Head IntelliTour 16 String Customer feedback
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Comments: This string was an experiment for me, in which I was just checking it out. Intellitour was all positive for
me. I have been using a full poly or gut/poly hybrid up until now. While it is true that the strings don't grab the ball as well as
poly, I must say that it didn't even matter, there was all the spin I needed but the control seemed off the chart. The feel and touch
was superb. I installed intellitour in a PT57A racquet because this is the string Gilles Simon uses in the same frame, and i wanted
to see why he didn't use a more expensive setup, and now i know. This is great stuff, really impressed, and didn't think i would
be. Also when I flattened out my strokes, power was very available, even though it is considered to be a low power string.
Comments: The best Head string I have ever hit. It doesn't offer tons of spin but it does have great control, low
power and great feel. I strung it in my Head Prestige MP at 55 lbs.
Comments: I was a long time Head Rip Control fan so I figured I would give these a try. It was a big mistake. There
is less spin, less control, harder to string. String is just not that great.
Comments: Awesome string!! Used to play with Head Rip Control on an Aerogel 500 Tour, I thought I'd give the
intellitour a try. These strings have more of a crisp feel than the rip control and believe it or not provide more spin. I've tried
various string set ups but this is by far the best, durability is outstanding (15 hours a week hard hitting) lasted just over 3 weeks
with negligible tension loss.
There's a reassuring crack sound!! On the ball strike, which seems to last throughout the life of the string.
Excellent string highly recommended
Comments: Amazing string! I am an improving 3.5-4.0 level player. This IntelliTour 16 truly is an intelligent
creation. I got them strung on my Babolat Drive Z 110 @54 Lbs. The only thing is these are not easy ones to string. Boy, how stiff
they were! I tried to pre-stretch them; you know it alleviates the coil memory. As I pulled the strings, I realized there was hardly
any elongation. But once they were installed, they became completely new species. It seems that the strings were designed to
remain stiff until they are installed in the racquet and broken in, then they become elastic. The string bed has a nice pop, is lively
and easy to the arm. It has adequate amount of power too. One thing to keep in mind is that these are control-oriented, low-
power string; therefore they need to be strung at a fairly low tension. The string movement is minimal which is nice. Durability? I
am not a string breaker so I am not really concerned about it. But theoretically, these strings should last very long if they are
installed properly, I mean if the strings are not damaged during installation. The strings were not designed to last. But this is a
hybrid system and there is a difference in the stiffness/hardness between the main and the cross strings. You see, RIP Feel
crosses are softer than RIP Tour mains. Softer cross strings cause less friction burns to the harder main strings than the harder
cross strings as in the case when the same string is used for both the cross and the main. If this theory is correct, every one
should use some hybrid system where cross strings are softer than the main strings. In fact, many pros do this all the time. I know
of a pro that uses kevlar on the mains and natural gut on the crosses. This type of hybrid system enhances not only the durability
but the playability as well. Ah, one more thing! When the time comes to tie the strings, you may not want to use the string starter
clamp to grab and pull the strings because this can easily break the strings, especially the main string. Hand pulling should be
Comments: This is one of my favorite strings. I actually strung it with RIP Feel in the mains - the comfort feels even
better than gut with better control, but less power as well. Touch shots are great, control is top of the line, comfort is fantastic,
spin is just average, and power is low. However, you can easily generate pace if you swing long and fast. For the price you can't
find a better string. In a nutshell, I'd call it poly-like control with a gut-like feel. 15 hours into this so far, and the playability has
barely dropped off. There's some slight fraying on the RIP Tour crosses - the RIP Feel looks barely worn, and I use a lot of spin,
typically break synthetic gut around 8 hours of play and natural gut around 11-16 hours of play. One of a kind string! Will try the
17g next. Strung in a Pro Tour 630 at 52lbs. (18x20, 98").
Comments: Used the 16g version for squash. Compared to the original (Prince Super SynGut 17) this string lacks
power but is much more accurate.
However, after only one game, one of the string knots got untied somehow and now I'm waiting for a free re-string of the same
My original string lasted a full year (2-3 hours a week playing time).
Comments: This is my favorite string to play with, but I am having to try other strings, because these simply do not
last me long enough. I am a 4.0-4.5 level player with a 106 mph serve and I play hard hitters, so durability is a must in a string
for me and this string doesn't handle these playing conditions. If you are a recreational player I would highly recommend this
string, but otherwise you either need to be rich to pay for restringing or find a more durable string.
Comments: Pretty good string, plays better after 3 hours when string has had time to settle into the frame. I use it
on a Radical Tour 60lbs. Problem was by the 6th hour, I busted it. Broke at the mains, which sort of surprised me because the
mains look pretty thick and durable. Good spin though, little less control with volleys, but good spin and adequate power on
serves. I give it a 7 out of 10
Comments: This string is awesome. I string it backwards though with the smooth strings in the mains
and the roughs in the crosses. I think it gives me more topspin and I know for a fact that it lasts longer that way.
I break the string in a day the traditional way and I've been playing for three days the other way and they
haven't broken yet.
Comments: I strung this string on my I Radical at 63 lbs. It gave me plenty of power and control from
the back of the court. I also got a great pop on my serves.
Comments: Powerful and comfortable to sore elbows everywhere. String set
will last approximately 10 sets of play or 1
and a half weeks when using a Wilson 2.0 Hyper Hammer Racquet. I am an ex - touring pro
hitting with lots of spin and power. I will
recommend this string to most 4.5 to 5.0 players seeking to reel in forehands with power.
Remember, it's a lot better to replace strings
Comments: This string with my I radical MP @ 60 lbs. was a match made in
heaven! I can generate plenty of power on groundstrokes and serves, and the feel and
durability on these strings is awesome! TRY IT OR LOSE!
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