Head Lynx Tour - Official Thread

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Did you get to play with it much ?? Did it really feel that much heavier ?? I got the string but haven't strung it up yet. but i was just tossing around the package and it didn't feel any heavier than Luxilon Alu power rough at the same gauge. Actually alu power rough felt bit heavier ??
 

Mischko

Rookie
Comparable strings. Both are control strings for hard hitting, both well dampened but not muted. LT has more spin, doesn't notch, and has nice pocketing if you hit it nicely. Both play well even after few hours but LT is better there, and lasts slightly more. But LT in 1.25 is also thicker than Hawk 1.25, probably more like 1.26 or 1.27.

I'm comparing LT champagne to Hawk white. Even if they seem similar they play differently. Hawk is a string for punching through your opponent, with flatter shots and high speed. Lynx Tour is more for placing the ball around with high pace, but varied trajectories and spins. They play great in hybrid, I often put LT in mains and H in crosses.
 

gutfeeling

Hall of Fame
I’m currently using Lynx Tour 1.25 champagne mains and Hawk 1.25 white crosses at 50 lb on a constant pull in my Extreme Tour. It’s a very high performing setup and more forgiving/less boardy than a fullbed of LT. After about 2-3 hours of heavy hitting the mains are no longer snapping back but the stringbed is still not dead and is still relatively predictable in terms of launch angle and depth control. On the next restring I’m thinking I will increase the tension by 2-4 lb to help with longevity. Or maybe I’ll stay at 50 but use Hawk 1.30 in the crosses instead.
 
  • Like
Reactions: AA7

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
its heavier than other casual 1.25 strings. But still lighter than all 1.30 gauges. I wouldnt focus that much on the weight. You can adjust to it within the month. We are talking about such a small difference here... I am surprised that so many people felt it.
So what's the verdict ?? did you hit with it yet ?? Does this string feel heavier than others when hitting ?
 

galapagos

Professional
is that a postive or negative. Positive could be that it will make heavier ball being produced on groundies, and more stable head. isn't it ?
Yes. Slightly more plow. Im not sure if heavier strings can upgrade stability of the frame. I think the frame itself should be heavier, not the strings but mass is mass so I guess there can be some changes.
Difference is small but can be noticed. I felt like the launch angle got lower but is it the weight of the strings or the material i dont know.
Its in my top 5 strings for sure. I dont care if its 2 grams heavier i judge how i play with it. For people Who play with already heavy racquet it can make a difference , for people who play with light setups they might notice nothing. I play with heavy setup so i am sensitive.
Its worth trying!!!! Lynx tour is no joke :)
 

RandomAsian

New User
Just tried the Champagne and Orange (back to back this time), still stand by my initial preference, Orange for the win. Champagne a tiny bit more muted, but for me I feel more connected with Orange which is very similar to Hyper G. Very good dwell time, feels like the ball stays on the strings forever and and the very end there’s that pop/grab like Hyper G’s. Because I FELT like I had more ball bite and spin, it made me more confident at taking big full aggressive swings (could be perceived as more control). I actually like that Lynx Tour seems to be heavier than other strings, using the 1.25 in my Black Speed MP, I think I’ve found the one...
 

jugheadfla

Rookie
Anyone compare Lynx Tour vs. Edge? What are the differences?

Thanks.
Edge used to be my go to string for about a year or so

Edge is 7 sided LT is 6 sided
Edge is quite a bit softer the LT and it has much better spin potential but less directional control, also less pop then LT
LT is a is stiffer with less spin potential but much better overall control and pop

LT also has 3 separate colors and they all play a tad different with the orange being a bit more lively, the gold in the middle, and the grey a little less lively

these were my experiences anyway and I've tried them all
 

Notorious_Junkballer

Professional
Can someone do a comparison between Hawk and Lynx Tour. Thanks.
I'm also interested in this comparison as I'm looking for a good low-power string to my Prestige MP. I've got Lynx Tour in my Vcore 95 and it's just great - I can really swing full and just snap back returns without fear of overhitting - but I'd like to have an even more low-powered alternative to that. I've tried many softer strings in my MP but they have all been way too powerful as I don't want to go above 23-24 kilos.
 

galapagos

Professional
I'm also interested in this comparison as I'm looking for a good low-power string to my Prestige MP. I've got Lynx Tour in my Vcore 95 and it's just great - I can really swing full and just snap back returns without fear of overhitting - but I'd like to have an even more low-powered alternative to that. I've tried many softer strings in my MP but they have all been way too powerful as I don't want to go above 23-24 kilos.
You can try 1.30 gauge.
Also- luxilon original and mayami tour hex.
they are all very low powered but offer nice spin and feel.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
You can try 1.30 gauge.
Also- luxilon original and mayami tour hex.
they are all very low powered but offer nice spin and feel.
This string was horrible. Power was decent for poly, but spin generation was average at best. but what turned me off was the control and feel. Very unpredictable string bed.
 

Mischko

Rookie
Which "this string", as @galapagos mentions 3 different ones? If it's Lynx Tour you're talking about, then - yeah, no. It's a very very predictable and controlled string.
 

Mischko

Rookie
So basically you're using "even" to compare to the best? Interesting. Not very smart, but hey, welcome to 2021. And ALU Rough doesn't have the same level of predictability and control for hard hitting as Lynx Tour, although it's a great string and I like it a lot. I don't know for Hyper G, too soft for me.
 

NRMM

Rookie
Strung on crosses with vs on mains I couldn’t fault it… excellent control and predictability. Could have more power but I strung it too high at 53lbs
 

mb3182

Rookie
Which "this string", as @galapagos mentions 3 different ones? If it's Lynx Tour you're talking about, then - yeah, no. It's a very very predictable and controlled string.
Agree. It's a very controlled string. A bit too much. I used it in a dense 18x20 pattern and it rigidified the string bed too much to my liking. I still have it in one of my racquet and use it when playing outside in hot weather when I need more control.
 

Mischko

Rookie
@mb3182 It can be like that with strings made for harder hitting, there is kind of a threshold to them. They can seem boardy and stiff if there is not enough force on them sometimes. If you add weight to your racquet, or string it in a 16x19 it can happen that now suddenly you have pocketing and a nice crack and pop sensation that Lynx Tour offers. Many people feel the same about Luxilons and other stiffer strings as well. Some of the boardy feeling comes from the strings not being able to slide and provide elastic snap back, so loosening the tension can help, but not always.
 

mb3182

Rookie
@mb3182 It can be like that with strings made for harder hitting, there is kind of a threshold to them. They can seem boardy and stiff if there is not enough force on them sometimes. If you add weight to your racquet, or string it in a 16x19 it can happen that now suddenly you have pocketing and a nice crack and pop sensation that Lynx Tour offers. Many people feel the same about Luxilons and other stiffer strings as well. Some of the boardy feeling comes from the strings not being able to slide and provide elastic snap back, so loosening the tension can help, but not always.
I also understand that it's slightly bigger than 1.25. My guess is that, as you said, it's more suitable for more open patterns. I strung it at 23/22kg. I could try a bit lower but since I'm quite happy with my confidential 1.2, I'm gonna stick with confidential for the moment.
 

galapagos

Professional
Yes Lynx tour. it wasn't predictable at all. control was mediocre at best. even Solinco hyper G and alu power rough had better control and spin
Yap. I need to disagree with you as well. Lynx tour is very control oriented and consistent. Weird to hear your totally different opinion but we are all different so i respect it anyway.

its hard to point you other direction from there. Well if you want even more control then luxilon original but you get a bit less spin. Perhaps mayami tour hex..
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Yap. I need to disagree with you as well. Lynx tour is very control oriented and consistent. Weird to hear your totally different opinion but we are all different so i respect it anyway.

its hard to point you other direction from there. Well if you want even more control then luxilon original but you get a bit less spin. Perhaps mayami tour hex..
is mayaami as powerful and spinny as alu power rough or confidential ?
 

galapagos

Professional
is mayaami as powerful and spinny as alu power rough or confidential ?
I didnt like Alu power rough (weird Hah?!) . Confidential was nice. If you are obsessed with spin then mayami big spin is excelent choice. I wouldnt say its powerful but neither is Alu power rough...
Radical MP with mayami big spin is golden.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I didnt like Alu power rough (weird Hah?!) . Confidential was nice. If you are obsessed with spin then mayami big spin is excelent choice. I wouldnt say its powerful but neither is Alu power rough...
Radical MP with mayami big spin is golden.
is Mayami as powerful as confidential ?
 

galapagos

Professional
is Mayami as powerful as confidential ?
hmm ye I think they are comparable. Mayami strings have totally different feel than Solinco strings. Mayami are softer, more comfortable but definitely not mushy. I like the balance. My student had Lynx Tour and Mayami Big Spin in his radicals and decided to stick with big spin 1.25 because it was softer and offered easier spin.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
hmm ye I think they are comparable. Mayami strings have totally different feel than Solinco strings. Mayami are softer, more comfortable but definitely not mushy. I like the balance. My student had Lynx Tour and Mayami Big Spin in his radicals and decided to stick with big spin 1.25 because it was softer and offered easier spin.
where can i get a set of big spin ?
 

soulkeeper

New User
from the three colors, which one is more crisp?
From what i've read,generally,grey/silver are supossed to be crisper...is this the case with lynx tour?
 

jugheadfla

Rookie
from the three colors, which one is more crisp?
From what i've read,generally,grey/silver are supossed to be crisper...is this the case with lynx tour?
I've played with all 3 within the past 2 weeks and in my experience the Grey is the least lively/more crisp version, followed by champagne, then Orange being the most lively. Honestly, the are all pretty close, just a very subtle difference but you can tell Orange is definitely the most lively. The thing I like about this string is that is does weigh a bit more than other strings that I use which seems to balance out the weight in the handle of my G360+ PP perfectly.
 

NRMM

Rookie
So did we reach the conclusion that champagne is the one that offers more control and predictability (over grey and orange)? Any experience on hybrid with gut ?
 
Last edited:

Tmano

Hall of Fame
I finally tested the Lynx tour 1.25 in grey and i really like it however i did not like it looks thicker than a regular 1.25 especially on a DR 98 which has a tight mains.
Anyhow, the grey i comfortable for me in full bed at 49 mains 47 crosses. The edges are not pronounced much and it feels like a round string although it is not.
The power the string provides is medium, good spin, very nice trajectory control. I cant comment on touch since i don't do many drop shots but i would feel fine saying it works fine in that department as well.
I would compare it to Luxilon Alu power.
Also it reminds me of BHST7 but a tad softer.
Soon i will try the champagne but i'm pretty happy with the grey.
 

NRMM

Rookie
Don’t you feel the gut is too low tension, I mean how does that setup work in terms of control and predictability? I used 54/53 and it felt that I could get a tad more power and spin from the Lynx Tour .. but I’m a tad apprehensive of lowering the tensions too low specially for the gut since I’m playing with a powerful and open pattern Ezone 98+……

It’s my set up in my DR98. I use 52/50.
 

AceyMan

Semi-Pro
While we're all cooking with memories,

I'm wondering if anyone who's played both very much could make some comparisons with Firestorm.

I have a 1.25 reel of that string and so far the Lynx Tour (I'm out now of the FBF deals) seems to remind me of the Firestorm, but I don't have identical setups of either (as mains, if it wasn't implied).

/Acey
 

n80aoag

Rookie
Tried all 3 colors, and orange like others have said is the most lively. Gray gave me a "ping" in my Speed Pro, and champagne was in between the two others. Subtle differences but I like champagne the best
 

AceyMan

Semi-Pro
Subtle differences but I like champagne the best
So,

What's that story about a girl and some porridge?—where the middle one was "juuust riiight."

Plus, I always prefer strings whose color I can't spell consistently and is named after a region of a country I've never been to.

/Acey
 

Crashbaby

Semi-Pro
Thinking about getting a reel, it sounds like the champagne is between the grey and the orange. I don't like a muted feel, should I be going for Champagne or Grey? Also interested in this compared to poly tour strike.
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
I finally tested the Lynx tour 1.25 in grey and i really like it however i did not like it looks thicker than a regular 1.25 especially on a DR 98 which has a tight mains.
Anyhow, the grey i comfortable for me in full bed at 49 mains 47 crosses. The edges are not pronounced much and it feels like a round string although it is not.
The power the string provides is medium, good spin, very nice trajectory control. I cant comment on touch since i don't do many drop shots but i would feel fine saying it works fine in that department as well.
I would compare it to Luxilon Alu power.
Also it reminds me of BHST7 but a tad softer.
Soon i will try the champagne but i'm pretty happy with the grey.
what aqbout notching in fullbed?
 
Top