WeissCannon Blue Rock N Power

QuadCam

Professional
Anyone else played with this string?

I bought a set after having fun testing out WC Ultra Cable. BRNP looked to be a slightly thinner, possibly livlier string compared to UC but with the same nasty bite on the ball.

I strung BRNP up and immediately noticed how stiff it is. This was very little stretch on my electronic stringer.

Hitting with it has been odd. I have found my favorite shot has been the slice serve with this string. I'm getting great pop and huge carve on my lefty slices. Yesterday, I hit a laughable slice serve to the ad court that landed about 4" inside the line and half way up the service box.....and then the ball just skidded so wide that it was impossible to return. My flat serves seemed to have extra zip on them,too. I didn't radar any of them but they sounded like they were up there in speed with "higher powered" strings I tried before (us

Ground strokes were strange. I didn't have the same topspin and control that I got from Ultra Cable. Additionally, I felt like I had no feel on touch shots. It felt like I had a tiny sweet spot. Sometimes, I had no power. othertimes, I'd launch the ball. I just couldn't "feel" the ball. It was almost like there was no middle ground with this string. If you were going all out, it was great. But, anything less than that and the stiffness of the string made it so you were playing with a wood board. For example, mini tennis warmups from the service line was bad. I kept putting balls in the net because there was no bounce at all from the string.

Comfort-wise, I had no issues with the string at all. Very comfy.

FYI, I strung up my customized Pure Aero VS at 45/49 on constant pull.
 

tlm

G.O.A.T.
Anyone else played with this string?

I bought a set after having fun testing out WC Ultra Cable. BRNP looked to be a slightly thinner, possibly livlier string compared to UC but with the same nasty bite on the ball.

I strung BRNP up and immediately noticed how stiff it is. This was very little stretch on my electronic stringer.

Hitting with it has been odd. I have found my favorite shot has been the slice serve with this string. I'm getting great pop and huge carve on my lefty slices. Yesterday, I hit a laughable slice serve to the ad court that landed about 4" inside the line and half way up the service box.....and then the ball just skidded so wide that it was impossible to return. My flat serves seemed to have extra zip on them,too. I didn't radar any of them but they sounded like they were up there in speed with "higher powered" strings I tried before (us

Ground strokes were strange. I didn't have the same topspin and control that I got from Ultra Cable. Additionally, I felt like I had no feel on touch shots. It felt like I had a tiny sweet spot. Sometimes, I had no power. othertimes, I'd launch the ball. I just couldn't "feel" the ball. It was almost like there was no middle ground with this string. If you were going all out, it was great. But, anything less than that and the stiffness of the string made it so you were playing with a wood board. For example, mini tennis warmups from the service line was bad. I kept putting balls in the net because there was no bounce at all from the string.

Comfort-wise, I had no issues with the string at all. Very comfy.

FYI, I strung up my customized Pure Aero VS at 45/49 on constant pull.

I had a similair experience with BRNP. I liked it in some ways but it did not have the feel of the UC. I purchased a spool of the UC and have not looked back. I feel that it is a very good string, it has its own playing characteristics that I had to get used to but I feel it is better than the thinner BRNP.
 

Allcourtguy

Semi-Pro
Anyone else played with this string?


FYI, I strung up my customized Pure Aero VS at 45/49 on constant pull.
Curious as to why you strung up the crosses 4 lbs tighter than the mains. Typically, it seems like I have only seen this done with hybrids when the crosses are much softer than the mains, as with a poly / syn gut hybrid for example. I wonder how it would play if you tension-ed at 45/45 or even 45/43?
 

QuadCam

Professional
I used to go lower on the crosses but i recently have found better playability with the crosses a little tighter. It seems like the tighter crosses support the mains better. I hit with a lot of topspin. My mains really move back and forth a lot. It's not unusual to smell a burnt plastic smell from my strings during a long hard hitting rally.

With that said, the mains hold tension better and longer with a bit higher tension in the crosses.

I experiment with various tensions all the time. I may not stay at these tensions but that is what I'm currently using for stringing.
 

tlm

G.O.A.T.
I used to go lower on the crosses but i recently have found better playability with the crosses a little tighter. It seems like the tighter crosses support the mains better. I hit with a lot of topspin. My mains really move back and forth a lot. It's not unusual to smell a burnt plastic smell from my strings during a long hard hitting rally.

With that said, the mains hold tension better and longer with a bit higher tension in the crosses.

I experiment with various tensions all the time. I may not stay at these tensions but that is what I'm currently using for stringing.

I agree I also like the crosses a little tighter, to me it gives the string job better control. Even though the crosses are shorter I don't think they get as tight because of the friction against the mains while pulling.
 
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Moonarse

Semi-Pro
I kept putting balls in the net because there was no bounce at all from the string.
Do you think that going lower on tension would solve this? I'm planning to get a reel for my Pure Aero as my game is fully relied on the string bite. But I do love some "trampoline effect". I actually moved from 95sq 18x20 to 100sq 16x19 for that feeling. I normally play with low-end poly in 45lbs and I have no chance of testing it. Friend is coming from Italy and will bring me a reel. I'm torn between Ultra Cable and this string.

How was the durability? I tend to break (pro's pro and babolat pro xtreme) in the 1.30 gauge in 8 hours most. as I "overbrush" the strings always seem to be cut from string movement more that they snap from the weight of the ball. Heard this string hardly notches. Based on your experience, do you think (as it is stiff and doesnt notches) it might have a decent durability?
 

QuadCam

Professional
Do you think that going lower on tension would solve this? I'm planning to get a reel for my Pure Aero as my game is fully relied on the string bite. But I do love some "trampoline effect". I actually moved from 95sq 18x20 to 100sq 16x19 for that feeling. I normally play with low-end poly in 45lbs and I have no chance of testing it. Friend is coming from Italy and will bring me a reel. I'm torn between Ultra Cable and this string.

How was the durability? I tend to break (pro's pro and babolat pro xtreme) in the 1.30 gauge in 8 hours most. as I "overbrush" the strings always seem to be cut from string movement more that they snap from the weight of the ball. Heard this string hardly notches. Based on your experience, do you think (as it is stiff and doesnt notches) it might have a decent durability?
This string definitely is not a good choice for low tensions. Ultra Cable is a better string in every aspect.
 

Moonarse

Semi-Pro
This string definitely is not a good choice for low tensions. Ultra Cable is a better string in every aspect.
could you explain why? I still haven't bought it but I sort of got lured into it. Torn between ultra cable an rock n power, but I tend to break strings a lot, so I'm kinda nervous about buying the whole reel (have to decide today and wont be able to test) as I play on the string bite and the lateral movement cuts through the mains quite fast. Read that the RnP inspite of beeing thin it is stiff and doesn't seem to notch. Don't you think UC would break earlier, as it is softer?
 

QuadCam

Professional
Brnp is so stiff that it doesn't stretch much. So if you string it at low tensions, there is very little lengthening of the string. You might as well hand pull it. Haha. It'll go dead so quickly. I found at low tensions (which I like) brnp had no spring, no feel, no touch, no power.

It may play completely differently if string in the mid 50s. If the mid 40s, it didn't stretch enough to put any stress (preload) on the string.

Also, it's not thin at all, either. Because it is completely square, they measure the thickness actually the flat sides. Corner to corner, it measures like a 15 Ga. It's like they took a 15ga and ran it through an extruder to cut it into a square shape.
 

Moonarse

Semi-Pro
Brnp is so stiff that it doesn't stretch much. So if you string it at low tensions, there is very little lengthening of the string. You might as well hand pull it. Haha. It'll go dead so quickly. I found at low tensions (which I like) brnp had no spring, no feel, no touch, no power.

It may play completely differently if string in the mid 50s. If the mid 40s, it didn't stretch enough to put any stress (preload) on the string.

Also, it's not thin at all, either. Because it is completely square, they measure the thickness actually the flat sides. Corner to corner, it measures like a 15 Ga. It's like they took a 15ga and ran it through an extruder to cut it into a square shape.
Gotcha. You sir (and al the String Forum reviews) made me go for the Ultra Cable Reel right before I was clicking "confirm buying" on the Rock n Power Reel. hope that I did the right thing.
 

Bobby Jr

G.O.A.T.
I've finally tested Blue Rock (3 times as a hybrid with OG Sheep). As far as comparing it to Ultra Cable goes, it's a roughly similar style string - the main difference being it holds its tension a bit better and is stiffer/less feel.

If you're at all particular about strings you'll avoid both of these and use Black 5 Edge instead if you are a Weiss Cannon fan. B5E is not quite as spinny but since it's lower powered you can drop the tension a few points and achieve not only softer feel, but better tension maintenance and playing life for more hours than either Blue Rock, or Ultra Cable especially.
 
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