September 28 is a milestone in the life of the new WeissCANNON TurboTwist. Today marks the 4th month that this product has been available in the USA and we continue to have trouble keeping it in stock due to high customer demand.
For all the strings we have playtested and introduced through the years, none offers the unique playing characteristics of the TurboTwist. It is truly exceptional, extraordinary and without any peer in the world of string products. Our customers agree and refuse to stop raving about this fantastic product.
What makes it unique? Well it is constructed out of a poly-based blend of elements and chemicals that are coaxially twisted. It is heated, cooled, reheated through a complex and patented manufacturing process. It uses a special blend of chemical additives unique to only WeissCANNON, meaning knock-offs will be hard pressed to ever replicate the performance. And what a performance it is. While it is not unusual to receive email messages from customers who have been delighted to discover some of the string products we offer, none has generated as much insanely positive feedback, as quickly as the TurboTwist.
So, we ask again in a rhetorical kind of way, what are the characteristics that make it so unique? It is in the poly-based family, but it is a rebel. The level of comfort, the power level and the feel will make the user swear s/he is hitting with a crisp synthetic. In fact, because of the high level of elasticity, the manufacturer suggests stringing at the same tension as multis. No need to drop tension like you do with firmer poly-based strings. These strings, like natural gut, need a bit higher tension in order to tame the inherent power.
Even though the feedback you receive will make you think you are hitting with a synthetic, properly strung you are going to realize the control you get with a poly-based string. It truly is remarkable. The spin potential with this string, in a full stringbed setup, is as good or better than any. You will be hard-pressed to find a more spin friendly setup.
As an added bonus, over the past 4 months we have found the longevity of the string, (the amount of time it holds playing properties), has exceeded reasonable expectations. In fact we pulled out a racquet orginally strung with it in mid April (5 months ago) and won a league tennis match last week. The racquet played great. When we got back to the shop and measured the stringbed stiffness, we were shocked to see it was still locked in at a DT reading of 38. A representive loss of 12 – 13% which has locked in after approx. 3 hours of play. This string does experience an initial tension loss on par with most synthetics, but after the initial loss, it locks in and holds properties for a prolonged period of time. In terms of durability, it is poly-based string like performance all the way.
The TurboTwist is an entirely new breed of string animal. It does not fit into the poly-based string kingdom, nor does it fit into the world of synthetics. Rather it is a class of it’s own. In a word, it is INIMITABLE.
A new gauge, 1.24mm will soon be available to compliment the current 1.18mm version. If the characteristics of this string sound appealing to you, we encourage you to give it a playtest and experience the completely unique sensation for yourself.