Multifilament strings have no centre core, but are made up of hundreds or thousands of strands of material twisted together, usually with an outer coat for added protection. Typically, aging of multifilament strings exhibit a ‘furry’ nature to the strings as the outer coat wears and the individual fibres break.
These type of strings are the softest synthetic strings available and therefore give the best playability and have the best elasticity and tension maintenance short of natural gut. To simulate natural gut as much as possible, many filaments are wound together then covered by a more resilient outer layer to provide durability.
They are extremely durable (hence good for frequent string breakers). They also create a very stiff string bed, which allows the player to swing very hard but not lose control of the ball.
Silver Sky Multifilament Comfortmax offers a perfect balance of playability, durability and is a softer string which offers less shock. Silver Sky Multifilament Comfortmax in simple terms is an arm friendly string. Designed specifically to absorb impact shock and help reduce the risk of tennis elbow.
Multifilaments often tend to be more expensive, but a cheaper alternative to natural gut.
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Poly-based strings are soft criticized for being stiff, rapidly losing tension, contributing to elbow pain and failing to hold playing properties. These statements are only true when the strings have been overtensioned and OVERSTRETCHED.
When not overtensioned or overstretched poly-based strings are EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE, LOSE LESS TENSION THAN MOST SYNTHETICS, and HOLD PLAYING PROPERTIES for an extended period of time.
Poly-based strings have a much lower level of resiliency than synthetics and natural gut. As such, when being installed, it must be handled with care. Even though it is a strong and durable string in the raquet, it takes a tender touch to install properly. Polys are stiff, low-powered strings. As such, polys allow players to take big, fast swings at the ball, and because of the fast racquet head speed, players are able to generate insane amounts of topspin – the kind of topspin that makes the ball dive out of the air and land just inside the lines.
In the modern era of tennis, players are physically strong, and racquet technology has evolved to create powerful frames. In contrast to past decades, pro tennis players do not need power from their strings. In fact, they need the exact opposite – they need low-powered strings that temper the power of their bodies and their frames and provide more control. Polys meet these needs perfectly.
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Silver Sky Turbo Spin is a geometric string that offers added spin and increased durability from the recreational tennis warrior, Class A, B, C club player, up to the ultra-competitive junior age-grouper or collegiate player. Using a co-polyester core, the Turbo Spin provides improved durability, feel and tension maintenance compared to earlier polyester based strings. The Heptagonal shape greatly helps in generating additional spin as the irregular shape allows the string to ‘bite’ more into the ball. This new technology also decreases the string to string friction, increasing the strings’ durability, and also provides greater flexibility for added power and that ‘softer feel’ that was not present in previous polyester strings. A great Choice for hitting those ground strokes from the back, short cuts and in-between shots from the mid court, and those delicate touch volleys at the net. And the best part about it? It only costs less than 30% of the price of its comparable high-end brand like the Tecnifibre Black Code. This string and other reasonably priced, quality strings are available at http://silverskysports.com/en/2-tennis-strings
The Silver Sky Polymax string is perfect for players who are looking to add more control and spin on their ground strokes. This particular type of string works best with baseliners with long and fast strokes (think Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova). The Polymax also offers great durability for constant string breakers, as well as great ‘bite’ on the ball, and the higher elasticity allows for greater rebound. The result is a ‘heavier’ ball packed with tremendous amounts of spin, which allows the player to take bigger swings as the increased spin allows the ball to drop sooner.
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Similar to ‘breaking in’ a new pair of shoes, a newly strung Silver Sky Polymax feels tight and doesn’t bite at much. But after a few hours of hitting, you will get its maximum comfort and effect. Loss of about 3-4 lbs of tension is expected, but after the initial drop, the string tension stays relatively constant. Just make sure you lower the tension by 5lbs especially if it is your first time using a polyester string as these are ‘stiffer’ compared to other types of string. Cost conscious players and parents might want to consider the Silver Sky Polymax as an alternative to the more expensive brands like the Luxilon Alu PowerBig Banger or the Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour. This and other high quality, low cost strings are available at http://silverskysports.com/en/2-tennis-strings