Ashaway Introduces ZyMax 62

March 5, 2010

Ashaway, RI — Ashaway Racket Strings has achieved another first with the introduction of its new ZyMax® line of badminton strings. A new core construction technique called ZyWeaVe™ makes the flagship product of the new line, ZyMax 62, the lightest badminton string ever made.

The unique ZyWeaVe core construction in ZyMax 62 prevents tension loss while its braided surface provides superior control. The result is exceptional playability and the crisp sound badminton players want to hear. ZyMax 62 maintains tension throughout its life and maximizes repulsion on smashes and drop shots.

“There is no other string on the market comparable to ZyMax 62,” said Steve Crandall, Vice President of Ashaway. “ZyMax 62 is designed for very particular professional players who want the lightest string possible in their racket for more power on smashes and better feel and control on touch shots. ZyWeaVe technology guarantees less elongation, so ZyMax 62 strings up tighter and plays crisper with maximum tension stability.”

Ashaway recommends 22 gauge ZyMax 62 be strung at 25 lbs tension for optimum durability and playability. At 25 lbs tension, ZyMax 62 has the same repulsion power as a .70 mm string strung at 30 lbs or more. ZyMax 62 is available in 10m sets and 200m reels.


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 and the Women’s International Squash Players Association. Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co. also makes braided products for medical and industrial applications.