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schaub24de
registered registered 16 ratings Residence: Germany male 1975-06-26
male team player lower league
hard strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Current racquet Wilson BLX Six-One 95 18x20 (MP, 18/20)
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Date 2014-04-24
String Solinco Tour Bite Soft 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/55 lbs Wilson BLX Six-One 95 18x20 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Similar stringing behavior like Big Banger Alu Power and Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125, all three feel like they contain metallic particles.
The Tour Bite Soft is great in all aspects except tension stability. I was a bit shocked after stringing as I measured a DT of 42 which is quite high for 26/25 kg. Yet the playability was good and the string bed didn't feel particularly stiff.
The DT dropped down to 35 within approx. 10 hours of play.
I liked the Tour Bite Soft even better than the standard Tour Bite. It played similar to the Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125 but provided significantly more spin and control due to the profile.
Suitable for players looking for a powerful and forgiving string.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
My new favorite. While the Alu Power is rather bitchy the Solinco is more tolerant.
Similar string(s): Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125
StringAdjectives comfortable, lively, crispy, precise
Tension Diagram Tension diagram
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Date 2013-04-17
String Yonex Poly Tour Spin 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/53 lbs Wilson nCode nSix-One 95 18x20 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Similar stringing behavior compared to the Alu Power. As if there were metal components in the string. Not as bad as with the Signum Pro Tornado which gets tangled up all the time.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
The Yonex Poly Tour Spin 125 and the Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125 are the best strings I've played so far. They even beat my long time favorite, Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power. The Alu Power plays good when freshly strung but then loses tension quickly. The Yonex PTP 125 feels a bit dull in the beginning but after a few minutes the feel improves. The string shines in a fast game. Incredible power on clean hits, but still controllable at any time. In contrast, the WeissCannon Silverstring for example loses control when you hit very hard. The Yonex feels very solid. Tension stability is unsurpassed. While the Alu Power loses up to 10 DT within a few days, the Yonex maintains its tension for several days and plays good for weeks.
Similar string(s): Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power
StringAdjectives explosive, crispy, precise, dull, rough, innovative, unique
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Date 2012-12-28
String Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125 16L
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/51 lbs Wilson nCode nSix-One 95 18x20 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Initially the string felt a bit dull but after one hour and hitting against a power player the string started to shine with its awesome feel. But if you are not hitting hard, the string will lack power.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Feel was more consistent.
Similar string(s): Luxilon Alu Power, Head Sonic Pro, SPPP, MSV Co-Focus
StringAdjectives comfortable, lively, explosive, solid, crispy, precise, dull, innovative
Tension Diagram Tension diagram
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Date 2012-12-28
String Prince Beast XP 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/53 lbs Wilson nCode nSix-One 95 18x20 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
The string lacks power. I had better power from my wrist with the Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Well balanced string, consistent across a wide tension range.
Similar string(s): Yonex Poly Tour Pro 1.25
StringAdjectives comfortable, solid, precise
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Date 2012-10-01
String Signum Pro Thunderstorm 1.24
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/55 lbs Wilson nCode nSix-One 95 18x20 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Satisfied? not satisfied
Compared to:
MSV Focus-HEX 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): Signum Pro Tornado
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, resilient, spongy, springy
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Date 2010-10-19
String Head Sonic Pro 17
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/55 lbs Head YouTek Radical MP (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Tension stability was excellent. From an initial 39 DT it dropped only down to 37 DT after 8 hours of play. Only the spin could possibly be improved e.g. through a texture.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Babolat Pro Hurricane 1.25
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
For me the Sonic Pro is quite similar to the WeissCannon Silverstring, the Pro Hurricane Tour, and the Big Banger Alu Power. In order of descending power, I would sort the strings like this: WeissCannon Silverstring, Pro Hurricane Tour, Head Sonic Pro, Big Banger Alu Power. The Silverstring provides good power already on slow swings, while the Alu Power requires a heavy swing. It's hard to describe the feel. It's somewhat "chewing gum like". That's the enormous power that is created when you hit exactly in the sweet spot. However this also leads to a higher risk to over hit if you don't hit with topspin. For me the Sonic Pro provides better control than Pro Hurricane Tour and Silverstring.
Similar string(s): Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour
StringAdjectives resilient, flexible, lively, explosive, crispy, precise, unique
Tension Diagram Tension diagram
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Date 2008-09-10
String WeissCANNON Silverstring 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/60 lbs Wilson KSix-One 95 18x20 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (30 hrs.)
I was instantly convinced. This is the most balanced string that I've played so far. It is softer than Big Banger Alu Power, Signum Pro Poly Plasma, and Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour, but crisper than Tecnifibre Pro RedCode and Topspin Cyber Blue. Overall it's similar to the MSV Co-Focus, but provides a nicer feel and more power, but you need some time to be able to control the enormous power via topspin. Although I really liked the feel, I just lacked control. Too many balls went long.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): MSV Co-Focus
StringAdjectives comfortable, lively, explosive, crispy, innovative
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Date 2008-08-02
String Topspin Cyber Blue 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/55 lbs Wilson nCode nSix-One 95 18x20 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (20 hrs.)
For me the Topspin Cyber Blue is the reference for soft, powerful, comfortable co-polyester strings.
The tension maintenance is better than with the Tecnifibre Pro RedCode. The Cyber Blue maintains its characteristics very well even throughout long time frames. The Pro RedCode should be strung a bit higher, but then it loses a lot of its elasticity.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
The Topspin Cyber Blue 1.25 is much softer and provides a more comfortable touch.
Similar string(s): Tecnifibre Pro RedCode
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, resilient, elastic, crispy, unique
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Date 2008-08-02
String Babolat VS Touch 16
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/51 lbs Wilson nCode nSix-One 95 18x20 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (20 hrs.)
Especially the tension stability outperforms all poly strings, but also the touch is yet unsurpassed.
Only the Tecnifibre X-One can get close to this. The Wilson NXT is in a lower league in my opinion.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Wilson NXT
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
If at all, the VS Touch could be compared with the Tecnifibre X-One. Unfortunately this was not available in the list of reference strings. The NXT cannot compete with the VS Touch in any department. The VS Touch is really unique.
Whenever I have arm problems, I switch to this string. Otherwise I prefer co-polys due to their firm and crisp feedback.
Similar string(s): Tecnifibre X-One
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, resilient, flexible, elastic, lively, explosive, stretchy, crispy, rough, unique
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Date 2008-08-02
String Pacific Poly Force 17
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/55 lbs Wilson nCode nSix-One 95 18x20 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (30 hrs.)
Compared to the SPPP, MSV Focus Hex, Oehms Black Pearl, and Topspin Cyber Blue, I think this string is too expensive, but it is on the same level in terms of playing characteristics.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
I found the Pacific Poly Force more comfortable than the Force 17. I do prefer the transparent orange color of the Force 17, but the Poly Force plays much softer and more comfortable.
The Big Banger is more wire-like and less arm-friendly than the Poly Force.
Similar string(s): Signum Pro Plasma Pure
StringAdjectives comfortable, resilient, flexible, lively, explosive, stretchy, solid, crispy, precise
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