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What type of rope to choose: Monofilament or multifilament?

Choosing between monofilament and multifilament is a crucial choice for your comfort and performance.

Monofilament string: more control and more resistant

Monofilament strings are part of synthetic strings and are made of polyester. They are made of a single fiber with a protective layer unlike multifilaments. Less elastic, it provides more control than other types of strings. Its main characteristic is its great resistance thanks to its large core. This is why it is often used by big breakers . Polyester monofilament is not recommended for players who have arm pain because this type of string absorbs less shock and therefore causes more muscle fatigue when hitting. According to a study by the Tecnifibre brand, it provides approximately 22% more fatigue than another string.

Multifilament string: more power and more comfort

Multifilament ropes are part of synthetic ropes and are made up of several filaments, themselves made up of intertwined microfilaments. Multifilament strings are more elastic, which provides more power. The main characteristic of multifilament is to be more comfortable to play. This type of rope is recommended to avoid arm pain or when you suffer from tenns-elbow because the multifilament better absorbs shocks and vibrations.

The hybrid string: perfect combination

If the string pattern allows it, you can benefit from the advantages of mono-filament and those of multifilament. In fact, it is possible to string your tennis racket with mono-filament on the rising (vertical) strings, and multifilament on the horizontal strings. It is preferable to put a strong rope on the rising ropes because they break more quickly than the horizontal ones.

Natural gut string: more sensations and more comfort

Natural gut is the only type of natural string. It is made from the cow's intestine which produces collagen and which makes the rope very elastic . This type of string has many undeniable qualities which allow tennis players to have better sensations , playing comfort , and power due to its remarkable elasticity unlike other strings. Where it is caught up is in particular on resistance and on price. In fact, natural gut is less strong and is more expensive than synthetic ropes. The manufacturing cost is higher, which explains its often high cost. To benefit from the advantages of this type of rope , the trend is to use a hybrid rope , with a natural rope for the crosspieces and another type of more resistant rope for the uprights.

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