Solinco Barb Wire 17 String Reel Customer feedback
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Comments: It generates more spin than any other string I've ever played with. Unfortunately, I think the cons
outweigh the pros. Excellent ball bite. Even so, I feel it lacked the control other polys can give. It also lacks quite a bit in terms of
feel. I tried a hybrid setup with this string and even so it felt like wire. I was able to break this string relatively fast, usually within
8 hours of play. I say, only worth a try if you demand the ultimate in spin and bite.
Comments: Like everyone says, lots of spin! I am using this string in a full bed at 56 lbs. Shots that usually would
be 2-3 feet too long are now falling 1-2 feet inside the line. This string on my Volkyl PB 10 is a pretty good combination for good
Comments: I have this string as crosses paired with 16g Gamma LiveWire on the mains - each at 51lbs on a Donnay
X-Yellow 99. This lower tension setup provied an excellent soft feel without the trampoliny effect of a syngut-multi combo.
It's as if these strings want to slice the ball - and on a lighter racquet they do that especially well, better than Tour Bite, IMO. Off
the rise forehand wrist flicks deliver a juicy topspin-ing ball that finds the short court nicely. They may end up cutting through
the LiveWire multi rather quickly but I suppose any softer syngut would provide good results as well. At lower end tensions, for
me, these strings really provide a nice hit.
Comments: I strung it at 62 lbs, full bed, and had excellent spin and control, but zero feel. I felt like I was using
piano wire. Maybe it would make a decent hybrid.
Comments: Nice string for all-courters but provided excellent depth control on baseline ground strokes
too. Not as comfortable as Cyclone or Silverstring but it does have some of the crispness of Silverstring with the extra
spin of Cyclone... maybe even more spin than cyclone. It is surprisingly good on flat serves. I used these in a Prestige
MP just for giggles. More spin than silverstring and more power but not the same level of feel.
Comments: I didn't like this string. There was great spin but that's it.
Comments: I was warned that it is a very stiff string so I used it at 50 lbs on my 118 inch head Prince
Silver. It does bite as expected and provide good spin because of its shape, however, it cause me severe tennis elbow
so I was forced to restring my racquet. Too late though, my elbow problem stayed longer than I wanted. I will not use it
Comments: I love this string. I get a lot of spin, but sometimes the ball seams to be to hard to control so
I tried hybriding it and loved it. This string on the crosses with Gosen or perfect spin on the mains are just perfect.
Everything bad about this string like control and feel are added when hybriding it making it the perfect string. It is a
Comments: Strung on my APD (non-cortex, non-GT) @ 62lbs. to sum it up, I didn't like it. It got about
the same spin as RPM Blast, but seemed like it was a lot more powerful, which I didn't like because everything I hit
landed out. Good for serves though. Might try the 16L next time to see if there's a significant difference but for now,
I'm sticking with RPM Blast.
Comments: Wow, wow, wow. 60lbs with a Prince OG graphite 93. Huge spin, felt like Nadal. Balls had
serious voodoo. A bit stiff but maybe I'll lower tension down two lbs.
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