Wilson NXT Defect?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Al Czervik, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Al Czervik

    Al Czervik Hall of Fame

    Aug 13, 2007
    I bought a Microgel Prestige Pro last weekend and had the local shop string up with NXT at 58. Brought it out for beer league doubles last night and popped a string at the top of the bed a little over an hour into play. The break didn't happen at the knot, so it I don't think it was stringer error.

    I took it back to my local shop today, ready to lobby for a credit. The head stringer shook his head, said they had a "bad batch," three or four other people had similar problems, and the stringer had even broken the string twice recently during stringing.

    I just wanted to see if this is a local deal or a common problem. NXT had never caused me problems the first few times I used it and I was happy I had found a multi I like. :(
  2. lawlitssoo1n

    lawlitssoo1n Professional

    Jul 8, 2008
    maybe its the stringing machine????
  3. fluffy Beaver

    fluffy Beaver Professional

    Nov 3, 2006
    In your house
    It just sounds like a shank to me. If you're not familiar with what breaking strings on a shank is, it's just breaking strings anywhere near the frame. Strings deflect greatly when a ball is struck, so that much deflection near the frame = breakage since the string is unable to bend correctly. Can happen even on a brand new string job in minutes if you miss hit the ball hard enough.
  4. Lindsay

    Lindsay Semi-Pro

    May 25, 2004
    About 3 years ago we got a bad batch of this same string. The string was incredibly rough to the touch on parts and a brownish color and measured almost 18g in a 16 package. We've also gotten demo string that looked like wet gut- white and puffy in parts. I remember it being almost too thick to use in a tie-off hole. All was sent back and replaced with no problem.

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