Mayami strings

galapagos

Professional
My problem with TH is the lack of power and average spin. It's a great control string. I'm really enjoying Hyper-G soft 16L. Great spin, more power than TH and tension maintenance has been great. I cut out my strings around the 10 Hr mark just to be safe since I've had arm issues in the past
If you cut out strings anyway after 10hr mark i can also recommend you confidential. Nice string ;) my favourite from solinco.
 

mscream

Professional
Yea, I felt the same way. Full bed of Big Spin seemed to go mushy more quickly than Tour Hex.
I noticed the increased spin of Big Spin versus Tour Hex. Given the great control and tension maintenance of the latter however, I would place TH ahead of BS.
I bought a reel of TH (no issues, came from Ukraine), very well balanced string. BS is nice while it's last but not durable enough. TH and Tour Sniper are currently my go-to strings. I don't think that either string lacks spin - given that they are no "power" strings, you can fully swing out and rely on RHS to get the spin needed, with the added bonus of a laser-like launch angle.
 

rv75

Rookie
If you cut out strings anyway after 10hr mark i can also recommend you confidential. Nice string ;) my favourite from solinco.
I've heard great things about confidential but I'd like to stay on the "softer" side of polys because of my arm. I thought even normal Hyper-G was a little stiff and I believe confidential is even stiffer. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I'm using hyper-g soft.
 
That does seem quite strange and sorry to hear the old injury has flared back up.

I just ordered two reels this morning and got a notification that they were shipped about ten minutes or so ago. Hopefully, the colors of the flowers will match my racquets :laughing:

In all seriousness, I have been using Mayami strings since November 2019 and haven't had a problem with any of my orders. Do you still have the packaging? Was the string shipped from New Jersey or from the Ukraine? Honestly, it kind of sounds like a case of someone at the US warehouse shipping a personal item and put the wrong label on the wrong box. Hopefully, the issue will be resolved soon.
Thanks for the sympathy - it's getting better slowly.
It was shipped from New Jersey, so yes, it must be that someone at that warehouse mishandled it. It is not the company's fault. I don't have the box anymore
Hopefully they will have a larger gauge back in stock sometime - I would love give a 16 gauge Tour Hex a try.
 

galapagos

Professional
I've heard great things about confidential but I'd like to stay on the "softer" side of polys because of my arm. I thought even normal Hyper-G was a little stiff and I believe confidential is even stiffer. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I'm using hyper-g soft.
You are rifght. However confidential after 8h turns into buttery soft string. Or maybe at some tension it feels like that. It was very surprising change
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
You are rifght. However confidential after 8h turns into buttery soft string. Or maybe at some tension it feels like that. It was very surprising change
How long do you think this Big spin lasts ? Control is slightly better now that i am more used to this poly, but still not in the areas of top tier strings like Alu power.
 

galapagos

Professional
How long do you think this Big spin lasts ? Control is slightly better now that i am more used to this poly, but still not in the areas of top tier strings like Alu power.
i am in a reviewing mode so I play +/- 2 weeks with strings and then change. With this I played 3 weeks + tournament and I feel like it was time to change. I also tried 1.30 gauge version of it and I loved it but I think it was more like a demo string by Mayami perhaps just like tour hex 1.28 and hit pro 1.30 to gather some feedback before official release.
 

Martves613

Rookie
You can always get 10% off using code from their sponsored player Illya Marchenko.
Code is : ILLYAMARCHENKO

BTW I would advice to subscribe to his youtube channel. Great mixture of serious topics and fun videos.
 

galapagos

Professional
You can always get 10% off using code from their sponsored player Illya Marchenko.
Code is : ILLYAMARCHENKO

BTW I would advice to subscribe to his youtube channel. Great mixture of serious topics and fun videos.
agree :) he is funny and very relaxed
 

galapagos

Professional
You can always get 10% off using code from their sponsored player Illya Marchenko.
Code is : ILLYAMARCHENKO

BTW I would advice to subscribe to his youtube channel. Great mixture of serious topics and fun videos.
Its actually 15 % Just checked that :)
 

blai212

Hall of Fame
big spin had zero feel for me, insta cut
on the other hand tour hex is quite solid…will be trying tour hex 1.23/cream 1.23 hybrid. I felt like full bed tour hex was a bit stiff/harsh in beginning and then a bit too launchy in the end but during its prime, it played well.
 

galapagos

Professional
big spin is comfy.My student was testing tour hex and big spin head to head in his radical. He went with big spin without any hesitation. Much more comfort and spin.
 

blai212

Hall of Fame
big spin is comfy.My student was testing tour hex and big spin head to head in his radical. He went with big spin without any hesitation. Much more comfort and spin.
usually i’d tell people not to fully judge a string until they’ve played at least 3-5 hrs if not 8-10, unless it is super uncomfortable then just throw the racquet to the back of the bag and revisit in a few days after it’s lost some tension. Hence why it is good to have multiple (possibly 10) racquets to test strings on :-D
 

galapagos

Professional
Well tour hex is my favourite string from mayami lineup as well. Perfect blend of control feel and spin. I need to try hybrid big spin mains tour hex crosses as i heard its amazing
 

tdhawks

Semi-Pro
Has anyone used Tour Hex / Ghostwire together? Thoughts?

In the new VCORE 98, Big Spin / Magic Twist was making my elbow bark a little.
 

galapagos

Professional
Has anyone used Tour Hex / Ghostwire together? Thoughts?

In the new VCORE 98, Big Spin / Magic Twist was making my elbow bark a little.
I think the best combination for Big Spin would be Tour Hex. Magic Twist is kinda more into durability region. Deader, stiffer, you need more racquet head speed to make it perform. Marchenko on tour is playing with it so you kinda get the idea behind the string. Tour Hex and Big Spin are much easier to play with and ready to go from the start. Also...Magic Twist doesn't like high tensions (if you are an amateur player). I would say 24kg MAX.
 

tdhawks

Semi-Pro
I think the best combination for Big Spin would be Tour Hex. Magic Twist is kinda more into durability region. Deader, stiffer, you need more racquet head speed to make it perform. Marchenko on tour is playing with it so you kinda get the idea behind the string. Tour Hex and Big Spin are much easier to play with and ready to go from the start. Also...Magic Twist doesn't like high tensions (if you are an amateur player). I would say 24kg MAX.
I used Big Spin/Magic Twist in my 97HD @44lbs no issues. @44lbs in my VCORE 98 it is too harsh on the elbow.

I love the bite I get with the VCORE 98, I just need to try a new setup.
 

yessir

Rookie
I think the best combination for Big Spin would be Tour Hex. Magic Twist is kinda more into durability region. Deader, stiffer, you need more racquet head speed to make it perform. Marchenko on tour is playing with it so you kinda get the idea behind the string. Tour Hex and Big Spin are much easier to play with and ready to go from the start. Also...Magic Twist doesn't like high tensions (if you are an amateur player). I would say 24kg MAX.
Hey there,
I play with confidential 17 or hyper g 17. I get that big spin is the real deal here regarding spin potential , with what should I hybrid to maintain a confidential like launch angle and response. Long story short , I d like confidential with a little bit more launch angle and spin.

Also how about the the tension maintenance of these mayami strings?

Thankkssss
 

LocNetMonster

Professional
Long story short , I d like confidential with a little bit more launch angle and spin.
You can pretty much use any string as a cross. I prefer the super slippery round variety like Ghost Wire, Prince XC or Mayami's Magic Twist. The trick to fine-tune the launch angle to your liking and for your stroke is done by adjusting the tension of your crosses. I have a compact swing, so a 6# differential, whiches produces a high-arcing, dive-bomber-like drop is really nice to play with. If you want a flatter ball, string the crosses in 3# increments higher than the mains until you find your Goldilocks tension combo.
 

temnik

New User
You can pretty much use any string as a cross. I prefer the super slippery round variety like Ghost Wire, Prince XC or Mayami's Magic Twist. The trick to fine-tune the launch angle to your liking and for your stroke is done by adjusting the tension of your crosses. I have a compact swing, so a 6# differential, whiches produces a high-arcing, dive-bomber-like drop is really nice to play with. If you want a flatter ball, string the crosses in 3# increments higher than the mains until you find your Goldilocks tension combo.
Does this apply to polys only? The looser the crosses, the more they allow mains to move and snap back (and reduce lifespan of the stringbed, I presume). The tighter the crosses, the more they choke and hold the mains.

I haven't seen anybody playing with tension X > tension M though - defeats the whole purpose of using polys, doesn't it?
 

galapagos

Professional
Hey there,
I play with confidential 17 or hyper g 17. I get that big spin is the real deal here regarding spin potential , with what should I hybrid to maintain a confidential like launch angle and response. Long story short , I d like confidential with a little bit more launch angle and spin.

Also how about the the tension maintenance of these mayami strings?

Thankkssss
Tour hex has some attributes of confidential. I havent tried the combo yet but i heard amazing reviews about this combo.
 

armandogomes

New User
So I have my "almost final" take on Big Spin: I'm pretty sure I'm going to get rid of it.

I string my rackets at 25Kg (55lbs) and at that tension, BS just feels too harsh to the point where I'm afraid I might hurt my arm in the long run. I don't feel the same with RPM Blast or Hyper-G (or any other string that I've used, really). But maybe I'm doing something wrong.
 

galapagos

Professional
So I have my "almost final" take on Big Spin: I'm pretty sure I'm going to get rid of it.

I string my rackets at 25Kg (55lbs) and at that tension, BS just feels too harsh to the point where I'm afraid I might hurt my arm in the long run. I don't feel the same with RPM Blast or Hyper-G (or any other string that I've used, really). But maybe I'm doing something wrong.
you are definitely doing something wrong :p there is no way big spin feels harsher than RPM Blast or Hyper G :p I advice visit your doctor immediately haha :p Also, why so high tension ? Most people I know string 24kg max. Many of my students use big spin BECAUSE it's more comfortable than other spin oriented strings. After they tried big spin they can't go back because other strings suddenly feel like playing with a board.
 

galapagos

Professional
you are definitely doing something wrong :p there is no way big spin feels harsher than RPM Blast or Hyper G :p I advice visit your doctor immediately haha :p Also, why so high tension ? Most people I know string 24kg max. Many of my students use big spin BECAUSE it's more comfortable than other spin oriented strings. After they tried big spin they can't go back because other strings suddenly feel like playing with a board.
I personally prefer tour hex so it's not like I am a huge big spin defender lol.
 

armandogomes

New User
you are definitely doing something wrong :p there is no way big spin feels harsher than RPM Blast or Hyper G :p I advice visit your doctor immediately haha :p Also, why so high tension ? Most people I know string 24kg max. Many of my students use big spin BECAUSE it's more comfortable than other spin oriented strings. After they tried big spin they can't go back because other strings suddenly feel like playing with a board.
For me it does, unfortunately - and I did: he's my stringer ahah

Regarding the tension, I see a furry yellow ball coming to me, I hit said furry yellow ball. I like to hit the ball, and I've found out that 25Kg is the tension that I can safely use to hit the ball and keep the ball in (most of the time, of course). I still have it strung in my racket, so I'll see if it plays better after 3/4 hours of hitting. But yeah, that's my feeling - and it's the same on a Blade CV and a Pure Aero.
 

rv75

Rookie
For me it does, unfortunately - and I did: he's my stringer ahah

Regarding the tension, I see a furry yellow ball coming to me, I hit said furry yellow ball. I like to hit the ball, and I've found out that 25Kg is the tension that I can safely use to hit the ball and keep the ball in (most of the time, of course). I still have it strung in my racket, so I'll see if it plays better after 3/4 hours of hitting. But yeah, that's my feeling - and it's the same on a Blade CV and a Pure Aero.
I play it at 48 lbs and find it soft and comfortable
 

LocNetMonster

Professional
I play it at 48 lbs and find it soft and comfortable
48# is my Goldilocks number, too. Tried it at 60# and then 54#, where I string most of my polys, in the Big Twist hybrid and it felt kind of harsh and uncontrollable. Dropped the tension back down to 48# as I did with my initial trial of the Big Twist setup and got the magic I first experienced back.
 

LocNetMonster

Professional
I string my rackets at 25Kg (55lbs) and at that tension, BS just feels too harsh to the point where I'm afraid I might hurt my arm in the long run. I don't feel the same with RPM Blast or Hyper-G (or any other string that I've used, really). But maybe I'm doing something wrong.
Seriously, I say drop the tension to to 22 or 23kg and give it one more try. BTW, are you using Big Spin in a full bed or hybrid setup?
 

armandogomes

New User
Seriously, I say drop the tension to to 22 or 23kg and give it one more try. BTW, are you using Big Spin in a full bed or hybrid setup?
Full bed.

I've changed my vibration dampener to one of those serpent vibration dampeners and the feel was better - no more harsh feelings! What I need to do is now to switch back to the old vibration dampener and understand if, well, it's the actual vibration dampener or if it's the tension loss.

I'm hoping it's the tension loss because I loved to hit those short cross-court balls.
 

LocNetMonster

Professional
I've changed my vibration dampener to one of those serpent vibration dampeners and the feel was better - no more harsh feelings! What I need to do is now to switch back to the old vibration dampener and understand if, well, it's the actual vibration dampener or if it's the tension loss.
(y) Interesting observation. Now I have to test if there is indeed a difference in feel between a two-string vs four-string version - or at least if I can feel it.
 

d-quik

Professional
In addition to their line of poly strings, Mayami has a multifilament called "Absolute Perfection"; "Match Point", an orange-colored nylon string; and Mayami Synthetic Gut. Released last month, all three are sold in 17g only.
Do you know if the Absolute Perfection is sliippery or not in comparison to other multis?
 

LocNetMonster

Professional
Do you know if the Absolute Perfection is sliippery or not in comparison to other multis?
The surface feels the same as NXT. It doesn't feel as slippery as, say Tier One's Triump, but then again the coating tends to wear pretty fast on it, or Head Velocity black, which isn't, in my experience/playtest, nearly as durable or powerful as AP. I've only used it as a main with various poly crosses.
 

LocNetMonster

Professional
Coating on the triumph? Or the AP?
Depending on the string, the coating on Triumph. Ghost Wire or any slick cross string really delays the fraying/notching while textured and sharp edge-shaped strings tend to mar the string surface faster. Regardless of what you use, Triump, like AP, plays wonderfully without it until it breaks.
 
That does seem quite strange and sorry to hear the old injury has flared back up.

I just ordered two reels this morning and got a notification that they were shipped about ten minutes or so ago. Hopefully, the colors of the flowers will match my racquets :laughing:

In all seriousness, I have been using Mayami strings since November 2019 and haven't had a problem with any of my orders. Do you still have the packaging? Was the string shipped from New Jersey or from the Ukraine? Honestly, it kind of sounds like a case of someone at the US warehouse shipping a personal item and put the wrong label on the wrong box. Hopefully, the issue will be resolved soon.
Yes, they have refunded the money and so I appreciate that. It must have been someone in the warehouse in New Jersey putting the wrong item into the package.
 

taydbear7

Semi-Pro
Been playing with Tour Hex for a while now and bout to cut it out since I'm not getting enough depth on a lot of my shots now.
  • Tension(s) used for playtest: 53lbs

  • Regular string set up: Red Devil poly in mains at 53 and multifilament in the crosses at 55

  • Control/Power/Spin: As others have said the control is the greatest attribute. I feel like I can aim where I want to go and hit my shots most of the time. Where were many instances where my opponents left me the alley and I beat them there multiple times. As for spin, several times where it looks like the ball was sailing only to have it dropped inside the baseline. I would not consider this a powerful string. I can take a full swing and rely on the ball staying in and the return game I feel like I can control the shots without it flying to the fence.

  • Feel (Stiff? Mushy? Muted? Crisp? Comfortable?): it's not a stiff string by any stretch but I wouldn't say it's a soft string either. It's comfortable enough that I haven't experience any wrist or arm issues like some polys on the market.

  • Playability Duration (did the string lose playability over time?): Yes, tension loss is noticeable. I feel like I have to whack the ball a little more than some other strings. I love the control aspect of the string and would love a little more pop.

  • Additional thoughts? I love the baby blue color on my 2021 Yonex Vcore. I would like to see more options to see if I like a thinner or thicker gauge.
 
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