Ashaway adds SuperNick ZX squash string

April 18, 2017

Ashaway, RI — Ashaway’s family of SuperNick® ZX squash strings offers a new set of playing characteristics that rounds out the company’s diverse line of squash string capabilities. Combining nylon multifilament cores with special wear layers of Zyex® filaments, SuperNick ZX strings provide precise touch, maintain string tension, and maximize spin potential. The SuperNick ZX family joins Ashaway SuperNick® XL, UltraNick®, PowerNick® and Liberty® squash strings to comprise the sport’s broadest and most popular line.


“The addition of the SuperNick ZX family to our squash string line allows players to select from a full range of playing characteristics,” said Ashaway’s Steve Crandall. “Some players like the feel of the traditional nylon core in our SuperNick XL series, while others like the enhanced power and control they get from the Zyex® core in our PowerNick and UltraNick strings. SuperNick ZX combines these two materials, providing a more precise touch, while maintaining string tension and maximizing spin potential.”

Long the gold standard for squash strings, nylon multifilaments are very responsive, generating good playability. Inexpensive compared to other synthetics, they are also insensitive to moisture and provide good abrasion resistance. Zyex strings have very low dynamic stiffness, which allows them to stretch and recover more completely than other synthetic materials. This generates power with low impact shock (soft power). Zyex can also be made to have exceptionally low creep under continuous tension, allowing racquet strings to maintain tension and playability longer.

SuperNick ZX family strings combine these characteristics, employing a Zyex fiber wear layer over a multifilament nylon core. This combination adds power, improves tension holding, and increases string durability. A textured surface on the wear layer also increases grip and maximizes ball control and spin potential.

Two SuperNick ZX strings are currently available: SuperNick ZX and SuperNIck ZX Micro. SuperNick ZX is a high visibility orange for easy identification on the court. It is available in 9-meter (30 foot) sets, as well as 110-meter (360 foot) reels, and should be strung at tensions up to 40 lbs. (18 kgs.). SuperNick ZX Micro is solid black in color and 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 fifteen years. 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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