Head Lynx Tour - Official Thread

RandomAsian

New User
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.
I think orange is the least muted / most lively, champagne still feels a bit imo, haven’t tried the grey tho.
 

Tmano

Hall of Fame
After 6-7 hours there is some notching but not very deep, i would say average.
The string still performing great and there is no string movement which i like better than otherwise, however the performance is slightly decreasing but still good!
 

Wheelz

Professional
Just strung it for someone who uses 1.30 volkl cyclone. Waiting for his review but 1.25 Lynx Tour is heavier than 1.3 cyclone. I know it was said before it was a chunky string
 

NRMM

Rookie
My go to setup is VS 17 / LT 17 at 55/52 - I'm considering stringing one of my racquets as full bed with LT 17... for wet/humid conditions.. and clay. What tension would you recommend for an Ezone 98+ for controlled power ? LT already has some fantastic maintenance so not worried about that phew
 

Injured Again

Hall of Fame
Lynx tour vs S7tour? Any comparisons?
I was on the Head Experimental (which later became Lynx Tour) string test.


and


so overall, pretty good for a few hours when compared to a round poly, but definitely lacking in bite when compared to S7T. More comfortable and more power compared to S7T also.
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
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.
Indeed i m missing reviews of the Lynx tour 1.30 also in comparison with the 1.25. I can imagine more durable but how does it play?
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
I did, just because I had a half set of champagne (1.30) and grey (1.25) left over from a couple other hybrid jobs. With the grey in the mains it played pretty well, but not a noticeable difference to me from a full bed of either.

I do prefer the 1.25 as far as playability goes, and I like the look of the champagne in my Extreme Tour. Haven't had a chance to hit with the orange color yet.
always put the thinner strings in the crosses...
 

galapagos

Professional
Indeed i m missing reviews of the Lynx tour 1.30 also in comparison with the 1.25. I can imagine more durable but how does it play?
i much more prefer 1.30 gauge in my open pattern racquet. But I see now many radical and prestige users with lynx tour 1.25. In general more control, stiffer, heavier but similar spin. I prefer more control since the spin is pretty much the same.
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
i much more prefer 1.30 gauge in my open pattern racquet. But I see now many radical and prestige users with lynx tour 1.25. In general more control, stiffer, heavier but similar spin. I prefer more control since the spin is pretty much the same.
does your Angell 16x19 as an open pattern as a clash 100, which is a string eater? what else are the pros of lynx tour except durability?
 

galapagos

Professional
does your Angell 16x19 as an open pattern as a clash 100, which is a string eater? what else are the pros of lynx tour except durability?
i was really happy with the launch control it offered (very low) and the spin potential is also great. It's a really good string. One of my favourites. BUT it's 2 grams heavier than average string so if you are playing with already heavier racquet then this might be a problem. My Angell is really open but i don't have experience with Clash sorry.. I would say Radical MP with 1.25 gives still lower launch than TC95 16x19 with 1.30 string.
 

galapagos

Professional
does your Angell 16x19 as an open pattern as a clash 100, which is a string eater? what else are the pros of lynx tour except durability?
ahh and regarding string eating i am not a string breaker so I usually just look at performance and playability duration.
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
i much more prefer 1.30 gauge in my open pattern racquet. But I see now many radical and prestige users with lynx tour 1.25. In general more control, stiffer, heavier but similar spin. I prefer more control since the spin is pretty much the same.
i m a bit haphazard with the 1.30 because its twu lab numbers are not the best also compared with the 1.25
 

Wheelz

Professional
I just tried the 1.25. Just did a 8h run with it in the pure aero 2019. It was good. Coming off Confidential which I also enjoy , maybe it had less spin. I thought feel and control was good. Just strung with Signum Xperience and I kind of miss the Lynx tour feel. Makes me appreciate it more.
 

ryushen21

Legend
I"m going to test out the 1.25 Orange in my VCore 100. I usually string at 47/45, but I'm wondering if I need to make any adjustments for this string. Recently I've been using Tier One Black Knight and Ytex Penta Power Twisted.
 

mb3182

Rookie
Strung two of my Angell TC95 16x19 with LT orange 1.25 and 1 with LT champagne 1.3. All 3 strung at 23kg/22kg. I find the orange one awfully stiff and really uncomfortable. The 1.3 champagne is much more comfortable, though still stiff, and gives me more feel than 1.25 orange.
One thing I noticed, I live in Dubai where temperature are around 35deg outside. When playing outdoor, both strings feel much stiffer than when playing indoor with a/c. Somehow they seem to soften up a bit. Any experience with stiffness changing with temperature?
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
Strung two of my Angell TC95 16x19 with LT orange 1.25 and 1 with LT champagne 1.3. All 3 strung at 23kg/22kg. I find the orange one awfully stiff and really uncomfortable. The 1.3 champagne is much more comfortable, though still stiff, and gives me more feel than 1.25 orange.
One thing I noticed, I live in Dubai where temperature are around 35deg outside. When playing outdoor, both strings feel much stiffer than when playing indoor with a/c. Somehow they seem to soften up a bit. Any experience with stiffness changing with temperature?
normally balls and strings feel a lot liivier when temperature gets higher not otherway around. i think indoors you hit the sweetspot a little better than outdoors, therefor..
 

mb3182

Rookie
normally balls and strings feel a lot liivier when temperature gets higher not otherway around. i think indoors you hit the sweetspot a little better than outdoors, therefor..
Yeah I know it doesn't make sense. Polymers soften when temperature increases.
I had my 3 racquets strung when I was in Europe for vacations. Obviously the weather was cooler than Dubai and I don't recall the stringbed being so stiff. ‍♂
 

AceyMan

Semi-Pro
Well,

@TW Staff when are the Champagne reels coming back?

In the train wreck of a website now it doesn't look like you *even stock* the champagne reels—there's no option that's out of stock or greyed out to indicate its a regular SKU <head_desk>.
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
Yeah I know it doesn't make sense. Polymers soften when temperature increases.
I had my 3 racquets strung when I was in Europe for vacations. Obviously the weather was cooler than Dubai and I don't recall the stringbed being so stiff. ‍♂
maybe your strings went dead because of sudden temperature shock and or use?
 

mb3182

Rookie
maybe your strings went dead because of sudden temperature shock and or use?
That's quite a possibility actually. Didn't think of that. 8h in the airplane cargo compartment near to freezing temp, then 40deg in Dubai could have cause a temp shock.
 

TW Staff

Administrator
Well,

@TW Staff when are the Champagne reels coming back?

In the train wreck of a website now it doesn't look like you *even stock* the champagne reels—there's no option that's out of stock or greyed out to indicate its a regular SKU <head_desk>.
You are correct. We currently don't offer Lynx Tour in champagne reels. However, I will pass it along to our hard goods buyer to add to our inventory.

Thanks,
Brittany, TW
 

yessir

Rookie
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..
He hasn't tried Lynx Tour but Lynx...it was confirmed on another forum.
 

Tmano

Hall of Fame
So what color is the most control oriented out of the two Champagne or Silver??
What do you mean by control oriented? Directional control or as far as power level?
I tried the silver on the DR 98 at 49/47.5 lbs only so far and i liked it in pretty much every single aspects besides the thickness. The first 10 minutes it was slightly stiff then it softened up. Great directional control and precise, power level i would give it a 7 out of 10 and it lasted me about 8 hours. It was consistent string on reaching the baseline and i felt the shots were heavier. This could also be due to the extra weight added to the head of the racquet....power level could be affected by the weight too.
 

yessir

Rookie
What do you mean by control oriented? Directional control or as far as power level?
I tried the silver on the DR 98 at 49/47.5 lbs only so far and i liked it in pretty much every single aspects besides the thickness. The first 10 minutes it was slightly stiff then it softened up. Great directional control and precise, power level i would give it a 7 out of 10 and it lasted me about 8 hours. It was consistent string on reaching the baseline and i felt the shots were heavier. This could also be due to the extra weight added to the head of the racquet....power level could be affected by the weight too.
Thanks for your input ,
I mean less lively , no erratic launches etc. I ve bean hearing that orange is too lively , so i have to choose between champagne and grey. I guess grey fits the bill.
 

Tmano

Hall of Fame
Thanks for your input ,
I mean less lively , no erratic launches etc. I ve bean hearing that orange is too lively , so i have to choose between champagne and grey. I guess grey fits the bill.
I felt it was very predictable and i could trust the string till the 7th hour. after that for me it changed a lot going a little too deep without looking for that depthness, but it was still manageable. A fact to consider is that the erratic launches could also be due to a lack of technique.
 

Tmano

Hall of Fame
I wonder if Head knows of this issue at all. I read here that the 1.30 gauge actually feels like a 1.30 and not any thicker.
 

NRMM

Rookie
used both - on hybrid with gut mains. I find them very very similar. Probably, very rob ably, grey feels a little stiffer and less forgiving on off centre hits
 

AceyMan

Semi-Pro
Yes, the champagne 1.25 feels rather like 1.30.
it weighs what a 1.30 weighs or very, very close.

I don't know how much the density of the various poly blends varies but since volume is proportional to the square of the diameter that points to it being a thick 1.25

/Acey

I have decent digital calipers but haven't measured the Lynx Tour, don't ask me why. when I get to a pack and have my toolbox handy I'll see what readings I get (always iffy with any type of shaped string l.
 
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