Hyper G vs Yonex Poly Tour Pro

aaron_h27

Professional
I am venturing out into the world of poly's and these seem to be cost efficient, arm-friendly and can hold playability for 2-3 weeks. Which string do you guys prefer? and why? what tension/gauges ?

Thanks!
 

3loudboys

Hall of Fame
Have used both and string them both in a full bed at 51. Give Hyper G the edge as more spin and better durability. Both soft and arm friendly. Great choices.

Thought I’d add in a Tour 100P as rackets can be string sensitive.

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XFactorer

Hall of Fame
I like PolyTour Pro better. I has that plasticky feel that I like. Plasticky may not be a pro, but try it. It feels different than other polys. It also dies a very slow death, so there's no precipitous drop off between day 1 and day 2. Hyper G was way too firm for my taste even at the same tension. I didn't notice any extra spin. It was one of those strings that I cut out not long after stringing it.
 

Darby K

New User
I haven't used Hyper G, but have used a lot of Tour Bite, Cyclone and Cyclone Tour.

I tried Poly Tour Pro and hated it. I cut it out of two Tour 100Ts. Bite was not quite as good as all of those shown above, but main problem was that tension fell off a cliff.
 

bxr

New User
I like PolyTour Pro better. I has that plasticky feel that I like. Plasticky may not be a pro, but try it. It feels different than other polys. It also dies a very slow death, so there's no precipitous drop off between day 1 and day 2. Hyper G was way too firm for my taste even at the same tension. I didn't notice any extra spin. It was one of those strings that I cut out not long after stringing it.
Agree with Poly Tour Pro (PTP 120) being quite different in feel in a positive way, I string most poly strings at 48-52 lbs on 16x19 Wilson). I haven't tried it at low tensions though (<45 lbs), a bit concerned about not getting enough spin to keep the ball in or string starts moving after 3-4 hours or simply lose the crispness (I usually replace it when the feel is gone after ~30 hours of hitting or about a month).

I want to try Hyper G, it's supposed to provide more grip due to its shaped edges, but "firm" strings are usually no so arm friendly. A friend recommended Ultra Cable at 50-52 lbs which also provide arm friendly and good spin potential characteristics. I'm not sure if those shaped edges change much on how you hit in terms of ball trajectory and accuracy on placement etc.

Has anyone tried Ultra Cable and can comment on Poly Tour Pro vs Hyper G vs Ultra Cable? (or using it in the "main" of a hybrid). Thanks.
 

aaron_h27

Professional
Agree with Poly Tour Pro (PTP 120) being quite different in feel in a positive way, I string most poly strings at 48-52 lbs on 16x19 Wilson). I haven't tried it at low tensions though (<45 lbs), a bit concerned about not getting enough spin to keep the ball in or string starts moving after 3-4 hours or simply lose the crispness (I usually replace it when the feel is gone after ~30 hours of hitting or about a month).

I want to try Hyper G, it's supposed to provide more grip due to its shaped edges, but "firm" strings are usually no so arm friendly. A friend recommended Ultra Cable at 50-52 lbs which also provide arm friendly and good spin potential characteristics. I'm not sure if those shaped edges change much on how you hit in terms of ball trajectory and accuracy on placement etc.

Has anyone tried Ultra Cable and can comment on Poly Tour Pro vs Hyper G vs Ultra Cable? (or using it in the "main" of a hybrid). Thanks.
I tried PTP 120 today in a DR 98 at 45 lbs. Too loose right off the stringer. Would not recommend low tension for this string.
 

bxr

New User
I tried PTP 120 today in a DR 98 at 45 lbs. Too loose right off the stringer. Would not recommend low tension for this string.
That's good to know others' experience of PTP 120 at low tension. Also, DR98 is rather flexible (not so stiff), so it might require certain tension to keep the balance right. Can usually tell if tension is right or wrong within the first 15 minutes of hitting. When the tension is right, it's just a matter of fine-tuning it. The modern trend here is to go low, and the lowest you can manage to keep the ball in with your average shots, 48 is pretty much the lowest I can manage.

Many coaches string their racquets at 32-42 lbs, as it is easier on the arm when feeding dead balls (500+ daily), I'd say) or just popping the balls back to deep when they do live balls, but hitting a decent topspin / slice shot with such low tension is quite difficult.
 

topspn

Legend
Both are arm friendly although YPTP (yellow) gets the edge in comfort. Hyper-g gets edge in longevity and spin potential. If you’re just getting into poly, I think YPTP is great starting point for you.
 

Sardines

Professional
Use both. Hyper G is good. Grabs the ball well and tension maintenance is pretty linear. PTP is also good, smooth and has good tension maintenance and decent feel. Hyper G mains and PTP cross. I used Poly Tour Fire with Cyclone mains, it was very good. I switched the Pro Red Code Wax and Cyclone, great spin and while a bit firmer, it's great for hitting out.
 

avocadoz

Semi-Pro
I have been playing with PTP for a long time and recently switched to Hyper G, so I can give a good account of the comparison. I had a hard time deciding between the two but it basically came down to control and spin for me. I hit a hard flat ball and I needed the extra control and spin potential that the Hyper G gave me.

Power: PTP
Spin: Hyper G
Comfort: PTP (I think shaped strings in general are harsher on the arm than smooth strings. Hyper G at 62 lbs hurts my arm, whereas PTP at the same tension is smooth like butter. PTP is one of the softest polys on the market only second to Cream IMO)
Control: Hyper G (They are both pretty low powered strings, but I think it comes down to Hyper G gripping the ball better thus creating more spin and dropping the ball in)
Feel: Hyper G (slight edge to Hyper G here as it pockets the ball better)
Playability: PTP (Hyper G takes a couple of sets to settle in, PTP plays consistent right off the bat and holds tension for a very long time)
Durability: Tough call (I have already noticed fraying on the Hyper G after 3 sets but PTP breaks easily at 18G. I have not played with Hyper G at 18G to compare)
 
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SamerHanna

New User
Regarding the YPTP, does the Yellow one play exactly the same as the Black one or is there a difference in Feel?
 

RafaLazer

New User
Hyper G is a better poly to me. A little better bite and tension maintenance is better than most (aside from 4G and natty)
 

avocadoz

Semi-Pro
PTP dies a slow death. Whereas, when Hyper G is dead, you know it. It just drops dead suddenly and plays like absolute garbage.
 

naturallight

Semi-Pro
I’ve played with both. Hyper G has more control, spin, and tension maintenance. PTP is much more comfortable and has more power, but it’s only good for about 2-3 outings.

A closer comparison here is Hyper G vs Yonex Poly Tour Spin -- similar stiffness, spin, and tension maintenance. I like PTS much better.
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
I hated hyper g in thicker gauges but love it in 18. String at 47 in a 18x20 and it settles around 38 and stays there for 8-10 hours
 

aaron_h27

Professional
YPTP 1.20 is holding tension better than Hyper G 1.20. I strung both at 55 lbs in my DR 98's and I've been playing more with the YPTP racket (16 hours) and it is showing 44 lbs on racquettune where as the hyper-g racket I only played with for 6-8 hours is showing 39 lbs. Very strange because Hyper-G is supposed to have more tension maintenance.

I am liking YPTP more than Hyper-G as of right now.
 

bxr

New User
Both Hyper-G and YPTP are great soft poly strings. Baseline hitting, they feel somewhat similar. Hyper-G bites the ball 10% better. YPTP is 10% more powerful (and softer). (1.20mm @ at 50 lbs on 16x19 racquets). But when it comes to serves (particularly kick serves), the difference is quite obvious. Hyper-G has a lot more spin with the same swing. Receiving big serves, PTP seems to absorb the shot better.

I'm planning to hybrid the two for experiment (mainly to get the best out of the two while maintaining arm friendly set up), with Hyper-G in the main and YPTP on the cross. Has anyone actually tried this combination? and feedback you can share? Thanks.
 

bxr

New User
What about poly tour Spin G ? where does this string fit in ?
Poly tour spin G is shaped string and you use mostly in the mains. It plays similar to Hyper-G. Maybe poly tour Spin G in the main and Poly tour pro in the cross will give good hybrid, though I haven’t tried this combo.
 
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