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Holabird Sports


Available Grapplesnake Excellent Purple 1.25 (3070 hits) 31 ratings Available in: World 2018-08-24
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
76% (19/25)

Colors:   good   bad   average  ¦  Satisfaction = overall satisfaction
Ratings 1-5 of 31
Tester wferdinand (6), 2018-08-24  registered Residence: Hungary male team player lower league, medium strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
50/50 lbs Head Graphene XT Instinct MP (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
A bit stiffer than Isospeed-made copolys during stringing. Rock-solid string, excellent control. Not too powerful, but you can put the ball on the court.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Compared to Tennisoutlet Orange Tiger, which is similar to Poly Plasma.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives lively, stiff, solid, precise, rough
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Tester Tennis84 (1), 2018-08-04  email address provided but not confirmed Residence: World male team player upper league, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
49/46 lbs Head Graphene XT Speed MP (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (11 hrs.)
Easy to string. Good feel and confidence from the first hit. However I was not able to generate as much spin as with the Gamma Moto. Maybe that's due to the different shape of the string. The durability and tension maintenance of the Excellent Purple convinced me.

Conclusion: Overall a great string. It might not make it as my new go-to string, but if you are looking for good touch and control, you can't go wrong with the Grapplesnake Excellent Purple.
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, precise, rough
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Tester RShorty9 (69), 2018-07-02  registered Residence: France female tournament player national level, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/55 lbs Head Graphene XT Prestige MP (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (12 hrs.)
The string was soft and smooth and very easy to string. I was surprised how stiff it felt on the court despite feeling soft during stringing. Actually the stiffness was good since I played at high temperatures and I usually string 1 kg higher when it gets hot. Thus I felt instantly comfortable with this string. It felt nice, precise and crisp. Power was lively and explosive. Clear feedback. At first the sweetspot seemed to be a bit decreased, but that wasn't a big issue. There was no string movement. Control was very good. Spin was also good with this smooth string.
Overall a nice playing string with consistent characteristics. Nice package of durability, power, feel and control.
Played on clay court in competition with good results :-)
Thanks a lot for the sample.
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 soft, comfortable, lively, explosive, crispy, precise
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Tester gelbe Filzkugel (12), 2018-05-11  anonymous Residence: Germany female team player lower league, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/51 lbs Babolat Pure Drive Tour (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a.
Strung on a drop weight machine in one piece without problems. Played on clay court with Dunlop Fort Tournament balls.
Power is low so you need to hit hard, which I didn't like in the long run as I developed some arm pain. Spin potential was almost zero. On the positive side, only control and feel are worth mentioning.
Overall not a string for me, but nevertheless thanks for the sample.
Satisfied? n/a
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Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives precise, dull, boring
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Tester Hammerwerfer (14), 2018-05-09  registered Residence: Germany male seniors team player lower league, hard strokes with moderate spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/51 lbs Babolat Pure Strike 100 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Strung on a drop weight machine in one piece without problems. Stretched a lot more than the other Grapplesnake strings I've tried.
In contrast to the Cube and Liquid I did not feel comfortable from the start so it took me approx. 30 minutes to adapt.
Played on clay court for around 10 hours with Dunlop Fort Tournament balls. The string provided good control, feel, comfort and tension maintenance. However I totally lacked power. This causes arm fatigue in the long run. So it's not for me, unfortunately. But on a power frame it will certainly work better...
Satisfied? n/a
Compared to:
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Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, precise
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