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monty2589
04-13-2008, 07:01 PM
What is a good 18g string that has good power and really good control? I'm looking to trying some 18g strings because I really don't break strings that much and also doesn't the smaller the gauge of string, the more bite you can get on the ball?

supermario343
04-13-2008, 07:03 PM
What is a good 18g string that has good power and really good control? I'm looking to trying some 18g strings because I really don't break strings that much and also doesn't the smaller the gauge of string, the more bite you can get on the ball?

Give Pro Supex Blue Gear a try...they have an 18g and to answer your Q, yes the thinner the string the more bite it has on the ball

stormholloway
04-13-2008, 07:06 PM
Klip Legend.

Valjean
04-13-2008, 08:10 PM
Gosen's OG Sheep Micro 18 mainly for control; Klip's Excellerator 18 for more power.

One of the best 18 gauges for both, Laserfibre's Supernatural XRC Phenom 18, is currently unavailable on TW, as is Wilson's Reaction 18 now...

MAX PLY
04-14-2008, 05:34 AM
I currently use Wilson NXT Tour 18 (in a [k]Factor 6.1 95 (16x18)) and have been very happy with it. I am not really a string breaker either and really like the soft feel of NXT.

robkat
04-14-2008, 05:46 AM
I have always like Alpha Gut 2000 18g. It is a decent string at a fairly good price. It plays well too.

robkat
04-14-2008, 05:53 AM
Also Volkl Power Fiber II 18 String is an excellent string in 18g as well.
A little over a year ago I did some experimenting with 18g strings. I tested: NRG2, Xone biPhase, AG2000, Wilson reaction 18g and Klip Legend all in 18g. By far the best was Klip Legend. The Volkl Power Fiber II was the best of the rest.. I would rank them from My experience as:

Klip Legend 18
Volkl Power Fiber II
X One Bi Phase
Wilson reaction
NRG2
AG2000

marc tressard
04-14-2008, 06:05 AM
The Rolls Royce of 18 g is the Luxilon BB Ace strung at 6lbs below typical tension. At 10% lower than standard tension Ace is surprisingly "soft" as well.
MSV Copoly Focus 1.18 (Germany) is also a truly top notch copoly at a lower price. SPPP (Signum Poly) is another. If you fear a monfilament, do not fret. These are soft when strung at proper tension.

They make multis obsolescent.

andreh
04-14-2008, 06:05 AM
I've played extensively with NRG2 18 before. It was good.

You can try Bow Brand 17 if you are looking for gut. I think it's 1.20 which also very thin, almost 18g.

greg_in_atl
04-14-2008, 06:21 AM
The Rolls Royce of 18 g is the Luxilon BB Ace strung at 6lbs below typical tension. At 10% lower than standard tension Ace is surprisingly "soft" as well.


I would echo the rec for Luxilon BB Ace 18g -- I switched to it about a month ago and am very pleased. I had been using Luxilon BB ALU Power for a while & was not breaking it. Ace seems to hold tension just as well with the additional bite you'd expect from a thinner string.

Stan
04-14-2008, 06:41 AM
Ace seems to hold tension just as well with the additional bite you'd expect from a thinner string.

Holds tension as well as ALU...there's a rousing endorsement! LOL