Their new multifilament string, Babolat Addiction 16 provides players with a pillow soft feel for a ton of comfort. This string features a combination of 95% polyamide along with 5% PTFE fibers, which are exclusive to Babolat, to create a unique combination of power, comfort, and durability. The PTFE Fibers in Addiction help to reduce friction between strings leading to prolonged durability. The highly elastic polyamide fibers provide the elasticity necessary for a soft and powerful string bed. This is a great string for a player seeking a very soft feel with some added power and durability from a multifilament string construction.
Construction: Multifilament polyamide/PTFE
Length: 40 ft
-Multi-filament with emphasis on control
-Improved durability over Xcel
-Great control based Multi-filament
-Good for use in a hybrid set up
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Regarding these Babolat strings, I really expected more lasting time. They didn`t last as much as other ones, and they were not cheap at all!!
Addiction 16 String
A really versatile string. As advertised, it's durable, adds power, and has helped me avoid elbow injuries which have been a chronic problem in the past. I play a minimum of 8 hours a week and get 10 weeks of use between restringing, at 60 lbs.
Love the flexibility
As a beginner, I appreciate the control over a ball these strings allow me to have. I believe I asked to use 16 lbs when TE strung them for me, and that just works for me perfectly - I really ought to swing fully to set the ball at the speed I want, so it helps tremendously.
Thanks a lot to the TE experts who suggested them!!!
Improved my game
The strings have a nice feel and provide control, yet allows me to play against power players.
Really like the Babolat Addiction String. Seems to be durable after one month of play. Strings resist movement better than most multifilament strings -- similar to poly but a lot softer.
I purchased this string to use it as a hybrid with Babolat RPM 17g. I used it on the cross, while using the RPM on the main. The string did not give me the spin, feel, or pop that I was looking for. It is a bit dull as a hybrid.
The addiction string has great playability, feel and is surprisingly durable.
This are great strings. It is has made my game much more consistent.
I used this strings for the new Babolat racquet and I believe they are a nice match as my sons game has improved significantly.
Addition Tennis Strings 16g 1.30mm
Really nice strings for my 13yr old son. He plays everyday, and they hold up and preform very good.
Happy so far
Got Addiction strings free with a Babolat racquet purchase here at Tennis Express. Have played about five times with them. They are nice and responsive so far.
Been happy with strings. Good feel and action. I play quite a bit and the strings have longevity.
Great strings! The strings offer good control and durability.
Great string for the price. This string will give you great spin and is very durable.
Addiction Tennis Strings
My son loves these strings! Its he only kind I buy.
I didnt like these strings at all. Put them in my 95 prostaff and they really felt dead to me when hitting. Although I am changing from my 95 prostaff back to the 100 prostaff. Maybe they are truly tailored for Babolat racquets. Just my take.
string overall performance is very good. Im very satisfied.
Calvin in Houston
Recently bought a Babolat C-Drive 105 for my 12 yr old daughter and strung it with the 16g 1.30mm Addiction strings. She loves the racquet. I've hit with it a few times and the strings feel good and responsive.
I use a lot of spin and usually run through string. This string has lasted and stills allow me great control and power.
Babolat Addiction Strings
These strings played pretty stiff in the beginning but lost their tension after about 2 weeks. This wasnt surprising, though, because I used them for 6+ hours a day for 3 days straight during the first 2 weeks.
I love my new strings. My game has improved and Babolat tennis raquet and strings are the key to performance.
Doing the job
I ordered 4 demo rackets through Tennis Express. When ordering my racket and strings the pro asked me if I liked the strings that were on the demo. Sounds like they strung my strings similar and they are fine so far. I had some wrist pain in the fall and had my racket restrung with natural gut. These strings are synthetic and so far the wrist pain has not returned.
bought these as a backup. i have a reel, but just in case i run out at an inopportune time. :-
Strings play well on all surfaces consistent play
Thomas J. Hill
Ever since TennisExpress installed the new Addiction tennis strings on my Babolat racket, Ive been undefeated in senior mens league play ... and Ive lost 5 pounds and 2 inches off my waist ... and my hairline quit receding ... and really good looking women oogle and stare at me while Im on the court. Well although I might wish all that occurred, only the first is really true. The new Addicition strings do give me better control and consistency on my serves and volleys. I like it.
These strings arent bad. The only complaint about them is the tennis ball fur sticks to the strings more than usual but other than that small complaint there fine
Heather Denise Musgrove
My son Tyler decided to join the tennis team his sophomore year. He played about a half year with old racquets and I finally bought him a new Wilson racquet. Now let me tell you he was very particular when he was shopping for this new racquet everything had to perfect about it.
He got better and better the more he played. He singles a lot during the first semester then played doubles. Tyler and his friend made it to regionals and I was a super proud mom!
We got home from regionals and he would still practice at the courts until his racquet broke. You talk about upset. His tennis coach told him she thought he needed a better racquet this time and said I can order some off line and you can try them out and see if you like one f them. Well of course he chose the babalot.
aero pro drive
I lovey new racquet...BUT my elbow is really.sore! Wondering if.strings type or tensiom is the culprit! I also wish I had gone with the 4 1/4 grip! this was my first onlime racquet purchase.
Bought my son this racquet for his birthday. he is over the moon! Loves every aspect- power, finesse and comfort of this design. His shots are more consistent and stronger. Thanks for a great racquet at a great price.
Did not realize how a new pair of strings quickly improves my game
I am very pleased with my purchase.
After trying six different rackets I bought a Bobolat. had
it strung at 60 lbs, which my neighbor thought was too tight. Sure enough, it took me a few games to get used to the
tension. The racket is as good as the domo was - of course!
The best part is, I can play two or three sets without getting
a sore elbow because the racket only weighs 9.6 ounces, yet
it is steady, vibrationless, and I have good control with it.
Arthur Jones, Jr.
Addiction Tennis String 16g
The addiction string is perfect for the Gamma Big Bubba tennis racket. I am a 3.5 player and was unable to control my strokes with other strings in this racket. With this string I feel very comfortable hitting out on the ball with my Big Bubba.
Personally, I like to get free stringing when I buy a new racquet, and for that I commend Tennis Express. At the same time, however, Im not a fan of the Addiction string. These more or less bought me time while I found a better string, but I was only able to play 3 matches before the strings popped. Hits a bit tight with mild control. Was strung at 58.
Please do not....
To be honest it was for free when i purchased my new racquet Volkl organix v1. I am cheap, I know...So, the tension I used was 50lbs. For the first 15 min the string felt like a wire. No touch, rigid, no power. Then it started to work, it felt much better with decent power, better touch...Then it broke by the end of the first hour!!! I am not addicted to it!
Addition tennis strings
I will purchase them again.
Great mfil, provides more power than stock strings. I generate plenty of spin on my own and these help to place the ball deeper into the court for me. No problems so far.
Great feel, long lasting.
Ive been playing with Babolats Addiction strings ever since I switched to the Aero Pro Drive racket. These are great strings for medium strength players, as they have some pop to them but have great feel. Also they last forever! I hardly every break them before they begin to show natural wear and tear.
Caveat: If youre really strong, youd probably prefer playing with deader strings that may last longer and allow you to swing through.
Soft Feel for tender elbow
I used those unforgiving, polyester, hexagonal strings for about 18 months. My elbow was suffering greatly for it. So, my pro recommended low string tension and super soft, comfort oriented strings. Babolat delivers. I sacrifice no power or spin and they are easy on my elbow. I play 2-3 times per week. 4.0 Doubles and Singles. Prince O3 White, strung at the bottom of the range ~50lbs.
Babolat Addiction Strings 16g 1.30 mm Natural
These are great strings. They allow a good combination of power and spin and definitely arent a huge hit on your pocket book!
These strings are nice, too nice.
These strings are extremely high quality and durable. I grew up breaking strings bi-monthly, so I used to use a reel of cheap gut strings. Im used to lower end string, so using something with much more absorption and less feel was new for me. The product is great, Im just a cheap string guy.
Very good strings
Addiction strings have excellent feel and fit my power racquet to enable deep ground strokes. Net play has good feel.