Discussion in 'Strings' started by alpinenut, Aug 2, 2013.
Has anyone played with both? Thoughts? Most interested in 17ga. Thanks!!
I used both in an EZONE Xi 98 and the VCORE Tour 89.
In the EZONE, I like the Spin over the Cyclone - SPIN at 45lbs in the EZONE is AWESOME.
In the VCORE Tour 89, I prefer the Cyclone 18g at 52-54 lbs, depending on the time of year. I saw to try both and see which on your prefer in your racquet of choice.
I've played with Poly tour pro 120 and Cyclone 16. When I first started playing tennis, I got a Wilson BLX Blade 98 with Cyclone 16's on it. Overall, I liked the string, although I cannot give really any in depth info on how it played since I pretty much just started playing tennis. That being said, I used a 16 guage in a 18x20 string pattern, so that combo didn't allow for much ball pocketing, so again, my opinion on cyclone isn't very in reliable for this direct comparison. I have used similar strings in my more recent experiences which I liked.
Although, my most recent test was with Yonex Poly tour Pro 120. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! This is by far my favorite string I've ever tried.
I've heard that Poly tour spin is very similar to poly tour pro except for it being lower powered with more spin. I would highly recommend going with poly tour spin.
I have tried the 18 gauge of Cyclone and the 1.25 of Poly Tour Spin.
I liked them both but I preferred the Cyclone due to it being less stiff than Poly Tour Spin. But I think it only felt stiff cause I was using a Yonex Vcore 89 tour. Both did produce a lot of spin and had a lot of control for me.
I did like both strings though! I just stuck with Cyclone cause it felt a bit better for me.
I think you should give both a try! They are both great strings.
Played with both (17 gauge) in Vcore 95D at 40lb. I loved the Yonex and hated the Cyclone. The Yonex feels much better to me and has more power. Not that it's a powerful poly but just relative to Cyclone, which is very underpowered and stiff for me. The Cyclone has slightly better control though.
Two great spin strings. If you like one, you'll probably like the other as well.
Main difference for me is PTS is slightly stiffer, more lower powered, and loses its initial performance slightly more quickly than Cyclone. Terrific amount of ball grab with PTS though, particularly when fresh.
I agree with Torres. PTS feels stiffer than cyclone and PTP. Of the 3 I much prefer PTP. I didn't like cyclone much at all, had kind of a cheap, plasticky feel when I hit with it.
Torres, how do you compare PTS & PTP?
They're very different strings.
PTS is what I've mentioned above.
PTP is much more muted feeling, less spinny but also less variable and more consistent over the life of the string. Playability is very constant. Not really my type of string (even though I have a reel of it) but I can understand why people might like it.
Buy a set of each of the 1.25mm and see what you think.
I have been using Poly Tour Spin since it came out, more than a year now, to me is the best poly, between all Luxilon and Babolat, I never used Cyclone nor I will, as far as I read, many professional sponsored by Yonex are using it too.
The string is very control oriented, excellent at keeping its playability very durable, great longevity everything you can look for in a poly, that's why many pros use it too.
I tried the Yonex in the first week it came out as I am a Yonex nut and could not wait to try the twisted string, but for me it it just moved WAY too much and just would not get back into position so I stopped playing with it early.
I have also played Cyclone and really liked the feel, restrung with it several times and it is one of my favorites.
Question for Robok: how do you compare durability between the 1.25 and the 1.20?
I have tried PTS and PTP 125. I have a pack of 120 about to go in. So far I like both setups and agree that the PTP has less spin but is more consistent throughout it's life. I play full bed @ 48lbs on an ADP.
I have used both Yonex Poly Tour Spin and Cyclone 17. Personally, I prefer Cyclone. Cyclone is more lively and crisp. I like Cyclone more for groundstrokes.
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