String and tension for Head Extreme Tour?

MAPE

Rookie
I playtested with Alu Power 1.25 at 21kg, which was nice. Lacked at bit of control though. When I purchased the racquet it came pre strung with Head Lynx, I believe. Didn’t like it, too soft. Looking for a more controlled setup, preferably a round and “dead” poly. Any suggestions?
 

Booger

Hall of Fame
I would highly recommend against stiff poly for really anyone who isn't chasing ATP points, but if you're gonna do it, the gold standard is.... Luxilon Alu power. Might want to give Yonex Poly Tour Pro a shot.

Other round control poly:
Luxilon Big Banger Original
Kirschbaum Max Power
Tecnifibre Pro Red Code
Prince Tour XC

String it as low as you can go, maybe 40-45 lbs, and restring often.
 

MAPE

Rookie
I would highly recommend against stiff poly for really anyone who isn't chasing ATP points, but if you're gonna do it, the gold standard is.... Luxilon Alu power. Might want to give Yonex Poly Tour Pro a shot.

Other round control poly:
Luxilon Big Banger Original
Kirschbaum Max Power
Tecnifibre Pro Red Code
Prince Tour XC

String it as low as you can go, maybe 40-45 lbs, and restring often.
Thanks! Excuse my ignorance but is Alu Power considered stiff? I think it felt fairly lively.
 

ChrisG

Professional
It’s stiff and lively, luxilon magic !
If you want a jack of all trades string, Tier1 black knight is very good.
Also it’s very comfortable
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
-when i had extremes.PROs (neon yellow ones), i remember not liking too stiff a poly,
-fb poly did not work for me
-this racquet was abit finiqui about tension and strings, 2ME
-i went with a hybrid, poly/syn.gut combo
-that gave me control and comfort
-the tension was also tricky with this frame, but i went with 55lbs.mains/56lbs.crosses
-the h.lynx would be a good string choice at the right tension
-.h.lynx.tour would also be good, but again i think its all player preference at the end
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
-ohh yeah, the combo ^ i suggested also did 2 things for me
-1 it tonned down "the power" a bit, (used mainly 16g strings)
-2 it brought down "the launch angle" also
-this racquet has a lot of frame and pattern power
-both tricky things to control with tension and string
 
I've been playing with the Extreme Tour with Solinco HyperG at 48lbs (16L gauge). It took about 1 hour to bed nicely. IMHO, plays similar to my Head Speed Pro (Graphene 2018 version) as it is similar in specs. The Extreme has more spin and tiny bit more pop, but you can flatten your strokes with it. I do find that I get better pace and depth on off-center shots, too. Mine is in stock form with a dampener.
 

MAPE

Rookie
I've been playing with the Extreme Tour with Solinco HyperG at 48lbs (16L gauge). It took about 1 hour to bed nicely. IMHO, plays similar to my Head Speed Pro (Graphene 2018 version) as it is similar in specs. The Extreme has more spin and tiny bit more pop, but you can flatten your strokes with it. I do find that I get better pace and depth on off-center shots, too. Mine is in stock form with a dampener.
Thanks! I played that setup in my Clash98. Not bad but I preferred Tour Bite Soft or RS Lyon (I’ve considered RS Lyon in ET).
 

MAPE

Rookie
-when i had extremes.PROs (neon yellow ones), i remember not liking too stiff a poly,
-fb poly did not work for me
-this racquet was abit finiqui about tension and strings, 2ME
-i went with a hybrid, poly/syn.gut combo
-that gave me control and comfort
-the tension was also tricky with this frame, but i went with 55lbs.mains/56lbs.crosses
-the h.lynx would be a good string choice at the right tension
-.h.lynx.tour would also be good, but again i think its all player preference at the end
Thanks for the advice! What exactly did you use in the poly/syn gut combo if I may ask. Polys mains?
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
I playtested with Alu Power 1.25 at 21kg, which was nice. Lacked at bit of control though. When I purchased the racquet it came pre strung with Head Lynx, I believe. Didn’t like it, too soft. Looking for a more controlled setup, preferably a round and “dead” poly. Any suggestions?
Strings are such a personal thing. Some people like soft mushy response, some like their racket to feel like a board. I'm generally only concerned with 2 parameters: 1) How does my arm feel when I hit with it and 2) what does the ball do off the string bed.

If my arm feels good and the ball does what I expect it to do based on my swing, then I'm good to go. Then the next thing to look at is duration of playability.

For my money the best is gut/poly hybrids for both comfort, spin and longevity. I imagine those would work well in an Extreme Pro. If you are looking for a stiffer response, Gut/4G or Gut/Max power are good options.
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
Thanks for the advice! What exactly did you use in the poly/syn gut combo if I may ask. Polys mains?
-i had to go back on my stringing records for this
-this is one of the best setups i found FOR ME with this racquet
-i dont like overly stiff string setups, so the tension and the string combo worked,,,, FOR ME
-in your case, you might need to adjust based on what you like
-hope this helps you!!
-8/17/2020 16gGOSEN.polylon.polyquest56lbs/16g.PP.synthetic.gut57lbs (red/red)
http://instagr.am/p/CEAU-uXgGyB/
 

MAPE

Rookie
I tried Mayami Tour Hex @ 23kg and it was amazing!! I had serious doubts about the Mayami hype but it seems to be for real. Still, it’s only one outing, it could be a honeymoon experience. Will report back!
 
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