Tension(s) used for playtest 45# constant pull w 10% prestretch Regular string set up Nothing regular now. I have been using 1.25 shaped or textured polys often with a smooth poly cross. Strings I use as a reference against test string are as follows; Volkl Cyclone, Diadem Solstice Power, Tier One T1 Firewire Racquet used for test Angell TC95 16x19 63RA – 12.4 oz – 6 pts HL Power of test string Medium to high powered Feel (Stiff? Mushy? Muted? Crisp? Comfortable?) Comfortable Spin Spin was a nice highlight of the string but not as high as T1 Firewire Durability Seemed very durable. I must say I am not a string breaker when playing poly strings. Notching was minimal through the duration of the play test. This string though might notch faster than 4G strings. Playability Duration (did feel/control decline over time?) Feel/Feedback seemed to improve after break in time. Initial feel was also great. The characteristics changed to a more powerful string and I think that I was in the prime period of the string bed life. Control I felt that this had very good marks in the control department. Even though it was lively, I could hit different spots on the court. Compare to string used most often This string seemed to best the other strings listed in the following; comfort & feedback This string was on par with (if not a slight edge) on power This string had slightly less spin than the strings listed. List any additional thoughts (optional) This rough version seemed to fill the “wants” I had when playing with the regular/smooth version of Element. It gave that additional spin while retaining the other qualities that I liked. My previous Element adventure was in a racquet that I wasn’t comfortable with and seemed lower in power. The racquet used in this play test has more power and it paired well with this string. What grabbed my attention was how well I played with this gauge of string. I usually prefer 17g. I would consider trying the 17g of this string if there is one but I am more than happy to use this string in its current size offering. It could be that I have been playing with 18x20 racquets more often that when I’m using a 16x19 it really brings the 16g alive. Thank you to Tennis Warehouse and to Luxilon for making these play tests available ------------------------------------------- I didn't catch the best angle of the TW stencil...but when the light hits it just right I thought it looked grand!