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String of the Year 2007 Survey

December 1 - 27, 2007

The String of the Year 2007 survey is finished. 114 Stringforum users have participated in the survey. Many thanks to all people who submitted their votes!

Very important note: The result of this survey is based on opinion, not on testing. This means that it is not mandatory for the participants of this survey to have tested the strings they vote for. String reviews based on testing are collected in the ratings database. To see the strings with the best test results, please go to the Top5 Lists in the ratings database.

In the Poly department, the Signum Pro Poly Plasma successfully defended last year's title "Poly of the Year" (against Topspin Cyber Flash and Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Rough) and also won the categories Control and Feel (both 1.18). "Newcomer of the Year", Topspin Cyber Blue (against Signum Pro Plasma Pure and MSV Focus Hex) also won the Power and Comfort (both 1.25) categories, while its elder sister Topspin Cyber Flash won the Durability (1.30) and Tension Stability (1.25) categories. Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Rough 16L was voted as the poly with the best spin potential.

In the Non-Poly department we see that natural gut is still unsurpassed. Babolat VS Team, which did not pass the nomination limit last year, not only won the title "Non-Poly of the Year" (against Tecnifibre X-One Biphase and Wilson NXT Tour), but also clearly won all the remaining categories except "Durability".
In terms of durability, Prince Pro Blend DF 16 won the title against Head Rip Control 16L and Gosen OG-Sheep Micro 16.

Complete result:

Poly of the Year 2007 Poly
Rank String Score
1 Signum Pro Poly Plasma 140
2 Topspin Cyber Flash 131
3 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Rough 115
4 Topspin Cyber Blue 75
5 MSV Focus Hex 70
6 Signum Pro Plasma Pure 50
7 Luxilon Big Banger Original 39
8 Pro Supex Blue Gear 38
9 Signum Pro Plasma HEXtreme Pure 36
10 Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II 32
11 Luxilon Big Banger Ace 25
12 Head Sonic Pro 11
  MSV Co-Focus 11
14 Pro's Pro Red Devil 7
15 Pro's Pro Plus Power 6
Non-Poly of the Year 2007 Non-Poly
Rank String Score
1 Babolat VS Team 166
2 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 123
3 Wilson NXT Tour 81
4 Gamma Asterisk 42
5 Signum Pro Fiber High Tec EXP 41
6 Isospeed Professional 39
7 Isospeed Control 32
8 Wilson [K] Gut 31
9 Head Rip Control 26
10 Tecnifibre Competition 23
11 Head Rip PerfectControl 19
12 Head FXP 16
13 MSV Spin Plus 3
  Pacific PMX 3
15 MSV Technora 100 0

Newcomer of the Year 2007 Newcomer
Rank StringScore
1 Topspin Cyber Blue 122
2 Signum Pro Plasma Pure 72
3 MSV Focus Hex 71
4 Pro Supex Blue Gear 68
5 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Fluoro 46
6 Gamma Asterisk 38
7 Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II 33
8 Gamma Live Wire Professional Spin 32
  Signum Pro Plasma HEXtreme Pure 32
10 Wilson [K] Gut 29
11 Isospeed Professional+ 28
12 Wilson [K] Gut Pro 21
13 Head Sonic Pro 13
14 MSV Co-Focus 11
15 Head C Rocket 10
16 Gamma Asterisk Spin 5
17 Kirschbaum Pro Line No. I 4

Durability (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Topspin Cyber Flash 1.30 165
2 Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.28 118
3 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L 102
4 Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 87
5 Babolat Tour Duralast 1.30 54
6 Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23 50
7 MSV Focus Hex 1.23 27
8 Luxilon Big Banger Ti-Mo 17 9
9 Polystar Energy 17 7
10 Pro's Pro Plus Power 1.28 4
Durability (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Prince Pro Blend DF 16/16 107
2 Head Rip Control 16L 72
3 Gosen OG-Sheep Micro 16 65
4 Isospeed Control 16 41
5 Head Rip PerfectControl 1.30 37
6 Wilson Extreme Synthetic Gut 16 30
7 Head Tournament 15L 29
8 Head Rip Control 17L 11
9 Isospeed Energetic 16 9
10 MSV Technora 100 1.10 4

Power (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Topspin Cyber Blue 1.25 167
2 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Rough 16L 111
3 Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 17 97
4 Kirschbaum Super Smash 1.20 43
5 MSV Co-Focus 1.18 37
6 Polyfibre Poly-Hightec 1.20 33
7 Polystar Energy 17 24
8 Polyfibre Poly-Hightec 1.25 15
9 Polystar Energy 16L 8
  Pro's Pro Intense Heat 1.25 8
Power (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Babolat VS Team 17 174
2 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 107
3 Signum Pro Fiber High Tec EXP 1.30 50
4 Isospeed Professional 17 46
5 Gamma Asterisk 16 36
6 Prince Lightning XX 16 28
7 Isospeed Energetic 16 14
8 Head IntelliTour 17 12
9 Head FXP 16 6
10 MSV Spin Plus 1.30 2

Control (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.18 154
2 Signum Pro Plasma HEXtreme/Poly Plasma 1.25/1.18 89
3 Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 58
4 MSV Focus Hex 1.23 49
5 MSV Focus Hex 1.18 41
6 Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II 1.20 37
7 Luxilon Big Banger Ti-Mo 17 36
8 Luxilon Big Banger Ti-Mo 18 33
9 Kirschbaum Competition 1.20 29
10 Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18 26
Control (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Babolat VS Team 17 162
2 Wilson NXT Tour 16 88
3 Babolat X-Cel Premium 17 51
4 Tecnifibre Competition 1.28 50
5 Isospeed Control 16 42
6 Signum Pro Fiber High Tec EXP 1.30 37
7 Head Rip Control 17L 38
8 Head Rip PerfectControl 1.30 33
9 Head IntelliTour 17 18
10 MSV Technora 100 1.10 2

Feel (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.18 169
1 Topspin Cyber Blue 1.25 151
1 Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18 65
1 MSV Focus Hex 1.18 47
1 Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II 1.20 43
1 Signum Pro Plasma HEXtreme/Poly Plasma 1.25/1.18 40
1 MSV Focus Hex 1.23 26
1 Kirschbaum Touch Turbo 1.25 21
1 MSV Co-Focus 1.18 12
1 Pro's Pro Plus Power 1.28 10
Feel (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Babolat VS Team 17 207
2 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 92
3 Wilson NXT Tour 16 80
4 Babolat X-Cel Premium 17 35
5 Isospeed Control 16 30
6 Isospeed Professional 17 29
7 Signum Pro Fiber High Tec EXP 1.30 28
8 Tecnifibre Competition 1.28 27
9 Head Rip Control 17L 15
10 Head Rip PerfectControl 1.30 14

Comfort (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Topspin Cyber Blue 1.25 176
2 Kirschbaum Touch Turbo 1.25 57
3 Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II 1.20 44
4 MSV Focus Hex 1.23 39
  Polyfibre Poly-Hightec 1.20 39
6 Ashaway MonoGut 17 38
  MSV Focus Hex 1.10 38
8 MSV Co-Focus 1.18 35
9 Polystar Energy 17 19
10 Pro's Pro Red Devil 1.19 16
Comfort (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Babolat VS Team 17 211
2 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 71
3 Wilson NXT Tour 16 62
4 Babolat X-Cel Premium 17 48
5 Signum Pro Fiber High Tec EXP 1.30 45
6 Wilson Sensation 16 38
7 Babolat X-Cel Premium 16 33
8 Isospeed Professional 17 29
9 Isospeed Control 16 25
10 Tecnifibre Competition 1.28 19

Spin (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Rough 16L 126
2 Signum Pro Plasma HEXtreme/Poly Plasma 1.25/1.18 95
3 Signum Pro Plasma HEXtreme 1.25 82
4 MSV Focus Hex 1.10 69
5 MSV Focus Hex 1.18 45
6 Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18 39
7 MSV Focus Hex 1.23 23
8 Pro's Pro Cyber Spin 1.30 22
9 Isospeed Pyramid 1.30 21
10 Ashaway MonoGut 17 8
Spin (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Babolat VS Team 17 142
2 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 85
3 Wilson NXT Tour 16 55
4 Isospeed Professional 17 51
5 Signum Pro Fiber High Tec EXP 1.30 47
6 Head Rip Control 17L 44
7 Head FiberGel Spin 16 23
8 Head FXP 17 10
9 Head IntelliTour 17 9
10 Head FXP 16 7

Tension Stability (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Topspin Cyber Flash 1.25 132
2 Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23 103
3 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L 95
4 Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.18 81
5 MSV Focus Hex 1.23 53
6 Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.28 51
7 Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 43
8 Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18 29
9 Signum Pro Poly Megaforce 1.24 17
10 Pacific Poly Force 17 9
Tension Stability (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Babolat VS Team 17 162
2 Wilson NXT Tour 16 79
3 Signum Pro Fiber High Tec EXP 1.30 47
4 Babolat X-Cel Premium 16 41
5 Head Rip Control 16L 32
6 Isospeed Energetic 16 27
7 Head Rip PerfectControl 1.30 23
8 Head Rip Control 17L 18
9 Head IntelliTour 17 15
10 Völkl Catapult-Power 16L 14