Signum Pro’s newest premium multifilament string, Micronite, is receiving accolades that are quite frankly hard to fathom. In August, Germany’s tennis magazine, reported results of a playtest conducted by a panel of high level tennis players with an expertise in tennis strings.
The Signum Pro Micronite was named test winner against multifilament offerings from Babolat, Tecnifibre, Prince AND natural gut offerings from Babolat and Pacific. Yes, you read that correctly…a panel of string experts preferred Micronite over natural gut and other multifilament offerings from major string manufacturers.
We found the Micronite extremely easy to install. Weaving is smooth and fast. The string has very little coil memory and shows no desire to kink.
In our playtest the performance reminded us a lot of the LaserFibre Phenom that was popular with a large number of local customers before it was discontinued. It is a lively string offering excellent comfort. We found the play to be mostly crisp and precise. We did not find the mushiness associated with some polyurethane based multis such as the NXT line of strings. Spin production was decent, better than many multis, but players are not likely to confuse it with the spin of a poly-based string. Tension maintenance is surprisingly good as the Micronite in our test racquet dropped just 3 DT points in 6 hours of court time over a period of 3 weeks. Playability remained consistently solid and pleasant.
The shock dampening properties are excellent due to the high thread count. We do recommend this string for those who have tender elbows.
Overall this is an impressive effort from Signum Pro. While we would be hard pressed to claim it is superior to natural gut, it is a solid offering and we can recommend it with complete confidence to players seeking the performance that premium multis offer.