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Holabird Sports


Available Kirschbaum Max. Power 1.25 (28123 hits) Co-PolyesterMonofilamentStructured surface 19 ratings €12.00* Available in: World 2018-09-03
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
100% (16/16)

Colors:   good   bad   average  ¦  Satisfaction = overall satisfaction
Ratings 1-5 of 19
Tester lasse-s (87), 2018-09-03  Trusted Tester Residence: Germany male seniors team player upper league, medium strokes with heavy spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
49/51 lbs Babolat Pure Strike 16x19 (Project One7) (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>8 hrs.)
Played on clay court with Wilson Tour Germany balls. The Kirschbaum Max Power is the best Alu Power alternative for me! It provides similar characteristics at a much more affordable price.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives crispy, precise
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Tester Haas81 (2), 2018-05-13  email address provided but not confirmed Residence: Italy male team player lower league, medium strokes with moderate spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
46/44 lbs Wilson Blade 98 16x19 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (15 hrs.)
 
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): Luxilon Alu Power
StringAdjectives
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Tester Gernaux (122), 2017-04-16  Trusted Tester Residence: Germany male seniors team player upper league, hard strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/51 lbs Head MicroGEL Prestige MP (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Strung on a drop weight machine in two pieces without problems.
Played indoors on carpet and outdoors on clay court with Head No. 1 and Dunlop Fort balls.
Good string in all aspects. Control is its highlight. In contrast to what the name implies, power is average (unless you can generate it with your technique). Spin, durability and tension stability are all good.
Overall a good string, but not the right string for me. I need more support for generating power.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
n/a
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives stiff, dull
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Tester Monzo (45), 2017-01-30  Board-ID Residence: Germany male team player lower league, medium strokes with heavy spin, defensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/53 lbs Wilson Six.One 95S (MP, 18/16)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Strung on an electronic Gamma machine. Almost no stretch. Smooth surface, easy to weave. No issues during stringing. The string felt a bit stiff.
Played on carpet with Dunlop Fort Tournament and Balls Unlimited Code Black balls.

The string feels quite stiff, crisp and very direct. Not suitable for players with a sensitive arm. It is a demanding string for hard hitters.

Kirschbaum claims power and responsiveness for this string. While the latter is definitely there, dwell time is pretty short. Power is not particularly high, despite the name "Max. Power". It is definitely control oriented. Maybe even the best control I've seen in a string so far. You almost cannot over hit. So I would say, average power, maximum control.
Spin is okay but you need to generate it yourself. Durability is also average for me. Significant notches after three practice sessions. Will break soon. Playability is still good, though. Other strings typically lose their playability towards the end of their life. But here this is not the case. Playing characteristics were maintained pretty consistently throughout its life. Tension stability seems to be very good. There was no string movement, which is also quite special.

Kirschbaum says the string was developed for tournament players. I believe that is the right target group for this string too.

Conclusion: A demanding, control oriented string for experienced players looking for consistent characteristics throughout their string's life.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Compared to the Gamma Moto, the Max. Power provides:
better durability
equal power
worse control
equal feel
equal comfort
worse spin
better tension stability

Compared to the Solinco Outlast, the Max. Power provides:
worse durability
worse power
better control
worse feel
worse comfort
equal spin
better tension stability
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives elastic, crispy, precise, innovative
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Tester returner (22), 2016-11-18  registered Residence: Germany male young seniors team player upper league, medium strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/49 lbs Head Graphene XT Speed MP (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Played indoors on carpet with Head No. 1 Trainer balls. Nice crisp feel and very good control. Not harsh. IMHO the better alternative to Alu Power.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Similar control, but more explosive power and more comfortable feel.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, explosive, crispy, precise, innovative
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