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scotus
10-09-2007, 02:12 PM
I may have an opportunity to try a Bow natural gut 18 g.

I always use natural guts in the mains and use something else in the cross.

The only problem is that Bow is only 37.5 ft.

Do you think it will make 2 sets of mains for Prokennex 7g? It has 16X20 string pattern.

Would hate to cut it only to find out it is not long enough.

bagung
10-09-2007, 02:28 PM
i have tried bow gut 17g in main, it is enough for 2 sets of main on my dnx-10MP with 18x20.....

NoBadMojo
10-09-2007, 02:54 PM
I may have an opportunity to try a Bow natural gut 18 g.

I always use natural guts in the mains and use something else in the cross.

The only problem is that Bow is only 37.5 ft.

Do you think it will make 2 sets of mains for Prokennex 7g? It has 16X20 string pattern.

Would hate to cut it only to find out it is not long enough.

i wouldnt recommend that string unless you have never broken a string before...their guages run thin...their 16 is like most 17's...18 would be off the hook

timeisonmyside
10-09-2007, 03:01 PM
My experience with Bow Brand is that it breaks easily. After one set of playing. Could be that I may have made a mistake while stringing. Could also be that I just got a bad set. But I've strung BDE, Babolat, Kilp gut before with no problems. I've also heard from others that Bow has this problem.

Richie Rich
10-09-2007, 03:08 PM
i've had mixed experiences with bow brand. most good, just 2 sets that frayed early, really early. haven't really hit with bow since they jacked up their prices a few years ago

i'd agree with Mojo. The gauges do run thin. 18g bow will not last long at all. i used 17g in my 18x20 and durability was just OK.

bagung
10-09-2007, 03:11 PM
bow gut durability is just as good as VS, BDE, TONIC....
found LEGEND more durable...
while the ARMOURPRO is the best.....

scotus
10-10-2007, 12:26 AM
Well, usually I stay away from extremely thin gut, but I have had very good experience recently with Legend 18 g (1.20 mm), so I thought maybe Bow 18 g (1.10 mm) could also hold up quite well.

Maybe it will, maybe not. The feedback on TW suggests that it is quite durable.

Richie Rich
10-10-2007, 03:53 AM
WMaybe it will, maybe not. The feedback on TW suggests that it is quite durable.

only one way to find out :smile: