We selected our popular SQUARE-X string to introduce our first 18g but be careful… this one has an evil bite to it!
The SHARP is our square-shaped string but designed to be thinner with super sharp edges. I can tell you now, that this string will be a nightmare for stringers but a DREAM for players!
This string is a very soft co-polyester and easy on the arm like most of our co-polys.
The SHARP gets an A+ in most departments, effortless power; incredible feel; control, and that “wicked” spin. Obviously, with its sharp edges and being a thin 18g, it’s not your most durable co-poly from our line.
The SHARP is ideal for those players looking to get what feels like “an illegal advantage” when it comes to spin.
If you’ve never played with polyester strings and are not a chronic string breaker, then this is the ideal string to make an easy transition into the world of polyester strings.
Color: Lime Green.
Length: 40ft/12m and 660ft/200m
Gauge: 16L (1.15mm)
Construction: Carbon Co-Polyester
Advantage: Control; Feel and Spin
Only used in the Mains with Gosen Micro Synthetic 17 in the crosses. Spin BEAST and easy enough on the arm. My students tried my racket and loved it. I’ll be buying more soon.
These strings really live up to their name. They give you so much spin. These strings are good for hard hitters that need more spin. The grab the ball so much that when I rallied with this string the ball got torn up within 20 minutes. This string gives you very good control and spin. This string gives amazing kick serves and slice. Overall this string is amazing and I would definitely use this string from time to time.
These are my new favorite strings. I’ve used Dunlop black widow, Volkyl cyclone tour, twisted razor, cyber twirl, solico hyper g and other spin friendly strings. These are my new favorites. Although, I string my own and I almost needed bandages for my fingers afterwards, it was well worth it. I’m a tennis instructor and former college player, currently using a Wilson blade 98 16x19 at 57lbs. If you want that kick serve to kick like a mule, get some square x sharp strings.
Sticky. Feels like stringing V-Square/UltraCable/BlackWidow. Plays much softer than all of those, tho. As I expected: really nice jump off the kick serve and deep heavy groundies. But to my delighted surprise, excellent under spin and control on knifing slice returns. I played a really solid server today and won first 8 return points! Nice to start a set up 4-0 😁👍
The break-in period, it felt soft and yet still crisp. I will say, however, I felt the tension drop after about an hour. Not terrible, but noticeable. I would compare the drop to that of ALU Power or HyperG in similar gauges.
My normal set up is #HexagonX Black @ 47-51# depending on the weather. I strung #SquareXSharp at 53#. I think I may go a couple pounds higher next time so that it settles in the low 50s for a while. I also think I might like this as a main string with a stiffer round poly (PolySpin, ProTour, maybe) in the crosses. More will be revealed 😁 …
Nice string, YTEX. I’m a fan. Thanks, #ivorsavage for always innovating and pushing the envelope.
DAY 2 EDIT: played some 8.5 mixed dubs for 3 hrs this morning w/ same strings from yesterday in 90 deg temps. These strings have SETTLED IN NICELY! I started with the Square X Sharp, half expecting to switch back to Hex-X after a few games. I figured I’d blown it out yesterday. But I never put it down! 4 aces against the men. One was on a 2nd serve 😉. I love the return angles I can create with the topspin.
Is there a better feeling in tennis than when your opponent is about to call your groundstroke out, then their head drops, shoulders slump, and arms make the “safe” sign as your ball dips and lands inside the baseline?!? 🤣🤣🤣