New Ashaway SuperNick XL Micro Squash String

September 25, 2007

Ashaway, RI — Ashaway Racket Strings has improved its SuperNick® XL Micro squash string to provide increased durability, improved shot making, and stronger brand recognition. By modifying the string’s unique construction of nylon multifilament core and double-braided multifilament jacket, Ashaway has increased linear density of the finished string, resulting in superior durability for an 18 gauge string while still providing gut-like performance and excellent playability at lower tensions.

“The original SuperNick XL Micro was a white, 18 gauge string, well regarded by top amateur players for its resiliency and ball control,” said Steve Crandall, Vice President of Ashaway. “The new SuperNick XL Micro has a very distinctive bright yellow color with the trademark red and blue SuperNick XL crossing pattern embedded in the string. This makes it very recognizable as a member of the Ashaway SNXL family of squash strings.”

Also new to SuperNick XL Micro is a textured surface like the other standard 17 gauge SuperNick XL products. This textured surface allows for optimum shotmaking and excellent ball control. As such, SuperNick XL Micro squash string is recommended for all styles and levels of play, and for players looking for improved feel and control of the ball. SuperNick XL Micro is available in both 30 ft sets and 360 ft reels. Recommended stringing tension is up to 35 lbs.

SuperNick XL Micro is one of a line of high quality squash strings available from Ashaway, which includes SuperNick XL, SuperNick XL Pro and SuperNick XL Titanium, as well as their popular PowerNick®, PowerNick 18 and Liberty® strings.

Ashaway Racket Strings are made by Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co., the only U.S. manufacturer of string for squash, tennis, racquetball, and badminton. Operated by the Crandall family since 1824, Ashaway has been making racquet strings since 1949, and is responsible for several important technical innovations. Ashaway is the Official String of USA Racquetball, the International Racquetball Tour, the Professional Squash Association and the Women’s International Squash Players Association. Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co. also makes braided products for medical and industrial applications.