Forten Forten Competition Nylon vs Forten Sweet Syn Gut

rev200g

Rookie
Hi, for those who have used both of the above strings what are the differences and similarities. I am currently using the Nylon as a hybrid cross and am curious to what benefits if any by going to the Forten Sweet as a hybrid cross. Thanks in advance to all responses. Cheers!
 

tball

Semi-Pro
I do not think Forten Sweet exists in 15L, where as Competition Nylon does.
15L feels stiffer and lasts longer. Not sure if this is simply due to its thicker guage. I've tried Sweet as crosses at few times -- they felt great, but wore out very fast.

Forten Sweet makes a good cross for natual gut -- it does not wear out quite so fast, and stiffens up the stringbed a bit (dampens the overall power level).
 

siata94

Rookie
I've only used the Forten Nylon 16g in black and it's much softer (unstrung) than synth gut, its coating is rather gummy so it's not likely to promote spin but if you're looking to soften the stringbed then it should work well. Sweet is stiffer with a harder outer coating so may promote more spin with a stiffer stringbed.
 
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The Meat

Hall of Fame
I would not suggest getting Forten Nylon, the tension maintenance is horrible. Forten sweet is a pretty good synthetic gut for the price.
 

pvaudio

Legend
Forten nylon is easily the worst string on the market. That said, it knows that it's the worst string on the market and doesn't claim to be anything but something to fill in the space of your racquet's hoop. It's very easy to string, and that's about it. For those that like a softer synthetic, Forten Sweet is my go-to.
 

netguy

Semi-Pro
I haven't' tried the nylon one, but Forten SG in the crosses is a dream for me. And it's quite inexpensive too :)
 

siata94

Rookie
Forten nylon is easily the worst string on the market. That said, it knows that it's the worst string on the market and doesn't claim to be anything but something to fill in the space of your racquet's hoop. It's very easy to string, and that's about it. For those that like a softer synthetic, Forten Sweet is my go-to.
Worst based on what? Worst for you?
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
imo forten nylon felt low powered to me, once it broke in, it felt just right after, usually after first hit/hour, then it played great until it breaks, good cross string for testing purposes, been using it for years..
forten sweet had a bit more power, too much power later on, after it broke in

forten nylon i use mainly on crosses, agreed with others that it moves alot on a full setup,
i dont know if i tried this with a poly cross yet to see how snap back works with this string..
 

Cobra Tennis

Professional
For what it's worth,


Whenever I strung for my college team, all the guys used forten nylon...."strung tight" as they would say. The guys were 5.5+ and restringing every three days. You'll be fine....it isn't the strings.
 
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