Ashaway intros Crossfire Plus Hybrid
Ashaway, RI — Ashaway Racket Strings has introduced a new member of its popular Crossfire® family of hybrid strings for tennis players. New Crossfire Plus combines a 1.25 mm (17 gauge) blend of braided Aramid and PTFE fibers for the mains with Synthetic Gut with an abrasion resistant wear layer for the crosses. The result is a tough, durable hybrid combination with a softer feel, superior resilience, and maximum ability to impart spin. Crossfire Plus is designed for chronic string breakers and top-spin players looking for a hybrid string combination that plays better than a heavier gauge Aramid, but wears just as well.
“People have been asking us to develop a softer Crossfire string for years,” said Steve Crandall, Vice President of Ashaway. “What we’ve done with Crossfire Plus is add very silky PTFE filaments to the braided Aramid mains, which softens their feel and enhances playability without sacrificing power or durability. The Synthetic Gut cross strings add resilience and ball control. The result is a hybrid with powerful playability, softer feel, superior spin capability, and maximum durability.”
Reports from early playtesters have been very positive, said Crandall. “Many tell us this hybrid combination plays like an 18 gauge, but lasts like a 16 gauge hybrid,” he said. “Others have commented on the reduced impact shock from hard strikes, and the improved ability to cut and spin the ball.”
Bright yellow in color, Ashaway’s new Crossfire Plus is available in 7/6 meter sets (23/20 ft.). Ashaway recommends stringing the Aramid/PTFE mains with 10-15% less tension than the Synthetic Gut crosses, or up to 60 and 65 lbs. (27/30 kgs) respectively.
Ashaway Racket Strings are made by Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co., the only U.S. manufacturer of string for squash, tennis, racquetball, and badminton. Operated by the Crandall family since 1824, Ashaway has been making racquet strings since 1949, and is responsible for several important technical innovations. Ashaway is the Official String of USA Racquetball and the Women’s International Squash Players Association. Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co. also makes braided products for medical and industrial applications. For more information visit ashawayusa.com
For additional product information, contact:
Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co.
PO Box 549
Ashaway, RI 02804 USA
Tel: (800) 556-7260 (U.S. only) or +1 (401) 377-2221
Fax: +1 (401) 377-9091
Ashaway Racket Strings has introduced a new member of the Crossfire® family of hybrid strings for tennis players. New Crossfire Plus combines a 1.25 mm (17 gauge) blend of braided Aramid and PTFE fibers for the mains with Synthetic Gut with an abrasion resistant wear layer for the crosses. The result is a tough, durable hybrid combination with a softer feel, superior resilience, and maximum ability to impart spin.
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