YTEX Tennis Racquet Strings Reviews
I switched a high level junior player from Gosen Sidewinder 17 to the Quadro Twist 16 because the Sidewinder was not holding up and was breaking far too soon. Obviously, going from a 17 to a 16 gauge was intended to extend the life of her string string but this change also allowed her to hit out more freely, improving her overall game! The Gosen string worked just fine for her when she was younger but as players grow and improve they hit the ball harder so we have to realize that changes are inevitable. My organization for racquet technicians at www.gssalliance.com has tested hundreds of strings and each string ends up with a numeric value assigned for elongation. The Sidewinder has an elongation factor of 10.70 while the Quadro Twist comes in at 7.84. That's still an indication of a nice soft co-poly string when you consider our stiffest poly string tested had a numeric value of 0.22! She's very happy with the change and so is her dad!
The spin and response is through the roof! You can feel the difference instantly and the ball looks exactly the way you intended for it to look. And it saves you 30% in cost over the giants who sponsor WTA and ATP players.
I have put a mumber of my clients into Microfiber-x and they love it. Ranging from 3.5 to 5.0 players, both men and women, the comments are this string is giving them feel and control that they never had before.
Have this on mains and protour blue on crosses. @ 57/54 lba tension. Comfort is still there. Solid spin! Still testong durablity, but so far so good after 4 hours lf play no fraying.
I got one jacket for my wife and two for me. After seeing the purple and the blue that had, she got black. She wants to clam my jackets even though they're bigger. These are light,warm for how thin they are and they look awesome.
I got these strings to replace Volkl Cyclone Pink (I think pink is the softest Cyclone and is discontinued), and all I can say is Wow. Not only is this string softer but the ball pocketing and spin is at another level. I’ve introduced this string to one of my hitting partners and he’s destroying me on the court. I’ve strung all but one of his frames with Quadro Twist black, I think he’s waiting for the “magic” to wear off by keeping one frame with Cyclone, but he's already paid me for the Quadro Twist string job in advance. I got the white because I thought he might want a little crisper feel, why am I helping this guy out? I guess I like money more than winning.
Light, breathable and well constructed. Black’s my favorite but the white cap gets more comments.
Some friends and I have been trying the Quadro Twist for a couple months now. It has a nice soft feel, and is very good at generating spin. I've tried it in full bed, and with various crosses: multi-filament, low-cost nylon or synthetic gut, and specialized low-friction string. If I were to do full bed again, I would next try square-X in the cross, or something else flat-sided but not twisted. It plays fantastic with the low friction cross!
Love these strings. Think the ball dives in the court when hitting with. topspin. I have ordered another set.
I string my own racquet and Ive tried different kind of strings usually in a hybrid combination. Ytex hexagon X for me is a perfect string for a co poly with a combination of power, control and comfort. I had TE from using poly but this string in a full bed on my wilson clash at 38lbs tension doesn’t hurt my arms at all! Im a convert..
First time using Q-Twist and it's been awesome. Lots of pop of a softer poly, but generates a ton of spin. Getting more depth on my shots without going long. Very happy using it myself and using it in various clients rackets.
I love this string....I've used ALU Power by Luxilon for years.....I just found a great substitute for Lux. I am still testing it through a few of my rackets but my initial response to it is....It Feels Great, nice and lively, and I am sure the durability will still be there. It feels like it plays well right away....unlike Lux where it might take an hour of hitting or more to make it feel just right. This was immediate! Thank you YTEX and Ivor!!!
Strings are great!!! Love the spin I get. Have had better luck going a little lower in tension (50 lb). Have even got some of my buddies to try Quadro Twist. They tried it in one racquet, loved it and had me do their other racquet.
I love the material. This shirt is great to play in. I have already ordered another one. See photo on YTEX Face Book page.
Just received my jacket last week and had a couple of opportunities to wear it for some cool early morning dubs. I love it! It is warm, not bulky, easy to play tennis while wearing, and stores easily in my tennis bag when I take it off. Makes a great warmup jacket. Highly recommend!
I requested these strings both in black and white as part of my starter pack. I liked the black so much that I ordered a full reel. At 56yrs old, with many tennis miles on the body and arm, I prefer these as mains in a hybrid setup. I string @ 46-48lbs depending on conditions. When first introduced to poly strings I would string @ 51-53lbs, but over time have lowered the tension. I have found this gives me an arm friendly setup with massive spin, and easy access to xtra power when lining up a winner or going big on the first serve.
One of my favorite in the Ytex line. They play like a thinner gauge string, offering great ball-pocketing and spin
I waited a long time for these to be back in stock. I tried lots of other synthetic gut strings. I was very impressed with the amount of control I had in my Blade 104 v7. The Sintex Mint was strung at 55lbs, full bed. The strings didn't move around like many others. When you consider the cost, they are a bargain. It was worth the wait to find a great string.