WeissCannon Ultra Cable vs Tecnifibre Black Code 4S

#1
Hi, I was wondering what other people's comparison of these two strings were. I'm currently using Black Code 4S, so wondering if UC would be a significant enough improvement to warrant switching.
 
#3
I really like UC but not in all racquets. Definitely worth a try!
If it helps, i'm using the RF97 Autograph racket (the heaviest one). I'm just worried about the tension loss on UC since it seems to be significantly higher than that of the 4S (from TWU database)
 

QuadCam

Professional
#6
I don't have an issue with tension loss with UC, but I string on the lower side so it would not be as noticeable.
I've found that the tension loss/playability of ultra cable is exacerbated at lower tensions. Strung in the mid 40s, I've found UC to only be good for a single hitting session before it's useless. But, by prestretching it and stringing in the mid 50s, UC remains playabil until it snaps...... Which is about 3 matches, for me.

I have a love/hate relationship with UC. I keep coming back to it and experimenting with it in hybrids, now. I think it plays best in the mains of a poly/poly hybrid.

I haven't played it yet, but i just strung it up yesterday with UC in the mains and AluPower in the crosses. I'm hoping for the best.
 

QuadCam

Professional
#7
I don't have an issue with tension loss with UC, but I string on the lower side so it would not be as noticeable.
I've found that the tension loss/playability of ultra cable is exacerbated at lower tensions. Strung in the mid 40s, I've found UC to only be good for a single hitting session before it's useless. But, by prestretching it and stringing in the mid 50s, UC remains playabil until it snaps...... Which is about 3 matches, for me.

I have a love/hate relationship with UC. I keep coming back to it and experimenting with it in hybrids, now. I think it plays best in the mains of a poly/poly hybrid.

I haven't played it yet, but i just strung it up yesterday with UC in the mains and AluPower in the crosses. I'm hoping for the best.
 
#9
I played with both and I strongly prefer 4S. UC is much thicker and heavier, leading to potential balance problems. It also doesn't hold tension very well. I definitely like playing with it, but I see it more as a "fun" string. It's very durable though and hard to break. 4S on the other hand has the better feel, less muted and more crisp. UC is a bit mushy. Spin is comparable. 4S holds tension much better but is not as durable (at least not in 1.25).
 
#10
I've found that the tension loss/playability of ultra cable is exacerbated at lower tensions. Strung in the mid 40s, I've found UC to only be good for a single hitting session before it's useless. But, by prestretching it and stringing in the mid 50s, UC remains playabil until it snaps...... Which is about 3 matches, for me.

I have a love/hate relationship with UC. I keep coming back to it and experimenting with it in hybrids, now. I think it plays best in the mains of a poly/poly hybrid.

I haven't played it yet, but i just strung it up yesterday with UC in the mains and AluPower in the crosses. I'm hoping for the best.
UC in a new frame, V-Sense 8, and I had the same experience - it was great for 1 hour of hitting and then it felt like it lost its elasticity with a drop in pop and spin. I did not notice this in my previous racquet. I have a couple of sets left so I guess I will try the mid 50's with a pre-stretch and maybe try a poly/multi hybrid but I'm not optimistic about UC in this frame.
 
#11
I find both very durable.
Uc feels at 20kg very stiff. 4s feels even at 25kg playable.
I dont mind the mentioned tensionloss of Uc while it feels rather stiff and with less power.
Also UC is so slippery that i could not string it myself. With 4s no problem.
 
#12
I find both very durable.
Uc feels at 20kg very stiff. 4s feels even at 25kg playable.
I dont mind the mentioned tensionloss of Uc while it feels rather stiff and with less power.
Also UC is so slippery that i could not string it myself. With 4s no problem.
You couldn’t string UC yourself because it’s so slippery? I have strung with it many times with no problems, I don’t get what your talking about.
 
#13
Well i wouldnt someone else order to string my racquet if i could do it myself, would i.
Maybe because i did not clean my clamps, maybe because they are cheap flying clamps?
The fact that UC is amongst the most slippery strings on the market, meaning the less interstring friction of all strings is measured by Tennis university. Thats why Uc is so spin friendly. The other factor, ball friction being very high.
 
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