Volkl Cyclone

chic

Semi-Pro
I know it's a really popular string, but what are peoples' favorite ways to use it? Do you hybrid? If so main or cross? Tension? Black or colors preferred? Hope much do gauges differ?

Right now I have some if the orange 17 gauge gonna throw it in my vsense 10 in a week or so. Thinking full bed or as mains with pros pro intense heat 16L black(my normal cross). Probably at 46x44#. But I'm curious what setups others have done best (I've seen threads saying nat gut mains; can't afford that right now)
 

blai212

Professional
I know it's a really popular string, but what are peoples' favorite ways to use it? Do you hybrid? If so main or cross? Tension? Black or colors preferred? Hope much do gauges differ?

Right now I have some if the orange 17 gauge gonna throw it in my vsense 10 in a week or so. Thinking full bed or as mains with pros pro intense heat 16L black(my normal cross). Probably at 46x44#. But I'm curious what setups others have done best (I've seen threads saying nat gut mains; can't afford that right now)
id prob go hybrid with your favorite cross. Keep in mind that cyclone is a low powered string that has good bite but the sharp edges wear off after 4-5 hours of intense hitting. It is a bit outdated for a string. Tourna silver 7 tour provides better power comfort spin and the sharp edges stay sharp much longer...can usually get about 10 hours of solid play (4.5 hard hitter)


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DrWang

Rookie
Go luxilon ALU power and you'll never look back. There's a reason why it's the most used string on the tour.
 

SteveI

Legend
Full bed of Cyclone 19G in Black.. it rocks. You would think it would not hold up that well... but for some reason it is pretty durable. Andy from TW was not able to break it during the TW play-test cycle. He is a former ATP Touring Pro. It is also very easy on the arm and as you might guess off the charts for spin.. :)

If you are using a Blade 98 18 x 20 or a Head Speed 18 x 20... this is a wonder match..

 

SteveI

Legend
I know it's a really popular string, but what are peoples' favorite ways to use it? Do you hybrid? If so main or cross? Tension? Black or colors preferred? Hope much do gauges differ?

Right now I have some if the orange 17 gauge gonna throw it in my vsense 10 in a week or so. Thinking full bed or as mains with pros pro intense heat 16L black(my normal cross). Probably at 46x44#. But I'm curious what setups others have done best (I've seen threads saying nat gut mains; can't afford that right now)
The Cyclone 19G would be great in a lowered powered frame like the a Volkl 10 series.. :). Add some on demand power and spin.. easy on the arm..
 

ron schaap

Professional
IME, and I am not a user, most folks I string for swear by Cyclone. It's not expensive and players who use it love it. It's one of the most popular polyesters around here.
Not true. a reel of Cyclone costs around 100euro in EU which is more than 100$ and the the tour version is even more expensive. So nearly as expensive as Alu. The only possibly positive atributes it has that according to TWU data it is soft with some spinpotentential. There are a lot of other strings who have that too and are a lot cheaper too! So no cyclone for me if it does not become significantly cheaper!
 

edelp

Rookie
Not true. a reel of Cyclone costs around 100euro in EU which is more than 100$ and the the tour version is even more expensive. So nearly as expensive as Alu. The only possibly positive atributes it has that according to TWU data it is soft with some spinpotentential. There are a lot of other strings who have that too and are a lot cheaper too! So no cyclone for me if it does not become significantly cheaper!
Hi, I understand that. I am changing to cyclone 16 in a TC100 as I wanted some more control, thicker gauge and I am liking it a lot. Also because I thought it would be "slightly stiff" but up to now no problems. I would not pay 100€ but I see it regularly for 75€ at some places in EU / Spain. I admit that I could get one reel from a contact for 45€ and that is a really good price for this string.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
Not true. a reel of Cyclone costs around 100euro in EU which is more than 100$ and the the tour version is even more expensive. So nearly as expensive as Alu. The only possibly positive atributes it has that according to TWU data it is soft with some spinpotentential. There are a lot of other strings who have that too and are a lot cheaper too! So no cyclone for me if it does not become significantly cheaper!
Tis true.

Sorry, let me be clear. Cyclone in the United States of America is not expensive. It costs about half as much as ALU. Again that is here in the United States of America. Land of the Free. Home of the Brave. Amber waves of grain. Purple mountains majesty. And low cost string.

1 reel of Luxilon Alu 16L = $279.95 or 249.95EU @TW Europe 151.22EU (on sale) regular 226.81EU
1 reel of Volkl Cyclone 16 = $129.95 or 115.79EU @TW Europe 117.56EU regular price
Difference = $150.00 or 134.68EU *using today's exchange rate

Using my math skills, I see that I could purchase 2 reels of Volkl Cylone for every 1 reel of Luxilon ALU. Using my metric math skills with the above quotes, I see that:

1 reel of Luxilon ALU 16L = 226.81EU
1 reel of Volkl Cyclone 16 = 117.56EU
Difference = 109.25EU

Even using metric match, I don't see any way Cyclone is "nearly as much" as ALU. (At regular price of course)

So I am not wrong. I suggest that you should a) confine your postings to the Talk Tennis Europe boards so as not to be wrong and b) head over to Tennis Warehouse Europe and save yourself a boat load of money.

Thanks
 
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Muppet

Legend
The Cyclone 19G would be great in a lowered powered frame like the a Volkl 10 series.. :). Add some on demand power and spin.. easy on the arm..
I think you sold me on Cyclone 19 black for my Aerogel 200. It loves black poly and the Black Force 1.14 I've been using is not a shaped string. Thanks for the tip.
 
How are you guys getting those prices on Tennis Warehouse Europe?

I see Cyclone for €139.90 and Cyclone Tour for €149.90.
ALU Power is on sale now for €179.95.

FYI Cyclone runs 200m(660') and ALU runs 220m(720') to make it a fair price comparison you'd have to account for that.
 

n8dawg6

Legend
the plot thickens

(cyclone IS typically about half luxilon price in the US, caint speak for across the pond)
 

Sardines

Professional
I've been a user of Cyclone 18L and 19g for quite a while, alone at first and now crossed with a defunct string, the Tecnifibe Pro Red Code Wax 18g. Gives good grip and with the PRCW, lasts around 8 hr mark for me nowadays, which is great for a string less than 1.15mm thick.

How are you guys getting those prices on Tennis Warehouse Europe?

I see Cyclone for €139.90 and Cyclone Tour for €149.90.
ALU Power is on sale now for €179.95.

FYI Cyclone runs 200m(660') and ALU runs 220m(720') to make it a fair price comparison you'd have to account for that.
I believe the issue is VAT. Those prices are without VAT and your country being in the EU charges VAT. And even at discounted prices, Luxilon is more expensive per meter. 117,56 € / 200= 0.59€/m 179.95€/220= 0.81€/m . It's basic math.
I like ALU Power Rough, used it for years in college D1. Plays great, but it dies faster (under 2 hrs), the feel and spin are inferior to Cyclone.
 
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Deleted member 54265

Guest
Tis true.

Sorry, let me be clear. Cyclone in the United States of America is not expensive. It costs about half as much as ALU. Again that is here in the United States of America. Land of the Free. Home of the Brave. Amber waves of grain. Purple mountains majesty. And low cost string.

1 reel of Luxilon Alu 16L = $279.95 or 249.95EU @TW Europe 151.22EU (on sale) regular 226.81EU
1 reel of Volkl Cyclone 16 = $129.95 or 115.79EU @TW Europe 117.56EU regular price
Difference = $150.00 or 134.68EU *using today's exchange rate

Using my math skills, I see that I could purchase 2 reels of Volkl Cylone for every 1 reel of Luxilon ALU. Using my metric math skills with the above quotes, I see that:

1 reel of Luxilon ALU 16L = 226.81EU
1 reel of Volkl Cyclone 16 = 117.56EU
Difference = 109.25EU

Even using metric match, I don't see any way Cyclone is "nearly as much" as ALU. (At regular price of course)

So I am not wrong. I suggest that you should a) confine your postings to the Talk Tennis Europe boards so as not to be wrong and b) head over to Tennis Warehouse Europe and save yourself a boat load of money.

Thanks
@Rabbit you got the US prices (no sales tax) from TW Europe, try selecting an European Country like Germany, then you will get the correct prices in EU

@FIRETennis got it right. But regular price for Alu is Euro 270.

If you look at a string like BHS7T it is only 70 Euro
 
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Deleted member 54265

Guest
I've been a user of Cyclone 18L and 19g for quite a while, alone at first and now crossed with a defunct string, the Tecnifibe Pro Red Code Wax 18g. Gives good grip and with the PRCW, lasts around 8 hr mark for me nowadays, which is great for a string less than 1.15mm thick.


I believe the issue is VAT. Those prices are without VAT and your country being in the EU charges VAT. And even at discounted prices, Luxilon is more expensive per meter. 117,56 € / 200= 0.59€/m 179.95€/220= 0.81€/m . It's basic math.
I like ALU Power Rough, used it for years in college D1. Plays great, but it dies faster (under 2 hrs), the feel and spin are inferior to Cyclone.

Correct Prices as today at TW Europe, if you live in EU:

Cyclone 139.90 € / 200m = 0.70€/m
Cyclone Tour 149.90 € / 200m = 0.75€/m
Luxilon (on sale right now) 179.95 € / 220m = 0.82€/m

So Luxilon is about 17% more expensive than regular Cyclone and about 8% more expensive than Cyclone Tour
 

chic

Semi-Pro
I mean, relative cheapnesses aside I was buying this along with other volkl stuff for the 30% over $150 discount. I don't need $150 of Wilson gear, so even at the same price point cyclone was 30% cheaper :-D
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Tis true.

Sorry, let me be clear. Cyclone in the United States of America is not expensive. It costs about half as much as ALU. Again that is here in the United States of America. Land of the Free. Home of the Brave. Amber waves of grain. Purple mountains majesty. And low cost string.

1 reel of Luxilon Alu 16L = $279.95 or 249.95EU @TW Europe 151.22EU (on sale) regular 226.81EU
1 reel of Volkl Cyclone 16 = $129.95 or 115.79EU @TW Europe 117.56EU regular price
Difference = $150.00 or 134.68EU *using today's exchange rate

Using my math skills, I see that I could purchase 2 reels of Volkl Cylone for every 1 reel of Luxilon ALU. Using my metric math skills with the above quotes, I see that:

1 reel of Luxilon ALU 16L = 226.81EU
1 reel of Volkl Cyclone 16 = 117.56EU
Difference = 109.25EU

Even using metric match, I don't see any way Cyclone is "nearly as much" as ALU. (At regular price of course)

So I am not wrong. I suggest that you should a) confine your postings to the Talk Tennis Europe boards so as not to be wrong and b) head over to Tennis Warehouse Europe and save yourself a boat load of money.

Thanks
Off topic but why the hell do they say ''purple mountains''? I grew up in Alaska and later Colorado, surrounded by mountains, and never saw a purple one :unsure::rolleyes:
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
Two guys I string for like their orange Cyclone 17 typically paired with a cross of Gosen OGSM 16 all tensioned in the low 50's. One plays with Wilson Six.One 95's and the other uses the Ultra Tour.
 

JamesV

Rookie
Full bed of Cyclone 19G in Black.. it rocks. You would think it would not hold up that well... but for some reason it is pretty durable. Andy from TW was not able to break it during the TW play-test cycle. He is a former ATP Touring Pro. It is also very easy on the arm and as you might guess off the charts for spin.. :)

If you are using a Blade 98 18 x 20 or a Head Speed 18 x 20... this is a wonder match..

This is good avice. Cyclone is affordable, too. Worth buying and trying a set.
 

SilverLining

New User
Not true. a reel of Cyclone costs around 100euro in EU which is more than 100$ and the the tour version is even more expensive. So nearly as expensive as Alu. The only possibly positive atributes it has that according to TWU data it is soft with some spinpotentential. There are a lot of other strings who have that too and are a lot cheaper too! So no cyclone for me if it does not become significantly cheaper!
You can buy a reel of Cyclone from racquetdepot UK for around 90€ including taxes. And Alu is around €180 which is double than Cyclone?
 

Mark Bosko

New User
I use a FB of 18G 46-48 lbs in a Volkl V-feel 8 300 with another 3.5 G of lead @ 12 0'clock. I demo racquets & strings but I don't see a change in my future. Happy with the spin, power, comfort and racquet mobility. I do occasionally wish this setup would make me faster on the court, can't have everything.
 

SteveI

Legend
I use a FB of 18G 46-48 lbs in a Volkl V-feel 8 300 with another 3.5 G of lead @ 12 0'clock. I demo racquets & strings but I don't see a change in my future. Happy with the spin, power, comfort and racquet mobility. I do occasionally wish this setup would make me faster on the court, can't have everything.
I have used the 18g and the 19g... they are like two different strings to me. Might want to give the 19g a shot if you get the chance.

The 19G will not make you faster on the court...LOL
 

Mark Bosko

New User
I have used the 18g and the 19g... they are like two different strings to me. Might want to give the 19g a shot if you get the chance.

The 19G will not make you faster on the court...LOL
tried 18L & 19, 18 seems to work best for me between performance and duration, all personal taste.
 
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