Yonex Poly Tour Strike power

fpsanti

New User
Hi,

Do you also find PTS to have a lot of power?
I play with Yonex Vcore98 with a SW of 305/330g (unstrung/strung). I usually string at 24kg. With PTS I struggle to tame its power.
I really have to play like the ball is an egg and avoid to break it to keep it in.
Even if I play with a lot of top spin I still get a lot of balls sailing long.
I am afraid that increasing the tension would become uncomfortable for my arm.

Before PTS I tried PTD and PT Spin at the same tension and did not have this issue.

Thanks for sharing your experience with this string.
 

Sardines

Professional
It's a lower powered string made for slugging. It is stiff though so I'd be weary about going too hight. Seems you were just getting more spin with the PTD and PTSp.
 

Possum

Rookie
I play Poly Tour Pro at 58lbs in my VCore and feel that it's perfect, it allows me to swing out on the ball. Every time I've ever tried to string around 50lbs-53lbs I can't control the trajectory of the ball.
 

EasternRocks

Hall of Fame
Yeah I thought it was way too powerful in a full bed, no matter what tension I played it at. At 55+ it's just a board and you can't go to that high of a tension without suffering some big drop off in the touch dept.

I am trying to hybrid it with a softer cross to see if that can lower the launch angle and give me a bit more control on the ball. I do love the way the string plays as a polyester though - super good feel for a poly string and enough spin and pop.
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
haven't tried the string myself yet, been trying others at the moment,,
but from what ive read from you ALL,, it might be good to try with diff. tensions,, such as 53/51lbs and/or 24/23kgs
this will maintain the main characteristics/control (your desired tension), and the softer cross will soften the blow??!!!
yonex advises to drop the cross tensions a couple lbs anyway (to help the shape of the racquet a bit),, and not reduce the sweet spot size
 

EasternRocks

Hall of Fame
haven't tried the string myself yet, been trying others at the moment,,
but from what ive read from you ALL,, it might be good to try with diff. tensions,, such as 53/51lbs and/or 24/23kgs
this will maintain the main characteristics/control (your desired tension), and the softer cross will soften the blow??!!!
yonex advises to drop the cross tensions a couple lbs anyway (to help the shape of the racquet a bit),, and not reduce the sweet spot size
Always find that rule to be non consistent from people who string for high level players - some say its a good idea some say it doesn't matter at all.
 

achapa8807

Semi-Pro
I’ve been playing this string at 54/52 in my VCORE 98. I’ve found that it offers quite a bit of power and spin but it’s still able to control the ball. After about a week of hitting 2 hours a day, it goes to a trampoline. You have to modify your game to adapt to the way the string plays, so you’ll have to cut it out after some heavy hitting. I think this string is a mix of PTP and ALU. I love it.
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Always find that rule to be non consistent from people who string for high level players - some say its a good idea some say it doesn't matter at all.
yeah ive come across thoes ppl also,,
im a stringer, so ive tweaked the tensions on my stuff to be able to tell others about it,
ive gone up/down on the cross tensions and can make the stringbed feel differently, depending on what I want
im not sure what the "intension", is when people say 52/52 feels the same as 52/50 or 54/52????
i tried it both ways and preffer the softer feel; (i am one of thoes that can tell a 2lb difference, 1lb not so much),
when I try this string listed above, im going to try atleast a 2lb difference on my racquet

but this is one of thoes scenarios where you gotta try it yourself!!
 

blai212

Semi-Pro
I think you should use shaped poly in main and smooth round poly as cross. Shaped main will provide more arc/spin to your shots so you wont have to worry as much about ball sailing long on you. Try volkl cyclone yellow as mains with poly tour pro or signum pro poly plasma as crosses...or poly tour strike if you insist but at its price point, I dont really think it’s worth it. Cyclone is a lower powered than PTS but still packs a punch and provides lots of spin with its decagonal shape. Go with yellow as Ive heard it plays best in that color.


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naturallight

Semi-Pro
On the power scale I would say

PTP>>PTStrike>>>>>>>>>PTSpin

Spin is definitely firmer (but still pretty darn comfortable), lower powered, great tension maintenance. Strike is a softer poly with a higher power level and excellent tension maintenance (for a poly). I string Strike at 55/53.
 
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