Head Lynx Tour

Paul Y

Rookie
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.
 

jklos

Professional
Hit with it last night. it was pretty solid. Good spin and control, medium power.... Not super dead but not overly powerful... Decent comfort for a poly but I wouldn't call it soft either. Hard to say what it's comparable to.... Gonna use it again tonight.
 

Paul Y

Rookie
Thanks jklos. We plan to string up one of his rackets tomorrow. He currently uses Lynx Edge and is very curious what this played close to.
 

Tmano

Professional
Thanks jklos. We plan to string up one of his rackets tomorrow. He currently uses Lynx Edge and is very curious what this played close to.
I'm quite interested too since I like Lynx edge and I like Lynx.
How did you get this string to try?
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
@Tmano you have to know people, that know people, that know more people, and then they might be nice enough to give you some..
check out the head website for release date information, and or ask @TW Staff for info they might have on a future release date..
 

Paul Y

Rookie
My son is sponsored by Head so he has had this string for awhile but with so many tournaments lined up he hasn't had a chance to try it.
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
My son is sponsored by Head so he has had this string for awhile but with so many tournaments lined up he hasn't had a chance to try it.
string it at your normal FB poly tension or 1-2lbs higher
its head lynx after all, maybe like said above, a bit more solid feel
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Thanks I see how that works!:giggle:
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! :mad: usually there is some NDA(non disclose agreement) applied to it.. :censored:
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
We didn't get an NDA but I'm assuming it's implied with the contract my son signed
hard to say?!
I got mine from the rep himself; some reps are more paranoid then some others, mine seems to be one of them,, (im not saying which),,
but by the time they get to the local tournaments its provably ok
specially if they did not make it clear to you all
 

Tmano

Professional
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! :mad: usually there is some NDA(non disclose agreement) applied to it.. :censored:
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! :)
I know especially if the string you tested is a very good one! It sounds painful!!!!
:cry:
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
@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!!
 

Tmano

Professional
@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!!
It makes sense, but I'm jealous!!!
:laughing:
 

Paul Y

Rookie
The censorship is big on racquets compared to strings. I believe string wise though its easier to get access to but racquets only select people get access to them really early. Like we were hitting with the new Ultras back in July and we currently have two of the new Head racquets in blacked out form. We aren't allow to comment about how they hit though at all unfortunately online. For those we had to sign an NDA
 

Paul Y

Rookie
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.
 

Tmano

Professional
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.
So how did the string performed? Could you tell us what your son thought about it?
Thanks
 

Paul Y

Rookie
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.
 

Tmano

Professional
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.
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?
thanks
 

Paul Y

Rookie
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.
 

Tmano

Professional
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.
Thanks!
Yes it is pretty correct the average time based on my experience
Did your son try MSV hex or BH7T or Signum pro poly Hextreme?
 
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