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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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El Rey will be testing the following strings next:
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Discho Iontec Hexa 1.2555
Kirschbaum Touch Titanium 1.3045
Xception Technologies The One 1.3020

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Date 2013-09-21
String Isospeed Black Fire 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
 (4.5 hrs.)
Interesting string with great feedback on impact. Great tension stability compared to other strings (no tension loss within the first hour after stringing, and constant playability throughout the test). Quite powerful with less control, but that can be compensated via spin. Feedback was nice and soft, with a certain cushioning effect. Durability of 4.5 hours is slightly above average for me.
Could be worth a test, although the price is rather high.
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 2013-09-21
String Solinco Tour Bite Soft 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
 (6.5 hrs.)
This string did not want to break, and it played consistently until the end. Very soft and comfortable from the start, resulting in good feedback. The sweetspot was unusually large, so off-center hits did not have a bad impact on the arm. The profile wore smooth after around 4 hours, but did not affect the spin potential that much. Power was good, but not extraordinary. Sometimes on hard strokes I had the impression that the string took some energy out of the shot, as if the dwell time was increased. The strengths of this string are its comfortable touch, good spin potential and good control.
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 2013-09-21
String Babolat RPM Dual 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
 (3 hrs.)
The first thing that caught my eye was the black and white design of this string. Out of the package it had little recoil memory - the string seemed to relax somehow. Almost no stretch during stringing.
The stiff character was also evident on the court. It provided a very direct feedback, negatively affecting feel. Control was pretty good, so I would say that was the strength of this string. The sweetspot seemed very small, so you needed to hit the ball very precisely to generate power. After 2 hours of play, there were already significant notches, and after 3 hours the string broke in the center of the stringbed.
The main strings moved a lot and I had to straighten them after each rally. Spin was good but due to the lack of snap-back I think the spin could have been even better.
I think this string might be suitable for high level hard hitters since the sweetspot is quite small and the player needs to be able to generate the power.
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 2013-09-08
String Sportastic Mighty Blue 1.23
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
n.a. n.a.
There was nothing positive for me in this string. It was very stiff and board-like initially. Great power but little control. The strings started to move a lot quickly. I personally would not use this string again. Cut it out after 2 hours 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): n/a
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Date 2013-08-22
String SuperString Nikita Soft 1.25
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
 (0.75 hrs.) n.a.
Due to the extremely poor durability I was not able to collect many impressions.
When you hit in the sweetspot, the string provides incredible power, but otherwise it doesn't. The sound on impact and the feedback are unique. The Nikita Soft almost plays as if it contained glass fiber. The only word I can think of to describe the feel is "glasslike". Very good control, and good spin for a non-textured poly.
Unfortunately the string broke after less than one hour in the center of the stringbed. That should not happen with a modern 1.25 mm poly.
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): MSV Focus-EVO Modified
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Date 2013-08-18
String Luxilon Savage Lime 1.27
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
 (3.5 hrs.)
The Savage is a rather stiff string, but it did not hurt my arm. Highlights of this string were control and spin potential. I was surprised by the good tension stability. The string seemed to maintain its characteristics throughout the entire test period. Even after 3 hours of play it felt like freshly strung. Shortly before it breaks, the main strings start to move a bit, which however doesn't influence the playing characteristics. I'm used to polys losing their playing characteristics towards the end of their life, getting softer, scattering and dead. But the Savage remained consistent. Excellent!
Overall I really enjoyed this 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
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Date 2013-08-16
String Tier One Durafluxx 1.23
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
 (6.5 hrs.)
Very interesting string, feels like a blend of Solinco Tour Bite and Solinco Tour Bite Soft. The sharp edges grab the ball very well and do not wear round too quickly. Power is good but this is rather a control-oriented string. From the start the Durafluxx plays crisp and direct but not harsh.
After a few hours of play there are some notches. There is almost no string movement. The rate of the tension loss increases with time. At the time it broke (6.5 hours, in the center of the stringbed) it had lost all its resilience. But up to that point I enjoyed it and I'm sure it will find its fans. Try it!
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): Solinco Tour Bite, Solinco Tour Bite Soft
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Date 2013-06-07
String Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125 16L
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/51 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 98 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (3.5 hrs.)
Nice playability. It felt softer and more comfortable than other polys indeed, but for me it still lacked the certain something. Power was the highlight of this string. Spin was good but sometimes I lacked precision.
Overall a nice 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
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Date 2013-06-02
String Polystar Turbo 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/51 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 98 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (4 hrs.)
I was surprised by the solid performance of the Polystar Turbo.
The string stretched a lot during stringing, almost more than a multifilament.
The profile reminded me of the Kirschbaum Spiky Shark and the Black Shark, but it was not as sharp. Spin potential was good!
I had decent power and excellent feel for a poly. However the string notched quickly and broke after 4 hours. On the other hand, the string comes at a really good price on reels.
For me this is an insider's tip!
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
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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
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