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El Rey
Verified Tester Verified Tester 142 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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El Rey will be testing the following strings next:
StringPriority
L'Acordage Alac. Lux. Pro 1.2565
Discho Iontec Hexa 1.2555
Babolat Pro Xtreme 1.2550
Kirschbaum Gut Feeling 1.3045
Pro's Pro Strategem 8 1.3040

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Date 2014-01-26
String Polyfibre Viper 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
 (5.5 hrs.)
Excellent string. Feels soft but the feedback is direct at the same time. Powerful yet controlled, very good balance overall. Spin was easy to generate, tension was maintained very well. Really enjoyed it!
Durability is above average with approx. 5 hours of play. Reel price is affordable. Recommendable!
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 2014-01-23
String Discho RPM Power 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
 (5.5 hrs.)
Has nothing to do with the RPM Blast. The profile is very similar to the Kirschbaum Spiky Shark, overall it is quite similar to the Discho Black Mamba Gear, if not identical. Maybe the RPM Power was a bit more powerful, but not as significant as I would have expected. There are definitely strings that are more powerful. Otherwise a solid string.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
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Date 2014-01-12
String Dunlop Ice 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
 (5 hrs.)
Even though the string does not provide any outstanding characteristics, I was still impressed. Its appearance (transparent) is great, and the sound on impact is fabulous. Feedback is dull but somehow unique. Unfortunately the strings start to move quickly (however not as bad as with multifilaments). Control and spin were great. Power was average.
This string is somewhat special! Unfortunately the string movement is a show stopper for me, otherwise I'd consider the string for my standard string at the attractive reel price. Definitely worth a test!
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives dull, unique
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Date 2013-12-14
String Discho Proton 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 hrs.)
I liked the string but missed that certain something. Compared to the Discho Duo it felt very soft (for a poly). Great feedback. Spin was okay, power too. Overall feel was dull but not dead. Good alternative.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Date 2013-11-27
String Discho Black Mamba Gear 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
 (6.5 hrs.)
I was positively surprised by this highly control oriented string. Spin potential was very good, however the profile wears smooth rather quickly. Touch was nice, and I did not have any arm problems. Great allround performance for the price, reminds me a lot of the Kirschbaum Black Shark.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
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Date 2013-11-02
String Discho Duo 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
 (5.75 hrs.)
This string surprised me from the start. Since it looks very similar to the Babolat RPM Dual, I expected it to play similarly. But the only thing these strings have in common, unfortunately, was the string movement. Otherwise the Discho Duo clearly outperforms the RPM Dual in all other departments.
Great durability for me, almost 6 hours. Nice feedback. Power is not too much except when you hit exactly in the sweet spot, then it is like a rocket launcher. Control was very good and despite the string movement there was no loss in control or spin (I think that the RPM Dual was moving around even worse).
Very good feel for a poly, somehow soft despite the 26 kg on a Blade 93.
Tension stability also convinced me, the string played consistently for a long time, almost until the very end.
Conclusion: Optically (silver/black) appealing, this string is of the latest generation and it convinced me in many departments. Really an insider's tip from my side, if only the string movement wasn't that bad...
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Babolat RPM Blast
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
I had the RPM Blast 1.30 on my second frame.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives solid, precise, rough, innovative
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Date 2013-10-02
String Tecnifibre Black Code 17
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
60/60 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 93 Amplifeel (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (3.5 hrs.)
I was surprised by the softness of the Black Code, even at 27 kg. Great control and sufficient power really made this an enjoyable experience. Feedback was nice and direct. Spin potential is really good too. Might become my new standard string!
Satisfied? n/a
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
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Date 2013-09-25
String Discho Iontec 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/51 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 93 Amplifeel (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (3.5 hrs.)
Very soft touch and very good comfort for a poly. On the other hand, it lacked liveliness for me. It felt somewhat dead on impact. Otherwise solid, but does not seem to fit my game.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Date 2013-09-21
String Head Hawk 1.25  blind test
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/51 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 98 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (5.5 hrs.)
Quite easy to string since it was flexible and its greasy surface reduced the friction when pulling the crosses.
Initially the Hawk provided a very direct feel, with very little dwell time. However after some time the string felt softer and started to show its real characteristics. After the initial break-in period, the Hawk was the most powerful string I've used for a long time, while still maintaining control (no trampoline etc.). Spin was above average for a non-textured string. The sound on impact was dampened but feedback was very good.
Overall I was quite happy with this string which - after breaking in - provided a really great package.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
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Date 2013-09-21
String Polyfibre Panthera 1.25  blind test
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/51 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 98 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (1.5 hrs.)
Hardly stretched during stringing. The string did not have any particular strength. The Panthera felt very direct from the start. Off-center hits imposed a significant shock on the arm and the sweetspot seemed small.
The main strings showed significant notches already after 20 minutes of play. Control was among the best characteristics of this string, while compared to other strings control was not extraordinary. Spin was pretty decent. The string seemed to have a special coating because after a few hits I noticed a slight wear on the strings which I had only seen on the Isospeed Professional previously.
The string broke after 1.5 hours of play in the center of the stringbed on a forehand shot.
For me there are better strings.
Satisfied? not 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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