Head Extreme Pro 2.0 - what strings are you using?

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  1. veloduffer

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    I carry 4 racquets and have been experimenting with all different polys - Cyclone (55 lbs), TurboTwist (57), Focus Hex (55), RPM Blast (55) and Tour Bite (both at 53 & 57).

    So far I like Tour Bite the best - best combo of spin and power for my game (4.0-4.5 topspin ear on both sides). Gives me the same type of spin as the Steam 99s that I tried with TB.

    I also like the Turbo Twist. Feels a bit softer but more power and less spin than TB. Plus it holds tension well.

    I am still trying the Cyclone and Focus. Both are significantly softer than TB and TT. Less power and spin than TB, and more spin than TT but less power.

    I didn't like Blast at all - just dead feeling for me

    I've got other packets to try - Black Widow and Big Hitter Blue.

    Anyone else use something that they like??
     
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  2. The Big Kahuna

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    I always come back to my gut / poly hybrids. You cannot beat the combination of power, comfort, feel, and spin. Durability is outstanding on this racquet with the set-up (easily 40-50 hours without any fraying at moderate tensions - I like the gut at the low-end of the recommended range and the poly in the crosses 10% lower than that). I use Pacific 17 in the Mains at 52 and always use MSV Co-Focus 18 poly in the crosses (at 48 lbs. if the mains are at 52 lbs.) It amazing!

    That said, these are the highest rated polys for the crosses as per independent testing at StringForum.net for 2012:

    MSV Co-Focus
    Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125
    Tecnifibre Black Code
    Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II
    Signum Pro Poly Plasma
    Prince Beast XP
    WeissCANNON Silverstring
    WeissCANNON Scorpion
    Signum Pro Hyperion

    For Winter here in LA, I have one racquet set up with a Multi in the Mains instead of Gut to avoid ruining the natural gut with the moisture from the court. I have tested nearly everything out there and I have found these multis to be the best according to Stringforum (2012):

    Tecnifibre X-One Biphase ($17)
    WeissCANNON Explosiv! ($13.)
    Tecnifibre NRG2 17 ($15.)
    WeissCANNON 6Star Supercharged 1.30 ($12.)
    Kirschbaum Touch Multifibre 1.25 ($14.) Wilson NXT Tour 17 ($17.)

    I personally find the power, feel, and spin of the WeissCANNON 6Star Supercharged 1.30 very close to the gut. This is the "Poor Man" gut/poly hybrid. Great performance with the MSV Co-Focus 18 in the crosses for about $10. a racquet!
     
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  3. The Big Kahuna

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    Have you read the reviews on this string at STRINGFORUM.NET?

    It has one of the highest ratings from play testers of ANY Poly made today.

    Solinco Tour Bite successfully defended its last year's Poly of the Year title after a close head-to-head race against the newcomer Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125. Surprisingly, being a 3rd generation co-poly classic, Signum Pro Poly Plasma achieved a solid 3rd place.

    Luxilon 4G was clearly voted Newcomer of the Year, while Yonex Poly Tour Spin and Babolat RPM Team were ranked 2nd and 3rd in that category.

    I am going to compare a full bed of YPTP 125 at 46 lbs. to my current gut/poly hybrid and see how they compare.
     
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  4. Rjtennis

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    I've been using 16 Wilson/VS Gut and Pro-Line II in the crosses. I also keep a backup with strung with Black Shark 17. I really enjoy that as well but I get almost as much spin and more pop with the gut combo and it is softer on my shoulder.
     
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  5. The Big Kahuna

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    Do you feel that this racquet was really designed with polys in mind? The head shape and composition would lead me to believe it was. While I am current using a Hybrid, I am interested to know what you all think. I hot with one of my racquets strung with a full bed of Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125 yesterday, and while somewhat firmed than the hybrid, it was not as harsh as I expected - and the spin was amazing!
     
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    I'm not sure what it was designed for but it hits great with full poly. I don't have any issues playing with a stiff string bed so I might not be the best person to respond from a stiffness perspective. It can shred through shaped polys pretty quickly but that's the only issue I have and I do use 17g.
     
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  7. veloduffer

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    I think the new grommets really takes some of the stiffness from a full bed of poly in this racquet. I tried a hybrid one time and prefer the full bed of poly in this racquet.
     
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  8. The Big Kahuna

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    I am one of the most stanch advocates of gut/poly hybrids, but I must say that this particular racquet seems to be designed for a full bed of poly and the "modern game". I am going back and forth between a hybrid and a full bed of poly, and - at least with this stick - I am starting to lean towards the poly. Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125 plays GREAT in it!
     
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  9. colowhisper

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    BK - Based on your string testing in the other thread i have been enjoying hitting this stick with VS 16 and co-focus crosses for a month or so now and it has settled in nicely. Thanks! I have always been fearful of going full poly for arm health reasons. Will you please elaborate on your experience with the yellow Yonex? I might be curious to try it too, what tension did you use?
     
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  10. spinovic

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    I use a full-bed of Sonic Pro strung around 57-58 lbs in my 2.0. So far, I like it. The racquet is pretty powerful, so the string and tension helps to dial it down a bit.

    I'll probably try something different (probably a hybrid) when I re-string, but I have no complaints currently with what I'm using. When I demoed the racquet it was strung with Sonic Pro and FXP at 55 lbs. That was a good setup as well.
     
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  11. The Big Kahuna

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    You know I am a huge advocate of the gut/poly hybrids. I have always had the same concerns you did about a full bed of poly for health reasons - especially after a two year bout with horrible tennis elbow caused by poly sting some 5 years ago. You can never go wrong with this set up for performance, comfort, and value (as I have found a set of gut/poly when paired well can last 40-50 hours as opposed to a full bed of poly going dead at 15-20 hours). The few times I have hit with a full bed of poly in the last 3 years, I have immediately gone back to my hybrid set-up as they were far to harsh on my arm.

    That all said, the full set of Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125 I hit with this week did not hurt my arm (even after an intense 3 hour hitting session to push the limits) and actually performed better than the gut/poly hybrid set up in some areas. It was very interesting. If I had to compare the two, I would break it down like this:

    Durability: Tie (while the poly will never break and is very durable, the gut/poly is playable for a longer period)
    Power: Tie (the Yonex Poly had surprising pop - but this has not been true with most polys I have used, which do not have the power of a gut/poly)
    Control: Poly (excellent control and accuracy with the Yonex Poly)
    Feel: Gut / Poly (this is where the gut really shines, but the Yonex was among the best Polys I have used in this dept.)
    Comfort: Gut / Poly (again, this is where the gut really shines, and again the Yonex was among the best Polys I have used in this dept.)
    Spin: Poly (superb spin potential - this is where the poly really shines)
    Tension Stability: Gut / Poly (gut holds it's tension better than anything)
    PPR (Price Performance Ratio): Poly (when speaking of the string costs alone - but add the price of stringing to two poly string jobs to one gut/poly string job in 40 hours of play, and it is pretty much a tie)

    What do you have at the end of the day? Two excellent options for stringing depending on your game, your frame, and your preferences. Right now, I am somewhat surprised to say, for the first time in 3 years, I have a full bed of poly in my bag right next to the gut/poly hybrid I have been using since I recovered from my arm problems - and loving them both.

    I will have to hit some more with both before I settle on one or the other. Right now - today - if you pressed me, I am leaning towards the YONEX PTP 125.
     
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  12. colowhisper

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    Very interesting, thank you. I think I will give it a try. Did you string at 48 lbs? Same tension for crosses or a few lbs lower?
     
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  13. The Big Kahuna

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    I strung at 46 lbs. - 10% below the low end of the racquets recommended range for a synthetic gut string.

    I used BLACK color poly (or "Graphite" color as Yonex calls it). According to Yonex Support: "In terms of playability and performance, two colors are the same. Material is polyester and 16L gauge (1.25mm). Advantage of this string is comfortable feel and reduces player fatigue."
     
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  14. Viktorr

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    I am really puzzled with the Extreme Pro 2.0.
    I demoed it with Cyclone 17 (I was told - at 54-56 ponds..stringbed was dead flat, no sound when hitting it).
    It had good power, very good control for groundstrokes, impressive stability and directional control (easy and nice returns) - but no feel whatsoever.
    After reading all those good reviews I bought the racquet and strung it with Technifibre Black Code 17 at 55 to improve feel.

    Result - no control, no stability.. Power is there but cannot be used. Some feell....but overall no good at all. I was struggling against much weaker players. I was confused and asked for opinion from two other players - one 5.0, another one with some ATP points. Both confirmed my thoughts.

    I am puzzled how you guys here using this racquet with tension 46... How is it possible? It is so powerful as is...and seems to be stable only when tension is high.

    Looking at latest list from 2013 Australian Open, Kuznetcova is using Big Banger on this at 57 and Gasquet - at 58.

    I am going to try the Cyclone again - at 57...
    Any ideas? What am I doing wrong?
     
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  15. spinovic

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    I haven't tried lower tension on this racquet, but I wondered that as well. I'm using Sonic Pro 16G @ 60 lbs. I really like it...good power but not too much and good control. I also have no problem with the feel on this racquet. I like the feel.

    But, I figured dropping to the lower end of the tension would make it too powerful. I'll probably try something different at some point though, just to see.

    I think its a great racquet though. I'm hoping to get a backup soon, then I can play around with different setups a little more just to see.
     
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  16. The Big Kahuna

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    I have been playing with the Head YOUTEK IG Extreme Pro 2.0 strung with Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125 @ 46# now for a couple weeks and love it! Keep in mind I am coming from stringing the racquet with Pacific Classic Gut 17g mains/MSV Co-Focus Poly 18g crosses 50/46 which felt great in my Head YPP and my Price EXO3 Tour 16x18 both. It also felt good in the Head YOUTEK IG Extreme Pro 2.0 - make no mistake.

    That said, the Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125 plays fantastically in this stick anywhere from 42-48 lbs tension. Lots of feel, good pop, great spin, exceptional control, and does not hurt my arm (which is why I played with gut the last 5 years). This is a modern racquet made for the modern game with modern string. The poly tempers the power in the stick and the Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125 is very comfortable and yet still does everything you want in a poly with great spin and control.

    There are a lot of threads on the subject of tension in polys and many now feel that poly performs best and actually offers more feel, spin, and control at LOWER tensions. According to string guru John Youngblood at Guts & Glory in Atlanta when I was complaining of a lack of control and feel in my poly at tension in the mid-50s: "When it comes to polys the low end of the range on the frames can be ignored. Those ranges are intended for synthetics and gut...not polys. The maximum range a poly should be strung at is 52 pounds. The Babolat machine will overshoot on tension which is probably why you lost control at the higher tension. The poly may have been overstretched and killed as a result of being tensioned too high."
     
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  17. Viktorr

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    42-48 lb... I probably should try it one day to be convinced.
    I would expect good feel but a lot of power at this tension.
    Are your playing partners big hitters?

    anybody's else tried this racquet at that low tension?


    I am thinking to try it with good multi next time.
     
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  18. spinovic

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    I think I'll drop the tension next time just to see how it plays and feels. You guys have me interested.

    Of course, mine is strung on the high end, and I like that as well. Curious to see what it's like the other way.
     
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  19. Bmr

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    Kahuna - noticed you are in SoCal. Whereabouts? We should hit sometime...I have the exact same racquet as you and would love to try different combos of string.
     
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  20. christo

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    I think you have to be very careful when you mention pro players frames, it's very hard to know what is really under the paint plus the possible addition of lead tape, silicone in the handle and in the case of Gasquet, a leather grip. His frame could be well over 12 ozs and who knows what the layup is. Watched him play dubs at Indian Wells and the ball just explodes off his backhand. No club player can hit like this, don't kid yourself and poly plays a whole lot different when you really drive through the ball like the pro's do. Hence the higher tensions.
     
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  21. The Big Kahuna

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    I am at Palisades TC in Newport Beach.

    Liking the Yonex PTP 125 in this stick VERY much.
     
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  22. The Big Kahuna

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    Yes. The Yonex PTP 125 at this tension has good control against big hitter and enough pop to generate my own power against those with less pace.

    Very pleased with the combination of control. feel. comfort, power, and spin in this stick with this sting.
     
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  23. Viktorr

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    Just an update with my experience.

    Tried Cyclon 17g at 57 lb. Plays OK, a lot of power. Control ok (not substantial - just ok), but touch is not there. Plays best when you whack it with a lot of spin, otherwise very sensitive to timing.
    Developed elbow problem after 5 hours of play (or was it affected by also chopping firewood?).
    Decided then to put Wilson dampener on (the long one which touches 8 or so strings). Attached it to the very bottom of the racquet (almost touching the frame).

    Yes, I know the theory that dampener only affects the sound. Somehow, for me it added a lot of control and spin - and some touch.
    And after playing for 90 minutes - no bad affect on the elbow.
    My partner comments were that he struggled with my shots due to strong spin. He noticed that my serve and consistency improved.

    Any of you guys using dampeners?

    BK - do you use dampener with your 46 lb Yonex string?

    I feel that this frame can be so many different things with different string setup....
     
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  24. acura9927

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    I always use dampeners that pinging sound is pretty bad to my ears. On my 2.0 just tried out PPA cause of the good word around here about that string and really like it.
     
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  25. Bmr

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    I'm in the San Gabriel/San Bernardino area. I had a USTA match at that club once a couple years ago - nice place.

    I've been playing more with the Juice lately (lead added at 3/9). I like the Extreme Pro 2 a lot, but only with the right strings. The issue with mine is that it is 4/5 grams heavier than it should be and I liked the demo a lot more because it weighed in correctly (at least it felt that way).
     
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  26. spinovic

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    I just use a standard dampener that touches two mains and a cross on mine. I just bought a used one from another TW member. After reading stories of people getting varying racquets, I was afraid they would be different, but the one I bought specs out almost identical to my other one. Same weight (338g) strung with a dampener in. The balance, as I tested it was 1/8 inch different...one is 5 pts HL, the other 6. Not that significant to me personally.

    I'm trying to decide what to string my new one with. It has some Luxilon strings in now (4G I think), but they need to be replaced. Debating between Volkl Cyclone and Synthetic Gut, or a hybrid of the two.
     
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  27. Viktorr

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    Checked my racquet ...348g. After some panic I've checked weight of the overgrip. It is a generic Chinese (fake?) "Yonex" overgrip - it turns out it weights 9g. Did not realize that tiny overgrip is that heavy.
     
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  28. spinovic

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    I wouldn't have thought they'd weight that much either, but then again the dampeners weigh ~2 g.

    So, yours should weight about the same as mine minus the overgrip. I read stories of people getting racquets that weight 10 g different, but it seems as if HEAD has done a decent job in the QC department. Did you check the balance on yours?
     
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  29. Doubles

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    Off topic, but what's your string durability using such thin strings in a string eater like the Extreme?
     
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  30. veloduffer

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    I didn't like the Cyclone in this racquet. I like Tour Bite, TB Soft, Focus Hex and WC Turbo Twist. The TB Soft and TT have a bit more pop than Hex and regular TB. TB regular has the most spin, but by a small margin particularly when fresh. Thus far, the best combination of spin, power, durability and tension maintenance is Turbo Twist.

    I have all 4 of my Extremes strung with the different strings. I like them all and use whatever feels best in warmups and early on-- my feel and power vary day to day and I can use a different racquet to adjust. Mind you, the racquets are all strung similarly and the differences in my game that day and the racquets can be quite subtle. Sort of like a pitcher- sometimes one pitch is working while another is not.
     
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  31. Viktorr

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    Yonex PTP 1.25 - 46 pounds

    Just an update....was playing with Cyclone 17G at 57lb and managed to kill my hand thoroughly. Was only able to play one set on Thursday (singles). Ended in pain.

    Went to the local shop on Friday - and they had Yonex PTP 1.25 in stock.
    So, I've got it strung at 46lb as advised by the BK.

    Saturday - played two sets of doubles, was getting used to the string, No elbow pain.
    Monday - played two sets of singles. The weather was wet and balls were heavy - which made adjustment more difficult. But I think I am getting used to this tension and I agree it does provide much more feel. There is good combination of power and control on offer. Spin is really nice as well.
    This is the 4th string setup I had with this racquet - and it seems to be by far the best. I did not use a dampener today - worked quite well without it.

    The most important thing is that I can play it without hurting my elbow.

    So, big thanx to The BK - this setup really works well.
     
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  32. spinovic

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    I strung my other racquet up with some 16G Cyclone @ 54 lbs. I've been able to hit for a couple of hours to compare it with the Sonic Pro. The Cyclone is definitely a better spin string. Since the tension is 6 lbs lower, there wasn't a huge difference in how soft both felt. That would seem logical since Sonic Pro is rated as a softer string. I thought the Sonic Pro provide a bit more pop.

    I haven't played enough to make a final judgment, but my initial impression is that I probably still prefer the Sonic Pro. But, I like the Cyclone and could play comfortably with it in my racquet.

    I've got a new set of Sonic Pro Edge that I hope to try before too long. Curious to see how it stacks up against the other two.
     
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  33. souledge

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    As the sig says: Pacific Prime @ 60 lbs.

    Going to go much different with the next setup: Wilson NG @ 47 / MSV Co-Focus @ 44.
     
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  34. spinovic

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    How do you like the Prime @ 60?
     
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  35. souledge

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    the tension's probably dropped a bit from 60, since I felt it too boardy for me off the machine. It's settled nicely and it's very comfortable.

    Before this I was playing a LM Radical OS with RPM Blast mains and ALU Power Rough crosses. I thought when I first hit it that there was nothing special about gut, spin was moderate, comfort was excellent and durability was much much better. This gut does seem to fray quite a bit.

    Now I'm trying the Guy / Poly Steam 99S in the search of finding a racquet to match my topspin based game. If I like the Steam 99S Gut / Poly, I'll play the Gut / Poly on this racquet as well.
     
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    Hello, the Yonex PTP 1.25 in color black or yellow?????
     
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  37. The Big Kahuna

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    Yes. I use the Technifibre dampener - it does not effect the feel of the string and rarely flies out.
     
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  38. The Big Kahuna

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    Have yet to break a string with the Yonex PTP. I usually cut them out after 4-6 weeks.
     
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  39. Viktorr

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    The one I have n the racguet right now is yellow - whatever was in the shop. But since getting that string I've managed to get a second hand stringer and ordered a reel of black yonex ptp 1.25.

    BK used the black PTP - just read this thread again and you will see it.

    Will restring shortly and let you know if I feel any difference.

    Thinking to go 45 mains 42 crosses.

    Any opinions on how many hours should I keep it?

    I think I've done around 15 hrs in two weeks and IMHO string feels stiffer now.
     
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  40. souledge

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    Next up for me will be Wilson NG / MSV Co-Focus in the Extreme 2.0 Pro, once I get tired of the 99S, will post results.
     
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  41. colowhisper

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    I have this combo installed right now. It feels a lot softer than the VS in my other stick. More feel, less crisp, a little more power, a little less spin. I have a pack of Pacific to try next, I expect that is on the other side of crispness based on comments here.
     
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  42. Viktorr

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    Anybody used Head stringing guide when stringing this racquet?
    I am puzzled ...Ok, I am often puzzled. Not good :shock:
    According to the guide, for YouTekTM IG Extreme PRO (no version mentioned) you have...

    String Pattern:
    16 Main (6 m / 20 ft)
    19 Cross (5 m / 16,5 ft)

    I've cut 5 m for crosses and was 0.5m short...
    This is only 3rd racquet which I strung myself... just got the stringing machine...so maybe I've done something wrong..
    Not sure how though - I do have 16x19 there as per guide.

    Anyway, after some misadventures I have black Yonex PTP 1.25 at 45/42.
    Will try tomorrow.
     
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  43. spinovic

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    I did, sort of. I looked at the HEAD stringing pattern. But, I laid my other strung racquet beside me and went by it more than anything. From memory, it seems like the HEAD guide had the wrong holes to skip (of course, I could have counted wrong too). Seems like I thought they were one off on which holes to skip.

    I did the two piece as specified and didn't have any issues with string length.
     
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  44. souledge

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    You're saying using VS in the mains gave you more spin than Wilson NG in the mains? Which VS, VS Team BT7?
     
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  45. The Big Kahuna

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    Some thoughts on hybrids for this racquet.

    Best Poly Strings for Crosses in Natural Gut Hybrids 2012 (non-textured)

    MSV Co-Focus
    Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125
    Tecnifibre Black Code
    Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II
    Signum Pro Poly Plasma
    Prince Beast XP
    WeissCANNON Silverstring
    WeissCANNON Scorpion
    Signum Pro Hyperion

    Federer: gut mains, poly crosses, 47 to 48.5 lbs.

    NOTES: String Poly 10% Lower than other string to obtain same effective tension. Restring about every 10-12 hours of play (about every three weeks).

    Hybrid Strings:
    i) with polyester or monofilament strings, you should keep your Luxilon monofilament strings at the same tension in the mains, and install the crosses 5-10% higher. Most people prefer an increase of 5%.
    ii) If you currently are playing with gut strings, multifilaments, or synthetic gut, you should keep you normal tension on the crosses with your multifilament string, and install the mains 5-10% lower with a Luxilon Monofilament. Most people prefer a 10% drop in tension.

    Currently when using the same string and cross the tensions should remain the same. When blending strings, ie polys and syn gut or gut, the poly should be 4 lbs less than the syn gut or natural gut. This can vary according to gauge of strings being used, but in general there is a 4 pound difference.

    IMPORTANT: The next issue becomes fine tuning. Players need to pay attention to where the shots are landing when the ball is clearing the net in the red zone. (Again, no more than 2′ – 3′ in height). If the ball is not realizing the desired depth we suggest using the following formula to adjust the tension. To increase ball length reduce 2 pounds of tension for every yard (3 feet) of added length. If shots are too long, the reverse formula should be applied; increase tension 2 pounds for every yard you want to bring the shot in. These are guidelines that tend to be remarkably accurate in adjusting the tension to achieve desired ball length.
     
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  46. The Big Kahuna

    The Big Kahuna Semi-Pro

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    Generally, when they stop snapping back. In other words, when the mains start getting stuck out of line.

    When this happens you are no longer getting the extra spin that is the chief virtue of copoly strings. In addition, when the main strings slide sideways and snapback dwell time is prolonged, which reduces shock. When the strings start getting stuck out of line it means you are no longer getting this "cushioning" effect.

    When they get stuck out of line you're essentially playing with a very stiff syngut rather than with copoly. Cut 'em out.

    About 10-15 hours seems to be the range depending on racquet and style of play.
     
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  47. colowhisper

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    BK - Glad I came back to this thread and the 15 hour comment. From memory of the other gut poly hybrid thread I was thinking I should be getting more hours from this set-up. I think one guy said 50 hours from the Pacific/co focus!

    Both my sticks now have a severe trampoline effect in the stringbed and are unplayable. One is VS/co focus and the other is Wilson NG/co focus. Should I just cut out the crosses and recycle the mains? I have never done this before.
     
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  48. bdinpgh

    bdinpgh New User

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    I strung my HE Pro 2.0 with Yonex PTP in the mains at 48 lbs and Prince Syn Gut w/ duraflex in the crosses at 50 lbs. After an hour of hitting, this combo works very well with excellent feel, adequate power and above average spin for a hybrid set-up. I now have 12 hours on this set-up and it still feels very nice and is displaying minimal string movement. I'm going to reverse that combo when the current string bed needs to go. I'll report back on how that feels. Also want to say that the HE Pro 2.0 is a terrific stick.
     
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  49. colowhisper

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    You might want to try a full bed of PTP at 46, it is awesome.
     
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  50. bdinpgh

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    I'll get to a full bed of PTP eventually. I'm enjoying the performance of my current set up so much that I'm in no hurry to go "full poly". The feel of my current set up is very nice. Volleying is super. If I hit my forehand properly, the ball just jumps off the court. . . . . .
     
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