String Choices

What do I use?

Below is a list of strings that I stock and string with regularly. I have my favourites, though not everybody will like the same strings that I do.

I have provided my own personal scoring system per string, based on my experience using and feedback from players. The important thing is to work out which string suits you best.

 

In squash, as a rule of thumb, Ashaway are generally very good strings for touch players, offering a braided/grippy surface which enables the player to put plenty of cut/spin on the ball. Technifibre is a very popular choice on the PSA, and tends to allow for a little more power. The Eye X-Tech has a similar quality to Tecnifibre, with a lot of bite on the ball.  

For tennis, there are many choices of strings, with lots of players opting for a hybrid set up  - with stronger, poly strings in the mains and softer multifilament/gut strings in the crosses - Roger Federer is an exception and uses natural gut in the mains and poly strings in the crosses. Natural gut is considered to be the best feeling string available, with great power due to it's elasticity, however isn't very durable and is expensive. I can order on request though.

Squash

 

Tecnifibre 305 1.2mm (green) – Multifilament

  • Durability 7/10

  • Power 8/10 

  • Control 8/10

 

Tecnifibre DNAMX 1.2mm (black) – Multifilament

  • Durability 6/10

  • Power 8/10 

  • Control 7/10 

Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 1.18mm (red) – Multifilament

  • Durability 5/10

  • Power 9/10 

  • Control 8/10 

Eye X-Tech 1.2 (green & black) - Multifilament 

  • Durability 8/10

  • Power 7/10 

  • Control 7/10

 

Ashaway PowerNick 18 1.15mm (red) – Braided

  • Durability 8/10 

  • Power 7/10 

  • Control 6/10

 

Ashaway SuperNick XL Micro 1.15mm (yellow) – Braided

  • Durability 7/10 

  • Power 7/10

  • Control 7/10 

 

Ashaway SuperNick ZX  1.25mm (orange) - Braided

  • Durability 7/10 

  • Power 8/10 

  • Control 7/10 

Ashaway UltraNick 18 1.15mm (Blue) - Braided

  • Durability 8/10 

  • Power 7/10 

  • Control 7/10 

 

Unsquashable Tour-Tec Pro 1.18 (Neon Yelllow) -  Multifilament

  • Durability 7/10 

  • Power 8/10 

  • Control 8/10 

RAB Sensor Fibre 1.27mm (black / yellow) – Multifilament

  • Durability 9/10

  • Power 8/10

  • Control 7/10

 

 

Racketball

 

Normally I would suggest a thicker string, such as Sensor Fibre or a synthetic gut squash/tennis string at around 1.30mm.

Tennis

 

Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25mm (grey) - Poly

  • Durability 7/10

  • Power 8/10 

  • Control 9/10 

Luxilon Savage (Blue/Black/Lime) 1.25mm – Poly

  • Durability 7/10

  • Power 7/10 

  • Control 8/10 

Babolat RPM Blast 1.25mm (black) - Poly

  • Durability 8/10

  • Power 8/10

  • Control 8/10 

Babolat Synth Gut 1.25mm (Blue/Pink) – Synth Gut

  • Durability 7/10

  • Power 8/10 

  • Control 5/10 

 

Tecnifibre Pro Red Code 1.25mm (red) – Poly

  • Durability 9/10

  • Power 7/10 

  • Control 7/10 

Acelon Wildfire 1.30mm (Natural) – Multifilament

  • Durability 6/10

  • Power 9/10 

  • Control 7/10