Volkl Cyclone 16 String Reel Customer feedback
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Comments: I tried this because it was on sale and I heard it was comparable to Head Hawk. That hasn't been my
experience, but I'll review the string anyhow. First of all, the gear shaped edges I think are a complete gimmick. I didn't notice
much more or less spin than from other polys because I think so much of spin comes from the stroke/form. The good thing is
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 net
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 think
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.
Comments: Tried 2 sets of Cyclone 16 in my Pure Storms at 52 lbs and 54 lbs but neither set clicked with me. I'm
surprised to read so much praise for this string. I found it to be sluggish and unremarkable. And the gear-shaped edges wore
down quickly. It's not a bad string, it's just average.
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 potential.
Serves are easy to kick and volleys respond well. It's very arm friendly simply complements an all around game very well. You
can't go wrong coupled with its unbeatable price!
Comments: I bought a yellow reel before and it was great. Decent spin, pace and control. After I finished the reel I
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 slippery
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 my
bread and butter shots all go to hell! I really love the original reel, but I probably have to move on with other string.
Comments: Read a lot about this string, but found it rather underwhelming. It's ok, but produces a lighter ball than
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 BHBR.
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 more
bite, then go with a hexagonal shaped sting. However, these are usually stiffer strings and can lead to elbow issues. I found gear
shaped strings have good pocketing, but not as much grab as hex shaped strings.
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. The
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 tried.
Try it, but string it lower and you will be a convert. Mine is strung at 50lbs on my PSTGT with a leather grip.
Comments: Definitely a lot of spin. A decent amount of power. Not exactly the most feel on the volleys, however, I
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 arm.
Definitely a wonderful string for aggressive play, but a little difficult to be defensive with. Overall a much better string than the
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 strings.
Definitely a good choice for collegiate players because of how much power and spin it can generate.
Comments: I tried this in my 2012 PD Roddick. It was like I had gone to tennis heaven. Spin and kick were abundant
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 to
restring every session, so I will continue my quest for a solid 10 hour poly.
Comments: Strung the yellow at 55lbs tension in one piece on Prince Diablo Mid frame. Lost tension badly after
only a few hours of doubles. The strings were very spongy and foam-like similar to a rubber band. The strings either absorb all
the motion energy from the ball and stick to the strings or it restores far too much motion energy from the ball and the shots fly
way too long. No additional spin from the geared profile for kick, top spin or cut. A disastrous troubling string on this frame. Very
slack and sloppy string. Not recommended from my experiences. For this price, I feel like there is far better string. I wasted my
money paying for a restring with this string. Used Kirschbaum Pro Line II 16 (1.30) previously and that wasn't too bad overall,
considering it is a free stringing choice for most frame retailers. Certainly the Kirschbaum Pro Line II 16 (1.30) is at least three
times better than the Volkl Cyclone 16.
Comments: Phenomenal string. I used it on my Babolat Pure Drive 2012 GT, Head Radical MP, Volkl V1 Classic,
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 an old
timer and use a continental grip. Cyclone gives me just enough spin to keep the ball from over-shooting and landing right on the
baseline when I range my swing properly. Slice serves - oh my! I tried both 16 and 17 gauge cyclone, 16 gave me a bit more
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.
Comments: I've had these strings in for a little over a month now. I found some tension loss but it didn't make the
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 and now
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 to
put massive topspin on the ball but there really wasn't any change in my average groundstroke. After trying many types of string, I
think I have found my racket's soulmate, Volkl 16g Cyclone.
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 these
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 and they
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 first
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 with
these strings. Just an awesome string. If you like RPM Blast, then you will love these because these play the same if not better than
RPM Blast. I strung them at 55 lbs on a Head Youtek IG Speed Elite.
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 it at
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.
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 than
RPM or Savage in my opinion.
Comments: This is awesome strong! I changed from RPM Blast.
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 pocketing. I
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 Xcel. I
don't care if the Cyclone lasts 2 months because I wanted to cut the string out immediately.
Comments: Really like how crisp and controlled this is. Put it in my Volkl V1 midplus after reading some of the
Comments: Great control, great durability! Just switched from Luxilon and I'm totally happy.
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.
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.
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