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!
Softest Round Polys
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…)
It’s no secret around here that if I’m jumping on the court for a hit, the Babolat Pure Drive is right there with me. It has been my racket of choice for more than 10 years and is a popular frame among all levels of players from the pros like Li Na, Julia Goerges and Fabio Fognini to top college players, to intermediates and club players. While I don’t think I can ever sub out another racket for my tried and true Pure Drives, I thought I would dive into some interchangable options for your guys to check out and possibly demo.
Roger Federer‘s new prototype racket is a perfect example of how the MODERN PLAYER’S FRAME is becoming more and more popular in the game of tennis. He’s shed his traditional midsize Pro Staff for a more powerful and forgiving 98 square inch frame.
Modern player’s frames possess a slightly larger head size and a crisper, livelier response, similar to the more modern “‘tweener” frames like the Babolat AeroPro or Pure Drive. At the same time, they retain the classic precision and feel of a more traditional-style racquet like the Wilson Six.One or Pro Staff. They are ideal for the intermediate to advanced player that appreciates the classic touch and feel but just wants something a little more forgiving in order to help keep up with the modern game.