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carac
08-18-2007, 05:30 AM
The tempting choices on TW seem to be:
Forten Synthetic Gut Sweet 16
Forten Synthetic Gut Sweet 17
Gosen OG Micro 16
Gosen OG Micro 17
Which one has better results ?

nickb
08-18-2007, 05:41 AM
I like OG Micro for hybrids...nice crisp feel and very good price. The 17 feels better than the 16.

carac
08-18-2007, 06:26 AM
I like OG Micro for hybrids...nice crisp feel and very good price. The 17 feels better than the 16.

But how is the stability ? While a lot of people around are quick to point that poly will always lose some tension my personal experience (on Prestige Mid+) is that a full poly is stil usable after 4-5 hours of strong play while most of the 'soft' strings become waaay too 'mushy' after only 1-2 hours ...

nickb
08-18-2007, 06:33 AM
But how is the stability ? While a lot of people around are quick to point that poly will always lose some tension my personal experience (on Prestige Mid+) is that a full poly is stil usable after 4-5 hours of strong play while most of the 'soft' strings become waaay too 'mushy' after only 1-2 hours ...

I have never felt Gosen Micro go "mushy"....I used a hybrid of Pro Hurricane Mains and Micro Crosses for at least 6 hours last week and it still felt good. I use full Gosen Micro until it breaks...which is around 3 hours play.

TheShaun
08-18-2007, 07:34 AM
I like OG Micro for hybrids...nice crisp feel and very good price. The 17 feels better than the 16.

have you strung the 17 at 60lbs before? how did it hold up?

tbini87
08-18-2007, 10:14 AM
i think og micro holds tension fairly well, longer than 2 hours at least... and i have strung the 16 at 60 lbs on my n95 and it played fine.

Chauvalito
08-18-2007, 10:16 AM
Has anyone tried Gosen og 18?

I use the k95 18x20, and was wondering if i could use that with cyberflash 17 in a hybrid

nickb
08-18-2007, 11:34 AM
have you strung the 17 at 60lbs before? how did it hold up?

I have used the 17 once..it lasted about 2 hours...if you are not a stringbreaker its a good string. The 16 is better for me.

Nick

PBODY99
08-18-2007, 01:24 PM
Has anyone tried Gosen og 18?

I use the k95 18x20, and was wondering if i could use that with cyberflash 17 in a hybrid
I use PSGD 18 in that type of set up, a nProstaff 95 {18 x 20} JR Vet serve & volley doubles player 4.5 broke softer crosses in about 4 hours on clay.

steve s
08-18-2007, 01:51 PM
Sweet 17g works well for me.

Chauvalito
08-18-2007, 02:00 PM
I use PSGD 18 in that type of set up, a nProstaff 95 {18 x 20} JR Vet serve & volley doubles player 4.5 broke softer crosses in about 4 hours on clay.

Thats to bad, I would probably break them just as quickly....

I like the full poly set up, especially what I am using right now (MSV hex 1.10), I just want to find out if I am missing out on any feel.

I dont want to use anything bigger than a 1.20 for a cross.

carac
08-19-2007, 05:42 AM
Thats to bad, I would probably break them just as quickly....

I like the full poly set up, especially what I am using right now (MSV hex 1.10), I just want to find out if I am missing out on any feel.

I dont want to use anything bigger than a 1.20 for a cross.


MSV Hex 1.10 is also very hight on the list of strings that I would like to test - have you ever tried a hybrid with that ? what tension and crosses ? impressions ?

Max Winther
08-19-2007, 10:09 AM
you may also want to consider babolat superfine play 17. it is really cheap, but is nice and playable for a long time.

carac
08-20-2007, 11:23 PM
Small bump - I can't believe that only 10 people voted in a forum where we all talk about hybrids :(