Lynx Touch is a new string from HEAD that arrives in mid-January 2022. I talked to the man behind it, Dennis Fabian, about the string and lots more!
This is the second time Dennis joins the Tennisnerd podcast. Last time we talked about Lynx Tour and a bunch of other topics and the same happened this time. I guess this is natural when two tennis nerds talk about things that interest them. The main purpose of our talk was HEAD Lynx Touch, but we also covered topics such as: “Do strings go dead?”, “Why you should re-string multi/gut/poly hybrids”, “How the color affects the tackiness of the overgrip”, “What is the most important gear according to Dennis” and much, much more.
Dennis has been in the industry a long time and is currently the Global Business Manager for HEAD when it comes to strings and accessories and has been behind several of HEAD's bestselling strings.
What is refreshing when you're talking to Dennis is that he doesn't see everything from HEAD's point-of-view, but with a genuine passion and interest for the sport and the industry. That makes the conversation flow easily, but it was a while since I studied journalism (university) and I have a tendency to side-track 🙂
What is Lynx Touch?
Lynx Touch is a new softer poly string made from two polyester cores. A translucent one on top and a black one at the core. It's a unique string in the way it looks and it's supposed to give you the feel of a multi/poly hybrid without the string movement and the difference in tension loss of the two strings. An interesting idea.
I have only played Lynx Touch briefly, so I need to invest a bit more time for a full review to come later. Until then, I hope you're happy to listen to me and Dennis talk about the new string and more.
If you have ideas for guests for upcoming podcasts, please comment below!
Lynx Touch will be available at my affiliates, Tennis Warehouse, Tennis Warehouse Europe and Tennis Only in January.
Just saw the interview. Great job, really nice! I wonder how i can get hands on the strings. Thanks
Great podcast !! Really interesting. Definitely I will buy the Lynx Touch as soon as is available.
What really was interesting was the part about stringing a soft string at one’s normal tension, but still ending up with a stiff string bed. That was news for me !! Perhaps this could be explained more ??
I always had that question in my mind: is it better to string a stiff poly at low tension or is it better to string a soft string at normal tension or higher tension ? The times I have tried stringing Multis over 25 kg, I did not like the feeling and string bed felt too stiff.
Anyway, really good content Jonas. TennisNerd is definitely unique in its approach. One of a kind.
Can’t wait to try the Lynx Touch. Thanks for all the information.
Please let me know how I could get my hands on a few packs of Head Lynx Touch like Dennis Fabian mentioned in your podcast. I have played Babolat Touch for years in a hybrid in all of my rackets and I am really very ready for a change. Please email me. Thanks Tennisnerd. Your videos are very informative. From a USTA 4.0 player and captain for decades.
Happy New Year! Great content and super informative. Wondering how I can get my hands on some Lynx Touch strings to try out? I’m a 3.5-4.0 player playing 3-4 times a week in NYC. I’m currently hitting with a Pure Strike 100 but experimenting with different strings like Solinco Hyper-G Soft, Head Lynx Tour, and Gamma AMP Moto. Thanks!
Happy New Year! Sadly, the test set sendouts are done for this time. We might do more of those in the future though.
Thanks for the amazing content! I enjoy your reviews and your authenticity. Your chat with Dennis was really enjoyable. Let me know if there’s a way to test these strings? I’ve been a hybrid stringer for years (usually Tecnifibre biphase main combined with a slick round poly cross). It gets expensive as the strings only last 3-4 hours. I love the idea of gaining more control while not hurting the arm too much, and not needing to restring every couple hits.
Thanks. Sadly, the test set sendouts are done for this time. We might do more of those in the future though.