Mayami strings

Spoon

New User
Fear not, I use Big Spin mains with TH crosses and BS always breaks first. In fact I have a setup where I only restring the mains while keeping TH crosses just because they outlast BS so predictably (1 cross per 3 mains broken).
As a wrote above, I fear that the BS mains won't last long, when I combine it with a shaped cross string. The Tour Hex crosses will last much longer, that's sure.
 

blai212

Hall of Fame
I just strung up my v7 blade 16x19 with HGS 1.25/tour hex 1.23 at 37/34 lbs and played indoors doubles tonight. Setup was fantastic! I don’t normally like shaped poly cross because they are inherently stiffer but tour hex works amazing as a cross at low tension. It’s funny that I like tour hex as a main or a cross but not full bed. Great tension maintenance, plush but firm feel at low tension. Also have a 2019 VCP97 310 strung with tour hex 1.23/polaris 1.20 and that feels wonderful as well.
 

LocNetMonster

Professional
Yes, full bed. They do have a really weird smell to it.
I have a reel and didn't notice a weird smell when I got it. Yeah, full bed multi, once they get a little wear on them, don't snap back very well. You might consider using a poly cross like Ghost Wire. The string bed lasts longer and tends to move back into place better. Plus, the setup will only smell 1/2 as bad ;)
 

what_army

Semi-Pro
Big Spin + Polaris felt good today: Good spin, good control, enough power. Nothing outstanding, but quite solid. But of course, these are only the first impressions...
Apologies in advance for the off topic but I’m intrigued by polaris, have you played it fb? It’s not on twu database yet, do you have a guesstimate on what its stiffness may be?
 

antony

Professional
Has anyone done NG x Tour Hex? I feel like it'd be a good pairing as Tour Hex apparently has good tension maintenance, spin, and control, but could use help with comfort and power. I think I will try it next
 

Spoon

New User
Apologies in advance for the off topic but I’m intrigued by polaris, have you played it fb? It’s not on twu database yet, do you have a guesstimate on what its stiffness may be?
No, I haven't played Polaris fb. But I think it's more on the soft side of poly strings.
 

Spoon

New User
~4.5 hours with Big Spin+Polaris.
Feel/touch is nice, I was able to execute some very good drop shots. Lauch angle is lower than Big Spin fb, but the spin production was still impressive. At the beginning, my medium swing strokes were often too short, because the spin was "killing the lenght", but after a while I could solve this problem by swinging faster and creating a higher launch angle by my own. Good control, very good stability against hard shots, power was ok, but I guess that I could optimize the performance of this combo by lowering the tension a bit (at least in the cold period of the year) and by stringing the crosses lower than the mains (perhaps 22/21 instead of 23/23 kg) to get a higher launch angle. An other possibility would be to use a thinner gauge of Polaris (1.20 instead of 1.25)...
 

taydbear7

Semi-Pro
Here's my quick review of Absolute Perfection:

Durability: I was shock this lasted as long as it did without fraying or snapping. Most multi I use start fraying right away but didn't have that issue here. The downside is that I keep playing until the string break but the longer that I had them in there I start noticing a thwack sound. It was shortly after that I cut out the strings.

Spin: I didn't notice it with this string as I usually am more of a flat hitter. I had some nice launch and depth on the ball when the string was fresh.

Power/comfort: I wouldn't say it's low powered like Velocity where you would have to generate it to get depth. It was a comfortable string and easy on the arm as I hybrid this string with poly in the mains.

Overall, another excellent a addition to the Mayami family. The downside to this string as I mentioned earlier is that it smells kind of funny out of the package and the funny whack sound it makes once you get about the 15 hour mark. The strings isn't as slick as some of the other multi on the market but it's more durable that most is the positive.
 

antony

Professional
Here's my quick review of Absolute Perfection:

Durability: I was shock this lasted as long as it did without fraying or snapping. Most multi I use start fraying right away but didn't have that issue here. The downside is that I keep playing until the string break but the longer that I had them in there I start noticing a thwack sound. It was shortly after that I cut out the strings.

Spin: I didn't notice it with this string as I usually am more of a flat hitter. I had some nice launch and depth on the ball when the string was fresh.

Power/comfort: I wouldn't say it's low powered like Velocity where you would have to generate it to get depth. It was a comfortable string and easy on the arm as I hybrid this string with poly in the mains.

Overall, another excellent a addition to the Mayami family. The downside to this string as I mentioned earlier is that it smells kind of funny out of the package and the funny whack sound it makes once you get about the 15 hour mark. The strings isn't as slick as some of the other multi on the market but it's more durable that most is the positive.
The strings moved on me and got out of place when I tried Absolute Perfection in like an hour, which doesn't happen to me with other poly or NG strings when strung competently. I felt very unsure with this string as I felt it wasn't the most consistent. I bet it would be an okay cross. I used it full bed and had it cut out within a few hours. This was the first multifilament I've had strung and it made me think I'm not a multifilament person.

Yes, I would describe the string as "launchy".
 

taydbear7

Semi-Pro
The strings moved on me and got out of place when I tried Absolute Perfection in like an hour, which doesn't happen to me with other poly or NG strings when strung competently. I felt very unsure with this string as I felt it wasn't the most consistent. I bet it would be an okay cross. I used it full bed and had it cut out within a few hours. This was the first multifilament I've had strung and it made me think I'm not a multifilament person.

Yes, I would describe the string as "launchy".
I like mutli but as a cross. I tried several brand fb and to me it it's too powerful with no control hence the reason I like doing it as a hybrid but to your point they shouldn't be moving all over the first in the first hour.
 

faded_lines

Rookie
The string moved ALOT, even right off the stringer. I thought it played great for a multi though. Not as much power as NRG2 and I didn't seem to struggle with control. I won a couple of matches with them, but ultimately cut them out after about 10 hours since I prefer a full bed of poly and/or hybrid setup. I haven't tried these for a cross string yet but could be something worth experimenting with.
 

galapagos

Professional
Here's my quick review of Absolute Perfection:

Durability: I was shock this lasted as long as it did without fraying or snapping. Most multi I use start fraying right away but didn't have that issue here. The downside is that I keep playing until the string break but the longer that I had them in there I start noticing a thwack sound. It was shortly after that I cut out the strings.

Spin: I didn't notice it with this string as I usually am more of a flat hitter. I had some nice launch and depth on the ball when the string was fresh.

Power/comfort: I wouldn't say it's low powered like Velocity where you would have to generate it to get depth. It was a comfortable string and easy on the arm as I hybrid this string with poly in the mains.

Overall, another excellent a addition to the Mayami family. The downside to this string as I mentioned earlier is that it smells kind of funny out of the package and the funny whack sound it makes once you get about the 15 hour mark. The strings isn't as slick as some of the other multi on the market but it's more durable that most is the positive.
I think this smell can be possible because of how freshly they are produced and shipped almost immediately. I wonder if you could feel it now after some time. Same with tennis balls but as they are sealed there will always be this "smell". Interesting observation anyway. I am not smell expert lol
 

QQQ

New User
Anyone know how can I find Mayami string in Taiwan? I just moved to here and wanna try Mayami Big Spin so badly.
 

galapagos

Professional
by the end of this year I will try to be the first TW forum member to try tour hex - hit pro combo :) maybe big spin / tour hex combo as well.... or maybe there is someone who already been there before me? dont be shy :) waiting for the review lol
 

Spoon

New User
by the end of this year I will try to be the first TW forum member to try tour hex - hit pro combo :) maybe big spin / tour hex combo as well.... or maybe there is someone who already been there before me? dont be shy :) waiting for the review lol
It seems that @LocNetMonster already tried Big Spin / Tour Hex combo, cf. posting #59.
 

antony

Professional
I have reels of tour hex and hit pro. I will likely do tour hex mains with hit pro crosses. I’ve been on a natural gut hybrid kick as of late though
 
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LocNetMonster

Professional
Has anyone done NG x Tour Hex? I feel like it'd be a good pairing as Tour Hex apparently has good tension maintenance, spin, and control, but could use help with comfort and power. I think I will try it next
I haven't tried it yet, but I do have a stick with Absolute Perfection mains in Tour Hex crosses in a 16x20 Pure Strike VS. Nothing really special as far as I can tell since I generally play the set up probably once a week and prefer my Absolute Perfection/Big Spin set up.
 

LocNetMonster

Professional
Here's my quick review of Absolute Perfection:

Durability: I was shock this lasted as long as it did without fraying or snapping. Most multi I use start fraying right away but didn't have that issue here. The downside is that I keep playing until the string break but the longer that I had them in there I start noticing a thwack sound. It was shortly after that I cut out the strings.
Now I don't feel so bad :laughing: Like you said other multis start fraying or notch right away. Absolute Perfection takes its sweet time ... LOL ... The AP/TH combo I mentioned above has been in for three months (I probably only use it once a week because I carry too many sticks in my bag). Four strings are knawed and have been, halfway through and the string still keeps holding on. The plus side: It is just so doggone dependable I don't want to cut it out yet.
 

smithie

Rookie
Can anyone do an apples to apples comparison of Tour Hex vs Tourna S7T? There seems to be a lot of talk saying they are similar but no direct comparisons (at least from what I can see via the search function).
Maybe this will be one for @galapagos and/or @Injured Again?
 
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JOSHL

Hall of Fame
Can anyone do an apples to apples comparison of Tour Hex vs Tourna S7T? There seems to be a lot of talk saying they are similar but no direct comparisons (at least from what I can see via the search function).
Maybe this will be one for @galapagos and/or @Injured Again?
I would say that S7T is more crisp and more energy return where as tour hex a touch more muted. Very similar though to me.
 

galapagos

Professional
Can anyone do an apples to apples comparison of Tour Hex vs Tourna S7T? There seems to be a lot of talk saying they are similar but no direct comparisons (at least from what I can see via the search function).
Maybe this will be one for @galapagos and/or @Injured Again?
Tour Hex much more forgiving and comfortable. Slightly more power but still very control oriented,
SIlver 7 Tour much stiffer but more control with better tension stability.

I had MUCH better results with 1.23 tour hex than 1.25 silver 7 tour (IMO much better,neutral response with 1.23 TH vs 1.25 S7T)
But in thicker gauges I think 1.30 Silver 7 Tour provides more spin potential than 1.28 tour hex. (if you can handle the stiffness of silver 7 which is on a level of tour bite while tour hex 1.28 is very comfortable and Im not sure which "control" oriented string has similar comfort, Solinco Confidential after it looses some tension comes to my mind)
 

Injured Again

Hall of Fame
Can anyone do an apples to apples comparison of Tour Hex vs Tourna S7T? There seems to be a lot of talk saying they are similar but no direct comparisons (at least from what I can see via the search function).
Maybe this will be one for @galapagos and/or @Injured Again?
I've only hit with Tour Hex once, a long time ago. In this thread, I wrote about it in posts #90 and #120. That was long enough ago that I don't remember hownit felt but based on what I wrote, I'd guess that S7T may be a bit stiffer and with a bit more spin capability.
 

smithie

Rookie
Out of interest, how long did it take for peoples orders to be delivered? I placed an order on November 26th and the tracking has been stuck on "Item has been processed outward office of exchange and already in transit to destination country" since the 28th (FYI the UK is the destination country), so I am starting to wonder if Mayami's deliveries generally take a while or if its been lost.
 

oh_ yuzzz

New User
Out of interest, how long did it take for peoples orders to be delivered? I placed an order on November 26th and the tracking has been stuck on "Item has been processed outward office of exchange and already in transit to destination country" since the 28th (FYI the UK is the destination country), so I am starting to wonder if Mayami's deliveries generally take a while or if its been lost.
I ordered a reel of Absolute Perfection on November 11, they shipped on November 18, got them on December 4. I wasn't all that surprised it took that long with COVID impacting logistics and Ukraine having some newsworthy issues. Then again, I was in no rush. My reel smelled weird so (per some of the comments on this thread) it was likely shipped shortly after being extruded.
 

smithie

Rookie
I ordered a reel of Absolute Perfection on November 11, they shipped on November 18, got them on December 4. I wasn't all that surprised it took that long with COVID impacting logistics and Ukraine having some newsworthy issues. Then again, I was in no rush. My reel smelled weird so (per some of the comments on this thread) it was likely shipped shortly after being extruded.
Good to know that yours took a little while to arrive as it means mine is unlikely to have been lost. I am in no rush as I still have a 1/4 of my S7T reel and a few random packs lying around, so I'm not going to run out any time soon, its just nice to know what to expect.
 
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LocNetMonster

Professional
FWIW, I've had some reels take two to three weeks coming from Ukraine to the US. Now that there is a US distributor, I generally get reels under a week if it is in stock. Yeah, the situation there is terrible.
 

mctennis

Legend
The new pro shop in my area that just opened up is carrying all their strings. It will be nice to have them available locally. I like their strings. They seem to play every well in my racquets. Since I do not string my own racquets it will save me from having to buy them and the shipping costs added.
 

temnik

Rookie
So I just played with Absolute Perfection for the first time for ~30min - and it didn't feel good at all. It felt really boardy, and the stringbed is notched up already - with strings sticking out of position. What am I missing??

I used the same tension: 55/53 lbs in a 100in racquet I usually use with multis or syngut.

I normally string Multifeel or Multifeel/Velocity for my kid - but this time I decided to experiment, because I actually like Tour Hex and Magic Twist a lot.

So it's disappointing... :eek: does anyone have suggestions? Lower tension or hybrid with Velocity?
 

antony

Professional
So I just played with Absolute Perfection for the first time for ~30min - and it didn't feel good at all. It felt really boardy, and the stringbed is notched up already - with strings sticking out of position. What am I missing??

I used the same tension: 55/53 lbs in a 100in racquet I usually use with multis or syngut.

I normally string Multifeel or Multifeel/Velocity for my kid - but this time I decided to experiment, because I actually like Tour Hex and Magic Twist a lot.

So it's disappointing... :eek: does anyone have suggestions? Lower tension or hybrid with Velocity?
It was one of the strings I knew quickest was not for me
 

LocNetMonster

Professional
So I just played with Absolute Perfection for the first time for ~30min - and it didn't feel good at all. It felt really boardy, and the stringbed is notched up already - with strings sticking out of position. What am I missing??
Multi's are great for feel, touch and comfort, but terrible as far as returning back to their position, especially after the coating has worn off. You might try Absolute Perfection mains and Magic Twist crosses, which is one of my favorite setups for doubles.
 

temnik

Rookie
Multi's are great for feel, touch and comfort, but terrible as far as returning back to their position, especially after the coating has worn off. You might try Absolute Perfection mains and Magic Twist crosses, which is one of my favorite setups for doubles.
Hey, it's not my first rodeo - I know what playing with syngut strings looks like. However, with my usual goto multis like Multifeel or Addixion, I've never seen them notching up so quickly.

So my next attempt is 48lbs instead of 55lbs. Will try tomorrow.
 

LocNetMonster

Professional
Hey, it's not my first rodeo - I know what playing with syngut strings looks like. However, with my usual goto multis like Multifeel or Addixion, I've never seen them notching up so quickly.

So my next attempt is 48lbs instead of 55lbs. Will try tomorrow.
Have fun back in the saddle today :D Good luck. I really think you might like AP mains at 55 and MT crosses at 49.
 

mdmerg

New User
I have just picked up an iPrestige MP and am thinking on stringing up a hybrid with Big Spin in the mains and Hit Pro in the crosses. Have you tried any other Mayami strings?
I know this is a really old post, but that was my ideal set-up on Prince Tour 95 Textreme 2019 version until I tried a full bed of Hit Pro. I lost a little spin - not much, but the full bed of Hit Pro gave me more power and greater feel. that suits my game better. The feel and control around the net is so much better.
 

temnik

Rookie
Hey, it's not my first rodeo - I know what playing with syngut strings looks like. However, with my usual goto multis like Multifeel or Addixion, I've never seen them notching up so quickly.

So my next attempt is 48lbs instead of 55lbs. Will try tomorrow.
So, 48lbs with Mayami AP was actually quite manageable. Pocketing and overall stringbed firmness quite appropriate for a multi.

However, these strings did get notched even before I started playing - from merely sitting on a racquet. AP must have a really soft surface layer.

They do get out of position on slightest slice/topspin right away. Even faster than a quality syngut like POSG.

So, in a word, if this is Indeed a multi (I haven't found any description of AP "internals" on Mayami website), it's only appropriate for someone who never hits spin or slices - or in a hybrid.

The next try would be to hybrid it with either Velocity or Cream I have lying around. I'm afraid MT would saw through AP in no time.
 

antony

Professional
So, 48lbs with Mayami AP was actually quite manageable. Pocketing and overall stringbed firmness quite appropriate for a multi.

However, these strings did get notched even before I started playing - from merely sitting on a racquet. AP must have a really soft surface layer.

They do get out of position on slightest slice/topspin right away. Even faster than a quality syngut like POSG.

So, in a word, if this is Indeed a multi (I haven't found any description of AP "internals" on Mayami website), it's only appropriate for someone who never hits spin or slices - or in a hybrid.

The next try would be to hybrid it with either Velocity or Cream I have lying around. I'm afraid MT would saw through AP in no time.
Would it move less as a cross?
 

KC!

New User
I just ordered a reel of Tour Hex 1.23 for my 2 Yonex VCORE PRO 97D’s. Controlled string, crisp feel, great ball pocketing, good spin potential and can get 20 hours out of it.
 

!<-_->!

Hall of Fame
Ordered some sample sets along with a reel of AP from them. They did not ship me the reel. Hopefully they'll refund me.
 
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