Yonex Poly Tour Pro 1.20mm

I use the blue 1.20 gauge for the crosses in both my Ultra Tour and my Ultra Pro 18x20 at 44lbs (20kg).

Ultra Tour has Tour Bite Soft 1.20 mains at 46lbs or 21kg.
Ultra Pro has Confidential 1.15 mains at 47 lbs or 21.5kg.
 

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
It's so interesting that this thread was resurrected, I just tried PTP 17 the other day. I'm sad to say I did not like it, I COULD NOT keep the ball in the court. It's extremely surprising because my normal string is YPTP 16L. I thought 17 would play amazing as well, unfortunately it just didn't give the response I get with 16L. I had to dial back my swing and really focus on putting topspin into my shots. With 16L I swing away and there are no issues with slice, power, control, and topspin. I'm glad I tried it, but I'll just stick with what works for me and my game. I'm sure others have a different experience with this string.
 
PTP 1.20 on my clash tour. - 46 lbs -
Pretty Good i would say 8/10 in all aspects, except confort.
Not recommended for “ weak tendons “. Harsh on my arm not during the game, but few hours later.

Just bought some triax 1.33
Tons of spin and confort, better feel than this string.
 
PTP 1.20 on my clash tour. - 46 lbs -
Pretty Good i would say 8/10 in all aspects, except confort.
Not recommended for “ weak tendons “. Harsh on my arm not during the game, but few hours later.

Just bought some triax 1.33
Tons of spin and confort, better feel than this string.
For me the difference in comfort can be quite significant with YPTP. I do have a shoulder injury which has been feeling great for the last few months, so I don't think the level of comfort would bother me now. But before that, using PTP in the hot summer sun felt really comfortable to me. On colder days with wind it can really give off a stiff feeling to my arm.
 
For me the difference in comfort can be quite significant with YPTP. I do have a shoulder injury which has been feeling great for the last few months, so I don't think the level of comfort would bother me now. But before that, using PTP in the hot summer sun felt really comfortable to me. On colder days with wind it can really give off a stiff feeling to my arm.
Absolutely. I played outdoor today, almost 0 degree.
For sure, the feel and sensation will be totally diferent during the summer in the hot summer sun, totally agree.
 

braxeyez

New User
I am glad this thread resurrected... Right now I am in a quest for a a new string setup and YPTP 16 is rated high on my list, I can hit the groundstrokes as hard as I can without fear that the ball will sail long. It is soft, low powered, control oriented compared to my go-string, Dunlop Black Widow 16, using RF97A, 22kg (48-50lbs). BW is even softer, super spinny and powerful, a rocket launcher, gives me ability to serve aces and winners without elbow issues later.

I am thinking about mixing the best of two worlds, BW (shaped) in mains and YPTP (round) in crosses to help keep the ball in court and mantain spin. Both being black is just a nice bonus.


What do you think, can you recommend tension and gauge of YPTP?
 

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
What do you think, can you recommend tension and gauge of YPTP?
I'm on my second reel of PTP 16L Flash Yellow. I really feel this is my go to string. This string gives me the confidence to swing and still have control, I string at 55lbs. I really wanted to like PTP in the 17 gauge, but as I said before, I just couldn't keep the ball in court. I had to adjust my normal swing path, which took pace and power away from my shots. Overall I think PTP is an excellent string, just have to find the gauge and tension that works for your game.
 

SamBruin7

Rookie
Did you guys notice that YPTP loses tension really fast and becomes too trampoliney and loses it's spin? I like that YPTP is really soft feeling and becomes even more soft after a few hours of use, almost like a multi but it doesn't give the qualities of a poly that I look for which is control and spin. After a few hours, I only use YPTP for hitting and not match play because I cannot rely on it.
 

YK

Rookie
That was my impression of 1.15 gauge. Less than 3 hours on it my pro was "you're really hitting deep" and I was "dude, I don't mean to dust the baseline with each shot". So far hasn't played enough with 1.20 to assess.
 

MixedMaster

Semi-Pro
Did you guys notice that YPTP loses tension really fast and becomes too trampoliney and loses it's spin? I like that YPTP is really soft feeling and becomes even more soft after a few hours of use, almost like a multi but it doesn't give the qualities of a poly that I look for which is control and spin. After a few hours, I only use YPTP for hitting and not match play because I cannot rely on it.
Just curious, why not string with a string that holds it spin and does not get trampoliny. Seems like an alful lot of re-stringing if you can do it differently
 

SamBruin7

Rookie
Just curious, why not string with a string that holds it spin and does not get trampoliny. Seems like an alful lot of re-stringing if you can do it differently
I only bought a few sets of YPTP and use Kirschbaum PLX, Luxilon Alu Power, and Weisscanon Scorpion as my go to. PLX and Scorpion feel and work great in my PT 2.0 and Ultra Pros. They both give me reliable control and spin for 6+ hours. Alu Power is the best for the first 3hrs or so and then becomes too harsh and stiff. But Alu will still give control and spin, opposite of YPTP in how it gets softer yet loses control and spin.
 

MixedMaster

Semi-Pro
I only bought a few sets of YPTP and use Kirschbaum PLX, Luxilon Alu Power, and Weisscanon Scorpion as my go to. PLX and Scorpion feel and work great in my PT 2.0 and Ultra Pros. They both give me reliable control and spin for 6+ hours. Alu Power is the best for the first 3hrs or so and then becomes too harsh and stiff. But Alu will still give control and spin, opposite of YPTP in how it gets softer yet loses control and spin.
I understand completely! It's hard to find string that you are really comfortable with and handles the way you want it to. I've used some combinations that people questioned or seemed unconventional to them, but really worked well for me. I loved Gamma iO soft 17G for a cross with Naty gut mains and really liked it. I find that I'm switching to full bed of shaped string and really like that. I've dropped my tension down from the mid 50's to mid 40's and enjoy it.
 

blai212

Professional
I only bought a few sets of YPTP and use Kirschbaum PLX, Luxilon Alu Power, and Weisscanon Scorpion as my go to. PLX and Scorpion feel and work great in my PT 2.0 and Ultra Pros. They both give me reliable control and spin for 6+ hours. Alu Power is the best for the first 3hrs or so and then becomes too harsh and stiff. But Alu will still give control and spin, opposite of YPTP in how it gets softer yet loses control and spin.
what gauge PTP u use? I’ve felt like PTP is pretty reliable and doesnt drop off like RPM/ALU. Also, when it loses tension, wouldn’t it produce more spin with loose strings? I’ve only really had experience with it as a cross since I like to use shaped/textured mains for better bite
 

EasternRocks

Hall of Fame
I only bought a few sets of YPTP and use Kirschbaum PLX, Luxilon Alu Power, and Weisscanon Scorpion as my go to. PLX and Scorpion feel and work great in my PT 2.0 and Ultra Pros. They both give me reliable control and spin for 6+ hours. Alu Power is the best for the first 3hrs or so and then becomes too harsh and stiff. But Alu will still give control and spin, opposite of YPTP in how it gets softer yet loses control and spin.
Yep, I do notice this and have not really been able to leave PTP despite it. I feel like I get 4 hours of play before it gets too soft and loses control / spin. I also notice I need about an hour break-in and typically at least one night at rest to really settle into it's 2-3 hour prime window.
 

Tmano

Professional
I played with both 1.20 and 1.25 on a DR98 full bed strung at 46lbs.
Although a while ago i remember they played very close in term of power and durability. I would give a little smig of power to the 1.20 and as far as control it was identical.
About the power i would rate it a very close medium powered string. I play with lynx and for your reference i consider Lynx a full madiun powered string. I honestly don't understand how on the TW review this string is considered a low power string.
However, i prefer the 1.25.
 

EasternRocks

Hall of Fame
I played with both 1.20 and 1.25 on a DR98 full bed strung at 46lbs.
Although a while ago i remember they played very close in term of power and durability. I would give a little smig of power to the 1.20 and as far as control it was identical.
About the power i would rate it a very close medium powered string. I play with lynx and for your reference i consider Lynx a full madiun powered string. I honestly don't understand how on the TW review this string is considered a low power string.
However, i prefer the 1.25.
Do you feel like the 1.25 has enough power for the DR? The DR had a bit more power than the AI, but I still was craving some more free power and plow from the frame. 46 PTP 1.25 would've certainly been not enough power for me. My go-to poly for the AI / DR was ALU Feel 1.20.
 

EasternRocks

Hall of Fame
Surprised to see so many low tensions on the PTP 1.20. 53/51 seems to be where I like to start with the string, simply because anything lower and the racquet starts the clock on trampolining faster. At my ref tension, just an hour of hitting and one night in the bag is what starts the engine before it conks out.
 

Tmano

Professional
Do you feel like the 1.25 has enough power for the DR? The DR had a bit more power than the AI, but I still was craving some more free power and plow from the frame. 46 PTP 1.25 would've certainly been not enough power for me. My go-to poly for the AI / DR was ALU Feel 1.20.
The DR does not have that plow for sure like you would find in a wilson blade, it's headlight racquet and to achieve that you might need to add lead tape, however im quite bad at doing that so i can't help you. However, the DR is a decent racquet, than it depends on your technique. To me it was a tad bit flexy or maybe i did not like it flexes on the throat.
With the 1.25 i found a decent power but as i wrote before it an almost medium powered string. I always strung racquets in the 40s way before most started lately cause the difference between 46lbs and 50-52 is very minimal and i like it better personally.
 

SamBruin7

Rookie
what gauge PTP u use? I’ve felt like PTP is pretty reliable and doesnt drop off like RPM/ALU. Also, when it loses tension, wouldn’t it produce more spin with loose strings? I’ve only really had experience with it as a cross since I like to use shaped/textured mains for better bite
I only used the 1.25 but compared to Alu, the control and spin was worse after a few hours. Alu still provided more control and spin but became really stiff and harsh after a few hours and started hurting my arm. Poly strings do not give more spin from tension, it's the snapback from fresh strings that provides that extra action regardless of tension.
 
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EasternRocks

Hall of Fame
The DR does not have that plow for sure like you would find in a wilson blade, it's headlight racquet and to achieve that you might need to add lead tape, however im quite bad at doing that so i can't help you. However, the DR is a decent racquet, than it depends on your technique. To me it was a tad bit flexy or maybe i did not like it flexes on the throat.
With the 1.25 i found a decent power but as i wrote before it an almost medium powered string. I always strung racquets in the 40s way before most started lately cause the difference between 46lbs and 50-52 is very minimal and i like it better personally.
Agreed with your assessment on the DR. It was so smooth and I didn't think it was too flexy. The biggest problem for me was that the frame's ideal RA / feedback for most players -- low enough to have comfort and high enough that it wasn't too soft and mushy, was missing some stiffness for more direct response for me. I totally know why people say the DR is the best EZONE Yonex has ever made, but I prefer the XI with a smidge more raw feedback and graphite material sensation.

I don't find PTP 125 to be a medium powered string, however. It is one of the lower powered polys I have used and the spin is incredibly mediocre. The 120 has always played better for me in any racquet I've used it in.
 

blai212

Professional
Agreed with your assessment on the DR. It was so smooth and I didn't think it was too flexy. The biggest problem for me was that the frame's ideal RA / feedback for most players -- low enough to have comfort and high enough that it wasn't too soft and mushy, was missing some stiffness for more direct response for me. I totally know why people say the DR is the best EZONE Yonex has ever made, but I prefer the XI with a smidge more raw feedback and graphite material sensation.

I don't find PTP 125 to be a medium powered string, however. It is one of the lower powered polys I have used and the spin is incredibly mediocre. The 120 has always played better for me in any racquet I've used it in.
I think round polys such as PTP work best as a cross with a shaped soft copoly main such as VCT 16g, dunlop black widow or hyperG soft. String at appropriate low tension and it will feel like a pillow. Enjoy!
 
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