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Ashaway Zyex® MonoGut Tennis String Renamed MonoGut® ZX

MonoGut ZX Packaging
MonoGut® ZX, a new 16 gauge (1.27 mm), 100% Zyex monofilament tennis string from Ashaway Racket Strings, provides exceptional dynamic stiffness and gut-like playability, as well as improved abrasion resistance, and a surface design that minimizes string movement for better ball control.
While New Name Capitalizes On Established Ashaway Brand, 100% Zyex Monofilament String Provides Exceptional Dynamic Stiffness And Gut-like Playability

Zero Polyester Monogut Zx Polymer Increases Elongation, Decreases Stiffness For Comfortable Soft Power

Surface Design Plus Solid Monofilament Construction Minimizes String Movement, Improves Abrasion Resistance And Durability


Ashaway, RI - In moves to capitalize on its established brand and provide added recognition in the marketplace, Ashaway Racket Strings has renamed the recently introduced Zyex® MonoGut tennis string as MonoGut® ZX. The early version of the string has gained increasing popularity for its exceptional dynamic stiffness and gut-like playability, leading many playtesters to predict that the long sought goal of producing a synthetic string to rival the performance of natural gut has been reached. In addition to its resilience, the newly dubbed 1.27 mm MonoGut ZX has been collecting kudos for its improved abrasion resistance, and a surface design that minimizes string movement for better ball control.

"Like natural gut, MonoGut ZX string provides exceptional energy return," said Steve Crandall, Vice President of Ashaway Racket Strings, "better than any other synthetic material. This means more power. Also like gut, MonoGut ZX remains soft at higher tensions, reducing impact shock. This results in more comfortable performance—what we call 'soft power.' MonoGut ZX contains no polyester, and its 100% Zyex monofilament construction maximizes abrasion resistance and enhances string life."

The absence of polyester in MonoGut ZX increases elongation and decreases stiffness, generating comfortable soft power. Reports from playtesters have been extremely positive, said Crandall, with comments like: "All-around playability is WAY higher than polyester," "Juicy snap back," and "Get results from more compact strokes." Few breakage problems have been reported, and several players raved: "Great power," "Great spin," and "Totally different sound than when hitting other monos."

MonoGut ZX is designed for players seeking both gut-like playability and superior durability in a solid monofilament string, as well as players using monofilament strings in hybrid stringing patterns. A natural gut-like tan in appearance, MonoGut ZX is available in 40-ft (12 m) sets and in both 360-ft (110 m) and 720-ft (220 m) reels. Recommended stringing tension is up to 60 lbs. (27 kgs).


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