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Comments: Average synthetic gut here. I tried this out as a cross string with Luxilon 4g (mains) strung at 56lbs on
my Blade 98 16x19. Had a decent lively feel when freshly strung, but that feel soon disappeared after just a day or two. This string
also feels a tad brittle after its original feel dies out. I, personally, wouldn't buy this string again but I can see this as a good choice
for people who string out of their own home and possibly are on a low budget too.
From: Shane, 7/13
Comments: These strings are ok. Power: These strings offer a descent amount of power but there are more
powerful strings in the same price range. Control: Average amount of control. Durability: I tried the 16 gauge and it broke after
about 10 hours of play. Not the worst, not the best. Value: Pretty good value. Very cheap strings that will last long enough.
From: John, 5/12
Comments: Pretty good feel.. Predictable play. I get about 10-15 hours of play out of it, which is what you want out
of a synthetic anyway. I usually string a new set in my racquet for every tournament match.
From: Mark, CA, USA, 01/11
NTRP Rating: 6.0
Comments: This is about the worst synthetic gut I've every played with. Zero bite, zero feel, just a waste of money.
Good thing its cheap, and you get what you pay for.
From: Tom, USA. 6/10
Comments: Wilson Extreme Syn Gut 16g are great strings. I play with a Babolat Pure Storm LTD. I string it myself
at 65-67lbs. I am a 4.0+, hard hitting, topspin junky. A set of strings last me just about 3 weeks. At that time I start to feel a loss
in tension, but they soon break at that point. The feel is great. Don't judge these strings by the price. Buy it if you want a string
that is cheap in price, great feel and control, easy to string, and has a good hitting life. Forget it if you want to break serve speed
records, don't care about price for strings, and want to match your Babolat racquet with Babolat strings.
From: David, RSM, CA, USA 11/09
Comments: Good string for the first couple days of play. Lost tension quickly and strings became dead and
powerless. They are pretty durable and haven't broken on my Babolat AeroPro Drive yet. For the money, I would recommend this
string for a beginner, or one who has their own stringer and reel of it.
From: heath, kentucky, usa. 5/08
Comments: Very good string for the price. Very easy to string, but stretches A LOT! (Strung on Wilson Ncode Six-
one 90) As far as playability goes it feels great, but strings get out of line a lot and it is a hassle to straighten them out between
points. Another downside is that they collect a large amount of ball fuzz... Which is great if your going for the whole green
Chewbacca look (I don't really care how it looks, as long as my opponent looks like an idiot)! Anyways, this is a great buy for
people looking for a great balance between price and playability.
From: Tuan, Everett, WA, USA, 04/08
Comments: I go lots of power from this string. I've been using it on a couple of Trisys 260s (340 grams strung) that
I restrung at 58 and 64. No problem with either the durability or loss of power so far. I play 5-6 times a week and the plow
through is still there. The control is the best I have seen on an economical string, so I plan on stringing the others with the same
stuff. I'm still trying to break a string just to see how far it can go! This one's got my vote.
From: Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA. 11/07
Comments: It's an awesome string. It is perfect for spin, power and control, but it has poor durabilty. Very great
From: Stefano, Pescara, Italy. 11/07
From:Wilson Extreme 16 Synthetic Gut is an economical and consistent playing string. I play about 10 hours per week and it lasts around two to three weeks, which is great. The strings don't move around much either. It breaks just when I feel it should and I can restring. I don't like to play too long on a set of strings as they get mushy. I am 4.5+ and play with a Prince Tour 700 and string at 65#. This combination of string and heavier racquet got rid of my tennis elbow and shoulder tendonitis. I've been using the string for 2 years and haven't found a string I like better for two to three times the price. Phil, Tempe, AZ, 12/06
Comments: This string is great, it keeps its tension and has a very nice feel to it. I am 10 years old
and just had this string put into my head prestige. I think this string is giving me more power because my
prestige is more of a control racquet. I am a baseline player with medium topspin and am currently playing at
the under 13's level.
From: Bob, Liverpool, England 04/06
Comments: Pretty good string. Though its not the best Iíve ever used its excellent considering how
much it costs.
Great feel and control. Though it only lasts several hours, overall its great economical string. Iím a 4.0 hard
topspin, baseline player.
From: Danny, NYC, New York, USA. 9/05
Comments: I've tried a few different strings, and this is the best so far. I play an all court game with a
Precision Response MP, strung at 62lbs.
From: JD, Bismarck, ND, USA. 8/05
Comments: This string is great. It performed very well for the first few hours and
did well for considerable amount of time. This string tends to break very quickly. It lasted for
about 4 days before it broke. I do like to string my racquet to around 63lbs and hit the ball
really hard. If you can afford to re-string your racquet every week this is a great string.
From: Harry, Falls Church, VA, USA 08/05
Comments: This string is great. It doesn't seem to last that long but the
playability is great. I am a 5.o player and hit with a bit of power and lots of spin. I won't play
with any other string in my racquet.
From: Jason, WI, USA 07/05
Comments: I personally like the synthetic better than the NXT because I get
more feel for the ball. With the NXT, itís cushioned. Another plus is that the synthetic gut is
From: Bob, San Francisco, CA, USA. 09/04
Comments: I used the Wilson Sensation 16 and switched to Wilson Extreme 16.
The difference in feel, bite, and control is phenomenal. I am a hard hitter playing at the 4.0
level, and these strings are very durable.
From: Jeff, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. 8/04
Comments: This is a great deal if you string your own racquets. I used to play
with NXT 16 at 65lbs (Prince Org. Graphite OS), and I switched to Extreme Synthetic 16 at
62lbs. The difference was miniscule in terms of performance. This string breaks after 3
matches, compared to deterioration after 5-6 matches with the NXT.
From: Anjan, Carlsbad, CA, USA. 3/04
Comments: I just bought another Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.2 and got this string
free. On my other stick, I was using Wilson NXT Tour 17 string and wasn't really happy with it.
It started to fray really fast and took a while to break. Well I absolutely love this string. I get a
lot of ball bite and ball feel. My groundies are really solid and my volleys couldn't be better. My
serve has also improved using this string. I would really recommend this string if you prefer
ball bite and feel. I also hit with heavy topspin and this string is still really good. No loss of
tension at all.
From: Adam, San Jose, CA, USA. 8/03
Comments: I first used these strings as a Tennis Warehouse throw-in, free with
new racquet purchases. I like them very much, and you can't beat the price! Great ball bite
and feel. Nice snap. Reasonably durable, with not a lot of movement. Strong value to
From: Sandy, NY, NY, USA. 7/03
Comments: These strings are the best. I switched to them from Gosen strings.
I play Varsity Tennis for my high school for 1-3 hrs a day everyday. I have some SERIOUS
topspin with some SERIOUS power. I use a Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 5.0 and the string feels
great. I break my strings once every 2 weeks and these strings are the best because they
are cheap and they last long.
From: Saurabh, Gahanna, OH, USA. 4/03
Comments: One of the best economy strings and better than many expensive
ones.Good bite on the ball, easy on the arm, average durability.
From: Toby, UK. 4/03
Comments: This is a very good string. It doesn't last me that long but I get good
and hard hits off of it. It will only last me about two weeks and I'm re-stringing, but overall it is
a very good string.
From: Corey Gaines, Elberton, GA. USA 2/03
Comments: Wilson Extreme 16 Synthetic Gut has a good feel to it, but suffers in
durability. I bought a reel and I am restringing every 10 days. I can only get about 6 hours of
play before it breaks.
From: Jim, Peoria, IL. USA 5/02
Comments: Wilson Extreme Synthetic Gut 16g is a very good feel string but
doesn't do that well with durability. I am a 4.5-5.0 NTRP level junior player and I use the
string on my Head i.Prestige racquet. I hit with heavy topspin and power and it seems that
the string can't go beyond 2 weeks of 1-3 hours of play.
From: AY, Princeton, NJ. USA 4/02
Comments: I like this string a lot, it has great feel and the ball really pops of the
racquet. But is durability is limited. The best I can do is about 3-4 weeks in the racquet
before breakage. My skill level ranges from 4 to 5.5 and I play a lot of tennis. I have a heavy
top spin and slice which adds to the wear factor. A great playing string, I just wish it was a
touch more durable.
From: Art, USA 10/01
Comments: I think the Wilson Extreme natural is the best string on the market. It
is extremely durable and bytes the ball. I can get good speed and control with it and it lasts
for about a week or two. Its great stuff.
From: Kyle, Lexington, KY. USA 4/01
Comments:I asked a local pro about string. He recommended Wilson Extreme
16 or 17g. Synthetic Gut String for my Wilson Hammer 6.2 Stretch. I have found it to be
extremely durable, responsive, and economical string. When I first put the string in my frame,
the ball seemed to explode off of my racquet. I am a 4.5 level player with pretty hard
From: Joe, Richmond, Va. USA 6/00
Comments:Wilson Extreme Synthetic Gut 16g. seems to maintain low durability.
I play several times a week, and am not an avid string breaker, but this string breaks often. It
feels nice, but doesn't last long.
From: Steven, Champaign, IL. USA 4/00
Comments:Wilson Extreme 16 Synthetic Gut has great overall playability.
Durability is questionable but worth it. I'm a 4.5+ player and have found great feel with this
From: Ben, B.C, Canada 08/99