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Holabird Sports


Available Kirschbaum Black Shark 1.25 (23294 hits) Co-PolyesterMonofilamentStructured surface 12 ratings €8.00-€10.00* Available in: World 2018-06-07
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
89% (8/9)

Colors:   good   bad   average  ¦  Satisfaction = overall satisfaction
Ratings 1-5 of 12
Tester TennisSepp (3), 2018-06-07  registered Residence: Germany male team player upper league, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/49 lbs Head Graphene XT Speed MP Ltd (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Satisfied? not 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 solid, rough
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Tester philippematta (1), 2014-12-25  registered Residence: Brazil male team player upper league, hard strokes with heavy spin, defensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/57 lbs Tecnifibre T-Fight 295 VO2 Max (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (50 hrs.)
 
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
n/a
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives flexible, explosive, stiff
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Tester tguneysu (3), 2014-04-29  email address provided but not confirmed Residence: Turkey male seniors team player lower league, medium strokes with heavy spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/51 lbs Donnay X-Yellow (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (20 hrs.)
 
Satisfied? n/a
Compared to:
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Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Völkl Cyclone provides more power and pop - easier to use if your racquet is low powered. Use this if you are very very strong otherwise lower the tension.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives stiff, dull, rough
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Tester Dauerregen (4), 2014-03-02  registered Residence: Germany male team player lower league, medium strokes with heavy spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/51 lbs Prince EXO3 Rebel 98 (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>10 hrs.)
 
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Prince Synthetic Gut DF etc.
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, precise, rough
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Tester brenaetzke (105), 2013-09-26  registered Residence: Germany male team player upper league, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/54 lbs Head YouTek IG Extreme Pro 2.0 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (2 hrs.)
Strung on a drop weight machine in two pieces. No issues, moderate stretch.
Played on clay with Wilson Practice balls.

The string provides a good mix of control and liveliness which could be interesting for a broad range of players. Of course the Black Shark is no touch string, but especially on the volleys I had nice feel. Ground strokes felt comfortable but not spongy. Power level is normal/high and increases with playing time due to the average tension stability. Spin is very good in the beginning, but the profile wears smooth with time. Which is okay since the string does not last forever so you are forced to restring anyway.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Solinco Tour Bite
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
The Black Shark is not as stiff as the Solinco Tour Bite, but does not provide as much control. It reminds me of the Tecnifibre Black Code, but it is better and more balanced.
Similar string(s): Tecnifibre Black Code
StringAdjectives comfortable, lively, rough
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