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El Rey
Verified Tester Verified Tester 158 ratings Residence: Germany male 1989-05-02
male team player upper league
hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Current racquet Wilson BLX Blade 93 Amplifeel (MS, 18/20)
Test Pipeline
El Rey will be testing the following strings next:
StringPriority
Head Sonic Pro Edge 1690
Luxilon Monotec Super Poly 16L80
Discho Iontec Hexa 1.2555
Kirschbaum Touch Titanium 1.3045
Xception Technologies The One 1.3020

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Date 2014-08-31
String Solinco X-Natural 1.30
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
50/52 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 93 Amplifeel (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (3 hrs.)
Great multifilament! One of the few multifilaments that provide really good spin potential, although the strings move a lot. Feel was typical for a multifilament, with nice pocketing. The X-Natural provided very good power on flat drives, while still maintaining great control.
This black multifilament is suitable for advanced spin players.
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 2014-08-31
String Kirschbaum Gut Feeling 1.30
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
50/52 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 93 Amplifeel (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (0,75 hrs.)
Great multifilament that provides a maximum of feel and comfort on flat strokes. Power is great and strings don't move too much. When hitting with spin, the string sometimes feels a bit "crystalline", but not uncomfortable. Nice dampening of the shock on impact. What's interesting is that this string does not fray - it notches.
My current favorite in a hybrid with Kirschbaum Max Power crosses - unfortunately durability is much too short...
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Date 2014-08-29
String Solinco Tour Bite Diamond Rough 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
56/54 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 93 Amplifeel (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (4 hrs.)
Interesting direct but deep touch on impact. The prohfile looks like the Alu Power Rough, but the Diamond Rough is not a Luxilon clone. The Solinco is not as powerful and more control oriented. The spin potential lasts until the string breaks. The Diamond Rough not only notches but also the cross strings seem to flatten with time when you are a hard hitter, so towards the end the string looks rather edged than round.
Compared to the standard Tour Bite, the Diamond Rough is a bit softer, but not as soft as the Tour Bite Soft which is significantly more comfortable.
A nice update to the Tour Bite, which also looks very nice.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Date 2014-08-29
String Babolat Origin 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/55 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 93 Amplifeel (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (5.5 hrs.)
The Origin should be strung softer than usual unless you want to have a killer stringbed stiffness.
Feedback on impact is nice and comfortable, but not as soft as a multifilament. The Origin provides lots of power so there was significant lack of control on fast strokes.
Strings were moving around a bit from the first hit.
The Origin does not fray but it notches and then breaks.
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.
 
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Date 2014-08-29
String Babolat Pro Xtreme 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/55 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 93 Amplifeel (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (4 hrs.)
Finally there is a 2nd generation poly from Babolat at an affordable price.
The package you get is quite good: rather low power and good control. The feedback on impact is special and reminded me of the Pro Hurricane. Spin potential was good.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Date 2014-08-15
String L'Acordage Alac. Lux. Pro 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/55 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 93 Amplifeel (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (2.5 hrs.)
Overall this is an affordable alternative to Alu Power which had no weakness in any category. In contrast to the Alu Power it starts to move quickly, but that's the only drawback since playability wise both strings are on the same level. Nice direct feedback as we know it from the Luxilon. Great control and good ball bite.
Suitable for technically advanced hard hitters.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Date 2014-06-13
String Tecnifibre Pro RedCode / X-One Biphase 17/17
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/53 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 93 Amplifeel (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (1.5 hrs.)
Good hybrid for players with flat strokes. Good feedback, very good power, at the same time good control. Biggest drawback of this combo is the lack of spin. No grip on the ball at all! I did expect that from the Pro RedCode but the X-One decreased the snapback even further.
Also due to the durability this hybrid is not suitable for me.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Date 2014-06-13
String Tecnifibre Black Code / X-One Biphase 1.24/1.24
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/53 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 93 Amplifeel (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (1.5 hrs.)
I expected more spin from the Black Code compared to the Pro RedCode. However the X-One was again the limiting factor for the snapback, so I still lacked spin potential. Otherwise there was nothing to complain about except durability. Nice power, great control. Feedback was very soft, dwell time seemed longer. Maybe a tad too soft for me.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Date 2014-06-12
String Babolat Hybrid Pro Hurricane Tour + VS Team 16/16
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/53 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 93 Amplifeel (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (4.5 hrs.)
Great hybrid combo that leaves nothing to desire. The natural gut really made this hybrid enjoyable. Absolutely great control, nice solid and direct feedback without shocking the arm. Spin was provided through the Hurricane Tour.
After 4.5 hours the main string broke in the center of the string bed.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Date 2014-06-09
String Polyfibre Tour Player 1.23
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
49/49 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 93 Amplifeel (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (2.5 hrs.)
Played nice from the start. Feedback was very good, control was very good, and power was absolutely sufficient for me. What was not sufficient was the durability. 2.5 hours are on the lower end for me, particularly since I strung it rather low (per manufacturer's recommendation).
Not a soft string but still very nice, but with limited durability.
Thanks to Polyfibre for the test set!
Played the green 1.23 mm version. Will also try the natural 1.25 mm version.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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