Ashaway Introduces New Multi-Polymer Monofilament Tennis String
MonoGut Synthetic Gut Offers Durability and Responsiveness in One String
New MonoGut multi-polymer monofilament tennis string from Ashaway Racket Strings offers the durability of a monofilament and the responsiveness of a synthetic gut, all in one string. It was designed for power players who are looking for a string that is strong enough to stand up to their style of play, while providing good feel and control.
"Players often look to hybrids to achieve a balance of durability and playability," said Steven Crandall, Vice President of Marketing for Ashaway Racket Strings. "However, many players find hybrid strings too stiff. MonoGut gives these players (even the hard hitters) the combination of strength and responsiveness that they are looking for."
MonoGut is manufactured from a proprietary multi-polymer blend, which is extruded with a fluorocarbon emulsion for easier stringing. This coating also provides surface friction, for superior bite on the ball when compared with traditional monofilament strings. MonoGut, which is manufactured in Germany, was designed by Ashaway and is produced to their exacting specifications.
MonoGut tennis string represents the first introduction in a new line of multi-polymer monofilament racket strings from Ashaway. Additional offerings from this line are in development for tennis, as well as other racket sports.
MonoGut is available in both 16L (1.27 MM) and 17 (1.22 MM) gauges, and comes in 360 ft (110 M) and 660 ft (200 M) reels, as well as 40 ft (12 M) sets. Because of its unique extruded design and composition, the recommended stringing tension for MonoGut is 10 - 15% less tension than standard.
Ashaway Racket Strings are made by Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co., the only U.S. manufacturer of string for tennis, squash, racquetball, and badminton. Operated by the Crandall family since 1824, Ashaway has been making racket strings since 1949, and is responsible for several important technical innovations. Ashaway is the Official String of the United States Racquetball Association, the Professional Squash Association and the Women's International Squash Players Association. Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co. also makes braided products for medical and industrial applications.