Plasticy, smooth syn gut/nylon?

BlueB

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You know the kind - very slippery and smooth, feels almost like a soft poly, often comes in prestrung or junior racquets. The outer shell often looks very thick, but there is definitely a multifilament core in them.
I've seen them often in Head, Prince and Wilson frames, especially older ones. I must say I like how this stuff plays. But what is it? Where can one buy it?

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1HBHfanatic

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Are you referring to stuff like head.fxp.tour?
prince.xp (I think also, clear color, multi,)
their is also gamma.glyde, very slick soft, clear synthetic string,,,

btw. None of the ones I mentioned would come prestrung on chepoo rakets
the string i listed are pretty $$
 

BlueB

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Are you referring to stuff like head.fxp.tour?
prince.xp (I think also, clear color, multi,)
their is also gamma.glyde, very slick soft, clear synthetic string,,,

btw. None of the ones I mentioned would come prestrung on chepoo rakets
the string i listed are pretty $$
Yeah, none of these... Cheapo stuff that comes with the racquets.

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BlueB

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What comes to mind is Gamma Synthetic Gut white (no weargaurd). And it's pretty cheap.
Hmm, I'm thinking more of a thick, smooth outer skin, with filaments in the centre...

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1HBHfanatic

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Gamma has several low priced smooth syn.guts, marathon, live.wire, tnt
gosen probably,,
one thing is almost guaranteed with big name manufacturers, what ever raket manufacturer it is, their own brand of string will be on it, example:
wilson will use their cheapo branded wilson.syngut onit,,,
head will use their cheapo branded head.syngut onit,,,

usually a thick 15g syn.gut (nylon), string...
 

esgee48

G.O.A.T.
Wilson Extreme or Sensation in thicker gauge. That would be my guess. Most of the strings mentioned above are not cheap except for the Gamma SG w/o Wearguard.
 

TennisCJC

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Pre-strung rackets come with cheap syn gut. Prince, Gamma, Gosen, Forten, ... all have inexpensive syn guts. Try a few and pick one.
 

speedysteve

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Dunlop S-gut is my take on this.
It's red.

Others I like and currently use are Prince Premier Touch mains and Prince Premier control crosses.
 

BlueB

Legend
Prince Tournament Nylon
Is it more smooth on the surface then Ashaway Liberty? That one plays excellent for an hour or 2, but then looses slippery feel / snapback... Same with Head PPS...

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am1899

Hall of Fame
Is it more smooth on the surface then Ashaway Liberty? That one plays excellent for an hour or 2, but then looses slippery feel / snapback... Same with Head PPS...

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Man, it’s been a while since I messed with either to give you a definitive answer.
 
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