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APG
04-17-2008, 09:08 AM
Usually use a 17 guage gut string. About to try Bi-phase. Does anyone see a discernible difference in play between the two guages?

Motherwasp
04-17-2008, 09:12 AM
Ive used both and IMO there is no difference in feel....0.05mm is such a minute difference.

theProdigy
04-17-2008, 12:39 PM
i think it really depends on your string pattern. if it's open then go with the 16 and if it's dense then go with the 17 because if definitely not a durable string.

aldekeuk
04-17-2008, 02:30 PM
i typically use 16 gauge strings because i break them fairly frequently. however have found that X-1 in a 17 gauge is a fairly durable string and of course it has great feel

tennisinoc
04-18-2008, 07:58 AM
Don't get the RED COLORED X-1. It frays way too fast. The outer coating is different than the natural colored and strips off easily exposing the inner fibers. My racket looks like it just killed a white haired animal and the fur is left on my strings. The natural colored has better durability.

If you have an open string pattern: 16 g
If you have a closed string pattern: 17 g

Fedace
04-18-2008, 08:01 AM
Usually use a 17 guage gut string. About to try Bi-phase. Does anyone see a discernible difference in play between the two guages?

Use the 17 g, just stay away from 18g, it is weak. it frays too fast and goes dead.

Bubba
04-18-2008, 08:10 AM
17 is the way I go... love it in my hybrid as my cross. It frays, but not too quickly for me.

splitstep
04-19-2008, 03:59 PM
Don't get the RED COLORED X-1. It frays way too fast. The outer coating is different than the natural colored and strips off easily exposing the inner fibers. My racket looks like it just killed a white haired animal and the fur is left on my strings. The natural colored has better durability.

If you have an open string pattern: 16 g
If you have a closed string pattern: 17 g

Ditto on the Red X1-Biphase. Its just didn't play the same and seem to lose tension far too quickly. Looked great though.

Bubba
04-19-2008, 04:15 PM
Ditto on the Red X1-Biphase. Its just didn't play the same and seem to lose tension far too quickly. Looked great though.

I concur. But the red looks way cool.

ledor
04-19-2008, 07:44 PM
17 is the amazing.

TennisNinja
04-20-2008, 07:28 PM
I prefer the 16 gauge.

jjjosh
04-20-2008, 08:20 PM
17 for my 16 x 20 string pattern

Arafel
04-21-2008, 10:11 AM
I have a closed string pattern and prefer the 17. It gives better feel than the 16 for my tastes.