Ashaway offers new bulk reels
Ashaway, RI — Ashaway Racket Strings has made its popular MonoGut® ZX brand tennis strings — 16L gauge (1.27 mm) MonoGut ZX, and 17 gauge (1.22 mm) MonoGut ZX Pro — available in bulk reels for more efficient hybrid stringing. Of the two, MonoGut ZX Pro is a thinner lighter string, designed to provide even better elongation, snap-back and playability for players who do not require the added durability of the 16L gauge MonoGut ZX string. Both are of 100% Zyex monofilament construction, which provides exceptional dynamic stiffness and gut-like playability. The total lack of polyester increases elongation and decreases stiffness for comfortable soft power.
“MonoGut ZX series strings remain soft at higher tensions, reducing impact shock,” said Steve Crandall, Vice President of Ashaway Racket Strings. This comfortable, arm-friendly performance is what we mean by ‘soft power.’ MonoGut ZX series strings also provide better energy return than any other synthetic material. This means more power. The result is a powerful, easy playing string ideal by itself or as part of a hybrid combination.”
Crandall added that players from all levels report that MonoGut ZX series strings also generate spin like the so-called high-tech polyesters. “Because of the strings’ high elasticity and low coefficient of friction, players claim better snap-back for improved spin, better results from more compact strokes, and overall reduced impact shock and enhanced comfort.” Crandall noted that few breakage problems have been reported, and quoted several players as saying: “Playing with this string is just easier;” “Great power and spin;” and “Totally different feel than when playing with other monos.”
MonoGut ZX and MonoGut ZX Pro are designed for players seeking both gut-like playability and superior durability in a solid monofilament string, as well as for players using monofilament strings in hybrid stringing patterns. Both MonoGut ZX and MonoGut ZX Pro come in either a natural gut-like tan or fiery red. They are available in 40-ft (12 m) sets, and now in both 360-ft (110 m) and 720-ft (220 m) reels. Recommended stringing tension is up to 60 lbs. (27 kgs).
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 has been the Official String of USA Racquetball for more than ten years, and has recently been named the Official String of Professional Tennis Registry and the Women’s Squash Association. Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co. also makes braided products for medical and industrial applications. For more information visit ashawayusa.com. Zyex is a registered trademark of Zyex Ltd.
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