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Comments: I strung a hybrid of Revelation with Live Wire both as the main and then as a cross. I did not like the
response from it as a main because it was too stiff and under powered, but it worked great as a cross however, it adds feel to a
Comments: Good response, crisp feel, easy on the arm, and good playability for the price i must say. It moves
around a bit, stays lively after hours of play, and I don't think it holds tension well as others stated, but it's worth a try! Note,
string it with 5-10% pre-strech.
Comments: I have liked the gamma multifilaments. I have Live Wire 16 on a
Donnay Yellow-99 racket at 52 lbs...It's a very soft hit but gives good
depth on a reflex shot. I have the Revelation 17 strung in a Dunlop 200 4D Tour at 56 lbs.
this is very close the the string i demoed the racket with (dunlop
explosive syn) which made me like it and get it. The racket mass and
the softer Gamma Rev 17s are comfy on the arm and give good direction
on ball impact. The strings roughen early on and don't seem to need
much, if any, break in period. This combo gives a nice weighty precise
feel without the arm-shaking that my previous poly string had, yet with
noticable spin effect. These are a good price too.
Comments: This string plays very well. I hybrid this with Gosen OG Sheep Micro 17 on the cross and the power and
spin is enough needed for the average player. It was string on an 18x20 string pattern racquet, too! There is movement but I felt
like it doesn't affect spin much in this heavily dense string pattern. It is kind of greasy. Compared to PolyStar Energy, the
greasiness of the Revelation is about half as much.
Comments: I used this string with in my Yonex RDiS Tour XL 100 at a high tension and it is nice. The strings do not
move a lot and tension has held very nicely for a soft string.
Comments: I remember my first time with this string. Great feel and really responsive. I keep coming back to this
string. I like the feel of multifilament. Good pop, bite, spin, and price. I've tried professional, but it seemed to move too much.
strung mine at 58lbs KBlade 98. Really recommend.
Comments: I use this string as the crosses on my Head Liquidmetal 4. I string them at 62. My mains are Zo Plus
(Gamma doesn't make this string anymore and I'll have to find a suitable substitute soon)strung at 58. This combination gives me
the perfect blend of power and control. I am making shots I've never been able to make in my life (and I've been playing since
1974). I haven't had any breakage issues, but I don't hit with a lot of spin.
Comments: If you're looking for a good AND affordable hybrid set-up, use Revelation with either the Gamma Zo
Magic or Twist. The Twist will help provide a bit more bite on the ball because of its pentagonal cross-section. Just beware that
the Revelation will break before the Magic or Twist in the mains. Interestingly, the Revelation doesn't make any noise at all when it
breaks. You could use something a bit more durable in the crosses, but you will lose some feel. Again, I can't emphasize enough
that you can't beat the price of this set-up. I am an open level amateur who occasionally plays future pros.
Comments: I would recommend stringing your racquets 3 to 5% higher than normal with the Revelation 17g. On
the first hit, I felt that I had already lost maybe about 1.5lbs of tension.
I've played with this string in one of my kPS88's, and compared it to my other kPS88 (both purchased from TW - thanks guys!!)
that had Babolat Addiction 17g. The Revelation string has the similar arm-friendliness, but is half a step lower in the feel and
A decent multi that I'd be willing to put in all my racquets. And the price tag doesn't hurt either.
Comments: This string is oh so bad let me count the ways.
1. Stringing: This string crushes really easily. So there is no way to clamp it with out leaving marks. I am not sure if this hurts
the string but it can't be good for it.
2. Stretchy: This string stretched like a rubber band when I strung it. Crazy far. I almost didn't have enough take up in the
stringer to get the proper tension.
3. Loose: Because of rubber band effect of this string my first string job was WAY too loose. I had to string another racket and
add 4 pounds and it was still way too loose. I string a third and added 3 more pounds and then it came out too tight. I ran
through 3 sets of strings and nothing seemed to work for me.
4. Cheap: Because I am cheap I continued to play with these really loose rackets anyhow. I found that after 5 sets of tennis the
string went completely dead. Dead is better than really loose I guess but how could anyone really live with sting like this changing
characteristics every few sets.
5. Topspin. Once the strings went dead they lost all bite on the ball. So I could not get any top spin on the ball. I ended up
having to hit high and deep and give up on hard driving balls with topspin.
All in all this is the most bizarre string I have ever tried. I can't understand how anyone plays with it successfully.
Comments: A lot of comments about this string are right on. This is a very good string. It holds tension well, the
feel, control and power is very good. I'm a lefty with a lot of topspin and power(4.5) I use the 17 gauge and I'm impressed with
how well it hold up. Try it you'll like it.
Comments: This string is just awesome. It is one of the 'softest' strings I've ever hit with, but in no way mushy or
too soft. The feeling and touch you get from it is incredible, not to mention the serious, satisfying 'pop' you hear (for better or
worse, it's one of the loudest strings I've ever played with). It really made my 18x20 AG200 feel more like a 16x19. Every shot of
mine was better with this racquet- I am trying to come up with something, ANYTHING, negative about this string but I simply can't
think of anything. I have no idea of the durability since I have only used them one day, but I don't particularly care how durable
they are, either. Also, for soft, relatively high-gauge strings, they hardly move at all. Not a huge deal, but that is a plus. I noticed
that I was getting much more power with a lot less effort, but it's not a 'trampoline' effect where the ball flies where ever it wants-
the ball just explodes off the strings. buy this string, don't waste your money on natural gut, which honestly does NOT perform all
that much better than this (I used to use Babolat natural gut exclusively and I know how it plays). again- BUY IT!
Comments: Wow is this string a winner. Excellent feel and control for its price, it has a value that can't be beat. I
strung it what I consider too loose for my swing style, especially just coming off of playing Pro Hurricane strings at 62lbs, but it
definitely added some pop to my serve and backhand. There is excellent access to spin even on my 18x20 LM Radical, however,
find myself searching for a little bit more on serves. Currently I have it strung @ 58lbs, and will probably string it at 60-61. Then
this baby will really shine. Overall, EXCELLENT string.
Comments: Gamma gut has always been my string of choice. Great string, great price. My style, serve and volley,
string tension 43 lbs., on Wilson Pro Staff 85 midsize., lots of touch and feel for slice and drop shots, take the ball on the rise, hit
flat on approach shots, hate topspin with a passion and mainly using the power of the other guy to my advantage. So the Gamma
Revelation 17 is just perfect for all of the above. Minor little flaw is that it shows sign of stress a little too soon. Overall score:
Comments: Great string for my old Prestige Midplus. It does open up the tight 18X20 stringbed
noticeably (or maybe just feels softer anyway). More grip on the ball without any loss of control. At this low
price, the VALUE is definitely there. If it lasts a month or more than 20-25 hours of play, Iíll be a customer for life
(of my 2 racquets).
Comments: Agree with all the prior comments, and would add that the outer coating used for Live
is very effective at reducing/eliminating the surface fraying that most other multifilament strings exhibit. Also, at
diameter, this 17 gauge string is really a 16L; this, no doubt, adds to its durability. I find this diameter to play
great spin, even in the densely strung racquets I use. A really nice multi.
Comments: I took two customized and matched Prince More Attack Midplus Racquets. One was strung
with Gamma Live Wire Revelation 17, and the other with my former 17g syn. gut string of
choice. Both were strung at 62 lbs. on a Neos 1000 (lockout) machine. This is my analysis
after six hours of play: Revelation has better ball pocketing, more control, a slightly softer feel
and similar crispness, adds more topspin with similar effort on my part, and a bit more
power, which is most noticeable (and appreciated) on serves. Tension maintenance is
excellent for a multifilament, probably among the very best, but the syn. gut is a bit better in
this respect. I did not identify the other string as it is an excellent product, and does not
deserve to be disparaged, and I would use it again if need be. But Revelation is my new
string of choice. For reference...my rating is 5.0, with semi-western forehand, one handed
backhand and an all-court style.
Comments: Best described as a crisp multi. Seems to hold tension pretty well.
Also doesn't move around too much adding to the durability a little. Pretty good deal for the $
especially since it plays far better than Wilson Sensation.
Comments: I found this string soft, but not mushy, offering good power and feel.
I usually play a gut hybrid, but this string will be useful in the summer when I play on damp
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