Strings for a beginner?
Published: 15 Jan 2009 - 19:46 by Eddy01741
Updated: 17 Jan 2009 - 14:25
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Alright, I've played with my Wilson nTour now for about 4-5 weeks (playing every weekday and most weekends when possible), and understandably, the strings broke (I think they are the Helixx 17 strings). THey started notching really early on (notches on most of the mains), and in the last week they started fraying, and they just broke today (I guess they fray fast...).
Now, since I'm at a high school and there is a stringing machine here (not sure which kind), there are some JV/Varsity players that know how to restring, and one of them told me he could do it for 10 dollars, which I see as a good deal considering my big brother had to get his racquet restrung for 40 dollars (restringing+cost of Supernick XL Tis) at the local squash shop. Hell, if I watch him do it, I might even be able to do it myself, saving myself even more money next time I need to do it.
So obviously there comes the question of which strings to use. I can't say I love the Helixx 17 strings on the nTour, but then again, I'm probably not good enough to know the difference, and havn't tried some any other popular strings out there yet (Tecnifibre 225/305s, Supernick XLs, Powernicks). I figured that just looking at prices online, the difference between the cheapest strings and the most expensive is only like 10 dollars, so might as well get me some decent ones instead of getting like crap nylon strings.
Just meandering around the site I guess I'll probably go with either the 225/305s, Supernicks, or Powernicks, seeing as how plenty of people seem to like them. I don't know which gauge I want, durability matters, but not THAT much. I usually stick with straight rails along the walls for my shots of choice, long rails to the back corners preferably, not a big fan of boasts and dropshots, but IF the occaision arrises (like I pinned the guy in the back corner and he scooped it out), I will occaisionally use them.
So any advice on strings?
Also eh, just a result of more browsing (I have a lotta free time these days), what is the difference between Supernick XL, Supernick XL Pro, and Supernick XL Ti?How to add images to Members' Forum posts and replies here...
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