Ytex Strings

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  1. tennisaddict2223

    tennisaddict2223 New User

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    I was recommended this brand of strings from one of my former students who now plays for Florida Atlantic University and from one of the USPTA conferences I went to last year. I just ordered a few sets of the strings and am wondering if anyone else on hear has heard or tried them out. The have a wide variety of strings and all in different colors, which definitely caught my eye. Here is a link to their website in case anyone wanted to check them out.

    http://ytexstrings.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=20_27
     
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  2. Tony II

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    A few months ago, Strinforum.net held Ytex string test, in which I took part as a tester.

    Reviews of the participants are available in the database of the website of the organizer.

    This could be useful information for you ...
     
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  3. Stringers

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    Personally wasn't impressed.
     
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  4. tennisaddict2223

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    Which strings did you test from Ytex?
     
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  5. Tony II

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    Ytex Octo-Twist 1.25 ... 55/52lbs ...

    copy of my review;

    Strung in one piece by pro-stringer on Völkl C9 Pro. Played on clay - indoors and outdoors, with Head ATP balls. Break-in period wasn't required. Impressions – very soft, elastic and comfortable string, textured and twisted - but the spin was moderate. The crispness and the solid feel were missing; the string felt like muted, waxed one. The stringbed was large and there were no problems with off-centered shots. From the baseline – the string provided shots with the desired depth and power, but the control wasn't on a level! Serves – the flat ones were rarely long and therefore an extra wrist was required. On the net – the string provided excellent touch and feel, but required an extra slice to achieve accuracy. During all that 8 hours of play, I didn't notice significant tension loss. There was no string movement. IMPO, the string has to be used as a cross with other stiff co-poly. Bottom line: Soft all-round string with a lot of comfort and feel, but do not string it on a soft frame - every advantage has its drawbacks. Strung as a fullbed, the Octo Twist will not work for big hitters and top spin players.
     
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  6. PBODY99

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    I also test Green Octo-Twist, as an Sr player who likes a softer poly, it was fine full bed for me.
     
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    I've used the trivolution...mediocre. Nothing special.
     
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  9. Stringers

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    Quadro twist. Just an average twisted poly to me. Average pop, not much spin production, mediocre feel.

    Don't mean to be negative, but I had to cut this one out. Just didn't like it, really.
     
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  10. Samuka

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    Ytex Octo-Twist 1.25

    Great surprise. Excellent combo of feel, control and power (in this order). I want a reel.
     
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  11. Fuji

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    I tested it out as well, and didn't find anything that spectacular about it. I had a thread on here for reviews of it.

    -Fuji
     
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    Well I was looking theough their website and was impressed by their wide selection of polys and the price maxing out at 105. I am sucker for colored string as well, especially for the price.
     
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  13. tennisaddict2223

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    Has anyone tried their protour line of strings?
     
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