Head Lynx Tour - Official Thread

Jouke

Semi-Pro
Head released their Lynx Tour this year. I am stringing this up in my Blade V7 18x20 as we speak. My go to string is Head Lynx green 1.20.

How many of you have tried Lynx Tour already, and how did you like it?
 

cd3768

Rookie
So far it’s good! I have it strung up in 17g in the Head G360+ Extreme MP and it plays well. I previously had RS Lyon 17g and they play somewhat similar. Lynx Tour is a bit stiffer and may have a bit more spin, but I would say control is the same. I just strung it up a couple days ago so we’ll see about tension maintenance and if I continue to like it. I also like the colors - champagne and grey. If I remember correctly, before the new Head catalog was removed, I think Lynx Tour will come out in orange (or red orange) as well. I haven’t played with Hyper G or Confidential (Tour Bite was a bit too stiff and actually died quickly for me), and although the same price, I prefer the colors of Lynx Tour.
 

Jouke

Semi-Pro
Initial impressions when stringing: 1.25mm feels more like 1.30mm, i didn’t measure but it feels thicker than usual. It coiled a bit. Wasn’t the easiest to string but wasn’t the most difficult either. Edges are not very pronounced but they are there.
 

SinneGOAT

Professional
It’s a nice string. I have it in my blade 16/19 at 48/46, and it’s probably dropped now. Comfortable enough and good spin. The real standout is the color, the best looking string in awhile, goes with most frames imo. Now I’m waiting for Head to start making reels.
 

MikhailT

Rookie
Anyone can compare it to Hyper G? Looking for alternatives with less distracting colors...
Also perhaps comparisons with Yonex Poly Tour Spin? According to TWU the specs of all three are nearly identical.
 

Jouke

Semi-Pro
Anyone can compare it to Hyper G? Looking for alternatives with less distracting colors...
Also perhaps comparisons with Yonex Poly Tour Spin? According to TWU the specs of all three are nearly identical.
I sure hope it is nothing like Hyper G! I really dont like Hyper G!
 

SinneGOAT

Professional
Just if they are in fact similar in any way, as their TWU measurements suggest.
Lynx tour feels a little smoother and not so rough, it also doesn’t seem to have as high a launch angle as 4g but I would try them to feel the difference for yourself.
 

Jouke

Semi-Pro
It’s funny, I actually have lynx tour and hyper g in my racquets atm. What are you looking to compare between the two?
Hyper G imho is one of the most overrated polys. I really dont like it. Hard to describe (it has no snapback, feel sucks, spin sucks and it is pretty stiff).

I love normal lynx (green), which in my opinion is one of the most underrated strings. It has great feel, great snapback, is pretty soft for a poly and the price is great! Only downside is tension loss. It plays very well for around 4 hours of hard hitting.
 

SinneGOAT

Professional
Hyper G imho is one of the most overrated polys. I really dont like it. Hard to describe (it has no snapback, feel sucks, spin sucks and it is pretty stiff).

I love normal lynx (green), which in my opinion is one of the most underrated strings. It has great feel, great snapback, is pretty soft for a poly and the price is great! Only downside is tension loss. It plays very well for around 4 hours of hard hitting.
I love blue lynx, the color looks great, it’s a nice light blue. But what’s better is it plays great. I may buy a reel, I’m currently in between lynx, lynx tour if they make a reel, hyper g and a few other polys I want to try.
 

Jouke

Semi-Pro
I love blue lynx, the color looks great, it’s a nice light blue. But what’s better is it plays great. I may buy a reel, I’m currently in between lynx, lynx tour if they make a reel, hyper g and a few other polys I want to try.
Put normal lynx and alu power in the TWU string compare tool ;). Normal Lynx is a really good string!

I am very curious to see how lynx tour does for me!
 

SinneGOAT

Professional
Put normal lynx and alu power in the TWU string compare tool ;). Normal Lynx is a really good string!

I am very curious to see how lynx tour does for me!
The spin and stiffness is what caught my eye, I was wondering “is it really that good” and guess what? It’s pretty good.
 

emhtennis

Semi-Pro
I really enjoyed Lynx Tour in my Angell TC97 18x20. It is comfortable, feels great hitting the ball, and lasts at least 10 hours for me.

But, it is underpowered. Side by side with 18g (1.18) Tier 1 Black Knight i end up gravitating towards the Black Knight because it gives a little bit of everything for free and still feels good.

Plus, the 1.25 17g lynx tour does not give me enough spin in my 18x20. If I played a more powerful frame with a more open string pattern lynx tour would be a great string. Perfect for more advanced players that play a pure drive, pure aero, etc.

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gutfeeling

Hall of Fame
@Jouke if you like regular lynx you may find a full bed of lynx tour too stiff at the same reference tension. You could also hybrid with tour in the mains and regular in the crosses to soften the string bed. I agree head strings are underrated for the most part.
 

USPTARF97

Hall of Fame
@Jouke if you like regular lynx you may find a full bed of lynx tour too stiff at the same reference tension. You could also hybrid with tour in the mains and regular in the crosses to soften the string bed. I agree head strings are underrated for the most part.
Recently went with Head frames and this is what I found with Head Lynx Tour. Using the Prestige Mid 360+ played Head Hawk Touch at 49lbs and it played fairly well. Strung Head Lynx Tour at 49 and it was way too stiff. Had to cut it out. Have 4 sets left so debating stringing it lower around 45 or just put Natural Gut in the mains with Lynx Tour in the crosses at 52/49.
Have one strung with Klip Legend 1.30/ BHBZ 1.25 at 52/49 and will try it this afternoon to see how NG mains will work in this frame.
 

gutfeeling

Hall of Fame
Recently went with Head frames and this is what I found with Head Lynx Tour. Using the Prestige Mid 360+ played Head Hawk Touch at 49lbs and it played fairly well. Strung Head Lynx Tour at 49 and it was way too stiff. Had to cut it out. Have 4 sets left so debating stringing it lower around 45 or just put Natural Gut in the mains with Lynx Tour in the crosses at 52/49.
Have one strung with Klip Legend 1.30/ BHBZ 1.25 at 52/49 and will try it this afternoon to see how NG mains will work in this frame.
I strung my 360+ Extreme Tour with Lynx Tour 1.25 at 46 lb on my constant pull. Definitely feels firm 12 hours after stringing now that the strings have stiffened. Will see how it plays later today. May have to go lower - kind of reminds me of Tour Bite 1.25 which I love but also is very stiff.
 

USPTARF97

Hall of Fame
I strung my 360+ Extreme Tour with Lynx Tour 1.25 at 46 lb on my constant pull. Definitely feels firm 12 hours after stringing now that the strings have stiffened. Will see how it plays later today. May have to go lower - kind of reminds me of Tour Bite 1.25 which I love but also is very stiff.
Thats what I was thinking, definitely compares to Tour bite.
 
Everyone says this string is firm, to me it feels very soft and I have it at 60lbs in a low flex frame. Touch volleys and finesse shots are amazing. In fact, I am going to string one up at 65lbs today as I found I was being timid on my swings due to fear of overhitting. Besides Alu it is my favorite poly hands down. Reminds me of gut at high tensions. YMMV. Also, 1.25 seems way thicker as noted.
 

gutfeeling

Hall of Fame
1.25 silver is really good. I need more time with it to give more detail. I will probably increase tension too because it was softer and more powerful than expected. Would love to hear how the champagne plays compared to the silver.
 

gutfeeling

Hall of Fame
Everyone says this string is firm, to me it feels very soft and I have it at 60lbs in a low flex frame. Touch volleys and finesse shots are amazing. In fact, I am going to string one up at 65lbs today as I found I was being timid on my swings due to fear of overhitting. Besides Alu it is my favorite poly hands down. Reminds me of gut at high tensions. YMMV. Also, 1.25 seems way thicker as noted.
What tension do you usually string ALU at?
 

USPTARF97

Hall of Fame
Everyone says this string is firm, to me it feels very soft and I have it at 60lbs in a low flex frame. Touch volleys and finesse shots are amazing. In fact, I am going to string one up at 65lbs today as I found I was being timid on my swings due to fear of overhitting. Besides Alu it is my favorite poly hands down. Reminds me of gut at high tensions. YMMV. Also, 1.25 seems way thicker as noted.
Holy Mountain..just thought that would be better than saying Holy S... Just kidding, have seen players string higher than that with full poly.
 
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dr325i

G.O.A.T.
Everyone says this string is firm, to me it feels very soft and I have it at 60lbs in a low flex frame. Touch volleys and finesse shots are amazing. In fact, I am going to string one up at 65lbs today as I found I was being timid on my swings due to fear of overhitting. Besides Alu it is my favorite poly hands down. Reminds me of gut at high tensions. YMMV. Also, 1.25 seems way thicker as noted.
Because your racket is 53RA ;)
You can put the barb wire in it and it will feel great
 

Xavier

Rookie
Any of you can give an opinion between the two colors?
I feel the grey a little bit "stiffer"... the champagne more "muted".
 
Gamma 5800 ELS. I have only used the champagne and it is very soft - I suppose muted. Again, I don't get the "firm" feeling. The RPM Blast is like a 2x4 buy comparison
 
Ohhhhh....just curious, how do you know? Its old? It tends to test correctly with racquet tune - which I know isn't totally accurate but when it says 58lbs right off the stringer, that is a little uncanny no?
 
Hah! I love it at higher tensions! If I didn't have a stringer I think I wouldn't do it. As soon as it gets brassy I redo it.
 
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