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El Rey
Verified Tester Verified Tester 158 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
Head Sonic Pro Edge 1690
Luxilon Monotec Super Poly 16L80
Discho Iontec Hexa 1.2555
Kirschbaum Touch Titanium 1.3045
Xception Technologies The One 1.3020

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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 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
 (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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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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