YT PP - what are your fave strings?...

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  1. Ross K

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    Only tried RPM Blast thus far. Am about to restring with Sonic Pro. Think I'll come down to maybe 50 lbs. Really want to find a tad more oomph and heaviness of shot, and maximum topspin assistance is a must.

    So what are YTPP users favorite strings? What do ppl think has worked best for them.

    TIA,

    R.
     
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  2. freshtennis

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    luxilon big banger original. most atp players who use prestige use it i think .. :/
    correct me if im wrong
     
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    Yeh most do, but that's because they grew up playing with it. I think Luxilon BB alu power plays much better
     
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    haha yeah probably. but i like my original the way it is .. i kinda changed my forehand so its better and im more confident with it because its got additional spin than from the last time we played haha, hoepfully i can win this time. otherwise the rebel comes out !
     
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    You need to throw that "stiff" thing out.

    Yeh i just thing BB Alu Power is more suited to the modern game.
     
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    haha fair call than. bbo is still good :)
     
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    Genesis Black Magic at 58 lbs (17 guage)
     
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    I use VS Team mains and Alu Rough crosses. Break Them after 8-10 hours. Use a couple of stringsavers after 6 hours of usage.

    Thisted is my favorite setup and I never play with other setups than this unless it rains heavily, in that case I use X-One instead of VS Team in the mains.
     
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  12. Ross K

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    Cheers guys ^^^

    Now can anyone please tell me what they think of multis in the YTPP?... a no-no?... some work really well in it?... any thoughts here most welcome.

    Secondly, I know it's all personal and subjective, but do ppl think 50lbs would just be too low on a poly?... I do usually go to about 50 lbs with other frames these days...

    TIA,

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  13. Ross K

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    BTW I mean full bed with the multi not a hybrid.


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    I am curious about a full multiple setup too. I'm thinking about trying alpha gut 2000.


    EDIT_____-----____

    I just strung up a full bed of Alpha Gut 2000 in 17g at 52#. I'll have drills on Sat morning with it and play 2-3 sets on Sun.

    I'll report back!!!!
     
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  15. Marcus

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    try Volkyl cyclone mains & alu crosses !

    Spin central with decent pop !!
     
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  16. Ross K

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    Thought I'd try 1 time more.
     
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    VS Gut with either Hurricane, RPM BLast or Pacific Poly.
    But I use that mix on just about all my sticks.

    Full disclosure: I only have one YT Prestige. I wish it were a Dunlop 200 or a Pure Storm Ltd, to be honest.
     
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  18. T1000

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    I used a full bed of Kirschbaum Touch Multifibre twice and didn't like it. I didn't feel like I got any extra feel or pop. I also lost spin and control. It just didn't match with me, much prefer full beds of poly in this frame. And I also broke both sets in 2 hours so it wasn't worth it to try again.
     
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  19. The Big Kahuna

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    I have tested a full range of multis and polys on my YT PP the last 4-5 months.

    Of the multis, X-One Bi-Phase, Tourna Quasi Gut, and Mantis Comfort stand out. That said, the best play came when combined with a nice soft Co-Poly in the mains strung low in a hybrid. I tested dozens of combinations using the three multis noted above at 46# in the mains and 50# in the crosses. At this tension, the racquet showed the best aspects of control, power, and comfort when using a good co-poly string in the mains. I had far more control and bite on my balls in the hybrid then with a full bed of multi - which I have alwats favored in the past. Some of the best polys to hybrid with this racquet were:

    Kirshbaum Helix 17
    Volkl Cyclone 17
    Technifibre Duramix HD 17 (for those you like a softer string bed)

    My favorite, however, ended up being the Signum Pro Torando 17 in the mains with Mantis Comfort in the crosses. It was the best blend of spin, power, and comfort (Tornado is rated 5th best overall string by Stringforum.net - the top four are all gut - and their current top rated Poly). Compares to TF Black Code. Lively and Explosive. Add the Mantis Comfort and is was an great blend of spin, power, and comfort. Buttery, solid, with lots of feel. AWESOME!

    My recommendation: Don't string too high (decrease tension by 10%). Compares well to, but provides a bit better feel and spin than the Black Code. Additionally, I found good comfort in the Tornado. Spin was also better with the Tornado. This will be my standard string for the season. Highly recommended.

    I am happy to share reports on any and all of the polys / multi combos tested. I tried:

    Tecnifibre Black Code 18 String
    Tecnifibre Promix 17 String
    Technifibre Duramix HD 17 (replaces Promix)
    Solinco Revolution 18 (1.16) String
    Solinco Barb Wire 16L String
    Tourna Poly Big Hitter Blue Rough String 17
    Polyfibre Poly Hightec 18/1.10 String
    Topspin Cyber Blue String 17L (1.20) Gauge
    Kirschbaum Helix 17 (1.25) String
    Polyfibre Hexablade 17L (1.18) String
    Signum Pro Poly-Plasma 17L (1.18)
    Tecnifibre X-Code 17 String (poly-mix - use full bed)
    MSV Focus HEX 17 and 18
    Volkl Cyclone 17 and 18
    Babolat RPM Blast 16 and 17
    Signum Pro Tornado 17 and 18

    Hopefully, this will help you and save you the $500. in string I ran through to find these results for the Head Youtek Prestige Pro. Of course, in the end, they are all subjective. :)
     
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  20. Gene1994

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    Out of everything I've tried in the prestige, I liked Proline II 17g and Alu Rough the most.
     
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  21. Ross K

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    Cheers everybody^^^


    Thanks Kahuna. Very informative. I confess to already being a fan of Tornado (blew me away when I played it in a Prestige mid a while back.) I think I'd definitely like to check out a poly/multi hybrid sometime.

    Qsn if I may though... What do you think you get from such hybrids that is missing from a full poly job?

    Thx,

    R.
     
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  22. slice it

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    Im intrigued about tornado now!

    Im surprised i haven't heard it been talked about as much
     
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  23. mawashi

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    yeah but at $176 a reel its more than 2x the price of msv hex or genesis bm or hexonic.

    Heck typhoon's a bargain at $118.

    Unless you're a competition player, I don't see any reason why some cheaper strings won't be just as good.

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  24. slice it

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    Well I be playing varsity/college tennis in the near future which makes me wonder:

    I really want to maximize my ytpp's potential and get a setup that is good and start playing with it a lot to get the most comfortable....

    Is there a big difference between some of the more popular co-polys and strings like these?
     
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    Well, I use Microgel Prestige Pro, so not exactly the same, the Microgel is somewhat flexier. However, for spin - hitting those poly shots that aren't possible with multis - I haven't found anything like full bed of Lux alu spin or alu rough. Similar spin and control between the two, slightly different feel. For maximizing potential without regard to cost, string longevity, comfort (though they are pretty comfortable), etc. this seems to be the way to go.
    I also like the Kirsh Helix - better consistency over time, temperature, etc. - I feel like I know what the response will be.
    I've used both with AlphaGut 2000 as a cross. It is a more comfortable stringbed (especially the Helix) and the performance is similar to the full poly bed except slightly more power and slightly less spin, though I don't think it results in any difference in winning or losing matches.

    55 to 57 lbs -- 17g
     
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  26. Ross K

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    YTPP string gurus,:grin:

    Actually, I have to say I'm mainly looking for added power and spin... both are very important to me, and both have been slightly lacking since I started hitting with the YTPP, though tension plays a part here and I'll be stringing lower in future.

    These factors apart, I'm VERY impressed with this racket thus far :) ... beautiful balance and weighting... addictive 'whippiness'... quality build... the frame's great imo, and the only real issue is whether I'm good enough to use it.:wink:

    Anyhow, about to check out Sonic Pro I think, though I've also recently got some Alu Power, Andrenaline, Weisscannon S/String, Solinco Tour Bite, Signum Hypierion, Topspin Cyberflash... btw, any of those a good match in the YTPP in ppl's opinions?

    Keep your string recommendations coming - I'm taking notes!

    Cheers,


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  27. onkystomper

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    Hey Ross.. I have been using the YTPP & before that the MGPP.. I went through a lot of setups.. I used SilverString a lot. It had great bite and control and would still be using it but I switched over to the black star 5 edge.. it has all the same aspects of the silver string but with some extra pop..

    If you are only looking for extra power silver string may not be the wat to go as it is not overly powerful.
     
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    Holy crap... if you have that many strings why don't you post a review when you're done...

    mawashi
     
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  29. bad_call

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    agreed...tho dialing in the "right" tension might take a bit.
     
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    Hey guys,
    You all have to try Polyfibre Black Venom ! It's the best new comer string of 2010 / 2011 woith Babolat RPM Blast ! So, everyone have to try it ! You can buy in shops and on internet: www.polyfibre.de ! I advice you !:)
     
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    hah

    "WHO DO YOU WORK FOR" - James Bond
     
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    I read somewhere on the Technifibre website that they recommend a multifilament string for their lighter racquets - which need more power and carry as they lack heft - and a poly or poly hybrid on their heavier racquets to impact control as they already are a bit more stable - like the 12 oz Head YPP. I started looking a various hybrid combinations for the same reason with the YPP - a full bed of multi just had to much "tampoline" effect off this racquet and I needed to dampen the power with using it's heft and stability to my advantage by integrating a string with a bit more "bite" on the ball. It just took a while to find some hybrids that both increased control and spin and did not notably decrease comfort and feel. Some of the best were:

    Mains: 46/50 MSV Focus Hex 17 (1.23) Black / Tourna Quasi Gut 17g in the Crosses
    Power: A-
    Control: B+
    Feel: B+
    Comfort: B+
    Spin: A-
    Tension Stability: B
    OVERALL: A-
    Focus - HEX is an ultra durable co-polyester monofilament string in hexagonal profile. It offers great power and added ball bite, enhanced spin and excellent control. Highly rated on Stringforum.net. Colours: white, natural, gold, yellow, sky blue, red, silver and black. Focus-Hex is a great string for the price. Great control, spin, and durability. It's not the softest string, occasionally after using it for a while I need to switch to a softer string or hybrid it with a syn gut. Signum Pro Torando has similar playing characteristics with a softer feel. comfortable, solid, crispy, precise - similar to Black Code without the same tension stability (but at half the price).

    Mains: 46/50 - Technifibre Duramix HD 17 mains w/ TF X-One Biphase 17g in the Crosses
    Power: A
    Control: A
    Feel: A-
    Comfort: A-
    Spin: A-
    Tension Stability:
    OVERALL: A
    Starting RA 55 (10/31/10) / RA 43 after 4 hrs.
    Initially, felt very crisp and made a loud thwack! on groundstrokes - almost felt like a full bed of TF X-Code. Good spin and power. A bit less comfortable and less feel than the Quasi Gut test string - but a bit more pop. After 2 hours still felt crisp, but softer and more playable. Nice combo.

    Mains: 50/50 - Technifibre X-Code 17 mains & crosses (full bed)
    Power: B+
    Control: A-
    Feel: B+
    Comfort: B+
    Spin: B+
    Tension Stability:
    OVERALL: B+
    Starting RA 55 (10/31/10)
    Solid core of poly wrapped in a black multi sleeve. Played like stiff multifilament. Good comfort, feel, control and spin - but not outstanding on any front. Played very crisp, but still reasonably comfortable. String felt like it might not last that long as outer coating is prone to peeling. Felt a bit like a Duramix Hybrid with X-one Biphase, but without the tension stability.

    Mains: 46/50 Polyfibre Hexablade 17L (1.18) / Tourna Quasi Gut 17g in the Crosses
    Power: A
    Control: A-
    Feel: B
    Comfort: B
    Spin: A
    Tension Stability: C
    OVERALL: A-
    This ethylene string has a characteristic, hexagonal profile which provides extra grip on the ball‘s felt, producing optimum spin. A positive side-effect of this surface structure is that the string notches quickly, preventing slippage. The Polyfibre Hexablade feels slightly stiffer than other strings, but thanks to Polyfibre’s Standardized Molecular Distribution Technology (SMD) it is extremely durable and its high dynamic elasticity makes it particularly easy on the arm. Slightly "brittle" feeling, slightly "dampened". Good power and control and decent feel. I could play with this string. Starting RA 47 / after 2 hrs RA 35(!)

    Mains: 46/50 Volkl Cyclone 17g / Tourna Quasi Gut 17g in the Crosses
    Power: B-
    Control: B
    Feel: B
    Comfort: B+
    Spin: A
    Tension Stability: B
    OVERALL: A-
    Notes: Great string for the money. Lots of bite on the ball and plays soft. Good ball pocketing and feel. Plays well at low tensions. Felt like I had a huge sweet spot at this tension (less control). Very playable.

    Mains: 46/50 Tecnifibre Promix 17 String / Tourna Quasi Gut 17g in the Crosses
    Power: A-
    Control: A
    Feel: A
    Comfort: A+
    Spin: B+
    Tension Stability:
    OVERALL: A
    LOVED this string! Promix is a combination of Poly bundles surrounded by multi bundles, which delivers a great combination of feel, power, durability and control. Great ball pocketing and decent spin potential. Rarely missed with this combo. Starting RA 55 / after 4 hrs RAll 44 - same after 7 hours. Replaced by DURAMIX.

    Mains: 46/50 Tecnifibre Black Code 18 String/ Tourna Quasi Gut 17g in the Crosses
    Power: A-
    Control: A-
    Feel: A-
    Comfort: B+
    Spin: A-
    Tension Stability: A-
    OVERALL: A-
    Notes: Starting RA 53 / 48 after 2 hrs / 42 after 4 hrs.
    Tecnifibre Black Code is a 3rd generation polyester string with a pentagonal cross-section and a co-polyester core for ultimate durability. Functional Benefits: More FLEXIBLE - less shock on impact compared to 2nd generation polyesters. More TOLERANT - less risk of premature breakages from off center hits due to an increased sweet-spot. More SPIN - due to pentagonal structure. Excellent control, yet comfortable. Solid, yet also soft.

    Mains: 46/50 Kirschbaum Helix 17 mains / Tourna Quasi Gut 17g in the Crosses
    Power: B+
    Control: B+
    Feel: B
    Comfort: B
    Spin: B+
    Tension Stability: B-
    OVERALL: B+
    Notes; tension dropped from 45 to 42 after 2 hours and dropped to 34 after 6 hours of play and began to get mushy (kicks serves lacked bite). Initially crisp, bit not harsh. Fantastic control and good pocketing. Definitely among the better ploys for 6-10 hours of play. Plays like a more expensive Cyclone.
     
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  33. The Big Kahuna

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    In general 16g POLY was too firm and too harsh in the YPP and 18 gauge lacked a bit of control against big hitters with the open string pattern of the YPP. 17 guage string seems to be the ideal thickness with the 16/20 string pattern to blend power and control.

    WORST strings in the YPP I tested:

    RPM Blast 16g
    Tourna Big Hitter Blue 17g

    Best Multifilament Cross strings:

    √ Yonex Tour Super 850 Pro 16 String 8.95 / no reels available
    An innovative structure of high elastic multifilament and our exclusive "Power-Spin Coating" that will generate superior spin while maintaining the response and feel of natural gut. A distinctive "Pre-Stretch" method combined with double winding nylon wraps helps maintain string tension and optimizes playability. Noted: Stringforum reports that string plays well at lower tensions (51#). Pro version stiffer with more control.

    √ Mantis Comfort Synthetic 16 String 9.00 / 99.00 reel
    MANTIS Comfort Synthetic has been specifically developed to provide a soft string with gut like feel and playability whilst the special double coating enhances durability. Thousands of micro fibres are compressed and then nano coated to provide a core with superb feel. This is covered with highly durable monofilaments before the string is coated by a special elastic resin bonding process.

    √ Tourna Quasi Gut String 17 8.06 / 99.00 reel
    RSI reviewed: Our playtest team found Tourna Quasi-Gut 16 impressive even for a soft nylon, giving it ratings in the top 20 in four separate categories: 5th overall for Touch/Feel, 6th overall (tie) for Playability, 7th overall (tie) for Comfort, and 11th overall (tie) for Power. Bolstering these results are the teams’ well-above-average ratings for Tourna Quasi-Gut for Control, Spin Potential, and Tension Retention. As a result, Unique Tourna Quasi-Gut 16 is tied for 16th overall out of the 140 strings we’ve playtested to date for publication. Additionally, our playtest team told us that Tourna Quasi-Gut 16 doesn’t sacrifice playability for durability or vice versa.
     
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    I had the Alpha Gut 2000 17g in the YPP today while I did 2+ hrs of drills. It was strung at 52#.
    The touch/feel was very nice but just a bit too springy on groundies.

    I think Sonic Pro 17 in the mains and AG2K for the crosses will be the next experiment.


    I agree with other opinions on RPM 16g. It's just too stiff/board-like in the YPP.
     
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    I tried a hybrid of Sonic Pro 16g and Prince original syn-gut 16g two months ago. I strung it at 50#. It had a soft, borderline mushy feel. It didn't excel--nor perform too poorly--in any one area. It was not a "bad" setup, but it was not positively remarkable, either. I cut it out after six or seven hours, having failed to discover what advantages it had to offer. It left me nonplussed. I was thinking, "Hmmm, okay. Next..."
     
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  36. Ross K

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    mawashi,

    Yes, I recently bought a load of strings off a board member (thought 'what the heck? It will save time and hassle compared to how I usually get strings')... I just need more YTPP's to test them all now!


    Kahuna,

    Excellent details. Thank you.

    R.
     
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    Ross - if your wanting power and spin...Blue Gear 1.28 is your string.

    btw - have that now in one of the MG PP.
     
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    I have had a full bed of gamma Live Wire strung in my YTPP on two separate occasions. It was very comfortable. It was also trampolini only, in a way, noticeably different than how, say, a Pure Drive with its enlarged grommets, is trampolini; I felt at times disconnected from the ball on my string bed, but it was fun being able to swing big at everything without inflicting myself with pain. Gamma livewire is the only multi that I've tried.
     
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  39. The Big Kahuna

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

    Hvybrid 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.

    My best set-up was:

    Mains: 46/50 Signum Pro Tornado 17 (1.23) / Mantis Comfort 17g in the Crosses
    Power: A-
    Control: A
    Feel: A
    Comfort: A
    Spin: A-
    Tension Stability: A
    OVERALL: A
    Starting RA 52 / after 2 hrs RA 48
    Great blend of spin, power, and comfort. Buttery, solid, with lots of feel. AWESOME! Plays soft and cushioned like gut with similar spin potential. Signum Pro Tornado Rated 5th best overall string by Stringforum.net - top Poly. Compares to TF Black Code. - lively and explosive. Mantis Comfort added good touch and precision. Closest comparison is to MSV Pro HEX 17. Good for hybrids as the main string, however the cross string should not be too thin, otherwise it will be sawed by the Tornado. My recommendation: Don't string too high (decrease tension by 10%). Provides a bit better feel than the Black Code. Additionally, I found good comfort in the Tornado. Spin was also better with the Tornado. This will be my standard string for the season. Highly recommended.
     
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  40. The Big Kahuna

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    For Multifilament string - your original question - I might suggest checking these out.

    MULTIFILAMENTS: Best Values

    These are the price-to-performance ratio (PPR) ratings from the "forum on strings" website...

    NRG2 17 - 2.08

    X-1 17 - 1.93

    NRG2 16 - 1.92

    X-1 16 - 1.72

    X-1 18 - 1.31

    K Gut 16 - 0.98*

    K Gut 17 - 0.74*

    Xcel Power - No PPR ratings listed
     
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    t.b.k-

    Do you think tornado would be fine by itself?
     
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  42. Ross K

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    slice,

    I don't see why not. I loved it (full job) in the Pres mid. Very powerful and very spinny and... super-smooth and modern feeling... ???... sorry, very hard to describe... and of course it's completely subjective.


    Everyone,

    Keep your YTPP string recs coming in... this is becoming a really useful thread whereby YTPP users can check out string info etc.


    R.
     
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    I ordered tornado and some alu rough from TW last night

    I have yet to try both.....

    I will string them up with a full job

    Review to come
     
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  44. The Big Kahuna

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    I like a Hybrid set-up as it is more comfortable and I get more feel than a full poly set. Obviously, so do a lot of pros - I think more than half play with a mix of poly and multifilament strings or poly and natural gut. You get a lot more feel and it is much easier on the arm. You might also try the same hybrid set-up switch the gut or the multifilament string to the mains if you want more ball-pocketing (say, if you hit a flatter ball), like Federer does (Mains: Natural Gut at 44lbs. / Crosses: Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough at 47lbs.).

    Note how low Federer strings is racquets, as well. More power, more comfort, more pocketing, more feel.
     
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  45. Ross K

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    Cheers all ^^^

    Well, for only my second string-job with the YTPP, for that oomph and spin increase, I decided to take a look at Sonic Pro @ 52lbs and the frame is at the stringers. Unfortunately I'm now fearing Sonic won't be spin-friendly enough for my tastes... :roll: .... we shall see... but I do like the sound of a few ppl's suggestions here and want to experiment a bit (though the fact I've only the 1 frame at present kind of slows everything up :( .)


    R.


    BTW, slice,

    How did you like the Tornado?
     
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  46. Lex

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    Ok, the Alpha Gut 2000 17g only lasted 3 hours. I really liked the feel!!

    I put in a full bed of AG2K in 16g and don't like it.

    I'll try the Sonic Pro 17g hybrid at the next opportunity.
     
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  47. ClubHoUno

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    My favorite strings for the TGK 238.5 YTPP are:

    VS Team 17 and Alu Rough :)

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  48. The Big Kahuna

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    Slice,

    Are arm issues an problem?

    If so, I would avoid full Poly sets - no matter how soft they are.
     
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  49. Ross K

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    Hey YTPP users,

    Have had a break from this frame for a bit, and it's not entirely due to my racketaholic tendencies this time as the frame actually got stolen by some total barstool :evil: .

    Anyhow, with a new 'special' racket, new mod job, etc, I'm now coming back to seriously looking at the YTPP again - a racket that in my brief time with before, had so many great qualities and appeal to me. However, it wasn't quite firing on all cylinders, as it were, for me with RPM Blast in the mid-upper 50's. But I still want to look at full poly jobs as that's my thing (^ I do hear you Kahuna - and thanks again for your excellent insights earlier in this thread.) I'd also add there seemed before to be a very wide consensus of opinion on what polys played well in this... so... yes... I can't quite decide still.

    Could ppl please recommend to me their fave full poly jobs - and say a bit about why they like it.

    Big power... big spin... that would be my first 2 requirements... followed by: feel, control, string life
    .

    TIA,


    R.

    BTW, I'd probably also string in the 5o-52 lbs vaccinity next time...
     
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  50. Ross K

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    ^^^ Anyone?...

    Well, I've never played it before but I'm now seriously considering the YTPP with full job of Big Hitter Rough (Blue)... seems relatively powerful and spinny and not too harsh either and doesn't die in like 2 hours.

    This has slightly edged out Alu. PL2 and SPPP in my thinking.


    R.
     
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