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String of the Year 2015 Survey

December 24, 2015 - January 15, 2016

The String of the Year 2015 survey is finished. A record 232 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.

After winning the title in 2011-2013, Solinco Tour Bite was voted Poly of the Year for the 4th time. Last year's winner Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125 was runner-up while Tier One T1 Firewire climbed two spots compared to last year to reach the 3rd rank.

The multifilament segment (no natural gut string was nominated) was again dominated by Tecnifibre X-One Biphase. Only Head Rip Control 17 could supersede it in the Spin category.

Robin Söderling's RS Lyon was voted Newcomer of the Year, followed by Tecnifibre Black Code 4S.

Final Result (most popular strings in 2015):

Poly of the Year 2015 Poly
Rank StringScore
1 Solinco Tour Bite 270
2 Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125 213
3 Tier One T1 Firewire 146
4 WeissCANNON Silverstring 105
5 Yonex Poly Tour Spin 98
6 Dyreex Black Edge 88
7 Signum Pro Plasma Pure 67
8 Prince Beast XP 66
9 WeissCANNON Scorpion 52
10 Isospeed Black Fire 49
11 Gamma Moto 41
12 Signum Pro Hyperion 37
13 Dyreex Starblast 33
14 Isospeed V18 25
15 Oehms Black Pearl Rough 6
Non-Poly of the Year 2015 Non-Poly
Rank StringScore
1 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 328
2 Wilson Sensation 117
3 Head Rip Control 114
4 Tier One Triumph 87
5 WeissCANNON Explosiv! 83
6 Gamma Live Wire XP 74
7 Signum Pro Micronite 47
8 MSV Technora 100 41
9 Pro's Pro Gutex Ultra 40
10 Isospeed Professional+ 39
11 Babolat Synthetic Gut 38
12 Isospeed Control+ 29
13 Isospeed Energetic 21
  WeissCANNON 6StarString Supercharged 21
15 Head FiberGel 17

Newcomer of the Year 2015 Newcomer
Rank StringScore
1 RS Lyon 215
2 Tecnifibre Black Code 4S 152
3 Wilson Revolve 96
4 Luxilon Element 94
5 Dyreex Black Burst 89
6 Yonex Poly Tour Spin G 84
7 Head Hawk Touch 78
8 Yonex Poly Tour Fire 71
9 WeissCANNON Ultra Cable 59
10 MSV Go Max 58
11 WeissCANNON Red Ghost 57
12 Gamma Moto Soft 33
13 Isospeed Cream 31
14 Gamma Solace 17
15 Oehms Crystaline Pure Poly 9

Durability (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Yonex Poly Tour Spin 1.25 235
2 Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 191
3 MSV Focus - HEX® 1.27 167
4 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L 148
5 Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23 104
6 Babolat Pro Hurricane 16 96
7 Luxilon Big Banger Original Rough 16 90
8 Signum Pro Plasma Pure 1.23 68
9 Pacific Poly Force 16L 51
10 Pro's Pro Concept 1.28 44
Durability (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 16 228
2 Head Rip Control 17 159
3 Wilson Sensation 16 147
4 Isospeed Control+ 1.30 84
5 WeissCANNON 6StarString Supercharged 1.30 66
6 Signum Pro Micronite 1.27 48
7 WeissCANNON Explosiv! 1.30 43
8 MSV Technora 100 1.10 42
  Isospeed Energetic 16 42
10 Isospeed Professional+ 1.20 23

Power (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Topspin Cyber Blue 1.25 139
2 Dyreex Black Edge 1.25 124
3 Signum Pro Firestorm® 1.25 121
4 Kirschbaum Touch Turbo 1.25 114
5 Isospeed V18 1.12 71
6 Pro's Pro Black Force 1.19 70
7 Polystar Turbo 1.25 68
8 Polyfibre Viper 1.25 59
9 Polyfibre Poly-Hightec 1.20 53
10 Pro's Pro Plus Power 1.23 49
Power (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 330
2 WeissCANNON Explosiv! 1.30 123
3 Gamma Live Wire XP 17 119
4 Signum Pro Micronite 1.27 70
5 Isospeed Professional+ 1.20 54
6 Babolat Synthetic Gut 1.30 50
7 Head FiberGel 16 49
8 WeissCANNON 6StarString Supercharged 1.30 34
9 Isospeed Energetic 16 17
10 Isospeed Control+ 1.30 6

Control (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Solinco Tour Bite 16L 219
2 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L 191
3 Yonex Poly Tour Spin 1.25 159
4 Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 116
5 Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.18 97
6 Tier One T1 Firewire 1.30 93
7 WeissCANNON Scorpion 1.22 81
8 Kirschbaum Max. Power 1.25 49
9 Isospeed Black Fire 1.25 42
10 Oehms Black Pearl Rough 1.21 12
Control (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 194
2 Head Rip Control 17 188
3 Isospeed Control+ 1.30 99
4 Tier One Triumph 1.30 86
5 WeissCANNON 6StarString Supercharged 1.30 68
6 Signum Pro Micronite 1.27 61
7 Gamma Live Wire XP 17 52
8 Isospeed Professional+ 1.20 49
9 MSV Technora 100 1.10 48
10 Head FiberGel 16 39

Feel (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Yonex Poly Tour Pro 120 17 239
2 Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II 1.15 184
3 Signum Pro Hyperion 1.18 102
4 Tier One Tour Status 1.25 92
5 Dyreex Starblast 1.25 71
6 Polyfibre Poly-Hightec 1.10 68
7 Isospeed V18 1.12 55
8 Isospeed Black Fire 1.25 51
9 Polyfibre Black Venom 1.25 42
10 Oehms Black Pearl Rough 1.21 26
Feel (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 312
2 Head Rip Control 17 111
3 WeissCANNON Explosiv! 1.30 99
4 Gamma Live Wire XP 17 89
5 Tier One Triumph 1.30 83
6 Signum Pro Micronite 1.27 63
7 Isospeed Professional+ 1.20 55
8 Isospeed Control+ 1.30 34
9 Head FiberGel 16 26
10 Isospeed Energetic 16 22

Comfort (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Yonex Poly Tour Pro 120 17 259
2 WeissCANNON Silverstring 1.25 128
3 Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II 1.30 127
4 Topspin Cyber Blue 1.25 109
5 Prince Beast XP 1.25 84
6 Signum Pro Hyperion 1.18 83
7 Dyreex Starblast 1.25 69
8 Polyfibre Black Venom 1.25 43
9 Isospeed V18 1.12 33
10 Polyfibre Viper 1.25 29
Comfort (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 308
2 Wilson Sensation 16 124
3 WeissCANNON Explosiv! 1.30 118
4 Head Rip Control 17 88
5 Tier One Triumph 1.30 82
6 Wilson Sensation 15L 51
  Isospeed Control+ 1.30 51
8 Babolat Synthetic Gut 1.30 45
9 Signum Pro Micronite 1.27 40
10 WeissCANNON 6StarString Supercharged 1.30 18

Spin (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Solinco Tour Bite 17 275
2 Yonex Poly Tour Spin 1.25 193
3 Babolat RPM Blast 16 168
4 Völkl Cyclone 18 117
5 Tier One T1 Firewire 1.30 115
6 MSV Hepta-TWIST 1.20 86
7 Signum Pro Tornado 1.29 73
8 Dyreex Starblast 1.25 47
9 Pro Supex Blue Gear 1.25 36
10 Gamma Moto 17 29
Spin (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Head Rip Control 17 231
2 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 16 206
3 Tier One Triumph 1.30 69
4 Prince Synthetic Gut DF 17 67
5 WeissCANNON 6StarString Supercharged 1.30 62
6 Isospeed Professional+ 1.20 58
7 Isospeed Control+ 1.30 47
8 Pro's Pro Claycourt Plus 1.29 35
9 Head FiberGel 16 29
10 Isospeed Energetic 17 24

Tension Stability (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Luxilon 4G 1.25 211
2 Yonex Poly Tour Spin 1.25 184
3 Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23 171
4 MSV Focus - HEX® 1.27 150
5 Tier One T1 Firewire 1.30 110
6 WeissCANNON Silverstring 1.20 84
7 Prince Beast XP 16 72
8 Isospeed Black Fire 1.25 39
9 Pacific Poly Force 17 31
10 WeissCANNON Scorpion 1.22 24
Tension Stability (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 262
2 Head Rip Control 17 149
3 Tier One Triumph 1.30 91
4 Signum Pro Micronite 1.27 65
5 WeissCANNON Explosiv! 1.30 58
6 Völkl Power-Fiber II 17 57
7 WeissCANNON 6StarString Supercharged 1.30 56
8 Isospeed Energetic 17 51
9 Isospeed Professional+ 1.20 42
10 Head FiberGel 16 24