Combining awesome spin generation with power and durability, Genesis Hexonic 1.18 offers greater spin potential and feel at the cost of some durability compared to the 1.27mm version. This string is a third generation co-polyester based string and now available in Black. Named for the hexagonal cross section, this string features specialized additives designed to improve elasticity, giving the string a softer feel and additional power. Hexonic also undergoes a series of high temperature curing steps for enhanced tension maintenance, ensuring that the unique playing characteristics remain for much of the life of the string. For players seeking a softer playing co-poly string with excellent spin generation and extra power, this string is well suited to baseline players looking for spin and comfort.
Construction: Extruded co-polyester monofilament
Gauge: 1.18 mm (18G)
Length: 12.2 m (40 ft)
For more information on strings, see our following blog posts:
10 Best Soft Co-Poly Strings to Try
4 Main Types of Tennis Strings
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string with pop
just recently purchased this string and compared from the string i use, this string i feel has little more pop. also i have had it for approximately 2 months and still feels poppy. this tells me that it maintains the tension will little loss. i usually use this with a synthetic cross.
Spin and bite!
This string is just like RPM but of course softer and gives even more spin than the RPM. My friend said I my shots were heavier and had good control.
This is an incredible string!
Looking for an alternative to the high-priced polys, I gave this string a try. In a word, AMAZING! After restringing but not mentioning that I had switched to this string, every player commented on the incredible amount of topspin with which my balls were now coming at them, causing balls that looked like they were well on their way out to suddenly drop inside the baseline, and then jumping to above shoulder height! The soft string pocketing the balls AND the bite of the sharp-edged shape are whats behind this. While some string makers boast of their 6, 8, 10, or more sided string shape that can only be seen under a magnifying glass, this strings beveled edges produce sharp corners that can readily be seen and felt as you run your hand across the string bed, taking a bite on the ball that is phenomenal. Scrub marks on the balls where some felt is shaved off when the ball hits the court, much like airplane tires when they hit the runway, gives evidence of the incredible spin.
WOW! Absolutely love it!
This string is amazing. The amount of spin I am able to generate is insane. I have been looking for a poly that comes in a thin gauge like this one for a long time. My hitting partner was commenting on how much more power and spin I have with HEXONIC. Well Genesis has a home run with this one. Must try folks!!
nasty biting string
I strung this 17 gauge at 56lbs. For slicing and cutting the ball, no string that I have used grabs the ball better. I am using the Babalot Pure Drive 2012 and the string had a nice soft feel. Looking back, if I had strung this string in the low 50s, I would have had much better ball pocketing. I will do that on my next stringing.
Meh, They are alright.
I have tried several sets of these in three different rackets. Overall and for the money they are ok compared to other polys. Yes the spin you can generate is on the plus side. I currently have them strung at 54 lbs. in a Babolat Overdrive 110. Was using the more expensive Babolat excel 17 guage. If I have the money, I prefer the Excel muliti over the Genesis Hexonic. I find they do not cause arm or in my case, wrist pain like other polys can. The feel of these strings are not the best. They do go dead after only 4 or 5 hours of hitting, so I change mine out after that. The Excel while more expensive, last twice as long if not longer.
Super worth for $$, sick feel as brushing.
Super worth it for $!!, sick feel as brushing, generates insane amount of spins!!
Great spin-friendly string
Excellent spin with this string.. Plays very good in all aspects
Hexonic Black 18L
I had great hopes for this string with its unusual shape. It did give me more bite for spin but the smaller gauge made the ball sail long. It is a string you will have to make small adjustments to your game in order to use unless you have perfect mechanics and timing. I am a 4.5 player almost ready to advance to the 5.0 level. I strung this at 58 lbs and I also strung it at 63 lbs maximum tension of my racket. I could control it better at 63 lbs but lost feel and it really felt like a board. At 58 lbs, I couldnt keep my serve in the box that is me not being able to adjust to the smaller gauge more than the string but it still felt stiff. I adjusted well to the ground strokes at both tensions but the string was still very stiff. After practicing my normal 3 hours, my shoulder and elbow were actually sore. I am in my late 40s so it is not unusual to be sore, but this was excessive. I suggest this string for advanced players but not for players who are still learning mechanics.
Hexonic is as good as advertised!
After a bad string job I bought two racquets off Ebay that were strung with an unknown co-poly string that I fell in love with. So I went on a search for a new string and tried Hexonic. It is a great string. The key is to string it at the right tension. Co-polys play much tighter than old fashioned synthetic gut so they must be strung looser, much looser 30 - 40 lbs. I found that stringing 42 - 44 lbs is comparable to 54 - 58 lbs of traditional nylon. String Hexonic lower and youll leave you opponents shaking their heads and your arm feeling good!