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Holabird Sports


Available Gamma Ocho XP 1.32 (330 hits) MultifilamentStructured surface 2 ratings Available in: World 2017-11-29
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
100% (2/2)

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Tester RShorty9 (61), 2017-11-29  registered Residence: France female tournament player national level, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
60/57 lbs Head Graphene XT Prestige MP (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>20 hrs.)
The Ocho XP 1.32 is quite robust during stringing. No issues there.
On the court it feels different from other multifilaments. You don't see any wear or fraying until the 5th hour, then you see some wear on the cross strings.
The string has a very bright sound. Not much string movement, and when you straighten the strings they make a cracking noise.
Power is very good. It feels rather direct, elastic and comfortable. However for my taste the string is a bit too thick on my 18x20 string pattern, so I lack some touch. Spin was good but not excellent.
I found the string to be more suitable for an aggressive game than for a touchy game. For the latter it lacks control and feedback.
I also had the impression that despite the good tension maintenance the string loses its qualities. In any case it is solid and playable, and the durability is among the best in the multifilament range. I could easily hit 20 hours with it until it started to fray on the crosses. Despite the fraying on the crosses the string finally broke on a main string.
Played on hard court and clay, first for 6 hours, then put aside due to lack of comfort. Then later picked up the frame again and noticed no tension loss, so the tension was basically maintained over several months.
Satisfied? satisfied
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StringAdjectives comfortable, resilient, solid
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Tester Howy (419), 2017-07-30  Verified Tester Residence: Luxembourg male seniors tournament player national level, medium strokes with little spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/53 lbs Wilson Pro Staff 95S (MP, 16/15)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>8 hrs.)
Normal stringing behavior.
Played on clay court with Dunlop Fort TP balls.
The string was quite powerful but I was always in control of my shots.
Comfort and feedback were good. Feedback is somewhat stiff/hard.
The octagonal profile grabs the ball quite well.
Satisfied? satisfied
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