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registered registered 22 ratings Residence: Germany male  
male young seniors team player upper league
medium strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Current racquet Yonex E-Zone DR 100 (MP, 16/19)
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Signum Pro X-perience 1.18100
Grapplesnake Cube 1.1870
Solinco Tour Bite Diamond Rough 1.2050

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Date 2018-05-18
String WeissCANNON Fire Stroke 1.20
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
50/47 lbs Yonex E-Zone Ai 100 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a.
Very easy to string.
Played on clay court with Dunlop Fort Elite balls.
It plays quite comfortable for a highly structured poly. Not as crisp as a Hyper-G, Tour Bite, or Gamma Moto. It feels softer.
I liked the Fire Stroke but still missed that certain something. But overall a recommendable string, especially for baseline heavy spinners.
Thanks to WeissCannon for the sample!
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
keine Angabe
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a.
Comparison relates to Solinco Hyper-G 1.20. The Fire Stroke feels softer and less crisp.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, lively, precise, rough
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Date 2018-01-21
String MSV Focus - HEX® Ultra 1.20
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/49 lbs Yonex E-Zone Ai 100 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Played indoors on carpet with Dunlop Fort balls.
The white Focus-Hex Ultra is (like the black version) and innovative string, but does not fully reach up to Solinco Hyper-G.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
Solinco Tour Bite
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a.
Comparison relates to Solinco Hyper-G.
This time I tested the white version which seems to be a bit stiffer than the black version.
Similar to the standard Focus-Hex, but with better feel and power.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives crispy, precise, rough
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Date 2018-01-21
String Yonex Poly Tour Spin G 16L
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/49 lbs Yonex E-Zone Ai 100 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Played indoors on carpet with Dunlop Fort balls.
The string played solid but I lacked some touch and the crisp feel and power that the Solinco Hyper-G provides.
Certainly an option for players looking for control.
Satisfied? not satisfied
Compared to:
Solinco Tour Bite
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Comparison relates to Solinco Hyper-G.
Similar to MSV Focus-Hex Ultra but less feel and power.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives solid, precise
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Date 2018-01-21
String Kirschbaum Competition 1.20
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/49 lbs Yonex E-Zone Ai 100 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Played indoors on carpet with Dunlop Fort balls.
I kinda liked this string, nice control, not particularly powerful. When compared to other round polys, I slightly prefer the Gamma iO which also provides very good control but with a more crisp and less dull feel.
Still this classic string is a very good one, e.g. as a tournament string.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a.
Similar to Gamma iO but less power and dull feel.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, solid, precise, rough
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Date 2017-04-11
String Solinco Hyper-G 16L
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/51 lbs Yonex E-Zone Ai 100 (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.
The string provides lots of confidence due to the great control. You can hit precisely with decent power without risk of over hitting. I liked it a lot overall, nice combination of control and power, without sacrificing touch. Definitely a candidate for the upcoming clay court season.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
MSV Focus-HEX 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Similar to Solinco Tour Bite, with better comfort, touch and power. For me the Hyper-G is better. Maybe I have to string lower next time, it maintains its tension very well.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives explosive, crispy, precise, rough, innovative, unique
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Date 2017-04-11
String MSV Focus - HEX® Ultra 1.20
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/51 lbs Yonex E-Zone Ai 100 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a.
Played the black version indoors on carpet with Head No. 1 Trainer balls.
The string provides good control and decent spin, but it is not a power string. You need to work hard to generate ball speed. Rather suitable for aggressive players. Overall I liked it, nice string for the spin based clay court game.
Many thanks to Mr Mauve for the sample!
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
Solinco Tour Bite
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
In direct competition with Solinco Hyper-G 1.25, the Hper-G provides a crisper feel and more explosiveness which I missed in the Focus-Hex Ultra.
Similar string(s): MSV Focus-Hex
StringAdjectives solid, crispy, precise, rough
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Date 2016-11-18
String Kirschbaum Max. Power 1.25
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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Date 2016-05-12
String Völkl Cyclone 18
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
52/50 lbs Yonex E-Zone Ai 100 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a.
Played on clay court with Balls Unlimited Code Black balls at around 22°C.
After a quite positive first impression came some disillusionment. The string feels a bit stiff and dead, and I didn't like its touch. Maybe I will have to play it again at a lower tension. Spin was very good.
Satisfied? not satisfied
Compared to:
Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a.
 
Similar string(s): Signum Pro Tornado
StringAdjectives stiff, wire-like, crispy, dull, rough
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Date 2016-05-08
String WeissCANNON Ultra Cable 1.23
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/49 lbs Yonex E-Zone Ai 100 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a. n.a.
Played on clay with Balls Unlimited Code Black balls. Also tried it in a hybrid with Kirschbaum Pro Line II crosses.
The string provides very good spin, but for me it lacked feel, even in the hybrid combo. Similar to Tier One T1 Firewire.
Thanks to WeissCannon for the sample!
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
MSV Focus-HEX 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a.
Compared to the Focus-Hex, the Ultra Cable has more significant edges (square shape), which negatively affects feel.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives stiff, solid, crispy, rough
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Date 2016-02-06
String Tier One T1 Firewire 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/50 lbs Yonex E-Zone Ai 100 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Played indoors on clay with Unlimited Code Black balls. This string works really great for a spin and angle based game on clay court. I liked it overall.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
MSV Focus-HEX 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a.
Extremely good bite and spin potential (sharp profile). Great control and explosive power when you hit in the sweetspot. If you are looking for touch, there are better alternatives. IMHO this is more comfortable than Solinco Tour Bite.
Similar string(s): Solinco Tour Bite
StringAdjectives explosive, crispy, precise, unique
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