The world's most popular multifilament string, Wilson NXT 16 has numerous followers thanks to its combination of comfort and playability. The addition of the patented Dupont Xycro Micro-Fibers helps to increase the sweetspot size and reduce vibration for greater arm comfort. Rated the #1 synthetic in playability and comfort by the USRSA in 2004, this string has remained popular and continues to gain new followers. The multifilament construction is coated with a polyurethane resin coating to seal the delicate fibers to enhance durability. The resin material also helps to soften the feel of the string, providing comfort and power. This is a great string to try for anyone with tennis elbow, as well as anyone seeking natural gut like performance from a synthetic construction.
Construction: Multifilament polyamide
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Tennis Express Reviews
Bought two packages. One broke the first time. I hit with them the other day - seems ok.
NXT String 16
Best strings I have had to date. I am getting more power with less effort.
Wilson NXT 16G
This string is the richest poorman's way to string your racquet like Federer. Simply put this string in the mains and put your favorite poly string in the crosses.
16G gives great control and this string is nice, with awesome feel. Great playability.
Better than the rest.
Best string choice I have ever made. Thanks to coach Nico for suggesting it.
Great Stings, but Question Durability
These strings felt great on my new Prince EXO3 Black tennis racket. However, they did break in about 3 weeks. I play about 3 times a week. I really liked the feel of hitting flat shots with these strings.
NXT 16 string
My first experience with NXT 16 string. Excellent feel. I will use it for future racquet restringing.
Strings working fine so far. I was pleased with the help I received from Customer Service in choosing the right strings. Thanks
I have tried many strings including poly strings which resulted in extreme pain in my entire arm including a tennis elbow re-inflamation. I played with Wilson NXT strings for a two years and for the price, these strings are one of the best in my opinion. Great spin, good control, and really good feel, similar to that of a natural gut. If you struggle with a tennis elbow, these strings are your solution. The downfall of these strings is that if you play at leat 2-3 times a week and you play with a lot of spin, you will wear them out in 2-3 months. However, I personally think that they are worth it, for the performance and especially to prevent injury.
Nice Feel - Poor Durability
Switched back to this sting after playing with polys for a few years. I like the softer feel of this sting. Good control. Not as much spin as poly. Big draw back is longevity. Without sting savers, I get only 3 to 4 hours per set. With sting savers that increased to 6 or 7 hours. I play with a Wilson 6.0 Tour strung at 52 to 55. Im a 4.0 player playing on hard court. When I used this string years ago, I recall it lasting longer. Ive tried the Max and Tour versions, and didnt notice any difference in play or longevity.
NXT string 16
Great string - my sons favorite!
I recommed this string to several people and they all love it
String Broke After Three Matches
No durability at all. The strings broke after my third match and Im not Federer. Im 60 years old. Not exactly a power house hitter. Maybe just a defective strand. I have always enjoyed Wilson products, but this was very disappointing.
NXT String 16
I have enjoyed playing with these strings for a couple of years. They give me a nice feel and plenty of power and durability.
Ive always used this string and am never disappointed in its performance.
This string provides a good mix of feel, power and control.
I have used this string for many years when my game needed extra control and feel. I especially like playing with it on clay courts.
It has limited durability especially for top- spin players. It may only last 15-20 sets for a hard hitter. But the string is like natural gut only a lot cheaper and so its short life is worth it.
NXT For The Money
excellent string for the money...wears well.
String has not lasted well. Have only played 5 games with new strings and already they are extremely frayed. I doubt I will get more than one or two more games before needing to restring.
James Paul Brigham
Good Feel, Good Power
Good Feel, Good Power...however, not the most durable...
I have the BLX 90 witch is probably a little advance for me. What I did notice was with tennis elbow it seem to help much to my surprise, less vibration an has a good feel with returns.
Good strings for me
I have been playing these strings for a few years now and really like them. They have a soft feel that is easy on the arm. I am able to play under control and generate ample spin and power. I am a 3.5 player.
Great string - but has it changed
I have been using this string for years and am pretty satisfied with it - but I have moved from a 17g string to a 16g because the 17 has frayed way too fast recently. Wonder if it changed I still will use this.
After a few hitting sessions I finally made the change and replaced the strings that came with the racquet with the NXT 16 and the only real question is why I didnt do that from the start. Great string, easy to create power with a normal swing, and very controlled strokes. Serve power and placement improved as well as net play.
DECENT STRING FOR THE PRICE. NOT SURE IF I COULD TELL IF IT WAS BETTER THAN THE CHEAPER SYNTHETIC GUT. MAYBE I NEED TO PLAY MORE.
Richard J Landenberger
string works fine. Glad you always have it in stock. Quick delivery, too.
Power and Control
Good feel, power and control
A Great Combination of Power and Control
I dont know a lot about strings. My opponents say other balls are heavy. I can tell they have trouble getting a good hit. If the strings determine sweet spot, these strings are the best Ive played with!
The Best Strings
I play tennis. My sons play tennis, and we all use this string. Love the durability, as it holds up to the big hit of my boys.
NXT String 16 Performance
I just started using NXT String in my tennis matches. It helped me in my strokes and everytihing. I am absolutely satisfied with the product.
Easy on the arm
Satisfactory compromise if youd like natural gut but cant afford it.
String for Dad
I bought this string for my Dad for Christmas. He teaches tennis, so he uses this string all the time.
Lee Anna Lackey
I got my racquet restrung recently and I was very impressed with how quickly it could be completed. I could pick it up in an hour.
I am surprised that I dont notice much difference after getting my racquet restrung. Perhaps it didnt need it as badly as I thought.
Wilson NXT is the best string
Richard J Landenberger
Ordering was easy, delivery was prompt, string is playing well. Thanks
The strings are great, I love the way I get control.
I like the Wilson NXT 16 a bit better than the 17 for its slightly better endurance.
I like the string. Some say that it loses tension quickly. Mine have been good. I like them in black as well. Good quality and they feel good on high tensions and easy on the arm in my opinion.
great strings! nxt string 16
bought shoes and strings and completely satisfied
nxt string 16
terrific service and top of the line products
Wilson nxt 16 string
Great strings, very happy with the feel and control. Even better, the customer service... I had ordered a racket the day before and forgot to order strings. When I called, they were extremely helpful and able to adjust my order to add strings and stringing with no issues. Very happy with the product and the experience!
NXT String 16
Very impressed with the customer service. The help received for selecting the product till the product was placed was a very good experience. Done all with a smile!
I have used these strings for a few years and love them.
Disappointed in this string. After a couple of days playing the string started to give up. Better find a different string.
Great on joints, control string
This string is much more friendly to joints, than the normal poly string. I had some demos with poly strings, and had joint pain, but my racquet with this string, never hurts. Sting at 57lbs, and you will have plenty of control, an decent power.
Very happy with this new string
A Tennis Express employee recommended this string over what I had been using. After playing a few matches with it, I really like it. I feel like I have power but also control. I hit with topspin and find it works well with this string.
Good string, been using NXT for over a year. The 16 is good,but Im going to go back to the 17,it has a little more feel and power.
IL - Illinois
Need to try again
I tried these strings with the Wilson Steam 99 S racquet. However the overall combination of this string, the tension and the racquet did not work out for me. I felt a loss of control on my shots and placement and was hitting long very frequently. The funny thing is that when I had demod the racquet, I had liked it but when I bought it and played with it, it felt completely different and I ended up returning the racquet. But as far as these strings go, i think they were fine and I would probably try them again in a different racquet.
Great part of Hybrid Setup
I use this for the crosses in my Wilson Steam 99s. It offers a great performance for this particular racket. My only issue is that I generally only get a week of play with these strings but the feel and spin is so great Im willing to continue using it.
The NXT Sensation string 16 began to fray within an hour of play. The strings moved around immediately at a tension of 57. I experienced arm ache with this string that is supposedly easy on elbows. I typically do not experience arm discomfort when playing. I cut the strings out after the fourth time playing with the racquet. I purchased two racquets. The second one felt slightly better with reduced movement of the strings and somewhat less fraying. I would never buy this string again.
I used this string for my cross strings in a self-made hybrid. The mains were polyester Luxilon Big Banger rough. I put string-a-lungs little plastic pieces designed to reduce friction in the string bed. And still the Wilson NXT was showing visible signs of wear, fraying, after just eight games. If that amount of wear continues, I dont think these strings will last three matches.
Stringing and service
Tennis Express always stands behind their product. I enjoy coming to the store. Everyone has great smiles and they make you feel at home they strung my racquets while I was testing some new racquets. Great job.
I love these strings. The added control allows me to swing away at my shots. The only negative is that they dont last long. I broke one pretty quickly and I play 3.5/4.0 ladies and am over 50. A younger harder hitting player would have to replace them often but then Im hitting harder now too so its worth it for me!
Very good string ...
Very good string job
Had asked over the phone, however that the string dampener be installed that I had ordered ... The dampener came separately in the package.
NXT STRING 16 NATURAL COLOR
Strings work well with the new racquet
Wilson Four next 16 strings
Overall, I am satisfied with my new racquet so far.