Broken a string or want to refresh your racket ?
Have your racket restrung by one of Hanworth's squash coaches.
You can choose your tension from 20 to 30lbs, and all your racket details recorded for repeats.
I stock strings from Ashaway, Prince and Technifibre.
Ashaway Powernick 18 Red - a good thin string - you lose less power from string air resistance and the lower weight. Ages quickly, and not as durable as thicker strings.
Ashaway Supernick XL Pro Blue - a raspy surface grabs the ball well if you like to try putting slice on your drops.
Ashaway Ultranick Green - My favourite string - nice and plunky on non-throated rackets, and plenty of power when new. The outer layer does not enjoy bending under tension - it feels too plasticky to crack - but it hasn't broken on me yet.
Dunlop Silk - I have a couple of samples but I haven't tried this string yet.
Prince Synthetic Gut 16 - A thicker standard string - durable, but don't expect too much. I use this as a thin tennis string too.
Prince Synthetic Gut 17 - A standard string - reliable, but does not excel.
Technifibre 305 - The great green, the best a few years back - extra power from medium shots before it ages, but has broken early in a few cases.
Technifibre DNAMax - Sleek and black, this is still the top choice string for many, especially for throated rackets like Carboflex and Titan.
I string my own rackets with Ashaway strings, and I prefer the yellow/green Ultranick. I like non-throated rackets, and I find that the plunkyness of the shot you get from most rackets of this shape matches this string well. Most Ashaway strings have a textured surface that I like, as opposed to the smoothness of the top of the range Technifibre strings.
Note that while a smooth string will generally keep its pattern well, a textured string can move in the bed and stick there, reacting to any side force on impact that results if you have a tendency to consistently boast, or to play with slice or top in your shot.
|Prince Synthetic Gut string gauge 16 - strong, durable||£22|
|Technifibre strings gauge 17 - 305 or DnaMx||£6|
|Ashaway strings gauge 17 - Powernick or Supernick||£6|
|Ashaway string gauge 18 - Ultranick||£6|
|Extra throated rackets||£2|
|Supply and fit Karakal grip||£3|
|Grommet strip fit (allow one week)||£5|
|Next day (not Fri - Sat)||£2|
|Special delivery to Hanworth||£2|
|Junior Hanworth players||£5|
|Fit strings to new rackets||£3|
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