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Holabird Sports


Available Pro's Pro Black Force 1.14 (24745 hits) Co-PolyesterMonofilament 18 ratings €2.70* Available in: Europe 2017-02-20
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
87% (13/15)

Colors:   good   bad   average  ¦  Satisfaction = overall satisfaction
Ratings 1-5 of 18
Tester Schaffinho (3), 2017-02-20  registered Residence: Germany male seniors team player upper league, medium strokes with little spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
49/49 lbs Head YouTek Prestige Mid (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
I'm using this string in a hybrid (Black Force mains and Red Devil 1.14 crosses).
No problems during stringing. Quite soft and stretchy.

Very good characteristics overal. Great feel and solid feedback on impact. Control, power, everything is there. Switched to the 1.14 gauge after experiencing slight arm problems with my former go-to string, MSV Co-Focus 1.18. No problems so far with the hybrid. Great comfort.
Played for 2 times 2 hours so far (indoors, carpet, new Dunlop Fort Elite balls).
As mentioned by other testers, tension stability is not the best. DT was 37.5 prior to the first hit. After 2 hours of play down to DT 35.7. After 2 more hours DT 35.4. I guess I will get a maximum of 8 hours from this string before I need to cut it out. But that's fine for me, due to the good price it is not an issue.

Since I hit rather flat, I cannot say much about spin. When I need topspin I am able to generate it with this combo. Slice works pretty well, certainly due to the good touch.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
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Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, elastic, stretchy, rough
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Tester ax (1), 2016-09-24  registered Residence: Germany male young seniors tournament player national level, hard strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
44/42 lbs Babolat Aero Pro Drive GT 2013 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (3-4 hrs.)
I tried this thin string because I had arm problems and needed to change something concerning my setup. That's why I strung as low as 20/19 kg.
I've been using this string for more than a year now and always string it at the same tension. It really works well and I'm so happy that I will stick with it.
Durability is the drawback, as the string lasts only 3-4 hours on me (100 sq.in. frame, 16x19 string pattern). But that does not affect the budget too much as a reel of this string is very cheap. And you always have freshly strung frames.
I don't need to further comment on the playing characteristics... for me it is just the perfect string.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
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Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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I haven't played a comparable string so far...
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, flexible, lively, precise, innovative, unique
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Tester Aretium (6), 2015-07-22  anonymous Residence: Great Britain male team player upper league, hard strokes with heavy spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
42/42 lbs Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six-One 90 (MS, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>4 hrs.)
Plenty of control, very stiff for such a thin gauge, lasts 1 maybe 2 outings. The coating wears off after 1 session.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives crispy, precise
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Tester carlosoki (28), 2014-01-12  Verified Tester Residence: Spain male team player lower league, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/55 lbs Prince Tour 98 ESP (MP, 16/16)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (3.5 hrs.)
Very good thin gauge string. Good tension maintenance. Great spin and power. I know that testing in a 16x16 string pattern racquet it was impossible to play more than 3 hours with a 1.14 gauge string.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Tecnifibre Black Code 1.24
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, precise
Tension Diagram Tension diagram
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Tester Player79 (13), 2013-12-29  Verified Tester Residence: Germany male tournament player national level, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/53 lbs Wilson BLX Blade 98 Amplifeel 18x20 (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Unfortunately for me the 1.14 mm diameter is not recommendable. On heavy strokes I always felt like the string would be breaking "now". Nevertheless a comfortable string despite its thinness, suitable for lower level players or women. It has a slightly chemical smell.
Satisfied? n/a
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Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives spongy, stiff
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