What's the best Yonex string?

What's the best Yonex string?


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sczcepanik

New User
I played with Yonex Poly Tour Pro for nearly 2 years:
- Great string overall
- Low powered
- Good spin, good control, good comfort
- Reliable, I know what I can expect from the string from day 1 until it breaks (around 3 weeks for me)
- I prefer the 1.20mm

It's like playing with Mario on Mario Kart, you will have an all-around string.

Yonex Poly Spin for me was very stiff, even more low powered and didn't fit my game as well as YPTP.
 

Powderwombat

Semi-Pro
I played with Yonex Poly Tour Pro for nearly 2 years:
- Great string overall
- Low powered
- Good spin, good control, good comfort
- Reliable, I know what I can expect from the string from day 1 until it breaks (around 3 weeks for me)
- I prefer the 1.20mm

It's like playing with Mario on Mario Kart, you will have an all-around string.

Yonex Poly Spin for me was very stiff, even more low powered and didn't fit my game as well as YPTP.
I have heard that Yonex strings are almost TOO low-powered...did you find that?
 

CopolyX

Hall of Fame
it ids the best yonex string that works best for you, your game and your frame..
with over 1,200 strings out there...get busy....
 

Dominic

Semi-Pro
I must say, i am impressed with all the yonex strings listed here. One to add to the list is Poly Tour Spin G, super stiff, low powered , and spinny.
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
Poly Tour Pro is comfortable for a poly, and as noted above, has very predictable 'string life'; Air is even more comfortable but can start to feel a bit 'mushy' as it wears out - as per Cyclone Tour - in comparison with Pro.
 
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2HBH-DTL

Guest
i've only used YPTP in 1.20mm (17g) in my crosses in my hybrid and love it!
 

thebigz

Rookie
I normally use Solinco Hyper G, and hated Poly Tour Pro. I've tried both 1.25 and 1.20 at different tensions. It's hard to control the ball and the string provided little spin, probably due to the ball stays on the string for very little time. Poly Tour Spin is actually a better rounded string that has very good control but less feel than Hyper G, PTS grabs the ball well just like Hyper G does.

To my surprise, I actually like Poly Tour Fire a lot. The ball also jumps out of the string bed relatively quickly, providing more power. But I don't feel like I lost control of the ball like I did with PTP. It is comfortable like other yonex strings and has a firm and very consistent feedback.
 

Swan Song

Professional
I switched to the Poly Tour Fire 1.25 for my cross strings with Babolat VS Team from Luxilon ALU Power. I love how the string is relatively comfortable, pockets the ball nicely, provides great spin, and holds tension very well. I initially planned to switch to the Poly Tour Pro 1.25 for my cross strings, but I felt that the strings pocketed the ball too much and the string felt too “meaty”.
 

GN-001

Semi-Pro
I switched to the Poly Tour Fire 1.25 for my cross strings with Babolat VS Team from Luxilon ALU Power. I love how the string is relatively comfortable, pockets the ball nicely, provides great spin, and holds tension very well. I initially planned to switch to the Poly Tour Pro 1.25 for my cross strings, but I felt that the strings pocketed the ball too much and the string felt too “meaty”.
Are you saying poly tour fire weighs less than poly tour pro? My gut hybrid is abit meaty compared to my poly setup so if that's the case, poly tour fire might be better for me.
 

Sardines

Hall of Fame
Are you saying poly tour fire weighs less than poly tour pro? My gut hybrid is abit meaty compared to my poly setup so if that's the case, poly tour fire might be better for me.
PTP is like less 0.3g lighter than PTF @1.20mm on a SV 98+ on my scale, and I think that difference is more on the digital scale than actual weight difference. Dude just buy a set and try it! haha
 

2ndServe

Hall of Fame
Yonex P
I played with Yonex Poly Tour Pro for nearly 2 years:
- Great string overall
- Low powered
- Good spin, good control, good comfort
- Reliable, I know what I can expect from the string from day 1 until it breaks (around 3 weeks for me)
- I prefer the 1.20mm

It's like playing with Mario on Mario Kart, you will have an all-around string.

Yonex Poly Spin for me was very stiff, even more low powered and didn't fit my game as well as YPTP.

What are your opinions on the colors of YPTP? Yellow vs Blue vs Graphite? 1.30 vs 1.25 vs 1.20
 

Booger

Hall of Fame
I have played with a lot of poly tour pro before. Also see it a lot in D1 and ATP matches. Good enough for Kyrgios, good enough for you.

That said, amateur string reviews are worthless. Try them all for yourself.
 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
I have been playing lately with Poly Tour Fire 17G as a cross to gut. It is not bad. It starts out nicely for a couple of hits and then drops tension rather quickly in my opinion and then settles in rather dead which I don't mind given it is very slick and I need it to tame the gut. I got two months out of my last set although it was really ready to cut out after 5 weeks or so.
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
Pretty close. I think the PT Fire I did was thinner. Both were really nice for stringing poly's.
-i remember trying it
-yes, stringing was nice, soft and stiff at the same time, weaving with it was nice (y) (y)
- i was impressed with the string, right of the stringer
-felt great intially, soft, powerful and cool red color
-i put it down to try another racquet and when i got back arround to try it agan, thats when i notised it had changed characteristics
-the tension maintenace dropped for me, first time i experienced the tension drop like that
-it felt like a different string all of a sudden
-i kept playing with it a few more days, thinking it was maybe me,, but no, it stiffened up like an old poly
-still not a arm wrecker but it was no where near the awsome feel as the first hit

-ive tried several of the yonex polys
-the ones i havent tried is ypt.AIR and maybe 1 other (5 sided one i think)
-i do like yonex strings
-the REXIS.speed is very nice IMO, very nice blend of synthic/multi feel, its better than h.velocity IMO and thats saying something
 

GummiiBear

Rookie
How does Poly Tour Rev compare? I’m not at all familiar with Yonex polys because of their tension maintenance numbers (TW Compare Strings tool and USRSA string selector pubs).
 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
Pretty close. I think the PT Fire I did was thinner. Both were really nice for stringing poly's.
Have you
-i remember trying it
-yes, stringing was nice, soft and stiff at the same time, weaving with it was nice (y) (y)
- i was impressed with the string, right of the stringer
-felt great intially, soft, powerful and cool red color
-i put it down to try another racquet and when i got back arround to try it agan, thats when i notised it had changed characteristics
-the tension maintenace dropped for me, first time i experienced the tension drop like that
-it felt like a different string all of a sudden
-i kept playing with it a few more days, thinking it was maybe me,, but no, it stiffened up like an old poly
-still not a arm wrecker but it was no where near the awsome feel as the first hit

-ive tried several of the yonex polys
-the ones i havent tried is ypt.AIR and maybe 1 other (5 sided one i think)
-i do like yonex strings
-the REXIS.speed is very nice IMO, very nice blend of synthic/multi feel, its better than h.velocity IMO and thats saying something
I agree with what you indicated about PT Fire. It did drop tension fairly quickly and played pretty dead after that.
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
How does Poly Tour Rev compare? I’m not at all familiar with Yonex polys because of their tension maintenance numbers (TW Compare Strings tool and USRSA string selector pubs).
-i dont know about numbers, sorry
-i do like REV somewhat, for what it does on some racquets
-its part of the new trend of soft polys coming out on the market lately
-great soft copolys at first, but then they go south
-i like REV on the first 2 weeks, but then it goes softer and softer , eventually becoming too mushy
-IMO anyway
-cool colors, orange, purple, white
-i dont think that REV is meant to imply REVOLUTION as in "MORE SPIN"
-i did not get more spin from it
-i got comfort and power from it
-i like YPTP for more control

-BTW, TW did a review of the string (REV on YouTube)
 

ryushen21

Legend
I have not liked YPTP in any frame that I've ever played it in. PT Strike is ok but not great. PT Rev has been my favorite of all the Yonex strings I've tried but even it isn't great.

There are plenty of better strings on the market and at a lower price point: Tier One Black Knight or Tour Status, Ytex Penta Power Twisted, Head Lynx Tour, Tourna Silver 7 Tour
 

landcookie

Semi-Pro
For me:
1: PT Fire in cross with Nat. Gut (tension maintenance of PT Fire isn't great however)
Then PTP > PT Strike > PT Spin

Never tried Rev or the others. Curious how Rev compares with PTP in regards to tension maintenance, comfort and control.
 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
Question for you guys......

I really like the slippery nature of PT Fire but that drop off I can no longer take. My normal setup is around 57 lbs (20% Prestretch) Wilson 16G or VS Touch with PT Fire 17G at 51...

Do you think it would work if I do a manual pre-stretch of the PT Fire and then install it at a lower tension? Say 57 mains / 47 pre-stretched PT Fire crosses or something like that?

Thanks
 

Oldbaby

New User
Experiences with PT Drive?

I know they're just lab numbers, but among Yonex strings it has one of the highest figures for spin potential: more slippery than PTF and with better ball grab.

Also looks less stiff (slightly more than PTP, same as PTF) but loses a lot of tension up front, so would probably have to start out stringing a little higher than otherwise.
 
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