Xcel premium vs NXT max

Discussion in 'Strings' started by raven5288, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. raven5288

    raven5288 Rookie

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    Which one of these are better. I'm looking for a good multifilament that I could use to replace the gut in my hybrid if I'm low on money.
     
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  2. finchy

    finchy Professional

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    i heard NXT max plays like crap. i dunno about xcel, but i heard that it loses tension very fast.
     
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  3. silent bob

    silent bob New User

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    The XCel Premium 17 held its tension and playability very well for me right up until breaking point (25 hours for me). It also played surprisingly gut-like for about 8-10 hours (for me), but after that it lost its comfort. My view: one of the best strings available, and relatively durable for a premium string.

    I'm not familiar with NXT Max.
     
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  4. Tennis-Rx

    Tennis-Rx Guest

    re: NXT max vs. Xcel

    I have not used NXT max, but my experience with NXT and NXT OS (which I think is different construction from NXT, but not positive) is that they get mushy rather quickly - play nice early on though - like a lot of multifilaments.

    I am more impressed with tension maintenance and lack of mushyness fro Xcel.
     
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  5. raven5288

    raven5288 Rookie

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    anyone else?
     
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  6. SteveI

    SteveI Legend

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    NXT Max

    Hi,

    Just adding my 2 cents. The NXT was just like tennis-rx stated for me...only played the x-cell once in a demo.. not really impressed with that string either.. but since it was installed in a demo.. one can only guess how long the string was in the frame and how many hours the string was in play. Again.. the NXT max.. was excellent for the 1st 6 hours.. then went very soft and I had to cut it out. It was un-playable after about 7 hours.

    Steve
     
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  7. alleycat

    alleycat New User

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    Haven't tried NXT Max, but I would give a slight not to Excel over regular NXT; at least for the first few sets. Both are nice comfortable multis.
     
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