Your gut/poly setup for Youtek Prestige MP

#1
I recently picked up a couple of used ones online of the auction site. I am currently using a prestige pro with a hybrid setup(signature). For all you who use the MP, and have gut/poly, what is your setup and what tension? I believe it would help me perform my best on the courts. Thanks.
 
#2
The next restring of my IG will definitely have isospeed cream as the cross @ 50.

Not sure what the mains will be yet.
Although it won't be VS gut since it breaks at grommets too easily!
 
#4
I don't understand all the love Isospeed Cream is getting on the boards. Is it really that good? The TW review didn't give any outstanding scores. I guess I will have to try this in a hybrid with some other cheaper multi mains and not natural gut in order to get a feel for this string.
 

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#5
I don't understand all the love Isospeed Cream is getting on the boards. Is it really that good? The TW review didn't give any outstanding scores. I guess I will have to try this in a hybrid with some other cheaper multi mains and not natural gut in order to get a feel for this string.
I think this section has a lot of players that are concerned about their string choices and have or had issues with arm health. Cream seems to fill a niche where it provides much of the benefit of poly, is less stiff, and maintains tension relatively well and is pretty cheap. It is not suited for hard hitting players that have no issues playing with typical poly as it seems to break easier. It isn't the slickest poly. And doesn't offer the most spin.
 
#6
I tried Velocity/Cream @51/53 in my Bio200 racquet (see signature). It was ultra comfortable, but was lacking in the feel department. The power and launch angle were pretty nice, or medium to high. It especially lacked where I normally like to know where my serves are going with the feel from the racquet. Since then, I've read in @Traffic's posts that he pre-stretches both strings. That would take some of the comfort out and give me more feel. So I feel somewhat roped into trying these strings once again. They are buttery.
 
#9
I tried Velocity/Cream @51/53 in my Bio200 racquet (see signature). It was ultra comfortable, but was lacking in the feel department. The power and launch angle were pretty nice, or medium to high. It especially lacked where I normally like to know where my serves are going with the feel from the racquet. Since then, I've read in @Traffic's posts that he pre-stretches both strings. That would take some of the comfort out and give me more feel. So I feel somewhat roped into trying these strings once again. They are buttery.
I only pre-stretch gut and velocity for my L/V combo. I don't like waiting 2-3hrs of play for it to finally settle into the right tension. I pre-stretch and then string at lower tension so that it plays great from 0-1hr.

I don't pre-stretch V/C.
 
#11
I only pre-stretch gut and velocity for my L/V combo. I don't like waiting 2-3hrs of play for it to finally settle into the right tension. I pre-stretch and then string at lower tension so that it plays great from 0-1hr.

I don't pre-stretch V/C.
Okay. Now I'm on the fence again for whether I want to pursue those strings further. Right now I'm rather fascinated by PSGD black 17/Red Devil 1.19 @54/50 on my Biomimetic 200 racquet.
 
#12
Prince tour XP is actually a pretty solid string, but isospeed cream is so much more grippy and natural in feel that it is a far better choice.

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Looks like I will be trying Gut/Cream hybrid soon. I hit with the racket today currently strung with Tecnifibre NRG2 18 at 55 lbs. It was strung over 3 months ago. I added 3 grams total to 3 and 9 position and also changed to a leather grip. The racket still feels very low powered to me. Do you think changing to gut/cream hybrid can increase some plow through and power? I don't want to add any more lead as I am afraid it would make the racket sluggish.
 
#13
Looks like I will be trying Gut/Cream hybrid soon. I hit with the racket today currently strung with Tecnifibre NRG2 18 at 55 lbs. It was strung over 3 months ago. I added 3 grams total to 3 and 9 position and also changed to a leather grip. The racket still feels very low powered to me. Do you think changing to gut/cream hybrid can increase some plow through and power? I don't want to add any more lead as I am afraid it would make the racket sluggish.
Kinda doubting the whole gut/poly approach as good advice for you. The MP is both flexier and denser pattern than the pro, both of which result in a bit of power loss.

Maybe do 2 grams at 12 and drop the NRG to 53?

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