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xwellian
anonymous anonymous 5 ratings Residence: Canada male  
boys team player upper league
hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Current racquet Prince EXO3 Tour 100 16x18 (MP, 16/18)
play 4-5 times a week for couple hours. co-captain of varsity team at a secondary school.
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Date 2011-10-06
String Kirschbaum Super Smash Spiky 1.30
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
58/58 lbs Prince EXO3 Tour 100 16x18 (MP, 16/18)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Played on hard court with US Open balls.
I was amazed at how much spin I could generate with these strings. Serves were very bouncy and precise, and groundstrokes were just amazing. They were quite comfortable at 58pounds, although I might pull it less tighter for more power. Very satisfied with the strings, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a string that can generate a ton of heavy topspin.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, resilient, flexible, lively, explosive, crispy, precise, innovative
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Date 2011-09-23
String Luxilon Savage Black 1.27
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
61/61 lbs Prince EXO3 Tour 100 16x18 (MP, 16/18)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
5% reduction in tension will help to get larger sweet spot plus a bit more control (I know that's ironic, but with quite good control, having a larger sweetspot might give better control).
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
Babolat RPM Blast
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Savage is quite softer than RPM. Prefer Savage over RPM.
Similar string(s): Tecnifibre Black Code
StringAdjectives solid, crispy
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Date 2011-07-19
String Tecnifibre Black Code 17
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
60/60 lbs Wilson BLX Six-One Team (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Despite the pentagonal shape, Black Code did not satisfy me with regards to spin. However, it held the tension exceptionally well. I prefer Savage Black because I could generate more spin with it.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): Luxilon Savage Black
StringAdjectives solid, crispy
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Date 2011-07-08
String Luxilon Savage Black 1.27
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
60/60 lbs Babolat Pure Drive Roddick (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
First, I should have strung it at a lower tension because I did not follow what Luxilon suggested: lower tension by 5-10% of my normal tension. If I had strung it at around 55-57, the feel and comfort would have been much better. I will try these strings again with lower tension because it gave me enormous amount of spin and control along with satisfying durability.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Savage Black, because of the thickness, has better tension stability but is worse for the arm. I would choose Savage Black over Ace.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives stiff, crispy, precise, rough
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Date 2011-06-26
String Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
60/60 lbs Babolat Pure Drive Roddick (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Played on hard court. Quite comfortable for a poly, probably because of the thinness of the string. Because of its thin diameter, the power Ace generated was fantastic. However it took me a while to get used to this string because I had used the Luxilon Savage Black before, the diameters of the strings were quite significantly different. My serves gave heavy kick with speed; I was very satisfied. I would try these strings again after testing some other strings. Recommended to players who string the strings at high tension because it will generate enough power without low tension.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives explosive, solid
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