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Comments: I have this as a cross with Solinco Tour Bite at 52 lbs in a BB DC London. The sweetspot is huge and
there is a solid thump when contact is made. The NXT Tour softens up the stringbed in this hybrid. I would like to try this a few
lbs higher, as there is more string movement than I'd like on a freshly strung racquet. This set up gives me nice control,
bite/spin, comfort and feel. I will use it again!
Comments: Experimented with the NXT Tour, NXT, and NXT Max. Found NXT Tour to be far better than the others.
Had a much softer feel and much more control. Could take a much harder rip at the ball without having to worry about it flying.
NXT and especially NXT Max seemed to have more power and less control. The NXT tour does break quicker than the others. Feel
was incredible though. The ball feels like it is on the string bed forever.
Comments: Great string. Just tried this one in a Babolat Pure Drive 107 at 59 pounds at it provides great control,
feeling and power. The spin on the serve could be better but with the right swing you should be able to generate good spin. I
decided to try this one because the poly/syn gut combination I was using was hurting my arm. Played three sets in the morning
with two tie breakers and not arm problem or pain. I think I going to stick with this one for a while.
Comments: Having had some serious arm problems I was advised to switch to a softer string from my usual pro
hurricane tour/gut hybrid combo, which I have been using for years (Babolat aero pro drive). I originally play tested Babolat xcel,
which was a good string although not the most durable.
I went to my stringer and he suggested trying the NXT Tour and I am so glad that I did. What an amazing string! The feel from
this string is unparalleled - really as good as Babolat vs gut for less money. String offered excellent power when strung at 56/55
and the spin potential for me anyways was just as good as PHT. (I think a lot of people look to a string to generate all of the spin
for them, the magic string like everyone thought when rpm blast came out...spin is 95% technique...)
Anyway - most importantly I have ZERO arm issues since the switch; so I would say for anyone who has tennis elbow or tendonitis
this should be your string. When the doc gives me the all clear I will stick with the NXT Tour, the touch is really incredible and I
would suggest anyone to try it.
The only draw back is its not the most durable string in the word and is expensive...
Comments: I used NXT for 2 years. I really wish I switched away from
it earlier. I didn't know any better. Too scared to change. NXT is
very soft. True. However, it loses tension and consistency very
quickly. I don't get much satisfaction playing with it after 2-3 hours
of play. It feels dead. From my strings, I want a few things in the
following order: (1) does not hurt my hand (2) control & feel (3)
consistency (4) power (5) longevity. For the past year, I tried
different strings and tensions about once every 6 weeks. I find
Luxilon strings best. For more feel, I would use Ace 18 on main and
Fluoro 17 on cross. For more power, I would use Fluoro 17 on main and
ALU Power 16L. I use mid-3, -4, or -5 tensions. Tension precision is
not important --- we, human, can make adjustments. Federer plays with
different string tensions and racquet weight in a single match. But
with the lower tensions, there is less/no pain and more feel, even
with Luxilon strings. You can hold the ball much longer in the racquet
(more bite & feel). I use Federer's racquet (the one before BLX) with
3 layers of 4" strip weight (12 strips total). Fast, full swing. Note:
for people with fast swing, lowering tension actually lowers power.
Experiment and see.
Comments: Fed-like! I put this in the mains of my K-six one tour and crossed it with Banger Rough at 50 pounds
looking for that Federer set-up at a cheaper price point than gut and it plays beautifully. Seriously the ball sits on the string bed
and you can put the ball anywhere you like, effortless power, beautiful response when cutting the ball or hitting topspin.
Durability is the only flaw but do it, even if you only string it up for tournament play and use a cheaper poly/syngut set-up the
rest of the time, worth every cent!
Comments: I used these strings (mains @ 57) on my six one tour BLX as a hybrid with Luxilon BB rough (crosses @
54) and it lasted for 4 days (under 12 hrs of play). The luxilon slowly started to groove and cut into the NXT 16 very quickly and I
was not impressed with the longevity. I was happy with my few hitting sessions at the time....but these Wilson strings are way too
overpriced and I did not find them durable at all. I most definitely would not be using them again...that's for sure!!
Comments: Offers incredible control, feel, and comfort but lacks pop. The durability and tension stability are also
pretty good compared to nxt16 and sensations16. My main complaint is that they are priced a bit too high (eg. Tecnifibre biphase
is cheaper), but I do recommend that you try them.
Comments: I used these strings a lot. For me as a pretty hard hitter/all around types. For me it lasts like 3 to 5
months most of the time. It is beast in control if your good I recommend these strings. I'm beast with these strings. It has good
power and spin.
Comments: Wilson NXT Tour 16 is probably the best multifilament string on the market. I can only compare Babolat
XCel to this but the NXT Tour is a little bit stiffer and hence has a relative better durability. Even though it starts to fray after two
weeks or so it's the most durable multifilament string. And the comfort is amazing! Plays really like a natural gut. It has a plenty of
feel as well especially on touch shots. The dislikes of this string: When I played with it I always felt lack of power and the spin
potential was miserable. It was very hard to generate powerful topspin forehands. And there's no doubt that it lose it's tension
very fast and starts to move (I've strung it at 57 lbs). Control and slice could be better but that's ok. Overall NXT Tour 16 is worth
of it's price and perfect choice for hybrid's crosses and players who suffer with tennis elbow but not recommended aggressive
baseline hitters, power hitters or serve-volley players at all.
I'm an all court 4+ player using Wilson nTour 95 with Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L at 55 lbs.
Comments: Great gut-like string for about 7.5 hrs of play and then it loses tension quickly and becomes a
Comments: I have a Yonex RDIS 100 MP. I found these strings to be good all around. Nice pop on your serves with
good spin and they performed well from the baseline. I was able to generate spin on both sides. I do think they are bit expensive
if you are a big hitter. I get about 8 hours of play out of them before they break. So I would go broke getting my racquet strung
every 3 days. So if you have money they could be worth it.
Comments:Just been strung on a K Tour on the mains at 63lbs with Luxilon Alu Power rough on the crosses at
59lbs. It has a very good pop, not bad control, and very comfortable. I
recommend to highly string it, otherwise you will probably find it too powerful. Durability isn't looking good so far though as I
have only played with it for just under an
hour after stringing, and the crosses are already dug into them half way.
Comments: I really don't understand some of the negative reviews for this string. I use this strings on my Wilson
(K)ONE racquet strung at 65lbs. I play 1-2 times a week for about 2-3 hours. I have had these same strings now for 6 months with
modest wear and I kid you not, very and I mean very little loss in tension! There is plenty of power, but most likely because of the
racquet, and the ability to hit topspin and backspin is pretty good, but not great. Also I have not had any tennis elbow issues with
this string. I highly recommend it.
Comments: I strung these at 60lbs on my Head Microgel pro and I like the way these play, but I don't see them
lasting long. I am getting a ton of movement on the strings and after a week of play the already look quite worn. They have a nice
feel but are bad on durability and staying in place.
Comments: I played with these strings for about a month and a half, and they have already frayed enough that I
need a new string job. And with my busy tennis schedule, I don't need to have to string my racket every month. I am not a pro by
any means, but I think strings should last longer than this. My other rackets' strings have lasted much longer without needing a
new string job so soon. Sorry, Wilson.
Comments: Great strings, good power, not as much control. But still good. I would say not as durable as I had
Comments: Great string, a bit stiff at first in my ProSTaff 90 tour strung @ 50lbs. Great spin potential -- it 'wraps'
the ball well along with awesome control. The down side: It lacks a bit of power. 3-4 weeks later when the strings started to settle
and dig into each other, it's just awesome. The sweetspot actually grew as the strings lost a bit of tension, power, spin and
control, Perfect strings. (I'm not a hard hitter unless it comes to practice sessions.)
Comments: I just got my Head Radical Liquidmetal 98 sq in strung with this at 60 lbs. I first played with it on a Har-
Tru court with really heavy ball made for a hard court and thought that the string was to tight at first. The next day I played with it
with it with lighter balls. This was the first time I really could get a feel with the string. I thought that it was good string, but not
the best I have had. It's pretty powerful string. It has nice access to spin and the control is all right. But not a bad string at all.
Comments:I play with a Wilson n61 95.....I use Luxilon Alu power mains...and Wilson NXT Tour for my crosses. I
have tried Tech NRG2 and 515..Head FXP....and various others....none have compared to the NXT tour. String has surprising
durability, excellent ball pocketing, soft touch, excellent control. I use this combination for rec. play...but before tournaments...I
will usually string 2 of my 4 sticks with straight NXT to have even better feel, control than with ALU...just less durability, but
durability is not what I am looking for in a tournament. I plan to continue to check various strings out...but 3 of my racquets will
always have NXT until I find something I like more.
Comments: This is one of the best multifilaments. A lot of spin and control. Power is just right. I love it.
Comments: This is simply great in playability. I am a 14-year-old junior who trains nearly every day and this string
has hardly ever let me down. This string on playability would get 9/10. Here are the negatives: The durability is poor, this string
snapped every 2 weeks and it is also very expensive. Overall, great feel, bad durability. 8/10
Comments: These strings have such great control on the ball. Great pop. I strung my nBlade at 60lb with this and it
is amazing. It doesn't feel as soft as a cheaper string that was in it before, but the cheaper string didn't have any of the control or
power like the NXT Tour. NXT Tour is an amazing string; I would recommend this over the NXT for just the reason they are close
in price and that the Tour model is extremely better.
Comments: I used this string on both Prostaff 6.0 85 and nSix-One Tour 90. I strung both of them at
60lbs. This string is powerful but has a problem with durability and tension retention. If you guys want to
improve your game, this string is a good choice. Also, you are supposed to change this string once a month
due to the problem of its tension retention.
Comments: This initially struck me as a very playable, soft string with good spin
potential and control. However, the NXT lost its tension very quickly and became quite loose,
making my Wilson nSix One feel like a power racquet. So I tried the Wilson Stamina Spin
and Prince TopSpin plus strings (hoping nylon strings would hold tension better--they didn't)
and did not notice any difference in playability or softness, making me wonder if the NXT
multifilament string is worth the extra price. I've gone ahead and ordered natural gut string,
which is reputed to be the ultimate in playability, feel, softness, etc., but holds tension much
better than nylon or multifilament synthetic strings. And the less expensive natural gut
strings cost only a few dollars more than the NXT. I'm about a 3.5 control-oriented player
who very much prefers higher tension strings.
Comments: I've just started to uses these strings. I have tried out many other
brands and have also used natural gut (but it is very expensive although great to play with)
and have found this to be the closest to natural. I train 20+ hours a week and I get 12 hours
of play out of these strings. I also had an operation on my wrist (rugby injury) and the string
has been a lot more forgiving on it. Also, it is helping my mum with her tennis elbow. and for
the price it is excellent and a must have.
Comments: Good string for the money. I string my own rackets so the price of
cost isn't bad. I get about 20 hours of play before they break.
If you hit with lots of spin and power and get more than 10 hours, you're strings are holding
up well. There are probably better strings out there but who has the time and money to try
them out. Get this string if you want a solid string that plays well and is durable.
Comments: This string not very durable. It is not good for people who break
strings. (my rating comfort:5 feel:6 power:7 control:8)
A better string is just plain Wilson NXT. It's cheaper and has better playability.
Comments: Excellent strings for the first few hours, a lot of power and control,
also pretty durable. Not so great is that the
tension maintenance is horrible, and quite a bit of a tension lost. Performance dies out fast.
NXT tour is still a pretty good string compared
to the NXT.
Comments: I ordered NXT Tour 16 with my new nCode nVision. I've played four
to five times a week for a month with these strings and find them to be the best I've ever
used. After all these hours of aggressive play, the tension has dropped very little and the
wear is modest. These strings give my game the best spin control I've experienced, and the
smoothness from the racquet bed is remarkable. I've found the string to keep on my
racquets for the foreseeable future.
Comments: Simply amazing. There is no way to describe how I feel about these
strings. They are so durable and
flexible. I break strings every 2-3 weeks. The strings are so good I can hit my ball over the
net now with more confidence. The strings
are really good and help my game a lot. I get more spin on the ball with these strings. The
NXT synthetic strings are essential to my
game. I love them so much.
Comments: The NXT Tour string gave me a lot of spin. It generates a huge
amount of spin and a huge amount of control at
the same time. I find that it gives me both power and control along with a lot of spin. This
string will really make a difference in your game.
It feels like it will take more effort to hit a shot long, short or wide, than it would to take a
winner with this shot!
Comments: I am a 5.0 all-court player who has used and experimented with lots
of string brands. I find the NXT Tour to be excellent. It has great responsiveness and
playability, as well as power. It doesn't move much on the racquet (H Tour 95), and gives
fabulous control. It volleys well, overheads can be hit hard, and with directional control.
Groundstrokes feel very firm (not crisp or sharp), and serves get great placement and pop
without over-swinging. It retains tension well, and I use 17 and 18g at 52lbs. It is also gentle
on the arm. If you are going to use nylon, this certainly is the way to go!
Comments: Simply amazing. Great feel, great control and great power. It has
increased tension stability compared to regular NXT 16. The sweetspot feels huge. I am
hitting more winners more often with this string. The durability has been good so far.
Comments: Absolutely amazing! This is a definite step up from Wilson NXT 16.
The biggest difference is the tension maintenance. Despite NXT tour 16 and regular NXT 16
being composed of multifilament Xycro Micro fibers, tension maintenance on the tour
version is much better. From the first hour it played beautifully. I'm 9 hours into playing with it
and string movement is not a concern. It is only just starting to fray a little on a couple of
main strings. I'm playing with an open pattern 16X19 frame. I am sold on this string. It is so
soft and offers so much control.
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