Babolat M7 String

Babolat recently introduced the new M7 string.  I like the name “M7”! Are you prepared for this?  This string material is polyamide!  Yes!  That is the correct spelling of N-Y-L-O-N!  The word “Nylon” has gotten a bad rap in my opinion but I think it is still the most widely used material for tennis string. [see more]

“Tier One” Strings

I received a full range of strings from Tier One Strings based in San Diego and was anxious to have a look. The packaging is typical of some top brand strings with the perforated side bar that makes it easy to get into.  I find that with this packaging I prefer to slice it open [see more]

YTex Strings

Recently I received ten (10) sets of YTex string which, I believe, represent the latest offerings from this company.  You can see the “Power Potential” data later but first there is one thing that sets some of this string series apart. That one thing is “polyolefin”, which is, simply, a soft thermoplastic material that can be [see more]

Tecnifibre Strings Added

Five (5) new strings from Tecnifibre have been added to the String Characteristic Data.  Typical of Tecnifibre strings most of these are multi-filament with polyurethane (not polyester) binders.  The Razor Code is a polyester based string and the power potential indicates that. The ATP World Tour 17 came in a discrete plain brown wrapper so [see more]

Tell me about Kirschbaum…please.

Many, many years ago when I was stringing a lot of tournaments PolyStar was the polyester of choice, maybe because it was the only one!  This string was used, mostly, by European players at that time. Shortly thereafter Kirschbaum was the polyester of choice.  Kirschbaum seemed to have a pretty good run until Luxilon showed [see more]

Acelon Wildfire Hex 16

I received two new strings from Victory/Acelon Racquet Sports recently so I wanted to pass on some preliminary information. These strings have been added to the String Characteristic Data table where you can see more. The two (2) strings are Acelon Wildfire Hex 16 and Acelon Wildfire Hex 17.  As you probably guessed these are [see more]

Mantis String

In addition to the four (4) Mantis racquets I received to review I also got four (4) sets of string.  I have added the data to the “String Characteristic” tab so you can see where they  fall compared to other strings. One Mantis string that I find interesting is the Comfort Synthetic.  Interesting because I [see more]

New String Update!

I have added several strings to the “String Characteristics” data so I wanted to add a little narrative to these additions. The Dunlop Hexy Fibre is a unique construction and shape for a  multi-filament string.  The shape is hexagonal (six (6) sides) which makes this different.  The shape is obvious when the string is not [see more]

Babolat RPM Dual String

I just started the review of the new Babolat RPM Dual string.  The sets I am testing are 1.23mm (.0483) and forty (40) feet long.  The string is half black and half silver.  I believe this will be the Babolat competitor to Luxilon 4G. I have a lot more to do but I added this [see more]

Luxilon 4G – play test.

I was wondering if anyone has tried the new Luxilon 4G? We recently received a couple of seed sets, and were pleased with the string’s playability but felt that the RDC value fell too quickly, when Wilson claimed that 4G would hold tension longer. Our play testers felt that the string still exhibited good playing [see more]