My Take on Yonex Poly tour spin string

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  1. Meaghan

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    Hi Smirks, Blackout like Black Code feels smoother to touch, their edges not so rigid so TS does give you that 'Tour Bite' grip on the ball and would edge out BO in that department. Not much in it tho.
    Power, they are both very similar, I prefer both these strings mid 40's tension in my 89t, helps with power, spin, dwell time and I get more control and feel taking the variables into account.
    Tbh they are both really good control strings, I lean towards the Yonex as I find it gives me more feedback which makes control better for me.
    The playability of TS as I pass 10 hrs is very good, the edges are not deteriorating at all, I found BO to have a deadish feel from the off and it started to hurt my arm a touch when it died. I used it a few times, cos its so cheap, just restrung it each week.

    You should try the eye boggling, flash yellow Yonex Tour Pro too (if you havent already), splendido string, very grippy for a round string, more power, feel is similar, maybe a little fuller, dusty coating, very interesting hmmmm......

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  2. smirker

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    Two sets of the PTS and one of the PT now on their way to me. Hope I like them. Will blame you lot if not!

    They are a good mid-price offering here in the UK. Not Pro's Pro cheap but not top dollar either so if the performance is up there it will be worth investing in a reel. Does anyone have experience of hybriding this string?
     
  3. tistrapukcipeht

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    No doubt, but I think performance will come, but sacrificing durability, however I'm not too worried, I used to use Asics Gel Resolution 3 and other earlier versions it was the same thing, awesome shoes, with shorter (in months, about 4) durability, I just happened to like more the SHT 308 a little better in almost all depts.

    Asics Gel Kayano for running (have used since the 12 until now-18) are the best for running, still durability isn't great, but everything else is there, so I take performance to durability.

    Now i wonder how these companies make any money with people sending shoes back all the time.
     
  4. tistrapukcipeht

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    All you need to do is string at the right tension, start around 50 then move up or down as needed. :)

    If it doesn't work for you send me the bill to Yonex and complain, hahaha :)
     
  5. smirker

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    Thanks Meaghs for the quickfire response. I have sets of each winging their way to me. From a purely tarty point of view the PTS will look better in my PD but if the Tour plays better i will have no hesitation in switching. The jury is out for me on shaped strings so far as I am not convinced they offer the attributes I am looking for. I had a brief dabble with Supex Blue Gear once which trashed my arm. I hope the PTS is softer.

    My immediate dilemma is what to put in my PD later prior to a match tomorrow. I need control as I know I will be playing a hard hitter who rarely misses. So; BO, BHBR, Cyber Power, BHSR, Red Devil? I really should curtail my string buying habit!
     
  6. GarryClarke

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    pmsl @ your reply jim

    i come from a military background but thats where it ends!!!!! or does it lol

    cant help you choose on strings as wouldnt want to be blamed if you loose on saturday:)

    dont blame you ditching the tent this year,can you imagine it doing nothing but rain (as it has been doing for the last 2 months) and you get washed away in your sleeping bags lol

    ive got some tip runs to do/sort the garden out (which means using a lawnmower)oh and watch olympic tennis as im watching now,djok vs tsonga then fed vs ?????
     
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  7. smirker

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    Thanks Tistra. 50 is high for me. I use a modified JET method and string poly in the mid 40's usually.

    Kudos for helping to spread the word about this string. You, Meaghan and Gary waxing lyrical about it have convinced me to give it a try.

    still searching for the right string to compliment my now nicely modded PD.
     
  8. smirker

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    See. I knew it. It was that commanding tone you have! I did just as I was told and got on tinternet.

    I shall work it out, had enough tinkering with strings over the years to work it out really. Going for control this time to combat the pace/spin of the bloke i will be playing tomorrow who always gives me trouble. He soaks up pace and re-directs back at you. I can hit through a lot of people but not him.

    Yonex strings on there way from SW, cheers for the heads-up. Won't get to play with them until I get back however.
     
  9. GarryClarke

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    bloody hell jim there,s no pleasing some people lol

    we have all told you this string is the nuts and your going to blame us (probably me) if it doesnt suit you LOL

    let me no how the PT plays when you use it as im curious how it compares to PTS,?????,this is where i wish i had another PD:(
     
  10. GarryClarke

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    seriously jim if you want my set for saturdays match and you want a trip to colchester (the mrs is working so ive got no car till 6.30pm) your welcome and just post me a set when yours arrive????

    upto you mate!!!!!
     
  11. Power Player

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    I'm definitely going to try these strings in a hybrid. I personally use syn gut mains as it is a little easier on the arm, and the feel is way better. Lots of benefits. I also get TOO much spin in the rdis 200 with poly mains..so I am interested in seeing how these strings match up with SPPP.

    Also on a side note, I agree that yonex stuff is great. I dont like the dampeners, but love the supergrap, wristbands and sticks. I should add that their racquet bag I got is reallll nice as well.
     
  12. smirker

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    Thanks for the offer Gary but match is tomorrow night in Newmarket so no time to get down to you. Mixed doubles but the bloke I am playing is like 5.0 standard. rest of the team is average but I struggle against him as he has no obvious weakness and is able to rip topspin off both sides and is handy at net.

    it's not like I don't have strings, just have to bite the bullet and choose one!

    Better dash as I have 1.5 hours before my practice starts and need to string the PD! I will let you know how the YTP is when I receive it but might be a bit quiet over the next two weeks, I don't think the Internet has reached rural Norfolk yet! (We don't have Broad Band up there)
     
  13. GarryClarke

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    no worries jim and i did mean friday but for some reason saturday kept coming out of the keyboard lol

    shame it wasnt a saturday as im sure we could have sorted something out!!!!

    im sure you will choose wisely and do well in your practice/match:)
    and dont let the 5-0 bully beat you as you can do it!!!!
    or shall i take a trip to newmarket and cheer you on from the sidelines/when 5-0 is serving/going for a winner lol

    2 weeks of no forum:(,it would kill me as im glued to this place,i even have it running on my htc desire hd 24/7 so i can keep up on things and when im home its on the laptop 24/7.the mrs loves me lol

    good ole Norfolk:)
     
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  14. smirker

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    My name is Jim I have been a TW junkie on and off since 2007.

    My mrs despairs of me as my other obsession is carp fishing and there is a forum for that too!

    Went for a full bed of BHBR in the end at reference tension of 22kgs (strung with JET method). Played for 1/2 an hour with it before the poxy rain arrived. First impressions were good. Comfortable with plenty of spin and good pocketing. See how it behaves tomorrow.
     
  15. GarryClarke

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    jim dont tell me your on the carpforum.co.uk/cemax angling???????,if so my user name,s is the same as this GarryClarke

    ive been fishing from the age of 5 and carp fishing from the age of 12:)
    recently done a 4 year stint on ardleigh res only for it to burn me out and alas ive fallen in love with tennis and carpfishing has gone out the window for now
    im on my second year of a break from it and to be honest i cant see myself going back but i wont sell my gear as i no i will return as its in my blood:)

    whats your story then jim?????

    and i hope your surname isnt shelley cause if it is you aint built for tennis pmsl
     
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  16. syke

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    I like SPPP too... You are probably going to find more pop and power with the SPPP. Great strings, but a little too much power for my liking and the orange looks awful on my Vcore.
     
  17. Power Player

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    Garry go press Smirker's name and then select "send email to smirker" so you don't derail this thread. thanks.

    Syke, is the yonex string more comfortable than SPPP?
     
  18. GarryClarke

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    will do:wink:

    cheers garry
     
  19. GarryClarke

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    syke

    ive got a set of SPPP to try on PP,s recommendation:)

    did you use it in a full bed or did you hybrid it and if so what with????
    and yes the orange isnt going to go well with the PD but hey i will just have to close my eyes lol

    going to go with PP,s courier,s setup of ogsm/sppp next but im loving the yonex toooooooo much i cant bear to cut it out,also did a racket-tune test tonight and after 6hours of play its at 41.1lbs and i strung the yonex at 52/50,its playing softer than ever and control/spin/comfort is top notch.

    cheers garry
     
  20. smirker

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    No way! I have been fishing longer than playing tennis (since the age of 5- 38 now) and carp only since the age of 16. Grew up in Leicestershire so good waters thin on the ground but loads round here. on a club water in Cambridge currently. Same username on Carpforum but on TW more often than not.

    Same as you I packed in when my kids came along but back into it now (went yesterday as it happens) If you ever want a day out then let me know.

    Sorry to derail the thread a little. Carp by the way for the benefit of our American friends are not "trash" fish and should not be hunted with bow&arrows. We catch them and put them back!
     
  21. smirker

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    To PP (and other interested parties),

    Sorry, should have read your post. will continue via PM.

    Apologies for thread de-rail.:oops:
     
  22. Power Player

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    No worries at all man. Garry has taken heat in other threads for this so Im just saving him the grief.

    Interested in seeing how the syn gut mains thing works out. I really like it...this yonex string could be a perfect cross if you like it more than SPPP.
     
  23. smirker

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    cheers PP, happy to take the heat, us Brits are fine to admit when we **** up (British phrase there for you which might have different connotations in the US!)

    I had a brief stint with syn gut mains but the mains notched very quickly with poly cross and the power level was unpredictable. Back to full poly for the time being but I might dabble again when my YTPS comes in.

    The word asterisked out rhymes with sock and lock, not luck or suck!
     
  24. GarryClarke

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    dont worry PP no more hijacking/spoiling threads from me and as you well no i have learnt my lesson and thanks for the reminder:)

    PP i just hope all this hype about this yonex string lives upto your expectation or im gonna change my profile name and go hide for a bit lol

    jim-i have emailed you and my email addy is juliezuka@yahoo.co.uk and lets talk tennis/carp fishing YEA lol:)
     
  25. Power Player

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    Trista, how would you tension a yonex stick if you did poly mains and syn crosses? I want to mess with the polyspin in the mains and I know that yonex says to string the crosses lower. Well I'd like to try something like 54 main and 56 crosses since it is syn gut, but I am not sure if this is good for the stick.
     
  26. syke

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    At the same tension, straight from the stringer, no..
    The tour spin will feel slightly stiffer...... But after the initial tension loss on the tour spin, it becomes rather comfortable. I would say on par and better than the SPPP.
     
  27. tistrapukcipeht

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    PP,

    I have researched and talked to some people (today btw) in respect of this tension with 3-4 Lbs less on crosses with Yonex.

    A few of the players I talked to, the coach who lives in my neighborhood who plays with Yonex Xi he also uses 3Lbs less on crosses, his kids also use 3 lbs less on Xi 98 and Vcore 98D.

    I also read some posts from buckethead and he also was on the 3 lbs less on crosses, this week somebody else who i read his reviews posted on Yonex facebook, also suggested me to keep 3 lbs less on crosses, i started with 2 lbs less recommended from the local shop guy, later I strung with 3 Lbs less, I noticed a little more comfort and slightly more power, I liked it. Now the guy at my local shop started to recommend Yonex with 3 Lbs less as well, He was using Xi 98, and is now with VCore Tour 97 with 3 lbs less.

    As far as hybrids, I don't know much, I guess people use synthetic gut crosses because it's cheaper, less performance and add the comfort, so in this case I would think stringing a synthetic gut 3lbs would only add more comfort and power to the string bed, maybe more spin depending how the strings interact with themselves, that friction theory and so forth.

    Bottom line is, I'm very happy with my set up, already with 5-6 months or so, doesn't cost to try it, it may be good.

    Lastly, browsing through some posts of a member of string forum gulbisbighitter, that seems to be another Yonex expert, He too uses 3 lbs less, appears to be a general consensus that Yonex does really work better with crosses being 3-4 lbs lower.

    Try and let us know.

    If you want a poly with less power the poly Tour HS is the one, great string, it tamed my Xi Team Plus like Ceasar Milano taming dogs :) .
     
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    I agree that it does. I have been stringing with crosses 3 pounds lower and it works. I guess my concern is that with a poly main, id have to do something like 54/51 and just hope the crosses are not too powerful. I have been hitting very deep and too long so I'm trying to reign it in a hair, but I think the poly switched from the cross to the main may do that just fine.

    So I will stay with the 3 pounds less on the crosses. I feel that it is the way to go with these racquets as you have read as well.
     
  29. tistrapukcipeht

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    What strings do you use?

    If you're hitting long you may need to go up a couple pounds and see how it works for you, or use less powerful strings for that tension you like.
     
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    I use ogsm mains and sppp crosses. Today I am switching them so sppp is in the mains, so I can see how I like it. I love the feel and how the ball launches off the ogsm mains, but I also tend to miss long more than normal. I string around 58/54 or 60/54 so fairly high. I think the ogsm mains may just provide too much power.
     
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    I liked Yonex Pro Tour Pro 1.25's pop, control, spin and esp. comfort for a poly. But the feel was just so weird I could not get used to it. I didn't know where I was hitting it on the stringbed. How does YPTS compare in terms of power, control and spin? And very importantly, comfort and feel?
     
  32. GarryClarke

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    Just ordered 2 sets of pro tour pro 1.25 so I can hybrid it with the yonex poly tour spin:)
    Yellow/blue blue/yellow in the PD will look cool IMO!!!!
     
  33. GarryClarke

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    another 2hours played in doubles/mixed doubles so 8 hours in total with this string,
    power was good but again due to tension loss
    serves were powerful but a bit wayward but could have been down to me having a bad night!!!!!
    spin was still good but felt it had lost a bit of bite.
    F/H topspin was good but again not as much bite and a few were flying long.
    B/H topspin again the same as my F/H
    control had gone in my eyes as i had trouble with my B/H slices and all of the above.
    also the comfort had gone and i could feel it in my arm and shoulder so had to change rackets pronto,
    have now cut it out but ive got another fresh set to go straight back in but at a lower tension this time as the yonex is very low powered.

    i still rate this string highly and cant see myself changing anytime soon,
    ive also got some yonex poly pro 125 to try out but that will be going in my second PD which is on its way:)

    cheers garry
     
  34. tistrapukcipeht

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    Did Tomic jump on this bandwagon as well?

    I saw a picture of him on the atp site and it definitely had blue color there.
     
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    my racquet's tension recommendation is 55 to 60.......the stringer said if the string isn't nylon then you can string it higher or lower than that..is that true? if it is true then how much higher/lower can you string it? my string is yonex poly tour spin
     
  37. Doubles

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    Try it at 50. A lot of us play at low tensions. I string my rackets in the 40's.
     
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    ok with slazenger pro-braided I did it at 55/55 and it hurts my arm and shoulder after 2 hours of playing, I am going to use that racquet as a backup when other racquet string breaks. And I am thinknig about stringing poly tour spin in my hammer 6.2 at 50/50. good idea? what do you guys think.

    slazernger pro-braided's recommended tension is 55 to 60....will it be ok to string poly tour spin at 50/50 on that racquet?
     
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    hi guys how often do you break your poly tour spin strings? I think the durability is pretty long. If it doesn't break after awhile, do you guys still replace it after however long? This guy said for polyester string you should change the string even if it doesn't break, is that right for poly tour spin? thanks
     
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    Very good string the blue Yonex Poly Tour Spin. Really quite different to the yellow Yonex poly. The blue is stiffer, alot more grabby, and much less muted. It plays really well.
     
  43. tistrapukcipeht

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    Yes, it is a great string, I haven't found anything I like as much as poly tour spin, to me it is the best, for $13 bucks or so unbeatable.
     
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    Sorry for not reading the whole thread but how does the yellow Pro Poly Tour (which I know and quite like) compare with the Poly Tour Spin in ppls views? thx
     
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    I find the Yellow PTP to have better tension maintenance. However both have good durability.

    The PTP has less spin and power but better control and predictability.
    Feels muted compared to the stiffer Blue PTS.

    I could go with both, for performance I say the blue PTS. For looks, the Yellow PTP.

    If there was a 120 version, it would be awesome. It's a pity, these YY strings aren't getting the exposure it deserves.
     
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    Just order 2 sets of this YPTS. Just wandering the stiffness rating of this string could be!???
     
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    Medium stiffness. It is between Luxilon ALU Power and 4G.
     
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    Do they sell reels of the Spin?
    I ordered one of each (Tour, HS, and spin) and so far I have only used the Tour and feels nice at 48lbs. Can't wait to try out the spin.
     
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    it is very good string except that the control isn't very good.
     
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    I think it's a reputational survey, which may have its disadvantages, but it does tell you something interesting.



     

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