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Comments: I started using Volkl Cyclone 16 a few years ago after playing gut and multis for years. Since then
I've tried many others including Champions' Choice, Weiss Canon, Luxilon, etc. out of curiosity rather than dissatisfaction
with Cyclone. While many strings feel good for the first set or two, most fade quickly. Cyclone feels good from the start
and stays playable for weeks. For me, it has the best combination of power level (not too high), control, spin, feel,
consistency and durability of any string I've tried regardless of price. There is a reason more of the Tennis Warehouse
racquet playtesters use it more than any other string. Cyclone worked best in my Blade 98s, my Volkl PB10 mids, and now
in my RF97 Autographs (at 56 lbs.). If my budget was unlimited and I could restring every 7 games like Federer, I might use
a gut hybrid, but even then, it would be a close call. Cyclone is excellent.
From: Robert, 6/15
Comments: After watching the reviews, I was pretty curious to try this string. I had it strung at 48 lbs on my
AeroPro Drive. From the first hit I was impressed. Topspin was great and the amount of control that I got was superb. I've
Luxilon strings and RPM Blast, but for the price I would definitely go for the Volkl Cyclone.
From: Shaun, 4/15
Comments: Strung this up at 48 lbs in my PS 97. I've been experimenting since December with various strings
for the price I think it's a no brainer. Honestly I've tried various Luxilon types and I think I prefer the Cyclone. My match
quantify my gut feeling.
From: Chris, 3/15
Comments: I was curious about this string so I tried it on my Pro Kennex KI-20 PSE racquet. Wow, it performs
power, stability, crisp volleys, serve -- you name it. I strung it just a little lower than usual (3 lbs lower), a good choice. I
pink string, very wild and fun. Pro Kennex KI-20 at 60 lbs, and I'm a 4.0 level of play.
From: Patty, 11/14
Comments: I tried this because it was on sale and I heard it was comparable to Head Hawk. That hasn't been
experience, but I'll review the string anyhow. First of all, the gear shaped edges I think are a complete gimmick. I didn't
much more or less spin than from other polys because I think so much of spin comes from the stroke/form. The good thing
that even worn down, I felt the string performed the same. There's definitely solid control from the string, I know I like it at
even though others didn't. The ball goes where I want it to go, and I feel more confident going for the line. All in all, I still
Hawk is better, but I'd string with this again on an old frame I don't care as much about, instead of my main racquets.
From: Nicholas, 7/14
Comments: Tried 2 sets of Cyclone 16 in my Pure Storms at 52 lbs and 54 lbs but neither set clicked with me.
surprised to read so much praise for this string. I found it to be sluggish and unremarkable. And the gear-shaped edges
down quickly. It's not a bad string, it's just average.
From: Anon, 7/14
Comments: Volkl Cyclone is legitimately a huge contender in the best poly category. Not only does it supply
enough spin to play consistent, aggressive tennis but also power to finish points. Control is excellent due to the spin
Serves are easy to kick and volleys respond well. It's very arm friendly simply complements an all around game very well.
can't go wrong coupled with its unbeatable price!
From: Sigourneth, 7/14
Comments: I bought a yellow reel before and it was great. Decent spin, pace and control. After I finished the
bought a red reel instead. However, not sure if it's the color or Volkl changed the material. The new red reel now has a
surface. It greatly reduced the grip of the ball and make it impossible to have any control. It now has no bite, no spin and
bread and butter shots all go to hell! I really love the original reel, but I probably have to move on with other string.
From: Peter, 4/14
Comments: Read a lot about this string, but found it rather underwhelming. It's ok, but produces a lighter ball
TB or even BHBR. No way is it in the same solar system as RPM Blast. Of course, it's half the price of RPM but so is
From: Al, 11/13
Comments: If you want all around good spin and pocketing from your string, this is it. It doesn't have the most
spin, or the best pocketing, or the best power, but it is very good at all of these. Plus, it is friendly on the arm. If you want
bite, then go with a hexagonal shaped sting. However, these are usually stiffer strings and can lead to elbow issues. I found
shaped strings have good pocketing, but not as much grab as hex shaped strings.
From: Brian, 10/13
Comments: I'm a 5.0 player and I have tried a lot of strings. My most recent setup was RPM/VS Gut at 56 lbs.
RPM gave a little more spin, but has only a fraction of the control of Cyclone. Cyclone is the best control string I have ever
Try it, but string it lower and you will be a convert. Mine is strung at 50lbs on my PSTGT with a leather grip.
From: Patrick, 9/13
Comments: Definitely a lot of spin. A decent amount of power. Not exactly the most feel on the volleys,
got used to this. Serves didn't have a ton of pop on them (I felt like my top speed went from 115 to 110). Very soft on the
Definitely a wonderful string for aggressive play, but a little difficult to be defensive with. Overall a much better string than
synthetic I was using at 61 lbs. It's not a perfect string, but it is pretty damn good. My top choice out of about 8 different
Definitely a good choice for collegiate players because of how much power and spin it can generate.
From: Anon, 6/13
Comments: I tried this in my 2012 PD Roddick. It was like I had gone to tennis heaven. Spin and kick were
but only for about three hours. I was like Cinderella who missed her curfew. They died so fast! I'm a little too tired and lazy
restring every session, so I will continue my quest for a solid 10 hour poly.
From: Mark, 6/13
Comments: Strung the yellow at 55lbs tension in one piece on Prince Diablo Mid frame. Lost tension badly
only a few hours of doubles. The strings were very spongy and foam-like similar to a rubber band. The strings either absorb
the motion energy from the ball and stick to the strings or it restores far too much motion energy from the ball and the
way too long. No additional spin from the geared profile for kick, top spin or cut. A disastrous troubling string on this frame.
slack and sloppy string. Not recommended from my experiences. For this price, I feel like there is far better string. I wasted
money paying for a restring with this string. Used Kirschbaum Pro Line II 16 (1.30) previously and that wasn't too bad
considering it is a free stringing choice for most frame retailers. Certainly the Kirschbaum Pro Line II 16 (1.30) is at least
times better than the Volkl Cyclone 16.
From: Dave, 4/13
Comments: Phenomenal string. I used it on my Babolat Pure Drive 2012 GT, Head Radical MP, Volkl V1
Volkl PB7 and Wilson Kobra Tour. Typically I use Cyclone at 54-56 lbs in the mains and Luxilon ALU Rough at 56 lbs in the
crosses, or Pro Hurricane Tour at 54-55 lbs in the crosses. Deadly combinations. Absolutely the best hybrid I've tried. I am
timer and use a continental grip. Cyclone gives me just enough spin to keep the ball from over-shooting and landing right
baseline when I range my swing properly. Slice serves - oh my! I tried both 16 and 17 gauge cyclone, 16 gave me a bit
because it protrudes more. There was almost no tension loss. And you have to remember, the crosses hold the mains-bed
together so add a few lbs to Pro Hurricane and the mains will hold forever.
From: Joseph, 13
Comments: I've had these strings in for a little over a month now. I found some tension loss but it didn't make
stringbed soft like a set of RPM Blast would do after a mere two weeks. I did notice that the octagonal shape has worn off
it is a smooth string. Unlike other players though, I didn't really feel it affected anything. I did have to put a little more effort
put massive topspin on the ball but there really wasn't any change in my average groundstroke. After trying many types of
think I have found my racket's soulmate, Volkl 16g Cyclone.
From: Tom, 2/13
Comments: These strings are the best I've ever played with. They are great on all attributes and just an overall
beast string. These strings have so much spin with the perfect combination of power for a poly. I can really rip on either a
forehand or a backhand and be completely confident in that the ball will land in the court or on the line. So much control on
strings as well, along with touch and feel. It's true that like all other polys it will lose tension, but this is nothing that even a
mediocre tennis player can't adjust to. Just an amazing amount of durability also. I've had these in for nearly two weeks
are just now starting to bite in. On serve, it offers a great access to spin and allows to me to use my kick serve as both my
and second serve with how much pace i have picked up on my serve. I can hit the same speed with the most shallow angle
these strings. Just an awesome string. If you like RPM Blast, then you will love these because these play the same if not
RPM Blast. I strung them at 55 lbs on a Head Youtek IG Speed Elite.
From: Tom, 1/13
Comments: I consider myself a racquet and string experimenter. This poly is now one of my top 5 favorite poly
strings. It's the best all-around poly for me. It's comfortable for a poly and has great tension maintenance. I like to string
54 lbs in a full job and at 58 lbs as the mains with a 58 lbs multi when I am practicing serves and ball machine.
From: Josh, 1/13
Comments: I put this in my C10 Pro, and even with the colder temps of December this string is comfortable. I
strung it at 54 lbs but I may move up to 56 or even 57 when it warms up. It's the best poly I have personally tried. Better
RPM or Savage in my opinion.
From: Larry, 12/12
Comments: This is awesome strong! I changed from RPM Blast.
From: Robert, 11/12
Comments: I put this string in my Head Youtek IG Prestige Mid, and I hated the feel. Sure, I can put spin
on my groundstrokes, and I can put bite on my serves and volley, but this string is so stiff that I can't feel the ball
can't feel the ball on the strings. It is a punishing string to play with. I prefer the softer feel of the Sonic Pro or French Open
don't care if the Cyclone lasts 2 months because I wanted to cut the string out immediately.
From: Anon, 10/12
Comments: Really like how crisp and controlled this is. Put it in my Volkl V1 midplus after reading some of the
From: DG, 7/12
Comments: Great control, great durability! Just switched from Luxilon and I'm totally happy.
From: Paul, 6/12
Comments: I had been using Prince or Gosen synthetics before, but this Cyclone 16 is much better. More
power, great control and spin, and more durable. The strings don't move around on me and they last more than 2 months
(the synthetic gut strings used to last me 3-4 weeks). Great value, great all around string. I would highly recommend
giving it a try.
From: Mike, 6/12
Comments: Great string, lasts a long time (2 months max.). Allows a lot of power, spin and control. I love
and I totally recommend it! This is the thinnest version of the cyclone! Love this string and will always play with it.
From: AW, 4/12