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Thread: Prototype Ashaway(?) String
05-26-2014, 06:45 AM #1
Prototype Ashaway(?) String
Has anyone else been given the black prototype Ashaway string to test?
05-26-2014, 09:28 AM #2
How do you know about the prototype Ashaway Black string???
05-26-2014, 09:29 AM #3
I was given some to test and give feedback on by a club coach.
05-26-2014, 09:33 AM #4
I have only heard about, and all good comments.
05-26-2014, 09:35 AM #5
05-26-2014, 09:39 AM #6
The guy who I heard about it from was very positive with only good things to say, and he is not an Ashaway string lover.
So it sounds like it could be a good string to test.
05-26-2014, 09:41 AM #7
I've used ZM65 Black before and this is very similar physically. It's definitely a .65 but it's maybe a touch more slippery to touch than normal Zymax.
05-26-2014, 09:45 AM #8
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05-26-2014, 09:48 AM #10
Wish I could test strings!
05-26-2014, 10:05 AM #11
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05-27-2014, 05:20 PM #13
Played with it for 3 hours today. It does everything well enough at 27lb, I still dont like .65's though. It's too thin for me.
05-28-2014, 01:58 AM #14
What is your basis for saying this? what don't you like about it?
I am only asking as I base my opinion's on 'feelings' when playing clears, drops, smashes and control at net etc. regardless of gauge of string.
05-28-2014, 02:05 AM #15
All my favourite strings are .68/69's. VS850, 880zti, 800 & BG80, this lacks a bit of meat behind it.
It's a control string, power is decent and touch is adequate at 27lb. Typically as it's Asahway it moves a bit even fresh at 27lb. If it was thicker, I would have taken the tension up a few pound to see how it compares to my go to strings.
I'm a big, powerful guy and I need a bit more weight to my string to make the most of my power.
05-28-2014, 02:26 AM #16
What do you normally go for tension wise?
I like a higher tension and normally go 27lbs+ and really do like BG80 at 29lbs.
05-28-2014, 02:28 AM #17