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oliver.thome
Verified Tester Verified Tester 29 ratings Residence: Germany male 1971-06-24
male recreational player
hard strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Current racquet Yonex E-Zone Ai 100 (MP, 16/19)
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Date 2014-03-20
String Yonex Poly Tour Spin 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/55 lbs Yonex E-Zone Ai 100 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
The Yonex Poly Tour Spin is a perfect fit for the Ezone AI 100. Great spin, great control, great durability and excellent feel. I don't mind the low power. Perfect for my game. My current favorite.
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 lively, explosive, crispy, unique
Comments:

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Date 2013-12-01
String Dyreex Black Edge 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/55 lbs Prince EXO3 Rebel 98 TCT (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Got the free set through the playtest on this site.
Strung on an electric constant pull machine at the same tension as the Yonex Poly Tour Pro.
I was very curious due to the positive reviews so far.
Stringing was typical for a poly, no issues.
Played indoors on carpet.
The first 4 hours were really great, even slightly better than my current favorite, Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125. Great feel, very good spin potential. Comfort was not quite as good as with the Yonex Poly Tour Pro. Power/control ratio was great and feel was excellent. However after 4 hours the characteristics changed. Control was much less and the strings started to scatter. I continued playing with it but normally I would have cut it out.
Overall a very interesting string, but I personally prefer the Yonex Poly Tour Pro because it provides better tension maintenance resp. more consistent playability.
Satisfied? not satisfied
Compared to:
Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives lively, crispy
Comments: No comments found.

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Date 2013-08-16
String Yonex Poly Tour Pro 120 17
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/55 lbs Pro Kennex Ki 5 295 (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Great string. Definitely worth a test! I personally prefer the 1.20 over the 1.25.
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, lively, explosive, crispy, unique
Comments: No comments found.

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Date 2013-02-19
String Gamma iO 16
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/55 lbs Pro Kennex Ki 5 295 (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Easy to string. Strung in one piece on an electric Gamma machine.
Played 6 hours so far on carpet with my standard balls, Dunlop Fort Tournament.
IMHO the Gamma iO is an average poly that does not stick out in any department.
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, sluggish
Comments: No comments found.

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Date 2012-05-20
String Genesis Xplosion 16
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/53 lbs Pro Kennex Ki 5 295 (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>25 hrs.)
Strung on a Signum Pro S-3000 drop weight machine in one piece. Typical multifilament behavior, the string stretched a lot. Otherwise no issues.
Played on clay with my standard Dunlop Fort Tournament balls in parallel with Genesis Thunder Blast 1.30.
Power was very good throughout the test period, however I lacked control. Feel was very good, very lively. Excellent touch on volleys and drop shots. Comfort was also great as expected from a multifilament. Also typical for a multifilament, spin potential was very low. The strings moved from the start.
Great string for players with sensitive arm or shoulder.
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.
In direct comparison, I liked the Genesis Thunder Blast much better in all aspects.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, resilient, flexible, elastic, explosive, unique
Comments: No comments found.

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Date 2012-05-20
String Genesis Thunder Blast 16
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/53 lbs Pro Kennex Ki 5 295 (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>25 hrs.)
Strung on a Signum Pro S-3000 drop weight machine in one piece. Typical multifilament behavior, the string stretched a lot. Otherwise no problems.
Played on clay court with my standard Dunlop Fort Tournament balls in parallel with Genesis Xplosion.
Power was very good throughout the test period. Great balance of power and control. Great feel, very lively. Also excellent touch on volleys and drop shots. Comfort was great as expected from a multifilament. Spin potential was adequate. After a few hours of play, the strings started to move, as typical for a multifilament.
Great string for players with sensitive arm or shoulder.
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.
In direct comparison, I liked Genesis Thunder Blast much better than Genesis Xplosion in all aspects.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, resilient, flexible, elastic, lively, explosive, unique
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Date 2012-04-11
String WeissCANNON Explosiv! 1.30
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/55 lbs Pro Kennex Ki 5 295 (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>12 hrs.)
Strung on a Signum Pro S-3000 drop weight machine in one piece. Typical stringing behavior for a multifilament. The string stretched a lot. No issues.
Played indoors at 8-16°C with my standard Dunlop Fort balls.
Power was excellent throughout the entire test period. I also had great precision in my shots, also on fast strokes. I had extremely good feel for the ball at any time. Very lively. Volleys and drop shots worked great too. Comfort was excellent all the time. The most comfortable string I've used so far. Spin potential was typical for a multifilament. There was only minimal string movement of the crosses.
Great string for players with arm problems. It's just important to string 1-2 kg higher than other multifilaments. Also highly suitable as a cross string in hybrids with WeissCannon Scorpion 1.22.
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, elastic, explosive
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Date 2012-04-11
String Prince Beast XP 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/49 lbs Pro Kennex Ki 5 295 (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>12 hrs.)
Strung on a Signum Pro S-3000 drop weight machine in one piece. No issues during stringing.
Played indoors at 8-16°C with my standard Dunlop Fort balls for a total of 12 hours.
Power was very good throughout the entire test period. I also had great control in my shots. Feel for the ball was very good at any time. Very lively. Volleys and drop shots worked great too. Comfort was also great until the end. Despite my sensitive arm this string did not cause me any problems. The string provided good grip on topspin and slice. There was no string movement at all. Cut out the strings after 12 hours 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 comfortable, lively, explosive
Comments: No comments found.

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Date 2012-04-06
String Head PWR Fusion 16
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/53 lbs Pro Kennex Ki 5 295 (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>20 hrs.)
Strung on a Signum Pro S-3000 drop weight machine in two pieces. No problems, typical multifilament behavior.
Played indoors at temperatures between 8 and 20°C with my standard Dunlop Fort Tournament balls for a total of 20 hours.
Power was extremely good throughout the test period. Control was also very good at any time. I had great precision in my shots, even on faster strokes. I had extremely good feel for the ball. Very lively. Excellent on volleys and drop shots. No arm problems at all. Good grip on topspin and slice. There was only a minimal string movement (crosses).
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, flexible, elastic, lively, explosive
Comments: No comments found.

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Date 2012-02-13
String Tecnifibre X.Code 16
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/53 lbs Pro Kennex Ki 5 295 MP (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>10 hrs.)
Strung in one piece on a Signum Pro S-3000. Easy to string, typical for a multifilament. The string stretched a lot, but significantly less than WeissCannon Explosiv! and 6StarString Supercharged.
Played indoors in winter with new Dunlop Trainer balls. 10 hours of singles and 2 hours of doubles so far.
The string provided very good power and control throughout the test. I had great precision in my shots, even on faster strokes. Great feel throughout the test, very lively. Excellent on volleys and drop shots. Great comfort until now. Absolutely no pain. Good spin potential on topspin and slice. No string movement so far.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Tecnifibre X-One Biphase
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Compared to the Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 1.24 which I played in parallel on the same model at the same tension, the X.Code 1.30 provides much better power, slightly better control and better spin. On the other hand, the X-One Biphase provides slightly better comfort and feel. Tension stability and durability were about the same.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, flexible, elastic, lively, explosive, crispy
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