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Holabird Sports


Available Tecnifibre Black Code 17 (30969 hits) Co-PolyesterMonofilamentStructured surface 85 ratings $12.00* Available in: World 2018-10-24
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
84% (56/67)

Colors:   good   bad   average  ¦  Satisfaction = overall satisfaction
Ratings 56-60 of 85
Tester Drek (2), 2010-04-06  email address provided but not confirmed Residence: New Jersey boys team player lower league, medium strokes with heavy spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
58/58 lbs Babolat Pure Drive 107 (OS, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
This is a well rounded poly. I wasn't as impressed with the spin as other reviewers, I guess. It is still very good though. It quickly loses tension and is soon frustrating me with uncontrolled tennis balls flying everywhere. Comfortable for a poly, but still searching for a long-lasting, really playable poly.
Satisfied? n/a
Compared to:
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Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, springy, sluggish
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Tester brenaetzke (105), 2010-04-02  registered Residence: Germany male team player upper league, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
58/56 lbs Wilson KBlade 98 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Strung in two pieces on a drop weight machine.
Played indoors on carpet with various different types of balls during practice and match play.
This is my current string of choice. Great blend of power, control, and spin. Durability is not great but it does not matter so much indoors (the string lasted me only 1.5 hours during my first test on clay). However due to the lack of tension stability I need to cut out the Black Code after 3-4 hours of intense play, since by then it will have lost a significant amount of control and feel.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
MSV Focus-HEX 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
The Tecnifibre plays more elastic and lively than the MSV. Just the price is a bit high. If you're on a budget, and don't mind using rather stiff strings, I'd recommend to check out the Pro's Pro Black Out.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, rough
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Tester JoelH (3), 2010-03-18  email address provided but not confirmed Residence: USA male tournament player national level, hard strokes, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/53 lbs Babolat Pure Drive Roddick (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (3-4 hrs.)
 
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Much softer in comparison to any Luxilon offerings, with a little extra spin and in my opinion control. I really enjoyed this string and have been using as a hybrid with even softer poly Topspin Cyber Blue.
Similar string(s): MSV Focus-Hex
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, lively, rough, unique
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Tester Headfreak (7), 2010-02-17  registered Residence: Germany male team player upper league, medium strokes with heavy spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/55 lbs Head MicroGEL Radical MP (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (9-10 hrs.)
Played indoors on carpet with Dunlop Fort Tournament balls. Very easy to string. I compared it to the MSV Focus-Hex since that was the only other textured poly that I've played so far. For me the Black Code is perfect. It provides incredible power but still good control. That's what I've been looking for all the time. I haven't rated durability yet since the string is still in my racquet.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
MSV Focus-HEX 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, lively, crispy
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Tester gulbisbighitter18 (32), 2010-01-30  registered Residence: USA male team player lower league, medium strokes with moderate spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
58/56 lbs Yonex RDS 001 Mid (MS, 16/18)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
i strung it myself, very easy BTW, tested in last summer around 90-100°F, hard court surfaces.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
MSV Focus-HEX 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
The feel and comfort of this string is a way better than 95% of the same type of strings in the market. Comparing to MSV Focus-Hex 1.23, it does everything the same or better (much better feel and comfort), maybe 15% less spin access, a little less tension maintenance, and less durability. I am always trying different strings, but this has been one of the best, and for league matches I will be using this one for sure, for the great price related to performance. Durability for me is not an issue, since I care about performance.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, flexible, solid, precise, innovative
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