Best 8: Multifilament strings

Multifilament strings have universal appeal for all levels and are typically more comfortable than solid core strings due to the cushioning effect of hundreds or even thousands of microfibers. They have a high level of playability and are especially recommended for players suffering from arm problems.

Typical tension recommended for multifilament strings is 45 lbs (20 kgs) to 60 lbs (27 kgs).

Tecnifibre NRG2 16

Tecnifibre NRG2

Made in: Not specified
Manufactured by: Tecnifibre
Profile: Round
Materials: Elastyl, SPL
Construction: Multifilament
Stiffness (gauge): 158.3 lb/in (16 gauge)
Gauges: 16, 17, 18
Colors: Natural Tecnifibre NRG2 is a premium-quality multifilament with gut-like feel and comfort. It is made more durable with the Silicon Pyrogene Lubritec (SPL) additive.

Pros that use it (gauge used): None known.

Babolat Xcel 17

Babolat Xcel

Made in: France
Manufactured by: Babolat
Profile: Round
Materials: Polyamide
Construction: Multifilament
Stiffness (gauge): 150.9 lb/in (16 gauge)
Gauges: 15, 15L, 16, 17
Colors: Blue, Natural The Babolat Xcel tennis string is great for players playing with oversized and medium-sized rackets looking for both comfort and performance.

Pros that use it (gauge used): None known.

Wilson NXT 17

Wilson NXT

Made in: Belgium
Manufactured by: Wilson Sporting Goods
Profile: Round
Materials: Polyamide
Construction: Multifilament
Stiffness (gauge): 1152 lb/in (16 gauge)
Gauges: 15L, 16, 17
Colors: Black, Natural Engineered in the USA, and made in Belgium, the Wilson NXT is an incredibly popular multifilament string made using polyamide materials.

Pros that use it (gauge used): None known.

Wilson Sensation 15

Wilson Sensation

Made in: Belgium
Manufactured by: Wilson Sporting Goods
Profile: Round
Materials: Nylon
Construction: Multifilament
Stiffness (gauge): 154.3 lb/in (16)
Gauges: 15, 16, 17
Colors: Black Wilson Sensation strings are very popular multifilaments that deliver soft, comfortable performance for adults and juniors alike.

Pros that use it: None known.

Solinco Vanquish 16

Solinco Vanquish

Made in: Taiwan
Manufactured by: Solinco
Profile: Round
Materials: Nylon
Construction: Multifilament
Stiffness (gauge): 160 lb/in (16 gauge)
Gauges: 16, 17
Colors: Natural The Solinco Vanquish range of multifilament strings is well-regarded for their playability and comfort.

Pros that use it: None known.

Yonex Tour Super 850 16

Yonex Tour Super 850

Made in: Japan
Manufactured by: Yonex
Profile: Round
Materials: Nylon
Construction: Multifilament
Stiffness (gauge): 147.7 lb/in (16)
Gauges: 16, 17
Colors: White Engineered in Japan, the Yonex Tour Super 850 is a comfortable multifilament string with good control and playability.

Pros that use it: None known.

Ashaway Dynamite Soft 18

Ashaway Dynamite Soft

Made in: USA
Manufactured by: Ashaway
Profile: Round
Materials: Nylon, Zyex
Construction: Multifilament
Stiffness (gauge): 108 lb/in (16)
Gauges: 17, 18
Colors: Blue, Green The Ashaway Dynamite Soft range of multifilament strings is made from a blend of Nylon and Zyex making them incredibly comfortable.

Pros that use it: None known.

Head Reflex MLT 16

Head Reflex MLT

Made in: Not specified
Manufactured by: Head
Profile: Round
Materials: Nylon
Construction: Multifilament
Stiffness (gauge): 159.4 lb/in (16)
Gauges: 16, 17
Colors: Natural The Head Reflex MLT multifilament strings are a popular choice for good reason.

Pros that use it: None known.

Summary

The 'Best 8' list means there are no bad Multifilament choices here. In our opinion, the three rock-solid choices (in no particular order) are Babolat Xcel, Wilson NXT, and Yonex Tour Super 850 - but they are all worth a demo. We'd love to know what you think in your comments.

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