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neo
10-15-2006, 01:41 AM
Can someone who played with different gauges of SPPP tell me how different are they in playability, durability and tension holding?

TonyB
10-15-2006, 04:36 AM
I think the 1.23 has the best all-around characteristics. The 1.18 definitely has more power and spin, but breaks much quicker in my experience.

I think the gain in performance in the 1.18 may not outweigh the drop in durability. But I'm still testing the 1.18 size, so I'm not 100% ready to draw any real conclusions just yet.

At this point, I would say that I prefer the 1.23, however.

neo
10-15-2006, 12:41 PM
So how many hours of play do you get until 1.18 breaks? And 1.23?

dewey2110
10-15-2006, 12:52 PM
1.23 last pretty long to me...still hasnt broken from the string job a month ago

ATXtennisaddict
10-15-2006, 08:03 PM
Why has no one chosen 16L?

jonolau
10-15-2006, 08:43 PM
Anyone with 1.23 and 1.28 wants to trade for my 1.18? I would like to do a demo of 1.23 and 1.28

Please send me an email if interested to trade.

Lloyd Barcenilla
01-29-2007, 11:19 AM
How long does the 17L last?

kenshireen
01-31-2007, 02:53 PM
I use a gamma ipex 7.0.. strung with sppp 17L. (ugly color)
How differently would this racket play with tech biophase x1.
The sppp feels soft... but how would the power and control compare?

ken

Midlife crisis
02-01-2007, 02:09 PM
I use a gamma ipex 7.0.. strung with sppp 17L. (ugly color)
How differently would this racket play with tech biophase x1.
The sppp feels soft... but how would the power and control compare?

ken

Biphase would result in a more ball velocity but would require a less closed racquet head angle for the same trajectory. In other words, you'll probably be hitting the ball lower than you expect if you switch from SPPP to biphase. This may or may not be helpful as you try to compensate for the extra ball speed.

I've used the 1.28, 1.23, and 1.18 gauges of SPPP. The 1.28 works well in my OS racquet at 66 lbs. I've used the 1.23 in the OS racquet at 67 lbs but it is a bit too springy and 67 lbs is the maximum rated tension (and I've had one racquet collapse on me due to string tension already). I currently am using the 1.18 in a wood racquet at 40 lbs (works wonderfully but looks horrid), and plan on using it in a Chang Longbody midsize when that needs restringing (currently has a hybrid of P2 1.225 and Megaforce 1.19).

So, my experience has been that the thicker SPPP are stiffer and less powerful but are just as good at producing spin. This is probably what most people would expect.

Dho4001
02-01-2007, 04:24 PM
1.23 17 perfect for me

Lloyd Barcenilla
03-11-2007, 07:18 AM
i heared 17L breaks when stringing, is this true?

supertennis
03-11-2007, 07:37 AM
the best for me 1.225 super smash

dnutzunlimited
03-11-2007, 07:47 PM
i heared 17L breaks when stringing, is this true?

I've only strung the 17L once, but in my experience, it did not break and it was in fact much easier to string than the 17 gauge. This might be because by the time I strung the 17L g I had more experience, but not once during the stringing did I feel it was going to break on me.

Steve Huff
03-11-2007, 07:53 PM
I have a reel of the 1.23. A lot of the people I've strung it for seem to break it at 12 o'clock. In my opinion, it doesn't withstand the vibration from mis-hits very well. I just ordered a reel of the 1.28 this time.

jonolau
03-12-2007, 03:16 AM
I have snapped a few sets of 1.18 whilst stringing before. No problems with 1.23.

But I've now moved on and gotten a reel of HEXtreme 1.25. So far have done up almost 10 jobs and there seems to be no issues at all.