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El Rey
Verified Tester Verified Tester 164 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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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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Date 2014-04-21
String WeissCANNON Dual Reality 1.18/1.32
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
49/55 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 93 Amplifeel (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Quite interesting string which convinces in the feel, touch and comfort departments. Power is good, control is OK. Unfortunately it lacks spin potential.
After a few hits there is some string movement and the cross strings pick up felt from the balls.
I stuck to the tension recommendation found on the package.
Would recommend this hybrid to players with arm problems.
Unfortunately this is not for me due to the lack of spin and control.
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 soft, comfortable
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Date 2014-04-12
String Xtennis Twister Triangle G-Force 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/53 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 93 Amplifeel (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Since the previous string from Xtennis that I tried came off the stringer rather stiff, I strung this one lower than usual. 24 kg on my Blade 93 was good - above that tension it would have felt like a board.
At this tension, the string played pretty well. Medium power, poor comfort, but spin potential and control were its highlights.
Good average string without specific strengths.
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 2014-04-10
String Kirschbaum Max. Power Rough 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.)
The Pro Line III Rough was a real highlight. Sweetspot was quite big and the string provided great feedback. Felt comfortable from the start. The profile wore smooth in the center after around 2 hours of play, but that's not dramatic. The string provided good control and power at the same time. Unfortunately the durability was not so good (maybe because I tried it on clay?).
Overall I really liked this string. If the reel price is not out of this world, this could be my go-to string for the season.
Thanks to Kirschbaum for the sample!
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 2014-04-02
String Topspin Culex Squarestring 1.27
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
 (2 hrs.) n.a.
The Culex Squarestring had only one strength in my opinion - spin. The other characteristics were rather disappointing. Compared to other strings at the same tension, the Culex Squarestring felt surprisingly stiff. The sweetspot was extremely small, so slightly off-center hits caused lots of vibrations and comfort was poor. It felt like I was "not eligible" for this string in terms of player level, although I would say I am a solid tennis player.
Durability of 2 hours indoors was disappointing too.
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.
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives stiff
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Date 2014-04-02
String Topspin Ferox Roundstring 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
 (2.5 hrs.) n.a.
For a round string the Ferox Roundstring provided enormous spin - more spin is not possible with a round string. The other categories were only average. Sweetspot was rather small, power was moderate and many balls went short. I used my standard tension for polys, so I think it's a fair test.
Durability was below average.
Unfortunately this string did not convince me. The Cyber Flash remains my favorite string from Topspin.
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.
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives stiff, crispy
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Date 2014-04-02
String Topspin Sensus Rotation 1.31
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
 (3.25 hrs.) n.a.
Due to the very small sweetspot (felt like the size of a dime) it was hard for me to find the perfect feel with a clean hit.
Spin was very good due to the seven-sided shape. The sharp edges were noticeable during stringing and are similar to a Kirschbaum Spiky Shark or Black Shark.
Compared to the Topspin Ferox Roundstring and Culex Squarestring the Sensus Rotation was most forgiving and most powerful. Control was also good but due to the crisp feedback I lacked some touch.
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.
 
Similar string(s): n/a
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Date 2014-03-31
String Babolat RPM Team 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
 (4 hrs.)
The softest among the RPM family (which I always string a bit lower than usual). Nice solid feel on impact, no arm problems. Very good spin, I didn't have to worry about ball control. A bit lower powered than RPM Blast, but softer feel.
I liked the string from the start, and the feedback on the volleys really convinced me. Great string!
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 comfortable, resilient, dull
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