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Ashaway Zyex® Monofilament Technology

Ashaway Brings Zyex® into Two New Crossfire® Strings

Ashaway Brings Zyex® Monofilament Technology to its Tennis Hybrid Line with Two New Crossfire® Strings

  • Crossfire ZX combines 17 gauge Kevlar® +Plus Mains with MonoGut® ZX Pro Crosses 
  • Crossfire ZX Tour Includes Ashaway's co-polymer MonoGut Original with MonoGut ZX Crosses 
  • Both strings add a new dimension of soft power, spin and durability 

Ashaway, RI – Ashaway Racket Strings has extended its well-known Crossfire® line of hybrid tennis strings to include its increasingly popular 100% Zyex® monofilament strings. Additions to the line include Crossfire ZX, which combines Ashaway's 17 gauge braided Aramid/PTFE Kevlar® +Plus mains with  MonoGut® ZX Pro cross strings; and Crossfire ZX Tour, which includes Ashaway's co-polymer string, MonoGut Original, mains with MonoGut ZX for the crosses.


"Our 100% Zyex MonoGut strings are increasingly known for their ability to generate power and spin, and
their soft, gut-like feel," said Steve Crandall, Ashaway Vice President. "Aramids and co-polymers are
known for their stiffness, durability and ability to generate spin. Combining these two adds a new
dimension to the hybrid spectrum, and offers players added combinations of exceptionally soft power,
spin control and durability."

Crossfire ZX is the lighter of the two hybrids, combining 1.25 mm Kevlar +Plus mains for superior
durability and control with MonoGut ZX Pro crosses. 17 gauge Kevlar +Plus is a blend of braided Aramid
and silky soft PTFE fibers that softens the string's feel. The 1.22 mm MonoGut ZX Pro is a 100% Zyex
monofilament that has the closest dynamic stiffness to natural gut of any synthetic string and sets the
benchmark for soft power and spin.

For heavier hitters is Crossfire ZXTour. This hybrid utilizes 1.27 mm MonoGut Original co-polymer  monofilament strings in the mains for excellent durability and enhanced spin with 1.27 mm MonoGut ZX  for the cross strings. This 100% Zyex monofilament maximizes power and improves the feel of the ball. The Crossfire ZX Tour hybrid allows players to experience similar playability and performance to the co-polymer/natural gut hybrid that is so popular on the tour, but with the extra advantage of optimum durability.