Ratings: 15578
Strings: 2970
Testers: 15633
140 users online.
User: Guest [register] Login
  About Strings
  String Database
  String Gallery
  Ratings Database
  Manufacturers
  Post Review
  About Racquets
  About Machines
  Machine Reviews
  Post Review
  Stringing Guide
  Stringing Patterns
  DT Database
  Interviews
  Reports
  Letters
  FAQ
  Discussion Board
  Polls
  String Exchange
  Dealers
  Classifieds: Sale
  Classifieds: Wanted
Downloads
Tennis Links
Contact
About / Disclaimer
Visits: 5067091
Today: 344
Yesterday: 1733

Julian_Koch
Verified Tester Verified Tester 16 ratings Residence: Germany male 1992-02-15
male team player upper league
medium strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Current racquet Head YouTek IG Prestige Pro (MP, 16/19)
Test Pipeline
Julian_Koch will be testing the following strings next:
StringPriority
Luxilon Big Banger Original 1650
Kirschbaum Helix 1.2520

Show ratings:

Date 2014-02-02
String Yonex Poly Tour Spin 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/49 lbs Head YouTek IG Prestige Pro (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
My current favorite. Rather low powered... needs to be strung a bit softer to gain power and increase feel. Control will not suffer much. The string feels crisp and grabs the ball well on topspin and slice. Great spin and feel. Currently wins for me against RPM Blast and Alu Power in terms of playing characteristics. Additionally, the price is absolutely attractive for what you get. Much more affordable than RPM Blast and Alu Power.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Babolat RPM Blast
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives crispy, precise, rough
Comments: No comments found.

Please log in to be able to post a comment.

Date 2012-04-29
String Babolat RPM Blast 17
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/53 lbs Head YouTek IG Prestige S (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (6.5 hrs.)
Simply a great string! Paid 120 Euros for a reel from which I get 19 frames strung.
Even if it was more expensive I would give the same ratings, because the string just plays great on clay. Good power, good control, and superb spin!
The best about this string is its feel when it's strung at lower tensions - crisp but also soft. Great for a precise game.
I only lacked some feel on the slice. Still good but not as awesome as on the other strokes.
Overall a great string! Durability is also nice for me with 6.5 hours. For example the Topspin Cyber Flash (same gauge) breaks on me after only 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 soft, explosive, crispy, precise, innovative, unique
Comments: No comments found.

Please log in to be able to post a comment.

Date 2011-09-26
String Babolat VS Tonic+ Ball Feel 16
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
56/58 lbs Head YouTek Prestige MP (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
I use Luxilon Savage Black in the mains and the VS Tonic in the crosses. Unique feel! Great comfort, power and feel. Great natural gut string at an acceptable price.
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, unique
Comments: No comments found.

Please log in to be able to post a comment.

Date 2011-06-24
String Pro's Pro Blackout 1.24
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
54/53 lbs Head YouTek Prestige MP (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Plays quite identical to the Black Code!

This string should not be strung too tight since it feels very stiff in a dense string pattern. But otherwise a great string. I really like it since it seems to be identical to the Black Code. At least I don't feel any difference. You can't get a better string for the price. This is my current standard string since I'm playing a lot of tournaments these days and restring frequently, either because the strings break or go dead.
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 Black Code
StringAdjectives
Comments: No comments found.

Please log in to be able to post a comment.

Date 2011-02-16
String Luxilon Savage Black 1.27
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
60/57 lbs Head YouTek Prestige MP (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Simply a great string!
I've been playing the Savage since it got available and honestly it's a keeper!
Nice feel, comfortable but not too soft, and a great control (crisp but still soft enough to provide a great feel).
Depth control via spin is extremely good despite high power.
Durability is also okay, but not as good as with Alu Power or Original.
But at this price this is the best string for me at the moment.
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, precise, innovative, unique
Comments: No comments found.

Please log in to be able to post a comment.

Date 2010-07-13
String Match Pro Fluo-Yellow 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/57 lbs Head MicroGEL Prestige MP (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
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 wire-like, crispy
Comments: No comments found.

Please log in to be able to post a comment.

Date 2010-07-13
String Oehms Black Pearl 1.23
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/57 lbs Head MicroGEL Prestige MP (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
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, precise
Comments: No comments found.

Please log in to be able to post a comment.

Date 2010-05-10
String Babolat Revenge 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/55 lbs Head MicroGEL Prestige MP (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
This is not really my string. It lacks power, but control and spin are excellent. I think this could be a good choice for a hybrid combination with natural gut for improving power and feel.
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
Comments: No comments found.

Please log in to be able to post a comment.

Date 2010-05-10
String Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/57 lbs Head MicroGEL Prestige MP (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Same level of power and control compared to the rough version. However there is less spin potential. On the other hand, it lasts longer. Comfort is average I would say.
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
Comments:

TitleDateTimeAuthor
Average comfort2010-07-0716:13:43jazzyfunkybluesy (24) anonymous Origin: World

Please log in to be able to post a comment.

Date 2010-04-11
String Topspin Cyber Flash 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/55 lbs Head YouTek IG Prestige S (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (3 hrs.)
Easy to string. I frequently string it and get positive feedback due to the great price/performance ratio.
Overall a solid poly which plays nice and provides a good balance of control and power.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, crispy, precise, innovative
Comments: No comments found.

Please log in to be able to post a comment.

 1 2   Next  Last