Tennis Monofilament String TA 990 Spin 1.27 mm designed for expert players who break their strings in less than 10 hours of play and who want spin, power and durability
This Artengo TA990 monofilament string is perfect if you are looking for optimum spin and durability. Its power is excellent.
Co-polyester greatly improves string durability.
Its 1.27 mm diameter gauge produces great spin.
The polyester provides heavy, powerful strokes.
Which tension is best?
Moderate tension (40 to 50 lbs.) gives you more comfort, more spin and more power. However, you will have less control and precision.
High tension (>50 lbs.) gives you more precision and control. However, it could cause tendonitis. You will also have less spin and power.
For monofilament strings, Decathlon recommends a tension of between 42 and 49 lbs. We strongly advise against monofilament strings for children younger than 15 because these strings are more likely to cause injury. They should be used by players who break their strings in less than 10 hours of play, as they very quickly lose their tension.
For multifilament strings, Decathlon recommends a maximum tension of 55 lbs.! These strings are recommended for people who are prone to tendinitis, youngsters, and people who don't break their strings often. Multifilament strings keep their tension very well.
For natural gut strings, Decathlon recommends a tension of less than 50 lbs. These strings are the best for comfort, feel and power. They also keep their tension really well.
When should you change your strings?
Your racket's performance depends 50% on your frame and 50% on your strings! It's therefore worth making sure your strings are on top form.
For players who break their strings a lot: change them when you break them.
For people who rarely or never break strings, Decathlon recommends changing them as many times per year as you play per week. E.g. if you play once per week, change your strings once per year. If you play three times per week, change your strings three times per year.
You shouldn't tighten strings that have gone dead since their performance will have been lost. Looser strings will make your game more relaxed; if you aren't forcing things, you will have more power. Over time strings can become worn without breaking. They lose their elasticity and initial properties. The gauge (or diameter) also affects play. The thinner the gauge, the more power and spin you will have. The thicker the gauge, the more durable the string, but injuries will be more likely!
Tested for over 100 hours in our labs by our very accomplished French "second series" players.
Rope : 100.0% Polyester cationic
Avoid major temperature fluctuations.
Tennis Monofilament String TA 990 Spin 1.27 mm reviews