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  1. tennisfreak15347

    tennisfreak15347 Banned

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    I didn't get too much out of the 2008 posts. In the 2005-2007 posts, there was alot of complaining about the Xcel premium on how it died fast and had terrible durability ontop of a giant tension loss. There didnt seem to be as much in the 2008 posts, so i was wondering... is there really that much of a difference in the 2008 one? I don't want the string to die fast or lose too much tension since I restring only once every 4 months. I play roughly 6-7 hours a week.
     
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  2. Valjean

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    Yes, there is; as the new 2008 label now announces it has been re-engineered for enhanced durability, and that translates to better tension-holding. But if you have been nonetheless frightened off by its former reputation, then by all means try Wilson's NXT *Max* instead, which is its model.
     
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  3. Richie Rich

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    your take on the older excel is correct. it was a substandard multi, compared to others in it's price range. haven't tried the new version.

    what are you using now that lasts you 110+ hours that you don't like?

    what are you looking for in a string?
     
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    I'm looking for a good multi that can last 110+ hours, basically. The string can have average durability, since I'm not much of a string breaker. I'm okay with average power, since I don't want it to be too powerful like the X-one. I'm looking for a string that has better tension maintenance than Wilson Sensation strings, which shouldnt be too hard to find. Lastly, It cannot die too fast.
     
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    For strings to last 4 months I heard NG was a good choice
     
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    With those modest needs, you can try out Tecnifibre's Multifeel and Prince's Synthetic Gut Multifilament, in that order, and expect to be reasonably fulfilled.

    Here's their playtests:

    http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/articles/2006/02/tecnifibre_multifeel_16.html

    http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/articles/2007/01/prince_synthetic_gut_multifila.html
     
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    thanks Valjean
     
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