Yonex Poly Tour Rev

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
I know there’s a formal/official TW thread going, this is more of an informally thread. Has anyone else tried it? I strung it up (16L) in my EZT at 55lbs and it played really well. Initially, I was hitting a little long and spraying. However once I got used to it, I got dialed in and began hitting with tons of pace and topspin. My hitting partner said I was hitting heavy deep balls that were literally painting the lines. There were times I thought my shots would go out and they just seem to drop into the court. This string catches and sends the ball with so much bite and best of all no arm pain whatsoever! I’m not saying it’s my new favorite string, I’ve only hit with it once, but I would say it’s worth a try.
 

Papa Mango

Semi-Pro
I know there’s a formal/official TW thread going, this is more of an informally thread. Has anyone else tried it? I strung it up (16L) in my EZT at 55lbs and it played really well. Initially, I was hitting a little long and spraying. However once I got used to it, I got dialed in and began hitting with tons of pace and topspin. My hitting partner said I was hitting heavy deep balls that were literally painting the lines. There were times I thought my shots would go out and they just seem to drop into the court. This string catches and sends the ball with so much bite and best of all no arm pain whatsoever! I’m not saying it’s my new favorite string, I’ve only hit with it once, but I would say it’s worth a try.
Yup, your experience matches mine with the string. Although I am neutral on the spin capability of this string, it was definitely arm/shoulder friendly.


Just not sure if it's worth $20 ... Although playability is pretty good.
Will have to order some to test more.
 

Crashbaby

Semi-Pro
I’m also keen to try this, but I can only find reels available, no single packs yet in Australia.
Is it worth getting a reel of it if I currently use Strike?
 

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
I’m also keen to try this, but I can only find reels available, no single packs yet in Australia.
Is it worth getting a reel of it if I currently use Strike?
That’s a really difficult question to answer, because everyone has different opinions about string. I’ve never hit with Poly Tour Strike btw. I can say I really enjoyed hitting with it, is it worth it to me? Yes, I would buy a reel of it just to have it in my arsenal. That sucks you can’t buy a set, I think because it’s so new they just haven’t released in your part of the world yet. Here in the States TW is the online retailer that’s selling this string and by the sets too, no reels.
 
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I was on the playtest and watched the tennis warehouse gurus review. The one thing they and I both thought was this string retained it's playable for longer than most (playability in the form of tension maintenance and comfort). For that reason I think there's actually value at the $17/40' price point. As an FYI I tend to play with Kirschbaum or Signum strings for the bang/buck ratio but definitely have added PTR to that list.
 
I didn't find it as arm friendly as PTP in my side by side test - maybe a little above my skill level.

It felt awesome to be able to hit winners from 10 ft behind the baseline though.

Definitely has some potential. Will try it again when it warms up around here.
 

fed1

Professional
I didn't find it as arm friendly as PTP in my side by side test - maybe a little above my skill level.

It felt awesome to be able to hit winners from 10 ft behind the baseline though.

Definitely has some potential. Will try it again when it warms up around here.
And I felt it to be more comfortable than Poly Tour Pro. Tested them both side by side in my Ezone 98’s strung at 48.
 
And I felt it to be more comfortable than Poly Tour Pro. Tested them both side by side in my Ezone 98’s strung at 48.
Crazy right? My form was in poor shape at the time so that didn't help.

I even strung it at 40 lbs. It was freezing out though.

It's interesting to note that Yonex categorizes PTP as Soft, and Rev in the Hard category. So Rev "shouldn't" be more comfortable.
 

Crashbaby

Semi-Pro
Any comparisons to Yonex Strike or Head Lynx Tour? Seems to be little feedback on this one, availability issues or just not very special?
The play test thread had some good reviews but went quiet pretty quickly.
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
Any comparisons to Yonex Strike or Head Lynx Tour? Seems to be little feedback on this one, availability issues or just not very special?
The play test thread had some good reviews but went quiet pretty quickly.
Out of my 6 VC98 305s, 3 of them are strung w/ Yonex PTS 16g at 48lbs, Head LT 17g at 53lbs and the last w/ Yonex PTR 16g at 53lbs. So far the PTS and LT are similar in power and the PTR has a bit more control. The PTS was strung a week before the other two. As of right now, I need to test out them more for the next two weeks or so.
 

Crashbaby

Semi-Pro
Out of my 6 VC98 305s, 3 of them are strung w/ Yonex PTS 16g at 48lbs, Head LT 17g at 53lbs and the last w/ Yonex PTR 16g at 53lbs. So far the PTS and LT are similar in power and the PTR has a bit more control. The PTS was strung a week before the other two. As of right now, I need to test out them more for the next two weeks or so.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts
 

Mark_Sansait

New User
That was harsh.

I might've been a bit too harsh, but then again I have always been quite vocal on negatives for tennis strings and tennis string marketing.

I dont understand why any regular consumer would ever pay $17 or $20 per packet for this. In all honesty I would not use this string unless it was $5 per packet or less....
 

DJTaurus

Hall of Fame
I might've been a bit too harsh, but then again I have always been quite vocal on negatives for tennis strings and tennis string marketing.

I dont understand why any regular consumer would ever pay $17 or $20 per packet for this. In all honesty I would not use this string unless it was $5 per packet or less....
Every new racquet and every new string are da best. You should know better mark :happydevil:….. still rocking my trusty blade V5 with 4G and still not founding anything else at least equal.
 

ryushen21

Legend
I know there’s a formal/official TW thread going, this is more of an informally thread. Has anyone else tried it? I strung it up (16L) in my EZT at 55lbs and it played really well. Initially, I was hitting a little long and spraying. However once I got used to it, I got dialed in and began hitting with tons of pace and topspin. My hitting partner said I was hitting heavy deep balls that were literally painting the lines. There were times I thought my shots would go out and they just seem to drop into the court. This string catches and sends the ball with so much bite and best of all no arm pain whatsoever! I’m not saying it’s my new favorite string, I’ve only hit with it once, but I would say it’s worth a try.
How do tennis balls paint lines without arms or hands?
 

ryushen21

Legend
On a serious note, I've got a demo set of this that I'm going to be putting in my EZone 100 at some point. I'm definitely curious as to how it will play compared to my usual Hyper G Soft
 

Tranqville

Rookie
I already have had several playing sessions with the orange PT Rev 1.25. It's playing character matches Yonex VCORE PRO racquets quite well - spin, power, control, arm-friendliness. Holds tension well. It actually feels plush with good ball pocketing. I miss a little bit of crispness and feel.
 

Crashbaby

Semi-Pro
Out of my 6 VC98 305s, 3 of them are strung w/ Yonex PTS 16g at 48lbs, Head LT 17g at 53lbs and the last w/ Yonex PTR 16g at 53lbs. So far the PTS and LT are similar in power and the PTR has a bit more control. The PTS was strung a week before the other two. As of right now, I need to test out them more for the next two weeks or so.
Any thoughts on which is less muted between the lynx tour and strike?
 
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