Velocity but livelier

VacationTennis

Semi-Pro
Velocity is my go to spin and control multi but sometimes a player wants more of that traditional powerful experience like a Sensation.

But I can't stomach the sticky, gumminess that Sensation and NXT become, where Velocity holds up pretty good for string movement.

Is there a multi that is super slick like Velocity with a more traditional lively feel?

Does Multifeel/Velocity liven it up?
 
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LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
That is a good question. I will be watching this. I was told to check out Diadem Evolution but have not tried it and worry about tension maintenance.
 

VacationTennis

Semi-Pro
Full bed, and preferably in the same price range as Velocity. A lot of people shy away from X1 and NXT price point unless they are already sold on those strings.
 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
On a whim I went to TW and looked at what they thought are similar strings and then checked the comparison tool and it looks like Tourna Quasi Gut is softer and just as slick but it doesn't hold tension as well. Maybe put that in as a cross with velocity mains to soften things up a bit.
 

VacationTennis

Semi-Pro
Haven't messed with Sensation in a while and so used to Velocity. Strung up Sensation last night and wow was it sticky. The opposite of slick. Cringe when you pull tension on the crosses like something is going to snap.

Not hating on Sensation, plays great initially but then...
 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
Haven't messed with Sensation in a while and so used to Velocity. Strung up Sensation last night and wow was it sticky. The opposite of slick. Cringe when you pull tension on the crosses like something is going to snap.

Not hating on Sensation, plays great initially but then...

Yah you know I stock reels of Sensation and NXT for when it is requested but am not a fan of the gummy characteristics either. NXT is also very expensive and the TF strings are not worth the $$$ either.

Maybe my idea might work.
 

VacationTennis

Semi-Pro
Is this why people like Multifeel/Velocity? Haven't tried it yet but want to understand the longevity and quality of it for the typical player.
 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
Perhaps. I have not tried the setup. The only reason I was suggesting putting the velocity in the mains is that it holds tension better than the Tourna string.
 

happyandbob

Legend
Velocity is my go to spin and control multi but sometimes a player wants more of that traditional powerful experience like a Sensation.

But I can't stomach the sticky, gumminess that Sensation and NXT become, where Velocity holds up pretty good for string movement.

Is there a multi that is super slick like Velocity with a more traditional lively feel?

Does Multifeel/Velocity liven it up?
In looking at the specs it looks like sensation is stiffer than velocity vs. the other way around.
here is every string with specs within 5% of sensation 16 and sorted in order of lowest string-to-string coefficient.

StringMaterialGaugeStiffnessTension Loss PctEnergy Return PctStS CofStB CofSpin Potential
Volkl Synthetic Gut 16Nylon1.3173.720.3920.0870.4465.1
Gosen AK Pro 17Nylon1.22162.320.791.40.0890.3934.4
Head FXP Power 17Nylon1.24163.422.292.50.0890.3984.5
Gosen AK Pro 16Nylon1.31173.721.992.70.0930.3984.3
Head FXP 16Nylon/Polyester1.32165.222.891.60.1010.383.8
Head FXP 17Nylon1.24173.220.593.50.1010.4124.1
Pacific Power Line 17Nylon1.24174.322.391.60.1060.3743.5
Head Synthetic Gut PPS 16Nylon1.34169.723.391.20.1080.423.9
Dunlop Synthetic Gut 16Nylon1.3172.622.992.90.1110.4313.9
Gamma Prodigy 16Nylon1.32164.621.393.70.1110.393.5
Kirschbaum Touch Multifibre 17 (1.25)Nylon1.25165.721.892.50.1170.4113.5
Wilson NXT 16Nylon1.3173.720.594.30.1170.4533.9
Wilson Sensation 16Nylon1.3168.621.292.90.1170.4143.5
Wilson Sensation 17Nylon1.25163.421.592.50.1190.4313.6
Klip Excellerator 16/1.30Nylon1.3160.620.191.60.1210.3222.7
Babolat FiberTour 16Nylon1.3163.422.893.90.1230.3873.1
Wilson SGX 16Nylon1.3166.319.192.50.1240.3793.1
Gamma TNT2 16Nylon1.32170.921.691.60.1250.3993.2
Prince Synthetic Gut Multifilament 17Nylon1.24161.222.6920.1260.3893.1
Babolat Addiction 16Nylon1.3167.420.192.40.1270.3913.1
Dunlop S-Gut 17Nylon/Polyurethane1.22163.421.493.50.1290.4063.1
Gamma WearGuard Synthetic Gut 16Nylon1.3165.222920.130.3632.8
Wilson Extreme 16 Synthetic GutNylon1.3174.32092.50.1350.4293.2
Prince Synthetic Gut Multifilament 16Nylon1.3172.620.192.40.1410.3762.7
Gosen OG Sheep Micro Super 16LNylon1.2516421.492.70.1450.3982.7
Tecnifibre TGV 17/1.25Nylon/Polyurethane1.25165.221.292.50.1490.4543
Tecnifibre XR3 16Nylon/Polyurethane1.3162.920.8920.1610.4652.9
Klip Venom 16/1.30Nylon1.3163.420.891.60.1690.3812.3
Yonex Tourment 50 16LNylon1.27167.420.792.5
 

happyandbob

Legend
Is this why people like Multifeel/Velocity? Haven't tried it yet but want to understand the longevity and quality of it for the typical player.
Multifeel 16 / Velocity 16 plays crisper than the typical multi setup IME. The strings do not get sticky for me before the Multifeel breaks.
 
Velocity is my go to spin and control multi but sometimes a player wants more of that traditional powerful experience like a Sensation.

But I can't stomach the sticky, gumminess that Sensation and NXT become, where Velocity holds up pretty good for string movement.

Is there a multi that is super slick like Velocity with a more traditional lively feel?

Does Multifeel/Velocity liven it up?
Dyreex Cloud 9 or DX Feel (much cheaper)?
 

tele

Professional
ak pro cx would be worth a look.

however, I do not recommend the other "ak" string, ak control. it checks all your boxes, but only for the first 30 mins or so, after which it locks up.
 

ey039524

Professional
Monogut ZX as a cross will allow the mains to snapback, just as in a poly hybrid, but plays really soft. Careful when pulling knots, though.
 
Technifibre Triax or RPX.

Velocity is cheaper and has somewhat better tension maintenance but Triax/RPX has a far better crisp feel and a longer lasting snapback.

Velocity gets snapback from its coating which wears off very quickly. Triax/RPX are semi-polys so you get better durability and playability.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Velocity is my go to spin and control multi but sometimes a player wants more of that traditional powerful experience like a Sensation.

But I can't stomach the sticky, gumminess that Sensation and NXT become, where Velocity holds up pretty good for string movement.

Is there a multi that is super slick like Velocity with a more traditional lively feel?

Does Multifeel/Velocity liven it up?
Try Reflex
 

Knife

Professional
Multifeel 16 / Velocity 16 plays crisper than the typical multi setup IME. The strings do not get sticky for me before the Multifeel breaks.

My current setup, like it a lot, excellent value.

gut/velocity hybrid?

Your elbow will thank you for such a hybrid. I used it for a while when my elbow was healing up from TE. You can restring the Velocity crosses only and keep the gut in for say 3 or 4 stringbeds, makes it quite economical also.

Technifibre Triax or RPX.

Velocity is cheaper and has somewhat better tension maintenance but Triax/RPX has a far better crisp feel and a longer lasting snapback.

Velocity gets snapback from its coating which wears off very quickly. Triax/RPX are semi-polys so you get better durability and playability.

Velocity has been my go to string for several years, I would have appreciated it even with a higher price tag. Triax played so well but upset my elbow, had to cut it out after 3 sessions. I'm done with everything that contains even the slightest poly.
 

suriyakis

New User
I strang wilson sensation at 55/52 - initial feeling great, but within 10 minutes, feeling is gone, no snapback. Now, testing it with Multifeel black as cross, i want that feeling but to last hours not minutes. MF is different than any other string i tried - instead of notching, it just peels off layers, frays and then breaks. i guess i'll find out tomorrow. Fingers X.
 
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