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String of the Year 2016 Survey

January 03-17, 2017

The String of the Year 2016 survey is finished. 181 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 having won 4 times in the past 5 years, Solinco Tour Bite has been surpassed by its younger sister, Solinco Hyper-G, which won this year's "Poly of the Year" title. Last year's runner-up, Yonex Poly Tour Pro, made the third place this time.

No changes in the Non-Poly department - dominant multifilament string remains the Tecnifibre X-One Biphase, this year followed by WeissCannon Explosiv! and Tecnifibre NRG2.

WeissCannon Blue Rock 'n Power was voted "Newcomer of the Year 2016", outperforming Luxilon 4G Soft and Tecnifibre Pro Red Code Wax in this category.

Final result (most popular strings in 2016):

Poly of the Year 2016 Poly
Rank StringScore
1 Solinco Hyper-G 186
2 Solinco Tour Bite 183
3 Yonex Poly Tour Pro 120 157
4 WeissCANNON Ultra Cable 138
5 Luxilon Big Banger Ace 87
6 WeissCANNON Silverstring 70
7 Kirschbaum Max. Power 68
8 MSV Co-Focus 58
9 Head Hawk 51
10 WeissCANNON Scorpion 36
11 Signum Pro Hyperion 29
12 Head Lynx 25
13 Signum Pro Plasma HEXtreme Pure 24
14 Oehms Black Pearl Rough 16
15 WeissCANNON Black5Edge 15
Non-Poly of the Year 2016 Non-Poly
Rank StringScore
1 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 218
2 WeissCANNON Explosiv! 129
3 Tecnifibre NRG2 115
4 Wilson NXT 114
5 Wilson NXT Tour 85
6 Gosen OG-Sheep Micro 80
7 Babolat Addiction 71
8 Isospeed Control 50
9 Signum Pro Micronite 41
10 Head Synthetic Gut PPS 32
11 Isospeed Control+ 30
12 Genesis Thunder Blast 24
13 Tecnifibre Multifeel 23
14 Pro's Pro Gutex Ultra 13
15 WeissCANNON 6StarString Supercharged 10

Newcomer of the Year 2016 Newcomer
Rank StringScore
1 WeissCANNON Blue Rock 'n Power 149
2 Luxilon 4G Soft 116
3 Tecnifibre Pro Red Code Wax 108
4 Kirschbaum Pro Line Rough 97
  MSV Focus - HEX® Ultra 97
6 Yonex Poly Tour Air 60
7 Prince Tour XR 50
8 Dyreex Black Edge Ace 40
9 Diadem Impulse 34
10 Genesis Trionic 31
  Yonex Poly Tour Tough 31
12 Gamma Ocho 25
13 Signum Pro Triton 14
14 Double AR Sylikon 10
15 Oehms Fibre Boost 7

Durability (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 199
2 Yonex Poly Tour Spin 1.25 164
3 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L 156
4 WeissCANNON Blue Rock 'n Power 1.20 90
5 Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23 81
6 WeissCANNON Ultra Cable 1.23 80
7 Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II 1.30 62
8 Pro's Pro Plus Power 1.28 42
9 Pacific Poly Force 17 29
10 Discho Iontec 1.25 24
Durability (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Tecnifibre NRG2 16 187
2 Gosen OG-Sheep Micro 17 125
3 Isospeed Control 16 98
4 Wilson NXT Tour 16 93
5 Isospeed Control+ 1.30 64
6 Wilson Sensation 16 62
7 Signum Pro Micronite 1.27 50
  Oehms Fibre Boost 1.30 50
9 WeissCANNON Explosiv! 1.30 40
10 WeissCANNON 6StarString Supercharged 1.30 22

Power (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Topspin Cyber Blue 1.25 118
2 Head Hawk 1.25 107
3 Head Lynx 1.20 100
4 Dyreex Black Edge 1.25 78
5 Pro's Pro Black Force 1.19 72
6 Signum Pro Firestorm® 1.25 62
  Polyfibre Viper 1.25 62
8 Signum Pro Thunderstorm 1.24 49
9 Oehms Black Pearl 1.18 48
10 Pro's Pro Plus Power 1.28 35
Power (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 211
2 WeissCANNON Explosiv! 1.30 170
3 Wilson NXT 17 123
4 Tecnifibre NRG2 16 107
5 Wilson NXT Tour 16 61
6 Signum Pro Micronite 1.27 55
7 Isospeed Control 16 35
8 Isospeed Control+ 1.30 18
9 WeissCANNON 6StarString Supercharged 1.30 14
10 Oehms Fibre Boost 1.30 12

Control (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Solinco Tour Bite 16L 214
2 Yonex Poly Tour Spin 1.25 134
3 Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 133
4 WeissCANNON Scorpion 1.22 130
5 WeissCANNON Blue Rock 'n Power 1.20 65
6 Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18 59
7 Kirschbaum Max. Power 1.25 52
8 Signum Pro Plasma HEXtreme Pure 1.20 32
9 Kirschbaum Competition 1.20 20
10 Oehms Black Pearl Rough 1.21 15
Control (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 160
2 Tecnifibre NRG2 17 125
  Wilson NXT 17 125
4 Wilson NXT Tour 16 94
5 Genesis Thunder Blast 16 84
  Isospeed Control 16 84
7 Isospeed Control+ 1.30 83
8 Tecnifibre Multifeel 16 32
9 WeissCANNON 6StarString Supercharged 1.30 28
10 Signum Pro Micronite 1.27 26

Feel (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Luxilon Big Banger Ace 18 164
2 WeissCANNON Silverstring 1.20 162
3 Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II 1.15 118
4 Head Lynx 1.20 82
5 WeissCANNON Scorpion 1.22 64
6 Signum Pro Hyperion 1.18 58
7 Polyfibre Black Venom 1.25 39
8 Oehms Black Pearl Rough 1.21 18
9 Oehms Volcano Heat 1.24 10
10 Polyfibre Panthera 1.25 7
Feel (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 184
2 Tecnifibre NRG2 17 129
3 Wilson NXT 17 126
4 WeissCANNON Explosiv! 1.30 121
5 Wilson NXT Tour 16 69
6 Gosen OG-Sheep Micro 17 64
7 Signum Pro Micronite 1.27 46
8 Tecnifibre Multifeel 16 34
  Isospeed Control+ 1.30 34
10 Isospeed Control 16 14

Comfort (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Yonex Poly Tour Pro 120 17 198
2 WeissCANNON Silverstring 1.20 164
3 Head Lynx 1.20 83
4 Prince Beast XP 1.25 64
5 Topspin Cyber Blue 1.25 62
6 WeissCANNON Red Ghost 1.18 48
7 Polyfibre Black Venom 1.25 45
8 Isospeed V18 1.12 40
9 Polyfibre Viper 1.25 30
10 Polyfibre Cobra 1.25 17
Comfort (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 171
2 WeissCANNON Explosiv! 1.30 146
3 Tecnifibre NRG2 16 131
4 Wilson NXT 17 128
5 Wilson NXT Tour 16 70
6 Signum Pro Micronite 1.27 45
7 Isospeed Control 16 40
8 Isospeed Control+ 1.30 32
9 Tecnifibre Multifeel 16 31
10 Oehms Fibre Boost 1.30 25

Spin (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Solinco Tour Bite 17 223
2 WeissCANNON Ultra Cable 1.23 193
3 Yonex Poly Tour Spin 1.25 138
4 Tier One T1 Firewire 1.20 121
5 Völkl Cyclone 18 115
6 WeissCANNON Blue Rock 'n Power 1.20 75
7 Dunlop Black Widow 16 67
8 Signum Pro Tornado 1.29 37
9 Signum Pro Plasma HEXtreme Pure 1.20 30
10 Big Star Styx 1.18 10
Spin (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Wilson NXT 17 160
2 Tecnifibre NRG2 17 157
3 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 120
4 Gosen OG-Sheep Micro 17 83
5 WeissCANNON 6StarString Supercharged 1.30 57
  Genesis Thunder Blast 16 57
7 Head Synthetic Gut PPS 17 55
8 Isospeed Control 16 48
9 Isospeed Control+ 1.30 38
10 Tecnifibre Multifeel 16 20

Tension Stability (Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Luxilon 4G 1.25 231
2 Yonex Poly Tour Spin 1.25 156
3 WeissCANNON Silverstring 1.20 139
4 Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23 91
5 WeissCANNON Scorpion 1.22 61
6 WeissCANNON Black5Edge 1.24 44
7 WeissCANNON Blue Rock 'n Power 1.20 42
8 Signum Pro Hyperion 1.24 25
9 Signum Pro Plasma HEXtreme Pure 1.20 24
10 Pacific Poly Force 17 20
Tension Stability (Non-Poly)
Rank StringScore
1 Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 169
2 Tecnifibre NRG2 16 137
3 Wilson NXT Tour 16 128
4 WeissCANNON Explosiv! 1.30 119
5 Signum Pro Micronite 1.27 56
6 Genesis Thunder Blast 16 45
7 Isospeed Control 16 40
8 WeissCANNON 6StarString Supercharged 1.30 36
9 Isospeed Control+ 1.30 32
10 Tecnifibre Multifeel 16 20