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rossomatic
registered registered 5 ratings Residence: Illinois male  
male team player upper league
hard strokes with heavy spin, allround game
Current racquet Boris Becker Delta Core Legend (MP, 18/20)
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Blindtest String3 1.22MAX

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Date 2012-07-21
String Ytex Octo-Twist 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
48/48 lbs Boris Becker Delta Core Legend (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (50 hrs.)
Played half the time indoors on hard surface and half outside on har tru clay. Because of the way the strings grabbed the ball, I felt like I had to flatten out my strokes. Perhaps it was 48 lbs tension, but the feel was a little trampoline-like. Loopy swings launched the ball well long. Spin was very good. My backhand slice was the best it has been in a long time. Spin was tight and the shot was coming off the racquet with authority. Sweet spot hits felt excellent-- I could feel the strings cupping, stretching, and snapping the ball back. Off center hits were less forgiving I felt. Playing on the clay was better than the hard courts for me because the balls would sit up better for striking a flatter ball. I would have liked to try a thinner gauge.
Satisfied? not satisfied
Compared to:
Babolat RPM Blast
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Octo-Twist has a softer feel than RPM Blast. Not as much power or pop but the dwell time is longer with Ytex. More comfortable than the Luxilon Savage White, Alu Power and Alu Power Rough, and also Solinco Tour Bite. Spin was really good and held its own against all my favorite strings. If I were to play this string again it would have to be a thinner gauge. An 18 gauge would be great.
Similar string(s): Luxilon Savage White
StringAdjectives comfortable, resilient, elastic, stretchy, springy
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Date 2012-02-08
String Solinco Tour Bite 18
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
50/50 lbs Boris Becker Delta Core Legend (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (16 hrs.)
I play mostly indoor on hard courts. No worries hitting out. The ball more times than not finds the court. The harder I swing the better the string responds.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
SPPP was my favorite string until I tested this one. The spin and control are amazing. Plays similar to MSV Focus-Hex but I like this better. Can be a little rough on the arm. Currently stringing at 50 lbs but think I will try going down a few lbs to soften the feel.
Similar string(s): MSV Focus-Hex
StringAdjectives lively, explosive, stiff, wire-like, solid, precise
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Date 2009-02-24
String Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II 1.20
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/53 lbs Wilson nCode nPro Surge (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (6 hrs.) n.a.
 
Satisfied? not satisfied
Compared to:
Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives resilient, springy, solid
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Date 2006-12-11
String Blindtest String3 1.22  blind test
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/55 lbs Wilson nCode nPro Surge (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (10 hrs.)
Stringing was typical of a poly string. Strung it 10% below normal synthetic gut. Very stiff and wire-like. Kinks easily but not as badly as Big Banger or Poly Plasma. Also gave a very slight stretch compared to the two mentioned. All of the testing was done on indoor hard courts with a moderately fast surface. Balls were Pro Penn, Wilson US Open and Dunlop Championship. Broke strings on a hard return of serve after about 10 hours of play. Performance went a little dead toward the end of the string life.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Compared to Luxilon Big Banger and Signum Pro Poly plasma 1.23 the test string had a slightly softer feel although it seemed a little harder on the arm and shoulder. Very comparable to the Poly Plasma.
Similar string(s): Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23
StringAdjectives lively, stiff, wire-like, solid
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Date 2004-07-30
String Wilson Sensation 16
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
58/58 lbs Head Liquidmetal 4 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Initially the string played well, but was so aggravating because it broke so easily. I would be lucky to make it through 1 match. Not easy to string because the multifilament would fray and get stuck in the frame holes.
Would not buy it again.
Satisfied? not satisfied
Compared to:
Prince Synthetic Gut DF etc.
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
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