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Comments: This string is pure joy to hit with! I use it for mains combined with Poly in crosses, currently Beast XP 17. The feel I get from these strings is amazing, it is a well defined, very solid hit; nothing mushy or so. Due to Gore outer wrap Recoil is switching back fast, hence improving the spin capability. I use to string these around 50/48 on my Gamma T-7, very much satisfied
Comments: The recoil serves its purpose. It stays aligned, easy on the funny bone, durable, and delivers an ample soft string bed for some really good feel in the front court. It's surprisingly controllable from the baseline; just wish Prince made it on 600 reels.
Comments: I've been using this string for about a year and it's been a year since anyone commented on it. Follow the recommendations and string it 10% lower than normal. That means if you normally string your racquet at 55 string it at 50. You can hit out with this string even though you string it lower. I have tried many strings in the past year as an experiment and I have won more games with this string than any other. You get a good combination of power and control. The power is up but it's controlled. You can go for your shots. I'm still using the same string. It doesn't break or go dead.
Comments: Ditto to Ricardo. Bueno! I have been using this string for about 9 months. My nature is to become bored with a string, think there is something better out there, and continue to change. Not so with this string. It plays like a poly, but without the harshness. If you are traditionally a tight stringer like I was, 60 -65 lbs., string it lite, 55 to 57 tops. After a little practice you will still have the control. Plus, the price is now right. Yonex rds mp 57lbs.
Comments: My first impression of this string is that it feels like a much softer co-poly string, it really does feel that way, in my opinion, you get the impression of some stiffness,like a poly, by their is still a soft, forgiving feel to it as well! which obviously works well for someone looking for a string, that doesn't move out of place, but at the same time offers control as well as comfort, it seems like a soft Luxilon alu power, without the unforgiving stiffness, which can cause tennis elbow..very good going by prince! at least try it!
Comments: I've been playing with the Prince O3 for three years and just recently with the Prince Recoil 16g for nearly 4 months and absolutely love the strings. Great feel and good spin and also noticed great control on volleys and service games. They do tend to break more quickly than the norm but notice they are lasting much longer since I started using string-a lings in the sweet spot area, I recommend giving that a try for those players who break strings often like me.
Comments: I tried these strings with an Exo3 Graphite 100 racket, and I felt that although it played pretty well and I didn't have to realign the strings, it didn't have nearly enough feel and the control was a bit lacking. Although it wasn't terribly off, I wouldn't per se recommend it for "advanced players" who rely in spins, since if we approach this logically, if it's a low friction surface, we could produce a lot more spin if we used other strings, practically any other string, since none are supposedly this slippery. Like perhaps if you play a lot of flat shots. But on a side note, I did develop minor tennis elbow after only about 3 hours of play...
Comments: I have been using Wilson NXT on my Prince Pro White and on my Wilson K racquets. I like Wilson, but much prefer this Prince Recoil...not just because it performs as advertised (i hit with a lot of spin so within a few shots my strings are normally very much out of alignment...the Recoil strings stay looking like the day I picked the racquet up from being strung); but also because my control and feel felt like it went up a few notches. Love the way the strings feel and respond equal to the fact they don't move.
Comments: This string is not recommended for heavy hitters with high swing speed. In addition after about 55 lbs. string tension this string starts to break down horribly fast and break far too easily. The core of the string seems to be the problem as it is a very lightweight monofilament and not very durable leaving the string lacking in durability. Finally the over-coating material that allows for the strings to "recoil" is a major drawback for players with high top-spin shots. The coating simply skates along the ball without grabbing onto it. Overall I would rate this at about 1.5/5 and should be used by children.
Comments: At first I liked them and I tried it for about 3 months. But after a while I noticed they break too quickly. They are quite pricey too! Recently I tried Gosen Polylon SP 16. And I was simply blown away!! Gosen strings felt much better than Prince Recoil. It has more control and comfort, more topspin and much more durability! And Gosen strings don't move at all!!!! With Recoil the strings would be aligned for only the first week. As you start wearing the strings, the strings don't move back to their place any more. So you have to adjust them. I am a 4.5 player, and I play with lot of topspin.
Comments: Used this string with Prince O3 Tour (more than 10 times). It was the only string I was able to play with in this racquet. Very good control and feel. The main drawback - they live maximum 15-20 hours of play, several times were broken in 5-10 minutes, if hit not with a sweetspot.
Comments: I found good spin and control with these strings. Though I snapped 2 sets within a week. If you're rich it could be the string for you.
Comments: A fabulous string! Great control, like a poly, but softer, just as advertised. Plus they don't move, which I just love. Groundstrokes is where I was most impressed, however, my serve did feel a little stiff when compared to a typical multi. I hope going down a couple of pounds in tension will handle that issue. Two cons: a bugger to string. Strings kept slipping out of clamps even after tightening the clamps; and obviously the price is still puzzling to me. Give it a try, but have a pro string it.
Comments: Played with these strings for 2 weeks and loved the durability & feel or so I thought. Bought 2 new racquets and had them both strung with Recoil 58lbs Main, 55lbs Cross. 10 minutes into a tournament match, strings on one of the racquets broke. Ummm, so much for durability. Maybe I'm passing judgment too early. Will try again and see if any better!!!
Comments: Nice string. But is a little too pricey. If you are looking for a control string that never moves, just get Luxilon Alu Power. It is also much better, lasts longer, comes in better colors, and is cheaper. All in all, good string, but get Luxilon.
Comments: If you read the forum, this string gets horrible reviews- people saying how much it sucks, but don't believe them. It is a very great string- it has the realigning qualities of a poly, but plays softer like a multi. So, you get spin, power, durability, and control. Only thing you really lose is a little consistency and feel. This is a great string and if the price lowers, I'd recommend it to anyone.
Comments: On a pro's recommendation, my husband decided to try the Recoil since he got tired of his string moving after so many shots. Out of curiosity, I tried his racket and found that the Recoil took my game to another level. I was able confidently to hit my groundstroke with pace and accuracy. The lobbing was great; I felt totally in control of where I wanted to put the shot. I am more of a slicer than a top spinner, but the Recoil has helped me to improve my top spin shot greatly. The only drawback I found with the Recoil is that it is not very forgiving if you don't hit the ball near the sweetspot. I have never put too much credence into the different types of strings, but now am going to string all my rackets with the Recoil from now on. Like someone mentioned earlier, I hope the price is going to come down.
Comments: I'm very surprised by the comments about string breakage. I've been using
Recoil for the last six-plus months (having switched from using, at various times, Wilson NXT 16, Luxilon ALU Power Rough and Luxilon Big Banger TiMO 17 (1.22) Timo), and I must say I find it SENSATIONAL. In essence, it balances out the durability of the Luxilon with the amazing feel of the NXT, and yet it's provided me vastly more durability than the NXT, and it's not as harsh on the arm as the Lux. As others have said, Recoil doesn't move much after
contact, which is a bonus. As a final note: I've strung them as I did all the others -- 57 lbs. on a Wilson K SixOne 95 -- not 10% less as others have, and the results have been most pleasing. Certainly worth a try!
Comments: Good string - I am using it to replace my Luxilon ALU Power Rough in the mains. It doesn't move that much and doesn't go dead like my Luxilons. However, unlike the Luxilons they do break relatively soon with some hard hitting. But I would say they last longer in the number of hours played than the Luxilon in the number of hours before they go dead or move too much. I am still in the process of deciding which will be more cost effective for me. Even if I get 2 hours more with Recoil than Luxilons it will be worth it - because I just hate it when the Luxilons go dead and when they start moving. (The pros never worry about this because they only use them for an hour or less in a match.) My Luxilons last 4-6 hours max before their deadened feel and increased string movement become too noticeable. Recoil seems to make 6 to 8 hours with a longer crisper response period than Luxilons. By the way, I string Recoil on the mains at 57 lbs and Luxilon at 55 lbs for comparable feel. (and I use Babolat VS Touch Gut 16g on the crosses at 59 lbs.) So far so good... I will stay with Recoil for a while longer before I make up my mind and choose Recoil or Luxilon ALU Power Rough for my primary string in the mains.
Comments: After 30 minutes with this string, my racquet snapped into two pieces. The thirty minutes I had these strings though were really good. They don't move at all. I highly recommend it for he/she who seriously dislike his/her racket and would like to purchase a new one.
Comments: I just wanted to give you some feedback on the Prince Recoil string I had my Speedport Pro White Racquet strung with, which I ordered from you recently. I started playing with the racquet on Thursday 19th June and the string broke yesterday the 21st June. Only playing an hour or two a day. The string played well but I thought the durability should be a bit longer on a string in this price point.
Comments: By far the worst string I've ever played with. Stick to a poly hybrid if you want the best combo of playability and durability. Cheaper too!
Comments: I really like this string. However I bought it a week ago and already broke a string. I play every day at my academy so I guess that's the main reason why it broke. I was a little disappointed that it broke so soon as it promised to be a very durable string. The feel is great, you gain a ton of spin and not having to adjust your strings after every shot is a nice addition.
Comments: I had this strung on my two Prince 03 Speedport Blacks in the mains with Luxilon Power in the crosses and I love it. I heard from a reliable source that they were prone to breaking, but mine have lasted for a month before the strings begun to give out a bit on tension. I can't say how much is due to the Recoil spin and power wise, but I know the strings staying in place due to the recoil technology.
Comments: I really enjoyed this string! I did not adhere to the 10% less recommendation, but did drop from normal 62 to 60 lbs (I think it's in my head to not drop below 60). I am playing with the Speedport Tour with the hole inserts and I thought this string did everything Prince said it would. I do not break strings very often and the Recoil did not lose nearly as much tension as poly has for me in the past. Also not having to straighten strings was very nice, it was a nice relief for my finger-tips. The only downfall is the price, but I know the process to make it in collaboration with the Goretex folks is probably a pretty expensive one.
Comments: I play with the Prince 03 Tour. The ability of the strings to stay in one place is great, but the feel for my play as a 4.0 player was not there. It had a very plastic feel that really distracted my play. I would rather go with a string that has more feel even though the durability might not be there.
Comments: I am very impressed with this string. I am a 4.5 player and have been stringing a hybrid of Luxilon ALU Power 16 at 53 in the mains with Babolat VS 17 at 57 in the crosses in a K-Blade 98. While I really like the hybrid, it is not forgiving if you don't take a big cut at the ball. The stiffness of the poly seems to rob power unless I'm feeling strong and am swinging well. Following the advice of the Talk Tennis stringing forum I ignored Prince's advice and strung the K-Blade at 57 with Recoil. I found that I was getting the same degree of spring and control, but with quite a bit more pop and a subtly softer feel. Nice touch at net, and significantly more pop on the serve. I can't comment on durability or ability to hold tension as I've only played for a couple of hours (although 2 hours is still better than I used to get with Wilson Sensation, which would have broken by now).
Comments: This string is great! It's very durable; it's as durable as the poly blends. Very good spin potential too. However DO NOT use their recommendation of stringing it 10% looser. String it at whatever your normally string it at for a synthetic string.
Comments: Wow! As a 4.5 player in my mid-50s I've found this to be the ticket for durability, power and spin. I've tried every string around, and this stuff has distinct advantages. I strung up 4 different flex racquets at different tensions and found the following; first, string it at the top end of your comfort level as it seems to loosen up sooner than other strings.
Comments: I purchased a backup racquet Prince O3 Tour MP and had it strung with Recoil. I followed Prince's directions of stringing Recoil 10% lower than normal. Normal for me being 60# .... so 10% of that was 54#. This was the biggest waste of money I have ever spent! The racquet was like hitting 1970s plastic coated string with a little more power. My friend said it like hitting a dead trampoline! It goes, but there is no pop whatsoever! I walked into a shop the other day, and the guy pointed out that Prince was shipping some of their new racquets pre-strung with Recoil. I picked up the racquet and felt the tension, it was strung at mid tension, which was 58# as they usually do. Ok, so why does Prince tell you to string your racquet 10% lower on their Recoil marketing, and they don't do it in their own racquets pre-strung? I gave these strings a few sets then cut them out ... what a waste. So do yourself a favor! Don't pay any attention to the 10% lower recommendation, Prince sure doesn't!
Comments: This string played superbly. It's very arm friendly, and the feel and touch were very good with these. It's great for players with tennis elbow. I had the string strung at 58lbs on my Yonex RDS 001 MP. I got a lot of power with this, so I had to tune my strokes a little bit. Volleys were crisp and accurate, and I could definitely feel the touch. Groundstrokes felt very good especially on my forehand. The string snaps back into place after each and every single shot. I never had to adjust the string during the game. A little pricey, but hopefully the price will drop down soon.
Comments: I've had the opportunity to string several racquets with this string, and the feedback from the players was terrific. It is a perfect string for players who need a little more durability than regular synthetic gut, but who don't like the tension loss and/or the stiffness of a poly. The strings snapping back to position each time with Recoil is a huge advantage when playing - especially on crucial points during a match!
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