Mayami strings

galapagos

Professional
Tour Hex has a much higher stiffness. Plus it is not a slippery string. This will up the stiffness and reduce sliding. In short, you will completely neutralize the best qualities of Big Spin.
Also, almost every hybrid has softer mains and stiffer cross :) i think Big spin mains tour hex crosses can be dangerously good
 

Spoon

New User
Thanks for sharing this. I’ve been crossing it with GW. Will have to try full bed. Is it comfortable and what tension do you use?
It's comfortable. I strung it at 51/49, but now that it gets warmer, I'll raise the tension a bit, perhaps 53/51 in my Pure Aero 2019.
 

mscream

Professional
I’m looking for a combo that preserves some of the qualities of BS but makes it more durable in a string bed. Maybe not possible but worth trying.
 

timgus88

New User
I’m looking for a combo that preserves some of the qualities of BS but makes it more durable in a string bed. Maybe not possible but worth trying.
Have you tried WeissCanon UltraCable? Surprisingly soft and durable while being the most spin-friendly string I've used. Regular hitting partner said he could see the ball change shape in the air.
 

tdhawks

Semi-Pro
Recommended tension?

I usually go full bed poly at 43lbs whether it's FireWire Boost or TBS.

Stringing up Big Spin mains and Magic Twist crosses tomorrow. Should I aim for 46/40 or how does one go about different tensions when they haven't done so before?
I went 46/41. I think I need to tighten it up a tad. Some forehands are landing just beyond the baseline.

The gauge is a little thicker than the 18g TBS I was using beforehand. I’m sure this has some effect on it as well.
 

rv75

Rookie
Is Big Spin mains and Magic Twist crosses a comfortable combination for the arm? I've been crossing BS with Ghost Wire but I'm very tempted to get a reel of magic twist

Should add that I've had elbow issues before but now restring after about 10 hours
 

smg

New User
Is Big Spin mains and Magic Twist crosses a comfortable combination for the arm? I've been crossing BS with Ghost Wire but I'm very tempted to get a reel of magic twist

Should add that I've had elbow issues before but now restring after about 10 hours
I have had elbow issues in the past as well. I started with BS/GW at 50/47 and loved it, no elbow issues. I decided to try BS/MT and strung it at the same tension. It had a noticeably lower launch angle and after a few hours I started to feel it a bit in my elbow. I went back to BS/GW and that went away. I decided to try again with BS/MT but this time strung it at 51/45. It plays amazing and no elbow issues at that tension. There is a recommendation somewhere on here to string MT at least 5 lbs lower that BS in the hybrid and, for whatever reason, I think that is the key. I just ordered a MT reel during the sale to go with my BS reel.
 

LocNetMonster

Professional
Is Big Spin mains and Magic Twist crosses a comfortable combination for the arm?
That's going to depend on the stick I think. I'm using Pure Control frames with at least an extra ounce and half of mass and don't feel a thing. Just strung another setup a couple of days ago, trying it at BS 42#/MT 36#. Looking at my notes, the first time I played it I was at 46/40.
 

LocNetMonster

Professional
There is a recommendation somewhere on here to string MT at least 5 lbs lower that BS in the hybrid and, for whatever reason, I think that is the key.
I recommend #6, but I'm sure five works just as well. One of these days I should try a bit wider gap.
 

rv75

Rookie
I have had elbow issues in the past as well. I started with BS/GW at 50/47 and loved it, no elbow issues. I decided to try BS/MT and strung it at the same tension. It had a noticeably lower launch angle and after a few hours I started to feel it a bit in my elbow. I went back to BS/GW and that went away. I decided to try again with BS/MT but this time strung it at 51/45. It plays amazing and no elbow issues at that tension. There is a recommendation somewhere on here to string MT at least 5 lbs lower that BS in the hybrid and, for whatever reason, I think that is the key. I just ordered a MT reel during the sale to go with my BS reel.
Thanks! Sold :)
 

mscream

Professional
Have you tried WeissCanon UltraCable? Surprisingly soft and durable while being the most spin-friendly string I've used. Regular hitting partner said he could see the ball change shape in the air.
Yes, I played with that string quite often in the past. Definitely very spin-friendly. However, I didn't like the feel (too disconnected), launch angle is too high, tension maintenance poor. It plays (and weighs) like a thick and heavy string. Nowadays I gravitate towards modestly shaped strings such as TH or TS. Mayami Big Spin is a bit of an exception.
 

antony

Semi-Pro
Yes, I played with that string quite often in the past. Definitely very spin-friendly. However, I didn't like the feel (too disconnected), launch angle is too high, tension maintenance poor. It plays (and weighs) like a thick and heavy string. Nowadays I gravitate towards modestly shaped strings such as TH or TS. Mayami Big Spin is a bit of an exception.
how would you compare Mayami strings and OEHMS?
 

mscream

Professional
how would you compare Mayami strings and OEHMS?
it has been a while since I played with Oehms strings. From what I remember, they were more on the soft and lively side, at least the black pearl ones. A bit cyclonish. Tour Hex is much more control oriented and Big Spin is quite unique with its shape. Nowadays out of all of them I would gravitate the most towards Tour Hex.
 

antony

Semi-Pro
it has been a while since I played with Oehms strings. From what I remember, they were more on the soft and lively side, at least the black pearl ones. A bit cyclonish. Tour Hex is much more control oriented and Big Spin is quite unique with its shape. Nowadays out of all of them I would gravitate the most towards Tour Hex.
i will put Tour Hex in one of my racquets next. Currently Toroline Caviar, 4GS, and ALU Power are in my main racquets and the strings still seem to hit okay. Mayami Big Spin and Magic Twist are on deck as well.
 

rv75

Rookie
i will put Tour Hex in one of my racquets next. Currently Toroline Caviar, 4GS, and ALU Power are in my main racquets and the strings still seem to hit okay. Mayami Big Spin and Magic Twist are on deck as well.
IMO Tour Hex is great if you need control. I couldn’t generate much power with it. BS worked better for me.
I just tried hyper g soft and I’m really liking it on my Clash 100. The spin has remained consistent at 8+ hours. I felt BS changing sooner. That said, I strung HGS 2 lbs higher so I’ll try that with BS next.
 

armandogomes

New User
I bought a reel of Big Spin to try it out. They were pleasant enough to offer me a discount code that covered the shipping, pretty much. What I didn't quite enjoyed was the fact that:

- I bought on day X with a regular price.
- On day X + 1, the advertisement on the website would be that all european operations would be closed, so they were doing 2 for the price of 1 as clearance - 2 for the price of 1 was still more expensive than what I paid for a single reel even without discount.
- On day X + 2, the clearance (and shutdown of the operations) was gone.

So I don't know what's going on with the company itself, but I just hope the strings are good enough. If they are good enough to make me ditch Hyper-G, I don't know. Let's see.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I bought a reel of Big Spin to try it out. They were pleasant enough to offer me a discount code that covered the shipping, pretty much. What I didn't quite enjoyed was the fact that:

- I bought on day X with a regular price.
- On day X + 1, the advertisement on the website would be that all european operations would be closed, so they were doing 2 for the price of 1 as clearance - 2 for the price of 1 was still more expensive than what I paid for a single reel even without discount.
- On day X + 2, the clearance (and shutdown of the operations) was gone.

So I don't know what's going on with the company itself, but I just hope the strings are good enough. If they are good enough to make me ditch Hyper-G, I don't know. Let's see.
You bought the entire reel ?? What if you don't like it ? will they take it back ?
 

timgus88

New User
I bought a reel of Big Spin to try it out. They were pleasant enough to offer me a discount code that covered the shipping, pretty much. What I didn't quite enjoyed was the fact that:

- I bought on day X with a regular price.
- On day X + 1, the advertisement on the website would be that all european operations would be closed, so they were doing 2 for the price of 1 as clearance - 2 for the price of 1 was still more expensive than what I paid for a single reel even without discount.
- On day X + 2, the clearance (and shutdown of the operations) was gone.

So I don't know what's going on with the company itself, but I just hope the strings are good enough. If they are good enough to make me ditch Hyper-G, I don't know. Let's see.
You're upset because you bought something at a discounted pricezthat went on sale the next day?
 

armandogomes

New User
You bought the entire reel ?? What if you don't like it ? will they take it back ?
I'll usually take between 3 to 5 string jobs until I find the tension I really feel comfortable with. Using the Hyper-G it was on my fourth string job that I found what was "it". So, for the price of five sets (worst case scenario), I might just buy the reel. If I like it, I'm "winning". If I don't like it, I'll just either share some sets with people to try it out or just plain give it away.

You're upset because you bought something at a discounted pricezthat went on sale the next day?
Not really, no. What I'm saying is that when you publicize clearance and shutdown of European operations on your website on one day and then on the next day it's like it didn't happen, I don't feel very "safe" as a customer in terms of brand positioning. It's not really because of the price, though - although in hindsight it looked like a blatant attempt to drive sales. And I bought it cheaper than that "discounted price" - so not really "upset" because of pricings.
 

timgus88

New User
I'll usually take between 3 to 5 string jobs until I find the tension I really feel comfortable with. Using the Hyper-G it was on my fourth string job that I found what was "it". So, for the price of five sets (worst case scenario), I might just buy the reel. If I like it, I'm "winning". If I don't like it, I'll just either share some sets with people to try it out or just plain give it away.



Not really, no. What I'm saying is that when you publicize clearance and shutdown of European operations on your website on one day and then on the next day it's like it didn't happen, I don't feel very "safe" as a customer in terms of brand positioning. It's not really because of the price, though - although in hindsight it looked like a blatant attempt to drive sales. And I bought it cheaper than that "discounted price" - so not really "upset" because of pricings.
Ah okay, I misunderstood your angle. I think you'll be fine with your product and I'd be extremely surprised if you had any issues. The string is exactly what you'd expect reading the specs and reviews. Big spin, decent comfort but... I just didn't feel I could play a tournament with it in every frame.
 

armandogomes

New User
Ah okay, I misunderstood your angle. I think you'll be fine with your product and I'd be extremely surprised if you had any issues. The string is exactly what you'd expect reading the specs and reviews. Big spin, decent comfort but... I just didn't feel I could play a tournament with it in every frame.
I'm currently using Hyper-G 1.30 (16?) in a Blade 98 CV 16x19, so a bit of a tight pattern. Since I don't break strings that often, I'm looking at thinner alternatives. I'm hoping that I like it because price-wise it looks like a good deal.
 

rv75

Rookie
I bought a reel of Big Spin to try it out. They were pleasant enough to offer me a discount code that covered the shipping, pretty much. What I didn't quite enjoyed was the fact that:

- I bought on day X with a regular price.
- On day X + 1, the advertisement on the website would be that all european operations would be closed, so they were doing 2 for the price of 1 as clearance - 2 for the price of 1 was still more expensive than what I paid for a single reel even without discount.
- On day X + 2, the clearance (and shutdown of the operations) was gone.

So I don't know what's going on with the company itself, but I just hope the strings are good enough. If they are good enough to make me ditch Hyper-G, I don't know. Let's see.
I recently bought a reel of BS after trying it and really liking it. Then just tried Hyper G soft and I'm loving it
Wish I would've held off.. LOL
 

rv75

Rookie
On a positive note.. just got notified that I'm getting the reel of Magic Twist delivered today. Can't wait to try Big Twist :)
Based on the feed back here, I'll start with BS @ 48 lbs and MT @ 42 lbs
 

timgus88

New User
I'm currently using Hyper-G 1.30 (16?) in a Blade 98 CV 16x19, so a bit of a tight pattern. Since I don't break strings that often, I'm looking at thinner alternatives. I'm hoping that I like it because price-wise it looks like a good deal.
I'm using Hyper-G Soft in a V7 16x19 blade.

If you're looking for value, checkout Oehms Sonic. Excellent value
 

galapagos

Professional
I'm currently using Hyper-G 1.30 (16?) in a Blade 98 CV 16x19, so a bit of a tight pattern. Since I don't break strings that often, I'm looking at thinner alternatives. I'm hoping that I like it because price-wise it looks like a good deal.
have you tried Luxilon Original in your blade ? interesting combo I would say :)
 

armandogomes

New User
I still have reels of Black Code, RPM Blast, Hyper-G and now Big Spin. Maybe we need to start a "Diary of a string-a-holic" thread.

have you tried Luxilon Original in your blade ? interesting combo I would say :)
Regarding Alu Power, I've tried AP in a Prestige, didn't feel it was worth the cost - but I wasn't a great player back then. Not saying that I'm good now, but I'm better! ahah

More recently I've tried VS Touch with Alu Power Rough. I was hoping it would last a bit. Well, it lasted 5 hours.
 

rv75

Rookie
More recently I've tried VS Touch with Alu Power Rough. I was hoping it would last a bit. Well, it lasted 5 hours.
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I know the feeling... I tried VS Touch with RPM Blast and had a very similar experience. It was amazing for a few hours
 

Tennisist

Semi-Pro
We do need some major holic thread for these people. Otherwise, they will be posting one-liners "I have Hyper-G in my Blade" and responses "I have Alu Power in my Prestige" all over the place...
 

mscream

Professional
I had Tour Hex again in a DR98. Last time I made a mistake and strung it directly after putting new grommets in and not adjusting tension accordingly.

Wow! My new favorite string so far, I would say even better than Tour Sniper for me (bit more crisp). Phenomenal control. I couldn’t really miss a shot and was swinging for the fences for an hour. Ultimately more versatile and durable than Big Spin. Ended up buying a reel.
 

topspn

Legend
Question for those who have hit tour hex and hit pro. Should i string hit pro at same tension i used for tour hex?
 

temnik

New User
I had Tour Hex again in a DR98. Last time I made a mistake and strung it directly after putting new grommets in and not adjusting tension accordingly.
I didn't know you are supposed to somehow adjust string tension after installing new grommets... How?

Also, how would you compare Tour Hex with Magic Twist?
 

mscream

Professional
I didn't know you are supposed to somehow adjust string tension after installing new grommets... How?

Also, how would you compare Tour Hex with Magic Twist?
You would want to increase the tension with new grommets until they are settled in - at least that's the lesson I learned.

I thought that Magic Twist was average and inferior to Tour Hex in every category that matters.
 

topspn

Legend
You would want to increase the tension with new grommets until they are settled in - at least that's the lesson I learned.

I thought that Magic Twist was average and inferior to Tour Hex in every category that matters.
I haven't tried magic twist, however Mayami's own description says MT is their comfort string while TH is control. I think TH does everything pretty well and is still comfortable
 

rv75

Rookie
I tried Big Spin with Magic Twist @ 48/42 lbs and didn’t like it
I enjoyed BS when crossed with ghost whire @46/42. Could it be just a matter of dropping the tension? I couldn’t control the ball as well as with HGS which is what I’ve been using the last month or so and the feeling wasn’t great
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I tried Big Spin with Magic Twist @ 48/42 lbs and didn’t like it
I enjoyed BS when crossed with ghost whire @46/42. Could it be just a matter of dropping the tension? I couldn’t control the ball as well as with HGS which is what I’ve been using the last month or so and the feeling wasn’t great
so you saying Mayami strings have NO control ? does big spin lack control as well ?
 

galapagos

Professional
I tried Big Spin with Magic Twist @ 48/42 lbs and didn’t like it
I enjoyed BS when crossed with ghost whire @46/42. Could it be just a matter of dropping the tension? I couldn’t control the ball as well as with HGS which is what I’ve been using the last month or so and the feeling wasn’t great
Try big spin main and tour hex crosses :)

magic twist is a tricky string. I think the stiffest among all mayami strings (havent tried hepta power yet)
 

rv75

Rookie
Try big spin main and tour hex crosses :)

magic twist is a tricky string. I think the stiffest among all mayami strings (havent tried hepta power yet)
Just bought a reel of MT during their super sale. I’ll first try going down to 46/40. It I don’t like it I’ll cross BS with TH. I have a reel of TH. I read great things about BS/MT so I may just need to find the tension that works for me
 

topspn

Legend
Just bought a reel of MT during their super sale. I’ll first try going down to 46/40. It I don’t like it I’ll cross BS with TH. I have a reel of TH. I read great things about BS/MT so I may just need to find the tension that works for me
Goodness, are you playing an 18x20 frame to go so low and an exaggerated differential? It looks like you're going after a soft, powerful and higher launch string bed
 

rv75

Rookie
Goodness, are you playing an 18x20 frame to go so low and an exaggerated differential? It looks like you're going after a soft, powerful and higher launch string bed
No. I’m playing with the Clash 100. The Clash works very well at low tensions and I’m almost a year removed from a bad case of GE. 46 or 48 mains has been the magic number for me on the Clash. The differential is based on advice on this forum to string MT at least 5 lbs lower than the mains
 

408tennisguy

Semi-Pro
I wish Mayami would sell the 1.30 already. BS+GW is my go to setup at 48x46 but only lasts like 2 sessions and then snaps. Its getting to be annoying how often it is breaking
 

rv75

Rookie
I wish Mayami would sell the 1.30 already. BS+GW is my go to setup at 48x46 but only lasts like 2 sessions and then snaps. Its getting to be annoying how often it is breaking
Luckily, I don’t snap it. I just feel like the edges wear out fast and lose spin faster than HGS
 

topspn

Legend
No. I’m playing with the Clash 100. The Clash works very well at low tensions and I’m almost a year removed from a bad case of GE. 46 or 48 mains has been the magic number for me on the Clash. The differential is based on advice on this forum to string MT at least 5 lbs lower than the mains
The clash is a light racquet so you probably can get away with that low a tension. However i don't get any advice of such an exaggerated tension differential with any string and on a very open pattern like the clash. You may be softening it up but you're pushing the launch angle upward.
 

rv75

Rookie
The clash is a light racquet so you probably can get away with that low a tension. However i don't get any advice of such an exaggerated tension differential with any string and on a very open pattern like the clash. You may be softening it up but you're pushing the launch angle upward.
Completely agree on the launch angle. It’s definitely high. I hit with heavy topspin so it’s worked for me. I have a Clash 98 on order. Once I lose the fear of injuring my elbow again I think I’ll try switching back to the next Blade or something similar.
 

galapagos

Professional
I am stringing tc95 16x19 with Luxilon Original 25/23 kg and I felt like I could go lower. 2kg difference on stiff string can be a very interesting combination !

I just feel like people will eventually end up with Tour Hex, Big Spin or Big Spin/Tour Hex hybrid.
Hit Pro is for minority (how many of amateur players play with round profile string I now wonder...)
, Magic Twist hard to say as in 1.25 it felt like a better PTP and 1.30 felt almost the same to me as Babolat RPM Blast Rough. Where Hepta power is standing I have no idea but I can see some Mayami pros using a hybrid of Big Spin and Hepta Power..
 

topspn

Legend
I am stringing tc95 16x19 with Luxilon Original 25/23 kg and I felt like I could go lower. 2kg difference on stiff string can be a very interesting combination !
That's actually a good idea using lux orig just mains kinda high so yeah, go lower.
 
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