longest lasting

Discussion in 'Strings' started by muddlehead, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. muddlehead

    muddlehead Rookie

    Jan 1, 2009
    currently use wilson synthetic gut stamina 16 gauge. my local pro shop recommended it when i asked for the strongest longest lasting string. they charge me $25 per stringing. anyone have any alternatives? or, is this a good recommendation at a fair price?
  2. fuzz nation

    fuzz nation Legend

    Oct 20, 2006
    Both poly and kevlar strings resist breaking longer than anything else, but these string types have almost zero resilience. Unless you are a real killer that needs stuff to last more than a half-hour before snapping, I'd say leave them alone.

    As synthetic gut goes, Stamina has a reputation for durability (as the name implies), but I've used it and found it to have an especially harsh and clunky feel. Sure it had some durability, but I also like some decent feel and performance. One thing for me to note is that I string my own bats, so durability isn't a big deal for me. The issue of feel is also really subjective and I've found what I enjoy through trial and error.

    Prince Syn. Gut with Duraflex (PSGD) has gained a decent reputation for performance and longer life, but I'd expect many 16 or even 15 gauge syn. guts to hold up for you for a good long time. What's best? You'll know what you like when you feel it.
  3. Toad

    Toad Rookie

    Jun 11, 2009
    I find this a very odd recommendation for someone asking for the strongest longest lasting string. I have never used this string before but I can't imagine this string lasting longer than some of the newer co-polys that are a little more stable tension wise. Also, I know that this string won't last longer than any Kevlar hybrid. When I told the pro shop to string my racket up with the longest lasting string they put a Prince Problend with Duraflex hybrid in my racket (avoid this string)...this was about 7 years ago though.

    If you find that this string isn't durable enough for you I might try a soft co-poly...I haven't played with enough to recommend one. If you ask your pro shop for a poly recommendation and they say/give you Wilson Enduro, find a new stringer...if you don't break Enduro within 3 or 4 weeks the tension loss makes it unplayable.

    As far as the price, I would imagine that particular string costs them no more than $5 which means they are charging you $20 or a little more for labor. That isn't absurd for a pro shop, but I don't know what they were charging you for other strings.

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