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registered registered 12 ratings Residence: Germany male  
male young seniors team player upper league
hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Current racquet Wilson Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph 2016 (MP, 16/19)
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Date 2019-05-21
String WeissCANNON Power Principle 1.20
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/55 lbs Wilson Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph 2016 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (6 hrs.)
Strung on an electronic machine without problems. The stringbed seemed quite stiff off the stringer but I couldn't measure the DT.
Played on clay court in rather cold and wet conditions, normally not ideal for a stiff poly I thought. But I was surprised about the string not feeling uncomfortable at all. It provided very good power and still provided decent control and comfort. It lasted almost 6 hours on my 16x19 string pattern which is very good for a thin poly for me.
Overall I liked the string.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
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, explosive, crispy
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Date 2018-10-18
String LaserTec Pro Tour 1.25
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
49/49 lbs Wilson Blade 93 (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (>10 hrs.)
I strung this 4 lbs lower than my usual setup, one-piece on an electronic machine, without problems.

On clay court with new balls the string provided enormous precision and feel, at the expense of power and spin. The latter need to be generated from your technique. I think that is fair as the string seems to target the advanced, hard hitting player rather than the recreational player.
Durability was great, and I cut it out after 10 hours on my 93 sq.in. 18x20 frame. It would probably have lasted longer. Tension maintenance up to that point was above average.

I would string this even 2-4 lbs lower next time to gain more power. Overall a solid string. Will probably also try it as a cross string in my hybrid setup.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
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 soft, comfortable, elastic, precise, innovative
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Date 2018-10-18
String LaserTec Pro Tour 1.20
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
Compared to:
keine Angabe
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 soft, comfortable, flexible, elastic, innovative
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Date 2018-05-07
String Tier One Durafluxx 1.28
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/51 lbs Wilson Blade 93 (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (10 hrs.)
Strung on an electric machine in one piece without problems. I was a bit sceptical due to the thick gauge, but was positively surprised on the court. The string provided good control and feel without sacrificing the characteristics of a thinner string. Spin was good (though not excellent), durability was very good. I didn't have any arm problems.
I think this is a good choice for players looking for a poly with good control and durability.
I might try the thinner gauge too as I would expect even better characteristics from it.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
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, solid, precise
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Date 2018-05-07
String Tier One T1 Firewire 1.30
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/51 lbs Wilson Blade 93 (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (11 hrs.)
Strung on an electric machine in one piece without problems.
I didn't like the string too much overall. Two main reasons: It was a bit too low powered for my taste. It is rather a control string with good durability. Furthermore it was too thick for me. You need to know that I'm playing a 93 sq.in. frame with 18x20 string pattern, so a 1.30 mm poly might not be a perfect fit for that frame in general.
If you are looking for control and durability and can generate the power yourself, this could be a good fit.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
keine Angabe
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, precise, sluggish
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Date 2018-05-07
String Tier One Black Knight 1.18
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/51 lbs Wilson Blade 93 (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (8 hrs.)
Not sure how to rate this string, even after several hours of play. It seems to be solid as it does not seem to have any real weakness... but it does not have any particular strength either. I missed some power. Control, feel and spin were good. But that was expected from a 1.18 mm string.
Durability was a positive surprise. 8 hours for such a thin string is pretty good.
Overall a solid string but not outstanding.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
keine Angabe
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, solid, precise
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Date 2017-10-15
String WeissCANNON Fire Stroke 1.20
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/51 lbs Wilson Blade 93 (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (5 hrs.)
No problems during stringing. Played on clay court. Had a positive experience, liked the Fire Stroke better than the Ultra Cable as it was more lively and crispy. Good spin, power and control. Durability (5 hours) was absolutely fine for a 1.20 mm string.
Recommendable string.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
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 lively, explosive, crispy, rough
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Date 2017-08-06
String MSV Focus - HEX® Ultra 1.20
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/51 lbs Wilson Blade 93 (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (8 hrs.)
I tried the 1.20 version after playing the 1.25 version (both in black).
Stringing was no problem.
I liked the 1.20 version better than the thicker gauge as it feels more crisp. Durability was not significantly worse; very good for a poly.
Overall very good performance for the first 3-4 hours, then it lost a good amount of tension just like the thicker gauge and the performance dropped.
Conclusion: Good string, but does not stand out among the polys.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
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, explosive, crispy
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Date 2017-05-24
String MSV Focus - HEX® Ultra 1.25
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:
keine Angabe
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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Date 2017-02-27
String Discho Black Mamba Gear Twisted 1.23
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/51 lbs Wilson Blade 93 (MS, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (12 hrs.)
Strung on an electric machine, ATW, without problems. The string was quite flexible during stringing.

On the court the string provided good comfort, feel, control, and decent power. Although it is soft, it does not feel spongy, but rather crisp. The surface is rough and the string grabs the ball pretty well. However after 3-4 hours of play (on carpet) the texture is already worn smooth in the sweet spot.
I did not have any arm problems.
Cannot say much about durability yet. There are already some notches, so I think the durability will be average on clay court. I will update my review once the clay court season has kicked in.
Tension maintenance seemed good. Significant drop within 24 hours after stringing, but then quite consistent during play.

Conclusion: Very good string, nice playability and great value. Recommendable.

Update: I've played this string on clay court now and was very happy. Very good spin, good control, decent power. After a total of 6 hours indoors and 4 hours on clay court the string felt a bit dead in the end, and 2 hours later it snapped. 12 hours of durability is quite good for a soft 1.23 mm poly. At the end there was almost no texture left in the sweet spot. Still a clear recommendation from my side.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
keine Angabe
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, lively, crispy, precise
Tension Diagram Tension diagram
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