What replaced Prince Synthetic Gut Multifilament ?

SonRK

Semi-Pro
Hi all,

Well I went crazy and bought a new stringer and a bunch of sets and reels to experiment on my racquets. I remember this being a great string in a full bed, and I thought it would probably play great as a cross to a poly in the mains.

The thing is, when I go to check Prince multifilaments, they seem to have several kinds now, and none that says "formerly known as PSGM". Those who kept up with it over the years, do any of the new strings play similar, or is a renamed version of the original Prince Synthetic Gut Multfilament ?
 

Kalin

Legend
Never heard of Prince Synthetic Gut Multifilament... I thought all synguts are monofilament by design. The original Prince Synthetic Gut is most definitely a monofilament. Either this is a rare string or you got the nomenclature wrong or I need to brush up on my string history knowledge.
 

esgee48

G.O.A.T.
PSG Multifilament went the way of the dinosaur. Closest string in terms of stiffness and tension stability is Head RIP Control. Something softer with perhaps lower string - string COF would be Head Velocity. Something stiffer would be Prince Premiere Control. That is assuming they are all the same gauge and strung at same ref tension. Something more in line with just SG would be Babolat Spiral Tek. FWIW, Spiral Tek and Velocity come in various colors.
 

SonRK

Semi-Pro
PSG Multifilament went the way of the dinosaur. Closest string in terms of stiffness and tension stability is Head RIP Control. Something softer with perhaps lower string - string COF would be Head Velocity. Something stiffer would be Prince Premiere Control. That is assuming they are all the same gauge and strung at same ref tension. Something more in line with just SG would be Babolat Spiral Tek. FWIW, Spiral Tek and Velocity come in various colors.
Thanks, I actually picked up a reel of Rip Control because my friends use it, but I personally never tried it. I'll give Velocity a shot.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
I vaguely remember PSG Multi being around a while ago, but when I first started stringing at home, I wasn't schooled on everything out there.

Among the options that Prince has to offer now, I've become a fan of their Premier Control and I keep a reel of the 16 ga. on hand for any jobs that need a multi. This has turned out to be a really good bang-for-the-buck option that has both some inherent softness and also surprisingly good tension maintenance compared with other multis I've tried in recent history.

I get enough of the softness I need from syn. gut, but if I needed extra comfort this would be my regular string. Even if it's more firm than the original PSG Multi, it can play plenty soft at the right tension.
 

topspinlob

Rookie
Prince Syn Gut Multifilament became Prince Premier Attack and then renamed to Prince Prince Premier Control
 

Crazy Finn

Hall of Fame
I'm super confused. How was Prince Synth Gut a Multifilament?

To me this is like Ford Super Duty Truck Sedan. Huh? Is it a truck or is it a sedan. It's either a multifilament or a synth gut.
 

PBODY99

Legend
@Crazy Finn
It was not a solid core string.
The name traded off of the rep of PSG.
Construction was closer to other polyurethane bonded string like Sensation or Excel.
 
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