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]

A New Look at Ashaway Crossfire

I recently strung up a set of the new Ashaway Crossfire + string for a young client of mine. The hybrid set I used consists of a half set of the new Kevlar Plus 17 and a half set of Ashaway’s standard synthetic gut 17. I’ve always thought that the Ashaway Kevlar was king of [see more]

Ashaway MonoGut ZX Update (7/19/2012)

Ashaway MonoGut ZX 16 Thanks to Steve Crandall at Ashaway I received a few more sets of MonoGut 16 for continued evaluation.  The package is slightly different in that it now has the “ZX”  identification, and the verbiage is slightly different.  I was anxious to get started to see if there is any difference between [see more]

Gosen Polylon 18

I just posted the data for Gosen Polylon 18 in the “String Characteristc” review section.  This interesting string has good elongation for a polyester based string, and is perfectly clear!  

Ashaway MonoGut

I have been working with Ashaway MonoGut for several days and will post some interesting information in a few days. I did one racquet for a pro player today so I will have some valid feedback from a player in terms of durability, etc.  As you know IART and I do not publish “reports” based [see more]

The Beast!

I suppose by now everyone has had a chance to try the new green “ThermoPoly” string from Prince.  Every manufacturer is trying to find that perfect recipe for a string that feels good, offers both control and power, monumental spin potential, and of course keeps these properties forever. Well, so far it has not happened [see more]