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Top 5 Arm Friendly Poly Strings!

Posted on October 7, 2014 in Strings

This summer, we made a selection of the strings that produce the most spin. Today, you will find a list of all the strings that we consider the best for the players in search of a more arm friendly control string. We have limited our focus to poly-based monofilaments. For a larger selection of arm friendly strings, have a look on our soft strings category!

Polyfibre TCS

Softest Round Polys

  1. Polyfibre TCS
  2. Isospeed Pulse
  3. Head Sonic Pro
  4. Topspin Cyber Flash
  5. Yonex Poly Tour Pro

 

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Tennis strings that produce the most spin

Posted on August 11, 2014 in Strings

Rafael Nadal’s “buggy-whip” forehand is being emulated by junior players all around the world in an attempt to generate as much topspin as they can with their forehands.  Photo courtesy of Cynthia Lum.

Rafael Nadal’s “buggy-whip” forehand is being emulated by junior players all around the world in an attempt to generate as much topspin as they can with their forehands. Photo courtesy of Cynthia Lum.

Tennis players of all levels have gone crazy for spin in recent years! With the latest racket and string technology along with younger players trying to replicate the modern swings of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, players are trying to maximize the amount of spin in their games as best as they can.

Our TW University Professor Crawford Lindsey has done extensive testing on how spin is produced during a shot, and what factors apart from the stroke itself aid or hamper the production of spin. At contact, the ball hits the stringbed and moves the main strings (the strings that are horizontal at impact), sliding them out of position vertically against the cross strings. As the ball leaves the strings, the main strings snap back into their original position. A string’s ability to slide and snap back efficiently is what our TW Professor concluded to be the biggest difference between strings in terms of their spin potential. Therefore, the further the main strings can stretch during this process, the greater the snap back force is, and thus the more spin you can generate. (more…)