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El Rey
Verified Tester Verified Tester 161 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)
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Discho Iontec Hexa 1.2555
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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
n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
 
Similar string(s): n/a
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Date 2014-06-12
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
n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
 
Similar string(s): n/a
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Date 2014-06-09
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
n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
 
Similar string(s): n/a
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Date 2014-06-09
String Tier One Tour Status 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.)
Fascinating string. Its feedback was definitely its highlight for me. It always felt solid and direct on impact. That mix was really superb. The sound on impact was really good, as if it had been designed by a sound designer.
The sharp octagonal shape provided enormous spin. Also the string performed consistently until it broke at the four hour mark, indicating great tension maintenance. Power was good but not extraordinary. Control was great.
Overall this string surprised me a lot (in the positive sense)!
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 2014-05-28
String Procord Woofer 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/57 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 93 Amplifeel (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (3.5 hrs.)
Best Alu Power clone I have played so far. Almost plays like Alu Power. In direct comparison, the Procord just felt a tad more direct and tighter than the Alu Power, which felt more "dull" (if that term can be used in connection with the Alu Power at all).
The Alu Power is still my absolute favorite.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
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Date 2014-05-11
String Klip K-Boom 17
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
 (3 hrs.)
Solid string with almost no drawbacks.
Comes off the stringer rather soft and plays nice. You can feel the dwell time. Solid feel and good comfort.
Durability is acceptable with a total of 3 hours.
But it does not have anything in common with the Alu Power - different color, different playing characteristics, different string. I cannot confirm what the previous testers wrote. Rather plays like a Topspin Cyber Flash.
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): Topspin Cyber Flash
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Date 2014-04-28
String Kirschbaum Max. Power 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
 (2.75 hrs.)
I also tried the Rough version but it did not provide the added spin I was hoping for, so I prefer the round version.
Simply a great string with excellent feedback on impact. Really solid with a big sweet spot. Great control.
Possibly my new standard string for the upcoming season.
Reel price is affordable IMHO.
Unfortunately the 1.25 does not last too long, but I can use the 1.30 version.
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 2014-04-23
String Kirschbaum Competition pearl 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.)
Quite close to the original (yellow) Competition but the latter lasts longer, is more powerful, feels crisper but still provides touch.
Overall the pearl variant does not reach up to the yellow variant.
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
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Date 2014-04-23
String Kirschbaum Competition vanilla 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.)
Although I like the color somehow, neither the pearl nor the vanilla versions reach up to the original yellow Competition. I would even dare to say that the vanilla version is a totally different string.
It feels slightly spongy in the sweetspot, and it lacked power. Control was good, spin was excellent. Somehow I lacked confidence with this string due to the spongy feedback.
Maybe this was just a prototype so I'm curious if it will hit the market at all. For me it is no alternative to the yellow Competition.
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
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Date 2014-04-23
String Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II 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
 (7 hrs.)
Played the black variant. After missing some spin potential in the red Pro Line II, I found improved spin with the black version. Additionally, feedback was nice and soft while control was still maintained. It was not too powerful but absolutely sufficient.
I'd prefer the black version over the red version.
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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