String Types

With so many different strings available today, I hope this information will help you find the right string type for you. Please get in touch if you would like me to advise you.

Monofilament construction: Originally associated with low cost nylons, now a solid construction blending polyester or polyether, producing a durable string.

Solid core with single wrap: This is the most commonly used string construction. The solid core gives durability and reduces tension loss whilst the outer strap protects the core and improves playability.

Solid core with double wrap:
The extra wrap gives a softer feel and better playability, although the thinner core decreases durability

Multicore with single wrap: 
The multifilament core increases elasticity with resulting improved playability. The outer wrap protects the core.

Multifilament: Very similar construction to natural gut. This coreless string is made from multifibres and then coated for protection. it has excellent playability and tends to lose more tension quicker than strings with a central core. (I suggest a 10% increase in tension, or ask for pre-stretching).

Composites:  This combination of nylon and aramid fibres (Kevlar, Technora etc) increases durability whilst not impairing playability.

Hybrids: The construction of a very durable main string (aramid fibre or monofilament) and more elastic cross string (synthetic gut) is ideal for the frequent string breaker.

Natural gut: The ultimate in playability and still favoured by some of the worlds leading tennis players. Either beef or sheep gut is used to make a string with excellent power and feel.

Textured:  The same construction as a solid core with single wrap but with added outer wrap, or wraps, giving the string extra texture for grip.

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements
You can contact me on 07730684918 or by email at tom@expertstringing.com

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