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tony345
registered registered 11 ratings Residence: Bulgaria male 1968-02-19
male young seniors recreational player
hard strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Current racquet Völkl Organix 10 325g (MP, 16/19)
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Date 2014-07-16
String Mantis Tri-Spin Polyester 16
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/48 lbs Völkl Organix 10 325g (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>10 hrs.)
Strung in one piece by pro-stringer. Played outdoors on clay, with Dunlop Fort clay court balls.
The gauge (1.30) pushed me to drop the tension by 1 kg from my usual one - both - main and crosses. Nevertheless, for the first 2 hours the stringbed was stiff and the feel was missing. After that initial period, the string starts to change in positive way.
Solid and precise – that way I would describe the performance! Tension stability and spin production are not the strengths of it...
Thanks to Stringforum.net for the given opportunity!
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Tecnifibre Black Code 1.24
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability

Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives solid, precise
Comments: No comments found.

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Date 2013-09-24
String SuperString Nikita Original XL 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/50 lbs Völkl Organix 10 325g (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.  (>8 hrs.)
Played on clay - outdoors, with Dunlop Fort Clay court balls. Break-in period wasn't required.

Stiff string but the string-bed felt large and there were no problems with off-centered shots.

From the baseline, the string provided shots with the desired depth and power, control is on a level! Spin production is below average.

Serves – I had flat ones with desired power and depth, but failed so well to deal with slices.

On the net – the string provided excellent touch and feel, with very good accuracy.

During all that 8 hours of play, I didn't notice significant tension loss. There was no string movement.

Bottom line: All-round string with a very good control. Stiff string & soft frame – working very well together. Suitable for hard hitters.

Thanks to Stringforum for the given opportunity!
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
StringAdjectives stiff, solid, precise
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Date 2013-09-02
String SuperString Black Viper Hex 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/50 lbs Völkl DNX 9 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.  (>8 hrs.)
Strung in one piece on Völkl DNX 9. Played on clay - outdoors, with Dunlop Fort Clay court balls.

First impression – I had to string them at least 2 lbs higher than my regular tension. Very soft, elastic and comfortable string, with large sweetspot and long dwell-time, especially on hard strokes.

From the baseline – the string provided shots with the desired depth and controllable power, despite its elasticity.

Serves – flats, kicks, slices... there wasn't anything to worry about.

On the net – good touch and feel, with desired slice.

There is no string movement so far but I do feel tension loss.

With proper tension setup (in order to provoke more direct response of the strings) I would be play with them again!

Thanks to Stringforum for the given opportunity!
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
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, elastic, stretchy
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Date 2013-05-13
String Pacific XCite 16L
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/50 lbs Völkl C9 Pro (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.  (>8 hrs.)
Strung on Völkl C9 Pro – as one piece by pro stinger. Played on clay with Prince Tour balls.
Excellent characteristics in terms of control, feel and comfort. Spin is sufficient for a non-textured co-poly. No string movement so far.
The combination of a soft frame (59 RA) and hard string (271 lbs/in.) - works excellent for me.

Thanks to Pacific for the opportunity to test them – I'm XCited!
Satisfied? n/a
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 lively, explosive
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Date 2012-10-25
String Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125 16L
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/50 lbs Völkl Organix 10 325g (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>12 hrs.)
Played on clay court with Head ATP balls.

These strings deliver a very good balance between all characteristics, typical of a modern comfortable monofilament.

I was surprised by the high level of power, but that was the only thing that needed adjustment.

So far, after 12 hours of play I feel that soon I will not search for other strings.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Tecnifibre Black Code 1.24
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, elastic
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Date 2012-04-24
String Ytex Octo-Twist 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/52 lbs Völkl C9 Pro (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>8 hrs.)
Strung in one piece by pro-stringer on Völkl C9 Pro.
Played on clay - indoors and outdoors, with Head ATP balls.
Break-in period wasn't required.
Impressions – very soft, elastic and comfortable string, textured and twisted - but the spin was moderate.
The crispness and the solid feel were missing; the string felt like muted, waxed one.
The stringbed was large and there were no problems with off-centered shots.
From the baseline – the string provided shots with the desired depth and power, but the control wasn't on a level!
Serves – the flat ones were rarely long and therefore an extra wrist was required.
On the net – the string provided excellent touch and feel, but required an extra slice to achieve accuracy.
During all that 8 hours of play, I didn't notice significant tension loss. There was no string movement.
IMPO, the string has to be used as a cross with other stiff co-poly.
Bottom line: Soft all-round string with a lot of comfort and feel, but do not string it on a soft frame - every advantage has its drawbacks.
Strung as a fullbed, the Octo Twist will not work for big hitters and top spin players.
Thanks to Stringforum for the given opportunity!
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
Signum Pro Tornado
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Compared with Signum Pro Tornado (both are polygonal and twisted), Octo Twist is superior in terms of comfort and feel, but in terms of power, control, ball-bite and direct response, Tornado is far ahead.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, elastic, rough
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Date 2012-03-20
String Tecnifibre Ruff Code 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/52 lbs Völkl DNX 9 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>10 hrs.)
Played indoors on clay with Head ATP balls.

Used simultaneously on Völkl C9 Pro with the same tension setup.

Jagged string but the main surface is very smooth. Perhaps that's the reason to lack the ball-bite. If you coming from twisted or profiled strings, you have to adjust your game to this one.

As stated in other reviews, untypical string movement of the crosses - all the way.

The feel is somehow indirect; the comfort appears after initial brake-in period (2-3 hrs.). The durability is not an issue.

IMPO, the flat hitters or players with moderate spin, shall be more satisfied from that string.

Good all-round string without any outstanding characteristic.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Tecnifibre Black Code 1.24
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives solid, dull, rough
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Date 2011-05-10
String Signum Pro Tornado 1.23
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/53 lbs Völkl DNX 9 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.  (>8 hrs.)
Played on clay with Head Silver balls.

No string movement after initial 2 hours of play. Holds the tension very well. I didn’t feel any sweetspot change and every off-center shot is tangible.

IMO two things make this string unique; first - longer dwell time and second - reacts very elastic on semi-volleys. Not least, supports extreme angle shots.

Bottom line: very good balance between power and control, so I’ll stick with it.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Tecnifibre Black Code 1.24
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives flexible, elastic, lively
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Date 2011-03-18
String Tecnifibre Black Code 17
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/55 lbs Völkl DNX 9 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>15 hrs.)
Played indoors on clay with Head ATP balls.
Equal (main/cross) tension and DNX frame does not work together! I made a huge mistake by equalizing the tension of the crosses with the mains in order to compensate the expected loss. Much later I read that for these specific (DNX at 3 & 9 o'clock) frames, it is recommended to drop the tension of the crosses at least 2.5 to 3 lbs. I have learned that lesson the hard way!

Despite the lack of power and comfort in the first hours of play, the string provides very good control and lots of spin. Later, after 10-12 hours of play, after some tension loss, the string is much more comfortable and powerful. During all that time the smashes and volleys were precise.

Very good string (let aside that I made a mistake) and I will use it again with a proper tension setup.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives
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Date 2010-11-17
String Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/55 lbs Völkl DNX 9 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>10 hrs.)
Played indoors on clay court with Head ATP balls.
Impressive string regarding spin and control but not comfortable at all … Makes the sweet spot very small and demanding very precise strokes!
The string changed after 6 hours of play and become somehow dull.
I’ll go back to a hybrid with soft poly as crosses - Luxilon Monotec Supersense or I’ll try Luxilon M2 Pro.
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 explosive, wire-like, solid, precise
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