String recommendation for Pure Strike Tour 3rd Gen

axech91

New User
Hi everyone,

I'm looking for some string advice around here.

Recently I switch racquets from an Ezone DR 100 to a Pure Strike Tour 3rd Gen.

On the Ezone I used Hyper G/Hyper G soft 1.25mm or lynx tour 1.25mm at @48-50 pounds for the past 2-3 years.

I changed racquets mainly because I'm starting playing with 4.0-4.5 usta players (I was playing 3.5 players last year) and I needed that "free power" & control against big hitters/aggressive players.

In my first week with the PST, I've been trying the Hyper-G, I like it but not as much as on the Ezone frame, so I would like to know if anybody has any setup/recommendation that could work better on this frame and if there is any noticeable difference between 1.25 mm and 1.30 mm gauge.

I usually play around 10 hours a week so I'm changing the strings every 2-3 weeks.

I was looking into these options to try but feel free to include any other option, Volk Cyclone, Head Lynx Tour, Weiss cannon ultra cable, tourna big hitter silver 7 tour, and Yonex poly tour pro.

I would like to stay with a full bed of poly @48-50.

I appreciate any help.
 

Injured Again

Hall of Fame
I was on the playtest of the regular Pure Strike and 17 gauge Silver 7 Tour is a really good fit in that racquet (for me) at 45-46 pounds. Durability is good and spin production is excellent. The control from the stiff S7T is really good, while the Pure Strike has enough dampening and softness to make the pair a fairly comfy combo. The extra heft in the PST would allow you to run those slightly higher tensions and not give up on arm health.
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
Hi everyone,

I'm looking for some string advice around here.

Recently I switch racquets from an Ezone DR 100 to a Pure Strike Tour 3rd Gen.

On the Ezone I used Hyper G/Hyper G soft 1.25mm or lynx tour 1.25mm at @48-50 pounds for the past 2-3 years.

I changed racquets mainly because I'm starting playing with 4.0-4.5 usta players (I was playing 3.5 players last year) and I needed that "free power" & control against big hitters/aggressive players.

In my first week with the PST, I've been trying the Hyper-G, I like it but not as much as on the Ezone frame, so I would like to know if anybody has any setup/recommendation that could work better on this frame and if there is any noticeable difference between 1.25 mm and 1.30 mm gauge.

I usually play around 10 hours a week so I'm changing the strings every 2-3 weeks.

I was looking into these options to try but feel free to include any other option, Volk Cyclone, Head Lynx Tour, Weiss cannon ultra cable, tourna big hitter silver 7 tour, and Yonex poly tour pro.

I would like to stay with a full bed of poly @48-50.

I appreciate any help.
So you changed from an aero pro style frame to a players frame for more power? That does not makes sense, maybe the Babolat pure strike pro is little heavier and therefor feels more powerfull but you could have added a little weight yourself to the Yonex.
 

socallefty

G.O.A.T.
I string my PS Tour with VS17/HyperG Soft 18 at 47/44 lbs ever since HGS was released. Before that I strung VS17/HyperG 18 at 47/44 lbs for about a year after trying many higher tensions all the way up to 54/52. I’ve tried other poly crosses like Tour Bite, Cyclone Tour, Cyclone, RPM Blast and ALU Power with VS mains also and the only one better than HG/HGS as a cross is ALU Power. Unfortunately, ALU Power gets erratic after 6-7 hours and causes me wrist discomfort by 7-8 hours and so, I don’t use it. I’ve tried HyperG fullbed and it plays well at 40 or 42 lbs.

My gut breaks around 15-18 hours depending on how much singles I play. HyperG and HyperG Soft don’t go dead before 18-20 hours for me and I have no discomfort before that.
 
Cyclone 18L at 42lbs to 45lbs has prevented my elbow issues from returning and I get tons of power/spin in that setup. I assume PST players are attacking players so this is a good way to maximise the potential without sacrificing comfort. I do find a bit of wrist soreness (after playing), but I think it's the racket's weight along with a windshield wiper motion that causes most of that.
 

Tranqville

Professional
Cyclone 18L at 42lbs to 45lbs has prevented my elbow issues from returning and I get tons of power/spin in that setup. I assume PST players are attacking players so this is a good way to maximise the potential without sacrificing comfort. I do find a bit of wrist soreness (after playing), but I think it's the racket's weight along with a windshield wiper motion that causes most of that.

Nice find, thanks!
 
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