String Testing




Tester: Cliff Acaso - Tennis Pro at The Intercontinental Hotel, Doha.

String: Kirschbaum Gut Feeling 125

Racket: Babolat Pure Drive Tour FSI

Tension: 24k.  DT: 39.

"The feel was amazing, it felt like an extension of my arm.  Control was also good. It's absolutely great for flat hitters.  OK for spin but much preferred hitting flat with it".




Tester: Rob Leahy - ERSA and USRSA Master Racket Technician.

String: RS Lyon 125

Racket: Babolat Project One7 16x19

Tension: 50lbs.  DT: 39.

"For a new string on the market, my first impression was nice packaging and I also liked how easy it was to get at the string.  It was nice to string with, no coiling and easy to handle.

The fact that it felt nice to string with I expected a nice feel off it when I played, and I wasn't disappointed.  It was easy on the arm, as much as poly go and you can generate plenty of spin with it.  It also maintained its tension quite well".




Tester: Dylan Gee - ATP Tour Futures Player

String: Kirschbaum Max Power Rough 125

Racket: Babolat Pure Drive FSI

Tension: 24k.  DT: 37. 

Dylan currently uses Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 125.

"I found it stiffer than my Pro Hurricane Tour 125, so you need to swing fast to get some 'pop' off the ball.  
Creating spin wasn't bad.

Overall not a bad string to play with.  I would rate it 6-7 out of 10".




Tester: Rob Leahy - ERSA and USRSA Master Racket Technician.

String: Head Primal Hybrid 130.

Racket: Babolat Pure Strike 18x20 (old version)

Tension: 58/55lbs.  DT: 44.

I was given this set, along with some others, at the ERSA Symposium in Dusseldorf this year.  As I currently play with a hybrid set up I was really looking forward to trying out this string.

The packaging suggests the mono in the mains and the multi in the crosses but i always play with it reversed so that is the way I set it up.

"The string felt really nice from the first shot.  I was surprised how soft it felt on impact and very comfortable on the arm.
Despite the soft feeling, I still had plenty of control.  It felt really nice around the net and had plenty of power on serve.  

I really liked Primal but if I had to say one negative thing about it, it would be the tension loss.  It was noticeable after a match or two".




Tester: Dylan Gee - ATP Tour Futures Player

String: Kirschbaum Pro Line Rough 125

Racket: Babolat Pure Drive FSI

Tension: 24k.  DT: 36

Dylan previously tested Kirschbaum Max Rough Rough 125.

"I much preferred this to the Max Power rough.  It had a softer feel and was more comfortable on the arm.

I found it easier to generate power and spin with this string.  I would rate it 8 out of 10".