Volkl Cyclone Tour 17 String Anthracite Customer feedback

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Comments: Please take my review with a grain of salt. I only use polys for the durability and because I can't stand the strings moving all around during and after each rally. The control and spin they provide are a bonus but I already get great control from my low powered flexible racquets and already get great spin because I'm blessed with a live arm and good racquet speed. Those who are looking for maximum control will find better strings elsewhere -- but at the mercy of their joints. That's what led me to this point. Black Code and regular Cyclone have been my go to strings for years. But even in flexible frames, my wrist and forearm have been hurting more and more from polys. Coming from a regular poly, you will notice a few major differences with this Cyclone Tour. First, it is noticeably softer. Secondly, it has more power. Third it has a little less control. Fourth, the tension drop is more severe than in the standard cyclone or its comparable peers. I hear terms like "modern racquets" and the "modern game" a lot and what they are describing are stiff frames that need equally stiff strings to reign in the power. In my opinion, this string doesnt compliment a "modern racquet" very well. Sure the soft feel would be welcome in a stiff jarring "modern" frame. But the higher power level of Cyclone Tour and the springy feel due to all that tension loss after a few hours, will prove to be a bit too lively for most players who seek ultimate control in a string. Perhaps a stiffer modern frame that has an overly dense pattern could find a good partner in this string, like the Pure Strike Tour. Overall I feel like Cyclone Tour plays like a string that's 80% poly and 20% multifilament. If that's the type of feel you want, give it a try. Im a 5.5 player.
From: Matt, 11/16

Comments: If you like regular Cyclone, you'll appreciated this softer version too. I added this as a cross in my hybrid setup with Cyclone 17 mains. All the spin and control of Cyclone with the added comfort/feel of Cyclone Tour in the crosses. Try it out and see if it works for you!
From: Stanford, 11/16

Comments: To echo what many others have already posted, I have tried the red version in both 16 and 17 gauge and in my opinion, it is an amazing combination of comfort, pop and decent spin. Durability is good but not exceptional but that is to be expected since this is a soft, powerful poly to begin with. It will lose tension faster than stiff strings. It looks similar in texture to Snakebite that I have used in the past and while that certainly produces more spin is much stiffer, more like Tour Bite. Overall, i really like it and have used it in a full bed without any issues so far.
From: Partha, 10/16

Comments: Best string I have ever used! It has a perfect blend of power and control for me. The spin is about average. The most impressive feature is the comfort and the feel; I feel extremely connected to the ball while having a soft, smooth ride. Perfect string for me! I strung Cyclone Tour Red 17 in my Pure Drive 2013 at 53 lbs. I can't say about the playability duration and durability yet since I only played with it for 5 hours. So far, so good!
From: Kevin, 10/16

Comments: As a long time multi string user due to tennis elbow issues, I decided to try the Volkl Cyclone Tour 17g for added spin, based upon reviewers stating that they haven't experienced any arm issues. I usually string my multi set-up at 60 lbs for control, so I initially experimented with a 50 lbs set-up and the ball seemed to travel too far -- trampoline effect. I next tried a 53 lbs set-up and that seemed to be the sweet spot where it's tight enough for good control, yet soft enough for some nice ball pocketing. I have definitely noticed more spin in my forehand and on my backhand, I'm able to get some nice bite on the ball where it stays nice and low. I've played about 6-8 hours with this set- up and so far, the tension maintenance seems pretty good. Of note, the red string seems to play a little softer than the grey version. For those arm sufferers, you should give the Cyclone Tour a try. I'm a 4.0 baseliner.
From: Eddie, 8/16

Comments: Not even close to the original Cyclone. Played with the string for one set and could not generate nearly as much pace or spin as Cyclone. Cyclone Tour plays like a soft synthetic gut if that's what your looking for. Definitely not a sequel to Cyclone.
From: John, 11/15

Comments: Very nice combination of spin and power. Strung it at 48 lbs (full bed) and it may be a little loose. Big power and spin. Zero shoulder issues. Felt confident going for winners. It seemed to smooth out and I saw a noticeable loss of spin after 4-5 outings. I'm a 3.5 NTRP league player. I like to play with big kick serve and topspin forehand. Playing with a Prestige MP.
From: Gabe, 2/15

Comments: I think I may have found my new poly string in the Volkl Cyclone Tour 17 (1.25). I've been a user of Luxilon ALU Power 16L (1.25) for many years, since around the first time they became available. I had experimented with a few other polys through the years, looking for something a little less expensive, but never found a string that was worth the savings in cost. I preferred the Luxilon by a distinct margin. Testing this Volkl string was the first time I've ventured away from Luxilon for quite some time after I had given up experimenting. I'm using this string in the Head Youtek IG Prestige Pro that I recently switched to (bought several on close out from TW). The Volkl string matches up well with this Head frame. I was using the Luxilon at 48 lbs, but I raised the tension of the Volkl to 50 lbs on my first stringing due to this string being a bit softer. It plays great at 50 lbs. After only one match with these Volkl strings, it seems that I'm getting the control and power of my Luxilon, but with just a bit more comfort. The ball feels awesome on the strings, it's hard to describe, but it's a feeling that was simply lacking on previous strings I've tested. If this Volkl string maintains its good performance and feel for a few more outings, then I'll likely make a permanent switch from the Luxilon being that the Volkl is half the cost and I'm not sacrificing anything. By the way, this is the first textured poly I've used, everything else has been a traditional round. I have no problem producing heavy topspin and slice when needed, so I'm not sure that a textured poly really does anything extra for me. Maybe a few easier RPMs on the kick serve with less effort, but it might instead be just a different feel instead of more actual, meaningful spin. For reference, I was a solid 5.0 player for a long time, but after barely touching a racquet for the past several years, I've just gotten back into trying to play on a regular basis again. My strokes and feel are coming back nicely, enough that I'm able to give an accurate comparison of these strings to my old setup.
From: Brent, 11/14

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