PolyStar Energy 1.25 Review by Standupnfall (pics) 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!