Softest Polys other than Lux Element?

iceman_dl6

Semi-Pro
Hey TW,

What are the softest polys other than Luxilon Element? Element gave me adequate spin, feel, power and comfort, but still not plush enough for my taste.

Thanks!
 

iceman_dl6

Semi-Pro
Yonex poly tour pro is a pretty soft polyester, I’d give that a try. Also what tension do you use?
I had that one in mind, but never tried it before! I usually string Element 125 at 40 lbs in my Gravity Tour. But for you, how is the spin and power on the YPTP?
 

SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
I had that one in mind, but never tried it before! I usually string Element 125 at 40 lbs in my Gravity Tour. But for you, how is the spin and power on the YPTP?
It’s got good spin, power is not it’s strongest skill but of course the lower you go the more power and spin. Another poly to recommend if you don’t mind a little extra price is Babolat rpm blast rough, that will have more power and way more spin the the poly tour pro.
 

iceman_dl6

Semi-Pro
It’s got good spin, power is not it’s strongest skill but of course the lower you go the more power and spin. Another poly to recommend if you don’t mind a little extra price is Babolat rpm blast rough, that will have more power and way more spin the the poly tour pro.
How’s the comfort though for RPM Blast Rough?
 

TW Staff

Administrator
Hey TW,

What are the softest polys other than Luxilon Element? Element gave me adequate spin, feel, power and comfort, but still not plush enough for my taste.

Thanks!
Some of the ones mentioned above are good choices, specifically Volkl V-Star & Gosen Sidewinder. We also like ISOSPEED Cream, Kirschbaum Xplosive Speed, Volkl Cyclone Tour, Topspin Cyber Flash.

Troy, TW
 

iceman_dl6

Semi-Pro
Thanks all for your suggestions!

Yonex PTP seems to be the most interesting of the bunch for me.

Considering that I currently use a Gravity Tour with Element 125 @ 40 lbs, how much tension of Yonex PTP 125 in a 360+ Speed MP (racquet I’m looking to buy) ?
 

SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
Thanks all for your suggestions!

Yonex PTP seems to be the most interesting of the bunch for me.

Considering that I currently use a Gravity Tour with Element 125 @ 40 lbs, how much tension of Yonex PTP 125 in a 360+ Speed MP (racquet I’m looking to buy) ?
I’d say 48-46. Good tension and keeps it comfortable, you can definitely drop the tension if you think it’s too stiff or just want more power, spin and pocket.
 

18x20 ftw

Rookie
I have gone as low as 42/40 on the ptp 1.25. I am liking 43/41 right now. Considering Tiafoe is playing this string at 44/44 (from 43/43), the 1.25 is very amenable to lower tensions. iirc Fuscovics is at ~47 lbs. I have yet to try hyper-g soft but would like to give it a shot in the future. Always looking for a better string.
 

MisterP

Hall of Fame
Did you try Element or Element rough? Also, Isospeed Cream is one of the softest polys on the market.
 
Despite stiffness ratings on TWU, I find Element to be way softer than YPTP (both 1.25 mm).
Both Isospeed Cream and Tier One Ghost Wire are softer than Element, but they break rather easily.
 

JamesV

Rookie
Prince Warrior Response 16g is a great soft ploy. It's Luxilon Element for $5 a set. No kidding. It feels stiff as heck when you string it, but it plays soft (weird, I know). It also has good tension maintenance. If you're looking for soft with good performance, durability and tension maintenance, try Gamma TNT2. Yes 16g, it's a syn gut, not a poly, but it plays great and does what you're looking for, plus it's $8.95 a set.
 
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