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Tourna Premium Polyester, 16g Reel, Tennis String
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on May 21, 2012
I'm a 4.0 USTA Tournament Player and used 2 reels (660 ft = 20 racquets) of Tourna Big Hitter Blue (BHB) [16g & 17g] for the past 2 years, currently on my 3rd reel of BHB (17g). Came accross Tourna Premium Poly ($34.99) while browsing at Amazon.com and became curious since it is less than half the price of BHB ($72.95). Most, if not all of the popular online tennis stores do not carry this product. So, i ordered a reel and strung my racquet (Dunlop 100 4D 16x19 string pattern) at 48 lbs. I was amazed at how easy it is to string this poly into my racquet particularly the crosses, seems to me there's no difference with BHB or any other Tourna poly stings i had used (IMHO) as far as stringing into a racquet.

Right after stringing the racquet, i then proceeded to the tennis courts along with my ball hopper (just in case there's nobody to hit with). Started my service motion slowly just to get a feel of the new strings hitting the ball so, i basically doing a top spin serve followed by flat serve. Then, i cranked up the racquet head speed onto my normal head speed and i didn't feel any difference between the premium poly vs. the BHB. Then, i grab my other Dunlop 100 4D racquet strung with BHB (same tension at 48 lbs) and hit some serves. All in all, i end up using approximately more than 300 balls (my ball hopper is rated 75 balls).

A tennis buddy came in right after i finished my 4th bucket and we hit for more than an hour. I predominently used the racquet strung with the premium poly during our rally since i wanted to make sure this isn't fluke. To my amazement, there's so much feel (i.e., crisp, good ball pocketing) and i can impart a lot of spin on my groundies. Power is about right to my taste and the strings didn't move at all even if i hit powerful groundstrokes and volleys. Based on my previous experience with BHB, a slight movement of the main strings could be seen after hitting more than an hour or so.

Overall, there's no tangible significant difference between the higher price BHB vs. the premium poly based on my testing other than the price and slight movement of the BHB strings. I wish the popular online tennis stores carry this product but kudos to Amazon for having this in. I'll probably order a couple of reels in a month or so just in case they discontinue producing this excellent product.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 25, 2013
The package does not indicate the diameter - only says 16g

I measured the diameter with a digital Vernier calliper and it says 1.27mm.
I love the feel. it plays comparable to other more expensive Polys I've tested: Pro Supex / Luxilon ALU power / Gosen Polyon Ice / Eagnas Poly Nova Titanium. Stiff when strung high and powerful when strung low.

I also tested the 17g of the Tourna Premium Poly (it measured 1.20mm).
Price cannot be beat.

I have stopped using any expensive Polys as I'm playing just as well with these :)

Update: 26 Feb2014
Great string but I'm experiencing significant tension loss compared to Gosen Polyon Ice 16 / Eagnas Poly Nova Titanium 16.

Update: 29 Sept 2014
Strung 2 identical rackets at 54lbs and another at 55.
Noticed tension drop on the 54, which I hit a lot with. The one at 55 never drops tension but is also less powerful.
I'm increasing the product to 5 stars as I recently won all 3 categories (Singles, doubles and mixed doubles) in a tournament with this string.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 16, 2014
Cheap and effective. I've strung my rackets three or four times so far and haven't had a problem playing with these strings. Of course, as with any change (in racket or strings or grips, etc.) it took a bit to adjust. But given a bit of time on the court, I have been using nothing but these strings and have no problems. They break every couple months as a 4.0 player who is not a heavy hitter and plays a couple times a week.
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on June 22, 2014
Im a 5.5 player. Great value for the price. Not as good quality as $175 reel of luxilon savage, but somewhat close.. But for $30 this is great value.
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on December 23, 2013
When received the package, it came really well packaged. The string plays really well like any other polyester that I've used in the past. The only problem that i had with this string is the fact that in the photo shows a picture of WHITE string and i received a reel of yellow. but to be honest i feel the string is decent for the price.
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on September 3, 2013
Ordered these strings for a pair of Head Microgel Radical (mid + size). Really great string for its price. I strung them at about 58 pounds. I highly suggest this string for any players that prefer direction and pop over bite. Overall great for the price.
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on May 26, 2013
This strings are very easy to string, good to the arm, and the most impresive thing about this strings is the CONTROL and durability!!!, i`m a 4.5 power player base liner & a lover of alot of TOP SPIN, but i can`t feel the spin, even that my hitting friends say the ball is jumping alot, maybe is matter of getting use to this strings, overall i like the strings, and a will keep trying new tension, wright now i`m using a combo-HYBRID, 50 pounds mains,16G Tourna Premium,50 pounds cross,Prince 16g Synthetic Gut,strings not moving at all, thats good ;-), i`m thinking going 48 mains,Poly/49 cross,Synthetic gut (trying to get more spin out of these strings).
my other racket is strung with Wilson enduro gold 16g at 50 pounds / 50 pounds Prince Synthetic Gut 16g (alot of spin with this combo-Hybrid)but strings move alot also.
Racket: Wilson BLX Juice Pro 96
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on October 5, 2014
I have strung several racquets with it and all happy. Used reduce tensions of 8 to 10 pounds for more power. Ben
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 7, 2013
Good choice¡¡,, I consider a good string packed,, my son is using right now a couple of racquet with this strings a month ago,, and now are still fine. .,, he used to break strings in one o two week,, he is a regular tennis player teens, and use the topspin too much.
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on September 13, 2014
This is the only string I use now. Great Product! Great Price!
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