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knyks342
02-01-2006, 03:58 PM
Is there any type of rating system where I can look up how good a few different name brand strings....i mean i know they have like a scale from 1-10 on playabilty, durability and overall.....i want to find a good cheap string....i hit with a volkl tour 9 v engine 16x19 if anyone has some suggestions...i recently used a gosen topspin and wilson synthetic hybrid and hated it...too much power....i play 5.0 and 5.5 tourneys and need some advice.

Steve Huff
02-01-2006, 07:56 PM
USRSA puts out a list of the top rated strings, rated for playability, durability and overall. They also have some string grids that tell more of the info you're interested in. I don't recall what issue the string grids are in, and how old they are, but if you're a member, you might want to call them and ask them.

Midlife crisis
02-01-2006, 10:16 PM
Here is the 2005 survey:

http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/issues/200501/200501string_survey.html

The 2006 survey is only readable online by members.

chess9
02-02-2006, 12:56 AM
I became a member of USRSA about 4 months ago because of the proliferation of strings, stringing styles, racquets, etc. I thought at the time that it was an extravagance I could have easily done without. However, since joining, reading the materials, and receiving strings from the offers, I'm now convinced it's the smartest move I've made to help my game.

You can get a free 30 day demo online as I recall. Go for it.

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