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Comments: Hello Tennis Warehouse community! To start off, I am a teaching pro in MA and have won various
open level tournaments over the past few years. I have used almost every string under the sun as well as almost every
racquet. I am currently playing with the Prince Graphite 107. I have been using this racquet with various strings at 67 lbs.
My go-to string right now is a 15l Prince Synthetic Gut with Duraflex. I love the way this feels in this racquet. However,
tonight I found a reel of Forten Nyon 15l laying around my club. I strung one of my broken racquets (refering to string) up
with some of this at 67 lbs. I hit it side by side with the Prince Duralfex strung at the same tension. In comparison to
Duralfex, the Forten Nylon is a little bit stiffer right after stringing. I found this string to hit like a poly at first (without the
spin). After about 30 minutes of hitting though the string softened up and became much more playable. I can tell that string
will last about the same duration as the 15l duraflex but will not quite have the same playability. I found that this string is
the opposite of RPM blast (in regards to feel on topspin and flat shots). It feels soft on flat shots and harsher on spin shots.
The power and control are equivalent to Duraflex. While Duraflex is much softer feeling when it come to finesse shots.
Overall this is a great string for the money. Let me repeat this. This is a great string for the money! It is not too far off from
the most popular synthetic gut in the world (Duralfex), playability wise, for 1/4 of the price. This is not a game changing
string but a great alternative for those looking for a very economical choice with good durability and playability. I used the
black color for anyone that is curious. Hope this helps!
From: Cam, 11/16
Comments: At 1.4mm, a full bed of this starts off with a gummy, heavy feel to it. After it settles and softens
(especially in a light racquet, sub 11oz.) the $20 for 600+ feet turns out to be a great value. It has good durability and
I have hybrid strung this stuff in varying combinations in the mains and crosses with polys and multifilaments, with the 15g
generally in the mains and I have had good results. This means it does what I want it to do.
From: Scott, 1/13
Comments: For roughly $0.025 per foot this is definitely the most bang for your buck. It's especially useful if
have your own stringer and want some "cheap" string. It's nice and soft and I have very decent feel with it.
From: Lance, 10/12
Comments: I got about 6 hours of play out of this string. Not six days, but six hours. While it lasted, it marked
my balls, an effective method of keeping the guys of the other court off them (you could see the black layer peel off). If you
to have fresh strings all the time though, this is a great string because as something to actually play with, it's okay.
From: Kaishin, 10/12
Comments: This is the best string for the value on Earth! Great performance!
From: Anon, 9/2
Comments: The durability is unacceptable, as it lasted me just 4 days. This just doesn't work for me. I'm not
going to make this a product I buy again. It's nice and soft though.
From: Philip, 8/12
Comments: Forten Nylon is a good string for tournaments. It is durable for long hits on hard courts. I have
using this string for 10 years.
From: Niyongira, 10/11
Comments: Good string. For the price you can't beat the performance. I used this to string for my teammates
they all loved how it felt. I personally use it on the crosses. I recently purchased a reel of the black string and it seems to
some sort of coating on it that the other colors did not have. When stringing the crosses with it the string snapped. I would
recommend pre-stretching it before using to really get a good feel from it.
From: Eric, USA, 01/11
Comments: For a "cheap" reel, this string packs a punch!
From: Sella, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 01/11
Comments: Bought the reel to get a feel of stringing racquets and I have to save that I LOVE IT!! I use a semi-
western forehand grip, so I impart a lot of topspin to my forehands and found that these strings are extremely durable. I
tried poly's, as well as other "durable" strings and found these to be both durable and powerful!!
From: Kevin, FL, USA, 12/10
Comments: I bought this string to get started stringing racquets. It had good feel and control but I snapped it
about every other day. The only problem I had with this string was it lost its tension fairly quickly. I use a K Pro Tour strung
lbs. I will try it in hybrids soon.
From: David, Tupelo, MS. 5/10
Comments: Wow. Plays just like a poly, maybe better. By far more durable, and great feel. I used kevlar
snapped polys twice weekly. That stuff took its toll on my arm after a few hours of play. This stuff I could play for hours on
and nothing wrong with my arm. And my when I served my sliders and kick serves were biting a lot more; big serve big
Heavy topspin one hander. Strong baseline game, but like to serve and volley often.
From: Joel, Camden, SC, USA, 01/10
Comments: This stuff gives an amazing bite on the ball. Previously played with Gosen's ProForm Tuff (another
gauge tournament nylon string) for about a year and a half, and the switch to this really paid huge dividends on helping me
correct my technique. The ProForm Tuff is suited more for flatter hitters, feeling more like a board and very unforgiving if
attempting to put spin on the shots. I would get a lot of depth, but this was mostly due to the flatness of my shots, and I
end up spraying many balls long. Forten's 15L tournament nylon gives an amazing bite in comparison, pocketing the ball
and allowing you (WITH GOOD TECHNIQUE) to create an immense amount of spin on shots. Placing the ball around at the
(volleying) was also much easier due to how much it pockets the ball. The difference between the strings is like night and
setup: 3 stock Wilson ProStaff 85s. string color: BLACK (looks beautiful in prostaffs, and much easier to tell if you are
shots cleanly and centered)
From: Abel, Lawrenceville, GA, USA, 07/09
Comments: Used this string for 4 years. Was our college team's string. Plays great for a 15 gauge. Nice feel
good spin for nylon when freshly strung. Loses these nice playing qualities very fast with heavy hitting (30min-1hour) and
have an unpredictable feeling from the stringbed, then breaks within 2-3 hours of heavy hitting. But for 1 dollar a job a
deal. I found pre-stretching the string allowed for a more uniform stringbed feel, and it kept its qualities until breakage, but
also reduced durability by a small margin (and takes longer to string). If I was in a hurry, I would string 3-4 lbs above target
tension, then lightly step on the stringbed, this would give a similar feel to pre-stretching.
From: Jonah, Tulsa, OK, USA. 06/09
NTRP Rating: 4.5
Comments: 30 hours of playing before breaking! I have been playing tennis for over 35 years and presently
5.0 NTRP level. I purchased this string for my son (4.0 NTRP) because he kept breaking the expensive string that I get with
contract and I couldn't keep him in it any longer. I strung his 102 midsize racquet at 64lbs (fairly tight) and it held up
He also liked the feel as well as the more expensive string. We played over vacation both on hard and on clay courts, and
racquet in the hot car of Florida most of the time. It lost some tension (+4lbs) by the time it broke, so I recommend
stringing it a
little tighter to compensate for the string stretch. I would recommend stringing your racquet with one string instead of two
different string types. This helped with the uniformity of the tension. A good purchase.
From: Brian, St.Paul, MN. 04/09
Comments: I needed a cheap solution to my problem of breaking strings so I decided to go with Forten Nylon
My first string lasted 3 sets, but the second one broke after playing for 1.5 Hour. I think I will get back to my Wilson Enduro
From: Nitin, Kingsport, Tennesse, USA. 3/09
Comments: Great String for the price. Can't beat that price. Very durable. I've had them for a week and there
barely any etching into the verticals. I strung it on Dunlop 200gs and Yonex RDS 002 tours. Amazing feedback on contact.
Tension is strung at highest. Durable, feels great on arm.
From: Alfred, Toronto, Ontario. 3/09
Comments: I have played tennis for almost 2 years. I have used plenty of strings I use to get my racket strung
my friend but the strings kept on breaking every 2 weeks. I was wasting money. I bought my first stringer and got these
This string does not break at all. I have used these strings for 2 months and play tennis every other day for 3 hours every
This last long and its ok on spin but the power is incredible. GET THIS STRING IF YOUR ON A BUDGET AND WANT A
STRING. IT'S WORTH IT. Now I have a little money and am going to get the 16g next so I will have 2 string for the people
me to string their racket.(I'm getting 16g so they can BREAK their strings every 2-4 weeks and ill make money.)I use the
in 11th grade but I'm #3 in my DIVISON./CIF
From: Michael, CA. 11/08
Comments: This is a good string for any player who doesn't know what gauge they want. Not only that, but
played with this racket for about 2 weeks know and I played every day for 2 weeks and this is a good string for any player
tight budget and they always break their strings. I'm used to breaking my strings every 3 weeks and that's with a Prince 16
I highly recommend this string. It has an ok spin, but it lasts very long. I'm going to also buy the 16 gauge Forten string
has better spin and I have my own stringer. This is a good string. It doesn't matter what anyone says, it's good but you
as much spin on the ball as you like.
From: Michael, San Bernardino, CA, U.S.A. 8/08
Comments: If you never want to break strings again get it! I mean seriously get it, I get more spin from other
strings, but if you are looking for durability get it. I break strings every day or so without these strings, but with them they
there a month or two at a time. In other words extremely durable.
From: Daniel, Goldsboro, NC, USA. 3/08
Comments: Started using this string while on a university tennis team in the US. Since returning to my
(England) 8 yrs ago, I have imported it into the country from tennis warehouse. I have been a full time coach since my
have tried other strings but I always prefer the Forten. Its durability varies to whom I'm currently coaching, but can vary
from a few
days to a few months. I coach up to 10 hrs a day, so need a string that will not wreck my elbow. This string is slightly on
side, yet still has good feel. As for the price-wow what a bargain, even with delivery costs. I use this string in a Wilson
one tour 90 weighted to 363 grams. Strung at 59lbs, with string pattern 16x18 (leave bottom string out for bigger
seems!) Being sent K factor version from Wilson in few weeks, and will be using a similar set up!
From: Pete, Shropshire, England, UK, 02/08
Comments: There is some high-end string that I like better, but not nearly enough to pay the difference. This
is pretty durable, performs well, and is so reasonably priced that I just can't get myself to buy anything else. It's better than
the mid-level strings from the racket manufacturers. Higher tensions seem to perform better. Danny (previous
right about pre-stretching. When stringing I make 2 pulls each time, which significantly improves the string's ability to hold
From: Brent, Orange Park, FL, USA, 02/08
Comments: I bought a reel of this stuff, and my initial impression before I strung it was that the string seemed
of stretchy. I played for about four hours with it and the string has all ready notched about halfway through itself so I
will break within another four hours of play. For 15L, I get a lot of spin with the stuff and I really have no complaints. The
minor thing is that the color starts to fade away a little, but I think that's also just a sign of stress on the strings. The
drops pretty quickly, though, but that's nothing too bad. I imagine pre-stretching the string would prevent this from
It's definitely cheap enough to go ahead and cut out of your racquet if it loses too much tension. 4.5 all court player using
One Tour 90 (stock). Tension 55-60lbs for typical string.
From: Danny, California, USA. 1/08
Comments: I play with this string for over 6 years now, and still happy every time. Lasts about 5 hours on
It's I think
the most all-round string in this price-range. Good durability and good enough feel. I'm an all-round player (4/4) in the
TT Graphite MP.
From: Stefan, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 03/05
Comments: I love this string because it's so cheap. It doesn't really feel or play
like other cheap strings I've had before. It really is almost as good as more expensive stuff,
and is a good idea if you break a lot of strings and can't afford to keep replacing them.
From: Biren, Atlanta, GA, USA. 4/04
Comments: A very durable string for a good price.
From: Henrik, Halden, Norway. 6/03
Comments: This is a great string for the price. I'm an open level player and have
always used Prince Nylon. I bought a reel of the Forten Nylon and it plays just as well and is
just as durable.
From: Eric, Tewksbury, MA. USA 3/01