View Full Version : Synthetic gut or Nylon?

01-12-2007, 09:27 PM
What is the difference btw synthetic gut strings and nylon strings such as Toalson Nylon, Forten nylon, and Prince Tournament nylon. If there is a difference, how do nylons play compared to Synthetic gut?

01-12-2007, 09:41 PM
Both strings are made of mostly nylon. The lower priced ones are called "Nylon" or "Tournament Nylon". I think they are probably made of a lower quality nylon with less expensive manufactoring processes. "Synthethic gut" has no legal meaning, in my opinion. It usually refers to a string of good quality that has a center core with an outer wrap and or coating. Multifilament string is almost never marketed as "synthetic gut" because everyone assumes "synthetic gut" is a mono filament string, with a wrap. Prince is introducing an oxymoron soon. They are coming out with a new multifiament string called Prince Synthetic Gut Multifilament.

One of the hardest hitters in my area has me string his racquets with Forten Competition Nylon 16g..


01-12-2007, 09:41 PM
Nylon=Synthetic GUt except (the material is nylon without additives like "marketing" firbers)cheaper

01-13-2007, 03:50 AM
Do a board search first on this (and any other) topic; this one has been addressed here many times before.