Popular string and stringing site Stringforum.net completed their annual String of the Year survey and announced the winners. To conduct the survey, 125 Stringforum.net members voted for their favorite strings in each of several categories. The categories included Poly of the Year, Non-Poly of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and more.
Solinco and Tecnifibre came away as the big winners, sweeping top honors in nearly every category. Solinco Tour Bite was voted the Poly of the Year for 2013 and Tecnifibre X-One Biphase was named Non-Poly of the Year for 2013. Solinco also captured the Newcomer of the Year award with their more forgiving polyester, Tour Bite Soft.
Solinco strings also grabbed the top spot for Control Poly, Comfort Poly, and Spin Poly. Luxilon Big Banger Original was voted the top Durability Poly and Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough was named the best Power Poly. Signum Pro Poly Plasma also got in on the action and snagged the award for Feel Poly.
Tecnifibre X-One Biphase swept the Non-Poly awards, earning honors for Durability, Power, Control, Feel, Comfort, and Spin, and Tension Stability.