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Comments: Update: If your swing speed has any pace at all, have backup racquets because this string will
break after 2 or 3 sets. However, up until then, it plays great and I had no elbow pain at all!
From: Isaacs, 4/16
Comments: Here's the deal on this string: the spin potential is awesome -- for a syn gut, it's borderline
amazing. But it does move a lot and very quickly. I strung it at 62 lbs in my open patterned Prince Tour 98 ESP and that
probably has quite a bit to do with it. But it plays great, feels great and the controlled spin is terrific. So here's the solution
to the movement: pair it with Prince Tour XC 15 gauge (the "experimental" version in the clear bag is cheap). Put the
Topspin syn in the mains and the XC in the crosses -- seriously. Movement is reduced big time and in my opinion, feels
and plays as good as natural gut. Power, control and touch, give it a shot!
From: Isaacs, 2/16
Comments: For the price, you can't beat it. Lots of comfort. Could match the comfort of the Babolat Xcel.
generate spin and power. Impressed! 10/10 and plus the strings barely move. Only played with it for 6 hours and no
yet. Can't comment on durability yet.
From: Chris, 4/13
Comments: This string is bad. I played for a while and at the beginning it is ok. After a week it just doesn't
feeling. I have been struggling with this string and won't recommend it.
From: Mike, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 07/10
Comments: A+. All in one! (Control, Topspin, Feel , Soft on your arms and Durability)
From: Aravind, Sussex, WI, US 02/10
Comments: I have used Prince Topspin 15L for 15+ years and have had great results with it. I just recently
playing tennis again and have tried different strings, Wilson NXT, Gamma 16/17 and did not care for the performance. I
with tensions at 55lbs and it gave more topspin on servers. I have recently set the tension at 58 lbs and have had great
around, more control with great pops, and feel. Never have broken a string with Topspin 15L Duraflex ever since I started
back in 1989. Broken racquets, YES! Sting, NO!
From: Abel, Minneapolis, MN, USA. 07/09
Comments: I use these strings every once in a while, not my favorite but is very playable, decent durability. It
move a lot and loses tension pretty fast, but it does not break as fast as some of these people say. I've strung it for a few
and the ones who broke it in a few days shanked/mis-hit the ball a lot, or they hit the frame or too close to the frame which
breaks the strings faster. I'm not that good yet, but it does last me a good 3 weeks before breaking, and I play about 8-10
From: Nolan, Union City, CA, USA, 04/09
Comments: This string is great and provides great spin and control for a beginner to advanced tennis player.
From: Mustaq, Waterbury, CT, USA. 10/08
Comments: I have used Prince Topspin 15L and 16 gauge on my Wilson NSix-one (57lb). The 15L lasts me
sets and the 16 about 4 sets. I like the feel and would recommend it to string breakers. The feel is not great but it's great
From: Ashwin, Austin, TX, USA, 05/08
Comments: It provides good spin and control and will still last more than a week. I highly recommend this
From: Matt, NC, USA. 3/08
Comments: This string is not worth $5. It plays very well with tremendous topspin but breaks in 2 hours. I had
a bad, frustrating time ate a tournament last week when I ran out of rackets! Buy Tecnifibre Spinfire.
From: Eric, Staten Island, NY. 2/08
Comments: I've tried many topspin strings over the years and they all have the same 'bite' except that this
topspin with duraflex lasts twice as long! Even the more expensive strings don't last as long. It does get loose after 15 - 20
of playing, but which other strings don't? At $5.85 it's a great deal!
From: Ken, Boston, MA, USA, 12/07
Comments: This string is terrible. For starters, it moves way too much. Secondly, it gave me a terrible
injury (after I hit a serve) that kept me from playing tennis for a whole month. And lastly, the tension was lost extremely
will never get this string again!
From: Ryan, Murphy, NC, USA, 09/07
Comments: I bought the Prince topspin strings because I broke strings every month or two and I was looking
more durable string. The strings move a little bit but it gives you incredible topspin. The added spin keeps the ball from
From: Michael, Hudsonville, MI, USA, 09/07
Comments: I strung my NXG with this at max tension and I was very impressed. I play with heavy spin and this
string had excellent bite, crazy spin, and good control. It loses some playability after a week or two but the string isn't to
you can just get it restrung. String it up tight or you'll have to adjust the strings fairly often after about 2 days+ of play.
From: Thomas, Houston, TX, USA, 5/07
Comments: Everything that you hear about these strings being durable is very misleading! I've tried these
twice, and just like any other textured string that I've used, they broke in less than a week. Plus they move a lot.
From: T., Glen Burnie, MD, USA. 5/07
Comments: Got my Head LM Radical oversized restrung yesterday and decided to give this string a shot. By
way, I play with lots of topspin (mostly why I chose this string. Played with it today and it rocks! Has great "bite" on the
gives you so much control with lots of spin. Also it doesn't move as much as the factory stringing or the Prince Problend.
that strung my racquet had played with it for a longer time and he said it helps prevent tennis elbow and is easier on the
far I'm pretty impressed by it.
From: Lukas, NC, USA. 4/07
Comments: Most of the comments within the web page hold true. The strings might move a bit and loose
tension in the long-term. But overall it is a great string. I gained immediate control of my forehand going long with the
control it offers. Further, I don't worry about breaking the strings, which used to haunt me.
From: Rivendell, Regina, SK, Canada. 10/06
Comments: I am a 3.5-4.0 baseline player and I liked the string a lot at first, but like people have said before
spend so much time fixing the strings between points. The first match I played with these strings was constantly delayed
of how much they moved. They are very durable though.
From: George, Hubertus. 10/06
Comments: I tried this string twice and was very disappointed. I hit with a ton of topspin and fairly hard. I
strings frequently and decided to give this string a try. I strung my Prince Bandit TT with it twice, second time at a max
and got the same result. The strings move excessively to the point of frustration. You are literally adjusting your strings for
minutes after every one-minute of play. I agree that it is durable but not a string for a true heavy topspin hitter. If you hit a
need a real durable string that offers a ton of bite and feel without leaving you to mess with your strings 1?2 the time, I
recommended the Gamma Infinity 18 Natural String.
From: Terry, Leominster, MA, USA 08/06
Comments: Very durable string! Great for baseline players as well as at the net. These strings have lots of
would rate these strings a 9/10. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
From: Hannah, Killen, AL, USA 07/06
Comments: This string plays very well for the first two weeks, but seems to lose a lot of playability.
After the first two weeks, the strings seem to lose tension. The strings also seem to become dull after very little
play and fray easily in the center of the string bed.
From: Keith, Troy, Alabama, USA 06/06
Comments: This string has quite the durability! Nice spin generation and feel for a 15L string.
When stringing this string, you must stretch it for about 3 minutes to get maximum durability because it is an
elastic string! Otherwise, this string isn't bad for us heavy topper players. I would recommend this string to
anyone who wants more spin and durability who plays from the baseline.
From: Justin, Hagerstown, MD USA 06/06
Comments: Topspin 15L is simply a good string. It outlasts most spin variety strings while still
providing excellent spin and control. I've found my favorite string, there's no doubt.
From: Luke, Plainview, TX, USA: 4/06
Comments: Read all the comments, strung it up @ 55lbs on my POG mid and it was dull and
unresponsive, no pop at all. Switched over to same frame with Gosen OG 16g and all was well again. Cut out
the Topspin as soon as I got home.
From: Christo, Walnut Creek, Ca 04/06
Comments: Great string! Long lasting and very durable. Has excellent spin and control. I'm a big
baseline hitter who uses lots of spin. By far on of the best string I've every used. It holds tension extremely well.
It also had a very crisp feel and control was unmatched. Not perfect on volleys but that might just be me.
From: Patrick, East Lyme, CT, USA 04/06
Comments: Longest lasting string I've ever used. Great spin and control. It is for power players who
From: Luke, Charlotte, NC, USA. 9/05
Comments: I've used this string since '95 with the Head Radical series strung at 68lbs; the control
is great, the
durability is superior to anything I've tried, and the feel is amazing for such a fat string. I've tried other types of
friends have recommended them, but this is a solid string with good feel and good bite on the ball. The only
problem I've had is
with string movement, and string tends to stretch with in 5 to 8 sets.
From: Rob, MN, USA. 7/05
Comments: I have only used this string for about 3 days(6 hours). I think the feel
of the strings are great. I am feeling my shots have a bit more topspin in them. These strings
don't usually go out of place so you don't always have to fiddle around with your strings
during a game. I did not like prince that much at first but these strings are not far off from the
other Wilson strings which I prefer. I would rate these strings 8\10. I would also recommend
these strings to those who break strings.
From: Kai, The Peak, Hong Kong, China 05/05
Comments: Good stuff. I like this better than the stamina spin. I was able to put
some heavy spin on my shots (even though I like to hit flat and go for winners on my
forehand). Good stuff for heavy spin players. (Playing style big forehand and bigger serve)
From: Hendrik, Mercer Island, WA, USA. 01/05
Comments: The Prince Topspin 15L string is great for a topspin player and
person total control and a lot of power. The strings also offer good durability.
From: Max, New York City, New York, USA. 3/04
Comments: Fairly good strings but not very durable.
From: Robert, NY, NY, USA. 3/04
Comments: I've only played with this string for a week or two, but I'm suddenly in
control of the ball. I used to be aiming for perfect shots for different situations and missing
because my aim was off. Now I have so much control it's amazing the difference. My topspin
was amazing before, and now it's even better! My topspin is probably the most important
aspect of my game as I like to just slam into the ball pretty much on ever hit. I don't have a flat
serve but my slice is pretty fast so I needed a more durable string, and this does it for me. If
you hit with spin of any type and want to enhance it and get a longer lasting string I suggest
From: James, Houston, Texas, USA. 8/03
Comments: I've tried many different strings and I keep coming back to Prince
Topspin. I find the playability and the durability of the string to be at about the optimum level
for my game. I'm basically a big hitter though I do like to add touch shots to my game.
Topspin works well for both types of shots. I'm also very hard on my strings. I use a
generous amount of spin I can break strings very quickly. Topspin lasts as long as any
other I've tried and I still prefer the way it plays more than other strings I've tried. I also find it
holds it's tension very well, especially compared to strings like Wilson Sensation NXT. The
other thing you can't beat is the price to performance ratio. Even if I break it on a fairly regular
basis the price is easy to deal with.
From: Yoda, Fairfax, VA, USA. 7/03
Comments: I am a 4.0 player that plays a power game. I came to somewhat of
a wall with my old strings where I could not hit any harder. The Topspin 15L strings are
great. They added much more topspin onto my shots and this allows me to hit harder and
keep the ball in play. They last a long time and give me great control.
From: John, Asheville, NC, USA. 6/03
Comments: I am a 4.0 doubles player. I tried switching from the Prince Topspin
Plus 16 to the 15 gauge. I did not care for it at all. I seemed to lose some feel and spin. It
was also harder on my wrist and elbow. I seemed to hit more balls long than usual as well. I
am switching back to the 15 gauge string.
From: Scott, Minneapolis, MN, USA. 4/03
Comments: I recently bought the Prince Topspin 15L. My swing is mostly pure
flat with no spin, so it is not that effective. But after I got the Topspin, I can hit with some more
spin and it works very well with me. Also, it's very durable, the only problem is that, for flat
hitters like me, the string losses some of its texture within a few days of play.
From: Albert, Fountain Valley, California, USA 4/03
Comments: I am a 4.5 NTRP, and I play around ten hours per week. I am a
typical baseliner with a big forehand and I play a very power oriented game. I have played
with a nylon string for as long as I can remember. And then, one day, I decided to switch to a
textured string. I have tried numerous different brands and I have found that Prince Topspin
15L is the best one on the market. It gave me more consistency and more feel than any thing
I have ever used. Oh yeah, did I mention the vast improvement it gave me on my topspin?
The only drawback to Prince Topspin is durability. The strings hardly ever break but they
lose their feel and tension after only three days (6 hours) of play. But for someone who is
looking for a quality string and is also looking for a substantial improvement on their topspin,
Prince Topspin 15L is the string for you.
From: Sven, Green Bay, WI, USA. 3/03
Comments: Ever since I switched to Prince Topspin, my game has improved
substantially. I have better ground strokes and produce better kick on my serves. Although I
use 15L, it tends to break on occasion. I would recommend this string to any player looking
to improve his or her game.
From: Brian, Appleton, WI. USA 12/02
Comments: This string is quite impressive. Unlike other 15 gauge strings, this
one has a sharp spin, very good consistency, control and string-tension maintaining
property. The strings don't slide that much. Actually this string is better than 16 gauge strings
in every category. I would recommend this string for oversize and midplus racquets.
From: Jean, Annandale, VA. USA 12/02
Comments: The Prince Topspin 15L is one of the greatest strings in terms of
combining playability and durability. I have been using this string for over a year and I will not
stop using it. Like the name says, this string offers whopping topspin for those who want to
really take a whack at the ball. The control is amazing and the durability is outstanding as
well. The Prince Topspin 15L is an excellent string for players of all levels and styles.
From: Alex, Santa Fe, NM. USA 11/02
Comments: As far the combination between playability and durability goes,
Topspin 15L is one of the best strings available. While it is 15 gauge and is a bit stiff, it
doesn't play like you'd think. It still offers good pop and decent spin potential. Factor in the
good price and this string is a terrific value (especially for high school and college string
breakers!) I play with the original Slazenger ProBraid strung at 72 lbs.
From: Dean, Appleton, WI. USA 10/02
Comments: The Prince Topspin 15L string offers a great feel for heavy topspin
hitters. It allows me to do almost anything with the ball. I feel totally in control!
From: Conor, Santa Fe, NM. USA 8/02
Comments: Prince Topspin 15L is a good string. It felt a little stiff for me at first
but after playing a set or two, it felt pretty good. I am a heavy topspin hitter and this string
provided more spin for me. I am a frequent string breaker and this string had decent
durability. A good choice for people who want a softer feel rather than a blend.
From: Paul, Pomona, CA. USA 6/02