New Kirschbaum Strings - Max Power and Max Power Rough

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  1. SpinToWin

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    I am ailing an elbow injury currently so no testing for me as of now... :(

    I will give the string another test before I commit, because the price is quite high (also, I have a large collection of Pro's Pro strings lying around at home :p)
     
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  2. ricki

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    it costs same as alu power so why not to buy original?
     
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    no?
    much less
    129€ for a 200m reel and Alu Power is at 229€ for a 220m reel.
     
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  4. Rjtennis

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    Spin- how would you rate the power level compared to Pro-Line II. Thanks man!
     
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  5. liamw77

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    Sounds exciting! Does anyone know the expected release date or where I can get my hands on it?
     
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  6. SpinToWin

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    just slightly higher IMO, however the control does not suffer in the least, I don't know how they did it.
     
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  7. SpinToWin

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    release should be soon considering that there already are pre-sale reels on the bay and some other tennis retailers.
     
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  8. mad dog1

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    i love PLII

    now i'm really interested in trying out this string! just got my playtest string in the mail from TW yesterday so looking forward to trying it out.
     
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  9. austintennis2005

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    i have used cyberblue for years and recently been trying some others... tried Kirschbaum pro line evolution and didnt like it...very dull feeling...felt dead... then tried polystar energy 17 and loved it..probably be my new go to string...i want to try kirsch max power however as i think kirsh makes good quality strings
     
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  10. SpinToWin

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    yeah they messed up the response with evolution, however, they've struck gold with this one IMO.
     
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  11. Boricua

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  12. SpinToWin

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    That much is obvious my friend. Poly Tour Pro is very soft for a poly.
     
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  14. SpinToWin

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    that was my review, he quoted incorrectly lol ;)
     
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    Haha I read the quote part directly but didn't look at the poster. Sorry about that! Question still stands though, if you don't mind
     
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  16. SpinToWin

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    not sure if you only mean him or me too, so I'll just answer as well lol.

    I strung the string at a tension of 26 kg (57 lbs).
     
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  17. Boricua

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    I like black 5 edge.,its a midpoint between poly tour and max power
     
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  18. colowhisper

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    Whew that sounds high to me, it is still comfortable there? I am getting ready to string up the Max Power Rough on two sticks, IGPMP and modified Pure Control. I am planning to go much lower, 46 and 50 is my usual tension for these sticks for full bed poly.
     
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  19. SpinToWin

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    I love high tensions so that's just me haha
     
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  20. Dimcorner

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    I'm playing it on my Yonex Tour G 310 at 48/42 and it plays great (rough). Haven't tried the smooth yet. On the Yonex it does feel very comfortable and has a good amount of pop on it as well as spin. Also it has been 3 weeks so far and it's holding up pretty good. No notching and still sliding back. Yonex poly tour was a very nice string as well and soft, but I did find that it would notch a little sooner than some of the other poly's I have played with.
     
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  21. Backhanded Compliment

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    This sounds like it has potential... I useYonex Poly Tour Pro in the mains and Weiscannon scorpion in the crosses because the yonex is too muted feeling. I prefer to use just one string for a full bed of poly.
     
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  22. kickit

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    I got the Rough 17 version and it is a solid all around string. After 1 tournament and one light hitting session it really died on me though. I couldn't get any power on my shots and I lost quite a bit of spin when there was no longer the snap-back that is so critical to poly strings.Usually my strings notch before this occurs so I just cut them out, but the loss of snap back occurred before there was any significant notching.
     
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  23. mirceam

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    How does the Max Power compare to Competition in terms of power and feel ?
     
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  24. The forehand

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    SpinToWin what tension did you string this string in the Prestige Pro? Also other than full bed of poly what other string set up would work well.
     
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  25. colowhisper

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    I've been using the rough version crossed with Isospeed professional classic anti hits really nice. The Isospeed is low powered for a multi so lots of feel but tames the power.
     
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  26. SpinToWin

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    I strung it up at 26 kg, but I would probably string it up at 20 kg if I were to try the string again (I've really come to like lower tensions). The string would work very well in the crosses with gut in the mains IMO, as it holds its tension well, has a really nice crisp feel and is fairly slick too.
     
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  27. Unforgiven79

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    More specifically, compared to Alu Power (rough)?
    Considering the latter is extremely short in duration (6hrs, max 10hrs), how would you rate these ones?

    Thank you
     
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  28. Unforgiven79

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    Ok, got my Max Power Rough set delivered. I play hybrid, so I had them strung on the mains, together with Wilson synthetic gut on the crosses. Tension is 24kg.
    The guy loved them as they wrap the frame in a lovely manner. I could not really get what it migbt have meant, but it sounded good to me
    He also recommended to hit a few shots before using them at the tournament, but I had no chance.

    Not a big matter, though. They felt sweet at touch right since at the warm-up. I had a 2h30m fight, so I could test them extensively.
    They do not have the same edge of AluPower rough, but the grip is just as good and I could play some of my best drop shots ever. Maybe less power was coming from the synth gut, next time I am testing with DoubleAR or Pro Sensation on the crosses, let's see. Still, however, I could fire winners on clay. My Radical Pro could easily looking for the long range. The grip helped with serve as well.
    At the end of the match, my wrist was not annoyed by any means.

    As of now, I see them as versatile for touching and attacking. AluPower is still on top on my book, but now let's see endurance.

    I will update you.
    Cheers
     
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