

Folsom_Stringer_Musa

Professional
Thanks for clarifying what you are looking for. I have not hit with TB Rough. Tour Bite had much less spin and control for me than HyperG.
According to TW String Database testing metrics, TB (16) has spin potential of 6.7 vs 7.0 of HyperG (16)
So the gap is not that big. Both are 5 sided string.

On the control side, yes. HG has better tension maintenance and stiffer than TB.
 

bluebonsai

New User
I’ve played both. Hyper g has excellent bite and spin with really vertical / windshield wiper type strokes, but I find it’s unpredictable with more horizontal / flat strokes. Tour Bite Rough trades some loss of spin potential for better linear control and feel. TBR is still a very spin friendly string, just not as dramatically so as HG. I prefer TBR to HG for this reason.
My uneducated guess as to why this is the case is that the dappling that makes the string “rough” takes the four sided TB and makes it rounder, and in general round polys give me better linear control and feel but less bite and spin. I actually really like HG once it gets past 12-15 hours of play time, which I think might be because of a similar reason, which is that over time the four sided profile gets ground down into a rounder shape.
As an aside the rough version of TB plays very different from the regular version. Regular TB is to me pretty much a stiffer deader version of HG. Rough plays softer w much better feel, more pop, and better control.
 
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