I have created the first part of my Tecnifibre TRIAX string review and you can find the video below. Part 2 to come!
I have played with the Triax string for about four and a half hours and I’ve really enjoyed it. I am testing the 1.38 gauge (which should be the most durable thickness in the line) in my Babolat Soft Drive and it’s started to fray a bit in the center of the string bed. I still don’t feel a loss of control, but it might break after a couple more hours of play. That is why I am doing this Tecnifibre Triax String Review in two parts.
So far so good, that’s how I would summarize this first part of the review. I really enjoy the feel of this string. It’s quite firm for a multifilament, but that is to be expected as it is supposed to be a hybrid between a multi and a poly string. I like a lot of control for my open-patterned and customized Soft Drives and I’ve not struggled with the Triax in that respect. I also find the spin potential to be pretty good for a non-poly. It’s not going to rival a string like Tecnifibre Razor Code, but definitely good enough for my game.
Tecnifibre Triax String – Pros and Cons
I can’t give a full review after only a few hours of testing, but I wanted to be early in giving you my first impressions. I know people have been waiting for this string. Many club players suffer from arm issues, perhaps due to playing with a stiff bed of polyester string. Most of the racquets I string are Babolat Pure Aero’s with RPM Blast 1.30 gauge at around 55 lbs / 25 kg. Why? Because Rafael Nadal endorses it. (He actually uses the first edition of the Aero Pro Drive, but you might know this already. Most club players would be fine using a multifilament string or softer polyester, but there is a lot of misinformation about strings out there.
So a string that combines the durability and the control of a polyester string, while being better for your arm sounds pretty good, right? I think it does and although Tecnifibre Triax might not be a revolutionary string, it sure is a nice string to play with. I can’t talk about durability yet, that part will come later.
+ Stiffer for more control
+ More spin-friendly than other multis
– Durability for hard hitters (this remains to be seen, but likely)
– Costly (one set is €18 and a reel almost €300 on Tennis Warehouse Europe for example)
I will measure durability and update this post. I am really trying to push this string by using in an open pattern and hitting hard and with spin to see if it starts moving, but for now, it seems to be snapping back into place, which greatly helps the spin potential.
Let me know what you think of the Tecnifibre Triax string!