View Full Version : Best multifilament string for OS racquets

01-28-2010, 10:05 AM
I'm a 32 y.o french player. In NRTP rankings I'm a 5.0 player apparently.
My stick is the ytk radical OS. It's suiting my game very well as I'm a two handed backhand, hitting flat on both sides, taking balls very early, I has learned from my idols, agassi or davydenko...:)
I'm looking for the perfect string matching my game.
I tryed various poly but they're too hard for me, even at lower tensions I feel wrist, elbow or shoulders problems. I play three to four times a week.
So I guess Multi is the best for me. I'm currently using a french string brand, Maillot Savarez Calisto. it's a very powerful string but lacking precision and control...but I can't find a string with more feeling.
So I'm looking for a string with decent power, but terrific feel (gut-like?) and control.
Any suggestions? I've been thinking trying head ETS (engineered for oversized sticks)...

01-28-2010, 10:13 AM
poly won't help you much if your strokes are flat, as you say.

not sure what your definition/expectation of precision is, but i suggest you try thinner gauge strings to get "more feeling". (ie 17L or 18 gauge).
my favorite is tecnifibre biphase x-1 which is available in 18.
they do break easily (i usually go through 1/set) - i have 6 racquets, so it's not a problem.

01-28-2010, 01:50 PM
I second the suggestion for X-One in 18ga.

Use 16ga NRG in the crosses to make it more durable.

01-28-2010, 04:25 PM
The strings suggested already are nice, but you can try Alpha Gut 2000 or IsoSpeed Professional if you want a cheaper solution.

01-29-2010, 01:42 AM
thanks for suggesting but alpha and isospeed aren't easy to find in my location...
I'll try X-one 17

01-29-2010, 10:54 AM
Wilson's NXT *OS* version...

A recent playtest to go by is here: http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/articles/2004/07/wilson_nxt_os_16l.html

01-29-2010, 02:13 PM
Ok I'll make my choice between NXT OS, Technifibre X-one biphase 17 and head ETS.