Polystar Energy 1.25 review

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  1. THESEXPISTOL

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    Gauge: 1.25
    Racquet: Head Microgel Extreme Pro Original
    Tension: 24kgs
    Surface: Clay
    Playing Style: Serve & volley / Agressive baseliner player with flat and little topspin shots.

    Expectations:
    I have great expectations about this string.. Since the first time i saw it on my racquet i knew it would be a nice experience.

    Power
    This category is not about the quality of the string.. It's all about how the power of the string adapts to your game.
    For me it was exceptional. I player a lot of S&V (even on clay) and it really suits my game, i was also getting high speed on my serves. A little faster than i use to serve. I was getting a lot of juice in my serves.
    10/10

    Control
    It was a great improvement to the 1.20 version.. At least for me.
    The 1.20 had great control but the 1.25 is unveliable. I attack the balls on the rise most of the time and with this string i could really swing into the ball with ridiculous accuracy.

    Feel
    Since the first hit i knew this was a winner. Never had a Poly with all this feel. I was feeling like i was playing with synthetic gut. My volleys were deep and i could really feel the ball penetrating the strings and releasing the ball to where i want them too. This is one of those feelings that you can only feel if you are playing.
    10/10

    Spin
    A little bit less than with the 1.20 Gauge. But that was expected.
    I'm not a very topspin person (only on serve and sometimes on the forehand). I'm more a slice person. I use it a lot. I was getting very good spin on my slices. They were deep, spinny and kinda like ''flowing'' in the air.
    9/10

    Durability/Tension Maintaince
    A lot of people that reviewed this string said this was the weakest point of the string. After a week of play with the 1.25 i can say that is the regular tension loss for a poly.
    8/10 (9/10 for a poly)

    Comfort:
    Right... This string is very soft yet very crisp. I don't know how polystar made it possible but this string really takes the trophy here. With other polys (Alu, Redcode, SPPP) i had a little soreness in my wrist, elbow and shoulder and with polystar nothing.. I'm playing 3/4 hours a day with this string without problems.


    Overall
    I had great expectations for this string and it really lived up to that.
    My new standart string. I loved it. I felt like i was playing with synthetic gut the first time i played the string.
    If you are a player that is all about feel and touch, do youself a favor and go for it.
    Polystar just got themselves a new costumer.
    Do you know when you enter the Strings & Stringing section and you read some guy saying that 'xpto string' is the next big thing?
    I used to search about that string and maybe order a set or two.
    Now that i discovered polystar energy i don't care about trying new strings.. I just found the perfect string for my game and my wallet. I'm not seeing myself switching anytime soon.


    If you have an all court game or your game requires a lot of touch shots go for it. You won't be disappointed.
     
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  2. Standupnfall

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    Great review, I will be trying this soon too.

    So your racquet is 100sqi 16x19 ?
     
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  3. THESEXPISTOL

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    Yep. 10chars
     
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  4. Hotrocks

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    I just picked up some of these strings, do to the reviews. Looks like you use a full bed on the P/S energy? My arm is to sensitive to a full bed...what would you suggest as a cross string. I have experimented with Gosen Sheep Micro & different guts. THe varieties are endless...but pocket book isn't!!! Thanks......
     
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  5. ace0001a

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    So who sells Polystar? I haven't come across a major online store that does here in the US.
     
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  6. COPEY

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    Here ya go. Click on Big T's name, select "view homepage".
     
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  7. THESEXPISTOL

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    Yes, i'm using full bed.. I'm a little sensative too, but i'm not experiencing any problem with this one.
    Gut is too expensive, if you can afford it go for it. If you can't Gosen Sheep Micro 17 does the job very well.
     
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  8. imalil2gangsta4u

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    Great review. Im looking forward to trying this string myself, but the site i found that sells sets isnt working when i try to place an order. Im not really looking to buy a reel at the moment. And suggestions?
     
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  9. THESEXPISTOL

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    check out BigT profile
     
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  10. lawlitssoo1n

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    sounds a lot like topspin concept pure, you should give that a try.
     
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  11. Standupnfall

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    I believe BigT will sell you 2 sets if you want instead of a reel.
     
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  12. imalil2gangsta4u

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    alright thanks
     
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  13. BigT

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    These are two of my favorites.
     
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  14. djNEiGht

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    I got this in the mail (1.20) and will be stringing it up in a little bit. Has been a while since I've played full poly. Will string up 50 or 52 CP in a Boris Becker London.

    See you guys in a couple days :)
     
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