Need string advice for 2 Yonex racquets

TheBaumer

New User
I am fairly new to tennis and have tried a variety of different racquets over the past 18 months or so.
I bought a gently-used Yonex Ezone AI 98 Lite and really liked it. So when I came across a mint condition Ezone AI 100 at a Play It Again Sports while on vacation, I picked that up and have been trying to play with that as well. When I say "mint" condition, I mean it didn't have a scratch on it. There was some dust in between the grommets and the strings popped/clicked when you adjusted them. The only thing that made me aware that it was not a BRAND NEW racquet, was the fact that it had a new Head grip installed on it...(not an overgrip). Anyway, from what I can see it is strung with Wilson NXT. Other than that, I am clueless. It has an annoying "pinging" twang noise when I hit with it. I've tried doing my due diligence on here and other areas of the internet to try and come up with some answers as to why it is doing this. Is it simply time to restring this new/old stock racquet or is there some sort of other issue going on. I have inspected the racquet and can't find any cracks etc. I also tried using a vibration dampener in it. This only slightly improved things.
So...my question on the AI 100 is what would be a good string setup for someone who does not need a lot of power and wants to have more access to spin?

My next racquet stringing question is for an unstrung Yonex VCORE SI 98 LITE that I have waiting to try out.
Any suggestions for stringing set-ups for this frame? I'm excited to get it strung and out on the courts this weekend.
Thank you for any and all assistance!!
 

CopolyX

Hall of Fame
do you know a good stringer in the area? that is always a good place to start.
if you are just starting out in tennis, he or she would inspect the frame.
I would suggest a good nylon string / sync gut. we have great luck with babalot spirltek...
 

TheBaumer

New User
do you know a good stringer in the area? that is always a good place to start.
if you are just starting out in tennis, he or she would inspect the frame.
I would suggest a good nylon string / sync gut. we have great luck with babalot spirltek...
I actually did have a wonderful stringer who just passed away last week...he was like Yoda...without him to guide me, I am at quite a loss.
He strung my last racquet with a either a hybrid? or co-poly? I remember reading FORTEN on either the mains or crosses. Unfortunately, he put the specs in his system and quickly wrote the weight down on a sticker on the butt cap. Thanks for the reply!
 

CopolyX

Hall of Fame
Sorry about that.
Who will you be able to go with..

There are really a lot of good strings out there, it is just a challenge find the right strings for new frames (yonex) and that work for you...
 

TheBaumer

New User
Sorry about that.
Who will you be able to go with..
There are really a lot of good strings out there, it is just a challenge find the right strings for new frames (yonex) and that work for you...
Cheers CopolyX...Dave was a great guy and will be greatly missed by a tremendous number of people.
I was able to get both racquets done this afternoon by a really nice guy who works at a "local" small chain of specialty tennis shops called "Your Serve Tennis".
He recommended the TechniFibre Red Code Wax in the mains and Wilson Power 17 syn gut in the crosses.
He strung the two racquets a couple of pounds apart...since one is a 98 sq inch and the other is 100.
I'll update this post once I'm able to hit with them a little.
Thanks!
 

CopolyX

Hall of Fame
I am very similar with the "your server tennis" great outfit. I believe that are ten strong now in the Atlanta area.
Few year back, Tennis Mag..had a spot light and i believe they were awarded...
 

Muppet

Legend
A poly hybrid may be a good choice. But since you're somewhat new to the sport, you might benefit more from nylon-based strings. They're less durable, but the tension and elasticity last longer. For the racquet that has more noise you could try either Dunlop S-gut (cheap) or Wilson NXT Duramax (expensive). They both have polyurethane in their makeup and the Wilson has good spin.
 
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