Volkl V-Torque tour

Rusbus

New User
It’s great while it lasts....Very arm friendly but...

It breaks within 3-5 hours every time. This is the most delicate string I have ever hit with. I string my own racquets and I just couldn’t keep up. Multiple times I would have 3 busted string beds.

I switched to Volkl Cyclone Tour and I am very happy with the switch. Both 18g
 

SavvyStringer

Professional
I haven't used V-Torque tour but regular V-Torque is great while it lasts but it does go quick. I've popped it as a main in a hybrid with TNT2 where TNT2 was barely showing wear.
 

woodje12

Rookie
I thought I was the only one? I am NOT a string breaker but even I busted this poly (thought it might have been an issue with my stringing). I still like it but if you're a string buster you might have issues. Now granted I was using it at 18g too.

I am now using Head Velocity MLT as I am having some elbow issues so wanted to go back to a multi until it improves. HOWEVER, I believe the tennis elbow came primarily from my exercise regimen (17 pull ups and 17 chin ups 3 times every other day). I've had to tone that down (along with my tennis down to 1-2 times per week).

I hate TE...
 

SavvyStringer

Professional
I thought I was the only one? I am NOT a string breaker but even I busted this poly (thought it might have been an issue with my stringing). I still like it but if you're a string buster you might have issues. Now granted I was using it at 18g too.

I am now using Head Velocity MLT as I am having some elbow issues so wanted to go back to a multi until it improves. HOWEVER, I believe the tennis elbow came primarily from my exercise regimen (17 pull ups and 17 chin ups 3 times every other day). I've had to tone that down (along with my tennis down to 1-2 times per week).

I hate TE...
It breaks weird in all gauges. I popped 16g mains with the TNT2 cross. The string seemingly has even less elasticity than a many other polyesters. The string shears off rather than notching. It's a different sort of break. I do still like the string, the durability isn't an issue for me it typically feels dead by the time it snaps even though its usually quick.
 

woodje12

Rookie
It breaks weird in all gauges. I popped 16g mains with the TNT2 cross. The string seemingly has even less elasticity than a many other polyesters. The string shears off rather than notching. It's a different sort of break. I do still like the string, the durability isn't an issue for me it typically feels dead by the time it snaps even though its usually quick.
Yep, you're right. It did actually "shear" which is a good description. It wasn't a clean break but sort of a fracturing long ways.
 
Anyone have any experience with this string? If so how was it and what gauge did you use?
Thanks!
I've used it as a main string in a hybrid setup with a softer, slick poly as a cross string. I actually liked it better than other twisted and shaped polys that I've tried (but i have not tried that many other than RPM Blast Rough, Luxillon Power Rough, Weiss Cannon Ultra Cable). I did not run into durability issues like others have said. I'm not a huge string breaker, but i usually restring my poly setups between 12 to 20 hours of play time anyway.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
It’s great while it lasts....Very arm friendly but...

It breaks within 3-5 hours every time. This is the most delicate string I have ever hit with. I string my own racquets and I just couldn’t keep up. Multiple times I would have 3 busted string beds.

I switched to Volkl Cyclone Tour and I am very happy with the switch. Both 18g
Yes I hated the Torque tour. I tried the Cyclone and it was great poly. modest power, GREAT spin, good control. and soft. also I am going to try the Cyclone tour next, heard it had more power than cyclone but not sure about the spin potential
 

time_fly

Hall of Fame
I dug this thread up because I use V-Torque Tour regularly in a hybrid with a slick, round poly in the mains. I've also played with with a full bed. I think it has more feel than a lot of other polys, especially shaped ones, while still offering a ton of spin. However, as others have mentioned, it does seem to break easily especially in thinner gauges. Definitely bring two racquets if you are playing a match with this one.
 

petetennis54

New User
I use the 19 ga as mains in a Blade 98 16x19. Syn gut as cross. Great feel and power. The syn gut always breaks first. Used Monogut ZX in cross before and the VTT would break first.

Also have used Cyclone and cyclone tour. If you are young and hit hard, use Cyclone. Cyclone Tour is in the middle. Juniors break Cyclone in 6-8 hours so it all depends on how you hit.
 
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