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Standupnfall
01-24-2010, 12:06 PM
Gauge: 1.25
Racquet: Wilson HPS 6.1
Tension: 50lbs Full Bed

Expectations:
Had high hopes for this one, good price and have you seen Davydenko?

Power
Lots of power at 50lbs
10/10

Control
Very nice when hit in the sweetspot. Off center shots felt like framers and went nowhere. Was able to hit my mark more often than not and had great accuracy on second serves, volleys and ground strokes
9/10

Feel
Very dull compared to the full VS gut, Gosen Sheep micro, or hybrid of the two I usually use.
Was nice for volleys but didn't have much of a resilient springy feel. Soft enough that I feel it wont cause any pain. I don't have arm issues in the first place.
8.5/10

Spin
Very good. I always thought lower tension was not very good but with the nice ball pocketing going on at 50lbs the spin was very good. The strings are very slippery from the factory and need to be wiped of before stringing and playing. Even after they are still very smooth
9/10

Durability/Tension Maintaince
Hard to tell at 50 and 1 day in but it seems good so far. The strings seem very durable on the stringer.
9/10

Comfort:
Very good in the sweetspot but a little rough when hit off center. Overall much softer than Lux ALU but obviously nothing like gut.
8/10


Overall
Wipe the string before stringing with a rag. It has something slick on it. Most likely mold release or something from the manufacturing process. I wiped it with a rag twice and it was much better. didn't want my clamps or gripper slipping. Played well overall. Will update after a more extensive playtest.

Stringing went very nicely. Crosses pulled with zero resistance and knots were easier to tie than many polys, a pleasure to work with.

The included stencil is waaay too small to look like a star. I suggest enlarging it and cutting your own. Hard to stencil also as with many polys, ink comes right off. I will try some different paint soon and let you know. Not a big fan of stencils on my own racquet but like to provide it when I can.

9/10 Give it a try!

Thanks to BigT for fast shipping and great pricing!

Standupnfall
01-24-2010, 07:45 PM
http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af80/standupnfall/Polystar.jpg

Davydenko is currenty wiping the floor with these strings

tennisINmyBLOOD
01-25-2010, 12:04 AM
Thanks for the review.

I strung Polystar Energy 1.25 today on my PDGT at 53 lbs on the mains. Used Multifeel 17 on the crosses at 55. Real soft and easy on the arm compared to other polys. Didn't play with it enough to determine whether it would give me arm problems or not.

Everything you said about it was true, except for I didnt find anything slick on the string. Perhaps the person who cut the string from the reel removed it? I don't know.

I would like emphasize the boardy feeling on off center shots, especially if you hit near the tip of the frame. Man, it feels like swinging a board around. If you hit the sweetspot consistently, you've got yourself a sweet string. Not as forgiving as I'd like it to be on off center shots.

Stringing Polystar Energy was quite easy as well. I had no trouble weaving Multifeel crosses against Polystar Energy mains. Coil memory wasn't too bad compared to other co polys and I experienced no kinks. Heck, this string was almost as easy as stringing synthetic gut!

duusoo
01-25-2010, 07:20 AM
A good combination is PolyStar Energy at 56, and Head FXP at 58.

Standupnfall
01-25-2010, 07:50 AM
A good combination is PolyStar Energy at 56, and Head FXP at 58.

Great I have another racquet to string later this week and have 2 half sets of FXP. What racquet and headsize did you put this Hybrid in?

duusoo
01-26-2010, 07:21 AM
Great I have another racquet to string later this week and have 2 half sets of FXP. What racquet and headsize did you put this Hybrid in?Head Extreme, Head Prestige Mid.

Standupnfall
01-31-2010, 02:48 AM
:) Amazing night of doubles with this string.

Feel was second to none. Never had this type of soft touch, precision, spin generation and control before.
50 lbs was felt very comfortable.

Serves were rockets, loads of spin and accuracy with minimal effort.

You must try this!

Anyone tried any other crosses with this at low tension? Looking to prevent any shock so might try this at 50 in the mains and Pro Supex Maxim touch crosses at 54? (I will probably just come back to a full bed since it was outstanding.

Several times the other teams net player called "out" to his partner only to watch the ball drop in hard at the baseline with incredible topspin Ha hahahahahahahah

BigT
02-03-2010, 02:03 PM
I reckon most stencils for string brands are smaller than ones for racquets, and are intended to be on the lower end of the head.