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Most used string material. Frequently referred to as Synthetic Gut. Comes in many different constructions and shapes. Stiffer than Natural Gut, but softer than Polyester or Kevlar. Great for players who don't break strings frequently and don't want to pay for Natural Gut.
Very stiff and very durable string. Generally used as the main strings in a hybrid with softer crosses to reduce the overall stringbed stiffness. Primarily used by players who break all other materials too quickly.
Growing in popularity on the tour and at clubs and parks. May offer enhanced spin for players with long, fast swing speeds. Frequently used in hybrids as a stiffer, more durable alternative to Nylon or Natural Gut. But, many believe it does not hold tension as well as the other materials.
The softest, most arm-friendly strings available with good tension maintenance. Used by players of all levels and swing styles. But, substantially more expensive than other materials.
Two or more different strings in an effort to get the best of both worlds. For example, many big hitters combine Polyester mains with Nylon or Natural Gut crosses to get the durability and spin potential of the polyester while softening the feel of the stringbed with the Nylon or Natural Gut.
With dozens of new racquet models in the marketplace, consumers need knowledgeable retailers and racquet technicians to help them choose the frame and string that best suits their game and style of play, and who can help them determine when their racquet needs to be serviced.