MSV – Focus-hex
MSV’s Flagship string
Updated 17 September 2015
Comfort – 4/10 ( Below average in comfort level )
Stiffness – 4/10 ( Somewhat stiffer than normal polyesters. )
Liveliness – 8/10 ( Very lively )
Response/Feedback – 6.5/10 ( Good feel for topspin baseline shots. Not so great for touch and net shots like most polyesters. )
Power – 5/10 ( Average for a polyester )
Spin – 9.5/10 ( Very fierce bite.Phenomenal spin, best I have ever gotten! )
Durability – 9/10 ( This string is really very durable, making it a popular choice for topspin players who burn through strings quickly due to notchings. )
Tension Stability – 5/10 ( Average tension stability for polyester. )
Playability – 5/10 ( Average for polyester )
Control – 7/10 ( String is firm and offers good feel for bite. Pretty good control. )
Feel (My subjective opinion ) – 8/10
This is a pretty good textured polyester string, good bite feel coupled with great durability makes this string pretty lasting for high racquet head speed topspin players.
This is a firmer string with good pop and liveliness which works well for baseline games, slices, kick serves and topspin is where this string shines, but for touch and feel I think its lacking like most polyesters.
Thicker gauges of this string – 1.23mm, 1.27mm has significantly more tension stability and durability.
Thinner gauges of this string – 1.10mm, 1.18mm has more bite and feel.
Main Characteristics that stands out when compared to other polyesters –
Bite , Spin , Liveliness, Durability