L-TEC - "Reshaping the Tennis Landscape"
Innovation is the driving force behind the L-TEC product line and stringing system.
L-TEC Premium strings bring to life a revolutionary new concept in string
design. While the materials used in the composition of these offerings are
uniquely advanced, the strings become even more spectacular because they are extruded in
shapes that enhance playability, boost performance and extend string
life. But that's not all!...
L-TEC Premium strings are the first strings to be conceptualized and specifically designed to perform together in hybrid combinations for maximum playability and results. The line consists of 15 individual string products with a virtually unlimited number of possible hybrid combinations. The L-TEC hybrid system allows players to customize their stringbeds to achieve optimal on-court performance.
Currently L-TEC is promoting 30 hybrid combinations that have been thoroughly tested and rated by top level players on 3 continents. These ratings are available in the performance section of this site to help those new to the L-TEC system select a hybrid based on the performance characteristics that best match their game. Selecting a custom hybrid will ultimately lead to more pleasure and enjoyment on the court for players of all levels.
The L-TEC Premium line of strings is the first to be specifically engineered to give optimal performance at low tensions, especially when installed by a trained professional who is experienced and/or certified in stringing copolys using specific low-tension techniques.
Literally reshaping tennis, the L-TEC Premium copolys are extruded in 4
forms which have been meticulously designed and tested to give the player using them every possible performance advantage.
L-TEC Premium 4S (Squoval) Possibly the most exciting string in
The squoval shaped offering is an L-TEC EXCLUSIVE. There
is no other string in the world like it either in design or
performance. The squoval profile has opened up a completely new concept in low-tension/high - performance stringing techniques, with higher stringbed stiffness values at much lower applied tensions. This results in more power, more control, increased sensations with significantly longer string life.The L-TEC Premium 4S is one of the most remarkable advances in string technology since the advent of mono-filament tennis strings. The squoval profile has the advantage of a thinner diameter combined with a thicker string/ball contact surface giving greater mobility of both the mains and crosses in the stringbed. The net result is an enhanced grip on the ball coupled with an increase in spin, more feel and excellent control all achieved at low tensions.
L-TEC Premium 3S Delta shaped copolymer offers a comfortable feel,
excellent control and plenty of power. Add longer string life plus a
stabilized stringbed and you have a recipe for on court dominance. The Delta profile offers a thinner string/ball contact surface giving strong bite on the ball with accentuated spin and feel. The raw materials used in the construction of this string promote plenty of power while the profile allows for enhanced control. When using as a full setup, the mains/crosses are always on the wide/flat contact surface of the strings which enhances the lateral movement as well as enhances the string life and optimizes the stability of the stringbed. When used full or hybrid the profile allows technically difficult strokes with slice or lift to become more easily accessed.
L-TEC Premium 5S The pentagon profiled offering provides
spin and control. It gives solid all-around
performance by allowing adjoining flat sides to glide upon each other
while the pentagonal profile actively grabs the ball for enhanced ball
action. This string offers the advantage of providing a flat contact surface for the string whether used in a full setup or hybrid setting. It offers a solid base for players who use slice and spin as well as added durability over many other string profiles. The pentagonal shape is the most spin friendly of all profiles.
L-TEC Premium OS While traditional in shape, this string is far
traditional in terms of performance. State-of-the-art engineering and materials allow this string to excel in providing excellent control along with extremely LOW tension loss and exceptionally long string life. The most distinguishing feature of this string is the capacity to conserve initial set tension for a prolonged period of play. This assures stringbed stability which allows for consistent ball length and stroke security. This is the BASE string for many of the L-TEC hybrids. With a choice of 3 gauges it can be strung in either the mains or crosses (or both). A Premium OS hybrid will give greater string life and the best tension stability. The thinner gauges are best adapted to dense pattern frames while the thicker are better for larger frames and open string patterns.
The L-TEC series also features 3 synthetic offerings that are specifically designed to be used as cross strings with any of the copolys in the line.
L-TEC Premium Gut - The composition and structure of this tennis string
has successfully reproduced the essential qualities of play of a natural gut string. It has been specifically manufactured to be used AS A CROSS STRING in hybrid combination, where it adds additional feel and improves feedback for the player. It can be strung at significantly lower tensions than natural gut where it offers outstanding power combined with excellent control and feel. The unrivaled performance this string offers does not come at a cheap price. The unique structure and complex manufacturing process makes it the most expensive synthetic string in existence. Is it worth it? Ultimately you will have to decide, but when used in hybrid with L-TEC Premium OS it creates a professional-level hybrid and when combined with L-TEC Premium 4S it creates playing sensations that are appealing to an enormous range of players.
L-TEC Premium Flex - The L-TEC Flex is another that has been specifically conceived and designed to be used as a cross string with copoly mains. This premium synthetic gut is extremely soft and compliments its copoly stringbed mate by working in perfect unison to optimize on court performance. You will not find this string anywhere else in the world as it is a unique string concept exclusively available under the L-TEC brand.
L-TEC Synthetic Gut - This offering is the ONLY synthetic in the L-TEC line that can be used as a full set-up, if desired. However, it has been designed to be used as a cross string in a hybrid with a copoly main. It is the stiffest of the three synthetics in the lineup, but it pairs beautifully with the entire line of copolys. It is available in white as well as an attractive neon yellow that has been chosen because it looks excellent with the sterling colored strings and shockingly bright when paired with the L-TEC Premium OS neon.
L-TEC Success Formula: Better Strings + Better Stringing = Better Tennis