Tecnifibre Official - Strings

Hello everyone!

This is Eric/Nick here with Tecnifibre and we’re here to create a new thread to better engage with the community and answer all of your questions. Below is a brief introduction on the two of us, how we got into tennis, and what we do for Tecnifibre. We look forward to meeting you and helping in any way we can!


Eric:

I am originally from upstate N.Y. and I found my passion for tennis in my freshman year of college. This was the first time I had ever picked up a racquet but I instantly fell in love with the sport and knew I wanted to work within the industry. Throughout school, I had completed two internships at tournaments hosted here in the U.S. The first was at The Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati where I did a mix of preparing the grounds and player security. The other as at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. which focused more on the management side of things. Both tournaments were wonderful experiences and only further fueled my interest in the sport.

Upon graduating, I reached out to Tecnifibre and was hired in 2014 to spearhead their college sales and customer service efforts. Two years later, I was offered and accepted the position to manage the Western territory which includes AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, OR, UT, WA, and WY. So far, it has been a great opportunity to grow within the Tecnifibre family and to see the other half of country.

I look forward to hearing about your experiences in the sport as well and hope to provide some further insight on our products!

Equipment: T-Fight 305 DC strung with 17g HDX Tour @ 56lbs.


Nick:

I was born and raised in Atlanta and love getting to call it home! I am a huge fan of all Atlanta sports teams, which pretty much always leads to disappointment (just don’t mention the Super Bowl and we’ll be good). I had never picked up a tennis racquet until my junior year of college when I started working for Tecnifibre. I was offered an internship with our National Sales Manager, who I have known since my elementary school days, and I haven’t looked back since! I was brought on full time after graduating college as our Communication Manager and College Sales Manager and have since moved into a new role as our Relationship Manager, while still maintaining all of our Communication efforts here in the US. My role has allowed me to travel quite a lot over the past couple years for both tennis and squash.

Being an “outsider” in the tennis industry, it has been fun learning about both the industry and the sport over the last few years and I fall more in love with it seemingly day by day. I personally have arm/shoulder issues which hinder my game a little, but it also helps give me a good knowledge on our products that are very arm friendly, including NRG. Looking forward to tag teaming this with Eric and hopefully providing answers to all of your questions!

Equipment: T-Fight 300 DC strung with 18g NRG @ 55lbs.


Eric definitely has more technical knowledge than I do so he will handle most of the super technical questions/topics while I can take more general questions, launch dates, new product info, etc. Look forward to talking to all of you and hopefully we can help you be more connected to all things TF!
 

El_Yotamo

Professional
How nice that you're from Atlanta Nick! Absolutely love the place and it is definitely one of the places I consider home! I have a question regarding Razor Code- how would you rate this string's tension maintenance? I wanna know as this string seems really nice but tension maintenance is one of my main criteria when trying out a string. Thanks! :)
 
@Tecnifibre Official

Welcome! I think it's great that there is a brand presence in these forums. We're ALWAYS curious about new equipment, what the pros are using, and just generally, what's going on with the industry.

I'll post a question. Is Tecnifibre interested in expanding into Natural Gut?

- If you've been around the forum, you'll quickly realize that the (old) Wilson Natural Gut was the last remaining "traditional" natural gut. Now, the main players (Wilson, Babolat, and Luxilon) are all using a newer manufacture process.
- And we hate it, most of us buy them because frankly, we have no other options when it comes to natural gut

Basically, if you make it, we'll buy it.



Thanks!
 
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styksnstryngs

Professional
Got it out of my system, but since tecnifibre targets mostly college and lower level players, do you guys have any plans to make some very budget friendly strings?
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Hello everyone!

This is Eric/Nick here with Tecnifibre and we’re here to create a new thread to better engage with the community and answer all of your questions. Below is a brief introduction on the two of us, how we got into tennis, and what we do for Tecnifibre. We look forward to meeting you and helping in any way we can!


Eric:

I am originally from upstate N.Y. and I found my passion for tennis in my freshman year of college. This was the first time I had ever picked up a racquet but I instantly fell in love with the sport and knew I wanted to work within the industry. Throughout school, I had completed two internships at tournaments hosted here in the U.S. The first was at The Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati where I did a mix of preparing the grounds and player security. The other as at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. which focused more on the management side of things. Both tournaments were wonderful experiences and only further fueled my interest in the sport.

Upon graduating, I reached out to Tecnifibre and was hired in 2014 to spearhead their college sales and customer service efforts. Two years later, I was offered and accepted the position to manage the Western territory which includes AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, OR, UT, WA, and WY. So far, it has been a great opportunity to grow within the Tecnifibre family and to see the other half of country.

I look forward to hearing about your experiences in the sport as well and hope to provide some further insight on our products!

Equipment: T-Fight 305 DC strung with 17g HDX Tour @ 56lbs.


Nick:

I was born and raised in Atlanta and love getting to call it home! I am a huge fan of all Atlanta sports teams, which pretty much always leads to disappointment (just don’t mention the Super Bowl and we’ll be good). I had never picked up a tennis racquet until my junior year of college when I started working for Tecnifibre. I was offered an internship with our National Sales Manager, who I have known since my elementary school days, and I haven’t looked back since! I was brought on full time after graduating college as our Communication Manager and College Sales Manager and have since moved into a new role as our Relationship Manager, while still maintaining all of our Communication efforts here in the US. My role has allowed me to travel quite a lot over the past couple years for both tennis and squash.

Being an “outsider” in the tennis industry, it has been fun learning about both the industry and the sport over the last few years and I fall more in love with it seemingly day by day. I personally have arm/shoulder issues which hinder my game a little, but it also helps give me a good knowledge on our products that are very arm friendly, including NRG. Looking forward to tag teaming this with Eric and hopefully providing answers to all of your questions!

Equipment: T-Fight 300 DC strung with 18g NRG @ 55lbs.


Eric definitely has more technical knowledge than I do so he will handle most of the super technical questions/topics while I can take more general questions, launch dates, new product info, etc. Look forward to talking to all of you and hopefully we can help you be more connected to all things TF!
Do you think X-1 biphase is the most powerful multi that you have ? and how do you think it compares to babolat origin in power level ?
 
How nice that you're from Atlanta Nick! Absolutely love the place and it is definitely one of the places I consider home! I have a question regarding Razor Code- how would you rate this string's tension maintenance? I wanna know as this string seems really nice but tension maintenance is one of my main criteria when trying out a string. Thanks! :)
Tension maintenance is always a tricky thing when talking about polys. Essentially all polys are pretty bad at maintaining tension as the material can only hold that tension for so long before it goes "dead". This is why you see the professionals restringing so often and swapping racquets left and right. If you string your own racquets, you may notice when cutting out your polys there is little to no movement compared to cutting a multi. The ploy may only separate by less than an inch where the multi will split much more drastically.

But back on the subject of Razor Code, I would say that in our line up I think that or Black Code 4s may be your two best options.
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Hello tecnifibre, welcome to the TT.board
luv your stuff... I always thought price/performance where on point..
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PICTURES!! of product, generate ALOTTTTTT of talk here,,,
btw, I luv redcode/blackcode/razercode...
 
@Tecnifibre Official

Welcome! I think it's great that there is a brand presence in these forums. We're ALWAYS curious about new equipment, what the pros are using, and just generally, what's going on with the industry.

I'll post a question. Is Tecnifibre interested in expanding into Natural Gut?

- If you've been around the forum, you'll quickly realize that the (old) Wilson Natural Gut was the last remaining "traditional" natural gut. Now, the main players (Wilson, Babolat, and Luxilon) are all using a newer manufacture process.
- And we hate it, most of us buy them because frankly, we have no other options when it comes to natural gut

Basically, if you make it, we'll buy it.



Thanks!
While I can't entirely say a definitive yes or no, I am strongly leaning towards no. Being a French company I hear the phrase "raison d'etre" quite a bit which essentially means "the reason why we exist". The reason why Tecnifibre exists is that the company was founded on the idea of creating something that played just as good as natural gut, but without the production involved. Thus, the multifilament was born to bridge that gap and strings like X-One Biphase, and NRG have done a great job at being a more affordable option while still playing so well. I am not expecting a natural gut from us anytime soon but we do have a new and exciting multi in the works. Hopefully more on that later in the year.

-Eric
 
While I can't entirely say a definitive yes or no, I am strongly leaning towards no. Being a French company I hear the phrase "raison d'etre" quite a bit which essentially means "the reason why we exist". The reason why Tecnifibre exists is that the company was founded on the idea of creating something that played just as good as natural gut, but without the production involved. Thus, the multifilament was born to bridge that gap and strings like X-One Biphase, and NRG have done a great job at being a more affordable option while still playing so well. I am not expecting a natural gut from us anytime soon but we do have a new and exciting multi in the works. Hopefully more on that later in the year.

-Eric
It was a long shot and I agree with your logic here. But still, there are still a handful of recreational player who prefers the characteristics of natural gut.

Though if it comes to multifilament, you guys have some gold standards (X1 and NRG).
 
Do you think X-1 biphase is the most powerful multi that you have ? and how do you think it compares to babolat origin in power level ?
While it has been some time since I have played with Origin, X-One Biphase is definitely designed to play as close to natural gut as possible so power and comfort strong characteristics here.If you're looking for even more power though, NRG is going to be your best option from us.

NRG is better in this regard as it is made with one fiber called "Elastyl" which is designed for power and elasticity. X-One Biphase uses this fiber as well but shares half of its makeup with another fiber called H2C which helps give a more crisp and control oriented feel.

-Eric
 
Got it out of my system, but since tecnifibre targets mostly college and lower level players, do you guys have any plans to make some very budget friendly strings?
@styksnstryngs I almost don't even want to respond after that 28-3 comment! But don't worry, the Dirty Birds will be back this year...

On a more serious note, I think the opposite is generally true: our products are designed with high performance players in mind. With that being said, we have a couple different strings that could fit that budget friendly category. Multifeel definitely leads the way as a great all-around multi. I would say this is by far our fastest growing multi right now. See here for TW's review of it: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/reviews/MF16/MF16review.html Multifeel currently comes in natural and black, but keep your eyes peeled in the near future...

We also have a string called E-Matrix that is actually a TW exclusive which would compare pretty well to Lightning.

- Nick
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
While it has been some time since I have played with Origin, X-One Biphase is definitely designed to play as close to natural gut as possible so power and comfort strong characteristics here.If you're looking for even more power though, NRG is going to be your best option from us.

NRG is better in this regard as it is made with one fiber called "Elastyl" which is designed for power and elasticity. X-One Biphase uses this fiber as well but shares half of its makeup with another fiber called H2C which helps give a more crisp and control oriented feel.

-Eric
I hit with NRG2 years ago and not sure why but I thought it had less power than X-1 biphase. and also if you look at TW review, I believe X-1 biphase had higher power score of 90 and NRG2 had 89. pretty close though. Now my experience was years ago with NRG2, maybe it is worth trying again ?? I am looking to hybrid with Luxilon alu power feel poly.
 

styksnstryngs

Professional
@styksnstryngs I almost don't even want to respond after that 28-3 comment! But don't worry, the Dirty Birds will be back this year...

On a more serious note, I think the opposite is generally true: our products are designed with high performance players in mind. With that being said, we have a couple different strings that could fit that budget friendly category. Multifeel definitely leads the way as a great all-around multi. I would say this is by far our fastest growing multi right now. See here for TW's review of it: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/reviews/MF16/MF16review.html Multifeel currently comes in natural and black, but keep your eyes peeled in the near future...

We also have a string called E-Matrix that is actually a TW exclusive which would compare pretty well to Lightning.

- Nick
When I said lower level players, I meant low on the ATP tour- not in general. At a local level, only gearheads like me try anything other than rpm blast, so I know what you mean about the advanced players thing. And don't worry, we got sauced this super bowl too.
 
I hit with NRG2 years ago and not sure why but I thought it had less power than X-1 biphase. and also if you look at TW review, I believe X-1 biphase had higher power score of 90 and NRG2 had 89. pretty close though. Now my experience was years ago with NRG2, maybe it is worth trying again ?? I am looking to hybrid with Luxilon alu power feel poly.
I would definitely say its worth trying again, they are quite close though so I am not too surprised by the scores TW has listed but technically speaking NRG should have the edge on powe/comfort.

-Eric
 

tennisnut1

Semi-Pro
Can you please create a spin version of the X1 Biphase? If I had that in my racket, my game would be deadly. I've been playing with Technifibre strings for 20 years now.
 
I was a TF 515 user for many years. I guess TF got away from it because it needed to be pre-stretched, and without pre-stretching, it got soft to quickly. Now, it seems 515 is a racquetball string. It was softer than the NRG2. Any plans for another extremely soft string like 515, or has the poly mindset taken over stringing?
 
Nick, will HDX be coming out in new colors or a thinner gauge like 18? Green, yellow and black would be nice. I would also like to know if you will be coming out with tungsten tape instead of lead. I know some people think that because there is a coating on the tape that it is safe. The problem comes when it has to be discarded. I don't like using lead tape because it is poisonous for people and the environment. How many tennis players take the tape off and properly discard it at an environmental center?
 

tennisnut1

Semi-Pro
I hit with NRG2 years ago and not sure why but I thought it had less power than X-1 biphase. and also if you look at TW review, I believe X-1 biphase had higher power score of 90 and NRG2 had 89. pretty close though. Now my experience was years ago with NRG2, maybe it is worth trying again ?? I am looking to hybrid with Luxilon alu power feel poly.
The power from X1 is huge compared to NRG2, once X1 came out I never looked back. I just wish they would come out with a hex/spin shape for the X1 which would create more bite on the ball. So many of these spin strings are out on the market now, so Technifibre needs to step up and stay current with demand
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
The power from X1 is huge compared to NRG2, once X1 came out I never looked back. I just wish they would come out with a hex/spin shape for the X1 which would create more bite on the ball. So many of these spin strings are out on the market now, so Technifibre needs to step up and stay current with demand
why don't you just hybrid with poly,, your problem solved.....
 
He wants to preserve his arm. He said he likes the power also, which poly is more of a control string unless you string it really low. Then, you lose control on soft shots. That being said, I haven't been a poly guy for a long time, but when I return to tennis after a couple of surgeries, I'm coming back with a Fischer M Speed 105 strung with a very thin, firm poly at 30#
 

Znak

Semi-Pro
Yeah of course, below is what is pictured on the back of the packaging. I took this with my phone so I apologize for the quality but you can at least see what each section is made of/designed to do.



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Eric
Does that make it a Syn gut since it has a mono core? Who would you recommend this string to compared to the NRG2 and/or X1? Thanks!
 
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FIRETennis

New User
I have to say your X-ONE balls are some of the best I've ever played with. They seem to last forever!
Could you go into more detail about the differences between X-One Biphase and NRG-2 strings?
 
Does that make it a Syn gut since it has a mono core? Who would you recommend this string to compared to the NRG2 and/or X1? Thanks!
Multifeel would still be considered a multifilament as the bundles surrounding the synthetic core are the multifilament fibers. As for suggestions/recommendations, Multifeel is a great and economical option for really anyone who is looking for a string that plays very well without breaking the bank. I have talked to many people who like it for a cheaper hybrid setup, upgraded their string bed over Syn Gut, junior players who can tend to go through a lot of string, etc.

I am not sure what you're using now but I would definitely suggest trying it out! Between the performance and price, its definitely something you don't want to overlook.

- Eric
 

Znak

Semi-Pro
Multifeel would still be considered a multifilament as the bundles surrounding the synthetic core are the multifilament fibers. As for suggestions/recommendations, Multifeel is a great and economical option for really anyone who is looking for a string that plays very well without breaking the bank. I have talked to many people who like it for a cheaper hybrid setup, upgraded their string bed over Syn Gut, junior players who can tend to go through a lot of string, etc.

I am not sure what you're using now but I would definitely suggest trying it out! Between the performance and price, its definitely something you don't want to overlook.

- Eric
Thanks for the response! I'm currently using Signum Pro Micronite as my multi, loved NRG (but my wallet over time wasn't as happy). Just picked up a set of Multifeel, excited to give it a try!
 
I have to say your X-ONE balls are some of the best I've ever played with. They seem to last forever!
Could you go into more detail about the differences between X-One Biphase and NRG-2 strings?
That's awesome to hear you have played with the X-One Balls before! If you're from the U.S. I would love to hear how you came across them as I believe we have only ever sold the Court and Champion series.

As for X-One and NRG, there are actually quite a few differences between them. I have posted a spec sheet on each below but to summarize, NRG is made up of just 1 fiber called Elastyl which is a very elastic fiber. Because it is so elastic, it is great for power and comfort. X-One, is 50/50 mix of Elastyl, and H2C which provides a more "crisp" feeling to the string and better tension maintenance. Additionally, X-One Biphase undergoes a prestreching during the manufacturing process which helps improve the durability.

So technically speaking, NRG is going to provide more power/comfort, and X-One Biphase will have slightly less power, but better tension maintenance/durability.

I hope this helps but if you have more questions let me know!

- Eric


 

FIRETennis

New User
That's awesome to hear you have played with the X-One Balls before! If you're from the U.S. I would love to hear how you came across them as I believe we have only ever sold the Court and Champion series.

As for X-One and NRG, there are actually quite a few differences between them. I have posted a spec sheet on each below but to summarize, NRG is made up of just 1 fiber called Elastyl which is a very elastic fiber. Because it is so elastic, it is great for power and comfort. X-One, is 50/50 mix of Elastyl, and H2C which provides a more "crisp" feeling to the string and better tension maintenance. Additionally, X-One Biphase undergoes a prestreching during the manufacturing process which helps improve the durability.

So technically speaking, NRG is going to provide more power/comfort, and X-One Biphase will have slightly less power, but better tension maintenance/durability.

I hope this helps but if you have more questions let me know!

- Eric
Great info.
I've played the X-One balls in Europe on clay and they outlasted by 2-3x any other clay specific balls!
Sounds like X-One Biphase is the one I should try.
Any tension recommendation in a Pure Drive 100inch, 330g, 16x19?
I usually string natural gut 16g at 58lbs and poly 17g at 53lbs.
 
Great info.
I've played the X-One balls in Europe on clay and they outlasted by 2-3x any other clay specific balls!
Sounds like X-One Biphase is the one I should try.
Any tension recommendation in a Pure Drive 100inch, 330g, 16x19?
I usually string natural gut 16g at 58lbs and poly 17g at 53lbs.
I assume you're trying the X-One in replacement of the gut. If so, I would start at the same tension of 58lbs. If you were to change both the string and tension, it would be more difficult to determine what made the difference, whether good or bad.

- Eric
 

joefrancenz

New User
Hi Guys - after trying a few strings from various manufacturers I am really happy with Pro Red Code - main reason is better tension maintenance (in my experience). I have only used 16 gauge though and recently switched to Prokennex Redondo 98 - a low powered 18/20 pattern racquet. Would you recommend I stick with 16 gauge for the control which is why I am using that racket or should I use 17 gauge? What benefits would I get and would I lose some element of control or tension maintenance?

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Frans Bleker

Professional
While I can't entirely say a definitive yes or no, I am strongly leaning towards no. Being a French company I hear the phrase "raison d'etre" quite a bit which essentially means "the reason why we exist". The reason why Tecnifibre exists is that the company was founded on the idea of creating something that played just as good as natural gut, but without the production involved. Thus, the multifilament was born to bridge that gap and strings like X-One Biphase, and NRG have done a great job at being a more affordable option while still playing so well. I am not expecting a natural gut from us anytime soon but we do have a new and exciting multi in the works. Hopefully more on that later in the year.

-Eric
Hello Eric,

Nice phrase, but I still don't see alot of NRG/Poly hybrids, as I do see alot of Gut/Poly hybrids. We also got a phrase in English, namely; "Adapt or Die".
 
Hi Guys - after trying a few strings from various manufacturers I am really happy with Pro Red Code - main reason is better tension maintenance (in my experience). I have only used 16 gauge though and recently switched to Prokennex Redondo 98 - a low powered 18/20 pattern racquet. Would you recommend I stick with 16 gauge for the control which is why I am using that racket or should I use 17 gauge? What benefits would I get and would I lose some element of control or tension maintenance?

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Was the previous racquet you were using a "closed" string pattern as well and often do you break strings? If you don't break too often and moved to a tighter string bed, I would definitely say you could bump up into a 17g as you would get a bit more action on the ball compared to a thicker gauge string.

- Eric
 

bigmatt

Semi-Pro
Hello Eric,

Nice phrase, but I still don't see alot of NRG/Poly hybrids, as I do see alot of Gut/Poly hybrids. We also got a phrase in English, namely; "Adapt or Die".
Two of the most popular hybrids in my shop are Black Code 4S mains with NRG2 crosses, and original Black Code mains with Biphase crosses.
TF has "adapted" quite well IMHO
 
Eric will it be possible to get the new Multifeel black in Europe this year? We are at present only able to get XR-1 which is not sold in the states. Will Technifibre also be offering tungsten tape instead of lead in the near future?
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
That's awesome to hear you have played with the X-One Balls before! If you're from the U.S. I would love to hear how you came across them as I believe we have only ever sold the Court and Champion series.

As for X-One and NRG, there are actually quite a few differences between them. I have posted a spec sheet on each below but to summarize, NRG is made up of just 1 fiber called Elastyl which is a very elastic fiber. Because it is so elastic, it is great for power and comfort. X-One, is 50/50 mix of Elastyl, and H2C which provides a more "crisp" feeling to the string and better tension maintenance. Additionally, X-One Biphase undergoes a prestreching during the manufacturing process which helps improve the durability.

So technically speaking, NRG is going to provide more power/comfort, and X-One Biphase will have slightly less power, but better tension maintenance/durability.

I hope this helps but if you have more questions let me know!

- Eric


This might be a odd question. but when I tried the 18 G X-1 biphase and compared it to 17 G, it seemed like 18 G had Less power. That was very odd to me because almost always thinner strings are supposed to be more powerful ? What do think ? and also I remember trying the NRG2 and felt it was a very good string, but it lost tension too quicly and that may have been the reason I preferred the X-1.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I would definitely say its worth trying again, they are quite close though so I am not too surprised by the scores TW has listed but technically speaking NRG should have the edge on powe/comfort.

-Eric
And where does this HDX tour fit in the group of your multifilaments ? It seem to be as expensive as X-1 biphase, so I am figuring it is premium multi like X-1 ?

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Tecnifibre_HDX_Tour_17_String/descpageACTFUSA-HDX17.html
 
Eric will it be possible to get the new Multifeel black in Europe this year? We are at present only able to get XR-1 which is not sold in the states. Will Technifibre also be offering tungsten tape instead of lead in the near future?
From what I have heard Multifeel won't be sold in Europe, but that could change. The string is growing very quickly here in the US so I don't know if that will change things. Multifeel and XR-1 are pretty similar, the biggest difference being Multifeel's core is round while XR-1's core is square. Because of that XR-1 is a little bit more crisp.

Haven't heard anything about tungsten tape, so I can't say confidently either way.

- Nick
 

Tommy Haas

Hall of Fame
This might be a odd question. but when I tried the 18 G X-1 biphase and compared it to 17 G, it seemed like 18 G had Less power. That was very odd to me because almost always thinner strings are supposed to be more powerful ?
That's also the case with NRG2 17g vs 18g. The 18g version definitely had less power and I think it's due to being too thin and not having enough fibers to snap back as quickly as the 17g.
 

mctennis

Hall of Fame
Not sure why there seems to be so many people interested strings made in "specific colors". I, for one, do not care what color the string is as long as it performs how I need it to. I've also noticed when people compare different colors of the same string there is usually some discrepancy between the different performance levels of the same string. They say the only difference is the color. Or so those people say. Some attribute that to the dye color in the strings. Perhaps yes, perhaps no. I can see that perhaps being the issue. Other factors may also contribute to the difference in playability as well. Too many to go into here. I'm not interested in making a fashion statement with my strings. I just want to beat the other player.
 

Morch Us

Semi-Pro
I had used most of your multifilament strings before. Looks like the new trend is "snapback" and for that you guys keep trying to reduce string to string friction. But a side effect of it is that there is almost no new generation of "rough" multifilaments providing good ball bite and grab (increased string to ball friction).

I have heard from many players that they like the multifilaments in their racket after it starts to fray. This is generally because of the increased string to ball friction. But by that time it is too late, and string will break soon.

Can you folks provide at least a couple of options of multi with good string to ball friction, even if that means increased string to string friction? (players can always hybrid it to their liking).


Multifeel's core is round
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
I had used most of your multifilament strings before. Looks like the new trend is "snapback" and for that you guys keep trying to reduce string to string friction. But a side effect of it is that there is almost no new generation of "rough" multifilaments providing good ball bite and grab (increased string to ball friction).

I have heard from many players that they like the multifilaments in their racket after it starts to fray. This is generally because of the increased string to ball friction. But by that time it is too late, and string will break soon.

Can you folks provide at least a couple of options of multi with good string to ball friction, even if that means increased string to string friction? (players can always hybrid it to their liking).
I think that group of people is the minority. That being said, I find X-One to be comparatively "sticky" when holding it next to NXT or Xcel.

I think all multi get rough after that first outer coating wears off anyway. I think people like that snap and slick coating especially if it adds 10-15% longevity to the string.
 

mctennis

Hall of Fame
I think that group of people is the minority. That being said, I find X-One to be comparatively "sticky" when holding it next to NXT or Xcel.

I think all multi get rough after that first outer coating wears off anyway. I think people like that snap and slick coating especially if it adds 10-15% longevity to the string.
Not sure if these poly strings add anything close to 10-15% longevity if these poly strings only last 6-8 hours or so before they need replaced.
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
Not sure if these poly strings add anything close to 10-15% longevity if these poly strings only last 6-8 hours or so before they need replaced.
You shouldnt need to replace X-One after 6-8 hours like a real (extruded) poly. These are not monofilaments... they are poly fibers woven in with elastic fibers (used in all multis). They DO last a teeny bit longer and give it a crisp feel. I find X-One plays great until it snaps... which will indeed be much quicker than a normal poly of course

I have never worn through a string as fast as I have NRG. Which has no poly fibers in it. X-One for sure lasts longer than NRG for whatever combo of reasons
 
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