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peters1612
registered registered 7 ratings Residence: Great Britain male 1993-11-05
male tournament player national level
offensive baseline game
Current racquet Head YouTek IG Prestige Mid (MS, 18/20)
Regional level player, 2nd full year of mens competition now 20. Playing British Tour events at the moment and soon to be competing across Europe in the summer. I practice 20 hours plus a week, in singles i am an offensive base line player but occasionally approach the net.
In doubles I serve and volley almost every point without exception. With this in mind i get a good feel of strings in both singles and doubles play, performing all kind of shots. E.g. ground strokes, serve, volleys, half volleys etc...
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Date 2012-08-13
String Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125 16L
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/53 lbs Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six-One 95 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (20 hrs.)
Played on hard courts in 25°C plus heat every time. Used to play full competitive matches. New balls every couple of hours. Was lovely to play with, strings did move slightly though.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
MSV Focus-HEX 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Such a unique string, possibly one of the best strings I have ever used! Will become my new standard string! A very comfortable string on the arm, lovely feel on volleys. Brilliant power and spin off groundstrokes and serves as well. Only problem for me was the lack of durability, lasted me about 20 hours. Not as good as MSV or RPM Blast in durability.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, spongy, unique
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Date 2012-04-18
String Ytex Quadro Twist Black 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
58/54 lbs Babolat Pure Storm Tour GT (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Played on hard acrylic court in dry, medium temperature environment. Played with new balls every time I hit with it. Lovely amounts of spin off shots, not quite as much as other strings though. Very comfortable to play with, but a real lack of feel on shots requiring delicacy. But not a lot of power in the strings, might be ok if your especially good at creating your own.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
MSV Focus-HEX 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
I would still rather play with the MSV instead of the Ytex, but the Ytex was good in some categories such as durability and comfort. It lasted quite well for such a textured polyester and it was extremely comfortable for the arm. I would still prefer the MSV though.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, crispy, rough
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Date 2012-03-20
String Solinco Tour Bite 16L
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
58/54 lbs Babolat Pure Storm Tour GT (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Played on clay in Spain for 3 weeks, broke one set and was on the second but I was hitting about 4-5 hours a day. The balls were kicking up so much with this string! Would recommend to anyone trying to add a little bit more spin to their game and especially nice for a slice or topsin second serve.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
I preferred this compared to the Luxilon Big Banger. Solinco Tour Bite gives you so much bite on the ball! Not quite as powerful as the Big Banger but nicer on the arm, lovely for volleys and doubles play. Thoroughly enjoyed playing with it.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives lively, explosive, crispy, precise
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Date 2012-02-17
String Tyger Rebound 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/54 lbs Babolat Pure Storm Tour GT 2011 (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Babolat RPM Blast
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Tyger Rebound is a great string for its price, but I would say RPM Blast is a better string overall, it just costs a lot more.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives resilient, explosive, solid
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Date 2012-02-10
String Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 17
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/54 lbs Babolat Pure Storm Tour GT (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Overall a nice string, but I would recommend using it as mains in a hybrid with a natural gut or a synthetic gut as crosses. If used all through the racket could lead to arm problems. When freshly strung, the ball was nice to hit, felt good on the racket and my kick serves had a bit extra on them than normal. But if you're not a frequent string breaker this string will soon start to lose its tension and become harder on the arm to hit through the ball.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
Babolat RPM Blast
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives resilient, lively
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Date 2012-02-08
String Signum Pro Plasma HEXtreme/Poly Plasma 1.25/1.18
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
56/54 lbs Babolat Pure Storm Tour GT (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Babolat RPM Blast
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Rough 16L
StringAdjectives crispy, precise, rough
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Date 2012-02-08
String Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
60/61 lbs Babolat Pure Storm Tour GT (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
When first strung feels really good, especially at higher tensions in a racket with a headsize above 95 square inches. Great pop on the forehand, and great for getting that bit of extra power on a flat serve.
The only possible problem is that it is so durable that you might have to cut it out!
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Tecnifibre Black Code 1.24
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives explosive, solid, crispy
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