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Yonex Rexis String Review: Speed and Comfort

This Yonex Rexis string review deals with two new multifilament strings: Yonex Rexis Speed and Yonex Rexis Comfort.

It’s also fun to try new strings and this Yonex Rexis string review did not disappoint. Yonex, like other manufacturers, are bringing more multifilament to the market to differentiate between levels and needs of various players. Yonex Rexis Speed is a stiffer multifilament string for players seeking control, but still want the comfort and the feel that a multifilament string brings compared to a polyester string. Yonex Comfort is softer and more powerful.

If want to learn more about different strings and how they can benefit your game, check out my posts and videos about strings below:

The Best Strings of 2020
Choosing the right string
Are you breaking strings?
String Gauges
String Basics
String Tension
Strings for tennis elbow

In short: your choice of strings is as important as the racquet!

What are Yonex Rexis Strings?

Yonex Rexis strings are made with FORTIMOTM, a highly elastic polyurethane. FRF (Fusion of Resin Filament) is used to eliminate small gaps between fibers allowing the string to be more flexible and repulsive. Resin is then bonded to nylon filaments by plasma on a molecular level to increase durability.

This is how Yonex describes these strings:

REXIS COMFORT “is an all-around multifilament for players of all swing speeds looking for additional power and comfort.”

REXIS SPEED is designed with a monofilament base (similar to Tecnifibre Triax) and a unique sea (nylon) + island (polyester) structure. The nylon generates strong repulsion, while the polyester is integrated to prevent string deformation.

How do Yonex Rexis Strings play?

These strings play exactly like you think they would do. Rexis Speed is firmer, holds tension better, and is more durable. Rexis Comfort feels softer (most people will say better), but if you hit hard and with spin, it doesn’t last very long. I prefer Yonex Rexis Speed, because of the added durability and control it gives me. It actually played nicely even in a full bed in a tighter pattern and compares well against other top multifilaments like HEAD Velocity MLT and Wilson NXT.

I tried the different Rexis strings in two gauges: 1.25 and 1.30 and various setups and racquets: HEAD iPrestige Mid (full bed), Yonex Regna (full bed), Yonex Regna (hybrid), and HEAD Pro Tour 2.0 hybrid.

I really liked the feel of the Yonex Rexis Comfort, but it just didn’t last long in a full bed. It faired better in a hybrid, especially in the crosses, but I’m not the intended target group for this string. If you have arm issues and want a soft string bed and you don’t bend the strings much by hitting hard or with spin, Yonex Rexis Comfort will be very soft on your arm and give you a nice boost of power. It reminded me a bit of Wilson Sensation in the way it played, but it had a better feel in my opinion.

Yonex Rexis Speed performed well both in full sets and in hybrids. It held tension pretty well and above-average durability for a multifilament. If you put a full bed of multifilament in an open string and lively string bed like a Yonex VCORE 100, it might not last that long, but then again, no multifilament string will. But on 98 sq inch racquets and smaller, you can play with a full bed of multi on a decently high level. You won’t get the same spin and control as a poly string, but better comfort, power and feel. Way too many players use poly strings when they don’t have to.

Summary

This Yonex Rexis String Review was overall a positive experience. I liked the feel of the Rexis Comfort the most but preferred the performance and durability of Rexis Speed. Maybe you will have to go to the regular Yonex Rexis to find yourself in the middle, but I prefer the way Rexis Speed performs in both hybrids and full beds.

If you’re a veteran player with shorter swings or a beginner (or perhaps someone who suffers from tennis elbow), Yonex Rexis Comfort is an excellent choice. The thicker the gauge, the better durability. If you’re a more advanced player that needs better durability and control but prefers multifilaments or enjoys hybrid setups (half poly, half multi/gut), Rexis Speed is your friend. The 1.25 was okay for a hybrid, but for a full bed, I would go with the 1.30 gauge.

I hope this gives you an idea about these Yonex Rexis Strings.

Check them out on Tennis Warehouse, Tennis Warehouse Europe, or Tennis Only. Any purchase through my links will send a small commission to Tennisnerd, thanks!

Ps. Video to come! Ds.

TN

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