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Ashaway's New 17-Gauge Monofilament Tennis String Offers Less String Movement, Superior Bite on Ball

Monogut 17
Ashaway's new MonoGutTM 17 multi-polymer synthetic gut tennis string now offers gut-like playability in a durable monofilament construction. The string resists notching and snapping--allowing for aggressive shot making by hard hitters--while also providing good feel and control.
Ashaway, RI - Ashaway's new MonoGutTM 17 multi-polymer synthetic gut tennis string now offers gut-like playability in a durable monofilament construction. The string's proprietary coating lessens string movement and provides superior bite on the ball. Users report that MonoGut 17 lasts up to 10 times longer than traditional 17-gauge synthetic guts, making it an ideal choice for power players who break string easily.

This new line of multi-polymer monofilament tennis strings from Ashaway Racket Strings represents the first synthetic gut on the market to combine both resiliency and durability in a single string. A 17-gauge (1.22 mm) string, MonoGut 17 is recommended for hard hitters or players who find hybrids too stiff.

MonoGut strings, which are also available in 16L gauge (1.27 mm), are 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 and less string movement when compared with traditional monofilament strings.

MonoGut 17 tennis strings resist notching and snapping, allowing for aggressive shot making by hard hitters. 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.

MonoGut 17 is manufactured in Germany to Ashaway's exacting specifications. Additional multi-polymer monofilament racket strings are in development at Ashaway for tennis and other racket sports.

Available in 360 ft (110 M) and 660 ft (200 M) reels, as well as 40 ft (12 M) sets, MonoGut 17 comes in metallic silver. The recommended stringing tension for MonoGut is 10-15% less tension than standard synthetic gut.

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 USA Racquetball, 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.

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