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Comments: Strung up my Blade 98 2013 with a full bed of these strings and I have to say, it really utilizes the
control and spin. It does not have as much spin as say RPM Blast but still great spin. Durability on these strings is great and I
expected a little arm discomfort but there was none. One of my favorite strings out there. If your a fan of Pro Hurricane Tour but
are having a little arm problems, give this one a try.
Comments: This is a good string for the price. I break it every 2 weeks though, but since I hit pretty hard, that
makes sense. I hybrid with Alu Power in the crosses at 48 lbs. Try this combo if you want to -- I recommend it!
Comments: If you want a string that preforms well without spending a whole lot of money, this is the string. The
one thing i really loved about this string is that it is extremely durable. I've had my Yonex RDiS 100 strung with it at 58 lbs for
over a year. While being very durable is it also very good at holding it's tension. The only thing is if you can't handle a stiff string
and can't generate your own power, don't get this string. But if you can, the Babolat Pro Hurricane will reward you with its control,
touch, power and, feel.
Comments: The only merit of this string is that it is indeed durable. If
you're not a fit young male with muscles, you are probably better off
staying away from this string. It is really stiff and not arm-friendly.
Also spin generation is not good in my opinion. If you want to stick with Babolat
brand, XCel is a much better option for the arm and spin.
Comments: Excellent string for me. I've been using my first string bed of this poly for almost two
months. The strings seem to be in perfect condition. However, they have lost just a bit of tension but it still generates
an awesome power and control on my top spin shots. I've noticed my volleys got some lack of sensibility. Overall, a
Comments: I generate a ton of spin and power (NTRP 6.0-6.5), and for myself and any other advanced
players I can say that this is the absolute perfect string. I was previously using Ashaway 17g kevlar in the mains and
Head Synthetic Gut PPS 16 in the crosses at 65 lbs. On my Babolat AeroPro Drive GT, but I became tired of the extreme
loss of tension after hitting for just a few hours. So I switched to a full bed of this wonderful poly at 67 lbs and loved it
from the first forehand. Feels exactly how I've always dreamed of my racquet feeling: Stiff to the point of being low
powered (at lower tensions I'm sure it doesn't feel nearly as stiff). However, it's not too stiff to control, though, has
great pocketing (even at 67 lbs.) and has almost no additional power. My new string of choice.
Comments: I found this string doesn't hurt at all as some below have claimed. This string is super
durable as advertised. It feels just as good as other strings and gives ample amount of spin and power.
Comments: Great string since I can produce my own spin naturally. I really enjoyed it. It lacks a little bit
of power and control but you can probably fix that.
Comments: These strings are fantastic! I had the opposite experience that Javier did. These strings have
not strained my shoulder at all. I've been using them for 6 months now (play at least 10 hours / week). I like the
control, power, and durability that they provide. More feel than the RPMs. They seem to hold tension longer than other
Comments: I switched to this string about 9 months ago from the Pro
Hurricane Tour because the shop no longer stocked the Tour version, and
all I have to say is that I absolutely love it. I was apprehensive at
first because the Tour had been serving me well, but this was cheaper
and every bit as durable as the Tour. Great amount of spin and power,
Comments: At first the string was pretty good but as I played on I started to notice a slight discomfort in
my shoulder. I hit a few more times and now my shoulder is pretty much shot. I can hardly pick up my tennis racquet.
Strung on the same racquet and same tension, but now I'm out for a week or more thanks to this string. I do not
recommend this string for people who have arm problems. OUCH!
Comments: This string is great! It provides good power, touch and spin compared to other polys I've
Comments: Great string. Especially good used as a hybrid with this used as the durability string. String
this racquet 2 pounds higher than you normally would because the strings lose about that much tension after the first
Comments: Nice string it also has good feel with the forehand, but just remember to string it looser like
Comments: An amazing string, good topspin, power and control. But the only thing is poor durability.
The strings bites into each other too much.
Comments: An okay string. I used strung it on a KZen Team on full, currently using it as a hybrid on
KPro Tour w/ Prince Synth Gut Duraflex for about a month. It loses tension rather steadily, but then it drops fast. It also
seems to lose spin with prolonged use. However, I do have to say that these strings have awesome durability.
Comments: I just got these with NXT in the crosses. The topspin is amazing. But since I am a usual low
hitting forehander, I hit a lot into the net because I was not used to so much topspin. Also the cons are that it took a bit
off my pace.
Comments: I usually don't hit that hard and when I got these (I use a Babolat Areo Strike)
I had more spin on serve and better baseline shots. I only have to re-string this every 6
months- or Every year. Trust me get it.
Comments: I play with a continental grip and I have this string on both of my kblade98's at 58 and i will
be stringing this onto my youtek speed pro when i get it. anways when i first used these strings it was pretty bad. I was
seriously concidering cutting out the strings but i stuck with it hoping that it would break in and it did. Afterward i was
hitting pretty well i didnt get that feeling where i would kind of slow down on my follow through in fear my strings
would launch the ball into the fence.It offers very nice control and spin as well as moderate power. It was a bit stiff and
it still is but its a very nice string. I dont think ill be changing strings. Also after playing for about 2 months i can
conclude that its very durable. No shredding and or moving around (FYI when you string it at first it will move around
give it sometime and it will tighten up.) Also my second serves seem like they have alot more spin on it. Flat servers not
so special but maybe its my form or my racquet dunno. but overall great string if your looking for an arm friendly
string with feel, playability, exceptional power, and durability. Trust me its worth the money and your time.
Comments: I'm an NTRP 4.5 and I strung this to 55LB. Though my shots are mostly flat landing near the
baseline, I hit quite a bit topspin with a semi-western forehand grip to keep them in. I went from a Wilson Stamina to
the Babolat Pro Hurricane, and I am impressed. The strings does not move at all, and there's a lot of pop on the volleys.
This could be bad for inexperienced players who can't control their power as well. It provides much more spin on
groundstroke, which is a benefit for me as my shots go very close to the baseline. I, however, haven't gotten any arm
pain as some of the reviews claimed. I'd recommend this to any 4.0+ player.
Comments: I have changed my opinion of this for the worse. I have not had it in one of my racquets for a
while and kept it around for customer request. Recently restrung mine with it, and I cannot find a cross material
besides itself, that does not try to adhere to the Hurricane. Surface cohesion issue, not rutting making for a stiff, small
sweet spot, non pocketing stringbed even at 56#. Numerous softer mono polys on the market even at a third the price
outplay it for comfort, power and spin control. At one time this was very popular, but should now be considered a stiff
material for competitive play.
Comments: I hybrid it with Wilson Hollow Cores(Crosses) on my Prince O3 Speedport Black and it works
pretty well for me. I get the power I need and the spin also.
Comments: The package says extreme durability and comfort. There's no comfort.
Comments: I have just bought these strings and had added them to my n power. They are a string spin
style string and I have gained extra top spin and amazing power, with them strung at 61 it took a week as all shots
went out but when got use to they was great. Recommended to all topspin players and those who require more power.
Comments: Ehhh, it's average. Especially compared to the other stuff Babolat has come up with. I put
this in a hybrid with XCel in the crosses at 59 lbs each on a Babolat Pure Drive Plus. That was probably what threw me
off. I really didn't like it. My arm started hurting after using it. I ended up going back to my favorite string, Ultimate
Duo. Even today, my arm still hurts. Go with Ultimate Duo if your stringer gives you a choice. I'm a 14-year-old in my
2nd year of
serious play, and I'm afraid that I've already messed up my arm...
Comments: This string was OK. For me it was hard to play with. It didn't have a good feel for me. It gave
me a lot of spin, but not the control I was looking for.
Comments: I did this as I hybrid with Prince Lightning XX and wow that is a good combination. Never
tried as the whole set although I have played three hybrids with this on the crosses.
Comments: I hybrid these strings with Gosen OG Micro, and the first few shots were gross. Nothing went
in, but after a few more minutes of play, it slow sunk in. I lost some spin, and the balls seemed way too flat for me. My
serve was great, though. Flat serve had some good pop, and my kick really had that topspin action on it.
Comments: Best string ever, but they loose tension. I have a Babolat AeroPro Drive. If you want tight
strings, string at 61 or 62.
Comments: Hurricane Pro 16 is wonderful for heavy shots on my AeroPro Drive strung @ 58-60 lbs.
Once I strung it at 57, and it was awful: no pop or feeling, and I had to cut it out right away. String has narrow
Comments: Great string if you are looking for a durability string that never moves. Bad if you are
wanting a lively string that delivers spin and feel with a little pop. Got discouraged and bought Pro Hurricane Tour and
put it in my other stick and immediately loved the touch and spin. I then cut out the other strings and replaced with the
Tour. I like a little extra control with my Pure Drive Plus so I string it at 65-68 lbs. I'm a 4.5 player that plays 2-3 times
Comments: I love the string. I used to use Luxilon Big Banger Alu power (which I liked too), but this one
is even more durable. The string hardly even moves, last really long and it seems it has more feel than the Big Banger.
Price is better too. I am 4.5, stringing it 58 lbs in "The Natural" racket (two-handled for ambidextrous play)
Comments: With this you get a nice rip at the ball and get excellent control. It takes a lot to break it and.
Just an excellent string with an excellent touch.
Comments: I have been using these strings for 2 years, except at 15L, which is probably not available on
this site. It had a great feel for a polyester string, and lasted around 3 weeks for me (105 hours).
Comments: I have been playing with the Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour string for about 1 month and found
that it was
giving me too much spin and not a lot of power. I decided to use the hybrid of the Bab Tour 16 string with the 16
hurricane half set and it came to my attention that this was the best string combination known to man. It gives me
durability, power and control.
Comments: I put this in my Pure Drive Roddick and strung it at 62 lbs. I used it for the mains and the
Conquest+ 17 for the crosses. I found the Hurricane 16 a bit difficult to string, but I was not surprised. It did like to
coil up a lot
while stringing. Clamps did not easily pinch the string and there was no slippage, which I found very nice. Tieing off
took a little extra care due to the rigidity of the string. I liked how this string played for the first few hours, but after a
hoppers of practicing a hard, flat serve, I noticed some changes in the string bed. The strings started to vibrate and
more of a "ping" sound, even with a vibration dampener. There seems to be a significant loss in tension as well and
things do not
feel as crisp. Not sure if I'll buy this string again as I'm a little disappointed. On the plus side, the strings absolutely do
and they are very durable.
Comments: This stuff doesn't break at all. It is really good for drop shots. I don't know why but I can hit
drop shots with these strings. They don't give very much spin though.
Comments: It is fine when the first few hours of playing time with decent power average control on my
After that it lost the bite to the ball (my backhand is completely gone) and about 25% of its original tension. But one
me, no matter how hard I hit the ball, the strings don't move around and it don't seem to be wearing off. The worse
thing is they
generate tons of vibration when it reaches this stage. Finally, I can't take it anymore and cut if off (well it is kinda fun
never cut off string before).
Comments: This string was way too stiff for me by itself. I play with strings by themselves before
crossing them. It
seems to popular, just like the Babolat Pure Drive Plus racket but I can't seem to get into liking this string enough to
buy it again.
Comments: The pro hurricane plays pretty well. I get lots of bite on all my shots. These strings last a
took me 2 months to break a set of these. Never the less I�d rather stick to the pro hurricane tour which has way
more bite on
each shot and last just as long. Tennis Warehouse will be carrying it soon!
Comments: I've used Wilson Sensation for the last couple months but then I put on pro hurricane
for my mains and Babolat VS Natural for my crosses. The difference was unbelievable I was drilling winners
down the line keeping the ball in play putting more spin on the ball. Since I put it on I've been able to beat
people I never was able to beat. And it�s so easy on my arm. I used to have arm problems but now there all
gone and I�m hitting great.
Comments: These strings are really good! The reason I tried these strings in
the first place was because Nadal uses them and they felt great! But what was a MAJOR let
down for me was when my coach told me Nadal doesn�t use the pro hurricanne like babolat
says but the Kirschbaum touch turbo!! thats why when you watch nadal on TV his strings are
shiny and not a duller white like the pro hurricane. This was a major let down for me but I still
love the pro hurricane! 9/10 for this string =)
Comments: Took me about a month to break this string. Very tough, not a lot of
feel, and hurts the
wrists, shoulder and elbow. Strongly recommend mixing it with another string.
Comments: I strung my racquet with the Pro Hurricane 16 in the mains, and VS
GUT 17 in the
crosses and it is an unbeatable combination that has lasted me an unprecedented 2
weeks. Stringing your
racquet solely with this string is like stringing your whole racquet with Kevlar strings. I
recommend this string
and the VS Gut (or tonic + if price is an issue) in 17 gauge as crosses for a blend of control,
power, and decent
Comments: I am an all-court doubles player (3.0) and I love this string for its
durability and feel. I
rarely have to adjust them on my new Babolat Soft Drive (tension 57, cross and mains). Just
a great combo with
the Soft Drive. I�m not one to break strings very easily but wouldn�t go to another brand or
type. But the only
thing I would consider would be the tension for myself to get more control.
Comments: Honestly, I don�t like this string at all. It has no feel over the ball. You
cannot serve and
volley, and you can only get top spin out of this string. I recommend the Head Ultra Tour over
this one. I�m a
junior who uses a semi-western grip and likes to be aggressive in points.
Comments: I was bored with using Head Ultra Tour 16L so I give this string a
try. This string is
softer and have
more feel than the Head Ultra or the Wilson Enduro Pro for which I have also tried. It has
good power and good
control, and the
spin is a bit better than the other two strings mentioned. When I used this string in a hybrid
Reaction as cross, I get
lots more control and even better spin. However, the Reaction broke in just a few days while
this string did not
even scratch! The
bad side of this string is that it moves around too much and looses it tension quickly. And
when it does, the
string bed seems to
have a springy feel to it.
Comments:This is one of the best strings ive used, i hadnt even considered it
stringer recommended them because i was sending him at least one of my rackets every
weekend. I use Hurricane in the mains(the string i usually break) and a softer thinner poly in
the crosses and its great. Theres plenty of spin and if you want more control string it about 3
pounds higher than you normally would since it loses tension pretty quickly. If you need a
durable string you need this.
Comments:I am a 5.0 level player. Strung my Prince Original Graphite Midplus
at 57 lbs of tension
with this string. This is a excellent string. It has very good feel and decent control. Two
words I think best
describe this string "PURE POWER". I played a match a couple days ago on this string and
right away I noticed
the balls I hit zinging off my racquet especially on my groundstrokes. If you are a big hitter
give this string a try.
Comments: I Love This String a lot. I get lots of power and control. I only
recommend this string 5.0
Comments: I recently tried Pro Hurricane and its a great string. Before I was
using Wilson NXT and
breaking my strings, but I loved its feel. I tried Pro Hurricane and it has the same great feel
but with a little
something extra. Its
true it does lose its tension fast, but that�s the only flaw. Overall, it�s a great string.
Comments: I am a left hander and have been playing on the ITF circuit for a year
and a half now,
and I recently
sponsorship deal with babolat. I tested out the pro hurricane string, and straight away I could
see more power
and control that I
knew I had! I recommend this string to any young budding tennis player.
Comments: This String Sucks!! It drops tension in no time, has way too much
power, and no feel. If you want to keep the ball in the court I don't think you should use this
string. Kirschbaum Super smash is a better polyester.
Comments: Very good polyester string: soft, powerful, great feeling and
extremely durable. I used a Kevlar hybrid for
years but after I tried this good polyester I told myself to said good bye to the Kevlar. Babolat
is Babolat, the best string in the world.
Comments: I liked it at first but then it got to powerful and I didn't like it. So, I
switched to the Wilson NXT 16g and I liked it with the Head Flexpoint radical racquet.
Comments: I found this string really springy with little feel. It loses tension really quickly. The strings
move at all. You can create lots of power although it is hard to control the ball with them,
even strung at a higher tension. I would not recommend this string for anyone who wants to
hit the ball in the court more than twice in a row.
Comments: Try this great string and you will never go back! It has a thin crispy
feeling and great comfort. I play semi-professionally and I used to play with the Luxilon Big
Banger Alu, but this string is amazing.
Comments: These strings are great. Decent topspin, good power, great feel,
and pretty good control. I found that these strings work really well at mid tension. Also, they
last for about 3 weeks before they start to lose tension. I'm a baseliner and I use a Wilson
Pro-Staff Tour 90.
Comments: This is a very trampoline like string. It has very good durability
which i don�t like. I don�t like this because i get sick of the same string over and over. But
the best part is you never have to adjust these strings. Overall it is great for its price.
Comments: This string is awesome, its playing is awesome, it last for a long
time, and it gives a lot of power and top spin, if you hit with a lot of top spin and your strings
break like nothing, this string is for you. Babolat is the best
Comments: I have been using this string for 2 years. Pretty consistent durability.
The feel is not great though. I agree with
others that this string does lose tension very quickly.
Comments: Hey, this is a pretty nice string. It barely moves and sounds funny. I
don't think it'll ever break on me because
I'm not a frequent string snapper. The funny thing is, I think I play better with this string than I
do Wilson NXT MAX.
Comments: When I first bought my racquet from TW, I had it strung with Pro
Hurricane 16 in the mains, and natural gut (Bow Brand) in the crosses (trying to copy
Roddick's string set up, without the VS gut price). After the gut started to shred, I re-strung
the racquet with Pro Hurricane in the mains, but this time used the cheaper and thinner
gauge Babolat Super Fine play 17 g in the crosses. I was extremely surprised to find that I
actually liked using the much cheaper Super Fine play in the crosses, as opposed to the
natural gut. I don't know whether it's because SF play is softer than gut, or whether it's
because of the thinner string. Whatever the reason, it's a great combo. The string bed is
lively, I get more of a dampened feel than with gut, and the spin is much, much better (I'd
estimate that I'm getting 25% more spin than when I used the natural gut in the crosses). I
would highly recommend that those who are string breakers (like myself) who want the
durability of a polyester string, but don't want to sacrifice power, control, and spin, should
give this set up a try.
Comments: These strings don't move very much, and are very durable.
Excellent feel when hitting. They're lasting more than 3 months for me, but I'm not a frequent
string breaker anyway, the feel is gone though, but they're still decent. Overall a very good
string for the price.
Comments: This is a great string overall with only one downside. It loses
tension way too fast! I would recommend using a hybrid or stringing the racquet at a higher
tension. I used it on a Dunlop 300G strung at 65lbs and thought it was a great string. I am
now using the Wilson NXT Tour 16 and the Babolat together. Great combo.
Comments: This is a very good string. I love this string. It�s durable and feels
good. I use it on my Babolat Pure Drive Team Plus, OMG it felt so nice and amped
my service up like five mph. My forehand got faster, topspin was heavy but using it so much I
adjusted to it. GREAT STUFF. The only time it ever snapped on me was when I hit my frame
too much. All the other times I cut it because it started to lose its feel after three months.
Comments: I'm a hard hitting baseliner using a Liquidmetal Radical MP. I had
my racquet strung with Babolat Powergy on both the mains and the crosses, and was
breaking strings every few days. After talking to my stringer he recommended that I try Pro
Hurricane in the mains and keep the Powergy in the crosses. WOW. I can't believe the
difference that this made. The power and control is unsurpassed. Since I play on clay, using
a soft string on the mains just doesn't work; they break in hours. However, I believe that Pro
Hurricane is probably the best polyester string out there. I'm getting the nSix-One 95 soon.
This string hybrid with the Wilson stick will be deadly combo.
Comments: Ouch! I'm a pretty hard-hitting 4.0 player and this string hurt both my
arm and my game. Admittedly, I usually wire up my Babolat Pure Drive Plus at 62 lbs.
My advice: check out Luxilon's Big Banger ALU Rough. My results: no pain, lots of spin, more
free-swinging depth on serves, forehands and backhands.
Comments: If you are tired of adjusting your strings back in alignment, and not
getting enough spin, then this is your string, TRUST ME. I've not had to adjust them once,
THEY DON'T MOVE. This string also provides plenty of topspin, enough for anyone. Hard
hitters, this is your homerun string.
Comments: This is my main string from now on. This string plays similar to the
Big Banger Original with a cheaper price tag! Awesome power, and tons of spin with
fantastic price. If you hit hard, you should definitely try this string.
Comments: I have been using Babolat Pro Hurricane for about 3 months now
and I am very impressed with its durability and feel. I use a Babolat Pure Control Team
strung at 55lbs, and this is by far the best string I have ever used. I am able to hit very hard
with confidence knowing that the strings will not break on me, and have shown absolutely no
wear even after 2 weeks use. Great quality string.
Comments: So far so good. I've played 4 sets with this string and they still
pack a punch. They show no signs of wear or tear, and the best part is that I
never have to adjust them--these strings never move. Strung in a Head Liquidmetal 4 @
Comments: I am an 18 year old and a good all court aggressor with a big serve
and good strokes. I have been using this string for two months. The same SET of strings.
This stuff just does not break! It has great durability but I had to lose the shock absorber to
get feel. A great string if you break your strings every 3 days. It lost its feel within a week and
Comments: Was using Wilson Sensation 16g @ 62lbs on Prince Graphite OS
Original. Great playability, but strings did not last more than 4-5 sets. Took the advice of
Chris, Cedar Hills, Utah, USA - from the Tennis Warehouse feedback page and combined
the Hurricane 16g (mains) and Wilson Sensation 16g as crosses - 62 lbs. The blend is
fantastic, control was superb, great power - I could feel the ball much better. The strings do
not move much.
Comments: A good string, but quite stiff. It has good durability.
Comments: I really like this string because it has nice feel and bite for a
polyester string. I strung it at 60 pounds and it gave me great control and doesn't hurt my
arm at all. I would really recommend this string if you break a lot of strings and are looking
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