Zyex 17 Racquet String
Sport: Tennis, Racquetball, Squash
Gauge: 17 / 1.25mm
The replacement for natural gut, this string provides the ultimate in power and control. Crisp, solid feel enhances topspin with less shock to the arm. This 17 gauge version offers slightly more feel and bite compared to the 16 gauge version.
Feel and playability similar to natural gut but with the added strength of Zyex fibers. Digs deep into the nap of the ball for added bite.
Competitive tournament players.
A core of Zyex filaments with two layers of composite outer wraps.
Brand Name Comparison:
- Gamma Live Wire XP
- Wilson NXT Power
Zyex 17 Racquet String
After a less than ideal experience with Klipper’s multifilament strings, Dave took the time to email me about my experience and make recommendations. Following what Dave recommended I tried Klipper’s Zyex strings. As recommended on the package, I strung at 10% lower then I normally do on my Wilson Clash Pro V2 (going from 54 lbs. to 48.6 lbs.).
Stringing was very easy, I do my own. The strings felt good on the arm and played much like multifilament do. Likely because of the lower tension, my launch angle was much higher and as such the ball was hitting deeper in the court. I was able to generate good power with more spin than I normally do with multis.
Generally I get 8+ hours from a set of multis. Unfortunately these lasted only 6.5 hours. Overall, I think these are good strings and the the use of string savers is a must. If I were to use them again, I’d probably go a little higher on the tension and use string savers.
Regardless of how the strings are, Klipper is an excellent company that provides top notch customer service.
All in all good strings, but probably not the right ones for me and my game.
I used Zyex 17 in the crosses with Spin Max 17 in the mains to compare against all Spin Max. Both racquets were strung at 60/60. The hybrid racquet didn't have as much pop. But it did have a more controlled feel and a good bite on the ball. Volleys and touch shots seemed easier to put away and boosted my confidence.
My 14 year old, UTR 5, loves to play the Hybrid set up with these strings in the crosses.
Great product. Klipper gives great service also at a reasonable price. Always very pleased with this company!