Which one is better in terms overall performance (power, feel, spin, etc combined)? I know in terms of durability, Velocity is better.
BETTER? Like how?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.
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 , any chance this will be in today's Happy Hour?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.
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.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?
Search engine gives multiple links:what is the happy hour link....never can find the thing
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.
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.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.
Same experience here with Multifeel when I tried it in a couple of different racquets with somewhat dense stringbeds.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.
So I've played more with Velocity/Multifeel 1.30mm/16 gauge in my matched VCP HDs. Here are my findings: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)