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GameSetMatch
08-23-2010, 01:41 PM
Can anyone describe how the other Kirschbaum strings compare to Pro Line II?

I'd be particularly in hearing about the (a) playability (b) stiffness (c) tension maintenance of:-

- Helix 1.20
- Competition 1.25

Thanks.

meowmix
08-23-2010, 02:02 PM
I'm a fan of competition, although I used to use the 1.30 version.

PL2 is a little more crisp than competition. Both were very playable, but I preferred competition because it played well for longer. Excellent tension maintenance for both, but competition just a little longer.

blackfrido
08-23-2010, 05:24 PM
I'm a fan of competition, although I used to use the 1.30 version.

PL2 is a little more crisp than competition. Both were very playable, but I preferred competition because it played well for longer. Excellent tension maintenance for both, but competition just a little longer.

this is a comparison from racquetsports industry website

Kirschbaum Competition 1.25 Polyester1.28 235 19.07 (2nd column stiffness, 3rd tension loss)
Kirschbaum Pro Line No.2 1.25 Polyester1.24 236 19.14

source;
http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/articles/2010/01/string_selector_2010.html

BobFL
08-23-2010, 05:40 PM
I LOVE Competition 1.25! It is like an upgraded PL2: the same stiffnes, nice and crisp feeling but the playability will last much longer. Imo, Helix is by far the worst string from Kbaum.

T1000
08-23-2010, 05:43 PM
Competition is a good string. I never thought anything stood out about it but there was nothing bad about it. It's the only Kirschbaum string I like, hated pro line II

meowmix
08-23-2010, 06:04 PM
this is a comparison from racquetsports industry website

Kirschbaum Competition 1.25 Polyester1.28 235 19.07 (2nd column stiffness, 3rd tension loss)
Kirschbaum Pro Line No.2 1.25 Polyester1.24 236 19.14

source;
http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/articles/2010/01/string_selector_2010.html

Just my opinion when I tried the two. Keep in my I use the 1.30 version of competition.

bfactor61
08-23-2010, 06:26 PM
i have not tried competition. but why is there so much hate on helix? i think its the best kirschbaum string, better than pl2

blackfrido
08-23-2010, 06:28 PM
Just my opinion when I tried the two. Keep in my I use the 1.30 version of competition.

I prefer personal opinions than those charts. Just added that as a reference.

thanks for your comments

ManuGinobili
08-25-2010, 07:26 PM
Competition is a good string. I never thought anything stood out about it but there was nothing bad about it.

+1

Good comfort and control. Average power and spin. Think a classic style poly that is comfy. I liked it but didn't stick cause it doesn't provide the "edge"

blackfrido
08-27-2010, 07:52 PM
+1

Good comfort and control. Average power and spin. Think a classic style poly that is comfy. I liked it but didn't stick cause it doesn't provide the "edge"

any suggestions to have that "edge"