Ashaway MonoGut ZX 16 String Red Customer feedback
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Comments: Combines spin potential of some polys with comfort of softest multifilament. Durability is above
average compared to multifilaments if the string doesn't break at the grommets. This has happened to me 3 times on different
frames. At first I thought it was the grommets but soon discovered this is due to the inherent properties of the string. After
reading up on it I discovered it has a low "tensile strength" and it's recommended to string at a lower tension. This is presumably
due to the zyex material and monofilament structure. I use a Prince Oversize Graphite. This is only speculation but I think this
string may be a better fit in a smaller head size racquet with tighter string pattern 18x20. This would give you tighter spaces
around the edges of the racquet to absorb the stress of a misshit. I am only speculating so if there is anyone that can confirm this
Comments: Works fantastically well as a cross string with poly mains -- much better than a synthetic gut or
multifilament cross string. Crisp, yet comfortable, adds liveliness, power and spin to the stringbed. Terrific tension maintenance -
- just make sure you follow Ashaway's stringing instructions.
Comments: I'm a big fan. I'm a 4.5 player and take a good cut at the ball. I am used to to using natural gut in the
crosses to soften up the string bed and provide comfort and feel. If you dial these up into the mid-upper 50s, you get just that --
- comfort and feel with good power like natural gut. I have been using a stiffer, lower powered poly like Volkl V-Torque, K-Baum
Black Spiky Shark, or Genesis Spin X. All of them serve as great mains with this as the cross.
Comments: I have played with both multis and monos and perfer the feel of multifiloment strings. In fact, I do like
natural gut in the mains with a nylon or syn. gut in the crosses. I am a serior sectional ranked level player and have a traditional
playing style. I tried ZX (red) with X1 Biphase (red) in the crosses. This turned out to be a very good combo. The string plays well
in regard to having sufficient power and provides excelent feel i.e. good spin and touch. I am somewhat amazed at the durability
of the string as a mono does not fray nor has really have I seen any notches. I do think to build a better feel and softer playability
one should string down about 12-15% on the mains and however you like the crosses.
Comments: This string is not for a player that can not attack the ball in an aggressive manner. A quality
would serve a 4.0 player much better. Ashaway is a good company and has a solid line of strings, but this Zyex string does not
compare favorably to a Luxilon poly or any high end multi. Perhaps it does not cause any arm pain and it probably won't break
for a month.
Comments: Using this string for an elite junior recovering from elbow injury. Went to this after averaging 3 hours
set of Babolat or Klip natural gut. This lasts 5 times as long and is nearly as soft as natural. Plays a lot like Wilson NXT and
BiPhase, but far more durable. If looking for a soft string, be sure you get the Zyex Monogut, rather than regular Monogut. Unless
you are willing to insert string savers in natural gut, this has by far the best combination of durability and comfort.
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