Wilson Ultra Tour 2.0 string setup

Hi guys,

I recently got a Wilson Ultra Tour 2.0 and got it strung with:
Mains: Solinco Confidential 1.20 @ 21.5kg (47.4lbs)
Crosses: Tecnifibre NRG2 1.32 black @ 23kg (50.7lbs)

I love the comfort and feel it gives me on touch shots. Flat serves and flat groundstrokes are great too.
But the amount of power is too much for me, combined with not enough spin potential for my liking (forehand, backhand, kick and slice serves). I know it's a 18x20 but the mains get locked really hard into the soft crosses, which makes snapback very difficult. The amount of power makes me hit the ball out too much on full swings. If the spin potential was there, I could control it better with spin.

That's why I was thinking to get it strung next time with either Confidential or Tour Bite Soft mains and Yonex Poly Tour Pro crosses. Probably both 1.20 gauge. Do have Confidential and PTP in 1.15 available as well though.
I hope this will increase the spin potential while still retaining a good level of comfort. I'll get this strung at low tensions. It will of course be less comfortable than my current setup but it will probably still feel comfortable enough for me.

Do you think this will work well for what I'm looking to achieve? Or do you have better ideas? Please help me out.

FYI, the strings I have available are:
-Volkl Cyclone Tour 1.20 red
-Solinco Hyper G Soft 1.20
-Solinco Tour Bite Soft 1.20
-Solinco Confidential 1.15 - 1.20 - 1.25
-Yonex Poly Tour Pro 1.15 - 1.20 blue
-Yonex Poly Tour Pro 1.20 yellow
-Yonex Poly Tour Pro 1.25 black
-Yonex Rexis 1.25 black
-Wilson NXT Control 1.32
-Tecnifibre NRG2 1.32 black
-Mantis Tour Comfort 1.30
 

junbun

New User
I think tourbite or hyper G soft with PTP will work.

Another idea is possibly PTP main and NRG2 or NXT control string higher if it is too powerful.

one of my ultra tours is strung w k-baum evolution mains @ 48 / tourna quasi gut armor @ 51 mains don't lock.
might have better luck w a smooth poly main if you're using multi crosses.
 

Pneumated1

Hall of Fame
Would definitely recommend your shaped polys full bed strung low. Soft crosses with any of your polys will likely just lock up. And you might be surprised how durable those multis would be crossed with YPTP. I have a Klip gut/Ghost Wire hybrid in one of my UTs that literally will not bust. Have at least 15 hours on it and will probably cut it out. Tried an experimental Prince Premier Control/GW hybrid in another UT, and the mains haven't even started fraying after ~ 5-8 hours on it. All that said, I think the UT plays best with a thin, shaped poly where you can get some grab, e.g., your Cyclone Tour, Hyper G, Hyper G Soft, etc., either full bed or shaped poly main with YPTP crosses. I did try a Black Knight/Ghost Wire combo in one of my UTs, and it was fabulous, so shaped poly/smooth poly hybrid might be your ticket. Happy experimenting:)
 
I have been using Hyper G 1.15 in my UTs
Me too. I use the even thinner 1.10 version at 24kg. Plays great. Control, spin, power and arm friendliness are all great. Even the green color matches the blue perfectly. But I hate the muted feel so I’m going to try and hybrid it either with NG or Prince syn gut and see what I like best.
 
Would definitely recommend your shaped polys full bed strung low. Soft crosses with any of your polys will likely just lock up. And you might be surprised how durable those multis would be crossed with YPTP. I have a Klip gut/Ghost Wire hybrid in one of my UTs that literally will not bust. Have at least 15 hours on it and will probably cut it out. Tried an experimental Prince Premier Control/GW hybrid in another UT, and the mains haven't even started fraying after ~ 5-8 hours on it. All that said, I think the UT plays best with a thin, shaped poly where you can get some grab, e.g., your Cyclone Tour, Hyper G, Hyper G Soft, etc., either full bed or shaped poly main with YPTP crosses. I did try a Black Knight/Ghost Wire combo in one of my UTs, and it was fabulous, so shaped poly/smooth poly hybrid might be your ticket. Happy experimenting:)
In the Tier One Sports office, we personally like Black knight/ghost wire a lot as well!
 
Thanks a lot guys. I'll go for Tour Bite Soft mains with YPTP crosses first. The next time I'll try a full bed of shaped poly to see what I like better. I think I'm going to use the Hyper G Soft in one of my VCORE 95 rackets.

I've heard of Tier One Sports strings before but never really had a look at them. Now I have, looks really good and interesting. Will have to try some of those too.
I did try a Black Knight/Ghost Wire combo in one of my UTs, and it was fabulous, so shaped
From the first look, this will probably feel wonderful indeed.
 

junbun

New User
Hello... actually i think you should try full bed hyper G soft or full bed any soft poly over most poly / yptp... somehow i always forget about fullbeds.

YPTP is more expensive than most of those strings so i don't see the reason to use it as a cross.
 
I can get Yonex strings pretty cheap where I live. I saw that they're relatively priced higher in US. So for my case, I'm fine with it for the price.
 
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