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Holabird Sports


Available MSV Focus - HEX® Ultra 1.25 (2712 hits) Co-PolyesterMonofilamentStructured surface 23 ratings €8.50* Available in: World 2018-05-05
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
94% (17/18)

Colors:   good   bad   average  ¦  Satisfaction = overall satisfaction
Ratings 1-5 of 23
Tester vincentherrmann (3), 2018-05-05  registered Residence: Germany male team player lower league, medium strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
56/55 lbs Babolat Pure Aero 2016 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (7 hrs.)
 
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 solid, boring
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Tester Ferry (10), 2018-05-04  Board-ID Residence: Germany male young seniors team player lower league, hard strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/55 lbs Head Graphene XT Speed MP (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Strung on a drop weight machine in two pieces without problems. Took about 30 minutes to adapt to this string, and then I felt its positive characteristics. Good string, recommendable.
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 comfortable, lively, crispy
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Tester Stef727 (4), 2017-10-15  registered Residence: Germany male team player lower league, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
44/44 lbs Yonex E-Zone DR 98 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Tested the black version on clay court.
Apart from the lack of comfort (I have a sensitive arm), the string provides great control even at low tensions. Power is well balanced. You should definitely try this string if you don't have a sensitive arm!

I also tried this string in a hybrid with Isospeed Control+ crosses (22/22 kg), indoors on carpet. That did improve comfort a bit, but not sufficiently. Control was reduced and strings were moving around more.

Many thanks to MSV for the sample!
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a.
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives stiff, solid, crispy, precise, rough
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Tester stege (1), 2017-06-22  email address provided but not confirmed Residence: Germany male team player lower league, medium strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/53 lbs Wilson Pro Staff 95S (MP, 16/15)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
 
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Solinco Tour Bite
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, crispy, rough
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Tester BB10 (9), 2017-05-24  registered Residence: Germany male young seniors team player upper league, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/51 lbs Wilson Blade 93 (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Easy to string.
Played on clay court.
First impression was the strange sound of the string (not meant in a negative way, it just sounded different).
The string provides good precision and control at average power. Spin is good. There was almost no string movement and almost no notching, even after several hours of play.
I had the impression that the string had lost some of its initial crispness after 4-5 hours of play, but that is not unusual for a poly. I guess I would cut out this string before it breaks. Note that I am using a small frame with 18x20 pattern so my strings typically last pretty long.
As durability is very good you could easily choose a thinner gauge. At least I will try this.
Overall a very good string with good control and durability. The other characteristics are normal for a poly but not significantly above average.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
n/a
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, crispy, precise
Tension Diagram Tension diagram
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