For a player, it is very difficult to decide on what type of strings to have in their racquet unless they have already been through the process of elimination before. Often it is a decision on the price of the strings rather than are they suited to you and the way you play. Each type of string has its own characteristics on playability against longevity as follows: -
Best playability, some string movement depending on the manufacturer and string chosen, short life expectancy.
Good playability, Lower string movement, better life expectancy compared to multifilament strings.
Good playability, Lower string movement, better life expectancy compared to synthetic gut strings.
Medium playability, Lower string movement, better life expectancy compared to hybrid strings.
This is a generalisation of the basic string types. Manufacturers are always improving the quality of their strings, bringing out new ones that provide better life expectancy, control and power. The only way to find the ideal string for your type of play is trial and error. Unfortunately, each player requires their strings to perform to match their style of play weather it is power, top spin or control. By using the above generalisation of strings, this should enable a player to identify the type of strings that will be suitable to their play.
Now providing stringing service in Bournemouth, Dorset and Newbury, Berkshire. Contact either Lee or Andy to meet up and discuss your requirements.