Tourna Big Hitter Silver 7 Tour

@Louis33, try the 17 gauge. I've hit with both and 17 gauge is much crisper, softer and gives way more spin compared to the 16 gauge. I would say they don't even feel like the same string. The difference in feeling due to the gauge is astounding.
 

604al

New User
@Louis33, try the 17 gauge. I've hit with both and 17 gauge is much crisper, softer and gives way more spin compared to the 16 gauge. I would say they don't even feel like the same string. The difference in feeling due to the gauge is astounding.
I thought "crisper" was the opposite of "softer"?
 

Injured Again

Professional
I thought "crisper" was the opposite of "softer"?
One of the attributes of the 17 gauge S7T is that it has a bit of initial cush but then firms up nicely. So you get softness and a bit of cushioning on initial contact, but still a crisp response if you swing hard through the ball.

That initial bit of softness gave me problems when I first used it, in that my volleys flew longer than I anticipated. I've gotten used to the string and through better technique now have no problems with controlling the length of my volleys, but this was really the only area where the extra power of S7T caused me any problems. I loved it right off the bat for how much groundstroke putaway power it gave me, and for the comfort.
 
^^^ What he said re: crispness/softness. Not the same thing, to me. You can have a crisp string that is soft on the arm like BHS7T, ALU Soft or Tour Bite Soft and can also have a muted, buttery soft string like Yonex Poly Tour.
 
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tpro2000

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I changed the tension in my TC100 up a couple lbs (from 45/42 to 47/44) and it still feels easy on the arm, and almost seemed to generate just as power, if not more than the lower tension.

I'm very string/tension sensitive because of a couple of old elbow injuries, and this string truly does check off all the boxes for me.
 

Louis33

Rookie
@Louis33, try the 17 gauge. I've hit with both and 17 gauge is much crisper, softer and gives way more spin compared to the 16 gauge. I would say they don't even feel like the same string. The difference in feeling due to the gauge is astounding.
Thanks for the tip FIRE. I’m currently using 16 main rackets and prefer either 15 or 16g strings for mains, but if I ever go back to 18x20 I will try the 17g out.

This is the first full bed of shaped strings I have tried before, and another thing I noticed was the lack of snapback from the strings. It was really strange because my string bed would keep getting displaced. It reminded me of playing with synthetic gut the way the strings were behaving. I almost always play with slick multi/poly hybrid or full bed round poly strings that snap back well, so perhaps the extra friction from the shaped strings were causing this? Whatever it was I just didn’t care for the string.
 
Thanks for the tip FIRE. I’m currently using 16 main rackets and prefer either 15 or 16g strings for mains, but if I ever go back to 18x20 I will try the 17g out.

This is the first full bed of shaped strings I have tried before, and another thing I noticed was the lack of snapback from the strings. It was really strange because my string bed would keep getting displaced. It reminded me of playing with synthetic gut the way the strings were behaving. I almost always play with slick multi/poly hybrid or full bed round poly strings that snap back well, so perhaps the extra friction from the shaped strings were causing this? Whatever it was I just didn’t care for the string.
Interesting experience @Louis33. What are your strings of choice in an important match or tournament?
 
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Louis33

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Interesting experience @Louis33. What are your strings of choice in an important match or tournament?
I’m testing out various strings at the moment that I’m liking but I played with a multi/poly for years due to tennis elbow so currently Gosen ak pro cx 16g mains with Kirschbaum max power 16g crosses is my go to setup. Head velocity 16g is the second best multi I found and use that also. I’m currently playing head velocity 16 with tour bite 16L and am finding the square profile of tour bite is not denting the soft multi as much and performing well. Tour bite 15L/ big hitter silver 16 I’m liking in my second racket so may try this setup again. I purchased a reel of 16g and 17g Kirschbaum max power to try a full bed poly setup to compare results. Planning on trying a full bed big hitter silver 16 to compare to max power or perhaps hybrid big hitter/max power for a softer stringbed than just max power. I string a full bed big hitter silver 16 for my tennis partner and he loves it. I’m not very picky when it comes to tennis strings I just don’t care for mushy and elastic string with lots of power or a high trajectory inconsistent response. I hit with plenty of power and spin just looking for consistency with my setups.
 

tpro2000

Rookie
I’m testing out various strings at the moment that I’m liking but I played with a multi/poly for years due to tennis elbow so currently Gosen ak pro cx 16g mains with Kirschbaum max power 16g crosses is my go to setup. Head velocity 16g is the second best multi I found and use that also. I’m currently playing head velocity 16 with tour bite 16L and am finding the square profile of tour bite is not denting the soft multi as much and performing well. Tour bite 15L/ big hitter silver 16 I’m liking in my second racket so may try this setup again. I purchased a reel of 16g and 17g Kirschbaum max power to try a full bed poly setup to compare results. Planning on trying a full bed big hitter silver 16 to compare to max power or perhaps hybrid big hitter/max power for a softer stringbed than just max power. I string a full bed big hitter silver 16 for my tennis partner and he loves it. I’m not very picky when it comes to tennis strings I just don’t care for mushy and elastic string with lots of power or a high trajectory inconsistent response. I hit with plenty of power and spin just looking for consistency with my setups.
Head Velocity is our go to multi to put in our demos - great string! It's easy on the arm, yet has a little bite to it (similar to Wilson Sensation imo). For some clients if I want to go softer I'll use Head Reflex, Wilson Nxt, Tecnifibre Nrg2.
 

Jouke

Semi-Pro
I’m testing out various strings at the moment that I’m liking but I played with a multi/poly for years due to tennis elbow so currently Gosen ak pro cx 16g mains with Kirschbaum max power 16g crosses is my go to setup. Head velocity 16g is the second best multi I found and use that also. I’m currently playing head velocity 16 with tour bite 16L and am finding the square profile of tour bite is not denting the soft multi as much and performing well. Tour bite 15L/ big hitter silver 16 I’m liking in my second racket so may try this setup again. I purchased a reel of 16g and 17g Kirschbaum max power to try a full bed poly setup to compare results. Planning on trying a full bed big hitter silver 16 to compare to max power or perhaps hybrid big hitter/max power for a softer stringbed than just max power. I string a full bed big hitter silver 16 for my tennis partner and he loves it. I’m not very picky when it comes to tennis strings I just don’t care for mushy and elastic string with lots of power or a high trajectory inconsistent response. I hit with plenty of power and spin just looking for consistency with my setups.
Max power will hurt your old elbow injury I fear. It is very harsh!
 

Dansan

Rookie
I strung this up in my K7 Lime today at 49lbs. What a great string at an amazing price point. I think I like it more than Cyclone or Hyper G. I'm going to keep optimistic on this and play a few more sessions, but it checked a lot of boxes for me today.
 

Louis33

Rookie
Head Velocity is our go to multi to put in our demos - great string! It's easy on the arm, yet has a little bite to it (similar to Wilson Sensation imo). For some clients if I want to go softer I'll use Head Reflex, Wilson Nxt, Tecnifibre Nrg2.
Yes it is a great string. I’m curious have you tried Gosen ak pro cx multi?
 

Louis33

Rookie
Max power will hurt your old elbow injury I fear. It is very harsh!
Yeah it’s one of the stiffest polys I have played with. It’s been over a year since I have had any problems luckily. I spent a lot of time in the weight room strengthening, and play a much smoother relaxed game. I will make sure to sting the max power as low as I can and be vigilant of any pain. It’s funny because poly gets a bad rap around here for causing tennis elbow but it was actually synthetic gut that contributed to mine. I had to string in the 60s to have enough control and the stringbed played much stiffer than what I’m playing now. My elbow started improving when I switched to poly because I was getting the control I needed and was able to swing smoothly letting my equipment do the work
 

tpro2000

Rookie
Yes it is a great string. I’m curious have you tried Gosen ak pro cx multi?
I haven't. How do you compare it to the others?

I can't say I've used a ton of multi for my personal use but I try everything the reps give us, that we carry in our pro shop (and that I'll recommend for people to string with).

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tpro2000

Rookie
Yeah it’s one of the stiffest polys I have played with. It’s been over a year since I have had any problems luckily. I spent a lot of time in the weight room strengthening, and play a much smoother relaxed game. I will make sure to sting the max power as low as I can and be vigilant of any pain. It’s funny because poly gets a bad rap around here for causing tennis elbow but it was actually synthetic gut that contributed to mine. I had to string in the 60s to have enough control and the stringbed played much stiffer than what I’m playing now. My elbow started improving when I switched to poly because I was getting the control I needed and was able to swing smoothly letting my equipment do the work
Poly does get a bad rap but I've never been hurt by polys mainly because I string in the 40s, and if it feels to stiff then I move on fast.

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Louis33

Rookie
I haven't. How do you compare it to the others?

I can't say I've used a ton of multi for my personal use but I try everything the reps give us, that we carry in our pro shop (and that I'll recommend for people to string with).

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I give it a slight edge over velocity. It’s not as slick but gives a feel similar to natural gut where velocity plays a bit more crisper. Tension maintenance seems to be a bit better and spin is similar. I have never tried it in a full bed but as a main with a slick poly it’s the best I have found.
 

tpro2000

Rookie
I give it a slight edge over velocity. It’s not as slick but gives a feel similar to natural gut where velocity plays a bit more crisper. Tension maintenance seems to be a bit better and spin is similar. I have never tried it in a full bed but as a main with a slick poly it’s the best I have found.
Interesting. Yeah, I've found the colored version of Velocity (we use black a lot) is slicker than natural, and that Reflex is less slick/crisp and softer than Velocity (which it's designed for).

I'll use Velocity or Nrg2 as a cross with a poly main because they seem to last the longest with most players I give it to.

I'm a full breed poly man myself. Love the spin haha

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Louis33

Rookie
Interesting. Yeah, I've found the colored version of Velocity (we use black a lot) is slicker than natural, and that Reflex is less slick/crisp and softer than Velocity (which it's designed for).

I'll use Velocity or Nrg2 as a cross with a poly main because they seem to last the longest with most players I give it to.

I'm a full breed poly man myself. Love the spin haha

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I never have tried the black color before but might give it a go in the future. Haha what are your favorite polys?
 

tpro2000

Rookie
I never have tried the black color before but might give it a go in the future. Haha what are your favorite polys?
For me personally, obviously Tourna S7T 17g hehe, but also BHB7, Head Lynx 17/18g, Head Sonic Pro Edge, Tier-one Sports Tour Status 17g and Black Knight, Lux Ace, Alu Feel.

I'm sure there are others but that's off the top of my head. I've used Tier-One Sports Tour Status 17g for like 4yrs. Now it's the S7T. I love the sided polys that have good bite, not harsh, and react well to low tension

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Louis33

Rookie
For me personally, obviously Tourna S7T 17g hehe, but also BHB7, Head Lynx 17/18g, Head Sonic Pro Edge, Tier-one Sports Tour Status 17g and Black Knight, Lux Ace, Alu Feel.

I'm sure there are others but that's off the top of my head. I've used Tier-One Sports Tour Status 17g for like 4yrs. Now it's the S7T. I love the sided polys that have good bite, not harsh, and react well to low tension

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I haven’t tried any of those besides the 7 tour. When you say you get good bite is that with all shots? I’m playing tour bite mains and noticed a bit more side spin on my backhand slice but the rest of my shots I don’t notice much difference in spin compared to a smooth poly
 

Lozannois

Rookie
Kind of weird quoting myself but wanted to circle the wagons back around on this. I've played exclusively with Hyper-G the last couple of times out and now have about a dozen hours on the string. It's pretty close to notching through and breaking, but tension maintenance has been very good and playability feels relatively unchanged from when it was new. Hyper-G is a really good string for me. It has a slight bit less power than Silver 7 Tour but it also has a slight bit more grip, and that grip difference is greater the more skimming the shot it is. Comparing the 12 hour Hyper-G to the eight hour S7T, the launch angle on the Hyper-G may be just a hair higher as well.

Shows the value of doing back to back comparisons. I previously played with Hyper-G and S7T some time apart and my impressions were slightly different in comparing the two. I did end up choosing Revolution over Hyper-G before S7T won me over, so maybe it's time to try Revolution again.
Interesting ! Have you tried hyper G in 1.20 gauge ?

I have tried around 50 strings in the past 1.5 year and ended up with Hyper G, Big hitter silver 7 tour, revolution, tour bite and cyclone being the best strings as main and RS Lyon, kirschbaum max power, silverstring as best strings as cross in a hybrid.

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blai212

Semi-Pro
For me personally, obviously Tourna S7T 17g hehe, but also BHB7, Head Lynx 17/18g, Head Sonic Pro Edge, Tier-one Sports Tour Status 17g and Black Knight, Lux Ace, Alu Feel.

I'm sure there are others but that's off the top of my head. I've used Tier-One Sports Tour Status 17g for like 4yrs. Now it's the S7T. I love the sided polys that have good bite, not harsh, and react well to low tension

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how does BHB7 compare to silver 7 tour?


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blai212

Semi-Pro
I’m testing out various strings at the moment that I’m liking but I played with a multi/poly for years due to tennis elbow so currently Gosen ak pro cx 16g mains with Kirschbaum max power 16g crosses is my go to setup. Head velocity 16g is the second best multi I found and use that also. I’m currently playing head velocity 16 with tour bite 16L and am finding the square profile of tour bite is not denting the soft multi as much and performing well. Tour bite 15L/ big hitter silver 16 I’m liking in my second racket so may try this setup again. I purchased a reel of 16g and 17g Kirschbaum max power to try a full bed poly setup to compare results. Planning on trying a full bed big hitter silver 16 to compare to max power or perhaps hybrid big hitter/max power for a softer stringbed than just max power. I string a full bed big hitter silver 16 for my tennis partner and he loves it. I’m not very picky when it comes to tennis strings I just don’t care for mushy and elastic string with lots of power or a high trajectory inconsistent response. I hit with plenty of power and spin just looking for consistency with my setups.
u should try silver 7 tour mains with big hitter silver crosses...i think it will lower the launch angle and enhance the snapback that you’re looking for. Personally, I really enjoy using signum pro poly plasma 17L crosses with silver 7 tour 17g mains


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tpro2000

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how does BHB7 compare to silver 7 tour?


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This is just my opinion, but to me it's a little more powerful, softer at the same tension as BHB7. The spin is pretty close as far as I could tell. Plus it's not an apple to apples comparison: I've only used 16g BHB7 and am currently using 17g S7T.

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Louis33

Rookie
u should try silver 7 tour mains with big hitter silver crosses...i think it will lower the launch angle and enhance the snapback that you’re looking for. Personally, I really enjoy using signum pro poly plasma 17L crosses with silver 7 tour 17g mains


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Does silver 7 tour play better for you in a hybrid? I only bought one pack and used it in a full bed but would be open to trying it again in a hybrid
 

Louis33

Rookie
I’m thinking Kirshbaum max power 16g to stiffen up the stringbed and get that crisp response. I didn’t like the elastic mushy feel I got from a full bed of 7 tour. I’m not sure the accuracy of the TWU numbers but would like to try 7 tour again because of how well it did on the tension maintenance test
 

Lozannois

Rookie
I’m thinking Kirshbaum max power 16g to stiffen up the stringbed and get that crisp response. I didn’t like the elastic mushy feel I got from a full bed of 7 tour. I’m not sure the accuracy of the TWU numbers but would like to try 7 tour again because of how well it did on the tension maintenance test
Did you try rs lyon as cross ?

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Louis33

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Did you try rs lyon as cross ?

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I haven’t tried rs lyon before because of the cost. I can get max power for half the price but I would be willing to try it out if it lasts longer and I could get a good deal on a reel of it
 

Injured Again

Professional
One of the guys I play string for was a Lux Element 1.25 user for the last few years. I offered to let them try S7T 17 gauge and the playability was close enough for him to consider swapping, especially considering that Element is $270 a reel and S7T is $100 a reel. The main area of difference is that when really going after a groundstroke, the ball would fly on him at times.

This guy is in his early 60's, and hits the ball Jimmy Connors style - very hard and very flat. He resolutely stands on the baseline and short hops deep shots. He has a pretty wristy stroke, but when he is on is nearing 5.0 level, and it is amazing how often he is on. He has good hands and good timing, and manages to be pretty consistent hitting with small margins to difficult areas on the court.

So you'd think he'd use a denser string pattern. Nope, previous generation spin effect Blade. Kind of amazing that such a thin gauge of S7T could work in a racquet like that for a primarily flat hitter, and still provide levels of control similar to thicker Element except at the high end of this guy's swing speed. I think some of the ball flying on him may be that the 17 gauge S7T is two grams lighter than with 1.25 Element, and that throws off his wristy timing. Anyhow, I suggested he try 16 gauge S7T, and he purchased a pack. I strung it up 1.5 pounds looser:



This adds back the 2 grams and makes it weigh equivalent to Element 1.25. Will report back after he hits with it Monday morning.
 
I think some of the ball flying on him may be that the 17 gauge S7T is two grams lighter than with 1.25 Element, and that throws off his wristy timing. Anyhow, I suggested he try 16 gauge S7T, and he purchased a pack. I strung it up 1.5 pounds looser
I would suggest instead of changing gauges to add 1-2g to the tip at 11-1 (via head protection tape instead of lead at first to see how he likes it) and to string 1 pound higher first.
The S7T 16g feels quite different to the 17g.
I must also add that for the first 3-4 hours I did not like S7T coming from ALU Power, however the more I hit with it, the more I discovered its potential and now I absolutely love it.
 

blai212

Semi-Pro
I’m thinking Kirshbaum max power 16g to stiffen up the stringbed and get that crisp response. I didn’t like the elastic mushy feel I got from a full bed of 7 tour. I’m not sure the accuracy of the TWU numbers but would like to try 7 tour again because of how well it did on the tension maintenance test
Personally I like a thinner cross for better spin potential. You’d be amazed the difference in spin from thinner cross (I was) and the tension loss from thinner gauge actually helps soften string bed and allow mains more freedom to snapback unlocking the true spin potential. There is also less surface area of the thinner cross touching the mains so mains can slide more easily with less friction. The thinner cross would also create notching faster (which is good) helping to promote the sliding effect of the snapback in mains. I think max power rough 18 would be your best bet playability wise.


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djpj

New User
Coming of S7T 17 after ~10 hours of play. My general impression is that it’s okay. Strung 58/56 on Blade v7 18x20.

Played relatively consistently but the feel was a bit vague and not as crisp as I’d like. Not a ton of SnapBack. Did not feel powerful (ball speed), only the launch angle was higher so I was getting more depth. Spin was good but not entirely predictable. Mains were moving out of place and not snapping back so cut out after my 5th outing. The notching looked like it was 1-2 hours away from popping.

For comparison sake I laced up trusty Alu Power 16L silver and it felt way better. Almost as much spin but the pocketing and snap on Alu is incomparable. Much higher confidence in flatter drives. But at nearly twice the cost and half the string life of S7T, its still a tough pill to swallow.
 

blai212

Semi-Pro
Coming of S7T 17 after ~10 hours of play. My general impression is that it’s okay. Strung 58/56 on Blade v7 18x20.

Played relatively consistently but the feel was a bit vague and not as crisp as I’d like. Not a ton of SnapBack. Did not feel powerful (ball speed), only the launch angle was higher so I was getting more depth. Spin was good but not entirely predictable. Mains were moving out of place and not snapping back so cut out after my 5th outing. The notching looked like it was 1-2 hours away from popping.

For comparison sake I laced up trusty Alu Power 16L silver and it felt way better. Almost as much spin but the pocketing and snap on Alu is incomparable. Much higher confidence in flatter drives. But at nearly twice the cost and half the string life of S7T, its still a tough pill to swallow.
someone else mentioned how tourna s7t strings move out of place in beginning but once it settles in it starts to play quite nice. You could try s7t mains with ALU crosses since you enjoy the feel of ALU. I think the protruding sharp edges of the s7t provides great bite on the ball but the sharpness of the cross strings inhibit the snapback movement of the mains. I like to go thin on the cross (17L) to achieve greatest spin potential as it creates notching faster allowing mains to snapback much easier.


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Injured Again

Professional
I would suggest instead of changing gauges to add 1-2g to the tip at 11-1 (via head protection tape instead of lead at first to see how he likes it) and to string 1 pound higher first.
The S7T 16g feels quite different to the 17g.
I must also add that for the first 3-4 hours I did not like S7T coming from ALU Power, however the more I hit with it, the more I discovered its potential and now I absolutely love it.
After talking to him today, I think the weight was a more minor issue than the stiffness profile of S7T versus Element over the range of racquet head speeds that he uses. He kind of likes the initial cush and softness of S7T for his touch shots, but prefers the more linear response of Element because it's more predictable for him when he swings hard. S7T does firm up more quickly when swinging hard, but also seems to have a bit more dwell time because of that initial give, and I think that's what is robbing him of confidence and consistency when swinging out.

The 16 gauge is better in that it's firmer throughout, but he still feels more comfortable with the stiffness profile of Element over S7T.

I'm hitting with him tomorrow morning and will get into more detail then.
 

Injured Again

Professional
Coming of S7T 17 after ~10 hours of play. My general impression is that it’s okay. Strung 58/56 on Blade v7 18x20.
Wow! That's a lot of tension. I strung S7T 17 gauge at 46 pounds in the v7 18X20 and thought that was at or just beyond the highest tension I could use in that frame.
 

Louis33

Rookie
Personally I like a thinner cross for better spin potential. You’d be amazed the difference in spin from thinner cross (I was) and the tension loss from thinner gauge actually helps soften string bed and allow mains more freedom to snapback unlocking the true spin potential. There is also less surface area of the thinner cross touching the mains so mains can slide more easily with less friction. The thinner cross would also create notching faster (which is good) helping to promote the sliding effect of the snapback in mains. I think max power rough 18 would be your best bet playability wise.


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I have tried Max power 17g as a cross and never noticed much of a difference compared to the 16g perhaps a bit more spin but nothing really noticeable for me. I have always used both with multi mains and had all the spin I needed. The 16g plays more consistent maintaining tension better so that’s the gauge I’m most familiar with. I always try to prevent notching because when the string notches it starts becoming inconsistent for me. I apply a tennis product after a match to help reduce friction and clean the strings. This helps delay the notching extending the time I can go without restringing. I have tried max power rough 16 and 17g as a cross and it played terrible for me when I was using isospeed control classic mains. Stringbed was locked up almost immediately and the ball launched with low spin. I tried it up to 8 pounds lower with the same results. I use different multis now that slide better so the rough might work but for now I’m not interested in trying it out again
 

Louis33

Rookie
Coming of S7T 17 after ~10 hours of play. My general impression is that it’s okay. Strung 58/56 on Blade v7 18x20.

Played relatively consistently but the feel was a bit vague and not as crisp as I’d like. Not a ton of SnapBack. Did not feel powerful (ball speed), only the launch angle was higher so I was getting more depth. Spin was good but not entirely predictable. Mains were moving out of place and not snapping back so cut out after my 5th outing. The notching looked like it was 1-2 hours away from popping.

For comparison sake I laced up trusty Alu Power 16L silver and it felt way better. Almost as much spin but the pocketing and snap on Alu is incomparable. Much higher confidence in flatter drives. But at nearly twice the cost and half the string life of S7T, its still a tough pill to swallow.
I had very similar results as you did with the 16g version
 
Coming of S7T 17 after ~10 hours of play. My general impression is that it’s okay. Strung 58/56 on Blade v7 18x20.

Played relatively consistently but the feel was a bit vague and not as crisp as I’d like. Not a ton of SnapBack. Did not feel powerful (ball speed), only the launch angle was higher so I was getting more depth. Spin was good but not entirely predictable. Mains were moving out of place and not snapping back so cut out after my 5th outing. The notching looked like it was 1-2 hours away from popping.

For comparison sake I laced up trusty Alu Power 16L silver and it felt way better. Almost as much spin but the pocketing and snap on Alu is incomparable. Much higher confidence in flatter drives. But at nearly twice the cost and half the string life of S7T, its still a tough pill to swallow.
I agree, ALU Power feels better the first 1-2h compared to anything else on the planet but gets very stiff and uncomfortable really quick after that.
If both strings were the same cost (or free :) ) for sure I would also play with ALU Power but I play 10h/week and I could only play 2-3 sets with them before they felt off and had demote the frame to practice. It's really not fun to practice with stiff feeling ALU. At least with the Tourna I can get 3-4 solid sets of great spin and comfort then another 4-6h of comfortable practice until they snap.
 
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blai212

Semi-Pro
I have tried Max power 17g as a cross and never noticed much of a difference compared to the 16g perhaps a bit more spin but nothing really noticeable for me. I have always used both with multi mains and had all the spin I needed. The 16g plays more consistent maintaining tension better so that’s the gauge I’m most familiar with. I always try to prevent notching because when the string notches it starts becoming inconsistent for me. I apply a tennis product after a match to help reduce friction and clean the strings. This helps delay the notching extending the time I can go without restringing. I have tried max power rough 16 and 17g as a cross and it played terrible for me when I was using isospeed control classic mains. Stringbed was locked up almost immediately and the ball launched with low spin. I tried it up to 8 pounds lower with the same results. I use different multis now that slide better so the rough might work but for now I’m not interested in trying it out again
i dont have much experience with multis because they break way too fast for me but with poly or gut mains, notching helps improve the snapback/sliding of the mains. I also use fast fret to clean my strings so they can glide effortlessly for max snapback


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Louis33

Rookie
i dont have much experience with multis because they break way too fast for me but with poly or gut mains, notching helps improve the snapback/sliding of the mains. I also use fast fret to clean my strings so they can glide effortlessly for max snapback


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Yeah I use string savers to keep the multi mains from breaking. They lose tension and shots start sailing long when I cut them out. I don’t have a lot of experience with gut but with poly mains they play much better for me when they aren’t notched
 

blai212

Semi-Pro
Yeah I use string savers to keep the multi mains from breaking. They lose tension and shots start sailing long when I cut them out. I don’t have a lot of experience with gut but with poly mains they play much better for me when they aren’t notched
what multi do u use? prince premier touch has gut-like feel but gut has better value because plays better and lasts longer and doesnt really cost that much more with gut/poly hybrid using a good cheap poly like SPPP as cross. I dont even bother with multis


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Louis33

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what multi do u use? prince premier touch has gut-like feel but gut has better value because plays better and lasts longer and doesnt really cost that much more with gut/poly hybrid using a good cheap poly like SPPP as cross. I dont even bother with multis


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Gosen ak pro cx 16g is my favorite multi. Holds tension for a long time, good spin, and is the closest multi to natural gut I have found. A close second would be head velocity it has all the same attributes but plays crisper with less feel
 

djpj

New User
Wow! That's a lot of tension. I strung S7T 17 gauge at 46 pounds in the v7 18X20 and thought that was at or just beyond the highest tension I could use in that frame.
Correction! Strung at 48/46. 58/56 would have been waaay to high


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604al

New User
Just strung up two identical racquets, one with S7T 16 and the other with 17 gauge. 17 is definitely lighter feeling, and is the lightest 17 gauge i've played. It has more bite and is a little more forgiving than the 16 gauge. I can't recall how "identical" my two head speeds are as I've been playing with weight lately, but they should be within at most 2 SW points difference as measured on a Prince Tuning machine, and according to the same machine, there's a 6 pt SW difference between the gauges.
 

Injured Again

Professional
For the second time, I've purchased a reel of of Silver 7 Tour 17 and it was the last reel in stock. I feel like I should get some prize, or go out and buy a lottery ticket or something...

A question: Has anyone strung the 17 gauge S7T around 40 pounds or lower? If so, in which racquet and what did you think of it? I have a request from someone to try that, but don't want this person to have a funky experience if it doesn't work well at those tensions.
 

Tmano

Professional
Question for you guys about Silver Tour 7 1.2......for big hitters 4.5.
How long does a full bed around 44-47 lbs last before the mains start moving (goes dead practically)? Yonex Pro Poly Tour lasts me 3-4max.
I'm hoping BHST 7 is better.
Thanks
 
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