Thanks I see how that works!
btw, that's the easy part of "this" ( getting "them" to give you a set to try),,Thanks I see how that works!
hard to say?!We didn't get an NDA but I'm assuming it's implied with the contract my son signed
Lol how did you handle not to talk of it right away? I'm sure you started a treat a couples of times and then deleted it!btw, that's the easy part of "this" ( getting "them" to give you a set to try),,
the hard part,, is not being able to "talk about it",,
its HARD because, once you play with it (lucky enough to get a pre-release pack of string), you'r all excited to be the first to discuss your input, but you cant! usually there is some NDA(non disclose agreement) applied to it..
It makes sense, but I'm jealous!!!@Tmano
its not easy!!
im lucky enough to be the first to see some of these things come in at my shop, so I get to try it and give my opinion for future purchase,,
i do show it off to my local group, but cant go online about it
the reps are now aware of some of the online personas who share this information before its time, so they advise prefusely against it
tw also does their best to keep things quiet, for as long as they can,,
i haven't seen censorship of strings as much as racquets!!
So how did the string performed? Could you tell us what your son thought about it?Just initial impressions when stringing the string to a Head 360 Speed Pro. The string is pretty sharp as in it will probably rip the felt off the tennis ball and is a little stiffer stringing wise compared to Lynx or Lynx Edge. Just initial impressions, my son will hit with it for about 2 hours tonight.
I have never hit with Head Hawk Touch so I can't really tell if I would like it or not. However I hit and I liked quite a bit Lynx edge since it creates a more penetrating ball than most of the other 7 shaped string in my opinion but it would last me 4 hours before moving all over. Did the Lynx tour strings start moving at all after 8 hours?Per my son, he states that the string plays a lot like Lynx Edge but less harsh when mishits happen. If you need a little extra pop and spin say compared to Hawk Touch than this is a string you have to try, it just wasn't the string for him and he hit with it for a good 8 hours before coming to that decision.
Thanks!I believe its a little longer, I think for him 4, 5 and 6 sided strings don't last as long as the strings lock up faster.
Has anyone play tested this yet and know how it plays like? We received two sets but haven't had the chance yet since my son has had tournaments lined up and doesn't want to mess with his setup until after.
I second this. It felt larger than its gauge. It was even a little harder to fit through some grommet holes. Pretty low launch angle and felt boardy. I think if would be a lot better in thinner gauges (I tried 16). Might be a decent thin cross.I was a playtester for the TW Head Experimental string, and I believe that string became Lynx Tour. It's a very, very lightly shaped string that might as well be round for how smooth and small the variations from round were, and so it behaved like a round string. Compared to Hyper-G or any really shaped poly string, it has a lower launch angle and lower spin capability. I found that for about four or five hours, the string played decent, with better than average power and better than average comfort. It was also very muted on contact - I think I said it felt like I had put on a second string dampener, and that caused some uncertainty when hitting very soft touch shots as it was disconnected feeling. Tension loss continued throughout the test. After about five hours, the launch angle really decreased along with spin capability. I cut it out after 8-9 hours when I just couldn't stand it any more. I said during my writeup that notching wasn't that severe and that it could have probably gone 20+ hours for me but it just became unplayable. The Experimental string was very chunky for its stated gauge.
So, to answer your question, Hyper-G is going to be a vastly superior spin string compared to Lynx Tour.