Tourna Big Hitter Silver 7 Tour

Injured Again

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Pretty happy with session #1 but Im always a fan of fresh string beds. Ill see in a few hours how it holds up but playability is supposed to be this string big strength. Loved it on the forehand ! slice was good as well.
@Wheelz Are you using 16 or 17 gauge? And is this in a Clash or Clash Tour/Pro, and at what tension?
 

Wheelz

Semi-Pro
Clash Tour 17g. @48
Just played two sets. Friend was playing good. Very rewarding win. I liked the string. Again maybe I could up tension 2pounds but it's not far. I am very tempted to get a reel. What do you use ?16 or 17?
@Wheelz Are you using 16 or 17 gauge? And is this in a Clash or Clash Tour/Pro, and at what tension?
 

Injured Again

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Clash Tour 17g. @48
Just played two sets. Friend was playing good. Very rewarding win. I liked the string. Again maybe I could up tension 2pounds but it's not far. I am very tempted to get a reel. What do you use ?16 or 17?
I use the 17 gauge in an 18x19 SW104. I string the middle eight mains at 49 pounds and the middle five crosses at 44 pounds, decreasing tension towards the edges. I'm not the cleanest ball striker and I feel like this sorta-proportional stringing makes the stringbed more forgiving when I miss the sweetspot. I've also found that this stringing method seems to make S7T a bit less sensitive to launch angle changes with tension differences. For instance, if I use the same tension for all mains and all crosses, the launch angle difference between 49 and 51 pounds is noticeable, and even with the good tension stability the launch angle will change a bit as S7T has its initial tension loss. Those changes seem minimized in my racquet with this stringing method, and let's me play the string until breaking with really good playability up until the last hour.
 

cameron9713

New User
Clash Tour 17g. @48
Just played two sets. Friend was playing good. Very rewarding win. I liked the string. Again maybe I could up tension 2pounds but it's not far. I am very tempted to get a reel. What do you use ?16 or 17?
I'm a fan of the 17g. I enjoyed lower tensions (as low as 40lbs) in my Yonex DR98 but have noticed I 50lbs is the sweet spot for my Blade 98 v7 (16x19). I haven't tried varying the tension toward the edges as @Injured Again mentioned but I might have to give it a try. I've gone through 2 reels of the 17g S7T at this point and have been very happy with it. A few of my friends I play with have switched over to it as well.
 

JOSHL

Hall of Fame
Just bought a reel of 17g. Now the test for a cross string begins. So far the leader is Big Bitter silver rough.
 

Wheelz

Semi-Pro
Anothe couple of hours of hitting. Damn I like it on the forehand. Well I like the feel of the strings when I strike it well, which happens more often on the forehand.

How long does the playability last on the 17g? Tension maintenance on the 16 looks solid on paper (19%)
 

Injured Again

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Just bought a reel of 17g. Now the test for a cross string begins. So far the leader is Big Bitter silver rough.
It works pretty well as a full bed. I'm not sure you can gain a whole lot by using a different cross unless you really wanted to soften the stringbed or you want to significant reduce the crisp response. The problem if you use a different poly is that the tension maintenance on S7T is good so the cross will loosen up more and that could result in an inconsistent response from the stringbed as it ages.
 

Injured Again

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Anothe couple of hours of hitting. Damn I like it on the forehand. Well I like the feel of the strings when I strike it well, which happens more often on the forehand.

How long does the playability last on the 17g? Tension maintenance on the 16 looks solid on paper (19%)
Playability in the 17 gauge remains very good for me up until about the last hour before it notches through and breaks. That's around 12 hours in my SW104 so with my rotation of three racquets, I'm stringing a racquet about every week and a half to two weeks and none of the strings are older than about a month. In that time, the tension loss doesn't affect performance in any significant way. Launch angle is pretty consistent from beginning to end, as is the amount of pop from the stringbed. In that last hour, the strings really move and get stuck out of position and grip on the ball decreases, which makes me hit flatter and that's when I usually will pop the string.
 

chic

Professional
It works pretty well as a full bed. I'm not sure you can gain a whole lot by using a different cross unless you really wanted to soften the stringbed or you want to significant reduce the crisp response. The problem if you use a different poly is that the tension maintenance on S7T is good so the cross will loosen up more and that could result in an inconsistent response from the stringbed as it ages.
I also like it fb,

But when I was trying out crosses I tended to break before crosses lost tension compared to the mains. I rip topspin honda heavy though, so the mains take a beating
 

Jouke

Semi-Pro
The breaking is the reason I dont string this for anyone but myself anymore. Had it break a couple of times on guys playing higher leagues. All they want is something they can trust.
 

Wheelz

Semi-Pro
Keeping an eye on notching, 5-6h in. Feels like it's more than usual but I did play against strong hitters lately and I also like to hit hard against those guys.
 

chic

Professional
Keeping an eye on notching, 5-6h in. Feels like it's more than usual but I did play against strong hitters lately and I also like to hit hard against those guys.
Ime it's pretty notched by around 10 hours of mostly singles, but it breaks around 13 for me usually so idrc
 

jangotango

Rookie
If you're having really big issues on shearing and premature breakage with BHS7T, I can highly recommend Tourna Grit. It's a little softer/muted than BHS7T, but more comfy and has a better uniform stringbed feel. Quite good spin, power, and feel though. Shaped and (oddly) textured aswell for cheap!
 

Injured Again

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Well, I had two more shear breaks since I last posted about it in early August, with the second one this morning. I hit a good serve out wide in the deuce court, got a slightly mis-hit return, and went for a warp speed forehand winner down the line. Which was great until the ball bounced sideways a little bit and I caught the ball near, but not at the frame and also off-center. The shot was a winner, and I got another shear break.



Here's the section poking out through the frame:



And the section that is inside the frame, showing again what looks like a void in the string, or possibly poor mixing of the materials that make up the string. I guess it could also be a shadow, but it doesn't look like it:



This string had maybe three hours on it. In it's position, the longer main would have had 44 pounds and the shorter main would have 42 pounds of tension. There isn't any sign that there was a twist as it went around the grommet.

The faith is getting shaken a bit more with every shear break. So I guess I'll be string testing for a while. First up, Cyclone Tour, a string I've never tried.

 

JOSHL

Hall of Fame
Well, I had two more shear breaks since I last posted about it in early August, with the second one this morning. I hit a good serve out wide in the deuce court, got a slightly mis-hit return, and went for a warp speed forehand winner down the line. Which was great until the ball bounced sideways a little bit and I caught the ball near, but not at the frame and also off-center. The shot was a winner, and I got another shear break.



Here's the section poking out through the frame:



And the section that is inside the frame, showing again what looks like a void in the string, or possibly poor mixing of the materials that make up the string. I guess it could also be a shadow, but it doesn't look like it:



This string had maybe three hours on it. In it's position, the longer main would have had 44 pounds and the shorter main would have 42 pounds of tension. There isn't any sign that there was a twist as it went around the grommet.

The faith is getting shaken a bit more with every shear break. So I guess I'll be string testing for a while. First up, Cyclone Tour, a string I've never tried.

Cyclone tour is very springy! Be careful! Lol
 

Injured Again

Hall of Fame
Cyclone tour is very springy! Be careful! Lol
Especially in the 18 gauge that I used! I know that @g4driver says the 16 gauge is the only way to go and I absolutely believe him, but the swingweight on my SW104 is at the top of where I want it so I have to stick to a pretty thin string.

I did string it up tighter - I used 52 pounds in the center eight mains and 47 pounds in the center five crosses, versus 48 and 43 pounds with S7T.
 

AA7

Professional
Well, I had two more shear breaks since I last posted about it in early August, with the second one this morning. I hit a good serve out wide in the deuce court, got a slightly mis-hit return, and went for a warp speed forehand winner down the line. Which was great until the ball bounced sideways a little bit and I caught the ball near, but not at the frame and also off-center. The shot was a winner, and I got another shear break.



Here's the section poking out through the frame:



And the section that is inside the frame, showing again what looks like a void in the string, or possibly poor mixing of the materials that make up the string. I guess it could also be a shadow, but it doesn't look like it:



This string had maybe three hours on it. In it's position, the longer main would have had 44 pounds and the shorter main would have 42 pounds of tension. There isn't any sign that there was a twist as it went around the grommet.

The faith is getting shaken a bit more with every shear break. So I guess I'll be string testing for a while. First up, Cyclone Tour, a string I've never tried.

Just go with hyper-g...can't go wrong with that. i played with bhs7t this week just to test it out again.. i usually play with hyper-g 17g. honestly i thought hyper-g was more comfortable tho i did appreciate such predictable and linear response from bhs7t. I think my tension was too high at 50. I was surprised how stiff it felt. Best feeling is tour sniper. Very crisp and comfortable but launch angle is little low on 18x20. It was ok in v7 16x19 though. I wish they made thinner gauge of tour Sniper.
 

Injured Again

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Just go with hyper-g...can't go wrong with that. i played with bhs7t this week just to test it out again.. i usually play with hyper-g 17g. honestly i thought hyper-g was more comfortable tho i did appreciate such predictable and linear response from bhs7t. I think my tension was too high at 50. I was surprised how stiff it felt. Best feeling is tour sniper. Very crisp and comfortable but launch angle is little low on 18x20. It was ok in v7 16x19 though. I wish they made thinner gauge of tour Sniper.
I tried Tour Sniper back when it was still known as the "prototype" string and found it to be a pretty decent string but pretty low powered. I believe I need more help from the string so I've been gravitating towards mid- and higher-powered poly strings. But also because of the 18x19 pattern, I want to use a string no thicker than about 1.20.

That being said, I hit with the Cyclone Tour this morning and it's a very nice feel. Pretty powerful, nice pocketing sensation, and very comfortable. It just lacks a bit of the bite on the ball that S7T has. A couple of times when I was trying to hit a looping, heavy topspin shot, I just didn't get the lift on the ball and it ended up kind of feeling like the ball slid off the strings a bit.

Tension maintenance has been okay so far - it feels no different at the end of 90 hard minutes versus at the beginning. There's a bit of denting at the notches but no clear notching yet.

I did buy two sets of string to test from Tennis Warehouse. The other one is.....
 

hotasice

Semi-Pro
Anyone try S7T as a cross with gut in the mains?

I know the general consensus is the S7T will eat through the gut but interested in real world experiences. I read that some of us have no problem using edged poly crosses like Savage as a cross to gut but realize we all play differently.

I normally use a smooth round poly like Max Power as a cross with gut mains and the gut will fray and break after anywhere between 15-25 hours.
 
That being said, I hit with the Cyclone Tour this morning and it's a very nice feel. Pretty powerful, nice pocketing sensation, and very comfortable. It just lacks a bit of the bite on the ball that S7T has. A couple of times when I was trying to hit a looping, heavy topspin shot, I just didn't get the lift on the ball and it ended up kind of feeling like the ball slid off the strings a bit.
Cyclone Tour is known to be really spin friendly, even by the TW String Comparison Tool. I'd say it has even higher spin potential than S7T.
 

Injured Again

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Cyclone Tour is known to be really spin friendly, even by the TW String Comparison Tool. I'd say it has even higher spin potential than S7T.
Just was not that way for me. I believe that while those measurements of ball/string and string/string friction are useful, the interaction of strings hitting the ball is much more dynamically complex than can be determined by a couple of measurements at a specific condition that will only momentarily occur during that ball strike.

In the end, I've learned to compensate for a loss of lift and ball velocity when I moved to S7T from an even more spin capable string so I am pretty confident I cana djust here as well. The other benefits of CT are worth it to me, at least at this moment.
 

ryushen21

Hall of Fame
I'm about to put S7T in two of my frames (Ultra Tour and PC600). I've been using Hyper G 17 at 48. Any reason that I would to adjust the tension as part of that change or should I be ok?
 
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Injured Again

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I'm about to put S7T in two of my frames (Ultra Toura and PC600). I've been using Hyper G 17 at 48. Any reason that I would to adjust the tension as part of that change or should I be ok?
It's a more crisp and slightly stiffer string that holds tension a little bit better than Hyper-G so you are probably safe to go down a couple of pounds without losing any control. At least if you are talking 17 gauge versions in both strings.
 

ryushen21

Hall of Fame
It's a more crisp and slightly stiffer string that holds tension a little bit better than Hyper-G so you are probably safe to go down a couple of pounds without losing any control. At least if you are talking 17 gauge versions in both strings.
They're both 18x20 patterns so I'm going to use 17g S7T. I'll give it a try at 46.

Thanks for the tip.
 

Injured Again

Hall of Fame
They're both 18x20 patterns so I'm going to use 17g S7T. I'll give it a try at 46.

Thanks for the tip.
S7T seems more sensitive to string spacing then Hyper-G because it is longitudinally stiffer. What I mean by this is that if you take a piece of Hyper-G and a piece of S7T and clamp them so that a one cm segment sticks up, the S7T will take more force to bend. So in a tight pattern, S7T seems to feel stiffer than the actual tension would indicate.

When I first had a long term demo of the v7 Blade 98's, at one point I strung them both up with 17 gauge S7T at 46 pounds and the 18x20 was too stiff for me at that tension. I think i ended up restringing at 43 pounds, which was better but still pretty stiff. The guys using that same 18x20 have Alu Power 1.25 at 47 pounds, I believe.

As another example, in my SW104 that is 18x19, I've been stringing the center eight mains at 48 pounds and the center five crosses at 43/44 pounds, decreasing into the 30's for the outside crosses and mains, and the stringbed still had good firmness and control, in my opinion. I couldn't go that low with Hyper-G - I'd stick with the tensions I used when I last had that string in my racquet in a 1.20 gauge, which was 51 for the center mains and 46 for the center crosses.

I guess what I'm saying is that it's better to be a bit low than too high with S7T in a dense string pattern racquet.
 

jwocky

Rookie
@Injured Again - sorry to hear about your wrist issues

FWIW (not to muddy the waters) - I have had Tourna BHS7T 1.30mm/ Kirschbaum Super Smash Orange 1.28mm in my Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200 (18x20, 365g, 31cm) at 23 kg M/X (~50.6 lbs) and it has been a very good set up - tension maintenance, durability, spin and control - after about 15-20 min of settling.

P.S.: I have not experienced any shear breaks with BHS7T, but have been using the thicker gauge.
 

FIRETennis

Semi-Pro
Anyone try S7T as a cross with gut in the mains?

I know the general consensus is the S7T will eat through the gut but interested in real world experiences. I read that some of us have no problem using edged poly crosses like Savage as a cross to gut but realize we all play differently.

I normally use a smooth round poly like Max Power as a cross with gut mains and the gut will fray and break after anywhere between 15-25 hours.
I've tried S7T as a cross with VS mains a while back when I was playing with a Pure Aero Tour.
Feeling very similar to full bed crispness yet very soft. Very good spin, very crisp, high launch angle. Usual amazing tension maintenance.
The sharp edges do rub the gut a bit more than a slick poly but I still got ~12-14h out of it.. usually in that frame gut/poly lasts anywhere from 12-16h.
If you like the feeling of the S7T then it's worth trying once as a cross with gut. I ended up changing frames eventually and using other crosses just because I still found the off center hits a bit jarring with S7T (and the sheer breaks are annoying).
 

Wheelz

Semi-Pro
I had one freshly strung and one with 12+ hours (it was about to break). I am not sure I could pass the blind test... So far I tried 48 with success, 42 with less success and not stringing one at 51. It seems to feel stiff when I string it and pull the lever but on the court I feel like there is a good give in the string. Maybe more string movement from the start then other models I've tried ?!
 

Injured Again

Hall of Fame
@Injured Again - sorry to hear about your wrist issues

FWIW (not to muddy the waters) - I have had Tourna BHS7T 1.30mm/ Kirschbaum Super Smash Orange 1.28mm in my Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200 (18x20, 365g, 31cm) at 23 kg M/X (~50.6 lbs) and it has been a very good set up - tension maintenance, durability, spin and control - after about 15-20 min of settling.

P.S.: I have not experienced any shear breaks with BHS7T, but have been using the thicker gauge.
Just to be clear, my wrist issues are because it is technically dislocated and has been for the past 48 years. I fell when I was 11 years old and all my weight ended up on my extended right arm. When it was reset, the doctor didn't realize that there was a bone fragment that made the wrist joint heal out of alignment. That bump that everyone has on the pinky finger side of their wrist is about three times more prominent in my wrist.

It's been fine all these years - I've had no problems bench pressing up to 295 pounds (never was able to get one rep at 300...) but I think age has finally caught up with me and now it's more sensitive to repetitive stress than ever, and especially so as my eyesight isn't as good and I mis-hit more than I used to. Adding to that is I've been trying to get a bit more wrist layback on my forehand and it's a mess when I'm hitting the frame more than the strings. So it's really not S7T that did my wrist in. It's undoubtedly a pretty firm string but works at low tensions that help with cushioning.
 

identitee

New User
I’m playing an Ultra Tour and I’m wondering how much weight these string will add to my setup (I’m already at the higher end of my spec range). Would anyone be able to tell me how much these strings weigh?
 

jangotango

Rookie
I’m playing an Ultra Tour and I’m wondering how much weight these string will add to my setup (I’m already at the higher end of my spec range). Would anyone be able to tell me how much these strings weigh?
This is a relatively light, thin string. I believe there were some measurements made in the TW Playtest thread, and the 17 gauge BHS7T weighed less than Tour Bite 17 gauge. It will not add much weight to your stick while still performing wonderfully.
 

Wheelz

Semi-Pro
Ill guess like an average 1.25mm string ? Should be nice to try in the UT ( i just traded mine once I got my Tourna reel). It<ll probably add a bit of height to launch angle, spin and good pocketing. Once it breaks in that good pocketing feeling remains for a while, I found so far.
Only thing for weight I can really add is I just strung an ezone98 that had Yonex Poly Tour Strike 1.25mm with my tourna 1.25 and the tourna was 1g more.
 

Injured Again

Hall of Fame
I’m playing an Ultra Tour and I’m wondering how much weight these string will add to my setup (I’m already at the higher end of my spec range). Would anyone be able to tell me how much these strings weigh?
The 17 gauge Silver 7 Tour is a pretty thin string, comparable to 1.20 Tour Bite. Here's a closeup of the two of them. S7T is on the right.



Most poly strings are relatively the same weight based on how much material there is. The only strings I've found to be lighter than typical, and that's only by 1-2 grams per entire stringbed, are the elastic Volkl strings, V-Square and V-Torque, but interestingly not Cyclone Tour.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
I’m playing an Ultra Tour and I’m wondering how much weight these string will add to my setup (I’m already at the higher end of my spec range). Would anyone be able to tell me how much these strings weigh?
It weighs around 14.5-15 grams. Its a little lighter than a typical 1.25 poly which is 16.
 

chic

Professional
Welp, 3 shear breaks in 2 days. 2 of them in the same game of the same match.

If I miss-hit it wasn't by enough to justify this. 2 of the string beds had ≤6 hrs on them the third was a bit older but still <10 hrs. I think the cold in the northeast is starting to be a factor.

Anyone have any similar strings they like that are still ≤100 per reel (even if I have to ship from eu for those prices. I love the way these hit but I don't have time to restring that often.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Welp, 3 shear breaks in 2 days. 2 of them in the same game of the same match.

If I miss-hit it wasn't by enough to justify this. 2 of the string beds had ≤6 hrs on them the third was a bit older but still <10 hrs. I think the cold in the northeast is starting to be a factor.

Anyone have any similar strings they like that are still ≤100 per reel (even if I have to ship from eu for those prices. I love the way these hit but I don't have time to restring that often.
if you can find a deal on cyclone tour that may be the only thing close in the same price range. I used to get rslyon from overseas for around $100
 

chic

Professional
if you can find a deal on cyclone tour that may be the only thing close in the same price range. I used to get rslyon from overseas for around $100
I've been thinking about this anyway since g4 pushes it so heavily...

I'd prefer not to have to be deal hunting though. And switching to 16g doesn't seem like what I'm looking for.

It looks like the standard price is 129 now though. That's not terrible.
 

Injured Again

Hall of Fame
Welp, 3 shear breaks in 2 days. 2 of them in the same game of the same match.

If I miss-hit it wasn't by enough to justify this. 2 of the string beds had ≤6 hrs on them the third was a bit older but still <10 hrs. I think the cold in the northeast is starting to be a factor.

Anyone have any similar strings they like that are still ≤100 per reel (even if I have to ship from eu for those prices. I love the way these hit but I don't have time to restring that often.
I switched from S7T to Cyclone Tour for the same reason - just too many shear breaks. S7T and CT are not that similar. CT is more powerful, more comfortable, has greater tension loss, and less spin capability. It works for me because of a long term wrist injury that CT doesn't aggravate, and I have to say that the big revelation has been how much CT has made my racquet play bigger. It has really enlarged the sweetspot and made much more of the stringbed responsive enough that mis-hits which used to create attackable balls with S7T now go deep enough in the court that this is not the case.

Control is still decent with CT and tension loss which increases launch angle seems to be offset by the shape wearing smooth that decreases launch angle. I'm using the 18 gauge 1.20 mm thickness and durability is down by a third.

Worth a try to see if it can work for you. I had previously struung S7T at 49/43 and went up to 52/47 with CT, and may go 53/48 the next time.
 

chic

Professional
I switched from S7T to Cyclone Tour for the same reason - just too many shear breaks. S7T and CT are not that similar. CT is more powerful, more comfortable, has greater tension loss, and less spin capability. It works for me because of a long term wrist injury that CT doesn't aggravate, and I have to say that the big revelation has been how much CT has made my racquet play bigger. It has really enlarged the sweetspot and made much more of the stringbed responsive enough that mis-hits which used to create attackable balls with S7T now go deep enough in the court that this is not the case.

Control is still decent with CT and tension loss which increases launch angle seems to be offset by the shape wearing smooth that decreases launch angle. I'm using the 18 gauge 1.20 mm thickness and durability is down by a third.

Worth a try to see if it can work for you. I had previously struung S7T at 49/43 and went up to 52/47 with CT, and may go 53/48 the next time.
Most if this is acceptable for me the way I play but the combo of less spin potential and more power doesn't have me optimistic :/
 

alpenglo

Rookie
I used a micrometer today to measure BHB7 17, BHS7T 17 and Hyper-G 16L.
Tourna BHB7 17 = 1.24, 1.24, 1.24
Tourna BHS7T 17 = 1.25, 1.25, 1.25
Hyper-G 16L = 1.25, 1.3, 1.3

Strange result for Hyper-G. I guess the variation of the results from Hyper-G is due to its square shape depending if you grip it on the edge or the peaks. Couldn't really get a consistent reading for it.
With that being said, Tourna seems to be the correct gauge and Hyper-G is the one that is visually and physically larger.

S7T lasts about 8-10h for me. The most I got out of them was 11h before breakage. They feel great up until breakage and start moving around 8-9h mark.
I would guess that the diameter number for all strings is an idealized circular equivalent to whatever shape it is. Since Hyper G is square, I would guess that it's square cross-sectional surface area is the same as a 1.20mm circular cross-section for the 17ga string (and the same for the other polygonal strings, substituting hexagons, heptagons, and such).
 

El_Yotamo

Professional
I would guess that the diameter number for all strings is an idealized circular equivalent to whatever shape it is. Since Hyper G is square, I would guess that it's square cross-sectional surface area is the same as a 1.20mm circular cross-section for the 17ga string (and the same for the other polygonal strings, substituting hexagons, heptagons, and such).
They don't take the cross sectional area equivalent, but rather the diameter that a circumscribed circle would have. Also, and please check this for yourself in case you can, Hyper-G is pentagonal despite being marketed as square-shaped. Beats me as to why they're marketed that way, that's just something I checked under a magnifier for both TB and HG a few years ago.
 

alpenglo

Rookie
They don't take the cross sectional area equivalent, but rather the diameter that a circumscribed circle would have. Also, and please check this for yourself in case you can, Hyper-G is pentagonal despite being marketed as square-shaped. Beats me as to why they're marketed that way, that's just something I checked under a magnifier for both TB and HG a few years ago.
Ha--I will check it out as I just strung up a Gravity with ridiculously green, truly ugly on this racquet, 16L! What a weird thing to lie about, though!

Wow, I really hope you are wrong about them using a circumscribed circle (and I'm not saying you are wrong!) as that would really throw comparisons of 1.20mm or whatever out the door as a 1.20mm square has MUCH more area than a 1.20mm circle, and would, all other factors being equal, make for a much stiffer string. Obviously the more facets the shape has (i.e. the closer to a circle it is--and the larger the angle between the facets, seemingly eliminating their "sharpness"), the closer it will be to a round string of that diameter. You know, that's such a lazy thing to do that I totally believe it!
 
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El_Yotamo

Professional
Ha--I will check it out as I just strung up a Gravity with ridiculously green, truly ugly on this racquet, 16L! What a weird thing to lie about, though!

Wow, I really hope you are wrong about them using a circumscribed circle (and I'm not saying you are wrong!) as that would really throw comparisons of 1.20mm or whatever out the door as a 1.20mm square has MUCH more area than a 1.20mm circle, and would, all other factors being equal, make for a much stiffer string. Obviously the more facets the shape has (i.e. the closer to a circle it is--and the larger the angle between the facets, seemingly eliminating their "sharpness"), the closer it will be to a round string of that diameter. You know, that's such a lazy thing to do that I totally believe it!
Yeah there's a discrepancy between even and odd sided strings as a result of exactly that. To my best knowledge, that's how most brands at the very least claim to do it. Gee, that bright green in between coral and red doesn't sound very appealing to the eye a lot. Let me know how that goes
 
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