Head FXP Tour 16 String
The Head FXP Tour provides a nice blend of power, comfort and control. This string's core is comrpised of four speciallly treated polyamide monofilaments which are encased by multifilament wraps. The liquid outer coating helps decrease friction for more spin potential. This string provides excellent ball pocketing and impressive comfort.
  • Gauge: 16 / 1.30mm
  • Construction: Four part polyamide core with 8 multi-filament wraps.
  • Length: 40ft/12m
  • Colors: Black or Blue
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Comments: I strung this up in a full bed in my Yonex Tour F 93 at 50 pounds. It's stiff like a poly which helps me swing hard the way I want to, and it's comfortable so I don't suffer any arm pain. Despite it being round, I can still generate 75% of the spin I usually get with my main string, Tier One Firewire. And seeing as how I usually generate just over 2,000 RPMs on my groundstrokes, that's a lot for a non spin friendly string. However, the string didn't last long, just over 13 days, but I play everyday for 4 hours or more, so this is an impressive number for me. If it weren't for my deep love of Tier One Firewire, I would make the switch to this string.
From: Thomas, 1/17

Comments: This string is not as soft as its stiffness rating would indicate. I'm a 4.0 player with a full swing. I strung this at 60 lbs which is mid tension on one of my racquets it felt like a stiff board. I would recommend that anybody start out no higher than 55 lbs and cross your fingers that it's still not a board.
From: Phil, 3/16

Comments: I am impressed with FXP Tour becuse it provides feel, spin and plenty of pop. I have tried a lot of strings and this one is a winner. Thank you Head.
From: Richard, 6/15

Comments: I have one HEAD Youtek IG Prestige S strung with FXP Tour 16 at 53 lbs. The TW reviews are spot on. Good pop on the ball but a much softer feel than the HEAD Sonic Pro 17 co-poly in my other Prestige S. It has a bit of that poly pop and control, but definitely more power. I have to work a bit more in the stroke to generate spin with the FXP Tour 16 than with the Sonic Pro 17, but the power increase with minimal loss of control was worth it. Will string at 56 lbs next time. I'm 57 years old and play at the 3.5-4.0 level.
From: Jason, 6/14

Comments: FXP Tour is easy to string with some coiling but little friction. 55 lbs on a Babolat Pure Storm GT. It seems easier on the arm than my other setup: Volkl Cyclone Tour 18 main at 42 lbs and Sensation crosses at 45 lbs, but it provides less spin and more power. It plays much stiffer than the reported number, much like any other multi. Longevity is decent, I get about five hits before significant fraying and loss of control. I'm a 4.0 senior all court one handed both ways.
From: Pete, 3/14

Comments: I've been looking for a softer string due to my wrist problems. After reading the TW review, I figured that for less than $9, it was definitely worth a try. I've played with the string several times and I'm sold. It has a nice soft string bed, decent power, control and spin. I feel that the TW review is spot on. I normally play with the Technifibre X-One at 58 lbs but at $18, it's way too expensive. The one thing that I did do different was to string the Head FXP Tour at 60 lbs for added control, which seems to be just right. I've also used it as a hybrid set up using the Solinco Tour Bite Soft 17g for the mains and the X-one for the crosses. Overall, it was a decent set up but I got much more pocketing with a full bed of the FXP Tour, which allowed me to take bigger cuts at the ball.
From: Wally, 9/13

Comments: Feels like hitting with butter -- the smoothest strings I have ever used. The feel is amazing and hits that way too. I love everything about these strings from all areas of the court.
From: Ty, 4/13

Comments: Decent power but limited spin and limited feel at 58 pounds tension. It also seemed a bit waxy to the touch, sort of like waxed dental floss. Needless to say, I did not care for this string. It also moved around a lot and I was readjusting the strings after every point.
From: Scott, 2/13

Comments: This string is good for the modern baseline game. It has good power and comfort. However, it has very little feel.
From: Eric, 2/13

Comments: Great string for me. I use it in a hybrid setup. FXP in the crosses at 58lbs and Solinco Barbed Wire in the mains @58lbs. Compliments the Solinco nicely since that's a pretty stiff string on its own. I get great spin, good durability and my arm isn't soar after a match. Worth a try.
From: Eric, 2/13

Comments: This string is good for the modern baseline player. It has good power and comfort. However, it has very little feel.
From: Eric, 2/13

Comments: These strings are an interesting cross between a poly and a multifilament. It's a good string for players who love the performance of a poly but who may have arm issues. Don't expect full poly durability and performance, but you get a softer, arm friendly string with some of the good poly characteristics. It's definitely worth a try, especially for the price.
From: Rick, 1/13

Comments: These strings are the most flexible and best tension held poly strings available. I'd use them in the mains if they came in a 17 or 18 gauge.
From: Anon, 6/12

Comments: Tried this string for the first time today. After using Syn Gut this is my first time with a different type of string. This string provided a really nice boost in power. Also it provided more spin. A really good string for a decent price.
From: James, 5/12

Comments: The best string 16 gauge that I have used. It has the best price and good durability. The only issue is the color available (Black or Blue). I prefer white but is not standard for this set.
From: Luis, 5/12

Comments: This is a very, very nice string. I like the power, comfort, control, and pocketing. It is very sweet.
From: Will, 5/12

Comments: Great 16g string with power/control, comfort, bite, and durability. I use 16g off-season, as I'm a string breaker. All court aggressive with my home at the net. I use Wilson NXT Tour 16/17g, Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 16g, and Klip Excelerator 16g. For $10.50, this is now my 16g string of choice.
From: Randall, 1/12
String type and tension: HEAD FXP Tour 16g, 50lbs
NTRP 4.0-4.5

Comments: Ah, I love these strings. They offer so much power and comfort. I'm an offensive baseliner and I usually dictate play with my power and angles but I was able to change it up and put on some drop shots as well.
From: Marcus, 8/11