Ytex Strings

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  1. DEH

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  2. ChicagoJack

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    Hi DEH,

    I've not used it, but The USRSA is giving the Ytex Quadro Twist the highest score for spin of any string in the data base, and besting BHBR in several categories including best overall. It's kinda odd that the testing date is listed as 2/01/2012. See screen grab below:

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    It will be interesting to see if this is the next big thing here, as it seems the initial interest in Big Hitter Blue Rough was sparked by favorable ratings, and a subsequently favorable article published by RSI.

    http://ytexstore.com/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=twist&category_id=20&product_id=60

    -Jack
     
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  3. blackfrido

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    a friend gave me a set of Ytex Thunder in black color, Im planning to use it soon. I will post my impressions after that ......
    by the way the label says "made in Europe" no reference about England.
     
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  4. DEH

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  5. blackfrido

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    that's fine, the set I have in my hands only says what I mentioned before.....
    I will post my opinion.
     
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  6. DEH

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    That's cool let us know how you like them or don't?
     
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  7. Greg Raven

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    That's not the testing date, that's the cover date of the issue of RSI magazine in which the playtest report will appear.
     
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    Thanks Greg,

    I was hoping you might find your way here and clear that up.

    -Jack
     
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  9. mikeler

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    Any teasers you can share?
     
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    Are those supposed to be Ivanovic and Federer lookalikes?
     
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  11. aggielaw

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    Revealing Review

    Hmmm...looking at the playtesters' scores in playability, comfort, and touch/feel, not to mention the stiffness rating, I'm not sure these strings are going to be wildly popular with the recreational crowd.

    Here's the full review; see pps. 46-47: http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/issues/201202/index.html.

    Although the fine print at the end of the review references the website for full playtest comments the full review with those comments is not up as of this writing. Will be interesting to see if they only published the most favorable in that review.
     
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  12. kiteboard

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    that link does not load. Sound like L-tec.
     
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  13. pvaudio

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    I want a mini-reel. I don't want to buy a set and pay shipping for something that could be really quite good, especially if it's from some place I don't know. I also don't have $170 for the full reel.
     
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    I playtested this one maybe 2 months ago. Very nice string. Reminded me off The Beast just better in every category. It had that 'slippery' feeling rather than 'grabby' which I liked.
     
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  15. Don't Let It Bounce

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    The same photo of the female model is on a package of Polyfibre TCS right here on my desk. She must be the Euro Poly Backhand Hottie.

    If all the string companies are going to share her picture, I guess it's a good thing she's so easy on the eyes. More Jessica Biel than Ivanovic, though, I think.
     
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  16. Torres

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    I'm not so sure that the difference in overall scores are significant enough in the real world to seperate it from the crowd.

    BHBR, TourBite, BlackMagic are all good or decent strings in different ways, and Quadro will probably be a good string too, but an overall score of 3.78 v 3.75 is not that significant in my view. There's enough margin of error, or playtester bias, for that marginally higher score not to mean much.
    You factor in the noticeably higher price and any marginal advantage completely disappears and its back in amongst the crowd of many other strings jostling for sales. $170 for a reel of Quadro against the $90 price of a reel of Tourna's new BHB7 offering, and its not even a contest....
     
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    Totally agree with this post.
     
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  18. InfCross

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    Of course we all still have to test Ytex Quadro Twist, but I say Im not that excited about the lab test.
    269 is to stiff for me liking, also 21lbs tension loss is too much for such a stiff string. PHT is 270 and 16.61, SPP HEX is 270 and 15.34.
    They should offer a thinner gauge too, maybe 1.18mm would be a lot softer, allowing us to use it full bed.
     
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  19. tennisjon

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    I tried two of their strings. The pentapower and quadrotwist. I liked the feel and power of the pentapower, but it lacked the same bite I am used to from Black Code or MSV Focus Hex. The quadrotwist had more spin and control, but felt stiff for the first hour+ of hitting, kinda like Solinco Tour Bite.
     
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  20. fortun8son

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    The review lists it at $9/set, $110/reel. Those must be wholesale prices!
    At $12.50/$169, it will probably get lost in the shuffle, as Torres notes above.
     
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