Where is Msv strings made?

brownbearfalling

Hall of Fame
I bought a reel of msv focus hex way back when the brand first came into US market and you could only get it from one place. This reel I got never had a "made in" label. I had always assumed that being a German brand and making poly strings equaled having the strings made in German.

But recently I received a package of Msv focus hex 18g black and it said....made in TAiwan.

Has Msv strings always been made in Taiwan? Has anyone else other than me been mislead?

If the strings have always been made in Taiwan that would partially explain why I don't like them
 
Last edited:

Rorsach

Hall of Fame
I the strings have always been made in Taiwan that would partially explain why I don't like the string.
Yeah, i can understand that. I don't like anything made in the USA either.




























ps: This post is meant to be sarcastic. Is it possible that you're a bit (judge)mental perhaps?
 
Last edited:

Lefty5

Hall of Fame
Taiwanese polys are usually bad. I was mad when I found out as well. German polys FTW!
 

li0scc0

Hall of Fame
I don't like MSV at all. I like the price, but I don't like stringing it, nor do I like the way it plays.
 

Buckethead

Banned
OP,
they're made in Taiwan, it's not misleading, the manufacturer that makes their strings, makes strings for Solinco, Genesis, Prince(some synthetic gut), Kirschbaum(some), Mantis and some other brands(many more).
They have better equipment to make strings than the German manufacturers do.
 

pvaudio

Legend
There are a lot of problems there, hence why some of us use Yonex (Made in Japan).
No need to tell me about quality control; I've never used anything but Dunlop. All 5 of my original AG100s were all within 1 gram of one another. I meant players moaning about where the equipment is made when I said problems.
 

Buckethead

Banned
There are a lot of problems there, hence why some of us use Yonex (Made in Japan).
Yonex is apart from the rest. They are the only ones who have their own machines, own factories, even though they make some racquets in China and i can tell you they are as good as any Chinese made racket by other brands. However it is up to the Company to demand a tighter QC.
YY Japan rackets have better quality of materials, better design, better ideas, that is the difference.
About strings, only Luxilon and Babolat (forgive me Tecnifibre if I forgot), have the best QC where you can even see the batch number written on strings.
The MSV are good strings, look at the TW articles, with a different materials, more plastic feel, that may lose feel... but gives you more spin.
 

jgtthd

Rookie
I bought a reel of msv focus hex way back when the brand first came into US market and you could only get it from one place. This reel I got never had a "made in" label. I had always assumed that being a German brand and making poly strings equaled having the strings made in German.

But recently I received a package of Msv focus hex 18g black and it said....made in TAiwan.

Has Msv strings always been made in Taiwan? Has anyone else other than me been mislead?

I the strings have always been made in Taiwan that would partially explain why I don't like the string.

I play tested a few sets of msv hepta twist and all the packs said made in Germany. I am based in the uk though so dont know if thats makes a difference
 

brownbearfalling

Hall of Fame
OP,
they're made in Taiwan, it's not misleading, the manufacturer that makes their strings, makes strings for Solinco, Genesis, Prince(some synthetic gut), Kirschbaum(some), Mantis and some other brands(many more).
They have better equipment to make strings than the German manufacturers do.
Thanks for the good info. I found the same "made in Taiwan" sticker on my volkl cyclone reel.
 

brownbearfalling

Hall of Fame
Nothing is really wrong with Taiwan but it just seems odd to me that a brand from a country that is famous for producing polys of high quality would out source or rebrand strings. Again I think it is a little bit mis leading since their brand name is in the German language.

Msv focus has a very plastic feel.
 

NuBas

Legend
OP,
they're made in Taiwan, it's not misleading, the manufacturer that makes their strings, makes strings for Solinco, Genesis, Prince(some synthetic gut), Kirschbaum(some), Mantis and some other brands(many more).
They have better equipment to make strings than the German manufacturers do.
Does that mean Solinco and MSV are same strings? Where is Solinco originally from, Germany?
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
I like msv,, and yes, ive also seen the made in taiwan label, when all along I thought it was german made..
Pls dont tell me TOPSPIN strings are also made in taiwan?!?

nothing is real anymore..
 

esgee48

G.O.A.T.
Much ado about nothing. The string manufacturer signs an NDA contract with the string company and must follow the specs in the composition of each string they make. They must also follow the steps required to extrude, post process etc the material to produce a finished product. They can't deviate too much if at all from these specs or the string company could reject the string batch. There are only a handful of factories that can do this and the string companies have to sign up in advance to get their product made. Plastics are standardized. It's their composite formula that is a secret for each string. I know you can't patent a string which is why their composition is secret. What you are saying it that the strings are different coming out of each plant. This is akin to saying that a specific type of stainless corrosion resistant steel can be different if they come from different countries.
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
I don't like MSV at all. I like the price, but I don't like stringing it, nor do I like the way it plays.
It would be nice if you could specify your opinion.
I do like hex 1.18 strung around 21kg because it has feel and tensionstability and not bad at spin potential too.
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
Nothing is really wrong with Taiwan but it just seems odd to me that a brand from a country that is famous for producing polys of high quality would out source or rebrand strings. Again I think it is a little bit mis leading since their brand name is in the German language.

Msv focus has a very plastic feel.
Because like all string except natural gut, are in fact PLASTIC!
Polymer is just a synonym for plastic
 

li0scc0

Hall of Fame
It would be nice if you could specify your opinion.
I do like hex 1.18 strung around 21kg because it has feel and tensionstability and not bad at spin potential too.
Absolutely. I haven't used MSV in the 7 years since I wrote this post. That said, I recall it was too plastic and cheap feeling, and did not provide the low powered feel I like from Polyester string. The ball seemed to trampoline inconsistently. It provided none of the benefits of poly.
That said, as poly go, it seemed arm friendly.
 

NuBas

Legend
Absolutely. I haven't used MSV in the 7 years since I wrote this post. That said, I recall it was too plastic and cheap feeling, and did not provide the low powered feel I like from Polyester string. The ball seemed to trampoline inconsistently. It provided none of the benefits of poly.
That said, as poly go, it seemed arm friendly.
I'm using 1.23 Co-Focus and I really like it. Its dull, low powered and comfortable. Its very much average poly, compared to Isospeed Baseline its a tad less soft but very good in all categories.
 

li0scc0

Hall of Fame
I'm using 1.23 Co-Focus and I really like it. Its dull, low powered and comfortable. Its very much average poly, compared to Isospeed Baseline its a tad less soft but very good in all categories.
Dull and low powered are certainly things I'm looking for. What tension are you using?
 

NuBas

Legend
Dull and low powered are certainly things I'm looking for. What tension are you using?
I am using full bed @ 53 lbs (16x19). I have been using Isospeed Baseline but ran out and decided to try something different and its definitely not as soft but a different kind of soft, its very comfortable. Things I liked that were similar to Baseline were that it was arm friendly, boring as in did what I wanted, doesn't move, easy to string, durable, cost friendly. I liked it better than Weiss Cannon Silverstring since although Silverstring was very plush, the ball sank too much and I somehow lost control, the bed was too soft almost and it moved more than poly should.

String Forum has some good reviews, they do a (most reviews) good job of describing the characteristics and I found them to be true. Its hard to trust a few reviews cause you dno players ability or skill level so the more reviews, the better to get a sense of the string.
 
Top