Ashaway SuperNick ZX Micro

January 17, 2017

Ashaway, RI – Ashaway has introduced SuperNick® ZX Micro, a new 18-gauge (1.15 mm) squash string with a multifilament nylon core wrapped in a special wear layer of Zyex® filaments. Designed to provide precise touch while maintaining excellent tension control, SuperNick ZX Micro is intended for players who require superior durability, better control and increased power, but still want the feel of a nylon core SuperNick string.


“What makes Zyex so good for racquet strings is its low dynamic stiffness,” said Ashaway’s Steve Crandall. “This allows the strings to stretch and recover more completely than other synthetic materials, thus generating more power with less impact shock. When you combine the Zyex wear layer in SuperNick ZX Micro with a multifilament nylon core, you get that soft feel and precise touch that players have long associated with SuperNick strings.

Zyex fibers woven into jacket constructions also enhance string playability according to Crandall. Zyex can also be made to have exceptionally low creep under continuous tension, allowing racquet strings to maintain tension and playability longer. Ashaway’s trademarked Power Filament Technology (PFT™) jackets on multifilament nylon core strings add power, improve tension holding, and increase string durability. A textured surface on the wear layer also increases grip and maximizes ball control and spin potential.

Developed in response to player demand for a thinner gauge PFT based string, professional play-testers report that the new SuperNick ZX Micro provides a more precise touch than its sister string, and being thinner, provides better control and spin potential as well.

Solid black in color, SuperNick ZX Micro is available in 9-meter (30 foot) sets, as well as 110-meter (360 foot) reels. Recommended stringing tension is up to 35 lbs. (16 kgs.).

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 has been the Official String of USA Racquetball for more than ten years, and is also the Official String of Professional Tennis Registry. Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co. also makes braided products for medical and industrial applications. For more information visit Zyex is a registered trademark of Zyex Ltd.

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