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Tennis String Review: Volkl Cyclone Tour String (red)

May 1st, 2013 by Do It Tennis

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According to Volkl, this is a co-poly string which is designed to provide high levels of both spin and power. I think that is a very accurate description. There is a very soft ball pocket with this string and it was easy to both spin the ball and pound it with good levels of control and comfort.

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Tennis String Review: Wilson Shock Shield 16 Gauge

February 25th, 2013 by Greg C

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Wilson, one of the United State’s largest sports equipment firms, has a long history with racquet sports. Wilson Shock Shield tennis string was recently introduced and appears intended for players seeking comfort as their # 1 concern. Wilson Shock Shield is constructed with a hollow-core center that is filled with a shock-absorbing gel (Isozorb). This center core is then surrounded with a multi-filament outer wrap. Wilson Shock Shield is blue in color.

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DUNLOP SILK 16 TENNIS STRING Review

February 1st, 2012 by Greg C

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Dunlop Sports recently introduced a tennis racquet string they named SILK. This string is a multi-filament synthetic gut and part of Dunlop’s BIOMIMETIC line of products. This play test was conducted using a 100” player’s racquet which was strung at mid-range. Dunlop Silk in the…

 

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GAMMA Zo VERVE 17 Tennis String Review

January 14th, 2012 by Greg C

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Gamma Sports has recently added a new string to their line of polyester tennis strings—Zo VERVE. This play test was conducted with the 17 gauge version and strung in a 100” player’s racquet at exact mid-range. The string isred with black stripes. Gamma is promoting Zo VERVE as one of their ...

 

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Tecnifibre XR 1 130/16 gauge Tennis String Review

January 11th, 2012 by Greg C

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Tecnifibre recently released a mono-multi-filament tennis string they call “XR 1”. I obtained a set from Do  It Tennis and strung my racquet (player’s racquet / 100” headsize) at 58 lbs. Tecnifibre, a French Company, makes XR 1in France. The packaging states that XR 1 has “maximum playability” and…

 

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Tecnifibre RUFF CODE 130 / 16 gauge Tennis String Review

November 24th, 2011 by Greg C

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Tecnifibre, a well-know manufacturer of tennis string has recently introduced a couple new additions to their product selection. One of these is “Ruff Code 130”, a polyester string designed to enhance spin. I obtained a set from DO IT Tennis and strung my racquet Tennis specific shoes are designed for rough surfaces. They require extra cushioning…

 

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GAMMA TNT2 TOUCH 16 Gauge Tennis String Review

November 16th, 2011 by Greg C

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Gamma is a brand that has been around for a long time. They sell almost anything one could desire for the sport of tennis. From strings, to racquets, to clothing, to on-court materials, they have it! Gamma has recently released some new tennis strings. One of these is TNT2 TOUCH…

 

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DUNLOP BLACK WIDOW 16 ga. Tennis String

November 10th, 2011 by Greg C

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Dunlop is well-known in the tennis world. Many famous players have used Dunlop products successfully. It appears that Dunlop wishes to increase their presence and they have released several new racquets and tennis strings. This review is on the “Dunlop Black Widow” polyester…

 

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DUNLOP DNA 17g Tennis String Review

September 26th, 2011 by Greg C

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Dunlop has modified their presence in the tennis string department with some interesting changes. This is a test of the DUNLOP DNA tennis string in the 17 gauge. It was strung on a…

 

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DUNLOP JUICE 16 gauge Tennis String

September 22nd, 2011 by Greg C

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Dunlop has introduced some new tennis products recently, including a variety of tennis strings. One of those strings, “Juice”, was made available to me by the folks at “DO IT TENNIS” for a play-test. Dunlop Juice is a premium mono-filament polyester string with a pentagonal profile. I used a 100” 22mm beam racquet for this test…

 

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