Isospeed REXXXER - New oval poly on the market

Martves613

Rookie

From Isospeed website:
REXXXER is a loud monofil string for pros and advanced players.

The elastic material-mix allows fast, controlled hits and helps the player to impose an aggressive style of play on the opponent.

The oval conception gives the string extra control and spin.

Rookies: Hands off this monster!
A different approach for sure. I´ve never heard of oval poly. It is also quite expensive.
 

El_Yotamo

Hall of Fame
Slightly skeptical, but this definitely sounds interesting. Certainly a new and potentially good idea for string shape. Do keep us updated on how it plays!
 

Automatix

Hall of Fame

From Isospeed website:


A different approach for sure. I´ve never heard of oval poly. It is also quite expensive.
If you refer to oval shape as new you are mistaken. There were strings like that before. Toalson Zero Crush for example.

You wouldn't believe how many things were already on the market but didn't catch on.
 

Tennisist

Semi-Pro
I am trying Gosen Polymaster II these days -- rectangular profile as on the picture from Automatix.
As a main, it did not generate any notable spin. Nothing stood out at all. In fact, spin was kind of weak, compared to many polies I am using.
As a cross, it is quite good. Mains slide on it pretty well, and always return into position. No string movement whatsoever. No notching. On week 2 of hitting, practically daily. Impressed with this so far.
Stringing was very difficult: you do not want it to twist. Getting it to lie uniformly flat across the entire bed took some finagling.
 
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GummiiBear

Semi-Pro
Anyone try this stuff? TW doesn't have it.
I've got a reel of REXXXER headed my way. I'll try it as a cross with 1.30 natural gut (VS or Klip) - 55/51 is what I'm thinking. Depending on how that plays, maybe I'll then try Tourna Big Hitter Silver 7 Tour mains, REXXXER crosses, 49/46 or 48/45? On my second VCP 97HD. Though BHS7T's edges feel rather sharp, which concerns me. Next poly/poly pair on my list to try is Tier One Black Knight 1.23 with Kirschbaum Max Power 1.20 at 48/45. But I digress.

As for fullbed or as mains, I'm not sure... I'll see how it looks in person. Kirschbaum Max Power as a cross has made me happy in recent weeks. I'm hoping oval will satiate the desire for an uncommon 'shape', while playing a bit more predictably than other shaped strings I like.

Though I may be getting ahead of myself, as I don't know how long Fedex takes these days getting parcels to the States. Nevertheless, I'm open to ideas. I will say that I feel I'm very close to finding "my" poly(s) [one shaped, one round], or at least to settling on what I will stick with next year. Uhhh, to be more concise - there's a chance I actually won't try out suggestions, unless certain things align.

... All of my blithering, blathering on made me realize just how impulsive of a purchase I made, haha. I wasn't expecting the offer that presented itself to me and I just couldn't pass on it. I do have a plan for what to do with the reel should I find I can't play with it for whatever reason (e.g., I dislike it), at least. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 

GummiiBear

Semi-Pro
Ah I forgot to mention I did get my Rexxxer in the mail. I’m stuck trying to decide how best to try it first. I’m more familiar with hybrids, so with the oval shape I’m thinking as a cross to natural gut mains. If I want to experiment with my poly/poly setup, I wonder if it’d be silly to put Rexxxer on the mains with Kirschbaum Max Power crosses that I’ve come to /really/ like as a cross. Or would two pre-stretched round (enough) polys feel redundant... Sorry I’m sort of thinking “aloud”.

VS Touch 16 x Isospeed Rexxxer 1.25 (55/52) - This would ensure there’ll be one variable to compare with current setup. VCP 97HD.

Tier One Black Knight x Isospeed Rexxxer (49/46) - This would be just trying something that I’m iffy about.

Isospeed Rexxxer 1.25 x Kirschbaum Max Power 1.20 (49/46) - Another case of isolating one variable for sake of comparison with my poly/poly setup. VCP 97HD #2.
 

GummiiBear

Semi-Pro
Started off ‘22 with my first go with Rexxxer after having to endure days without play due to rain.

First thoughts? Well. I only have it on the crosses now so can’t make any conclusions yet other than to concur that, yes. It is loud. @J011yroger I know you emphasized that, but you have to experience it to “get” it. I want to try a full bed of this just to hear it. 8-B
 

GummiiBear

Semi-Pro
What's on the mains?
Have you had a chance to try Black Knight mains with Rexxxer crosses, by chance?

Initially my Klip/Rexxxer 55/52 almost felt "unpredictable" but I think I was just surprised by how springy it was. I think I tend to gravitate towards black or silver strings, and I'm not familiar enough to know how much of an effect color has on how polys play, but the ball felt like it took off rather easily. Once I got used it it (hell, maybe it was the sound I was taken aback by, not so much the play) I found it very enjoyable. I think it's a really nice cross for gut mains; it's shaped but won't slice in. But I'm only 2 hours in - I've been gravitating towards my other 97HD with poly/poly more often in recent weeks. My second session with a Black Knight and Max Power duo felt better than the first!!
 

GummiiBear

Semi-Pro
Clocked in another couple or so hours with my Klip/Rexxxer 55/52 duo; my hitting partner reported that my shots have more "oopmh" and more pronounced spin, compared to how my my previous gut/poly setup performed at the same tension(s). I'm diggin' it. I think I found an ideal cross string to pair with gut. I should give it more time before I reach any definitive conclusions though. Primarily, I'm curious as to how long it will perform well for, and how much performance will drop as tension dips.

Considerably satisfying to hit with. I don't know if it's the sound or that it feels like there's such easy access to spin, taming the surprising level of power (compared to the poly crosses I've used before) without sacrificing control.
 
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