View Full Version : Wilson NXT 18 or Mantis Power Synthetic 17 as hybrid with Nat Gut?

clay courter
11-13-2010, 11:24 PM
I will select between Wilson NXT 18 and Mantis Power Synthetic 17 as a hybrid (cross) with natural gut (mains). I'm seeking to maintain close to the power of a full natural gut set-up, but achieve more spin potential than a full gut set-up. I've heard that Wilson NXT and Mantis Power Synthetic are both terrific strings, but don't have experience with either. For those who have tried these two strings, can you offer your opinion of which might work best? Thanks in advance!

11-14-2010, 02:19 AM
Mantis by far, better feel, control, comfort, lasts longer, moves less and i think it's cheaper to boot. Power well it's a rocket launcher for me but keep in mind though i use straight poly except for when testing strings so most multi's seem ridiculously powerful to me, but I definitely think mantis had more power than nxt.