Strings for new Graphene 360+ Prestige MP? Hybrid or Poly?

lordsmee

New User
Hey guys, just got the Graphene 360+ Prestige MP - but need help with strings. (Static weight is 347g after everything.)

Context: I played with a Youtek Prestige MP with a hybrid of alu-power 55lbs/57lbs wilson NXT. I could attack with deep flat balls, but found it hard to generate spin. As my hitting partner put it, it seemed I could only hit it deep or short, but not in the middle of No Man's Land. This lack of depth control gave me issues with things like attacking short balls or generating angles. I got this new MP, hoping I'd get more spin with the 98" head size vs. the 95" of the old Youtek.

Played this new 360+ Prestige today with Head Lynx Tour 16 at 51lbs and still found the same issue - could only hit deep or short. Is this an issue with my technique or can it be remedied with different strings?

I also found these 360+ racquets have a tinnyness/vibration that drives me crazy. Need a bit more feel in strings.

Should I switch to a softer poly at a lower tension like Poly Tour Pro 17/Hyper G 18 at 49lbs? Or should I go back to my hybrid set-up?

Appreciate the help guys.

EDIT: I went with Hyper G 18 at 49lbs in the mains, and NXT 16 at 53lbs in the crosses. Was absolute heaven. I highly recommend going with a Hybrid Setup for this Racquet. Full Poly feels ugly and with a small sweet-spot. It's low-powered, so needs a low tension and very tinny so needs some multi or gut to soften it out.
 
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Grinch

Rookie
Are you sold on this hybrid for the G+Prestige MP? Been demoing the new prestige line and other 18x20s in search of replacement for my aging PT280s and 630. I found depth control also an issue with Lynx and some other shaped polys. I’m worried about that “tinnyness”. I may go to full bed NXT or Reflex just for the feel/comfort and give up the easy spin of poly. Tomorrow I’m demoing another Prestige MP but this one is strung with full bed of Hawk Touch 16.
... trying to find a more user friendly update to the PTs without sacrificing too much of that legendary feel and control.
 

lordsmee

New User
Hey Grinch. Yes, the hybrid has been fantastic for me. Lots of feel and control. The NXT gets all the tinnyness out and the poly keeps the control and spin. The hyper g7 has more spin than lynx I found, so depth is not issue. Would recommend stringing low and using 18 gauge poly as its a low powered racquet and it'll also help with softening the feel
 
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Grinch

Rookie
Thanks much. I will demo the prestige again tomorrow with the full Hawk Touch. Then pay my shop to restring a demo with that Hyper -nxt hybrid. I demo’d the Yonex HD with full hyper g and didn’t gel with the feel. I still may have to go back to full nxt or reflex if I can’t find a new model racket that doesn’t feel tinny or hollow.
 

lordsmee

New User
Had the same experience with a full bed of hyper g at 57 on my Vcore 97! Was very stiff and had no feel. Really liking hyper g as a hybrid string though.

If you're interested in a nice soft poly, yonex poly tour pro 17 (Kyrgios's string) feels like heaven on the Vcore. It doesn't have as much spin as hyper g but it has a feeling just as soft as a hybrid setup
 

Sir Awesome

New User
Hey guys, just got the Graphene 360+ Prestige MP - but need help with strings. (Static weight is 347g after everything.)

Context: I played with a Youtek Prestige MP with a hybrid of alu-power 55lbs/57lbs wilson NXT. I could attack with deep flat balls, but found it hard to generate spin. As my hitting partner put it, it seemed I could only hit it deep or short, but not in the middle of No Man's Land. This lack of depth control gave me issues with things like attacking short balls or generating angles. I got this new MP, hoping I'd get more spin with the 98" head size vs. the 95" of the old Youtek.

Played this new 360+ Prestige today with Head Lynx Tour 16 at 51lbs and still found the same issue - could only hit deep or short. Is this an issue with my technique or can it be remedied with different strings?

I also found these 360+ racquets have a tinnyness/vibration that drives me crazy. Need a bit more feel in strings.

Should I switch to a softer poly at a lower tension like Poly Tour Pro 17/Hyper G 18 at 49lbs? Or should I go back to my hybrid set-up?

Appreciate the help guys.

EDIT: I went with Hyper G 18 at 49lbs in the mains, and NXT 16 at 53lbs in the crosses. Was absolute heaven. I highly recommend going with a Hybrid Setup for this Racquet. Full Poly feels ugly and with a small sweet-spot. It's low-powered, so needs a low tension and very tinny so needs some multi or gut to soften it out.
Happy to know that combination worked for you. I have used IG Prestige MP for many years and now the Graphene Touch version. Since the Touch version feels like a smaller sweetspot, I went from Alu Power/NRG2 to Kirschbaum Max Power 18/ Kirschbaum Multi Touch 17. I dropped two pounds on my usual tension and felt more feel and spin probably due to a thinner gauge. It opened the sweetspot a little bit and has more consistent tension than before. Also a flat hitter that plays near the baseline. Maybe that could help in your new 360 as well.
 

meyermanie

New User
Hey guys, just got the Graphene 360+ Prestige MP - but need help with strings. (Static weight is 347g after everything.)

Context: I played with a Youtek Prestige MP with a hybrid of alu-power 55lbs/57lbs wilson NXT. I could attack with deep flat balls, but found it hard to generate spin. As my hitting partner put it, it seemed I could only hit it deep or short, but not in the middle of No Man's Land. This lack of depth control gave me issues with things like attacking short balls or generating angles. I got this new MP, hoping I'd get more spin with the 98" head size vs. the 95" of the old Youtek.

Played this new 360+ Prestige today with Head Lynx Tour 16 at 51lbs and still found the same issue - could only hit deep or short. Is this an issue with my technique or can it be remedied with different strings?

I also found these 360+ racquets have a tinnyness/vibration that drives me crazy. Need a bit more feel in strings.

Should I switch to a softer poly at a lower tension like Poly Tour Pro 17/Hyper G 18 at 49lbs? Or should I go back to my hybrid set-up?

Appreciate the help guys.

EDIT: I went with Hyper G 18 at 49lbs in the mains, and NXT 16 at 53lbs in the crosses. Was absolute heaven. I highly recommend going with a Hybrid Setup for this Racquet. Full Poly feels ugly and with a small sweet-spot. It's low-powered, so needs a low tension and very tinny so needs some multi or gut to soften it out.
Hey, been trying to find a setup that works for me, found the same thing that thinner gauge will probably work better; launch angle and power. What was your swingweight in that setup? I'm at about 327 with poly, but think the frame might play better with a little lower SW and the thinner gauge hybrid setup...?
 
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