Discussion in 'Strings' started by Gantz, Apr 19, 2008.
what are some strings that provide lots of comfort but are cheap? like, say $10 and under?
I think a lot of people have good success with the Prince Synthetic Gut at about 3.75 per set (less per racquet per reel).
I am a Kirshbaum fan and use the supersmash honey in a 17.
Try the Head or Isospeed strings. Both are extremely comfortable, wear well. Isospeed has a sampler special now.
Wilson Sensation is also a good buy for under $8. It is very arm friendly and provides good feel in any racquet. If your string pattern is really open or you play with an oversize head, then it might break a little easier. Good Luck in your search.
Babolat's Fibertour is tried and true. But you still need to share whether you are restricted to what the local shop has on hand, or plan to buy your strings for installation later.
Hope this helps, http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/accessoriespage.html?CREF=163
I think some of the best inexpensive multifiliments are Alpha Prodigy, Head Fibergel Power, and Pro Supex Maxim Touch. I wouldn't hesitate to use any of them, especially in the crosses of a hybrid.
Ever use Alpha Axiom?
I have some customers that are satisfied with Alpha Gut 2000, at around $6.
Wears like buttah just like E-Matrix IMHO
Def Prince Synthetic Gut with Duraflex, best value string there is
Isospeed Professional $10
Head Protector $12-14
Natural gut hybrid $15 and up for name brands.
Yonex Tour Super 850 8.95 is a nice playing soft multi in your price range. Gamma Revelation 7.95 doesn't play quite as soft but is good too. Sensation is nice but does break very easily.
Pro Supex Maxim Touch and Titan.
Cheap: Forten Nylon reels $16.99
Prince Synthetic Gut Duraflex
Babolat Conquest or Super Fineplay is noticeably softer than PSG. Even when handling it before stringing.
superfine play is also more durable, does not play was well though
My string of choice is Ektelon Powerplay (formerly known as Prince Synthetic Gut Soft).
No, never used Axiom. I have a set here, just haven't strung it up yet. Have you tried it, and if you have, how did you like it?
Never knew it existed, just curious.
Another vote for Alpha gut 2000, It's a very soft multi and cheap. PSG is also great but not as soft and not multi. PSG 's pretty good however.
Alpha Gut 2000 is solid price vs performance, lacks in durability for heavy topspinners.
The cheapest multi that I have found was around $4 is Alpha Ultra Spin Classic but it only comes in 15 gauge. There are 2 "ultra spins" a 'Solid Core' and 'Classic'. The Classic is the multi.
You can google "alpha ultra spin classic" and there a store w/ a link strt to the string, the package is blue.
ashaway liberty 16. it's the soft
Another vote for Prince Synthetic Gut w/ Duraflex (17g)
BTW for you other people who use this value string, how many hours do you log before restringing it?
PSGD may be cheap but it's hardly "arm-friendly". And, as far as Alpha Gut 2000--I'd recommend you verify the rate of tension loss; anything that breaks as easily and quickly as this string often does generally loses tension rapidly too.
I carry Alpha Gut 2000... its soft, cheap and my customers love it.... Also Prince Syn Gut Multi is another good soft string.
I recommend that my customers try Alpha Gut 2000, or Babalot Super Fine Play...but if the have arm problems I would they try gut. Not cheap, but it usually keeps them on the court...
Another soft string, just not durable. Used it over a yr back when it was under $5/set.http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACGOSEN-STAKSPD16.html
IMHO...a better option than Alpha Gut 2000, also from Alpha...will last longer, provides better spin, and feels sweet:
$7.25 a set, actually my favorite non-gut string at the moment.
IMO, by far the most arm friendly string under $10 is Yonex Tour Super 880 Soft. It's almost as soft as gut.
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