Other Kirschbaum strings -v- Pro Line II

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  1. GameSetMatch

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    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.
     
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  2. meowmix

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    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.
     
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  3. blackfrido

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    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

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    http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/articles/2010/01/string_selector_2010.html
     
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  4. BobFL

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    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.
     
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  5. T1000

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    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
     
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  6. meowmix

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    Just my opinion when I tried the two. Keep in my I use the 1.30 version of competition.
     
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  7. bfactor61

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    i have not tried competition. but why is there so much hate on helix? i think its the best kirschbaum string, better than pl2
     
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  8. blackfrido

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

    thanks for your comments
     
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  9. ManuGinobili

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    +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"
     
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  10. blackfrido

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    any suggestions to have that "edge"
     
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