First Look: Wilson Revolve

Players looking for that elusive blend of comfort, control and spin will want to take a look at Wilson Revolve!

A comfortable firm co-poly, Revolve is ideal for players with long, fast strokes. Revolve promises to provide players with tremendous precision and predictability on big swings as well as giving players lots of spin. The science behind it tells us that its unique molecular structure and a proprietary additive has made Revolve so it will increase the string’s ability to deflect and snap back resulting in heavy spin. Offering higher comfort than a traditional polyester, Revolve is a great option for intermediate and advanced players looking for durability, control and spin.

Chris and I did an extensive playtest with Revolve and for the first time we were able to utilize our Playsight Smart Court and test the string side by side with our current string of choice. Chris spent his playtest using his Wilson Six.One 95S and tested Revolve side by side with Volkl Cyclone. I used my Babolat Pure Drive Roddicks and played side by side with Revolve and Luxilon Savage. All in all, we both found success with Revolve and enjoyed the spin and control as well as the feel from Revolve.

Check out our playtest video and keep an eye out for our upcoming written review!

Play with heart,

Michelle

Sneak Peek: Luxilon ALU Power Soft

With a large following on the pro tour as well as with competitive recreational players, the Luxilon ALU Power line is introducing another string into the family this month, Luxilon ALU Power Soft. As its name alludes, it is a tad softer than ALU Power and offers excellent control, durability and spin potential. Chris and I took this string out for a several week playtest and found the string offered a crisp, medium firmness feel and a consistent response. We were most impressed by the durability as after 2-3 weeks, we had plenty of life left. We did find the string to be low powered and would recommend it to big hitters who want to be able to play offensively with accuracy. Check out the video above right now for our complete thoughts and look for the written review when the product launches.

Upsides:

  • Control
  • Spin
  • Durability
  • Feel

Downsides:

  • Low Powered
  • Too firm and underpowered for beginners

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Brittany

2014′s best tennis strings

Our best of lists continue today with the playtesters’ favorite strings released this year. Don’t miss our list for shoes and racquets.

A lot of the playtesters favor polyester-based strings, but Brittany chose a multifilament as her string of the year.

Brittany:Wilson Optimus. I’m normally a poly girl, or at least a hybrid girl, so I was pleasantly surprised with Wilson Optimus in a full bed. It is a low-powered multifilament and is comfortable. I found myself stringing it about 5 lbs higher than normal to get a crisper feel. Lastly, I loved the sparkly, iridescent color.”

The rest of the team chose a variety of polyester strings.

Michelle:Head Lynx – tons of spin potential, soft enough to string tight, great in all sorts of racquets!”

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