Kirschbaum Pro Line II 18 (1.15) String Reel Red Customer feedback
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Comments: I am a former circuit player and played division 1 tennis in college. From one of my close friends, I have
used the Pro Line II 18 for the last 6 years. I chose this string as a thinner poly gives me more spin and feel than thicker versions. I
put this string in numerous racquets. Babolat Pure Storm to begin with then, Prince Black, Yonex Vcore 100, Wilson Pro Staff 100
LS. With wide string pattern on Wilson ProStaff LS, the string lasted about 20 minutes. A few weeks ago, I was playing in an open
tournament and went through 4 strings in 1 singles match. Not recommended for wide string pattern racquets as they can't last. It
was excellent on the Pure Storm but they do not make that racquet anymore. I am still looking for the ultimate racquet for me. It is
difficult to utilize the full advantage of thin poly strings and I am still in my quest to find the best stick for me. Recently switched
to Babolat Pure Drive as I was given a few sticks to try. I love the soft feel of Pro Line II (changed from red color to black -- not
sure it made the difference), touch that was hard to find with poly strings and plan to use it for now. I broke one after playing 2
sets of doubles. It is a lot better than the spin effect Wilson racquet but I'm not completely satisfied. I will try 17 gauge (1.20) to
see the difference and will let you know. When using Wilson Pro Staff 100 LS, I tried Gamma,Volkl, Solinco and Technifibre strings
to find the maximum performance, feel and durability but came back to Pro Line II. I do not know why but I guess so far gives me
the best performance.
Comments: I have 2 rackets that are identical and wanted to compare the Kirchbaum Pro Line
II 18 with the Kirchbaum Super Smash Spikey 18. Both were strung at the same time. I didn't
think I'd notice a difference, but there was. The Pro Line II has amazing power and
pocketing. I kept hitting the ball long and didn't have as much control as I did with the Super Spikey. With the Super Spikey I was
able to get great topspin and didn't have to compromise on power. Overall, the Proline II was excellent with pocketing and power
and the Super Spikey had great maneuverability and topspin. I love the power of the Pro Line II, but always went back to the Super
Spikey for more control. Service was excellent on both.
Comments: Absolutely love this string. Awesome bite and durability. It's just a really solid control with a good
balance for power. I'm going to continue using this string for as long as they keep it around and would recommend to anyone to
at least give it a shot and see for yourself.
Comments: I've had shoulder problems in the past but found this string very comfy for a poly, even as a full poly
setup. It doesn't move, and it provides some nice ball bite.
Comments: Great string for touch & spin. It's easy to paint the lines with this string as well as change up pace.
Smooth when adding extra kick to serves as you can feel the ball well with nice response. The only negative is that you only get
about 10 solid hours of match play before this string pops. If the cost is not a worry though you'll enjoy this string. I'm a 5.0 lefty
teaching pro playing a YOUTEK Speed 18x20 strung at 62 lbs.
Comments: I am a tennis coach and top ranked player. The pro line 2 holds tension, is very soft on the arm, and is
very lively with plenty of power. I believe it's the best string on the market.
Comments: I didn't have a chance to review because it broke within 20 minutes of playing but they bite the ball a
lot. Power and control was amazing.
Comments: This is a quality string. I'm a 4.0 player who hits with heavy topspin. I strung my Turbo Shark DB
Oversize @ 65 lbs. These strings offer incredible spin, solid control and superior feel. I would recommend using this string in both
the crosses and the mains. I did break this set after about 20 hours playing time - if it continues to happen, I may switch to the
17Ls in the mains. Give this string a try - you wont be disappointed!!
Comments: Best poly! It plays great at 42 lbs (yes 42 lbs). Frame: Wilson K Factor 95 (16/19). It produces
tremendous spin and slice on clay courts. The balls feel great on the racquet. I use string savers for more bite.
Comments: I have to say this is one of the best poly strings on the market. I have access to a good amount of spin
and great control. Also, I love the color of the strings.
Comments: I found this string to offer great control and good comfort. I really missed the spin and pop I get from
the Tecnifibre Pro Red Code 18 I have on my other racquet. I liked it but not enough to switch away from Pro Red Code.
Comments: Wow! This is a surprising string. I've tried a lot of polys, and this is by far the best one so far. The first
thing you'll notice about this string is that it really grabs the ball and pockets it -- and it feels like it holds it on your strings more
than most other strings. It's also very durable. The tension is also very stable throughout the string's life. I'm waiting for this
string to break, but it keeps hanging in there. Very good in all areas. Arm friendly as well, of course. Highly recommended.
Comments: Strung this (Pro Line II 18L) in a Head MG MP in the mains at 53lbs (usually string non-polys at 60-
62lbs) and used Forten Sweet 17 in the crosses at 57lbs. This hybrid is awesome. Great spin, control, power, and feel. The string
doesn't move much at all and doesn't show any signs of wearing. I can feel the ball pocketing at contact, makes for great
placement. And the most amazing thing...NO arm/shoulder pain! As a hybrid, and at these tensions, it really is soft. I think Pro
Line II on its own would probably be as comfortable. I've tried other polys from Luxilon and Wilson, always using Forten as the
crosses, and this string has much greater feel and spin potential in the Head MG's dense 18X20 pattern. The other polys also
made my arm feel so sore the next day. Highly recommend this string for a test drive. I'm a 4.5 player who hits both flat/heavy
spin on both wings and on serve.
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