Ashaway *HYBRID* Crossfire II 16

Ashaway *HYBRID* Crossfire II 16
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Ashaway Crossfire II is a hybrid of 100% Braided Kevlar 16g mains and multi-stranded synthetic gut 16g crosses. Offers optimum durability, a firm string bed for ball control, with the braided kevlar mains biting the ball for superior spin. Good for chronic string breakers. Great option to Prince Pro Blend.
  • Length: Mains-23ft. 16g Kevlar/Crosses-20ft. 16g Synthetic Gut
  • Gauge: 16
  • Color: Gold

No Strings Attached

5 Stars

Tennis Addict from FL on 11/15/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Best string I have found. I play an elbow friendly racquet (Wilson BLX 3) with a Gamma Shockbuster 2 dampner. Virtually no vibration, and I can play 3 hours a day 7 days a week without problems. But any of the "soft" multifilament like Sensation would last at most 10 days. This string lasts me up to 2 months, and still feels great in terms of comfort and play. I buy half a dozen sets at a time, and get a discount when I do. Very happy with this string and a healthy elbow.

3 stars

3 Stars

J from NY on 5/9/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Produces spin well, but loses tension too quickly

go to synthetic gut

5 Stars

pete from CO on 2/29/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This is a great string. It looses tension quick so I would account for that in the stringing unless you are going hybrid or per-streching them

Prince Topspin Duraflex

5 Stars

Ken Santlal from MA on 1/30/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

About 15 years ago I tried many topspin strings and settled on Prince topspin. Then I discovered the Duraflex (PTD) version and it lasts twice as long -it's very forgiving and generates power when you have to. The string gives me good bite on the ball and gets it over the net but in the court. I've tried other hot-shot strings that the 'pros play with' that gave me more power but no control and also can't stand the metallic titanium feel - the guys who recommended those 'power' strings all have shoulder problems!. So back to PTD and all's well. Just ordered a dozen packs for the year.

Great Power & Great Touch

5 Stars

mpfrench from AL on 12/22/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I've been using this string for about two years and love it. I install it in a stiff frame at 45 LBS which gives a soft feel and great power. Furthermore, this setup gives great touch.

Great String

5 Stars

SW from IL on 11/19/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Researching a bunch of strings and differences - went with this based on reviews and price - and I couldn't be happier! Will definitely restring with this when the time comes. Strung the Duraflex on 2- Prince Tour Pro 98's and we are very happy.

Very crisp feel and unrivalled amount of spin. I ...

5 Stars

Quincy from MA on 11/2/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Very crisp feel and unrivalled amount of spin. I always put these in the mains. They will saw through any main as a cross very quickly. I don't string it any higher than 55 pounds to avoid tennis elbow.

Durable, excellent feel, and great top spin

5 Stars

Ron from CT on 11/2/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

If you are like me, you break strings ever 4-5 sessions of tennis. You are a heavy hitter, with huge top spin. But you also prefer your strings to have good feedback. I have tried many strings in the past few months, and came across this one on some forums. Decided to give it a try. Believe me, it gives you massive spin, good feedback for a hybrid with kevlar on it. Best of all, Im still using this and its been 2 weeks, and the strings haven't even moved. I used to think RPM blast was good at holding tensions, but this is amazing.

Excellent control/spin

5 Stars

Declan from WA on 11/1/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I really like this string and have ordered it again. It has allowed me to create much more spin on my strokes and also seems to grip the ball longer, allowing more control. My only critique is that it seems to dirty and wear quicker than normal string due to its twisted filament design. Once one thin filament breaks, the rest are soon to follow. From talking to others, this seems to be a common issue with hybrid strings. Given that, I will continue to buy this.

Good strings

4 Stars

nat from SC on 10/31/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Good strings for durability and comfort.

Good shot

4 Stars

Alberto from on 10/23/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

with this string you can feel the power of a shot and do not loose the touch for drop shots or slicing. also when loosens it breaks fast . definitely will recommend

Babolat VS Gut/Pro Hurricane Tour Hybrid Strings (16guage)

5 Stars

Gary Mc from CA on 10/17/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This hybrid string combination is used by many top professional players who demand the best of all worlds of power, control, and durability! I prefer to use the gut on the mains, and this offers significant insurance for the health of all your joints associated with hitting a tennis ball. The durability is excellent as they last me 3-6 months despite playing four times per week on clay and hard courts. Midwest Sports maintains abundant inventory and the shipping is most reliable.

The Perfect String

5 Stars

Tom Q from FL on 9/25/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I have so much more power with this string but didn't lose any of the touch for drop shots or slicing. Will be using this exclusively from now on

Ashaway Kevlar 360 ft Reel Tennis String Size: 16g

5 Stars

Vin from AB on 9/2/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I bought Ashaway Kevlar 360 ft Reel Tennis String Size: 16g. Excellent string to combine with multifilament like NXT.

decent string

3 Stars

from RI on 8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

decent string for the $. easy on the arm. good durability.

Excellent control

4 Stars

Raul D. from IL on 8/2/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This string has given me good control and spin. I use combined with Luxilon for power with good results. Great value for the price!

Best string for price

4 Stars

aron from MA on 7/26/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This is my go to string. It balances between spin and durability.

Good buy

5 Stars

JackTennis from MA on 7/17/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Prince Syn Gut 17G is a great buy. I hit flat with a head light racket and this string feels soft and provides great control when strung at 58 lbs. I wouldn't say that the playing properties last as long as other more expensive strings or that it provides maximum power but you can't beat the price and it will relieve some of the stress on your arm produced by stiffer strings.

Thin Blend

5 Stars

Victor from CA on 6/23/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Great feel and control with good power. Holds tension well. I hit with a dense string pattern Head Prestige Mid. My practice partner hits with a more open pattern and more spin with his Pure Drive but he also likes the string a lot.

Best synthetic gut

5 Stars

Ryan from UT on 4/12/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I love these strings especially combining them with a poly it lasts long and plays great!

Prince Lightning

5 Stars

Blaine from KS on 4/1/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

It looks cool. It works good. The package it came in looks cooler then the one on the picture.

String Review

5 Stars

Bob from AZ on 12/27/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I use this string a lot when stringing rackets in our retirement community. It is my string of choice and plays very well for senior tennis players. The quality and price of this string is great.


5 Stars

Kev from on 11/11/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Provided longer play time than expected. Good grip on ball provided better control of shots

Great For The Price

4 Stars

Malenurse16 from TN on 10/19/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Love the price for a quality string that lasts a while.

Best Synthetic

5 Stars

Stringer from IN on 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Prince Syn Gut with Duraflex is the best synthetic gut available. I have strung many racquets with different types of synthetic and this one definitely lasts the longest and is the perfect combination with a polyester string. I use it for all levels, from beginners who string their whole racquet with this, to highly competitive players who use a hybrid.

Good value for the money

5 Stars

Richard from CA on 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This string is a bargain for the price. It won't generate the spin of a poly but it plays quite well and has good durability. It also makes a nice choice for hybrid set-ups.

Inexpensive quailty string

5 Stars

Richard from CA on 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Solid all around string. Not hard on your arm like a poly and much more durable than the multifilaments.

Great buy, great price.

5 Stars

David from WI on 9/10/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I have been loyally using the PSGD since long ago. I absolutely love the feel of the strings. One thing though, is that they don't last as long as I thought they would. However, for the cheap price, you can't beat it.

Good value

4 Stars

Jim from PA on 9/6/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Good string for the price. Soft feel.


4 Stars

Malenurse16 from TN on 8/18/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Awesome strings.

Great strings

5 Stars

Doug Hurt from KY on 7/26/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I love these strings. Used them for years.

Good for the money.

4 Stars

Malenurse16 from TN on 6/8/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I like it because it is cheap and has some good feel.

Prince Syn Gut

4 Stars

John Solberg from MD on 6/3/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Good durable string that works well as a cross string when paired with a firmer (RPM, Crossfire, etc.) main string.

Good basic string

3 Stars

rw from CA on 4/26/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Used this as a median or middle-of-the-road string to see what characteristics players want on their rackets, e.g. Firmer, softer, durability, etc.

Powerful, Long Lasting

5 Stars

Mike F. from AL on 4/25/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Although this string is very stretchy, it is very powerful, long lasting, and easy on the arm. I string it at 45 lbs, ala John McEnroe.

Prince Syn Gut w/ Duraflex 17g

5 Stars

Brian Martin from MI on 4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Put this string in a few friends racquets as well as my own. Everyone loved the control.

Great String

5 Stars

LIke My Hybrid String from MD on 2/10/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I've used this string exclusively for about 4 years now. I like the balance between the softness of the gut and durability of the synthetic. I string the gut on the mains and the synthetic on the crosses to further decrease vibration and increase power. Try decreasing the tension on the gut 2-3 points lower than your synthetic to keep a better balance longer.

Prince Lightning XX

5 Stars

Kevin from TX on 2/9/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Love this string. Been playing Prince Syn Gut 17 for over a year now but just switched to the Lightening XX. Same great feel with a bit more pop. And I love supporting the breast cancer foundation with the fun pink color.

Good string for its price point

5 Stars

Aron from MA on 12/13/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I tried various types of strings since I started to play tennis. I had tried the super expensive and the relatively inexpensive strings. The Prince Syn Gut is by far the best strings. I mixed this string with the Tecnifibre strings to get the power and touch combo that many intermediate players like. For $5, y ou can't go wrong with this.

excellent string

5 Stars

T Dang from CA on 12/11/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Love it, never had an elbow problem ever since I use this string. Very good control and comfort!

PSGD- Great String

5 Stars

Ry from MN on 12/1/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Prince Synthetic Gut Duraflex is a great all around string. It's a tried and true classic and every stringer should always have a reel in stock. Works great in a hybrid or in a full bed.

Comfort, Playability, & Control

5 Stars

MRafael from AL on 11/25/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

While a bit pricey, I love the feel the natural gut gives and the control and spin provided by this hybrid...I'm a placement type player, prefer net action, not a baseline player, playing three times a week.

Most often requested

5 Stars

Shamrock from GA on 11/14/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I string a lot of rackets for folks in my area. This is the most requested string even with all of the new string types available. It is very easy for the stringer and very durable and predictable for the player.

Extra pop!

4 Stars

Chuck from CA on 10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I'm pleasantly surprised with these strings. I strung them a little looser than usual for me and gained a little power and spin.

Easy on the Arm

5 Stars

from TX on 8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I am on the court 4+ times a week, and these 17 gauge strings have relieved my tennis elbow. I am on my fourth set, and they last about 2 - 3 months.

Solid performance hybrid

4 Stars

Paul from MI on 7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

These strings lasted surprisingly long. I got about four or five months playing on average once a week for an hour or so each time. I hit with a lot of spin and they held up nicely. They started to fray pretty early but held on for quite awhile. The feedback is decent and they aren't too stiff for a player's string. I would get them again.

Great string

5 Stars

Jake from WA on 4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I bought these strings because of a good word from a friend of mine. They are very easy on the arm. I use the Prince O3 White racket and have a medium swing speed. With these strings, I serve effortlessly and when volleying, I have total control. The only thing that would make these strings better is if they lasted longer. I've had them for 2 weeks and play constantly and they're almost done. But, overall, I would certainly recommend these to any player.

Great string

5 Stars

Caleb from CA on 4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I bought these strings because of a good word from a friend of mine. They are very easy on the arm. I use the Prince O3 White racket and have a medium swing speed. With these strings, I serve effortlessly and when volleying, I have total control. The only thing that would make these strings better is if they lasted longer. I've had them for 2 weeks and play constantly and they're almost done. But, overall, I would certainly recommend these to any player.

Great feel, short life

2 Stars

Robin from FL on 12/12/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I tried this string in an attempt to find a string that was both arm friendly AND durable. I use a Wilson Juice 100 strung at 50#. This hybrid had wonderful feel but unfortunately only lasted about 5 hrs of singles play. That makes it too expensive for me to use. I am now trying Luxilon 4G. Report will follow.

win lose or draw just play

4 Stars

Pat Leonard from AZ on 12/6/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Give me a little more power but keeps my control and spin

Ashaway *HYBRID* Crossfire II 16

Ashaway *HYBRID* Crossfire II 16

Item # 3104003

  • 5 Star