Nice hit with Yonex Tour Super 850 Pro

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  1. neverstopplaying

    neverstopplaying Professional

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    I'm experiencing a bout of tennis elbow from framing too many balls recently (wind, multiple switches between clay and indoor, green dot balls with teh kids and regular balls, etc). I decided to cut out a gut-poly hybrid an put in full multi.

    I had a pkg of TS850P and strung it up in a XV1MP @58-56 (CP). What a nice string! Great control, comfort, spin and ideal power level. It seems to remind me somewhat of Excel, but I haven't used Excel in a few years. The only thing that would stop me from adopting it is poor life or too much early string movement, as I'm only two hours into the experience. Decent price for a premium multi.

    I did a search to find that it'ts not that popular, but there are dedicated users with very positive comments. I would think a must demo when trying out multis.
     
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  2. Brian11785

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    The first couple hours with this string are magical. It has always gotten a little mushy for me after that.
     
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  3. c_hari_c

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    Agree. I played with the Tour super 850 few years ago. The first two hitting sessions feel amazing like it is the best string ever - then it comes down to earth.
     
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  4. Justus_Jonas

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    Hi,

    super 850 oder super 850 "PRO"?

    In think the two strings are very different. I like the pro a lot more.
    More crisp, more spin, more control.


    Regards
     
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  5. ian27

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    Yep. I slapped on Yonex Tour Super 850 Pro recently and I'm finding that it is a nice string indeed.

    I'm not like totally "WOW"ed with it but I'm finding that I do like my multi's a little firmer (than the soft NXTs, X-One's and Excel's) and was surprised at how stiff/"crunchie" feeling this string was even at 53 pounds on a PS90. I've hit around and played 3 matches so far with it and there's hardly any string movement, great control and mostly importantly controlled power when needed. I am really liking the lack of "mushyness" and its firm, crunchy response. (Some folks may not like a "crunchie" feel and may prefer a softer response.) Slices weren't so great initially but I'm getting the hang of it now. Everything else works great with a high degree of precision - serve, returns, volleys....it's all good. Good spin also for a multi. Will wait and see how well it maintains tension before it all goes south....If I can get 12-14 hours without too much tension loss it'll be well worth the price.

    I also know that the Super 850 is a different string from the Super 850 PRO......Will try the Super 850 next since these Yonex multis are the only reasonably priced multis I can get in my area now. :?
     
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  6. vandre

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    I agree. I enjoy the super 850 pro and super 850 (nonpro) very much. they've help reign in tweeners and other frames but I like the spin too. it does move a bit, though.

    while i'm sure a couple someones will show up here sooner or later saying "there are better multis for less, rabble rabble rabble", if you like it then that's all that matters and if it feels good to you it doesn't matter how it feels to them.
     
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  7. JackB1

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    You should try Yonex's new multi called Tour Super Solid:
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Yonex_Tour_Super_Solid_16L_String/descpageACYONEX-YTSS125.html

    It's supposed to be slightly firmer than 850 Pro and also more crisp or "crunchy" as u like to call it :)
     
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  8. hrstrat57

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    Never stop is this the renamed 850 spin ? If so agree superior string... My daughter uses it in volkl v1 and previously in srq500 s.

    Midrange on both frames was sweet.
     
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  9. neverstopplaying

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    Looks like a winner. Too bad for me. I have a shipment coming today from TW with some Qtour 295s, and Super 850 Pro. I would have added a pack or two to try it out.

    I don't know about 850 spin - but I'm far from a Yonex string expert. I don't see an 850 Spin on the TW web site, except Poly Tour Spin.
     
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  10. JackB1

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    Let us know how u like the QTour 295. It's cousing, the KiQ5 has my ideal specs: 11 oz., 100", 4 pts HL, 315sw, 66 flex, 22.5 mm beam and 16x20 pattern. I think I am just scared off by the Kinetic thing...the bead inside the frame. I don't have any TE issues, but otherwise it looks like a perfect racquet for me. I should demo it. Why did u choose the QTour 295 over the KiQ5? The lower flex? That seems to be the main difference.
     
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  11. neverstopplaying

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    You're right Jack, the lower RA stiffness rating of the QTour 295 was the deal maker. I probably could have gone with the KiQ5 and considered it, but being in Canada, I can't demo, so I have to take the plunge.

    I'm very comfortable with adding weight, if necessary, but I see that some posters are doing fine with a low stock weight 295, so I've got a lot of room to move.

    I play a lot of "hard ball" tennis and fortunately have been very pain free for most of it. Seeing a potential elbow problem creep up is scary, and our priorities quickly change!
     
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  12. JackB1

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    good luck with it and give us a little review of the PK in a new thread.
     
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  13. Sander001

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    What was your tension in your gut/poly hybrid?

    I also have had some pain and was surprised to find that a multi/poly[850 non-Pro/PLII 1.20] hybrid was more comfortable than full multi[850 non-Pro too], especially as time went on. But I also strung the hybrid quite a bit looser because I knew the poly could retain the control at low tension.
    Anyway, I have some 850 Pro en route and look forward to it.
     
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  14. neverstopplaying

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    I don't remember exactly, but the gut would be between 55-58, and the poly at 50-52.
     
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  15. neverstopplaying

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    Thanks. Will do.
     
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  16. ian27

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    Thanks JackB1! :lol:

    I just saw the Tour SS thread below.....Very interesting & looks like a winner from Yonex. It's not available in my area yet though.....I would order it from TW but I'd have to pay international shipping rates now. :???:

    Meanwhile, I am up to about the 12 hour mark with the 850 Pro: Still plays well, strings are moving more now but this is no bother for me, tension loss is very minimal.

    Also got 850 Pro on my other (doubles) racket now at 51 pounds....Much softer, less crisp. 51 is a little low for my liking but the control is still oK for me so far. (Full X-One 16/Excel 16 at 51 pounds would totally NOT work for me at all.)
     
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  17. ian27

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    Just a follow up to my previous comment on the 850 Pro:

    I am at the 30 hour mark now and the string has only now started to fray....

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    Although I have been switching between rackets and trying other strings the last 3 months, I have kept track of how many hours this string has lasted on this one particular racket.....30 hours is pretty damn good durability for a multi!!! :)

    I have also gotten used to the lower strung 51 lbs on my other (doubles) racket and I can report excellent tension maintenance (with very little tension loss)there too. Spin potential is still very good and I've grown to appreciate the versatility that this string allows for.

    If you like a crisper, firmer multi with good playability throughout (with hardly any string movement, great control and most importantly controlled power when needed), the Yonex 850 Pro does it for me with excellent durability and value-for-money hands down.
     
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  18. Chotobaka

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Perfect description of this string's qualities. Super 850 Pro has been flying under the radar for quite a while now. It is also a crazy-good value, especially here is the USA. Cost in Japan is around $25.00 at current exchange rates and was considerably more in US$ not so long ago.
     
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  19. mikeler

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    It is definitely a crisper, firmer multi but I've only hit with it for a few minutes.
     
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  20. blip

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    Ian, if you are still around, how many hours did you end up getting? How long after the fraying until it broke?

    Anyone else get long hours?

    Thanks
     
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  21. ian27

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    Oh....I cut it out right after I took that picture. :wink:

    Not sure how long the "fraying stage" may have lasted.....probably another 1 or 2 hitting sessions (2-4 hours).

    Just so you know, I hit pretty flat and I'm not a string breaker. Also have been rotating between rackets....FYI, I am probably close to the 30 hour mark now for my other (doubles) racket (strung with 850 Pro also). The racket you see in the pic is my singles racket and it now has a new set of 850 Pro. I also just strung up a KPS88 with the regular 850 (non-Pro) and it feels like a typical softer multi to me - just an average playing multi, nothing special. Much prefer the pro.
     
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  22. blip

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I'm having a great time with this string. Last night I saw some fraying at one spot. Next string job I'll keep track better. I'm not typically a string breaker and have been getting about 15hrs out of discho. If I can get 20+ with the 850pro, I'm all in.
     
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  23. corners

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    Has anyone tried this as a cross with natural gut mains?
     
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