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Holabird Sports


Available MSV Hepta-TWIST 1.20 (23269 hits) Co-PolyesterMonofilamentStructured surface 15 ratings $11.00* Available in: World 2018-10-06
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
93% (13/14)

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Tester XM-Tennis (6), 2018-10-06  registered Residence: Germany male team player upper league, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/49 lbs Babolat Pure Aero Tour 2016 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
The Hepta Twist is another string from MSV I tested a few days ago. It feels really supple due to the axial twisting. So the stringing was really comfortable. The racket was strung up with 50.7 lbs on the mains and 48.5 lbs on the crosses on a Gamma X-Els with 4 knots.

The string provides a pleasant and solid feel right from the beginning. Due to the axial twist I had the impression that the string was a little bit thicker than other Strings with the same gauge but the playability and feel are not significantly affected.

After only a few strokes I realized that the Hepta Twist offers lots of power. Touch and control are not outstanding but on a solid level.

The tension stability is one of my favorite game properties. Even after a few hours of play I couldn't realize any loss of tension.

The comfort is on a solid level too. Although I play with a lot of spin I had no problems on the arm.

Also in terms of durability there is nothing negative to say. Despite of the small diameter the string holds the entire hitting session without breaking and without significant notches. A very positive aspect.

The spin potential of the Hepta Twist is also pretty decent but I have to say I wished for a few more "rounds per minute" due to the axial twist.

Conclusion:
Overall the Hepta Twist is a good allround string which is especially convincing due to its tension stability and power. For those players who prefer touch, control and spin should consider the MSV Focus Hex Ultra or the MSV Co Ultra as an alternative.
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, flexible, elastic, explosive, solid
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Tester georgeprodgers (1), 2015-06-16  email address provided but not confirmed Residence: Georgia male seniors team player upper league, moderate spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
46/46 lbs Gamma Big Bubba (OS, 18/21)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (12 hrs.)
 
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
MSV Focus-HEX 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): MSV Focus-Hex
StringAdjectives comfortable, lively, precise
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Tester PureDrive60 (1), 2013-06-29  registered Residence: Germany male team player lower league, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
54/53 lbs Babolat Pure Drive GT+ 2012 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
After having tested a lot of strings, this one is finally the perfect string for my Pure Drive GT!
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Signum Pro Tornado
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives lively, crispy, precise
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Tester MikeDacko (13), 2013-03-08  registered Residence: USA male team player upper league, hard strokes with heavy spin, serve & volley game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
58/56 lbs Wilson BLX2 Steam 99S (MP, 16/15)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
** Please note the racket used is a Wilson Steam 99s **
With the new open string pattern the Steam 99S eats through string like nobodys business. Finding the right string for this racket has been difficult, it is recommended that you use 15G Luxilon 4G S but it looses a lot and usually pops in under 2 hours. A few stringings ago I stumbled on the fact that the thinner string at higher tension lasts longer which is very counter intuitive but it works. The MSV is surprisingly soft in this application, it provides a lot of controllable pop and great spin generation. Besides the obvious benefit on top spin the twist really makes for a lively serve, the kick serve really kicks. The good thing about this string and racket combo is that is brakes before the texture of the twist wears down. Hands down this string out preforms the Luxilon in this application and for half the cost.
Satisfied? satisfied
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, elastic, lively, explosive, stretchy, rough
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Tester freshhh (30), 2013-02-14  registered Residence: Belgium male young seniors tournament player national level, hard strokes with little spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/49 lbs Boris Becker 11 Special Edition (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Tested color: white.
Fantastic string! So much control, good power, great touch and comfort is good for a Co-Poly. Strings are barely moving. This is now my favorite string with the Signum Pro Tornado (the latter has more spin but way too fragile and a bit less arm friendly). I've so much confidence with this string. If you've an aggressive style of play like Nieminen, Stakhovsky, Tipsarevic, James Blake and alike... you're gonna dig it. :)
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
MSV Focus-HEX 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): MSV Focus-Hex, Signum Pro Poly Plasma, Tecnifibre Black Code
StringAdjectives comfortable, resilient, explosive, solid, crispy, precise, innovative, unique
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