SSP (Super Slippery Peel) Technology
SSP is a new String-Kong® co-poly monofilament technology consisting of a special slippery coating of three different additives (one of them 100% biological) mixed together for increased string movement and reduced friction during both stringing and play.
As a result, there is a greater snap-back effect, which is one of the most important elements for spin, while also optimizing comfort and forgiveness and producing a loud and distinct sound at impact.
BRE (Banana Rounded Edges) Technology
BRE is a pentagonal mold technology proprietary to String-Kong®. The main goal of this manufacturing process is to give the next-gen co-poly edges an exclusive rounded shape (like an unpeeled banana!). Normally a conventional co-poly with sharp edges gives good “bite” on the ball, but in many cases makes the stringbed more “nervous,” not so uniform, with less comfort and a smaller sweet spot. Additionally, the sharp edges increase the friction between the strings and speed up the performance decay, reducing durability. BRE is designed to further enhance all the SSP benefits, but it also increases the sweet spot, gives a much more uniform response across the string bed, reduces wear of the edges during play, keeps maximum spin potential longer than a conventional “shaped” string, and gives a softer feeling at impact.
Spin Potential Decay Chart
The chart shows the spin performance decay of the String-Kong Banana Bite compared to a Conventional Sharp Edges Co-Poly. The Banana Bite has an initial peak slighlty lower than the CSECP, but it keeps the performace much longer and more uniformly.