View Full Version : WHY OH WHY, STRING GODS?!

06-28-2004, 09:11 PM
I just switched from the Prince Original Syn 17 to NXT Tour 18, and it feels like hell.



Same tension, same stick. Feels like I'm hitting with gummy worms or something. I have no control over the ball, and I have a much harder time driving the ball.

Someone explain to me why the hell this is happening.

06-28-2004, 10:31 PM
NXT is a soft string. It cups the ball for an instant of a sec. Some player just love this effect of the string, others can't stand it. If you don't like the cupping effect, string it very tight, like in the high 60s. Another option is to hybrid the NXT with a synthetic or something with a stiifer feel to counter the gummy effect.

Gaines Hillix
06-29-2004, 05:22 AM
You also switched to an 18g string, which is even more stretchy than a 17g string.

06-29-2004, 10:32 AM
Thanks for the help everyone. If I switch back to Prince Syn Gut, does the 17 and 18 feel relatively the same? I'm seeking a bit more of a "pop" and some more bite on the ball, but I like the current feel of the Syn Gut.

06-29-2004, 01:48 PM
HT is on the right track. String the NXT 3 or 4 pounds tighter and im sure you will like them. I personally never tried 18 guage becuase I break 17g strings in 6 hours.