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Today I thought I would blog about Prince's newest string.

Prince Recoil is the first synthetic string that promises to stay in alignment throughout the life of the string. In other words, "it snaps back into place giving the impression that it hasn't moved." There are literally hundreds of thousands of players who detest string movement. Prince believes Recoil is the answer to this particular problem.

Prince asks a premium price for this string that features new "space-age chemicals" which allow the strings to slide neatly back into place after the shot. The cost per set is nearly as much as natural gut, string & labor $39.95 plus tax.

When stringing I noticed the Recoil strings possess a strong chemical odor. I found myself hoping that the chemicals used to treat the strings were not a carcinogen and wondering if a mask was in order? The strings are very odiferous. They are also slippery. If you are a stringer, make sure your clamps are properly adjusted (on the tight side) because otherwise you will run the risk of slipping and getting damaged from the clamps.

We will see if the strings live up to their promise. At the price, they better.

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Comment by Fay Kelley on September 5, 2008 at 4:05pm
Thanks for letting us know about the toxic odor ... I'll pass thanks. :-)

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