Time for the Mayami Hepta Power 1.24 review !
I tested this string in Tecnifibre T-Rebound 298 Iga Swiatek signature racquet and I am very happy with the results so far.
First - it's very comfortable. It's as comfortable as strings like Signum Pro Firestorm or Tier One Black Knight. At least in this foam filled beauty.
It's a bit like Big Spin but the launch is more linear and the control on volleys is much better. It's not a spin monster like Big Spin but instead your touch shots should be better.
Before my review I asked few people about their opinion and many claimed similar experience. Very comfortable, slightly powerful but at the same time with great control (because its more linear)- that was coming from the gravity pro user and I think it's a perfect combination for this stick.
From all Mayami strings I tried, it offered biggest amount of power with biggest comfort as well. I strung the racquet at 24kg for a reference. It's a bit like Solinco Confidential after the breakin period. Very soft and linear spin potential. So I think people with Gravity, Prestige, all Yonex frames and all frames below 305 grams will like Hepta Power. Frames should feel much better.
I also met opinions that it's similar to RPM Blast. Well I have only tried RPM Blast Rough 1.30 gauge so not completely true comparison BUT I think RPM Blast is much much much more stiffer, boardy response and lower powered.
It's closer to Volkl Cyclone but again with softer feel, better touch and more power. Tier One kinda felt similar with the comfort but Hepta power had bigger sweet spot and better spin potential.
So maybe the perfect comparison would be Tecnifibre Black Code which I heard is on a softer, more comfortable side? Unfortunately I haven't tested it but sounds like a good competition for the Black Code especially if we compare the prices. They even have same gauges.
It's the softest string in my Group D (7+sided strings). Maybe Volkl Cyclone Tour would be the perfect comparison ? I dont know. It's not completely my type as I usually use stiff strings and low powered. I appreciate comfort especially when I'm coaching. That's how my love to Signum Pro Firestorm developed....
Conclusion : very comfortable string with linear launch and great spin potential. Despite bigger power I could still control it and I appreciated bigger sweet spot.
Good if you want to "wake up" the racquet a bit and make the frame overall easier to perform.
Not for you if you seek ultimate control or expect a loopy spin up and down like Nadal.
I use totally different frame and my needs are different. I wish there was a thicker gauge version available but even then I am not sure about the power lvl. Angell already is a bit powerful and its 16x19 but who knows as I enjoy Firestorm... Prestige, Blade, Gravity, Vcore users should try it. I give it a 7.0 rating
for comfort, sweet spot and linear response with nice spin potential. It's not the best for powerful frames or with high launch angle so hope to see a thicker gauge in the future.
All Mayami strings compared:
1. Hit Pro - ultimate feel, great pocketing, very similar to Luxilon Original but slightly more power. I would like more spin potential but it's as expected from a round string overall.
----Biggest competition - Tecnifibre Razor Code, Luxilon Original
2. Big Spin - soft and low powered with crazy big spin potential. On groundstrokes its one of the best but not the best on volleys or 1st serve. Your mindset must be spin oriented and I am a flat hitter (but 1.30 big spin was working quite nice even for me and added confidence from this spin machine is appreciated)
----Biggest competition - maybe Solinco Hyper G
3. Tour Hex - biggest control, linear response,great touch. It's a bit like Hit Pro with slightly better spin. It's like a round poly with a shaped spin potential. I still need to try 1.28 gauge.
----Biggest competition - Tourna Silver 7 Tour, Solinco Confidential
4. Magic Twist - close to Tour Hex but slightly stiffer. You need more RHS to make this string work. The spin potential is maybe a bit bigger but the launch is also slightly less linear.
----Biggest competition - Babolat RPM Blast Rough, Signum Pro Tornado, MSV Focus Hex
5. Hepta Power - biggest comfort, biggest power but linear response closer to Tour Hex with spin potential closer to Magic Twist.
----Biggest competition - Volkl Cyclone (or maybe Volkl Cyclone Tour), Tecnifibre Black Code, Tier One Black Knight
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