Velocity 17 vs Multifeel 17

cg.tennis

Rookie
Which one is better in terms overall performance (power, feel, spin, etc combined)? I know in terms of durability, Velocity is better.
 

kailash

Professional
Tried both; my vote is for Multifeel, one of the best multis. Velocity is also good, but Multifeel is better.

You can go with Multifeel 16 which has more durability.
 

Traffic

Hall of Fame
Which one is better in terms overall performance (power, feel, spin, etc combined)? I know in terms of durability, Velocity is better.
Tried both; my vote is for Multifeel, one of the best multis. Velocity is also good, but Multifeel is better.

You can go with Multifeel 16 which has more durability.
BETTER? Like how?

I believe every string is a balance of compromises. So can you provide more detail on why you feel it is better? How is it better?
Is it more power? Less power? Is it consistent from the sweet spot to the edges?
Feel. Is it dead? Lively? pocketing well?
Personally I think Velocity has very little feel. And very low on power. Are these traits you are after? Is this better? @ByeByePoly loves it and he might think it absolutely is BETTER.

Sorry to bust your chops. But trying to coach posters to elaborate more on terms like "good" "better". Or the one liners that say, "oh yeah, tried those strings and love it". Like what specifically do you love about it?
 

TW Staff

Administrator
Which one is better in terms overall performance (power, feel, spin, etc combined)? I know in terms of durability, Velocity is better.
Heads up for a special Multifeel deal starting soon. We scored some test samples without the factory packaging, so they're being offered at a discount. Definitely worth trying. This is an underrated string.

TW Staff
 

kailash

Professional
BETTER? Like how?

I believe every string is a balance of compromises. So can you provide more detail on why you feel it is better? How is it better?
Is it more power? Less power? Is it consistent from the sweet spot to the edges?
Feel. Is it dead? Lively? pocketing well?
Personally I think Velocity has very little feel. And very low on power. Are these traits you are after? Is this better? @ByeByePoly loves it and he might think it absolutely is BETTER.

Sorry to bust your chops. But trying to coach posters to elaborate more on terms like "good" "better". Or the one liners that say, "oh yeah, tried those strings and love it". Like what specifically do you love about it?
Both are very similar in power level and equally comfortable; Velocity has the edge on spin. For me, the feel was much better with the Multifeel and the feedback was very consistent. Could be because of the solid core inside it. And Multifeel needs less adjusting and stays that way until it starts fraying; Velocity starts to lock up sooner than Multifeel.
 

cg.tennis

Rookie
Which one is better in terms overall performance (power, feel, spin, etc combined)? I know in terms of durability, Velocity is better.
Some of my personal experience with these 2 strings. I played 2 matches with both strings. In each match, I played 1 set with each string. Both strings are at around 4-6 hours usage.

1. SPIN: I can generate more spin with velocity 17. I have more confidence with my approach shots when using Velocity, where the ball flies with a good launch angle and can dip into the court. I missed more approach shot & passing shots into the net with Multifeel (may need to further work on my technique). I feel that velocity can pocket ball better, that's why it can generate more spin.
2. POWER: Multifeel 17g has more power than Velocity 17g. That's probably why it has less spin. However, the power level of velocity 17g is not very low either (it's probably medium).
3. FEEL: Multifeel has a crisp feel. You tell it from the sound of each hit. Velocity 17g has a soft/muted feel (it's not as crisp as Multifeel)
4. COMFORT: both strings are pretty comfort to play with. However with a history of Golf Elbow problem, I need to make sure my hitting arm is relaxed and I'm not late with my shots, as I know even for a multifilament, I can accidently hurt my elbow.
5. SERVE: I have faster flat serve with Multifeel. I have better spin/kick serve when using Velocity 17.
6. CONTROL: due to velocity can generate more spin, it has better control than Multifeel
7. STRING MOVEMENT: it doesn't bother me, but I think Multifeel move more than Velocity
8. PLAYABILITY DURATION: TBD
9. DURABILITY: TBD (but I think Velocity is more durable)
 

markwillplay

Hall of Fame
I am testing these two strings. Played a match with the multifeel today and strings did not move much but they are already fraying. I actually think multifeel is softer at the same tension than Velocty although I have been playing velocity in 16 gauge. I am going to string velocity 17 tomorrow and play with that. I can then make a direct comparison. I can tell you that for what I like, I will be surprised if I am not sending the multifeel back for more velocity. I thought 16 gauge Velocity, locked up, still had better spin and control than 17 multifeel.
 

paulfisher

New User
I have been hitting with them the other way around. Multifeel mains with Velocity crosses. Both in 16 gage with the Velocity 2 lbs. lower in tension. Multifeel is livelier than Velocity and Velocity is slicker. Gets the best of both (at least for me.). Competes with my preferred gut/velocity hybrid at a much lower price point.
 
I have been hitting with them the other way around. Multifeel mains with Velocity crosses. Both in 16 gage with the Velocity 2 lbs. lower in tension. Multifeel is livelier than Velocity and Velocity is slicker. Gets the best of both (at least for me.). Competes with my preferred gut/velocity hybrid at a much lower price point.
I've tried that too in the ultra tour. Also very nice. I've also tried gut/multifeel but not gut/velocity. I find multifeel is very very slick to use as a cross.
 

markwillplay

Hall of Fame
I may need to go back to 16 gauge. I did not notice any advantage of 17 gauge in my c10 pro. I thought it might give me a bit more spin easier but did not really notice that. Still, I have a few sets of each in 17 so I will try the combo in 17 gauge and see how I like it.
 

paulfisher

New User
My experience with Multifeel as a cross is that it shreds down to the solid center string in the entire center hit zone in about 3 hours and loses the playability it had. Velocity as a cross lasts me 8 to 12 hours before breaking and plays consistent the entire time.
 

etd

Rookie
Are the newer blue and pink versions of Multifeel more durable than the natural and black versions
 
My experience with Multifeel as a cross is that it shreds down to the solid center string in the entire center hit zone in about 3 hours and loses the playability it had. Velocity as a cross lasts me 8 to 12 hours before breaking and plays consistent the entire time.
Same experience here with Multifeel when I tried it in a couple of different racquets with somewhat dense stringbeds.
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
Multifeel is more lively and less durable than Velocity and less snapback initially. After the Velocity coating wears, they become more indistringuishable in the spin department. Very different strings. My wife hates Multifeel but likes Velocity. I mostly use Velocity as a cross to dampen gut or Origin mains. It's not a s good as a poly but super easy on the arm.
 

markwillplay

Hall of Fame
Well I can report back now. I do NOT like 17 multifeel in my c10s. Too soft even at 56 lbs after playing a couple of sets. Can’t feel the ball and the shredding started very quickly. I remember how it used to feel once it started shredding now and I don’t like it. The Velocity 17 holds up better but I feel no value over Velocity 16. I will go back to Velocity 16 I think. Even when it locks up it plays better for me than the multifeel. The 17 gauge Vel feels softer at the same tension than the 16. If I stayed with the 17, I would go up in tension. My experience with Velocity 17 in another stick tells me it moves more than 16.
 

Strayfire

Rookie
Some of my personal experience with these 2 strings. I played 2 matches with both strings. In each match, I played 1 set with each string. Both strings are at around 4-6 hours usage.

1. SPIN: I can generate more spin with velocity 17. I have more confidence with my approach shots when using Velocity, where the ball flies with a good launch angle and can dip into the court. I missed more approach shot & passing shots into the net with Multifeel (may need to further work on my technique). I feel that velocity can pocket ball better, that's why it can generate more spin.
2. POWER: Multifeel 17g has more power than Velocity 17g. That's probably why it has less spin. However, the power level of velocity 17g is not very low either (it's probably medium).
3. FEEL: Multifeel has a crisp feel. You tell it from the sound of each hit. Velocity 17g has a soft/muted feel (it's not as crisp as Multifeel)
4. COMFORT: both strings are pretty comfort to play with. However with a history of Golf Elbow problem, I need to make sure my hitting arm is relaxed and I'm not late with my shots, as I know even for a multifilament, I can accidently hurt my elbow.
5. SERVE: I have faster flat serve with Multifeel. I have better spin/kick serve when using Velocity 17.
6. CONTROL: due to velocity can generate more spin, it has better control than Multifeel
7. STRING MOVEMENT: it doesn't bother me, but I think Multifeel move more than Velocity
8. PLAYABILITY DURATION: TBD
9. DURABILITY: TBD (but I think Velocity is more durable)
So I've played more with Velocity/Multifeel 1.30mm/16 gauge in my matched VCP HDs. Here are my findings:

Spin: On paper, Velocity should have more spin with its slicker coating. In practice I'm much more comfortable taking big slices at the ball with Multifeel which shapes the ball better. Velocity feels like trying to grab something with oily hands. It's slippery, overly so and in a bad way. The first few hits were awful with Velocity and the string seemed to throw unexpected spin everywhere. It felt better after a while once the coating started to wear off. Some people have games that work better with this sort of string response. I don't feel that way. YMMV. From a purely objective sense, Velocity has more spin potential, I just can't make use of it. So a phyrric victory for Velocity, I guess.
Power: About the same.
Feel: Multifeel is all about the FEEL as the name suggests. Multifeel has a nice crisp feeling on contact. Love the sound it makes too. Velocity has a very muted spongey kind of feel, like you added a vibration dampener to the stringbed. It doesn't work with the VCP HD's VDM (handle vibration dampening system). Since the VCP HD already has VDM in the handle, so you lose all feeling of the ball on the strings. Because of this effect, I couldn't dial in my strokes at all and suffered horrendously. It's similar to adding another dampener to the frame.
Comfort: Both have a similar amount of comfort. Both are super comfy.
Serve: Multifeel feels more like a consistent stringbed to me, so I serve much more consistently with it. Flat or slice feels more predictable with Multifeel.
String movement: Velocity moves and then stays bent out of shape. I don't need to adjust with Multifeel.
Durability: Velocity seems to last longer and hasn't frayed as much as my Multifeel would be at the 1 month mark.

I prefer Multifeel over Velocity. When I hit with Velocity it feels like I'm playing on a bad day. Once I switch back to Multifeel I feel confident again. It feels GOOD (crisp, good feel) to hit the ball. Velocity feels like mush (VDM damp + string damp = damp noodle feel) and is super unpredictable to me. I hate Velocity in the VCP HD and I'm cutting it out on Thursday and trying black Multifeel. I feel that strings, much like racquets are deeply personal, so people many appreciate Velocity more. It's just not my type of string/doesn't do what I want it to.
 
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