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String Thing

Straighten up and play right

String Thing

Straighten up and play right

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Straighten out the kinks in your game

The nylon strings on your tennis racquet are designed to shift, stretch and spring back as you hit the ball – that’s what gives your shots their power (or sends them arcing into nextdoor’s garden). However, all this flexing and moving eventually leaves your strings misaligned, which can have a drastic effect on your racquet’s performance. For beginners this can take several weeks, but for professional players who regularly use topspin, slice and greater power this can happen two or three times in a single match.

So what’s the solution? Well, you can always reset the strings by hand. But doing that takes ages and you’ll never get them perfectly straight. Or you could use the String Thing. Made from polycarbonate, this virtually indestructible gadget will do the job in just seconds.

Just run the String Thing up and down your strings a couple of times and the Teflon-reinforced nylon cog wheels will force them into perfect alignment. The whole process takes seconds, so you can easily use it between sets, or just before you start a match. Carry it in your tennis bag or pocket and you’ll always be sure you’re getting the best possible performance out of your racquet.

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Product Features:
  • Straightens tennis racquet strings in a fraction of the time
  • Better control, better shots, and a better game
  • Easy to use: run up and down your racquet to align strings
  • Virtually indestructible: made of poly carbon and Teflon-reinforced nylon
Technical Specifications:
  • Open version: for racquets with a stringing pattern of 16x19, where the string spacing is greater than 8mm
  • Dense version: for racquets with a stringing pattern of 18x20, where the string spacing is less than 8mm

Customer Reviews

Is this suitable for squash rackets or solely tennis rackets?
Liam, North Wales - 29th September 2011
Firebox says: Hi Liam, if the squash racquet has an reasonably open string pattern the Dense version of the String Thing should work but as we have not tested it it is hard to guarantee its success.