The Acelon Wildfire samples came from Victory Racquet Sports who have entered the tennis string marketpace with their Acelon brand line of strings. Victory Acelon Wildfire is a multifilament core tennis string with protective outer wraps. I am very familiar with many different brands offerings with the same string construction model having many years of playing experience with them.
Stringing Victory Acelon Wildfire 16
The initial reaction to un-wrapping the Victory Acelon Wildfire string sets is that there was very little string memory recoil to deal with. They pre-stretch the string prior to final packaging and this virtually eliminates any tangling issues while stringing my racquets. The strings have a very nice final coating and finish to them so they feel smooth to the touch and don’t abrade your fingers and skin while weaving the crosses as well as not abrading the main strings either. The racquets were strung at 52 and 54 lbs respectively.
I found that the Victory Acelon Wildfire stringing process was a breeze and this product strings as nice as or better than anything other string I have ever encountered.
Victory Acelon Wildfire 16 playtest
The makers tout the product as being an arm friendly, comfortable string with decent power and good durability. I found out right away that the string is very comfortable to play with immediately upon the first couple of strokes. It is rare in my experience that a string doesn’t require a break in period to perform well in areas of touch, feel, and pocketing, but this string played nicely right from the beginning.
I had practiced with it for about an hour and was pleased with the performance during ground strokes. Being a multifilament, it didn’t produce spin like a polyester, but you could generate a moderate amount of topspin. Depth and placement were solid, and controlling one’s shots was fairly consistent. The string produced excellent bite on backhand and forehand slice shots. Volleying provided one with a choice of being crisp and deep or short and soft. Both types were readily available upon demand.
I really appreciate strings that can perform in all aspects of a well rounded game. I liked how the Victory Acelon Wildfire strings performed in lob drills and hitting overheads. Good touch, feel and plenty of control were apparent in running this product through the paces. Throughout the entire playtest process the string always felt comfortable and didn’t cause any arm fatigue.
The service game is the only area that left me a little wanting with the Victory Acelon Wildfires’ performance. Kick serves were more difficult to execute than normal. It did a nice job on slice serves but only if I used a moderate amount of speed. Hitting flat serves (or any serve) with a lot of power and getting the ball to land in the service box was more challenging. I did go out and play several single and doubles matches with the strings and they performed similarly to my practice sessions with no surprises.
Victory Acelon Wildfire 16 tension maintenance and durability
I felt that the strings held their tension for a reasonable amount of time and then eventually would loosen up over 12 hours of court time. The strings notched up over time at a gradual rate and I averaged about 24 hours hardcourt time before breakage. Based upon my typical experience with multifilaments, this proved to be a longer amount of time and more durable than most ones I have used.
Victory Acelon Wildfire 16 Summary
I felt that the Victory Acelon Wildfire strings played very comfortably and would definitely recommend it to someone suffering from tennis elbow. One is left a bit wanting in the power department but the strings perform at a higher level in all other areas than many more expensive competitor strings. The durability is a very good value for the price and stringing a racquet with this stuff is a breeze.
The string merits strong consideration for those looking for a solid performing value priced product. Whether you string full bed or hybrid it, I am confident you will be pleased by its performance.