customer review

Prince Lightning XX 16 660' String Reel

Comments: I am a Prince fan and really enjoy the performance of these strings. I can't continue to use them because of the poor durability. My strings pop about every 2 weeks (8-10 hours of play) with these strings. I cant complain about the performance (good power and nasty spin), but it is too expensive to re-string every 2 weeks.
From: Alan, 10/13

Comments: These strings broke after about 10 hours of play. Power: A lot of power from these strings. My serves probably got upped by 5 mph or so after switching to these from a lower powered Wilson synthetic. Spin: Quite a bit of spin is achievable with these strings. My backhand slices had a nice bite with these strings. Durability: F. Value: Not high. Great cheap synthetics but break way to easily.
From: John, 5/12

Comments: They broke on the second day of use. Not durable.
From: Yazir. 3/12

Comments: I've been using this string as a cross in hybrid string setup for the last 3 years, in my racquets, so I figured its time to write a review here. Why have I been using this string for the last 3 years (& still going)? I love the feel that Prince Lightning provides along with its similar characteristics to regular synthetic gut. It feels soft on the arm, pockets the ball well, & produces some nice power like a multifiliment & has a nice crisp feel with some decent durability like a traditional synthetic gut. I also like the different colors to choose from because they give my hybrid string jobs some unique character. Since I don't have the big bucks to supply myself with luxurious feeling multis or gut everytime I fray or break my crosses, Prince Lighting does just the trick!
From: Shane, 2/12

Comments: The strings simply don't last. I played maybe 8 times (mix of singles and doubles) with them before they broke. I've never had strings break so fast.
From: David, 9/11

Comments: I hit hard groundstrokes when playing against a decent player and tried this string with a Prince Hybrid Spectrum racquet. Unbelievable power and also control. I felt could put it where I wanted and my groundstrokes consistent. Several times I hit winners from well behind the baseline, which I wouldn't do as much with the Luxilon ALU Power I normally use. Sadly the tension dropped after about 5 sets and I began to lose control, a set later the strings broke after approximately 6 sets in total of 1 week. Please Prince make this string more durable as it's fantastic. Similar products that I have tried are Pro Supex Spiral Flex, Luxilon ALU Power variants, Luxilon Big Banger, synthetic gut, natural gut, and many more.
From: Jim, 9/11

Comments: Wasn't very impressed with these strings as a full bed, but once I tried using XX 16 gauge in the mains and Syn Gut 17 in the crosses found my favorite hybrid. And it is now a combination that I now string for many others. Combines comfort (aging shoulder), power and control at a price that is very reasonable. Usually last 4-6 weeks, playing 3-5 times a week.
From: John, Ephrata, PA, USA, 01/11

Comments: I really enjoyed this string. I felt like it gave me great spin, and didn't affect my power in anyway! But as everyone saying they won't last that long. I strung two sticks with this and one of them started to fray apart after a day, but I'd say that I'm a heavy hitter who has a good amount of spin, so depending on the way you hit you could get a couple good months out of them. I'd give them a 6 out of 10 only because of the durability
From: Eric, San Antonio, TX, USA, 12/10

Comments: It's a good string if you're looking for power, but it not durable, moves and a lot, and doesn't hold tension, popped in 4 day. I play every day for at least 3 hours.
From: Ahmed, Sanad, Bahrain. 7/10

Comments: I string racquets for a major sporting goods store. While the Lightning XX may not live up to the hype as a tennis string, it is a KILLER Racquetball string at 30lbs tension!
From: Michael, Las Vegas, NV, USA. 6/10

Comments: I'm a sophomore in high school, and I play for my varsity team. I got this on my Head Youtek Mojo, and it worked well. The durability is fine, if your not a 26 year old hard hitter with an NTRP of 5.0. It's lasted three months and hasn't lost much tension or frayed at all. As for performance, you get what you pay for. This string isn't especially powerful, nor controlling, nor spin-friendly. It does okay at everything. I won't be buying it again, but only because I have a higher price range than I did when I bought it. If you spend 15 more dollars, you can get better string. That's just a fact.
From: Matt, Clarksville, TN, USA. 06/10

Comments: I strung my 03 Speedsport White with this string and my serve was so messed up. Groundstrokes and volleys and the overall spin isn't too bad I guess. This string plays really wierd, I can't figure it out, maybe because I've been playing with natural gut for the last year. I don't recommend this string for anyone.
From: Eric, Urbandale, IA, US. 11/09

Comments: I tried this string as what I was looking for was not in stock. I was happily surprised at the power and spin this string provided - Used on a Dunlop Aerogel 100. Compared to previous strings I used, I was able to get a lot more control and spin with out sacrificing any power. I may be switching to this string permanently.
From: Matt, Winston-Salem, NC, USA 08/09

Comments: This string has a really nice feel to it and has great topspin control, but like Zach said if you're an everyday player then I wouldn't recommend it because I used in a tournament played 2 matches and it broke. Other then that great!
From: Em, NJ, USA. 08/09

Comments: This string does provide awesome power and excellent topspin. I used it in combination with Babolat Max Pro Hurricane Tour and I wasn't crazy about it the first time out but after that I liked it. The strings didn't move bad at all, which I attribute to the hurricane tour in the mains. I found that I was producing so much topspin that I had opponents watching my shots drop in while they expected them to fly long. These string lasted fairly long, about a month and a half, but I was only playing about 3 times a week at the time. Good string I recommend it. 5.0 player, western grip heavy topspin forehand, one handed topspin backhand. 1st serve gets up to about 110-115. I use a Babolat aero pro drive 16x 19
From: zach, tampa, FL US. 7/09

Comments: This string is great on a Prince Speedport Red strung at 60 pounds. It is very durable. It also gives great spin and power, noticeably on groundstrokes and serves. This string tends to lose tension in the summer, but in other seasons it's fine.
From: Anonymous. 7/09

Comments: Good power, great for topspin as well. I use it in my Pure Drive strung at about 58lbs. Looks great in pink as well! Only downside is it loses its tension very quickly. For recreational/club players not necessarily a problem, but for harder hitters it would make it expensive in restrings!
From: Clare, Surre, UK 07/09

Comments: This string is okay if you don't play everyday. Unfortunately it broke in about 2 weeks so I'm done with ever playing with this string.
From: Zack, MI, USA 07/09




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