You don’t see as many strings released in a year as the number of racquets. What is your favorite string in 2020?
I tested a bunch of interesting strings in 2020. It will be hard to choose my favorite, but two I keep coming back to, which is a good sign! What is your favorite string in 2020? Please comment below. If you haven’t tried any new ones, I am keen to hear your top string in general.
Strings on the list
Yonex Poly Tour Rev (review to come)
I like softer yet more control-oriented polys generally, but it has been fun and interesting to try innovative strings like Triax and String Project Magic. They kind of land in between polys and multifilament, much like Luxilon Smart did when they launched it in 2019.
I am becoming increasingly picky with the string bed’s feel from what I want to play with myself, but I try always to list the pros and cons of all the products I test. Feel, and performance is subjective and depends on your game and your preferences. Yes, there might be poorly made strings and racquets out there or something that doesn’t live up to the previous generation, but some players enjoy stiff/crisp/muted/dampened/plush/flexible. The spectrum is quite broad. What most players won’t enjoy are things of low quality and high cost.
What are you looking for in a string?
I am keen to hear what you are looking for in your string of choice. My favorite strings give me an extra bite on the ball, so I can swing out with confidence but are soft enough not to hurt my arm. I’m not too fond of strings that feel too soft, lively, or mushy. And I’m generally not a fan of “power” in a string. Although in a hybrid with a control string, a power string can be a perfect addition.
So let me know what is your favorite string of 2020 or just in general. I’m keen to hear your thoughts and opinions.
Merry Christmas everyone!