ADVICE ON TENNIS STRINGS ;
TENNIS STRINGS EXPLAINED
ADVANCED PLAYERS STRINGS -
If you play with a lot of top spin or hit the ball with high racket speed, generating lots of power yourself, then you will probably need an advanced poly such as Luxilon Big Banger, Tourna Big Hitter Black 7 or Babolat RPM Blast.
– (Performance Price Range)
Babolat Natural Gut [there is nothing like gut for feel but beware of the damp]
Babolat Hurricane [Hard and durable, best at lower tension]
Tourna Big Hitter
Black 7 [Excellent shaped co poly for extra bite and spin and
Babolat Xcel [ top class string
for power and feel]
Wilson Sensation [top class
sensitive multifilament string for power and control, similar feel to
natural gut but half the price and much more durable]
Pro Hi-Tec Multifibre [very good value entry level multifilament
performance string, bigger brands more
durable and higher in quality though)
Wilson Sensation [very good quality
performance multifilament from a big name]
– ( Club Play Price Range )
Hybrid strings offer excellent durability but still provide nice feel and power, not as much as performance multifilaments but they last a lot longer.
Polys & Co polys provide excellent durability and can be even more effective than hybrids because polys come in so many different varieties with different characteristics ; some are very good for spin, some offer more assistance with feel and control, but most polys nowadays are also helpful with power.
Prince Duraflex [good feel & power but strings can move a bit if you use lots of topspin. fairly durable, slightly rough coating]
– ( Budget Price Range )
Budget synthetic strings usually last longer than the Club Play and Performance Strings but they don’t offer as much feel or power.
Hybrid strings are a popular with some players. A polyester is recommended for the vertical strings to add increased durability and it reduces irritating string movement.
Polys don’t have any filaments/strands so their feel and power when used in a hybrid with a softer sensitive string is not quite as good as either a synthetic string alone or a softer, sensitive performance multifilament alone.
Some softer multifilaments can cut into the
firmer poly string in a hybrid over the months, so for most players,
a good quality poly is more effective.
The horizontal strings are the ‘feel’ strings which you choose depending on your preferred type of main string.
You lose some of the feel with hybrid stringing but the strings do last quite a bit longer and the irritating string movement which topspin players get is reduced.
Hybrid stringing is especially recommended and useful for heavy
topspinners who break strings too often for their liking or bank
balance. It can take a while to experiment to find the two strings
that work for you in a hybrid so polys are more practical in that
PLEASE CALL US FOR ADVICE ON THE RIGHT STRING
FOR YOUR GAME & BUDGET.
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