As many of our blog readers are aware we have been undergoing an ongoing playtest with the incredible WeissCANNON Explosiv! multifil tennis string. The playtest has yielded amazing results. (Please see full article here!)
After more than 8 months of an extended playtest, we are going to voluntarily end the test. The string has not dropped tension in the past 6 months and 40 hours of court time. The extended playtest has proven the Explosiv! to be the absolute top performing multi available to date. If you have a customer who is not a string breaker, a customer who does not restring as frequently as he/she should then this string is definitely the string to use. It holds tension and playability for a remarkably long period of time, plus it is an extremely arm-friendly offering.
The playtest strings will most likely be removed this week as we have decided the playtest has run the course. We originally intended to end the test when the strings loss tension/playability or broke. Since none of these naturally occurring events have happened we are going to take the cutters to the string unless there is an outpouring of requests from our blog readers to continue the test.
One more update…we have a customer who installed the Explosiv! in her racquet on 7/28/08. At the time of stringing the racquet had a DT of 43. As of 2/1/09, (more than 6 months) the DT read 38, representing a loss of just 11.5%. She reportedly has logged more than 80 hours of court time to date with the strings.