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dannysspieler85
registered registered 5 ratings Residence: Austria male  
male tournament player national level
hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Current racquet Wilson Pro Staff 97 2017 Countervail (MP, 16/19)
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Date 2018-04-12
String Grapplesnake Excellent Purple 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/52 lbs Wilson Pro Staff 97 2017 Countervail (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
I am playing a aggressive baseline tennis with heavy spin, and unfortunately this string was not suitable for my game. Main reason was that I could not produce a higher trajectory even though I tried hard. Which is a pity since the other characteristics were nice. Low power, solid feel, sufficient touch - liked that.
Maybe I'd need to string at a lower tension and try again.
Players with flat strokes might enjoy this string though.
Satisfied? not satisfied
Compared to:
Solinco Tour Bite
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Biggest difference is in the spin characteristics.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, stiff, crispy, precise
Comments: No comments found.

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Date 2017-01-23
String WeissCANNON Ultra Cable 1.23
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/51 lbs Wilson Blade 98 16x19 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
I received a free sample from WeissCannon. But that did not influence my review in any way.

Strung in two pieces on a Blade 98 16x19. Strung a bit softer than usual. Despite the edges I did not have any problems stringing. Stringing lower was a good fit for me, so I can confirm the recommendation on the package.

Played mostly on fast carpet, except for 1 hour on clay court.
Reference for this test was the Solinco Hyper-G.
The Ultra Cable is a control oriented string with good spin potential. Fast strokes can be easily controlled via spin, so I could take full swings without the balls flying long. I also head great touch, never was I uncertain.
Serves and volleys also worked well, although I liked the Solinco Hyper-G better on my serve.
Durability seems good. Played 6 hours so far and characteristics are still good.
As I don't have a sensitive arm, I cannot rate comfort. In any case I did not have any problems with this string.

Conclusion: The Ultra Cable convinced me. I did not find any real weakness. Hard hitters will find good spin potential, great control and good touch in this string. For me there is almost no difference to the Solinco Hyper-G. A candidate for my new go-to string.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Comparison relates to Solinco Hyper-G
Similar string(s): Solinco Hyper-G
StringAdjectives comfortable, crispy, precise, rough, innovative
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Date 2016-12-02
String Solinco Hyper-G 16L
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
56/54 lbs Wilson Blade 98 16x19 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>10 hrs.)
Strung in two pieces without problems. You feel the edges but not as sharp as the edges of the WeissCannon Blue Rock'n'Power.

I tried this string in parallel with Solinco Tour Bite. What I liked most about the Tour Bite was the feel of a very long dwell time. I can't really explain but I had excellent touch and knew instantly where the ball would go. The Hyper-G felt similar but touch was not quite as present as with the Tour Bite.
Both Tour Bite and Hyper-G are control and feel oriented strings providing a good touch. Power level is rather low, but the strings do not feel dead.
Spin potential was really okay, but the Hyper-G is not a spin monster. Compared to the Tour Bite it may provide a tad better spin but I am not 100% sure.
Comfort is not so good, but I am generally not too sensitive. Still I would say this string could potentially cause arm problems.
String movement is minimal.
Durability was positive. I usually break 1.25 mm strings within 6-10 hours. The Hyper-G has lasted me twice that time already without its characteristics changing significantly. I cannot say much about tension stability as I don't have a measurement device.

Conclusion:
I'm really impressed by this string. Played it with old and new balls on both carpet and clay court.
Along with the Solinco Tour Bite it is a candidate for my new go-to string. Tour Bite provides slightly better feel (touch) while the Hyper-G provides slightly better spin potential. I also like the color of the Hyper-G as it fits the Blade 98 2015 very well. I can imagine that I would prefer the Hyper-G during summer on clay court due to its better spin potential. On faster surfaces I would prefer the Tour Bite.
Overall a great string for hard hitters who are looking for great touch and control.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Comparison relates to Solinco Tour Bite
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives lively, solid, crispy, rough
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Date 2016-12-02
String Solinco Tour Bite 16L
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
56/54 lbs Wilson Blade 98 16x19 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>10 hrs.)
Strung in two pieces without problems.
I tried this string in parallel with Solinco Hyper-G. What I liked most about the Tour Bite was the feel of a very long dwell time. I can't really explain but I had excellent touch and knew instantly where the ball would go. At the same time the string bed felt crisp which in combination with that dwell time feeling was new to me.
Both Tour Bite and Hyper-G are control and feel oriented strings providing a good touch. Power level is rather low, but the strings do not feel dead.
Spin potential was really okay, but the Tour Bite is not a spin monster. Compared to the Hyper-G it may provide a tad less spin but I am not 100% sure.
Comfort is not the best feature of this string, but I am generally not too sensitive. For a normally sensitive player there should not be any issues.
String movement is minimal.
I was positively surprised by the durability. The Pro's Pro Cyber Power which is significantly cheaper provides similar characteristics (except for touch) but breaks much more quickly. I've been playing the Tour Bite for more than 10 hours now and it still holds up very well and I don't have the impression that I need to cut it out any time soon.

Conclusion:
I'm really impressed by this string. Played it with old and new balls on both carpet and clay court.
Along with the Solinco Hyper-G it is a candidate for my new go-to string. Tour Bite provides slightly better feel (touch) while the Hyper-G provides slightly better spin potential. Currently I'm leaning more towards Tour Bite due to its touch.
The Tour Bite is a great string for players who are able to generate sufficient power and are looking for a string that supports their hard hitting game with great touch and control.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Comparison relates to Solinco Hyper-G
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, lively, crispy, precise, rough, innovative
Comments:

TitleDateTimeAuthor
Solinco Tour Bite 1.252016-12-2910:08:38Waterman (11) registered Origin: Germany

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Date 2016-10-04
String WeissCANNON Blue Rock 'n Power 1.20
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
54/53 lbs Wilson Blade 98 16x19 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a.
Strung 2 lbs lower than usual as recommended by the manufacturer.
The string feels sharp and rough and there is a lot of friction during stringing. It seemed the string was already wearing during stringing.

I expected extreme spin from the string but that was not the case. Spin was not significantly better compared to non-profiled polys. When trying to apply more aggressive spin, only the trajectory was higher but balls also flew longer. Anyway, the strings seemed to "eat" the felt off the balls.
I did not expect lots of power despite the name (I frequently play the Pro's Pro Cyber Power which is not too powerful either) and the string was indeed low-powered. That was fine for me as I need a low-powered string for my aggressive game. But I missed the crisp feel and the string was rather dull, not lively.
On the positive side, there was little string movement.
I cannot rate durability (yet) as I have only played 1.5 hours so far.

Conclusion: Not a string for me. I does not provide anything that I cannot get from other strings. I wondered what type of player it could work well for, but did not come to a conclusion. I guess it is suitable for hard hitters (like myself) that prefer the "dull" feel of the string.
Satisfied? not satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a. n.a.
My current go-to string is the Pro's Pro Cyber Power. The Blue Rock'n Power is similarly low-powered (positive from my point of view), but feedback is much worse (almost dead, not crisp), and spin potential was surprisingly poor. Only the trajectory changed, but not the rotation of the balls.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives spongy, wire-like, dull
Comments: No comments found.

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