Recommendation for some syn gut

nSLICE

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Tried to search, but couldn't find exactly what i was looking for.
Long story short, getting back into tennis used 90/95 wilson pro staffs my whole life, now got the new 97RFs. Strung it with Alu Power Rough mains and NXT power crosses, played for about 50 minutes and NXTs were completely frayed, maybe about 5 mins left before ripping.

A) Would putting NXTs on the mains and rough crosses help?
B) Any other strings that are reasonably priced i can use that would not fray as much and last more than an hour of hitting.
 
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eaglesburg

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Tried to search, but couldn't find exactly what i was looking for.
Long story short, getting back into tennis used 90/95 wilson pro staffs my whole life, now got the new 97RFs. Strung it with Alu Power Rough mains and NXT power crosses, played for about 50 minutes and NXTs were completely frayed, maybe about 5 mins left before ripping.

A) Would putting NXTs on the mains and rough crosses help?
B) Any other strings that are reasonably priced i can use that would not fray as much and last more than an hour of hitting.
I haven't tried it myself but from what I am reading you should choose a smoother polyester. Like cyclone or Ytex quadro twist. Got tO TWU andlook at the string friction rankings. From what I have read NXT doesn't have the best durability. NXT CONTROL is better at it. Remember this is just what I have read no real experience.
 
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AHJS

Professional
I haven't tried it myself but from what I am reading you should choose a smoother polyester. Like cyclone or Ytex quadro twist. Got tO TWU andlook at the string friction rankings. From what I have read NXT doesn't have the best durability. NXT CONTROL is better at it. Remember this is just what I have read no real experience.
Neither Cyclone nor Quadro Twist are smooth to my knowledge. Not 100% sure about Cyclone, but I know for a fact Quadro Twist isn't. Quadro Twist. Thats enough to imply its not smooth!!!
 
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eaglesburg

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Neither Cyclone nor Quadro Twist are smooth to my knowledge. Not 100% sure about Cyclone, but I know for a fact Quadro Twist isn't. Quadro Twist. Thats enough to imply its not smooth!!!
They are shaped but have low friction according to TWU.
 

kaibaKnight

New User
Tried to search, but couldn't find exactly what i was looking for.
Long story short, getting back into tennis used 90/95 wilson pro staffs my whole life, now got the new 97RFs. Strung it with Alu Power Rough mains and NXT power crosses, played for about 50 minutes and NXTs were completely frayed, maybe about 5 mins left before ripping.

A) Would putting NXTs on the mains and rough crosses help?
B) Any other strings that are reasonably priced i can use that would not fray as much and last more than an hour of hitting.
A) In my experiences NOPE. Multi-Mains + Poly Crosses are possibly the least durable set-up that I've ever tried. The poly absolutely destroys the multi. I was using a similar setup for when I developed minor TE. It felt a lot better compared to using a straight Multi, but I would stay away if you are looking for any kind of durability.

B) Maybe use a more durable synthetic gut for the cross as opposed to a multi?
 
If you have the string, I'd still try the multi in the mains with poly in the crosses. It does last a little longer than the other way around. Or, you could try a monofilament synthetic gut like Gosen OG Micro or Prince Syn w/Duraflex. Or even Ashaway Synthetic Armor. The Ashaway is really stretchy, so it may come closer in softness to your multi.
 

nSLICE

New User
Been a while since i was able to hit, but played a few days ago with NXTs on the mains and rough on the crosses, while the string didnt really fray it snapped after 45 mins of hitting.
So back to the drawing board.
I have been looking at numerous posts around here and I cant really seem to find a solution to what would be a good string for me.
I would like for it to be a Wilson string because i get deals from them.

Thanks
 

cknobman

Legend
Yes I would switch the NXT to the mains and you should get better durability.
No No No this is not correct.

Syn gut in the mains will get you far far less durability but much better playability.

Personally I would always put syn gut in the mains because of how much better it plays but dont do it thinking your strings will last longer.

My vote is to try out a smooth poly in the crosses (the rough, notched polys are always going to eat your syn guts faster because of increased friction).
In the mains try out the NXT put I also think the something simple and cheap like Prince syn gut is good too.

You will be surprised how well it plays and how long it can last. I use the PS97 and can get about 8-10 hours out of that setup.
 
Been a while since i was able to hit, but played a few days ago with NXTs on the mains and rough on the crosses, while the string didnt really fray it snapped after 45 mins of hitting.
So back to the drawing board.
I have been looking at numerous posts around here and I cant really seem to find a solution to what would be a good string for me.
I would like for it to be a Wilson string because i get deals from them.

Thanks
Wilson gut mains, Wilson Revolve crosses. Should have much better durability than the hybrid with multi or syngut mains.
 
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