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Available LaserTec Pro Tour 1.20 (532 hits) Co-PolyesterMonofilament 10 ratings €6.00-€9.00* Available in: World 2018-12-15
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
86% (6/7)

Colors:   good   bad   average  ¦  Satisfaction = overall satisfaction
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Tester sundown (44), 2018-12-15  Verified Tester Residence: Germany male team player upper league, medium strokes with heavy spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
42/40 lbs Yonex VCore SV 98 (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Normal stringing behavior. Played indoors on carpet with Tennis Point Premium balls.

I used to look out for powerful strings, but at least indoors I prefer this string over the other power strings I've tried so far. I really liked the control (both on depth and on angles). I'm curious how it will perform outdoors on clay court. It may replace the SPPP as my standard cross string with multifilaments and natural gut. But maybe I will also enjoy it as a full string bed on clay court.

Serves were the only stroke which did not work as usual. I missed some power and spin. As long as I was fully concentrated and hit with full effort, it was okay. But when I held back my shots went too long. It definitely gets better with time but it takes some getting used to.
Ground strokes lacked power, but with increased effort it was possible to generate sufficient ball speed. That was great in combination with the high precision.
Volleys had good touch. I liked the Black Mamba Nano a bit better in that department, but the difference was minimal.

On the negative side, the string had some strange vibrations, maybe due to the low tension. I think I can adapt to that but I'll see...

Towards the end of the summer I also tested the thicker version at higher tension on clay court. With that setup I lacked spin and power, but gained a bit precision.

Thanks a lot for the sample.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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The strings are very similar in many aspects, but that doesn't mean they are similar overall.
The Yonex clearly wins in the power department. But let me add that I actually enjoyed the low power of the LaserTec.
Control is definitely a highlight of the LaserTec. Haven't seen such a good precision for a long time.
Feel was okay with both strings (I'm not that touchy kind of player), maybe a bit better with the Yonex.
I can't really rate the comfort, don't have a sensitive arm.
The Yonex might have a tad better spin potential but it's really minimal.
Tension stability is clearly the LaserTec's advantage.

Since the string was tested indoors and not on clay court, the comparison may not be 100% fair. On clay court I prefer a spin oriented game. Maybe I would rate it differently, but I can imagine trying it again on clay court.
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Tester rainertscharke (53), 2018-11-02  registered Residence: Germany male team player upper league, medium strokes with heavy spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
42/40 lbs Head Graphene Touch Prestige Mid (MS, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Strung on an electronic machine with fast pull and +10% on the tie-offs, 3 kg lower than usual according to the instructions.
The highlight of this string is its maintenance of playing characteristics for a very long time. But since control, touch, power and spin are only average, there are better alternatives for me in this category of strings.
Comfort and comfort are pretty good.
Advanced players who don't break strings and are looking for constant playability should try this string.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
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Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives innovative
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Tester BB10 (12), 2018-10-18  registered Residence: Germany male young seniors team player upper league, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
44/44 lbs Wilson Blade 93 (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>8 hrs.)
I strung 9 lbs lower compared to my usual setup. I had tested the 1.25 mm version at 48.5 lbs (see my other review). Strung on an electronic machine in one piece without problems.

Played on clay court mostly with new balls. It provided enormous precision and feel despite the low tension. No issues with depth nor scattering. Thanks to the low tension power was improved (compared to my test of the 1.25 mm version). Power was good but still not phenomenal. Same applies for the spin which should come from your technique if you want to use this string. It is rather suitable for hard hitters.
Durability was good. I cut it out after 8 hours but it would probably have lasted a bit longer. That's decent for a 1.20 mm string. The dense string pattern (18x20) might have helped. Good tension maintenance.

Overall a very good string. You should have the courage to string it significantly softer than you would string other polys.
Satisfied? satisfied
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Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, flexible, elastic, innovative
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Tester Konterpuncher (3), 2018-09-12  email address provided but not confirmed Residence: Germany male team player upper league, medium strokes with moderate spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/49 lbs Prince Textreme Tour 100P (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
While I usually string at 26/25 or 25/24 kg, I strung this at 23/22 kg but didn't dare to lower the tension further as suggested by the manufacturer. No problems during stringing, no tangling up or so.
Overall the string played great, control being the highlight of this string. I especially liked it on volleys and backhand slice. Power is rather low so this string is for hard hitters looking for a control string. For that target group this is an excellent string.
Satisfied? satisfied
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Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, precise
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Tester fortey (3), 2018-09-11  registered Residence: Austria male recreational player, medium strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
46/44 lbs Head Graphene 360 Speed S (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
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Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Compared to the Head Lynx 1.20 the Pro Tour maintains its tension a bit better - no decline even after several hours of play.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, flexible, lively, precise, rough
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