Tips to choose the good string for your game

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Focusing on the choice of the racquet is a pretty common habit for tennis players. In doing this, they often forget about choosing the right string for their game… Huge mistake! 

cordage multifilament ou polyester

Choosing a string is as important as choosing a racquet! 

Focusing on the choice of the racquet is a pretty common habit for tennis players. In doing this, they often forget about choosing the right string for their game… Huge mistake! 
String will have an enormous impact on your game. Select the right one can increase your performance in a way you can’t imagine!
There are no good or bad strings! You have to find the one that is best for your game.

Multifilaments, a powerful and comfortable choice

Multifilament string is composed of hundreds (sometimes thousands) weaved fibers combined with polyurethane. This production method brings lot more power and comfort to the string.
These strings can be very durable, unlike what you hear sometimes, and bring excellent feel you can’t find anywhere else. 

Polyester, a durable and control oriented string

Polyesters have become more and more common after the expansion of powerful racquets. Players are hitting harder and harder, therefore a solution has to be found to control their shots, but above all, avoid breaking string too quickly. That is what polyesters have brought to the game.
In play, the advantage is its durability and stiffness. Using polyester makes sense for the player who is breaking their string often. For most of the people, though, it will create a lot of arm fatigue due to its stiffness, and your shots will start to be shorter and shorter.

 

cordage multifilament ou polyester

Be careful with the preconceived notions about polyester!

A lot of people think that since polyester is played by the pros, it is the better string. What people don’t realize is that pro players have different needs than most others. Indeed, professionals are playing with heavier racquets and are physically more prepared. They are changing string every seven games, so their needs are completely different. 
Thinking that polyesters are more efficient or that they are offering more effect is also false. Every scientific study says so. 

Lighter than 300g, multifilament will be perfect for your racquet

Below 300 grams your racquet is very maneuverable but has less power. These light racquets will generate 18% more shock on your arm than heavier ones. In this case, you’ll need power and better absorption to offset the additional stress on your arm. And that’s exactly what a multifilament will bring you! 

Heavier than 300g, you can choose from different options!


In this kind of situation, it’s the opposite from what we have seen before. Your racquet will be less maneuverable but more powerful. It will absorb 18% more shock than a lighter frame. Therefore, the needs are completely different. For players with good groundstrokes, polyester will bring you more control and longevity. But for players who are looking for feel and power, multifilament is the best choice! 
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