Solinco Tour Bite String Review

Solinco Tour Bite String Review

Solinco has become one of the most popular brands on the string market and their best-seller is the square-shaped spin machine, Solinco Tour Bite. Here is my Solinco Tour Bite string review that deals with both Tour Bite and Tour Bite Soft strings.

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For this review, I tested Solinco Tour Bite in both a HEAD pro stock TGT 293.2 (IG Prestige MP mold) and the Wilson Clash Tour . In a more control-oriented string bed, I string it at 22 kg and in the 100 sq inches of the Clash, I went for 25 kg for better control. I have tested Solinco Tour Bite Soft in several different racquets, but prefer it in a slightly tighter string bed. It played great in my HEAD Graphene 360 Radical Pro for example.

Solinco Tour Bite String Review – How does it play?

Solinco Tour Bite String Review

Solinco Tour Bite is a firm poly for players looking for control and spin. If you struggle to generate your own pace or suffer from some kind of elbow/wrist concern, it is not the string for you. But if you are an advanced player who likes to swing hard but still retain good control, the Solinco Tour Bite is one of the best strings on the market.

Personally, I like firm and controlled strings so the Tour Bite works great for me. I liked it both in the Clash Tour and the HEAD pro stock I was testing it in. The low stiffness of the Clash and the firmness of the Tour Bite string is simply an excellent combo that makes you feel connected on every shot. Also, Tour Bite has above average durability for shaped poly strings and with a string-breaker such as the Clash racquet, it still played okay after the 8-hour mark.

In the more controlled Prestige racquet, you definitely need to string it lower to open up better power and feel. At 22 kg, I felt like I could place the ball on a dime and I could see why the pro player I was hitting with uses it as his go-to setup. Even with the tighter 18×20 pattern, the ball gets some decent spin thanks to the shape of the Tour Bite string.

Durability is slightly above average for a poly string. Stiffer strings tend to last longer and Solinco Tour Bite is definitely crisp enough to remain playable in your racquet for around 10-12 hours. This all depends on how hard you hit, how much spin you put on the ball and how open the string pattern on your racquet is.

Solinco Tour Bite String Review – Solinco Tour Bite Soft

Solinco Tour Bite String Review

If you think that the regular Solinco Tour Bite might be too firm for you, you can always try Solinco Tour Bite Soft, which is a far more comfortable and slightly more powerful string. It does not have quite the durability of the original Tour Bite, but it gives you good spin and control and a far more comfortable response.

Solinco Tour Bite Soft is a perfect string in a crisper, control-oriented racquet such as the HEAD Graphene 360 Radical Pro I reviewed last week. It gave the racquet some extra pop and comfort that I thought it needed and still retained the control that I really appreciated about the racquet. I could string it low and get a nice arch on the ball with consistent delivery.

I think the Solinco Tour Bite Soft is a great choice for players looking for a control-oriented string that is more gentle on the arm than firmer polys.

The durability depends on the racquet, the conditions, how hard and with how much spin you hit. I would say Solinco Tour Bite Soft is not the most durable and plays kind of like a multifilament string when it comes to tension maintenance.

Solinco Tour Bite String Review – Summary

Solinco Tour Bite String Review

Solinco create some of my favorite strings. I previously reviewed Solinco Hyper-G very positively and this time I am happy to have written about both Solinco Tour Bite and Solinco Tour Bite Soft. Tour Bite is a great choice for the more advanced player looking for spin and control, while Tour Bite Soft is the more comfortable but less durable option. I would say Tour Bite Soft has a large audience from intermediate to advanced players.

My choice of string depends a lot on the racquet, but in the Wilson Clash Tour I really appreciated the control and spin that Solinco Tour Bite gave me. Simply a top string!

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Hi Jonas, between Solinco tour bite soft and Volkl Cyclone tour, would yo say they are similar?

Hi Lucas, I think you get more control with the Tour Bite and that is why I prefer it. But you do get more power with the Cyclone Tour.

Hi! Could you do a review of angell hallo 2 string? It would be nice! Hugs

I’ve been using Tour bite in the crosses with HDX Tour in the mains on a Wilson Ultra Tour at about 51Lbs. I have to beg the stringer carefully distribute the crosses so as to avoid notching the mains. If Solinco could engineer a hybrid setup with Tour Bite, that would be great.

There is a Tour Bite + Vanquish Hybrid out there! :)

Hi Jonas, I discovered your blog while I was looking for news on the new Radical Pro. I had the chance to test it for 3 days, and it definitely became my racquet! I came from a Speed ??Pro Graphene 360 ??but with Radical I felt more at ease, and I gained in power with less effort, and without losing anything in control.

Curiosity on the strings that you recommend: the Tour Bite Soft with what caliber? 1.20 or 1.25?

Hi Jonas. Love your content! I play with RS Lyon 1.25 in Blade 98 18×20. If I want same feel but more spin, should I try TB Soft 1.25 or TB in thinner gauge?

Hi, Yes, try it in 1.20 and you will feel a difference! Cheers / J

Hi Jonas, I very much appreciate your reviews ? After reading your review I bought the Wilson Ultra Tour. Would you recommend the Tour Bite Soft for the Wilson Ultra Tour?

Hi Stephan, Thanks! Yes, the Tour Bite Soft would be a good choice for the Ultra Tour!

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I tried for the first time the Radical Pro with Head Lynx 1.25 strings: excellent feedback, great power (without too much effort as instead the Speed ??Pro required me) combined with control and a good spin. Then try your setup – Solinco Tour Bite Soft – but at 1.25 and not 1.20 as you suggest now. And compared to the Lynx the racquet seemed to me, as it were, more dull, less reactive and less powerful. They are only subjective sensations that depend on my tennis, or instead to go from 1.25 to 1.20 would fill the differences I felt with the Lynx?

PS: it must be said that with the Lynx I felt a little discomfort in my arm, perhaps it made me feel all the rigidity of my racquet …

I think you will feel a difference with a different gauge of string. You have to experiment a bit and see what works for you. The best way to mute vibrations from a racquet is by using a stiff and heavy racquet with a low string tension.

Thanks for the answer … Following the hypothesis of experimenting, how do you see the Solinco Hyper G? Still on the new Radical Pro of course. And possibly what gauge? I am also tempted to try Head Velocity to gain in power and comfort…

Love Hyper-G. Try it in 1.20 gauge.

Jonas, Love your reviews. Thanks for doing them. Just finished testing the Wilson Clash Tour from TW and believe I am ready to go with it. The demo had Luxilon 4G at 51 lb. When I called them yesterday, they recommended the new Technifibre Ice Code White -16g. Do you know anything about this string and how it might compare to the Tourbite and Tourbite Soft?

Thanks a lot! I have heard good things about Ice Code White and one of my tennis friends are doing a review for Tennisnerd as we speak. I haven’t tested it myself so can’t really comment on the playability, but seems like a good string!

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Solinco Tour Bite 16L Tennis String Review

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Solinco tells us that Tour Bite is a newly developed, high-performance, and versatile monofilament co-polyester string designed to generate extreme power, and intense spin and bite.

According to Solinco, Tour Bite uses an innovative, proprietary composite formula of high-tech polyester resin compounded with new, performance enhancing additives. The distinct composition and make-up of Solinco's co-polyester strings provide the basis for their unique feel and playing characteristics.

Solinco says its co-polyester strings use the most innovative and cutting-edge engineering procedures that involve the mastering of three or more separate heating and cooling stages. Each distinct stage is carefully executed at specifically designed temperatures, durations, and with specialized extrusion techniques and molds to improve specific playing characteristics of each string. Solinco even matches the material with the shape of the string for maximum performance.

Solinco tells us its strings are quickly gaining popularity. Solinco is the official string of the 2005 NCAA Champion UCLA Men's Tennis Team, the 2006 NCAA Champion Pepperdine Men's Tennis Team, Virginia Tech Men's Tennis Team, and East Tennessee State University. Touring pros such as Kevin Kim, Lester Cook, Cecil Mamiit, and Leonardo Tavares have also adopted Solinco.

It is recommended for competitive and performance-focused players demanding the absolute highest levels of spin, bite, power, and control.

Tour Bite is available in 16, 16L, 17, and 18 gauges in silver only. It is priced from $11.50 for 40-foot sets, $155 for 656-foot reels. For more information or to order, email Solinco sales at [email protected], or visit solincosports.com.

We tested both the 17 and 18 gauges of Tour Bite. The coils measured 40 feet. We recorded stringbed stiffness immediately after stringing at 60 pounds in a Wilson Pro Staff 6.1 95 (16 x 18 pattern) on a constant-pull machine. We remeasured after 24 hours (no playing) for tension loss, as shown in the table. Our control string, Prince Synthetic Gut Original Gold 16, measured 78 RDC units immediately after stringing and 71 RDC units after 24 hours, representing a 9 percent tension loss.

The string was tested for five weeks by USRSA playtesters with NTRP ratings from 3.5 to 6.0. These are blind tests, with playtesters receiving unmarked strings in unmarked packages. We did advise playtesters to reduce tension by 7-12 percent compared to nylon, as recommended by Solinco.

Tour Bite seems more ornery to handle than other polys, but only a little. We had more problems weaving the last crosses than we did with coil memory.

On the court

Solinco made it a good day to be a USRSA string tester. Tour Bite 17 finished with an incredible seven ratings of well above average in Playability, Durability, Power, Control, Spin Potential, Tension Retention, and Resistance to Movement. Of these, the results for Spin Potential make Tour Bite 17 the best string we've ever tested for Spin Potential. To back that up, Tour Bite 17 also came in 13th best in the Power category and 15th best for Resistance to Movement. The overall score for Tour Bite 17 was well above average.

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Solinco Tour Bite 19 review

Solinco Tour Bite tennis string playtest reivew

I was fortunate enough to receive a couple of sets of Solinco Tour Bite 19 to review. I have heard a lot of positive feedback about this poly tennis string, so you can imagine I was pumped for the opportunity to hit with it. Because the Solinco Tour Bite I got was a 19 gauge string (very thin), I figured I would only get a few hours of play before they snapped.

Stringing Solinco Tour Bite 19

I spent a little time looking at the tie-off holes grommets of my Donnay tennis racquet, just to identify any grommets that might have been widened from stringing. Because the Solinco Tour Bite was so thin, I was afraid that I might pull the knots through the grommet; I opted for a bulkier knot for extra measure.

Stringing this thin polyester was extremely easy and quick. I didn’t really have any issues during the installation process. Solinco suggested that I string -4 lbs than I normally do; however, I already string in the mid 40’s, so it really wasn’t necessary to drop my reference tension below that. I went with 44 pounds. Weaving was a breeze and everything was in order. The silver string looked pretty solid in my stick, I was anxious to get out on court to give it full ride.

Hitting with Solinco Tour Bite 19

Upon warming up with the strings, I recognized fairly quickly that this tennis string was going to be something that was going to perform exactly how I expected it to. During my warm-up (short court), I could feel the bite (hence the name) on the ball and how crisp the strings felt during impact. I kinda hurried through my warm-up so I could get full speed groundstrokes going as quickly as possible.

As soon as I was able to take full swings, the Solinco Tour Bite started to show me exactly why there is so much hype built around this string. Solinco Tour Bite is simply awesome. Nearly every shot that I hit was an absolute pleasure. 95% of my forehands were explosive with pace and spin. I would have to say that my forehand was the favorite with this string, the ball pocketed well and I could get comfortable pace with this thin poly. The spin was a plenty, lots of kick on my groundstrokes. My slices were lethal as they would stay very low over the net and skidding upon contact. Dropshots were extremely effective as the ball would “stop on a dime” and spin back a few feet.

Flattening out was not really something that I focused on, I had so much fun and success with the spin that there was no real need to hit flat. Though, when I did find the time to hit flat, the string proved that it could handle it and give me with the power that I needed to hit deep in the court!

As much as the spin production that the strings provided, I also want to point out to you that this string offers an ample amount of control and power. Even with the thin gauge, the strings allowed me to get the ball where I needed it with little resistance. Down the line or cross court, all I had to do was hit the ball well enough to get the strings on the ball and the ball would go where intended. Finding a string that offers this combination of power, spin, and control is hard to come by, especially when going with a full bed of polyester.

I did enjoy serving with Solico Tour Bite. The strings offer plenty of pop and spin so hitting my spots was easy. Hitting out with the lively string was sweet; I wouldn’t say that I gained more than a few MPHs’, though I did feel like I was hitting a heavier serve to my opponent. Kick and slice was purely enjoyable, getting the ball to kick up on second serves was fun. It was to the point of hilarity watching my opponent reach way above his shoulders to get to the serve, or watch him stand about 10 feet behind the baseline in an attempt to let the ball drop a bit. There were a few service games where I only hit “second serve speed” kick serves.

As my Solinco Tour Bite review carried on, I did notice that my arm was  a little  sore. I wasn’t in any pain like tennis elbow or that kind of tenderness; I felt that my arm was more muscularly sore than anything else. That must have been from me feeling comfortable with this string and with that comfort, allowing myself to swing out and hit a big ball. I guess you could say that it was  a good sore.

Like I predicted when installing the string, I only got through a few hours of play before I busted a main (I always break the third main from the center). I was fully expecting this because it is very thin. With the sharp edge of the squared string, they cut into each other and notched quickly. The good thing though, was that Solinco Tour Bite held tension rather well up until breakage.

Solinco Tour Bite 19 Conclusion

It’s no wonder that StringForum.net has named Solico Tour Bite as their “Poly Of The Year & Spin String Of The Year” two years running ( 2011 & 2012 ). This is a superb offering from Solinco and there’s a reason for it’s popularity with players like myself, it’s just a great string…hands down.

The only flaw that I found was how quickly the string broke on me, I received two sets and both broke right around three hours. At just under $12, that’s kind of pricey for string life. I would absolutely use this string again and again in a full bed, it’s just that good…though I would opt for 18 or 17L gauge next time.

If you have not already tried Solico Tour Bite, I strongly encourage you to go out and buy a set as soon as you are ready for a restring. You won’t be disappointed.

Solinco Tour Bite has the TennisThis.com stamp of approval.

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Solinco Tour Bite Soft Review

Solinco Tour Bite Soft is a spin-friendly, comfortable co-poly that’s bound to be a breath of fresh air for anyone seeking comfort and spin without compromising too much on control. 

Tour Bite Soft offers its users a more comfortable version of the popular Solinco Tour Bite, but with its square shape, it still offers tons of potential to rip the ball with spin. 

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The modern game is dominated by heavy topspin shots, but with many strings, we have to sacrifice a lot of comfort to get the kind of spin and control we look for.

There are some softer options out there though that manage to offer spin with reasonable levels of comfort, and Solinco Tour Bite Soft is one of them. 

Solinco is well known for great strings such as Solinco Hyper G and they enjoy a great reputation throughout the tennis world.

As performance goes, we really rated the Solinco Hyper-G and we would certainly recommend it to anyone. 

However, for those players who seek a little bit more comfort, Solinco Tour Bite Soft might represent a better option.

Poly strings aren’t known for their comfort, and generally, players are willing to sacrifice in this area to achieve more control and spin, but there are polys out there like Luxilon 4G that seem to be able to offer a little bit of both. 

In order to find out just what the Solinco Tour Bite Soft would give us we strung my Babolat Pure Strike 18 x 20’s up with a couple of different tensions.

The first we strung at a relatively low 42lbs and the second at 52lbs. This gave us a chance to see how Tour Bite Soft performed across a few different tensions. 

6 out of 10

I would say the power levels of Solinco Tour Bite Soft are pretty regular for a poly string.

These strings are generally designed to lean towards control, so you wouldn’t really want your poly string to be scoring an 8 or a 9 out of 10 for power. 

For a player who looks for control as his primary characteristic, the power levels of the Tour Bite Soft were perfect.

The strings allowed for fast, aggressive swings, but it had a little something when you needed it. 

A score of 6 out of 10 is perfect for what the majority of poly players will look for. 

8 out of 10

The upside of a string giving you 6 out of 10 for power is that it’s likely to balance that out by offering lots of control.

Solinco Tour Bite Soft did this nicely and allowed me to hit with great precision and confidence that I was going to get the ball in court. 

If you’re an advanced player with big swings then it’s important that you have a string that can handle the racket head speed you produce and give you plenty of control.

While there are strings that offer more control than the Tour Bite it still does a very good job in this area. 

Whatever shot I was looking to hit, I felt like I had more than enough control to pull it off.

The confidence Tour Bite Soft gave me to go for my shots earned it an 8 out of 10 for control. 

6.5 out of 10

Solinco Tour Bite Soft offered reasonable feel without particularly wowing me.

The strings have a fairly elastic feel to them, which is probably something that helps them when it comes to comfort, but I did find it difficult finding my range on touch shots. 

I find feel is just one of those things you adapt to the more you play with a string, so it’s not something that would worry me, but I wouldn’t say this is Tour Bite Soft’s strongest area. 

A 6.5 out of 10 for feel. 

The shape of these strings means it’s really easy to grip the ball and get lots of spin.

I don’t think they are quite as spin-friendly as the original Solinco Tour Bite but they will certainly have more than enough spin-potential for the majority of players. 

I normally struggle to generate as much topspin as I would like off my backhand side, but I found I was getting a really nice flightpath with the Tour Bite Soft .

When I wanted to mix in the slice, I also had nice control and was able to keep the ball low and get it skidding off the court. 

Once again, I would probably say the spin levels are pretty much what you would expect from a poly string.

They’re not right at the top when it comes to spin-potential, but they’re not near the bottom either. 

7.5 out of 10

One area where Tour Bite Soft is right near the top for Poly strings is comfort.

You’re never going to find a poly string that makes your arm feel like its hitting ping pong balls, but Tour Bite Soft does go along way to combining performance and comfort. 

The elasticity of the strings gives you a nice cushioning effect that makes hitting the ball much less stressful for the joints than some of the stiffer polys. 

7.5 out of 10 for comfort is a great score for a poly. 

This is probably the main area where I was a little bit disappointed with Solinco Tour Bite Soft .

It didn’t take too long until the strings felt like they went a bit dead, causing it to lose some feel.

It’s normal that strings lose a bit of tension as you play with them, but I just felt like the dropoff happened quite quickly with Tour Bite Soft. 

This, coupled with the fact that they don’t last as long as some of the stiffer polys led to a score of 6.5 out of 10 for durability.

Again, I wouldn’t say it’s a massive issue, but it is something to bear in mind. 

This string is going to appeal to players who are looking for comfort and spin.

It’s got the kind of control you would associate with a poly string, but it’s the comfort that makes it stand out. 

There are sacrifices that you make to achieve this level of comfort from a poly though, and I do think Solinco Tour Bite Soft is slightly lacking when it comes to feel and durability.

The durability, in particular will be difficult to come to terms with for players who expect to get a lot of playing time out of their strings. 

All in all, I’d say this string is well worth looking at if you are particularly concerned with adding a little more comfort to your string setup.

Overall, it’s a solid poly, but it does have its weaknesses. 

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Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel Review

If you’re looking to take your tennis game to the next level, look no further than the Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel. This award-winning co-polyester string not only provides superior power, but also incredible spin. With SOLINCO’s proprietary formula, you can expect excellent feel and tension maintenance every time you step on the court. The shaped profile of this string creates a lively string bed, boosting your spin potential with every shot. Available in 7 gauges, players at all levels can fine tune their setup to suit their individual style of play. It’s no wonder that this string is the #1 choice in US college tennis and is used by Grand Slam, NCAA, and Junior Champions. Upgrade your game with the Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel.

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Why Consider This Product?

When it comes to tennis, having the right equipment can make a significant difference in your game. That’s why you should consider the Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel. This award-winning co-polyester string is designed to give you superior power and spin, giving you a competitive edge on the court.

One of the standout features of the Solinco Tour Bite is its proprietary formula. This formula offers excellent feel and tension maintenance, ensuring that your strings perform at their best throughout your entire match. This means you can play with confidence, knowing that your strings will maintain their tension and provide consistent power and spin.

Another great feature of the Solinco Tour Bite is its shaped profile . This profile creates a lively string bed that enhances the spin potential of your shots. With this string, you’ll be able to generate more topspin, allowing you to hit shots that dive sharply downward when they cross the net. This can be a game-changer, as it gives you the ability to hit shots that are difficult for your opponent to return.

Furthermore, the Solinco Tour Bite is available in seven different gauges, ranging from 15L to 20. This wide range of options allows players at all levels to fine-tune their setup. Whether you prefer a thicker gauge for extra durability or a thinner gauge for added power and spin, there’s a Solinco Tour Bite string that will suit your playing style.

Features and Benefits

Superior power and spin.

The Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel is specially crafted to provide you with superior power and spin. Its co-polyester composition gives your shots an extra punch, allowing you to hit with more power and accuracy. Additionally, the shaped profile of the string boosts its spin potential, enabling you to generate impressive topspin shots that will leave your opponents scrambling.

Excellent Feel and Tension Maintenance

The proprietary formula used in the construction of the Solinco Tour Bite ensures excellent feel and tension maintenance. This means that you’ll have a precise and consistent response from your strings, no matter how hard you hit the ball. You can trust that the Solinco Tour Bite will retain its tension, allowing you to play with confidence and control.

Lively String Bed

The shaped profile of the Solinco Tour Bite creates a lively string bed, adding even more power and spin to your shots. This responsiveness allows for quick and powerful shot-making, allowing you to take control of the match. With the Solinco Tour Bite, you’ll be able to hit with precision and confidence, knowing that your strings are working with you to deliver optimal performance.

Fine-tune Your Setup

With the Solinco Tour Bite available in seven different gauges, you have the flexibility to fine-tune your setup to suit your playing style. Whether you prefer a thicker gauge for added durability or a thinner gauge for more power and spin, the Solinco Tour Bite has options to help you optimize your game. This customization ensures that you can tailor your string setup to meet your specific needs, giving you the best chance of success on the court.

Preferred by Champions

The Solinco Tour Bite string is the go-to choice for many Grand Slam, NCAA, and Junior Champions. This speaks volumes about its quality and performance. If the best players in the world trust the Solinco Tour Bite to deliver results, then you can have confidence that it will do the same for you. When you choose the Solinco Tour Bite, you’re using a string that has been proven at the highest level of competition.

Long-lasting Durability

One of the key benefits of the Solinco Tour Bite is its durability. This co-polyester string is built to withstand the rigors of competitive play, which means it will last longer than many other strings on the market. With the Solinco Tour Bite, you won’t have to worry about frequent string breaks or replacements. This durability translates to cost savings in the long run, making the Solinco Tour Bite a smart investment for any serious tennis player.

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Product Quality

When it comes to tennis strings, quality is paramount. The Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel delivers on this front with exceptional product quality. Crafted with SOLINCO’s proprietary formula, this string is built to provide a superior playing experience. Every aspect of the string, from its composition to its shape, is designed to optimize power, spin, and durability.

SOLINCO is a renowned brand in the tennis world, known for its commitment to excellence and innovation. The Solinco Tour Bite is a testament to this reputation, offering players a high-quality string option that consistently performs at a top level . With SOLINCO’s expertise and dedication to quality, you can trust that the Solinco Tour Bite will deliver the performance and durability you need on the court.

Not only is the Solinco Tour Bite crafted with precision, but it is also rigorously tested to ensure its reliability and longevity. SOLINCO understands the demands placed on tennis strings and has designed the Tour Bite to withstand the intense and repetitive motions of the game. Whether you’re a recreational player or a seasoned professional, the Solinco Tour Bite is built to last.

The combination of SOLINCO’s proprietary formula, precision manufacturing, and rigorous testing results in a tennis string of exceptional quality. When you choose the Solinco Tour Bite, you’re investing in a product that will enhance your game and provide long-lasting performance.

What It’s Used For

The Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel has a wide range of applications and can be used by players of all skill levels. Whether you’re a recreational player looking to improve your game or a competitive player aiming for championship titles, the Solinco Tour Bite can elevate your performance on the court.

Enhanced Power and Spin

One of the primary reasons players choose the Solinco Tour Bite is to increase their power and spin. The co-polyester composition and shaped profile of the string work together to enhance these aspects of your game. With the Solinco Tour Bite, you’ll be able to hit with more power, allowing you to dictate the pace of the match. Additionally, the enhanced spin potential of the string gives your shots greater control and accuracy, enabling you to hit shots that dip sharply over the net and land deep in the court.

Versatility on Different Court Surfaces

The Solinco Tour Bite is suitable for use on various court surfaces. Whether you play on hard courts, clay courts, or grass courts, this string will deliver consistent performance and durability. This versatility allows you to use the Solinco Tour Bite in different playing conditions without sacrificing quality or effectiveness. No matter where you play, the Solinco Tour Bite will help you unleash your full potential.

Reliable String Tension

Maintaining proper string tension is essential for optimal play. The Solinco Tour Bite excels in this area, thanks to its proprietary formula and precise manufacturing. With this string, you can trust that it will maintain its tension throughout your entire session, providing you with consistent power and control. You won’t have to worry about adjusting your string tension constantly, giving you the peace of mind to focus on your game.

Recovery from Shots

The responsive nature of the Solinco Tour Bite helps in the recovery from shots. When your opponent hits a powerful shot, the string bed absorbs the impact and quickly transfers the energy back into the ball. This rebound effect gives you the ability to recover faster and prepare for your next shot. With the Solinco Tour Bite, you’ll find yourself in a better position to react to your opponent’s shots and maintain offensive momentum.

Durability for Intense Play

Tennis can be a physically demanding sport, with intense rallies and heavy ball impacts. The Solinco Tour Bite is designed to withstand the rigors of on-court play. Its co-polyester composition provides superior durability, ensuring that the string holds up even during the most aggressive rallies. With the Solinco Tour Bite, you can play at your best without worrying about frequent string breaks or loss of tension.

Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel

Product Specifications

To give you a clear overview of the Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel’s specifications, here is a table detailing its important information:

The Solinco Tour Bite is available in seven different gauges, allowing you to choose the thickness that best suits your playing style. The co-polyester composition ensures durability and performance, while the reel length of 660 ft provides ample string for multiple restringing sessions.

Who Needs This

The Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel is suitable for players of all levels who are looking to enhance their power, spin, and control on the court. Whether you’re a beginner seeking to improve your game or an advanced player aiming to reach the highest levels of competition, the Solinco Tour Bite can provide the edge you need.

Recreational players will appreciate the increased power and spin that the Solinco Tour Bite offers. These qualities can elevate your game and make it more enjoyable as you see improved results on the court. With the Solinco Tour Bite, you’ll be able to hit shots with more pace and control, providing you with a greater sense of accomplishment.

Competitive players, particularly those looking to compete at a higher level, can benefit greatly from the performance-enhancing features of the Solinco Tour Bite. The superior power and spin of this string can give you the edge over your opponents, putting you in control of the match. Additionally, the reliability and durability of the Solinco Tour Bite ensure that it can withstand the demands of tournament play and provide consistent performance throughout a season.

Players looking for versatility will also find value in the Solinco Tour Bite. Its compatibility with different court surfaces and playing conditions makes it a versatile choice for players who compete in various settings. Whether you’re playing on hard courts, clay courts, or grass courts, the Solinco Tour Bite will offer the same high-quality performance, giving you the confidence to adapt to different playing conditions.

Pros and Cons

As with any product, the Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel has its pros and cons. Here’s a breakdown of its advantages and disadvantages:

  • Superior power and spin for more impactful shots.
  • Excellent feel and tension maintenance for consistent performance.
  • Shaped profile creates a lively string bed and boosts spin potential.
  • Available in seven gauges, allowing players to fine-tune their setup.
  • Trusted by Grand Slam, NCAA, and Junior Champions.
  • Built to withstand the rigors of intense play, ensuring durability and longevity.
  • May require a break-in period to fully optimize playability.
  • Some players may find the string’s power and spin potential too intense for their playing style.
  • Thinner gauges may be prone to faster wear and string breakage for aggressive players.

While the Solinco Tour Bite offers numerous benefits that can enhance your game, it’s important to consider these potential drawbacks. Ultimately, the decision to invest in the Solinco Tour Bite will depend on your individual playing style and preferences.

FAQ’s

  • What makes the Solinco Tour Bite different from other tennis strings? The Solinco Tour Bite stands out due to its superior power and spin, thanks to its co-polyester composition and shaped profile. Additionally, its proprietary formula ensures excellent feel and tension maintenance.
  • Can I use the Solinco Tour Bite on any tennis racket? Yes, the Solinco Tour Bite is compatible with all tennis rackets. Regardless of the brand or model, you can enjoy the benefits of this high-quality string.
  • How often should I restring my tennis racket with the Solinco Tour Bite? The frequency of restringing depends on several factors, such as how frequently you play and your personal preference. However, it is generally recommended to restring your racket every 2-3 months or after 40-50 hours of play.
  • Is the Solinco Tour Bite suitable for players of all skill levels? Yes, the Solinco Tour Bite is designed to benefit players of all skill levels. Whether you’re a recreational player or a seasoned professional, this string can enhance your power, spin, and control on the court.
  • Can I combine the Solinco Tour Bite with other strings? While it is possible to use the Solinco Tour Bite in a hybrid setup with other strings, it is generally recommended to use it as a full bed for optimal performance. Experimentation with different string setups may be required to find the combination that best suits your playing style.

Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel

What Customers Are Saying

Customers who have tried the Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel have expressed their satisfaction with its performance and quality. Here are some testimonials from real users:

  • “I’ve been using the Solinco Tour Bite for years, and it has completely transformed my game. The extra power and spin I can generate with this string make a huge difference in my match results.” – John S.
  • “I was initially skeptical about trying a co-polyester string, but the Solinco Tour Bite blew me away. The feel and control it provides are unmatched, and I love how durable it is.” – Sarah L.
  • “As a competitive player, I rely on my equipment to perform at the highest level. The Solinco Tour Bite has never let me down. It delivers the power and spin I need to dominate on the court.” – Mark T.

These testimonials reflect the positive experiences of players who have chosen the Solinco Tour Bite. Their comments highlight the string’s ability to improve power, spin, and overall performance on the court.

Overall Value

Considering the numerous benefits and features provided by the Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel, it offers exceptional value for players who want to take their game to the next level. Its superior power and spin potential, along with its excellent feel and tension maintenance, make it a top choice in the tennis string market.

Furthermore, the Solinco Tour Bite’s versatility on different court surfaces and its renowned durability further contribute to its overall value. This string is built to last, giving you peace of mind during intense matches and saving you money in the long run.

Finally, the Solinco Tour Bite’s endorsement by Grand Slam, NCAA, and Junior Champions adds a layer of credibility and confidence to its value. Knowing that top-level players trust and rely on this string underscores its ability to deliver winning performance.

For players who are serious about their game and are looking to maximize their potential, the Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel is an investment that will pay off in improved power, spin, and control on the court.

Tips and Tricks for Best Results

To get the most out of your Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel, here are some tips and tricks to follow:

  • Follow the recommended string tension: Each gauge of the Solinco Tour Bite has a recommended tension range. It is important to adhere to these recommendations to achieve the desired performance. Make sure to consult the stringing instructions or seek advice from a professional stringer to ensure optimal string tension.
  • Give the string a break-in period: The Solinco Tour Bite may require a short break-in period to reach its optimal playability. Play a few practice sessions or hit with the string for several hours to allow it to settle and provide you with the desired power, spin, and control.
  • Experiment with hybrid setups: While the Solinco Tour Bite performs exceptionally as a full bed, some players may choose to experiment with hybrid setups, combining it with other strings. This can be done to customize the feel and performance to better suit individual preferences. However, keep in mind that finding the right combination may require some trial and error.
  • Regularly inspect the string for wear and tear: Periodically check your strings for signs of wear and tear. Replace any worn-out or damaged strings promptly to maintain optimal playability. Regular string maintenance is essential for maximizing the performance and lifespan of the Solinco Tour Bite.
  • String your racket by a professional: Although it is possible to string your racket yourself, it is highly recommended to have it done by a professional stringer. They have the expertise to achieve the desired tension and ensure a proper stringing job, which will contribute to the overall performance and longevity of the Solinco Tour Bite.

By following these tips and tricks, you can maximize the performance and durability of the Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel, allowing you to make the most out of your investment and achieve optimal results on the court.

Final Thoughts

Product summary.

The Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel is a high-quality co-polyester string designed to provide superior power and spin. Crafted with SOLINCO’s proprietary formula, it offers excellent feel and tension maintenance. The string’s shaped profile enhances its spin potential, while its availability in seven gauges allows players to fine-tune their setup. Trusted by Grand Slam, NCAA, and Junior Champions, the Solinco Tour Bite is a reliable choice for players of all skill levels.

Final Recommendation

When it comes to choosing a tennis string that can deliver power, spin, and control, the Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel is a top contender. Its superior performance and exceptional quality make it an excellent investment for any tennis player looking to elevate their game.

With its wide range of applications, compatibility with different court surfaces, and trusted by champions, the Solinco Tour Bite ensures that you’re equipped with the right tools to succeed on the court. Whether you’re a recreational player or a competitive athlete, this string will provide the power, spin, and durability needed to take your game to new heights.

So, if you’re ready to step up your tennis game and experience the benefits of a top-notch string, choose the Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel, and unleash your full potential on the court!

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What is the best gauge for Solinco Tour Bite?

  • Thread starter Fyrepower
  • Start date Aug 19, 2012
  • Aug 19, 2012

I am planning on getting a set of Solinco Tour bite and was wondering what was the best gauge with the best spin and the tension maintenance.  

Lefty78

Professional

An open-ended question... 16g is best for tension maintenance, 18g is best for spin, so you're going to need to compromise somewhere. The real question is what's best for your game and your racquet. A little more info about your playing style and history, your current string setup and what you're looking to improve/change about it might help.  

I cut out tour bite after a week. There was little tension on the string left (meaning the mains at the cut sprung back about 1cm-1.5cm total after the cut). They played satisfactory that way. I was told that thinner strings hold tension better and that they also give more spin. The tradeoff is that the break easier. Tour bite seems to be a durable string IMO. It can play dead after some time like any other poly.  

It is generally accepted that the trend for tension maintenance in regards to gauge of the string is: the thinner the string, the less tension maintenance. Having tried all of the gauges of tour bite multiple times, The 1.30 mm has the most control and is the most durable. It retains its original playing characteristics and tension the longest. The control decreases, as does the tension maintenance, durability, and time before the decline in playability, as the diameter decreases. The spin and power aspects rise while this happens also. It's not very drastic until the 1.15 gauge. Durability was terrible, but spin was incredible, and pretty much everything clicked. Loads of power for a polyester and more than enough spin to make up for the lack of "hit as hard as you want" control in the higher gauges, 1.30 especially. The sad part was that I broke it in just over an hour. I got 8 hours out of the 1.25 and 12 hours from the 1.30. Basically, if you're playing poly, you can't have the best spin and tension maintenance together. To finally answer your question, The 1.25 and 1.30 maintain tension and playing characteristics better than the other two, and spin is nothing to scoff at either. I almost got too much from the thinner gauges, and there was plenty to be had at the thicker gauges.  

Federerkblade

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  • Aug 20, 2012

i found the 1.25 much stiffer than the 1.30.... bear that in mind  

I agree with Federerkblade. I played with 1.25 for quite a bit and nothing beats TB 1.20. I have since played with 1.20 and I'm not even thinking of going to a thicker gauge. Be warned though, if you hit with a fair amount of pace and top spin, then you'll go thru a full bed of 1.20 in 4 to 6 hours, 8 hours tops (that's what I've found for my game at least) but the playability and feel of the thinner gauge are worth it IMO. Do you string your own or do you rely on a shop?  

the_faceless_player

Their 19G Tour Bite has great feel and spin but seems to lack a bit of power compared to the 17 or 18 I have played before. With the 19, I felt my shots weren't getting as deep into the court as with the thicker gauges.  

DavidNERODease

17g/1.20 for me - but I generally find that 17g is better overall for any poly. The 18g was really good as well but I missed the longer lasting crispness of the 17.  

  • Aug 21, 2012
jxrojas said: I agree with Federerkblade. I played with 1.25 for quite a bit and nothing beats TB 1.20. I have since played with 1.20 and I'm not even thinking of going to a thicker gauge. Be warned though, if you hit with a fair amount of pace and top spin, then you'll go thru a full bed of 1.20 in 4 to 6 hours, 8 hours tops (that's what I've found for my game at least) but the playability and feel of the thinner gauge are worth it IMO. Do you string your own or do you rely on a shop? Click to expand...
Federerkblade said: Is the 1.20 better than 1.30 Click to expand...

I never buy polys bigger than 1.25 unless they're no longer available which is a rarity. The reason being is that polys don't "break" but they lose tension, so I think it best to get the thinner string for the better overall perfomance and feel while also being at the same price - no matter what thickness, they all tend to have the same lifeline before they start to lose tension, or that's my experience at least.  

EasternRocks

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  • Feb 23, 2015
Federerkblade said: i found the 1.25 much stiffer than the 1.30.... bear that in mind Click to expand...

The Big Kahuna

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  • Feb 24, 2015

Stringforum.net ranks all Tour Bite strings for OVERALL performance in this order: http://www.stringforum.net/stringsearch.php?start=0&sorttype=Gesamt&limit=30&minbew=10&details=1&search=Tour%20bite 1) 16 2) 18 3) 17  

  • Feb 25, 2015
The Big Kahuna said: Stringforum.net ranks all Tour Bite strings for OVERALL performance in this order: http://www.stringforum.net/stringsearch.php?start=0&sorttype=Gesamt&limit=30&minbew=10&details=1&search=Tour%20bite 1) 16 2) 18 3) 17 Click to expand...

anubis

16L is my favorite for TB Soft. 16 is too big, 17 has too high of a launch angle.  

anubis said: 16L is my favorite for TB Soft. 16 is too big, 17 has too high of a launch angle. Click to expand...

Bionic Poster

I like 16. Not L, that doesn't last. Not 17, it plays like TIN and needs more tension. Does bite well.  

LeeD said: I like 16. Not L, that doesn't last. Not 17, it plays like TIN and needs more tension. Does bite well. Click to expand...

o0lunatik

I have tried 16L & 17G, but 16G works best for me and is my current favorite poly.  

  • Feb 26, 2015

I may be inclined to see the differences between 16 and 16L for myself and see if the #'s are correct or not.  

  • Mar 10, 2015

16L vs 17 any body?  

  • Mar 14, 2015

I can confirm that after speaking with TW on the phone, the lab results are indeed accurate and that the 16L plays the stiffest out of all the gauges. Must be something in the composition of the string versus the thicker 16 that makes it play more board like.  

  • Mar 17, 2015

Apparently, TB when in the package is thicker than the gauge listed. For example, according to TWU, the 16 gauge is 1.34 out of the package and then 1.30 after being strung. Similarly, RSI shows that the 17 and 18 gauges are thicker out of the package, and get to the 1.20/1.15 mm range after being strung. Keep this in mind people. Thus, a 17/1.20 TB is basically a 16L or 17 (1.25) string in other companies.  

TobyTopspin

I have a few sets of the new 15L guage coming in soon. It should be a fun hit.  

TobyTopspin said: I have a few sets of the new 15L guage coming in soon. It should be a fun hit. Click to expand...

netlets

EasternRocks said: 16L vs 17 any body? Click to expand...
netlets said: I was using 17 for a while and found the tension maintenance to be pretty bad. I would have to cut the strings out too soon - under two weeks. With the 16L I found better tension maintenance and more control with plenty of spin. By far my preference, and I used 17g for about a year until the last 12 months where I switched. Background info since it applies: I have a semi western FH and not as much spin on my BH, but still a good amount of spin. I string at 49lbs with the Babolat Pure Drive Play and am a 5.0 player. Click to expand...

Tennis_monster21

  • Mar 18, 2015

Not trying to kill the tour bite vibe, but I've tried almost every gauge and I have just hated every one. Feels like I'm playing with tin of some sort. Not sure why everyone is so big about these strings but whatever floats your boat, right?  

The key to power, resilientcy, and smoothness is not KIND or GAUGE of tourbite, but your string tension. The tension range seems to be somewhere between 35 and 51 lbs, and no more.  

Nostradamus

Nostradamus

Lefty78 said: An open-ended question... 16g is best for tension maintenance, 18g is best for spin, so you're going to need to compromise somewhere. The real question is what's best for your game and your racquet. A little more info about your playing style and history, your current string setup and what you're looking to improve/change about it might help. Click to expand...
  • Mar 20, 2015
Nostradamus said: i remember trying this long time ago. not sure if i tried 19 G or 18 G. i thought it was little bit too trampoline effect. is this shaped poly ? also i thought it was inferior to Babolat RPM blast.... Click to expand...

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Shhhh, It’s a Secret! Solinco Confidential String Review

Solinco Confidential Tennis String Set

Feel / Comfort

My first few swings with Confidential were incredibly firm and had a dead feeling, similar to Tour Bite. This was pretty shocking to me as my racquet was strung at 47 pounds. I was just about to write off Confidential as another version of Tour Bite, when after about an hour of hitting, the strings seemingly “unlocked” their potential. The feel softened enough to be more comfortable, but still maintained the control that Solinco is known for. Note: Solinco suggests the best tension range to be 45-50 pounds, and if possible, after stringing give the strings a day to settle for a more consistent response.

Power / Spin

Lately, I have gravitated towards lower tensions with polyester strings. I used to be in the low to mid 50 pound range, but now I am more comfortable just under 50 pounds. The main drawback when playing lower tensions is fast tension loss. In my opinion, Confidential separates itself from the multitude of polyester strings because it maintains tension well even on the lower end. Solinco Confidential played more powerful than Tour Bite, and slightly less powerful than Hyper-G. I am happy to report the string’s slightly pentagonal shape produces a solid amount of topspin on groundstrokes, and it was explosive enough that I enjoyed hitting through the court on put-away shots.

Confidential slides against itself well, and despite its fairly-sharp profile, it doesn’t notch prematurely. For my playtest, I sampled the 18g version in a dense 18 x 20 pattern, and even after several hours the performance was striking. After a short break-in period, the play-ability of Confidential lasts longer than the average polyester by a long shot.

I think I found the Solinco string for me! Confidential offers a controlled, and more comfortable response than the famous Tour Bite. Those who thought Hyper-G was too mushy, would really enjoy the middle ground Confidential provides. I had great success with a lower tension, but don’t write off stringing at a higher tension. One of our playtesters, Max Ziegler , strung much tighter and had good results as well.

Max says “It felt really good! The strings felt much softer, pretty comfortable, and not as stiff as Alu Power. Definitely got more depth to my shots with less effort so overall I’d say a bit more powerful than Alu Power. If I would have to compare it I’d probably say it was somewhere in the middle between LXN Smart and Alu Power. I strung it at 55 lbs (2 lbs less than I usually do) in my Wilson Blade 98 CV 18 x 20.”

Chris Virk-Brown echoed positive vibes about Confidential as well.

Chris states “I have played with Solinco Hyper-G and Tour Bite before, so I was very excited to try out Confidential especially given its unique characteristics. Right out the gate I found it to be on the crisp side with very little give, not much free power or spin. However, it didn’t take long for the string bed to settle in and quickly adapt to my game. Over time, the spin and power levels increased allowing me to hit the ball deep into the court, but I found it to start loosing the crisp feel that I enjoyed. Also I loved the sound the ball made when it hit off the string bed. It gives you a nice “pop” sound that makes you feel like you’re a pro. Overall, it was a great co-poly string that I could certainly see myself playing with for years to come. I strung Confidential at 48 lbs in my Wilson Ultra 100 CV Reverse.”

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Solinco Tour Bite 18/1.15 String

Solinco Tour Bite 18/1.15 String

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Solinco Tour Bite is a polyester monofilament that provides excellent control and remarkable spin. This explains why it is extremely popular at the collegiate level. Our testers noticed immediately how well the shaped profile gripped the ball. This is not only a perfect string for players seeking more control and spin, but it also packs a punch for those who favor a heavy ball. Try this thin gauge for more spin!

  • Gauge:  18/1.15mm
  • Length:  40/12.2m
  • Composition:  Co-polyester Monofilament
  • Color:  Silver

String Comparison: Solinco Hyper-G vs. Tour Bite

Similar Strings to Consider

Dunlop Black Widow 18/1.21 String

Other Items to Consider

Solinco Tour Bite 17/1.20 String

Customer Reviews

Previous feedback  .

Comments: I've used the 16, 17, and 18 gauge of the string and I really enjoy the 18 gauge. Prior strings I've used: Wilson Sensation (too soft), TopSpin Blue (dead), and Luxilon (too expensive). This string is half the price of Luxilon and more retention and more bite. I used full bed on my ProStaff 97 Autograph. It's great! From: Sven, 9/25/18

Comments: I tried this string after using the 17 gauge version, and I have to say I much prefer that to the 18. While the 18 gauge version maintains tension well, after a while it started getting stuck out of place, almost like a synthetic gut would do, and started losing that great snapback it once had. Because of this, the playability definitely dropped and I found the spin to have decreased tremendously as well. Would definitely recommend the thicker versions for a more consistent experience. From: Liam, 6/22/18

Comments: I decided to try this string based on my club pro's recommendation. I must say that I like it a lot. I have my Wilson Burn 100LS strung at 45 lbs with it. It is definitely softer and easier on the elbow than most co-polys. After taking a tension measurement in the center strings, there was no drop at all. I will continue to track this on a weekly basis to see if this continues. The price is very right with this string as well. Hopefully, this string will work well with my game. Being an older player, I need all the advantages I can get. From: Mike, 5/15/18

Comments: Excellent spin, control and durability. Currently using Tour Bite 18 mains with Gamma Syn 17 crosses at 61 lbs in a Volkl Tour 8 (NTRP 4.5). I get 4-6 hours out of a set of all Gamma, but strung in hybrid with the Tour Bite gives me 12-15 hours of play and reasonable tension maintenance before the crosses break. Tour Bite is just as good as Luxilon ALU Power rough for me, but cheaper by $6 per set! Highly recommend this string for use in a hybrid setup. From: Jeff, 10/14

Comments: Yes, this is the best string for me so far. I highly recommended it. I have been playing with the Luxilon Timo string which is really good but more expensive. I strung one of my racquets with the Timo the other with Tour Bite and I like the Tour Bite better as it is softer for your arm so you can hit a lot harder and still feel good. From: Tommy, 6/13

Comments: This string is about as durable as stringing my racquet with dental floss. I got one match and 2 practices in before this string broke (more like snapped) - I was shocked! From: John, 5/13

Comments: I played with Tourna Big Hitter Black 7 for a while until it started loosing playability quickly. This string. is superb. They really are heaven strings and have a very soft string bed and tons of bite. Favorite string now for me! From: Kacey, 4/13

Comments: This string in 18 gauge is the best. It is the first full poly I could use in my Pure Drive. The square string gives more topspin than you can imagine. Good for 2 weeks or until you can break it. Mine has been very durable. From: Bill, 1/13

Comments: Good stuff. It's crisp, has good bite, and it lasted okay for 18 gauge, like 4 matches or so. So, I would need at least 17 gauge which has me thinking I have to switch string because I have elbow problems and the 18 gauge meant a little softness, but it broke way too early to consistently play with it, which was to be expected. The look was nice and it just felt like quality stuff. Maybe if I was a high school kid that didn't have arm issues. From: Josh, 10/12

Comments: For me the Tour Bite 18 is a dream. I play with a Head YOUTEK Instinct 18x19. With a tight string pattern, it's nice to have a thin string to really grab the ball. I have tried a few different string combinations Solinco Outlast 18 and Big Hitter Blue Rough 17. This for me is the best. The added bite adds to my confidence on groundstrokes. No problem with stiff feeling. From: Hugh, 4/12

Comments: When first strung the 18g tourbite is great. Excellent bite on the ball and good control factors even for recreational hitting. I found that after a few weeks and extended practice hitting (a few hours at a time) my forehands began to sound and feel flatter and travel farther, though not to my wishes. I am not sure of the properties of of poly strings and tension holding characteristics after repeated whacking. Syn gut or nylon strings may hold up better tension wise for a longer period of time. If restringing costs are not a concern the stuff is great. From: Anon, 4/12

Comments: THE BEST string ever it really bite the ball power control anda lot of spin shows a lot of crisp feeling I use this Solinco tour bite18 on the mains and black magic 17 on the crosses and this is the bestso far. From: Marcos, 2/12

Comments: As in most poly, this is a pretty good all around strings. There are spin power and control. But tension maintenance sucks. It lasts no more than a week and I have to restring them. From: Brian, 2/12

Comments: I've been trying different strings to go with my Babolat AeroPro GT+. Settled on Technifibre X-One Biphase 17 strung at 60lbs and was getting tons of power, but the spin and control were still a bit lacking. Last night I tried a hybrid set-up with Solinco Tour Bite 18 on the mains at 60lbs and X-One Biphase 17 at 58lbs... Wow, what a difference! I had that feeling of knowing the shape and location of the ball right at impact. Outstanding spin, control and the Tour Bite 18 seemed to reduce the power level just enough (or add just enough spin) compared to a full bed of X-One Biphase 17 that I could swing away and know the ball would drop in. A previous reviewer stated loss of bite and tension within hours. I'm hoping to get 15 to 20 hours of play with these strings. From: Tom, 1/12

Comments: This is a follow up to my previous review comparing this string to MSV Focus Hex 17L. The string bed softened up after a good hitting session and felt more comfortable and more similar to Focus Hex, it still felt livelier than Focus Hex, but the spin production of the Tour Bite was starting to drop off at around 3 hours for me. Today, at about 4-5 hours it was starting to go dead. It no longer had that crisp, lively feel, power and spin dropped significantly. I had to swing harder than usual just to get the ball moving at a decent pace, spin was lacking and many shots that I thought would land in sailed long. I ended up having to play "pusher" on forehands to stay consistent. My hitting partner is a 5.0 and my backhand shot is usually faster than his forehand, today my harder backhands were still slightly slower than his forehands, and my volleys had no zip. The strings are not completely dead but feels like it will get there in about another hour or so. Pretty disappointed in this. In comparison, MSV Focus Hex costs less and usually lasts me a good 10-12 hours before suddenly going dead. From: Anon, 1/12

Comments: This string is softer than many other polys but not as soft and comfortable as I would expect, given the very low stiffness rating in TW's string database. I strung up two rackets of the same model at the same tensions, with Polystar Energy in the cross strings for both & compared it side by side to MSV Focus-Hex 17L (by the way, the database shows Tour Bite 18's actual gauge to be 1.18 and Focus Hex 17L's to be 1.19, almost no difference) and found a very slight touch more power and more spin. The differences were very, VERY slight. The bigger difference is feel, as the Tour Bite felt more firm, crisp & lively while MSV Focus Hex felt softer, more comfortable, and seemed to pocket the ball better. You can call me crazy for that last part if you want. I preferred the more comfortable Focus-Hex, as polys that are too stiff cause me occasional slight arm pains. Also Focus Hex is very inexpensive in a reel, less than half the price of a reel of Tour Bite. It is a very good string with good power and very good bite/spin at a medium firmness, and price is okay. From: Anon, 1/12

Comments: Frankly speaking before trying this string, I only go for big names like Luxilon. I was recommended this string because I am looking for more power by remaining the same spin level. Personally I can generate more spin than average players. The problem I need to solve is my ball speed. This is a square shape string and theoretically it can generate more spin than the round shape string, but that is only theoretically speaking. Actually the spin generation from this square shape string is lower than my expectation because I already get used to Luxilon string, I can say this spin generation is lower than most of the Luxilon (regardless of model) with the same thickness. But in terms of power, it is superb. By using this string, my ball is deeper and almost closed to the baseline, my spin dropped (obviously dropped but still same as average players because I can generate more than normal players), speed is at least 15% increased. Personally I believe there is no best or worst string, only having suitable or non-suitable string. If your spin generation is more than average, and look for ball speed in order to give your opponent less response time, then you have to try this string. If you happened to try ISOSPEED black string before, I can tell you this string is just like combining ISOSPEED with Luxilon string. It inherits 75% of the speed and power from ISOSPEED and 75% of the spin generation from Luxilon. From: Zhang, 12/11

Comments: This is the best string I've played with. By far the best for spin, it doesn't reduce power at all. The only problem is that it breaks quickly, as you might expect. From: Bob, South Bend, Indiana, USA. 4/11

Comments: Like it a lot. Much better than any other spin string out there, including barb wire. This string also had good power and control. Very crisp feeling. From: Christopher, Exeter, NH, USA, 10/10

Comments: This is a good string that plays well and really bites the ball. I like it a lot and plan to use it again. From: Antonio, Milan, Italy, 08/10

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Description

A newly developed, high-performance and versatile co-polyester string designed to generate extreme power and intense spin and bite.

Utilizes an innovative, high-powered co-polyester monofilament fiber designed and shaped to generate maximum power while amplifying the spin and bite intensity of the ball.

Specifications

Set: 40ft/12.2m

Reel: 656ft/200m

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  1. Solinco Tour Bite tension

    The Tour Bite seems to offer the best spin according to the String Finder (for a 1.30 gauge). ... But honestly I wouldn't raise tension for Tour Bite that much. It's already pretty stiff. V. vamos_rafa0113 New User. Dec 21, 2014 #10 ... I tried and liked the Solinco Tour Bite 1.30 at 50.7 lbs on my Head Speed MP. The problem is that my balls ...

  2. Tennis Warehouse

    Solinco Tour Bite is a firm co-polyester designed for advanced players who demand the ultimate in control, durability and spin. Boasting a square profile with sharp edges, it is ideal for aggressive topspin players who like to rip the felt off the ball. This explains why Tour Bite has a growing following at the collegiate level, and it also ...

  3. Solinco Tour Bite String Review

    Here is my Solinco Tour Bite string review that deals with both Tour Bite and Tour Bite Soft strings. Solinco Tour Bite is used by a lot of players on the ATP and WTA tours. It is a spin-friendly and control-oriented string that does exactly what it says it does: it gives extra bite and rotations on the ball. I have been using Solinco Tour Bite ...

  4. Solinco Tour Bite: Should I hybrid? What tension?

    Played with 16LTour bit and found it very stiff - stiffer than Lux Alu. I would seriously consider stringing on the lower end of your racket's tension range. IMHO - I wouldn't hybrid it with a multi/synth gut as it would eat through pretty fast. Actually, I find that it doesn't eat through the multi at all.

  5. Tennis Warehouse

    Tour Bite Soft, a co-poly from Solinco, is an offshoot of the original Tour Bite, a shaped spin monster with a well deserved following among advanced players. For our playtest team, Tour Bite Soft definitely lived up to its name. ... The original Tour Bite was a stiff poly, but it had pretty good tension maintenance. Luxilon 4G is the best when ...

  6. Solinco Tour Bite 16L Tennis String Review

    It has definitely lost some tension over the course of the two and-a-half weeks I've used it, but the tension loss doesn't seem drastic at all when compared to a racquet that's been freshly strung at the same tension. Personally, I think Solinco Tour Bite 16L is an excellent string that belongs near the top of the polyester pile—especially ...

  7. String Playtest: Solinco Tour Bite 17, 18

    It is recommended for competitive and performance-focused players demanding the absolute highest levels of spin, bite, power, and control. Tour Bite is available in 16, 16L, 17, and 18 gauges in silver only. It is priced from $11.50 for 40-foot sets, $155 for 656-foot reels. For more information or to order, email Solinco sales at sales ...

  8. Solinco Tour Bite 19 gauge tennis string review

    The good thing though, was that Solinco Tour Bite held tension rather well up until breakage. Solinco Tour Bite 19 Conclusion. It's no wonder that StringForum.net has named Solico Tour Bite as their "Poly Of The Year & Spin String Of The Year" two years running (2011 & 2012). This is a superb offering from Solinco and there's a reason ...

  9. Solinco Tour Bite Soft Review

    Solinco is well known for great strings such as Solinco Hyper G and they enjoy a great reputation throughout the tennis world. As performance goes, we really rated the Solinco Hyper-G and we would certainly recommend it to anyone. However, for those players who seek a little bit more comfort, Solinco Tour Bite Soft might represent a better option.

  10. Solinco Tour Bite Soft Tennis String Review

    The Solinco Tour Bite Soft is a top-quality tennis string that offers exceptional power, spin, and durability. Trusted by professionals and loved by players of all levels, this string will take your game to new heights. With its superior performance and outstanding value, the Solinco Tour Bite Soft is a must-have for any tennis player.

  11. Tour Bite

    A newly developed, high-performance and versatile co-polyester string designed to generate extreme power and intense spin and bite. Utilizes an innovative, high-powered co-polyester monofilament fiber designed and shaped to generate maximum power while amplifying the spin and bite intensity of the ball. Mini-Reel only available in 16, 16L, and ...

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    Solinco Tour Bite is firm and low-powered monofilament. With its surgical control and predictable trajectory, Tour Bite will enable you to execute your most powerful strokes without fear of overhitting. ... Prefer whole string bed and tension lowered, works best in my Pro Staff V. 11s at 50 lbs in the mains and 48 lbs in the crosses. From:Darin ...

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    Test Racquet / Tension Angell TC100 16x19 / 52lbs. Intro Over the last few years, few companies have garnered a stronger reputation in the string market than Solinco. Largely on the back of their tremendously popular Tour Bite offering, Solinco has become a highly awarded manufacturer popular at the recreational and elite levels.

  14. Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel Review

    Upgrade your tennis game with the Solinco Tour Bite Tennis String Reel. Superior power, incredible spin, and excellent tension maintenance. Available in 7 gauges. #1 choice of champions.

  15. What is the best gauge for Solinco Tour Bite?

    It is generally accepted that the trend for tension maintenance in regards to gauge of the string is: the thinner the string, the less tension maintenance. Having tried all of the gauges of tour bite multiple times, The 1.30 mm has the most control and is the most durable. It retains its original playing characteristics and tension the longest.

  16. Shhhh, It's a Secret! Solinco Confidential String Review

    The makers of the popular Tour Bite and Hyper-G tennis strings maintain the pentagonal shape of the latter for spin generation. Tour Bite has many fans out there, and it is definitely a firmer feeling control-oriented polyester. ... Note: Solinco suggests the best tension range to be 45-50 pounds, and if possible, after stringing give the ...

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  18. Tour Bite

    A newly developed, high-performance and versatile co-polyester string designed to generate extreme power and intense spin and bite. Utilizes an innovative, high-powered co-polyester monofilament fiber designed and shaped to generate maximum power while amplifying the spin and bite intensity of the ball.