Kirschbaum Pro Line X 17 (1.25) String Cherry/Orange Customer feedback

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Comments: I agree with the last comment about the "soft, plush" feel, almost like a gut feel. Surprising for a poly. I ended up down at 50 lbs tension on BLX 18x20 to get some pop. You have to take a fairly big cut with it but it can yield a heavy ball -- great for doubles where you want a topspin ball at the feet. Also agree with comment below, "if you hit the sweet spot." Not a generous spot, at least on my setup.
From: Jeff, 8/16

Comments: Had this 17g strung at 53 lbs on my Prestige MP. I've been fooling around with strings for the past 5 years. No more as I believe I've found my string. Was using Head Hawk before and while I loved that string this feels so much better. Head Hawk had less power and allowed me to swing out a little more but the trade off was that it felt very stiff. This has a very soft, plush, even feel. almost feels like there's syn gut in the crosses softening it up. feels similar to volkl cyclone tour but not as mushy. big banger ace has a similar feel but stiffer. This really is the best combo of firm yet soft with feel and pocketing and controllable power. I usually don't pay attention to the spin the string brings because I think all polys have good enough spin and i use an 18x20 string pattern and generate my own spin. which is to say spin is adequate but not game changing. Oh yeah and $8, it doesn't get cheaper than that folks! Strung on a Graphene Prestige MP at 53 lbs.
From: Marc, 4/16

Comments: Kirschbaum got the right formula with these strings. The control on groundstrokes is excellent and as it's claimed they give a "predictable response" consistently. Moreover, you can still serve cannon balls and hit penetrating groundstrokes so long as you hit the sweet-spot. Not bad for a firm control based string. I strung these in the Donnay Pro One 97-18-Mains at 54 lbs and they are still playing so well after 15 hours of use. I would rate the Pro Line X the second best affordable Co-Poly out there after Volkl Cyclone.
From: Joe, 6/15

Comments: Strung this in a hybrid in both a Head Graphene MP, then the 2011 Babolat PDRGT+, both at about 45 pounds in the mains and 48 pounds with a multi in the crosses. It was a great string, but in the Graphene it only lasted about 4 hours of play. It had a good amount of spin and good feel, until it broke. It felt even better in the Babolat and lasted a little longer (12 hours max), which still isn't long enough for me. When a poly breaks two separate times before the multifilaments, it is a bad sign. If you can afford to, and are willing to string constantly then this string will be great for you, but with my experience, I don't think I can give it another shot.
From: Chris, 2/13

Comments: After giving the Pro Line II a try (and liking it), I decided to give this string a try. Turns out that Pro Line X is relatively solid from all areas of the court. I strung my Wilson BLX Pro Staff 95 up with a full bed of this string at 52 lbs and boy, I made a pretty good choice! It's a bit firmer than the Pro Line II but has enough ball-pocketing to keep me satisfied. It's round shape along with the firm feel produces a predictable amount of spin and pace that helps me keep my shots within the lines 9 times out of 10, which definitely tells me that its performance is consistent when freshly strung. I'm a player that likes to mix pace, topspin, and slice, so I naturally rely on a predictable feeling string help me orchestrate points together. This string doesn't exactly play like its the greatest thing out there, however if you are looking for a solid co-poly with a very predictable feel, this string might just be up your alley (pun-intended). Plus, (like I've said in posts before), I'm a sucker for anything red!
From: Shane, 2/13

Comments: It's firm, with excellent control, a very predictable response and above average spin for a round poly. It has the good feel of a round poly (vs a shaped poly), as it's very solid feeling on impact, holds tension well, very durable/high resistance to wear for a poly, and it remains playable for a good amount of time. I've gotten about 8 hours out of it so far and still going. I'm finding better accuracy with this compared to other polys on groundstrokes, and it has added so much control on volleys that I am playing much more confidently and aggressively at net. Nothing really jumps out at you with this string other than the firm response and control, and there's nothing fancy about it, but it just works. I can't argue with the great results. I think this string matches up well with a powerful "tweener" racquet similar to the Pure Drive or AeroPro Drive. I highly recommend it for someone seeking more control from their frame.
From: Anon, 12/12

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