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Holabird Sports


Available Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 (77832 hits) PolyurethaneMultifilament 68 ratings $14.50* Available in: World 2013-08-18
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
93% (52/56)

Colors:   good   bad   average  ¦  Satisfaction = overall satisfaction
Ratings 61-65 of 68
Tester krapps_tape (75), 2007-06-20  Trusted Tester Residence: Germany male team player lower league, medium strokes with moderate spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
60/57 lbs Pro Kennex Ki 15 OS (OS, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (10-12 hrs.)
The string excels in power and liveliness. In the beginning I had trouble keeping the balls in but after around 1 hour of adapting I was able to control the power and I had a "wow" effect on almost every shot.
In all aspects this one is a bit better than the Isospeed Professional. Only downside is the string movement.
Overall a great enjoyable string.
Update: Unfortunately the string loses its playability after 10-12 hours of play and then plays only average. Considering this, it is quite expensive.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
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Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, resilient, lively, explosive
Comments: No comments found.

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Tester PatCash (3), 2007-02-19  email address provided but not confirmed Residence: Germany male team player lower league, medium strokes with moderate spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/55 lbs (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (10 hrs.)
 
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Head Rip Control
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Since the Isospeed Professional was voted String of the Year 2007 on this site I compared the X-One Biphase to the Isospeed Professional in parallel. Both strings were strung on the same day at identical tension. I used both strings alternatingly. The Tecnifibre is much better in all aspects, I guess it was not voted due to its high price.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, resilient, flexible, lively, stretchy, rough
Comments: No comments found.

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Tester speedtigger (4), 2006-08-01  email address provided but not confirmed Residence: USA male recreational player, medium strokes with heavy spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
58/58 lbs Prince Tour Diablo Mid (MS, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (24 hrs.)
I am currently using this string for crosses in a hybrid with Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power in the mains. I recently went to the hybrid configuration. I previously played with Big Banger Ace. I loved the Ace but they did not last long enough for me (3 matches). This hybrid combination differs from the Ace in that it has more power and slightly less control. It has very good comfort and the loss of control and feel is an acceptable trade for the increase in durability. The Tecnifibre X-One Biphase does start to fray by the end of the first match but seems to be holding up the tension and continues to play well into 5th match.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
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Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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I did not previously play with multi-filament so it is hard for me to offer a multifilament reference.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, solid
Comments:

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Question about BB ACE 18g2007-12-0600:40:31samtheman981 email address provided but not confirmed Origin: USA

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Tester Howy (359), 2006-06-18  Verified Tester Residence: Luxembourg male young seniors tournament player national level, medium strokes with little spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/62 lbs Völkl Tour 8 V-Engine (MP, 16/18)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (18 hrs.)
Stringing was no problem. Strung at the same tension as I string natural gut. No ghosting of the string. One piece stringing.
Played on clay with Tyger X-Force and Dunlop Tournament balls. Weather: Sunny at around 30°C.
The string shows significant notching by now, but I would say it lasts longer than natural gut. The string provides enormous power, so I would string 2-4 lbs tighter than natural gut next time. Definitely no bargain but certainly worth its price.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Natural Gut
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
In my opinion this is THE string that currently gets closest to gut.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, elastic, lively, explosive, precise, innovative, unique
Comments: No comments found.

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Tester fly-b (3), 2006-06-08  registered Residence: Italy male team player lower league, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/55 lbs Prince O3 Tour MP (MP, 16/18)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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I usually play with natural gut / BB Alu Power but this string is a good opponent. The only problem is the string movement when I hit with topspin.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
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Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives
Comments:

TitleDateTimeAuthor
Combination2006-06-0817:06:58hightower1975 (25) Trusted Tester Origin: Switzerland
  Re: Combination2006-06-1304:28:08fly-b (3) registered Origin: Italy

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