WeissCannon Turbotwist

NiteFly

Rookie
Has anyone tried these yet? Another place gives the most glowing review for a poly I've seen. I might order a set this weekend, but I'd love to hear about anyone's experience with this string.
 
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TennisandMusic

Guest
Ordered two sets. I'm pretty picky about my strings too, so we'll see.
 

David Valencia

New User
Update (sort of):

This evening I strung my Prince O3 Speedport Black with Turbotwist at 55/58 lbs. on my Babolat Star 5. I also measured a DT of 37. Stringing was somewhat of a breeze with only some minor coil memory.

I plan on playtesting this string beginning tomorrow. When (and if) I have the time, I will post my thoughts.
 
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TennisandMusic

Guest
Update (sort of):

This evening I strung my Prince O3 Speedport Black with Turbotwist at 55/58 lbs. on my Babolat Star 5. I also measured a DT of 37. Stringing was somewhat of a breeze with only some minor coil memory.

I plan on playtesting this string beginning tomorrow. When (and if) I have the time, I will post my thoughts.
I got mine today too so will probably be giving it a shot soon.
 

Love50

Rookie
Tried it last night. Didn't care for it. The "twist" is similar to the "ribbon" construction in Head Rip Control. It also shares the "dead" or "muted" feel in Rip Control. Seems to generate a decent amount of spin, though I can't say that it was superior to other polys with heavy spin.

The dead feel does take away from the perception of the strings gripping or biting into the ball, so if you depend on that feedback to calibrate your strokes, it might not work for you.

The main drawback for me were shots at slow speed, e.g. no feel on half volleys, drop volleys, short court drills, etc.
 
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TennisandMusic

Guest
Well I've hit with this a few times in two different racquets and I'd put it in my "good poly" list. Contrary to what was posted above, the string in no way resembles head rip control. Not in the least. It does have a very tight twist about the axis, but it is so tight the string ends up feeling more like it's textured. It is not constructed the same as the RIP, nor does it respond in the same manner. I hated RIP control. This one is good. It had decent coil memory when stringing and seemed to kink easily so in that respect it was a bit of a pain, but I think the feel when playing is fine. As long as a string doesn't hurt or completely suck then I'm generally ok with it, and I think this one has fine feel for gauging shots. Certainly no problems with feedback for me.

In terms of performance I think it gives more spin than what I have been using lately (gamma twist) the first time I hit with it I noticed the ball jumping much harder than with the Gamma's, and I am pretty satisfied with those. So if you are looking for spin, the string has it and I don't think it's really lacking in that area. Not sure if it's the MOST but it's enough for me. Power is fine, could hit the ball plenty hard and fast, maybe even a little too much power for me but haven't decided that yet.

The first racquet this is in is a full poly job in an APDC. It's been awhile since I played full poly in anything, but I have to say it's fairly addicting. I think if I stick with the APDC I will also stick with full poly. I can simply knock the cover off the ball with that setup and it stays in. I was literally able to hit the ball as hard as I could and it was dropping in. I hit with my GF and in one instance I hit a pretty hard shot that I liked and I said something to the effect of "alright!" on my end to which she replied "yeah you're saying alright over there while I'm crying in pain." Of course that was a joke, but what she meant was the ball was coming in HARD. So apparently this string allowed me to hit the heaviest shots I have ever hit against her. Not sure if it's the string or the full poly, but you can take that for what it's worth. Feel was not as solid as I would have liked with the full poly, but I guess that is a complaint many have with this racquet. Not that big a deal to me though. What matters to me is that I feel in control, it delivers results, and I'm not injuring myself. I could play with this string if I wanted or "needed" too I think.

Second racquet is an Aero Storm Tour, in a hybrid with TT mains and ISOspeed pro classic crosses. Again great spin, more than the Gamma Twist set up, with balls noticeabily jumping up harder and higher with less effort. Seems to work pretty well overall in this racquet too, but I just don't seem to play as well with the AST. I don't swing as freely for whatever reason, even though both racquets are weighted up to near identical weights. Again feel for me is solid in this racquet and I do like how it responds. No misses as a result of not having the feel I want. All misses were on account of my crappiness.

At this point there are a few polys I feel I could play with full time and be ok. These are Pro Line II, Gamma Twist, some Luxilon stuff (though its way too expensive so I don't even consider it) and now Turbotwist I think. I think I can tell pretty quickly if I consider a poly good or not, and I knew I liked this one on the first play tests, and that hasn't changed with a few more outings. In fact that brings up tension. I don't think I really noticed anything in terms of losing playability yet after a few hours, and usually thats when a string breaks for me, or becomes unplayable. So not bad in that dept I think. Not sure how the 1.18 gauge will hold up against huge hitters though. I kinda wish they had at least one 1.2X offering.

So in the end I'd put this in my "good" list as I stated before. Just for comparison I'm not a big fan of Silverstring, WC's other "premiere" string. I think that string feels pretty dead, no power, and no bite. I think TT is pretty different from SS, in a good way, though opinions will obviously vary. I think it's worth trying if you're a fan of polys like PL2. And yeah I think it's much better than Black Code (blegh).

Though if you try it and don't like it, don't come crying to me to give you back your ten bucks. :)

If I didn't explain anything well, or if there are more Q's I'll do my best to answer. I think I'm going to pick up a few more sets and give it some more time.
 

Lefty78

Professional
Update (sort of):

This evening I strung my Prince O3 Speedport Black with Turbotwist at 55/58 lbs. on my Babolat Star 5. I also measured a DT of 37. Stringing was somewhat of a breeze with only some minor coil memory.

I plan on playtesting this string beginning tomorrow. When (and if) I have the time, I will post my thoughts.
Still no thoughts?
 

Murray_fan1

Professional
Strung up my aerogel 4D 300 tour last night. Initial impression when I first opened package was that it was going to be a terrible to string due to coil memory and the fact it felt stiff like wire (certainly no worse than lux rough ). To my suprise it was much easier to string than I would have thought (especially on an 18 x 20) although you have to be careful not to kink. Weiss does not recommend dropping tension on this string and I would have to agree with this as the string appears quite elastic when tensioning. Texture on this string is quite unique as it is made up of lots monofilaments wound around an axis as opposed to other spin/texture extruded polys. Can't wait to take for a test hit. I just hope the weather and my shoulder holds up over the next couple days so I can give it a proper evaluation. Will post my thoughts once complete.
 

Murray_fan1

Professional
I had a chance to hit with turbotwist(couple hours) and although not bad I don't think I will be making a change anytime soon. String does seem to add an extra bit of bite to the ball but nothing I would call extraordinary. This string feels slightly more muted and has less control when compared to my current favorite Lux Ace. Overall I feel this is a definite improvement over silverstring and other weiss offerings but not in the same calibre as lux ace.

I am awaiting a test sample of Signum hyperion and Tornado and will revisit some TCS. I will let you know my thoughts.
 
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