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Comments: I string a hybrid with Addiction on the mains and RPM on the crosses at a 57 lbs tension on my Pure Drive -- it's great for a good mix of control, power, and all around playing.
From: Sam, 7/14

Comments: Strung at 58 lbs 16gauge on a new 95 Pro Staff and I love it. Was using Nrg 17g which was way too bouncy. I am a 4.0 with long strokes, will stay with this string. I play 3 times per week and find the string very consistent, it seems to hold tension very well.
From: Jose, 7/14

Comments: I tried this string to save money. Bad choice on my part, going back to Alu Power.
From: Kyle, 2/13

Comments: I play with a Babolat AeroStorm, so I wanted to find a nice and affordable multifilament string by Babolat, and could not find one yet! The Addiction plays firmer than Xcel, and played well for a week or two, but after that its playability dropped real fast and went completely dead. So I re-strung with Xcel, and that was a nice comfortable hit (maybe too soft), but the same story there after two weeks of play! I just can't afford to re-string every other week. I think this string is way over priced for its performance.
From: Pete, 11/12

Comments: My son uses a Head Sonic/NRG2 hybrid on the Babolat Pure Storm. We tried Addiction as it came free with the racquet, and he noted that ball control was better with his hybrid setup than Addiction ("..could not get addicted to this Addiction..." he said)
From: Anjan, 10/12

Comments: I play high school tennis and the occasional tournament. I'm using the Pro Staff BLX 90. I strung it at 57lbs in a full bed. I've been playing with this string for about 2 to 3 weeks. My initial impressions were that the string plays very stiff and board-like with no pop and little spin. I usually play with a dampener as in the case with this string. When I removed the dampener the strings got a lot better in spin, feel, and power, but (and this is a big but) the strings felt like a super stiff poly strung at 68+ tension. I've never had a string which gave me tennis elbow, even with the stiff poly's (i.e. Tour Bite, Alu Rough, Alu Power, Tourna Blue, and Tour silver). I could only imagine that this would be good in a hybrid at around 50bs. Other then that specific application I would say this string is not very good. So if you want a decently priced string to use in hybrid with a pretty firm feel this is it, but in a full bed forget it. I'm going back to X-One Biphase or NRG2.
From: Gary, 10/12

Comments: Really good strings, but hits like a board right now, good spin, but couldn't muster too much pop and I'm whacking the pee out of the balls. I'm 5'-8", 135lbs. I have a lot of touch with the strings so that's not an issue. One hour of singles today, 2 hours of doubles on Sunday, 3 hours of singles a couple weeks ago. Works pretty well...
From: Eric, 7/12

Comments: I felt the strings were great for a while. However, I did see a decrease in performance after about 3 or 4 matches though.
From: Ben, 7/11

Comments: Absolutely love this string! People may say it's less durable than other strings, but this string lasted just as long for me as other poly's have. I am a tournament-level junior player, and I recommend this string to any player looking for a great multifilament string!
From: Sidd. 6/11

Comments: I really liked this string. It has good power and feel but the durability is severely lacking. I'm a fairly hard hitter but these strings would only last an average of 10-12 hours.
From: Kevin, San Ramon, CA, USA. 5/11

Comments: As for durability, these were put on my Wilson k blade tour and has lasted a very very long time. The multifilament in the crosses with the long durable pro hurricane tours in mains shouldn't be breaking on you, I believe. Either I'm not hitting enough or I'm doing something wrong, but this string combo just won't break. Though I do feel it being dead after some months (can't think of the exact number) but I think as for durability and feel where great.
From: Kevin, CA, USA, 01/11

Comments: This string is the worst string I've ever used!!! It felt like I was just hitting with some solid wall. There's no feel at all. I could barely even hear the ball come off the strings. I also got absolutely no power. And on the second day with it my elbow felt like it was going to shatter. I strung it at 56 tension on my Aero Pro Drive Cortex racquet. I deeply regret it. If you're a 3.5 player and you hit with spin and power with great control try Babolat RPM Blast or Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour. I got it restrung the next day with Babolat RPM Blast at 55 tension and it felt so much better!!!
From: Jay, Syosset, NY, USA, 12/10

Comments: I strung this with Kirschbaum Helix 17g gauge in the mains and Babolat Addiction 16g in the crosses. Mains at 49lb, Crosses at 51. It felt really great and is a very quality string. Durability seemed normal to good and didn't move much. Definitely a quality string with great pop and overall feel. My first exposure to Babolat strings and I was impressed. If your looking for something with a slight dampness but with pop and great overall feel then try this. Recommend for hybrids.
From: Anon. 8/10

Comments: Love these strings! I'm a NTRP 4.0 that plays with a lot of spin and touch. These strings have given me great control and placement. Durability wasn't a problem with the first set. Some fraying but lasted well.
From: Jason, San Francisco, CA, USA 03/10

Comments: I am a 4.5 player who hits a hard, flat ball, mostly baseline, but looking to find more spin with my Becker Pro racquet. I have been using this string for 6 months and love it. I switched from Gamma TNT which was only lasting me about 6-8 hours and did not have much feel. I am getting much better longevity from the Addiction and better playability, too. It does not fray until it is about to go and I agree that it does not move. Great blend of soft feel and pop. It helps make the stiff power racquets more controllable.
From: Eric, Minneapolis, MN, USA 12/09

Comments: Best multi I have used. No movement and doesn't break. I also string it very low and hit with good topspin at times.
From: Karl, Sweden 11/09

Comments: I am a 4.0 player that hits with a pretty good amount of spin both sides and have a big serve with a lot of spin. I generally use a poly main with syn. gut or multi cross. I use this quite often in my crosses and liked it well enough I decided to try it in a full set. I have to say that strung up at 60 mains and 63 crosses this string feels great. I don't feel like I miss much in getting away from the Poly. Spin is excellent, power is great, control is great and it's softer as well. I hate string movement and simply will not play a string that moves, and this one does not move. Also the durability has been quite good as well. I'm not a big string breaker and this has lasted me about 12 hours of hitting so far and is in nice shape. Some fraying but not too bad. For those saying that this is cracking etc. it sounds to me like the stringer did a poor job.
From: Brian, Denver, CO USA 09/09

Comments: Recently I tried this string and it broke in one hour. Expected the string to at least last 6 hours but was very disappointed.
From: Chris, Arkansas. 7/09

Comments: Very good string; has a soft feel and great pocketing effect on the ball, just as the description says. I much prefer these to Wilson's NXT or NRG! No wonder the Addictions are often out of stock.
From: D.R., VA, USA. 2/09

Comments: Great string. I played this string in the Babolat Aero Strike Racket...feels like real gut string. Very soft with pop but not too much pop.
From: Chris, Atlanta, GA, USA, 10/08

Comments: I play college level tennis and this string rocks. I use a hybrid with the Pro Hurricane Tour. With this string it offers more power, control, and I really can't feel the vibrations when it comes off the racket. This is officially my new string combination. It isn't really expensive. It's worth it.
From: B.Davis, Rome, GA, USA. 9/08

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