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String of the Year 2011 Survey

December 5 - 26, 2011

The String of the Year 2011 survey is finished. 155 members participated in this survey in order to vote for their favorite strings. 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.

Looks like we have a new star in the universe of Poly strings: Solinco Tour Bite won the title "Poly of the Year 2011" with a slight edge over Tecnifibre Black Code and MSV Focus-Hex®. Solinco Tour Bite also won the Spin category, while most of the other Poly categories were dominated by Luxilon strings (Big Banger Original and Alu Power Rough). Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II won the Feel and Comfort departments.

The NonPoly department was again dominated by Babolat VS Team, and Tecnifibre X-One Biphase confirmed again its position as the most popular non-poly, non-gut string.

Maybe the fact that it is a natural gut string was the reason for the Babolat VS Team BT7 to win the title Newcomer of the Year 2011. On ranks 2 and 3 we find again two textured polys, Tecnifibre Ruff Code and Luxilon Adrenaline Rough, leading the flood of "rough" polys that were introduced this year.

Final Result (most popular strings in 2011):

Poly of the Year 2011 Poly
Rank StringScore
1 Solinco Tour Bite 144
2 Tecnifibre Black Code 138
3 MSV Focus - HEX® 119
4 Signum Pro Tornado 87
5 Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II 75
6 Luxilon Big Banger Ace 74
7 Signum Pro Poly Plasma 61
8 Prince Beast XP 58
9 WeissCANNON Silverstring 57
10 Luxilon Adrenaline Rough 55
11 WeissCANNON Scorpion 52
12 Genesis Black Magic 43
13 MSV Co-Focus 30
14 Signum Pro Hyperion 22
15 Topspin Cyber Twirl Natural 11
Non-Poly of the Year 2011 Non-Poly
Rank StringScore
1 Babolat VS Team 202
2 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 171
3 Babolat VS Touch 129
4 Wilson NXT 77
5 Head Rip Control 52
6 Tecnifibre NRG2 49
7 Babolat VS Tonic+ Ball Feel 36
8 Signum Pro Micronite 29
9 Pacific Classic Gut 27
10 WeissCANNON Explosiv! 25
  Isospeed Professional 25
12 Head IntelliTour 19
13 Dunlop Max Comfort 16
14 Isospeed Control 13
15 SuperString Viper V9 Terre Multi 5

Newcomer of the Year 2011 Newcomer
Rank StringScore
1 Babolat VS Team BT7 106
2 Tecnifibre Ruff Code 97
3 Luxilon Adrenaline Rough 91
4 Prince Beast XP 87
  WeissCANNON Black5Edge 87
6 Unique Tourna Poly Big Hitter Silver Rough 76
7 Luxilon Savage Black 60
8 Topspin Cyber Twirl Blue 43
9 Dunlop Black Widow 40
10 Toalson Rencon Devil Spin 125 29
11 Gamma Zo Verve 27
12 Topspin Cyber Delta Twirl 24
13 Head FXP Tour 20
14 Dunlop Silk 11
15 Gosen Polymaster I 7

Durability (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 169
2 Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23 132
3 MSV Focus - HEX® 1.27 129
4 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L 117
5 Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II 1.30 90
6 Babolat Pro Hurricane 16 85
7 Luxilon Big Banger Original Rough 16 69
8 Genesis Typhoon 16L 41
9 Pro's Pro Plus Power 1.28 37
10 Luxilon Monotec Supersense 16L 9
Durability (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 16 120
2 Head Rip Control 16 105
3 Tecnifibre NRG2 16 98
4 Babolat VS Tonic+ Ball Feel 16 91
5 Gamma TNT2 Touch 16 57
6 Isospeed Control 16 54
7 Mantis Power Synthetic 17 48
8 Head FXP 16 39
9 Isospeed Energetic 16 34
10 SuperString Viper V9 Terre Multi 1.25 23

Power (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Rough 16L 213
2 Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II 1.15 98
3 Prince Beast XP 16 94
4 Polystar Energy 17 85
5 Signum Pro Tornado 1.17 82
6 Topspin Cyber Blue 1.25 73
7 Pro's Pro Intense Heat 1.25 46
8 Topspin Cyber Flash 1.20 41
9 Kirschbaum Helix 1.25 33
10 Polystar Turbo 1.25 19
Power (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Babolat VS Team 17 160
2 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 146
3 Babolat VS Touch 16 117
4 WeissCANNON Explosiv! 1.30 54
5 Isospeed Professional 17 38
6 Signum Pro Micronite 1.27 32
  Babolat VS Tonic+ Ball Feel 16 32
8 Head IntelliTour 17 31
9 Babolat Powergy 16 21
10 SuperString Viper V9 Terre Multi 1.25 10

Control (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 142
2 MSV Focus - HEX® 1.27 126
3 Solinco Tour Bite 16L 118
4 Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.18 110
5 WeissCANNON Scorpion 1.22 104
6 Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18 73
7 Kirschbaum Competition 1.20 44
8 Luxilon Big Banger Ti-Mo 18 34
9 Signum Pro Hyperion 1.24 30
10 Signum Pro Poly Megaforce 1.24 24
Control (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Babolat VS Team 17 143
2 Babolat VS Touch 16 105
3 Tecnifibre NRG2 17 99
4 Head Rip Control 17 70
5 Isospeed Control 16 61
6 Babolat VS Tonic+ Ball Feel 16 45
7 Babolat XCel 17 41
8 Signum Pro Micronite 1.27 40
9 Head Rip PerfectControl 1.30 33
10 Head IntelliTour 17 28

Feel (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II 1.15 126
2 Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18 124
3 Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.18 111
4 WeissCANNON Silverstring 1.25 91
5 Genesis Black Magic 17 78
6 Prince Beast XP 16 74
7 Polyfibre Black Venom 1.25 57
8 Signum Pro Hyperion 1.24 45
9 Pro's Pro Plus Power 1.28 31
10 Luxilon Monotec Supersense 16L 17
Feel (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Babolat VS Team 17 204
2 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 112
3 Babolat VS Touch 16 100
4 Wilson NXT 16 74
5 Babolat XCel 17 51
6 Babolat VS Tonic+ Ball Feel 16 49
7 Tecnifibre NRG2 17 47
8 Signum Pro Micronite 1.27 44
9 Isospeed Control 16 39
10 SuperString Viper V9 Terre Multi 1.25 2

Comfort (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II 1.30 97
2 Polystar Energy 17 94
3 WeissCANNON Silverstring 1.25 93
4 Mantis Comfort Polyester 16 69
5 Prince Beast XP 16 67
6 Topspin Cyber Blue 1.25 66
  Polyfibre Black Venom 1.25 66
8 Genesis Black Magic 17 65
9 Pro's Pro Vendetta 1.20 56
10 Pro's Pro Black Force 1.14 39
Comfort (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Babolat VS Team 17 186
2 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 113
3 Babolat VS Touch 16 105
4 Wilson NXT 16 68
5 Tecnifibre NRG2 16 67
6 Babolat VS Tonic+ Ball Feel 16 53
7 Babolat XCel 17 45
8 WeissCANNON Explosiv! 1.30 38
9 Signum Pro Micronite 1.27 30
10 Isospeed Control 16 24

Spin (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Solinco Tour Bite 18 163
2 Signum Pro Tornado 1.23 157
3 Babolat RPM Blast 16 137
4 Signum Pro Plasma HEXtreme 1.25 83
5 Kirschbaum Spiky Shark 1.25 73
6 Luxilon Big Banger Ti-Mo 18 56
7 Pro Supex Blue Gear 1.25 48
8 Topspin Cyber Twirl Black 1.27 29
9 Polystar Turbo 1.25 28
10 Isospeed Pyramid 1.30 20
Spin (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 166
2 Babolat VS Team 17 153
3 Head Rip Control 17 78
4 Babolat VS Touch 16 66
5 Isospeed Professional 17 58
6 Tecnifibre NRG2 17 51
7 Head Rip PerfectControl 1.30 30
8 Head IntelliTour 17 18
9 SuperString Viper V9 Terre Multi 1.25 16
10 Head FXP 17 15

Tension Stability (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 183
2 Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23 135
3 Solinco Tour Bite 16L 93
4 WeissCANNON Silverstring 1.20 83
5 Signum Pro Tornado 1.17 79
6 WeissCANNON Scorpion 1.22 72
7 Signum Pro Hyperion 1.24 46
8 Topspin Cyber Twirl Natural 1.27 39
9 Pacific Poly Force 17 28
10 Signum Pro Poly Megaforce 1.24 20
Tension Stability (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Babolat VS Team 17 150
2 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 126
3 Babolat VS Touch 16 119
4 Head Rip Control 17 49
5 Babolat VS Tonic+ Ball Feel 16 44
6 Wilson Stamina 16 37
7 Isospeed Energetic 16 32
8 WeissCANNON Explosiv! 1.30 31
9 Head Rip PerfectControl 1.30 27
10 SuperString Viper V9 Terre Multi 1.25 22