2020 Most POWERFUL string now!

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Just want to update my string knowledge as well as tryout a string or two and am wondering what are the most powerful racquet strings in 2020 and the type of string it is, probably a poly but you never know! I am talking “raw” power, not spin, not control, not feel, not touch, just raw power! I think thinner equals more power. Does it come in 18 gauge? Hit flat, for serve too.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
In terms of raw power, I would rank this way: [1] Natural gut [2] ordinary Nylon [3] SG and Multifiber [4] co-polymers [5] 1st gen polyesters
I agree with this although I would say that some multifilaments have almost as much power as gut so should be ranked over Syn gut.
 

Big Bagel

Professional
Poly strings have no power when compared to gut. Natural gut is 100% the most powerful string out there (Babolat is more powerful than luxilon natural gut, those are the two best brands of gut in my opinion). Multifilaments would be next, followed by solid cores (synthetic guts) then poly as the least powerful (not talking about less popular strings like zyex, Kevlar, etc). Obviously there's a range for each type, but the biggest difference is going to poly, which, even though there are more powerful poly strings than there used to be, they are still much less powerful (at the same tension) than other strings. It's a common misconception that poly strings give you power (especially with names like ALU power or Max power), possibly because some people hit harder with them due to the confidence the control aspect of the string gives them. However, in terms of energy return to the ball, natural gut wins every time.
 

Searah

Semi-Pro
i've strung my duel g 97 with babolat vs touch. full bed.
and i had no power at all.
sadly also the strings broke overnight. a spider must of stepped on the string or something.

i've also had full gut in rf97 just to try and make the racket softer.
didn't like it and also felt not so powerful.

is it just Babolat vs touch that is not powerful or am i doing something wrong.

- also can't remember tensions.
 

Happi

Rookie
i've strung my duel g 97 with babolat vs touch. full bed.
and i had no power at all.
sadly also the strings broke overnight. a spider must of stepped on the string or something.

i've also had full gut in rf97 just to try and make the racket softer.
didn't like it and also felt not so powerful.

is it just Babolat vs touch that is not powerful or am i doing something wrong.

- also can't remember tensions.
I think you might have strung the gut at way too high a tension.
 

sanister

Semi-Pro
Give Yonex Poly Tour Strike a go if looking for powerful polyester string. Most powerful Yonex poly string at the moment. If you mean most powerful in any string types, then it is definitely natural gut. For gut I personally like Klip Legend.
 

phl92

Rookie
I sometimes hear Hyper G is siad a controll string, sometimes power... I am interested in trying a very thing poly.. Hyper G you plan in 19g 1.10mm.
What other thin polys are powerful? TourBite is def not!
 
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