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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:
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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 2013-05-25
String Gamma Moto 17
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/51 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 98 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (3 hrs.)
Basically a good string. I liked the crisp feel and the direct feedback. Great spin thanks to the edges, which resulted in great control. Power was sufficient but not extraordinary.
Unfortunately the 1.24 mm gauge lasted me only 3 hours and snapped on a serve.
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 crispy, precise, rough
Comments: No comments found.

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Date 2013-04-24
String Tecnifibre Razor Code 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
49/46 lbs Wilson KBlade 98 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (2.5 hrs.)
I followed the recommendation and strung 8% lower than my usual poly tension.
The color is nice! But the playability did not convince me. After 2 hours post stringing the DT dropped from 31 to 30. On the court, the string provided great feedback and decent spin. I had good touch and a solid feel on impact. Power was okay but not extraordinary. I had good precision in my shots and no arm problems.
After 1 hour of play (7 hours after stringing) the DT had dropped down to 27! On the next day, the string felt sluggish and dead. Reminded me a lot of the Babolat Hurricane Feel which went dead very quickly too. Since I did not expect this kind of behavior from a modern poly I gave the racquet to my hitting partner who confirmed my observations. After 2.5 hours of play the string broke in the center of the string bed. The string already showed significant notches after 1 hour of play.
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): Babolat Hurricane Feel
StringAdjectives dull, boring
Tension Diagram Tension diagram
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Date 2013-04-02
String Isospeed Axon mono 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/51 lbs Wilson KBlade 98 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (1 hrs.) n.a.
This was a short playtest. The string lasted a little less than 1 hour. It broke in the center of the stringbed, looked like it exploded. I was surprised about how quickly the Axon Mono showed notches considering it was strung in a 18x20 pattern at 24/23 kg.
It provided a solid feel, sufficient power and good control. Overall however this is an average string for me without highlights. Durability is a no-go for me.
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 lively, solid
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Date 2012-12-18
String Pacific Basalt NXS 16L
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/53 lbs Head YouTek IG Radical Pro (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (2.75 hrs.)
Good allround syngut. Great touch and excellent power. It's not a control string. Strings start to move a lot after a short time, and they lose their color (gold turns to dark grey).
The NXS snapped after 2.75 hours of play with significant notching.
The string had a unique sound to it. Overall a decent string, but it does not fit my style of play.
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, resilient
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Date 2012-12-09
String Sportastic Crazy Blue 1.23
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/53 lbs Head YouTek IG Radical Pro (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
The Crazy Blue played very nice. Solid feedback and good dampening effect. Good power and control. Unfortunately the string broke after 1.5 hours on a framed hit. The string showed significant notches at that time, but I think it would have lasted a total of 3 hours.
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
Tension Diagram Tension diagram
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Date 2012-12-07
String Pacific Poly Force Xtreme 16L
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/53 lbs Head YouTek IG Radical Pro (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (8.5 hrs.)
I had expected more from the Poly Force Xtreme. Its highlight is the fantastic control, and with 8.5 hours its durability is really good. On clean hits I was able to generate decent power, but in general this is a rather low-powered string. There was a significant tension loss towards the end, but I think that's in a normal range. It felt rather stiff, which I found a bit surprising since the normal Poly Force feels very different (well, there must be a reason why these strings have different names).
Overall a suitable string for hard hitters who don't want to restring every 2 hours.
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 stiff, wire-like, crispy, precise
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Date 2012-11-24
String Polyfibre Black Venom 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/53 lbs Head YouTek IG Radical Pro (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (2.5 hrs.)
The Black Venom performed well in all categories. I just missed that certain something. Sometimes it felt like the string pocketed the ball so much that power was lost - I've never had such an effect with any other string before.
The durability of 2.5 hours indoors was not sufficient 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
StringAdjectives
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Date 2012-11-19
String Luxilon 4G 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/53 lbs Head YouTek IG Radical Pro (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (4.5 hrs.)
I have to say I was disappointed by the 4G. To me it seemed stiff, dull and powerless. Control and spin potential were good, but it did not show any outstanding characteristics that would justify its high price. This string did not convince me at all.
Satisfied? not satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives stiff, dull, boring
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Date 2012-10-19
String MSV Focus-EVO 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/53 lbs Head YouTek IG Radical Pro (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (2.25 hrs.)
Easy to string. It provided a unique feedback from the first hit - somehow "brittle" as if it would break (not snap) any moment. I cannot describe it in a better way.
The string scattered a lot and I lacked control on almost all shots. Additionally there was significant string movement after a few shots, negatively affecting the consistency of my spin shots. The string broke after 2.25 hours. Unfortunately it did not match my playing style.
Thanks nevertheless to MSV for providing the test string!
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
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Date 2012-10-09
String Genesis Hexonic 16
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/53 lbs Head YouTek IG Radical Pro (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (3 hrs.)
No problems during stringing.
The first few hits already revealed the advantages of this string: control and spin. Additionally, the Hexonic provides a very direct feel. I would have wished for more power. Towards the end of the string's life, the strings began to move, which I didn't mind too much though. With its 3 hours of durability it is on an average scale for me. Overall it reminded me a lot of the Tecnifibre Pro RedCode, however with significantly better spin potential (in fact I don't recall the Pro RedCode providing any spin at all).
Very solid 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): Tecnifibre Pro RedCode
StringAdjectives solid, crispy, rough
Tension Diagram Tension diagram
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