Add some color to your tennis game this summer with these Tennis Warehouse exclusive colors of Gamma TNT2! With its excellent combination of power, control, spin and feel, it’s no surprise that TNT2 is one of the most popular and best playing strings around. Recreational weekend warriors to tournament competitors will appreciate TNT2′s playability and feel. (Bonus: Available in both 16 GAUGE and 17 GAUGE, both under $10!)
For a great many professional tennis players, there is no substitute for Luxilon strings. My splurge this week is one of the most iconic Luxilon strings, Big Banger Original, which was among the first crop of Luxilon co-polys to start popping up on the pro tour in the late 1990s-early 2000s. For those who want to get the firm feel and incredible control of the Big Banger Original without having to spend over $10, I would recommend Solinco Outlast. While no two strings play exactly alike, I think Outlast is a worthy substitute for Big Banger Original. Psst: it also received a higher spin rating in our TWU string lab.
Check back next week for another edition of save vs splurge!
Tennis Warehouse has astring performance tool that allows players to evaluate strings based on their stiffness level, which is the key spec for determining how arm friendly a string is likely to feel. The tool’s data is culled from a machine constructed by the authors of “The Physics and the Technology of Tennis,” Crawford Lindsey (“TWU Professor”) and Rod Cross, physicist from the University of Australia. Using this tool, I have assembled the following lists for the player in search of a more arm friendly control string. I have limited my focus to poly-based monofilaments.