Weiss Cannon New Strings

TinTin 1

Professional
Ultra Cable definitely looks and feels thicker than its stated 1.23mm. More like 1.30 actually
I agree. It feels like a 16/16L to me in frames.
It has a very good balance of feel, spin, control, and power. I always laugh when I see packaging that claims it has it all, this is one of the few strings I can actually say it does ...
 

Muppet

Legend
Not similar. Red Ghost has more pop and is softer. I like both for different reasons. Both give me decent spin. I can string Mosquito bite at very low tension 35-42 where as Red Ghost felt better in the 42-52 range.
Thanks for the input.
 

Jerry Seinfeld

Professional
I agree. It feels like a 16/16L to me in frames.
It has a very good balance of feel, spin, control, and power. I always laugh when I see packaging that claims it has it all, this is one of the few strings I can actually say it does ...
Like most square profiled strings, the diameter is measured from side to side, however, the diameter from diagonal to diagonal is larger which is why it feels thicker than a round 17ga string.
 

Hotrocks

Rookie
I've had the Ultra Cable in my racquet for almost 2 weeks now. One thing that stands out to me, is that there is NO NOTCHING at all:eek: seriously, nothing. I also have not picked up on any significant tension loss either - at least not enough for me to notice it. I hope this is not a fluke, but so far, this string is beyond anything I've ever tried:)
Great reviews on Ultra Cable. Ordered a few sets. How do you think Ultra Cable would play in a hybrid, like Gut mains and Ultra Cable in the crosses. Strung up in a Srixon- Revo 2.0 Tour racquet. Thanks and can't wait to try these strings out!!!
 

wmrhawk

Rookie
I ordered a set, realized that shipping was going to account for about 40% of the total cost and cancelled the order.
 
So how are people getting this red ghost string? I checked TW and the other 2 major tennis sites and its not on any of them. Does anyone know when TW will have it for sale?
 

Roland G

Hall of Fame
So how are people getting this red ghost string? I checked TW and the other 2 major tennis sites and its not on any of them. Does anyone know when TW will have it for sale?
Brittany said in another thread that they had no plans to get it in stock.
It's on TW Europe if that's any help.
 

mikeler

Moderator
I strung up Ultra Cable last night. I'll hit with it tomorrow.

It does look thicker than the gauge listed. Very interesting coating which made stringing a breeze and the string smells strange. The color is hideously delicious in my orange frame.
 

Roland G

Hall of Fame
I strung up Ultra Cable last night. I'll hit with it tomorrow.

It does look thicker than the gauge listed. Very interesting coating which made stringing a breeze and the string smells strange. The color is hideously delicious in my orange frame.
"Hideously delicious".. lol.
It just looks hideous in my Pro Staff.
Thankfully it plays better than it looks!
 

mscream

Professional
I will try to go drop tension from 52 lbs to 50 lbs on my DR 98 UC string job. I played yesterday again and feel there is still enough control for me to drop tension a bit.
 

Roland G

Hall of Fame
I will try to go drop tension from 52 lbs to 50 lbs on my DR 98 UC string job. I played yesterday again and feel there is still enough control for me to drop tension a bit.
I typically like polys strung at 45-48lbs and have had a second racquet strung with Ultra Cable at 43lbs and the control is still excellent.
 

mscream

Professional
I typically like polys strung at 45-48lbs and have had a second racquet strung with Ultra Cable at 43lbs and the control is still excellent.
That's good to know - I'm going to make an effort to get as low as I can with the UC whilst maintaining control, just to get as much out of it as possible and spending as little energy as I can. I only tried RPM Blast at 48 lbs before, which was a spectacular failure. That was in an APD though.
 

mikeler

Moderator
Hmm, first time out with Ultra Cable was just OK. I really like the feel of the string. It has this nice thud. Took it out for the first set today and did not play particularly well. So I went over to the stick with Genesis Trionic in it and started immediately playing better. Overall, it was still a tough day for testing with a chill in the air and some wind. Tomorrow night I should get another crack at it.
 

wmrhawk

Rookie
I got my Ultra Cable reel today. I hope it is more fun to play than it was to string. No lacerations, per se, but very stiff and edges are remarkably sharp. After noting the stiffness of this string on the stringer, I was glad I went with low tension. This was a full job @40/42. I do plan on trying poly/poly hybrids, but I thought I'd start out with a full job.
 

mikeler

Moderator
I took it out for another set tonight again in very cold conditions for Florida (low to mid 50s). I'll try again in 2 days when we get back into the low 70s. So far, I love the softness and the feel of the ball off the stringbed but I'm not playing well with it (I'm not playing well overall the last 9 months though). It's hard to evaluate how nasty a string is with spin in the winter.
 

corerotation

New User
can you compare power level and comfort to other weisscannon strings? if it's not significantly livelier than black5edge than i'll have to take a pass.
 

Roland G

Hall of Fame
I took it out for another set tonight again in very cold conditions for Florida (low to mid 50s). I'll try again in 2 days when we get back into the low 70s. So far, I love the softness and the feel of the ball off the stringbed but I'm not playing well with it (I'm not playing well overall the last 9 months though). It's hard to evaluate how nasty a string is with spin in the winter.
I agree with you regarding evaluating a string in cold, damp and windy conditions. I've been using Ultra Cable both outdoors and on indoor hard courts - it's a completely different animal indoors.
Really nice balance of power, comfort, spin and it seems to hold up really well too.
 

Roland G

Hall of Fame
can you compare power level and comfort to other weisscannon strings? if it's not significantly livelier than black5edge than i'll have to take a pass.
It's definitely livelier than B5E.
Not as lively as Silverstring or Scorpion though. Comfort at least as good as B5E
 
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mikeler

Moderator
It's definitely livelier than B5E.
Not as lively as Silverstring or Scorpion though. Comfort at least as good as B5E
Yes, livelier than B5E. Comfort is definitely better. I'd say the string plays similar to Scorpion for me so far.
 

JackB1

G.O.A.T.
I took it out for another set tonight again in very cold conditions for Florida (low to mid 50s). I'll try again in 2 days when we get back into the low 70s. So far, I love the softness and the feel of the ball off the stringbed but I'm not playing well with it (I'm not playing well overall the last 9 months though). It's hard to evaluate how nasty a string is with spin in the winter.
lol at mid 50s being "very cold" :)

50s to me is perfect tennis weather....not too cold, not hot enough to sweat a lot. Just perfect. Take that weather and be happy Mike!
 

mikeler

Moderator
lol at mid 50s being "very cold" :)

50s to me is perfect tennis weather....not too cold, not hot enough to sweat a lot. Just perfect. Take that weather and be happy Mike!
I don't mind playing in the 50s. I just wanted to point that out because it is definitely different than playing in 90 degree weather where there is a lot more action on the ball.
 

JackB1

G.O.A.T.
I don't mind playing in the 50s. I just wanted to point that out because it is definitely different than playing in 90 degree weather where there is a lot more action on the ball.
I know. I was just giving you a hard time. I lived in FL for 10 years and would chuckle when folks would put on a sweater when it dipped below 65.
 

wmrhawk

Rookie
It was also cold last night for my first hit last night with ultra cable. I'm using a Wilson burn 100 S, which is a rather stiff frame. My tension was 40/42. I agree with most of the comments concerning the string with the exception of the comfort level. On the stringer and in the racket, it feels like a very stiff string to me. I may experiment with slightly lower tension in the next full job, but I think this string may work better for me as a hybrid with something softer in the crosses.
 

mikeler

Moderator
I warmed up tonight with Ultra Cable. First game I missed 4 forehands in a row and benched it. I'm probably done with it, just not for me.
 

Minion

Hall of Fame
Had it in my racquet now for 3 weeks. Tension maintenance is amazing, I noticed significantly LESS tension drop than any other poly I've used. There is still only minimal notching, I mean, you can hardly tell it's there. Still loving this string, will stick with it for now:)
 

macross27

Rookie
My first impression on UC after 2 hitting sessions ( 4 hrs total )
Gauge : it does look, feel, and play like 16g string
Power : Medium power
Feel : Nice contact sound. It is more firm feeling string than crisp feeling string. Stiffness wise definitely not as soft as YPTP but not as stiff as 4G.
Spin : Excellent
Control : Good. Little springy but thicker gauge (square shape) helped tone down springy string bed response.
Tension : dropped 5% each session but no huge adjustment was needed
So far, it feels like a mixture between 80% quadro twist and 20% 4G with excellent spin and good tension maintenance.
 

mikeler

Moderator
I'm going to save the Ultra Cable for a little while and try it when the conditions warm up. So far the excellent spin is something I'm not seeing.
 

macross27

Rookie
I strung mine at 53/51. Once the tension dropped below 50lb, it showed its full spin potential.
Even though the string has very sharp edges, due to its square shape, it aligned flat on my string bed. So when I rubbed my hand on my string bed, it was pretty smooth compare to other shaped strings. It really grabs the ball well in low 50s.
 

Roland G

Hall of Fame
I'm stringing Ultra Cable in the mid-40's and find it to be extremely spin-friendly. I think the power level helps too as there is some power but it's a nice controlled power which rewards fast swings with heavy, heavy spin. I'd agree also with what others say regarding durability. Very little notching and good tension maintenance. So far, I'm really enjoying it. I've also ordered some Red Ghost so will be giving that a try next.
 

Minion

Hall of Fame
@mikeler

I have to admit. My first hitting session with it wasn't great. I couldn't control one shot. All my forehands sailed long. So, in that same hitting session, I switched back to my IGPP with B5E for about 30mins. Once I found my timing, I switched back to my PD2015 / UC. That's when I started getting a feel for the string. After about 30mins of hitting with hit...damn...not looking back now:)

My stringer asked me to test the Red Ghost as well. I'm getting that strung on Wednesday in my IGPP - will see how it goes.
 

junk

Semi-Pro
@mikeler

I have to admit. My first hitting session with it wasn't great. I couldn't control one shot. All my forehands sailed long. So, in that same hitting session, I switched back to my IGPP with B5E for about 30mins. Once I found my timing, I switched back to my PD2015 / UC. That's when I started getting a feel for the string. After about 30mins of hitting with hit...damn...not looking back now:)

My stringer asked me to test the Red Ghost as well. I'm getting that strung on Wednesday in my IGPP - will see how it goes.
What tension did you use on UC? And what's your regular tension? Thanks
 

Minion

Hall of Fame
What tension did you use on UC? And what's your regular tension? Thanks
56lbs in my PD 2015. That is my normal tension. I'm going to string my 2 IGPP's with UC and Red Ghost at 56lbs as well. The PD2015 and IGPP, I found are fairly powerful frames as is. In my IGMP, for example, I string @ 48lbs.
 

junk

Semi-Pro
56lbs in my PD 2015. That is my normal tension. I'm going to string my 2 IGPP's with UC and Red Ghost at 56lbs as well. The PD2015 and IGPP, I found are fairly powerful frames as is. In my IGMP, for example, I string @ 48lbs.
Thanks Minion. Will be interesting to hear how you get on with RG as well
 

Minion

Hall of Fame
Thanks Minion. Will be interesting to hear how you get on with RG as well
I've read some reviews on the RG on stringforum. It seems the RG is a high power string, good spin (but less than UC), good tension maintenance (typical of Weiss Cannon;), minimal notching and good feel. Sounds very positive, can't wait to try it. I'm playing a tournament on Sunday, so I'm hoping to break it in by then:)
 

mikeler

Moderator
@mikeler

I have to admit. My first hitting session with it wasn't great. I couldn't control one shot. All my forehands sailed long. So, in that same hitting session, I switched back to my IGPP with B5E for about 30mins. Once I found my timing, I switched back to my PD2015 / UC. That's when I started getting a feel for the string. After about 30mins of hitting with hit...damn...not looking back now:)

My stringer asked me to test the Red Ghost as well. I'm getting that strung on Wednesday in my IGPP - will see how it goes.
I haven't tried going back to it later in a match. Maybe I should try it in the 2nd set instead of the first.
 

junk

Semi-Pro
I've read some reviews on the RG on stringforum. It seems the RG is a high power string, good spin (but less than UC), good tension maintenance (typical of Weiss Cannon;), minimal notching and good feel. Sounds very positive, can't wait to try it. I'm playing a tournament on Sunday, so I'm hoping to break it in by then:)
i'm watching this thread and hoping someone is brave enough to try a hybrid of UC and RG. for sure the color combination would attract a lot of attention...:)
 

georgiahank

New User
Played my first match with Red Ghost strung at 51 and was very impressed. I mainly use multis but experiment with poly from time to time (most recently 4G). This is by far my favorite poly - nice blend of power, comfort and control. I still hit nice spin, but not as much spin as with some others I have tried such as Tourbite. I might bump the tension up a little to gain a bit more control. I have a bad shoulder but no pain after 3 hours. Only one hitting session so I am anxious to see how it hold up after a few more hours of play.

Next up is Ultra Cable but Red Ghost will be hard to top.
 

Minion

Hall of Fame
Played my first match with Red Ghost strung at 51 and was very impressed. I mainly use multis but experiment with poly from time to time (most recently 4G). This is by far my favorite poly - nice blend of power, comfort and control. I still hit nice spin, but not as much spin as with some others I have tried such as Tourbite. I might bump the tension up a little to gain a bit more control. I have a bad shoulder but no pain after 3 hours. Only one hitting session so I am anxious to see how it hold up after a few more hours of play.

Next up is Ultra Cable but Red Ghost will be hard to top.
What racquet were you using? I read on stringforum, the guys say RG is very powerful. Did you experience that?
 
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