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bluesky
registered registered 14 ratings Residence: Germany male 1988-04-10
male team player lower league
medium strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Current racquet Tecnifibre T-Fight 295 VO2 Max (MP, 16/19)
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Date 2014-05-12
String Dunlop Black Widow 16
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/55 lbs Tecnifibre T-Fight 295 VO2 Max (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Played this string during my vacation in Croatia and was quite happy in the beginning. Good spin, decent power, solid feel. After approx. 4 hours of play the string started to feel softer and more spongy, negatively affecting control. Feel was dull in the beginning but as the string softened it was perfect for me. However that doesn't help when control is sacrificed.
Overall a good string but not extraordinary.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
 
Similar string(s): n/a
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Date 2012-03-07
String Solinco Tour Bite 16L
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/60 lbs Head MicroGEL Extreme Pro (Teflon) (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
I cut out the string after 7 hours of play due to arm problems, so no rating of the durability.
Comfort was the main issue with this string, it felt quite hard on my arm in the Head Extreme Pro when I didn't hit exactly in the sweetspot. That was different from other strings I've played so far.
Initially I had to get used to the string, but after one hour it felt very controlled and spin friendly. Strangely, power seemed to decrease with increasing playing time, even though the stringbed seemed to get softer.
Overall one of the better polys which I've tried lately, but I will stick with my Tornado/SPPP hybrid.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives stiff, wire-like
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Date 2012-02-01
String Solinco Revolution 17
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/57 lbs Head MicroGEL Extreme Pro (Teflon) (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>14 hrs.)
I'm quite happy with this string. On faster strokes (for my player level) the string does not overpower and provides good spin.
This string provided the most constant playability I've seen for a long time (judged by feel). However after around 10 hours of play, I noticed a significant drop of playability. It hasn't broken yet but since it totally lacks feel now, I'm cutting it out now.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Signum Pro Tornado
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
I cannot compare the feel... the Solinco provides significantly stronger feedback which however does not mean it provides better touch.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives crispy, precise
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Date 2011-09-08
String WeissCANNON Explosiv! 1.30
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/60 lbs Head MicroGEL Extreme Pro (Teflon) (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Really good string, might also be very good in a hybrid with a control-oriented poly.
The string provided good power, feel and comfort. For me personally there was already too much power. I cannot comment on the durability because I cut out the strings after 6 hours of play. Concerning tension stability, I noticed that the string lost some tension initially since my ground strokes became longer. Then it seemed to stay rather stable, but without measuring I can't really make a reliable statement.
Overall a powerful multifilament with a very good price/performance ratio.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, resilient, flexible, elastic, lively
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Date 2011-09-08
String Topspin Cyber Flash 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/60 lbs Head MicroGEL Extreme Pro (Teflon) (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
I was positively surprised by this string. Recently the Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II gave me some arm pain, but the Cyber Flash didn't cause any problems at all, although it seemed more crispy than the Pro Line No. II.
Spin potential was rather average for a poly, but that's no surprise considering it is not textured at all. Best features of this string are controlled power (for my level) and good depth control.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
 
Similar string(s): n/a
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Date 2010-05-07
String Luxilon Adrenaline 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/53 lbs Prince EXO3 Graphite 100 (MP, 16/18)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
I had high expectations towards the Adrenaline, but I was not so happy with it on my Graphite.
Power was sufficient but no more. Control was okay and I had good precision on slow hits.
In terms of feel I wasn't happy with the Adrenaline. Drop shots went too long, and I lacked feedback on my volleys.
Spin was quite disappointing, I could generate better spin with the Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II.
Last but not least, after 6 hours the playing characteristics had changed so significantly that my shots became more and more uncontrollable.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
 
Similar string(s): n/a
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Date 2010-04-28
String Isospeed Axon multi 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/53 lbs Prince EXO3 Graphite 100 (MP, 16/18)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.  (8 hrs.)
Played indoors on clay with Wilson US Open balls. I instantly liked it, especially because I had great feel and control on the returns.
The string provided good but not extraordinary power. Control was great on the other hand.
Drop shots did not work too well but I guess that's rather me than the string who's to blame.
I did not have any problems with my shoulder.
After 8 hours of play the string had lost some tension, so I cut it out.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Wilson NXT
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, resilient, lively, stretchy
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Date 2010-03-03
String Topspin Cyber Twirl Natural 1.27
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/53 lbs Prince EXO3 Graphite 100 (MP, 16/18)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
I can't rate the durability because I usually don't break strings.
Power and feel were okay, but since I have used mainy hybrids recently, I cannot compare. Control was great, almost no shots sailing long.
Spin potential was excellent, great ball bite, which was quite surprising for me considering the gauge.
I could not detect a significant tension loss throughout the 6 hours of play.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
MSV Focus-HEX 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Spin potential was the same initially, but the Hex lost its texture more quickly.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, resilient, precise, rough
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Date 2009-12-31
String Spintex Natural Pro 16
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/57 lbs Prince EXO3 Graphite 100 (MP, 16/18)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (10 hrs.)
Great control and feel, especially on the volleys. Compared to more expensive natural gut strings like Wilson Natural Gut or Babolat VS Touch, I had less power and feel.
Stringing was tedious as with all gut strings, but it really pays off since I'm not a string breaker.
Definitely worth considering when you want to use it in a hybrid (less cost).
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Natural Gut
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Cannot compete with Wilson Natural Gut, but still an affordable alternative.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, resilient, elastic, stretchy, precise
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Date 2009-12-28
String Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/53 lbs Prince EXO3 Graphite 100 (MP, 16/18)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>16 hrs.)
I had good control over power and placement in all situations. Whenever I wanted to hit hard, I was able to generate controlled power. After a short adaptation period I had good precision on my volleys and drop shots. However the string hurt my arm a bit.
If you are looking for spin then this string might not be the best one, although we all know that the spin comes from the technique :)
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
MSV Focus-HEX 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Compared to the Focus-Hex, the Poly Plasma provides better control, but less comfort and spin. Since I usually play hybrids, comfort is not so important for me.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives explosive, stiff, crispy, precise
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