String for Head Boom Pro

Pet_82

New User
Hi All,
Thanks for accepting me in the forum.
I’like to ask the experts what is the best string for the Head Boom Pro.
Thanks.
 

MinDango

Rookie
Strings are too personal to just suggest for any given frame. If you give more details people can probably give some rough suggestions to start with.
 

Pet_82

New User
Many thanks MinDango.
Just to know what is the popular and racomanded string for this racket.
Thanks.
 

Snaab

Semi-Pro
I really liked the Boom Pro but had a hard time finding a string that I liked in it, so I eventually gave up and sold mine.
Ironically, my son uses the 26" Boom Jr. and it came factory pre-strung with a basic black string that feels really nice in the Jr. frame.
I would try that - sorry, I don't recall which string, but feels like a crisp synthetic string.
 

PurePrestige

Semi-Pro
I liked Head Lynx Tour, Luxilon Alu Power Black LE, Head Hawk Power all felt good. I think my next string I'm going to go with a 16g, the string pattern in the boom gives really nice spin and launch I think a 16G will help me tame it a bit more.
 

soulfree914

Rookie
Not sure why, but a stiffer poly worked better for me on the Boom Pro. I usually prefer a softer poly or a gut-poly hybrid. Probably explains why a Lynx Tour would work well. I’ve tried the 1.20mm Solinco Confidential and it worked well too.
 

Trip

Hall of Fame
@Pet_82 - The Boom Pro is a very muted racquet, meaning that it has quite a bit of shock-absorption material in the layup, which, while reducing harmful vibrations, also drastically cuts down on the amount of feel you get from the string bed. As such, you generally want to use the most crisp string bed you can handle, to transmit as much feel through all that muting/dampening material as possible.

Examples of crisp strings:
Natural Gut: Luxilon
Synthetic Gut: Gamma TNT or Ocho TNT, Gosen OG Sheep Micro or AK Pro CX, Prince Syn Gut with Duraflex
Multi: Prince Premier Control, Signum Pro Micronite, Tecnifibre NRG2
Co-Poly: most anything silver/gray in color, which often use very crisp-feeling alloys - Head Lynx Tour Anthracite, Head Hawk Silver, IsoSpeed Grey Fire, Kirschbaum Max Power/Rough, Lux Alu Power/Rough, Gamma AMP Ocho Silver, Tourna Silver 7 Tour, Solinco Tour Bite, etc.

Here are examples of more gummy/muted strings, which IMHO you'd want to avoid:
Syn Gut: Forten Sweet
Multi: Head Velocity MLT, Dunlop Silk Spin
Co-Poly: Solinco Confidential, Tru Pro (formerly Tier One) Black Knight, Volkl Cyclone/Tour

Lastly, the BP has a medium-open string bed, so picking the right gauge will help strike a nice balance between spin/bite, durability and control over the trampoline. If using poly, I'd use something around 1.23 to 1.28, and for non-poly (gut or synthetics), I'd go 1.30-ish.

Hope that helps!
 
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Pet_82

New User
@Pet_82 - The Boom Pro is a very muted racquet, meaning that it has quite a bit of shock-absorption material in the layup, which, while reducing harmful vibrations, also drastically cuts down on the amount of feel you get from the string bed. As such, you generally want to use the most crisp string bed you can handle, to transmit as much feel through all that muting/dampening material as possible.

Examples of crisp strings:
Natural Gut: Luxilon
Synthetic Gut: Gamma TNT or Ocho TNT, Gosen OG Sheep Micro or AK Pro CX, Prince Syn Gut with Duraflex
Multi: Prince Premier Control, Signum Pro Micronite, Tecnifibre NRG2
Co-Poly: most anything silver/gray in color, which often use very crisp-feeling alloys - Head Lynx Tour Anthracite, Head Hawk Silver, IsoSpeed Grey Fire, Kirschbaum Max Power/Rough, Lux Alu Power/Rough, Gamma AMP Ocho Silver, Tourna Silver 7 Tour, Solinco Tour Bite, etc.

Here are examples of more gummy/muted strings, which IMHO you'd want to avoid:
Syn Gut: Forten Sweet
Multi: Head Velocity MLT, Dunlop Silk Spin
Co-Poly: Solinco Confidential, Tru Pro (formerly Tier One) Black Knight, Volkl Cyclone/Tour

Lastly, the BP has a medium-open string bed, so picking the right gauge will help strike a nice balance between spin/bite, durability and control over the trampoline. If using poly, I'd use something around 1.23 to 1.28, and for non-poly (gut or synthetics), I'd go 1.30-ish.

Hope that helps!
Many thanks Trip!
What do you think abt 1) Tecnifibre Icecode and 2) Highstring zeus?
 

Pet_82

New User
@Pet_82 - The Boom Pro is a very muted racquet, meaning that it has quite a bit of shock-absorption material in the layup, which, while reducing harmful vibrations, also drastically cuts down on the amount of feel you get from the string bed. As such, you generally want to use the most crisp string bed you can handle, to transmit as much feel through all that muting/dampening material as possible.

Examples of crisp strings:
Natural Gut: Luxilon
Synthetic Gut: Gamma TNT or Ocho TNT, Gosen OG Sheep Micro or AK Pro CX, Prince Syn Gut with Duraflex
Multi: Prince Premier Control, Signum Pro Micronite, Tecnifibre NRG2
Co-Poly: most anything silver/gray in color, which often use very crisp-feeling alloys - Head Lynx Tour Anthracite, Head Hawk Silver, IsoSpeed Grey Fire, Kirschbaum Max Power/Rough, Lux Alu Power/Rough, Gamma AMP Ocho Silver, Tourna Silver 7 Tour, Solinco Tour Bite, etc.

Here are examples of more gummy/muted strings, which IMHO you'd want to avoid:
Syn Gut: Forten Sweet
Multi: Head Velocity MLT, Dunlop Silk Spin
Co-Poly: Solinco Confidential, Tru Pro (formerly Tier One) Black Knight, Volkl Cyclone/Tour

Lastly, the BP has a medium-open string bed, so picking the right gauge will help strike a nice balance between spin/bite, durability and control over the trampoline. If using poly, I'd use something around 1.23 to 1.28, and for non-poly (gut or synthetics), I'd go 1.30-ish.

Hope that helps!
Hi Trip. What do you thing of Hawk Touch 22/21 kg on this racket? It could be a good choice?
 

Erhard

Rookie
HEAD recommends the HEAD Lynx Touch 17 / 1.25mm for the Boom Pro.

"What do you thing of Hawk Touch 22/21 kg on this racket?"
Can you explain why the cross strings should be strung with -1kg tension?
 

Trip

Hall of Fame
@Pet_82 - I think Hawk Touch 1.25 @ 22/21kg (48.5/46 lbs) would play pretty well for someone with more windshield-wiper ground strokes. For someone who hits more flat, I would bump tension up to, say, 24/23, for starters. I'd also make sure to get Hawk Touch in Anthracite (dark grey) color if you can, instead of Orange, as it should play a bit more crisp and transmit a bit more feel.

@Erhard - Depending on the amount of racquet head speed you generate, Lynx Touch may or may not last all that long. I would personally recommend more of a true monofilament (like Hawk Touch) in the Boom racquets.
 

Pet_82

New User
Many thanks Trip.
Yes, I meant Hawk Touch antrachite.
And what abt the lynx tour champagne (grey)? They are better than the Hawk Touch antrachite?
 

Erhard

Rookie
@Trip, Thanks for response, but the second question was:
Can you explain why the cross strings should be strung with -1kg tension?;)
 

Trip

Hall of Fame
@Erhard - Oh. Typically, crosses are often strung at .5 to 1.5kg less than the mains, to create more identical dynamic (strung) stiffness in mains and crosses, and also allow the mains to snapback a bit more freely.
 

Erhard

Rookie
@Trip, Are you aware that with this method, around 95% of all current racquets' frame heads are very badly deformed?
Negative example: Wilson Burn 100 ULS v3.0 2017
 

esgee48

G.O.A.T.
Stringing crosses 1-4# lower typically does not deform the hoop. Stringing -5 to -8# may deform hoop by 2-3mm. But it depends on ref tension and frame. Some are better able to resist the deformation.
 

Erhard

Rookie
From a technical point of view, it is about distributing the tension stresses evenly within the frame.
For this purpose, the tensions of the crosses must always be adapted to the tensions of the mains and the different racquets.

Factors:
head size, head shape, beam width, stiffness, string pattern,
string material, string thickness.
Therefore, there can be no static indication (-1,0kg) of how the mains/crosses tensions have to be related.
Measure up helps.

What the desired feeling of the player is, is a completely different question.....
 
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Trip

Hall of Fame
@Pet_82 - Answering your question via PM for others to see here -- whether Hawk Touch or Lynx Tour Champagne would play better in the Boom Pro. I would probably be inclined to play Lynx Tour, at slightly lower tension than you're used to. If you wanted a bit more suppleness, you might also consider Lynx Tour mains and Hawk Touch crosses. Hope that helps.
 

Pet_82

New User
Many thanks indeed Trip for your kind availability!
I’ll try the lynx tour! I’ll let you know!
Grazie Mille!
 

Pet_82

New User
@Pet_82 - The Boom Pro is a very muted racquet, meaning that it has quite a bit of shock-absorption material in the layup, which, while reducing harmful vibrations, also drastically cuts down on the amount of feel you get from the string bed. As such, you generally want to use the most crisp string bed you can handle, to transmit as much feel through all that muting/dampening material as possible.

Examples of crisp strings:
Natural Gut: Luxilon
Synthetic Gut: Gamma TNT or Ocho TNT, Gosen OG Sheep Micro or AK Pro CX, Prince Syn Gut with Duraflex
Multi: Prince Premier Control, Signum Pro Micronite, Tecnifibre NRG2
Co-Poly: most anything silver/gray in color, which often use very crisp-feeling alloys - Head Lynx Tour Anthracite, Head Hawk Silver, IsoSpeed Grey Fire, Kirschbaum Max Power/Rough, Lux Alu Power/Rough, Gamma AMP Ocho Silver, Tourna Silver 7 Tour, Solinco Tour Bite, etc.

Here are examples of more gummy/muted strings, which IMHO you'd want to avoid:
Syn Gut: Forten Sweet
Multi: Head Velocity MLT, Dunlop Silk Spin
Co-Poly: Solinco Confidential, Tru Pro (formerly Tier One) Black Knight, Volkl Cyclone/Tour

Lastly, the BP has a medium-open string bed, so picking the right gauge will help strike a nice balance between spin/bite, durability and control over the trampoline. If using poly, I'd use something around 1.23 to 1.28, and for non-poly (gut or synthetics), I'd go 1.30-ish.

Hope that helps!
Hi,

Which of these strings would you recommend to fit on my Head Boom Pro 2024?

- Head Lynx Tour Grey (1.25)
- Head Lynx Tour Black (1.25)
- Head Lynx Black (1.25)

As tension do you think 22/21 Kg is good?
 

PurePrestige

Semi-Pro
Hi,

Which of these strings would you recommend to fit on my Head Boom Pro 2024?

- Head Lynx Tour Grey (1.25)
- Head Lynx Tour Black (1.25)
- Head Lynx Black (1.25)

As tension do you think 22/21 Kg is good?
I would recommend Lynx Tour over Lynx and also Hawk/Hawk Touch before Lynx for the Boom Pro.
With the active sweetspot i don’t like lower tensions with the boom as it will accentuate any trampoline effect. Its sweetspot already creates an extra boost. For Lynx Tour I would start at 24/23kg.
 

Trip

Hall of Fame
Yep, as @PurePrestige said, the Booms have fairly "hot" (lively) string beds, even the Pro. As such, I would opt for more controlled polys, ie. Hawk (most controlled/low-powered), Hawk Touch or Lynx Tour (both fairly close to each other in terms of control/power level).

Additionally, as the Booms are pretty muted/muffled, I'd go for the most crisp strings possible, to drive as much feel through to the handle as you can. So this would include the likes of most silver/gray/alu colored polys, crisp synthetics and natural gut.

All of the above considered, from @Pet_82's shortlist, I would choose Lynx Tour Grey 1.25, which should be noticeably more controlled and crisp than Lynx Black, and a hair more crisp than Lynx Tour Black. I'd say 22/21kg (48.5/46.3 lbs) is a decent enough starting point for most players, ability levels and play styles.

Hope that helps!
 
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Fairhit

Hall of Fame
Hijacking this thread to ask, what arm friendly string would you recommend for the Boom Pro 2022? I've been playing with Yonex Dynawire for a couple of years now as it is easy on the arm but is like playing with a board, almost no spin and I would like to try something new. Thanks.
 
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