Ashaway has introduced another technical innovation to its line of racquetball strings: a polyurethane (PU) based, multifilament nylon string designed to add toughness and durability for players who like to really cut and spin the ball. Ashaway’s first string using this technology, new MultiNick 18, combines a high tenacity multifilament nylon sheath with a specially formulated polyurethane resin that bonds the string into a single matrix and adds durability while providing superior feel. The smooth PU surface of MultiNick 18g enhances grip, while the 18-gauge construction maximizes power.
"Polyurethane resin technology has been used in squash strings for some time now, but is new for Ashaway" said Ashaway's Steve Crandall. "It can be formulated to offer many different properties, and when combined with other materials, like high tenacity nylon multifilament fibers, can provide strings with exceptional playing characteristics. MultiNick 18 is our first offering using this innovative material technology, and we are excited to be able to compete in this market segment."
The key difference with Ashaway's polyurethane technology, Crandall explained, is the matrix design. With other multifilament nylon strings, like Ashaway’s popular SuperNick XL line, the core and outer wear layer elements remain separate, and retain some ability to move relative to one another. The PU resin in the new MultiNick string binds the multifilament sheath and surface into a single, unitized matrix. The natural adhesive properties of the polyurethane surface add grip, while the string retains its soft feel, comfortable playability and the ability to control the ball.
Ashaway's MultiNick 18 strings are black in color and 1.15 mm thick. They come in 30 ft, individual packages of 360 foot reels. Recommended string tension is up to 35 lbs.
- Color : Black
- Length: 360ft / 110 M
- Gauge: 18g (1.15mm)