COMPARE TIER ONE to Competitors.

USRSA Comparison Chart:
Tier One Sports:
  • Black Knight 17g (1.23mm): String Stiffness: 197 (lbs/in), Tension Loss: 15.39 (lbs) 
  • Ghost Wire 17g (1.22mm): String Stiffness: 181 (lbs/in), Tension Loss: 14.77 (lbs)
String Competitors:
  • Babolat RPM Blast 1.26mm: Stiffness: 273 (lbs/in), Tension Loss: 17.13 (lbs)
  • Luxilon Alu Power 1.25mm: Stiffness: 242 (lbs/in), Tension Loss: 17.13 (lbs)
  • Head Lynx Edge 1.25mm: Stiffness: 181 (lbs/in), Tension Loss: 21.59 (lbs
  • Yonex Poly Tour Spin 1.25mm: Stiffness: 212 (lbs/in), Tension Loss: 15.41(lbs)
  • Tecnifibre Black Code 4 1.22mm: Stiffness: 199 (lbs/in), Tension Loss: 17.42 (lbs)
  • MSV Focus-Hex 1.27mm: Stiffness: 220 (lbs/in), Tension Loss: 16.45 (lbs)
  • Luxilon 4g 1.24mm: Stiffness: 249 (lbs/in), Tension Loss: 13.30 (lbs)

 

String Basics

Tier One Sports currently offers 2 type of strings: Co-polyester and multifilament.

Co-Polyester strings:

The following are general guidelines of why a player would or would not choose to play with co-polyester strings.

Advantage:
  • Better access to spin
  • More ball control
  • Increased string durability
Disadvantage:
  • Not as arm-friendly. (if you have a history of arm pain, please note that co-polyester strings can affect your arm negatively! Also, if you are below the age of 13 and above the age of 65 and have no prior experience playing co-polyester strings please consult with your coach or racquet technician to find out if this type of string is right for you)
  • Less power
  • Less tension stability
  • Less feel

Multifilament strings:

The following are general guidelines of why a player would or would not choose to play with multifilament strings.

Advantage:
  • Arm-friendly
  • Great feel
  • Usually provides more power
  • Usually offers higher tension stability
Disadvantage:
  • Less access to spin
  • In general less control
  • Less durability