New Ashaway MultiNick® 18 Squash String is Designed to Cut and Spin

— Proprietary Nylon/PU matrix adds toughness, durability and grip, maintains soft nylon feel
Ashaway, RI – Ashaway’s latest innovation is a squash string specifically designed for players who like to cut and spin the ball. New MultiNick® 18 combines a high tenacity multifilament nylon sheath with a specially formulated polyurethane resin (PU) that bonds the string into a single matrix and adds durability while providing superior feel and ball control. The smooth PU surface of MultiNick 18 enhances grip, while the 18-gauge construction maximizes players' ability to cut and spin the ball.
“Polyurethane is known for its toughness, abrasion resistance and innate adhesive quality,” said Steve Crandall, Vice President of Ashaway Racket Strings. “When combined with other materials, like the high tenacity nylon multifilament fibers in our MultiNick 18, it results in a string with exceptional playing characteristics, including toughness, durability and grip, as well as the traditional soft feel of multifilament nylon.”
What differentiates Ashaway’s polyurethane-based MultiNick 18 construction, 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 MultiNick 18 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 ability to control the ball.
Ashaway’s MultiNick 18 strings are designed for both professional and amateur players who seek feel, durability and toughness at all levels of play. Black in color and 1.15 mm thick, MultiNick 18 strings come in 30 ft. individual packages or 360 ft. reels. Recommended string tension is up to 35 lbs.
Ashaway Racket Strings are made by Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co., the only U.S. manufacturer of string for squash, tennis, racquetball, and badminton. Operated by the Crandall family since 1824, Ashaway has been making racquet strings since 1949, and is responsible for several important technical innovations. Ashaway has been the Official String of USA Racquetball for more than fifteen years. Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co. also makes braided products for medical and industrial applications. For more information visit
For additional product information, contact:
Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co.
PO Box 549
Ashaway, RI 02804 USA
Tel: (800) 556-7260 (U.S. only) or +1 (401) 377-2221
Twitter: @Ashaway1824
Written by Tim Strawn

Executive Director, IART

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