Kirschbaum Spiky Shark 16 660 String Reel Yellow Customer feedback
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Comments: I am very happy with this string. Strung it at 55lbs on a Technifibre TFight 320. It feels very stable and
offers a lot of spin potential. There is also a nice pocketing when hitting flatter shots and altogether you get a lot of control. There
is more bite and comfort compared to TF Blackcode, Ruff Code and Luxilon ALU Rough. My string of choice.
Comments: Initial testing: My flat serve improved so much on pace. Slice has okay
spin but speed has picked up. Kick serve does "kick". Forehand is good too but the bite on my two-handed backhand is so
comfortable that makes me a believer on this string's potential. Made my stringer work a little harder by making a two-piece
string set-up: mains at 50 lbs and crosses at 52 lbs. It is not a soft string but then I used a certain bracelet that helps
with the vibrations, so far so good!
Comments: There is amazing spin with this string. However, it is hard to control and hard on my elbow.
Comments: Based on the previous comments I decided to try these strings and found them to be great stings. I play
with a Wilson K factor 6.1 95 and usually string with either ALU Big Banger or Rough. I have to admit there was a big difference
with the Spiky Shark. I found them to generate more topspin and the feel was softer than what I was accustomed to. The one thing
I would do differently is string them a bit looser because they are stiffer strings than Big Banger. It's definitely a keeper.
Comments: Awesome strings. I play with tension of about 60 lbs. It generates tremendous amount of spin but
could be more durable.
Comments: Spiky Shark is a top-class textured poly that is very playable, and I agree with the reviewers that
stringing a bit lower than what you normally do with other polys yields
good results (57-60 usually but strung at 55), especially during colder temperatures. The
power feels spot on. There's enough pocketing to push the ball where you want and the
spin potential is high enough for a wide range of shots. Put away volleys and kick serves
are consistently potent. Because of how easy it is to hit out, you may mishit a bit more
leading to a few jarring moments, but I don't think it is particularly stiffer than your
average poly. My experience with this string was: hit most shots at 7/10ths, if it was out,
applied more spin until it was in, then hit the same shot at 9/10ths and got ready for
personal-best shots. Great stuff!
Comments: By profession, I am a musician and teacher. So I don't get too caught up in equipment transforming a
persons playing. But WOW. This string is incredible. The spin and placement I got out of this was just amazing. And what it did to
my serve was nothing short of a miracle. Thanks SPIKY SHARK!
Comments: I put this on my K Blade 98 at 58 lbs and it felt great. I'd been using NXT with Enduro Pro previously,
and this was a BIG step up. I got lots of spin and response, and even after a month, it hasn't showed signs of breaking, though it
has lost a little bit of tension. If you want to get more spin, either try this out, or Luxilon Big Banger.
Comments: I like the string so far.I use a Pro Kennex Ki 20 with Babolat tonic natural gut.I decided I needed more
bite on the ball but not more pain and the combination with Babolat tonic 16 natural gut in the crosses with Kirschbaum Spiky
Shark 16 worked out real well it gives me more bite on the ball and a harder serve and I am keeping more balls in the lines. I am
also able to adjust the grip a little more on the western side for hitting harder without pain I hope it lasts only used it for ten
hours so far.A great hybrid for me.
Comments: I ordered this string after reading some facts about it, but really didn't know what to expect. As far as
performance, this is the best string I've ever used. A great feeling polyester, the 8-sided shape really provides a ton of bite on the
ball. I feel like I could apply heavy topspin to most every shot...something I've not been able to do with any other string. My kick
serves have much more bite as well and never seem to fly on me.
Comments: I have strung my Babolat Pure Storm with it. This sting has increased my topspin ability a lot. It
maintains the tension very well and the string does hardly move. Another good thing is the durability .I think it is an all around
good string; I am buying already my second reel.
Comments: Just strung my Babolat APDC with this string and played with it once. Reminds me very much of
Kirschbaum Competition, but because of the shape of the string it has much more bite. Just like with Kirschbaum Competition it
takes 30 minutes of hitting for it to feel nice and soft. Strings don't move at all and seems very durable. If you like playing with the
Competition string but are looking for a little more bite, then give it a try.
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