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El Rey
Verified Tester Verified Tester 134 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
Polyfibre Tour Player 1.2560
Discho Iontec Hexa 1.2555
Klip K-Boom 1745
Babolat Origin 1.2535
Kirschbaum DTB Team #1 1.2525

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Date 2010-07-05
String Kirschbaum Touch Turbo 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/55 lbs Babolat Pure Storm GT (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (2,75 hrs.) n.a.
I was happy with the string from the first hit. The Touch Turbo provides a solid feel combined with great power. It also provides good control and a soft touch for a poly. On the other hand, I found the permanent string movement (despite 26/25 kp) annoying.
Overall a good solid string, but not the best for me. I will stick with the Babolat RPM Blast.
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 2010-07-05
String Babolat RPM Blast 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
56/54 lbs Babolat Pure Storm GT (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (2,75 hrs.)
This time I strung the RPM Blast at 25.5/24.5 kg - previously I tried it at 26 kg which was a bit too tight on the Babolat Pure Storm GT. Now it's perfect! I've been using the RPM Blast for 2 months at this tension now. I use this tension only for this string. Now I get the right power and consistent control and tension stability. I'm really happy with it and bought a second reel despite the price, since I already went through the first reel.
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 2010-06-12
String Signum Pro Hyperion 1.24
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/55 lbs Babolat Pure Storm Tour (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (2.75 hrs.)
Strung in two pieces. Played with Head Championship balls.
After reading that the Hyperion is claimed to be a powerful string, I was a bit disappointed because I had expected more power from this black string. On the other hand, control was very good, which is more important to me. Nevertheless sometimes I had the impression that the string scattered, but two shots later it was back to normal.
I did not have any arm problems and liked the dull feedback of the Hyperion. For heavy spinners there are certainly better strings - for me the Hyperion is not among the top 10 in the spin category.
Durability was just slightly above the minimum. Already after 2 hours the string was notched halfway through, and it broke after 2.75 hours.
Overall I enjoyed the string and I'm looking forward to trying it again.
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, explosive, stiff, crispy, precise
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Date 2010-06-07
String Discho Ionspin Rough 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/55 lbs Babolat Pure Storm GT (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a.
The Ionspin played really nice! Solid feedback, still I found the power to be too high, even at this rather high tension. I had trouble keeping the ball in. I had good spin thanks to the texture, and there were no signs of wear after 2 hours of play.
I have to cut out the Ionspin now in order to string the frame with the Babolat RPM Blast which is my standard string for the season. The Ionspin does not reach up to the RPM Blast but it's a good powerful string for players looking for power and comfort.
Satisfied? n/a
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, explosive, spongy
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Date 2010-05-29
String Oehms Black Pearl 1.23
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
54/52 lbs Tecnifibre T-Fight 320 VO2 Max (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (2.5 hrs.)
Very interesting string! The Black Pearl plays quite soft and comfortable, but still provides good control. Just shortly before it broke, I missed some control, but I don't really mind the last 10 minutes. When the string starts losing its control, you can predict very well when it will break or when you will have to restring.
The Black Pearl provided lots of power, which was great on my serve. I really enjoyed the comfortable feedback of this string.
You can't beat the price. Only drawback is the durability - 2.5 hours is not much for a poly.
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, lively, explosive
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Date 2010-05-24
String Topspin Cyber Flash 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/57 lbs Babolat Pure Storm Tour (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (4.5 hrs.)
I was "flashed" by the great overall performance of this string. Great power, especially on the serve. Great control so you can place the ball where you want it to go. Comfort is also remarkable for a poly. I was very happy with the nice and solid feel - I thought about playing it without a dampener.
Conclusion: Really great string which provides that rare combination of high level performance in all categories!
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, explosive, precise
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Date 2010-05-16
String SuperString Nikita Black Star 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
56/54 lbs Babolat Pure Storm Tour (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (3.5 hrs.)
Strung in two pieces on the Babolat Pure Storm Tour at 25.5/24.5 kg.
Played with Head Championship balls for a total of 2.5 hours of singles and 1 set of doubles.
I had a good first impression of this deep black string which was confirmed on the court. I never had any problems with the depth of my shots and always had great control on the ball.
Despite its round shape, it provided great spin potential, especially on the serve. Although my first serve was not very successful (my bad shape), I could fully rely on my second serve because the excellent ball bite enabled me to hit kick serves which I rarely produced.
The string provided a nice direct feedback, similar to the Kirschbaum Super Smash, but not quite as stiff. I lacked some touch on volleys and drop shots. But my baseline game is much more important and the string performed great from the baseline!
I really enjoyed hitting with the Nikita Black Star. Unfortunately it lasted only 3.5 hours, then it broke on two main strings at the same time on a serve.
Conclusion: Great new string from SuperString, much better than Viper V2 Rough from my point of view. Only downside could be (again) the price, which has previously kept me from making a SuperString my standard 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 stiff, solid, crispy, precise, rough
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Date 2010-05-15
String Luxilon Big Banger Original 16
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/57 lbs Tecnifibre T-Fight 320 VO2 Max (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (5.5 hrs.)
Tested both on the Babolat Pure Storm GT as well as on the Tecnifibre T-Fight 320 VO2 Max.
Best feature of this great string is the excellent control which the Alu Power is well known for.
However I had expected better durability than 5.5 hours.
During this period, the BBO performed great in all aspects.
I did not have any arm problems - feedback was very solid on clean hits, and spin potential was good despite the 1.30 mm gauge.
Power was not too low at all, but control was still the major characteristic.
Overall a really great control string, whose market price has been adapted in the meantime.
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 stiff, crispy, precise, dull
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Date 2010-05-14
String Isospeed Axon multi 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/57 lbs Babolat Pure Storm GT (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (4.5 hrs.)
Visually very interesting string! You can see the black core through the transparent shell.
Initially I was very happy with this new multifilament from Isospeed, but after 2-3 hours of play the tension had dropped so much that I lost control.
In the beginning, control was sufficient to tame the enormous power of this string. It worked great on spin shots, with very little string movement. Extremely soft touch, really comfortable.
The Axon multi lasted surprisingly long for a multifilament, 4.5 hours is very good for me.
Overall a great multifilament which would be even better if it maintained its control a bit longer.
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, resilient, flexible
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Date 2010-05-14
String Isospeed Pyramid 1.30
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
56/54 lbs Babolat Pure Storm GT (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (6.5 hrs.)
The Pyramid is a triangular shaped string supposed to provide enormous spin.
I was indeed able to generate lots of spin, however I think that the 1.30 mm gauge takes away some of the potential because it decreases the space between the strings and the ball cannot be grabbed as well. Nevertheless the triangular shape does provide better spin than normal strings of this gauge.
The string feels rather stiff so I missed some touch on drop shots and volleys.
Durability of 6.5 hours is excellent and one of the best features of this string.
The Pyramid also maintained its characteristics over a long period of time - great tension stability!
Overall I had expected more from this spin monster.
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, solid, crispy, rough
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