View Full Version : Good string for i.Prestige

06-26-2004, 11:59 AM
Hey everyone. I'm just about to change to the i.Prestige and was wondering if anyone can suggest a good string to go with this frame. Thank you.

06-26-2004, 01:42 PM
This is a stiff racket (I know bec. I have 2 of them). Better put on a
soft string at mid tension. Natural gut if you're financially inclined.

Craig Sheppard
06-26-2004, 02:22 PM
Softer string, like a multifilament and use no larger than 17 gauge--I'd use 18 gauge if I still used my i.Prestige.


06-26-2004, 04:20 PM
What about Babolat VS Natural Team Gut 17 strings?

06-29-2004, 01:12 PM
When most people say "natural gut", it usually means Babolat.

Craig: Why did you stop using your iPestige? Did the racket's stiffness give you injury problems?

Big D
06-29-2004, 09:03 PM
tnt pro plus 17L. perfect blend of crispness and softness for this racket. I was sponsored by Gamma and they wanted me to use live wire xp but I kept going back to this string. I've yet to find a string I like better but now, I can't afford it anymore w/o the sponsorship.

06-29-2004, 09:11 PM
I have Hex Power 17 at max tension in this racquet. It feels pretty good, but it's a bit stiff.

06-29-2004, 11:10 PM
Maybe go with Bow Brand Championship Natural Gut in 18 gauge. This would nake the string pattern less dense, as would TiMo 18. Hey, why not go with a hynrid of TiMo mains and Bow crosses, but string the TiMo low because in a stiff racquet, the high tensions kill your arm. Go with all gut if durability isn't a problem, or search on TW for 18 gauge strings.

07-01-2004, 05:03 PM
I have tried several but have settled on a Bobolat synthetic which I've been using for about two years. Bobolat Powergy 16. Great syn. String at 56lbs!

07-02-2004, 10:51 AM
I don't like gut in the i.prestige but prefer either straight polys or poly mains with syn crosses. I'm currently playing with 17g klipper polys in the main and 18g alpha gut 2000 in the crosses at 51 lbs. This is a cheap combination ($6) and a great combination of control/power and spin. I do like ALU but the cost and low power present a problem. If you want all polys, try Klipper polys at $2 a set - an incredible price for a decent string.