Your favorite Head string

albertobra

Hall of Fame
I own a small home run stringing business and willing to invest in 3 or 4 Head reels. They are expencive, so I want to choose the right ones.
Which are the most sold and the ones that have the better acceptance? It can be a mix of monofilament and multifilament.
Thanks for your help!
 
Are you sponsored by Head, and limited to their strings? If so, then I'd guess that Sonic Pro and Sonic Pro Edge are the best known strings. I like their FXP line also. You are right about them being expensive, and unless they are for you and your family, you may want to consider some less expensive options.
 

Big Bagel

Professional
The two I would go after first would be the soon-to-be-released head experimental string and velocity. Then probably lynx or hawk touch, and maybe fxp.
 

JustTennis76

Professional
I have used a lot of Head strings - Regular FXP and Rip Control are my favorites that offer great control while still providing good comfort. Synthetic Gut PPS is also a cheaper alternative. Haven't used any Head Polys though.
 

brownbearfalling

Hall of Fame
1. Head PPS is one of the best Synthetic guts on the market. Great quality and great price.

2. Sonic pro edge is one of the best soft polys out there. perfect mix of comfort and responsiveness in string.

3. rip control is a very unique multifilament. A bit stiffer than others on the market but it is very durable while also being comfortable. Not as powerful as others out there.

I think the rest of Head’s line is not as unique and slightly over priced for what they are.
 

anarosevoli

Rookie
Lynx, easy answer because it's my overall favourite string. The combination of control and softness on the arm is perfect for me. I also use it for others who don't bring their own string, no complaints so far.
 
Lynx. Good in a full bed or as a cross string for multi mains. For me it is just as comfortable as Isospeed Cream - a much praised ‘comfortable’ poly. I use the green version.
 

albertobra

Hall of Fame
Thanks!
Velocity and Rip Control as Multi sounds very good! I see also FXP en SG with good quotes.

Many fans for Linx, how about the 'Edge' version, worth it?
Sonic Pro Edge + Linx looks very good as well
 

AndI

Rookie
Head makes great slalom skis and great high end ski boots. This is where Head shines, in my opinion, and this is the main area of their competence. Go to Mt Hood on summer, look at the gear which racers use. 70% is Head. I always thought, when it comes to strings, they are just one of many suppliers. Some people love their strings, others do not care. Why do you want to focus only on Head, especially if you string for others? Do your customers ask only for Head?
 

JOSHL

Hall of Fame
I don’t like how the pros paint their older more flexible Head strings to look like current strings.
 

albertobra

Hall of Fame
Head makes great slalom skis and great high end ski boots. This is where Head shines, in my opinion, and this is the main area of their competence. Go to Mt Hood on summer, look at the gear which racers use. 70% is Head. I always thought, when it comes to strings, they are just one of many suppliers. Some people love their strings, others do not care. Why do you want to focus only on Head, especially if you string for others? Do your customers ask only for Head?
Actually no, very rarely customers ask for Head (actually in a few ocasions customers asked for Lynx). And the aim is not focus on Head, but have variety on choice.
In general, a good percentuage of customers don't ask for a particular string. They trust the stringer, and after a chat I try to see which string is the one that can suit the player's game.
Variety of choice is one important element to have something more to face the competition of other stringers.
 
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Deleted member 54265

Guest
A little good tip: Isospeed make some strings for Head, their version of Head Sonic Pro is called Isospeed Baseline and you will not be able to tell them apart.

Isospeed baseline is $40 for a reel at TW

Cheers, Toby
 
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My question is: Why is Hawk Touch the only string in their line only available in a crazy 3/5th of a reel size as compared to the standard 660ft?
 

SteveI

Legend
A little good tip: Isospeed make some strings for Head, their version of Head Sonic Pro is called Isospeed Baseline and you will not be able to tell them apart.

Isospeed baseline is $40 for a reel at TW

Cheers, Toby
Indeed!! Plus you can get 15G, 16, 16L 17L.. lots of options. I always have at least 3 reels around
 

AceyMan

Rookie
FYI, TeeDub doesn't stock the Rip Control in a reel. The reel is listed on the manufacturer website, but they don't sell from there, & I've websearched and cannot find anywhere to buy it retail/online. Hmm.
 

tegg96

Semi-Pro
LYNX 17g yellow is 1st choice This is a comfortable, elastic, decent durability all rounder string that doesn't disappoint customers. Customers that are cautious about getting full poly beds are very surprised with this string. Has almost a multi feel but with added spin and control. String tension -10% mid rec which usually is around 49lbs to 50lbs on a 100sqin racquet and your on a solid winner.

Hawk Touch is similar but a bit crisper, not as soft but seems to have a nicer feel on the ball, seemingly a better premium string and the top pick but at a premium price over Lynx. Top level tournament players that are heavy hitters and chew through strings and want a very crisp precise response and crave pinpoint control Hawk is an great string.

For all round goodness and price Lynx wins.
 
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