luxilon adrenaline rough 1.25 some time ago i played the 1.20 regular adrenaline and pretty much enjoyed the string, so i was really eager to see what the rough version can do, although in a slightly larger diameter. i played them back to back with the regular 1.25 adrenaline, so that i have a direct comparison. power: lower powered poly, at the same level as the higher-priced siblings, the alu power rough. nevertheless, you get back what you put in, but it won't bail you out. grade: 7/10 control: almost top-level control. i could play wicked angles, i could slow down the pace of an incoming "fastball" with a touchy slice, i could play nice droppers, i could let the serve kick-up pretty wicked on the ad-side. so far just two strings have topped this level, the mantis power poly and the aluu power rough. grade: 9/10 feel: this is an interesting thing now and it might be related to the huge temperature swing we recently had, going up to 36°C from just around 12°C a couple of weeks ago. i liked this string more than the alu power rough for instance, i was just feeling more "natural" with slices and droppers. grade: 9/10 spin: this string does provide a rather high amount of spin, not really in alu power rough territory, but really very close to it. since the profile is the same and basically the stiffnes of the strings is pretty identical, i assume that this also had a little bit to do with the outside temperatures, which softened up the stringbed slightly rendering less spin. grade: 9/10 comfort: it is not a comfort string since it is rather stiff. nevertheless i did not get any issues with when crossed with the mcs and going on rather lowish tensions. grade: 8/10 tension maintenance: suprisingly good but basically no wonder when related to the playtime i got out of the two halfsets i played. grade: 9/10 durability: 4 hitting hours is on the lower side for me currently, but i had even less with other strings. grade: 4/10 overall: 55/70 the regular adrenaline 1.25 scored the same in "power", "tension maintenance" and "durability", one point less in "control", "spin" and "comfort" and two points less in "feel".