View Full Version : Bow Brand Championship 16L vs. Bow Brand Professional 16

02-21-2004, 03:08 PM
What is the difference between these two gut strings? Also, how does the championship 15L compare to the Babolat Tonic+ 15L gut to the BDE Rally Gut 15L?


02-21-2004, 06:22 PM
The difference is that the 16L is thicker than the 16 gauge. Dont know about the gut, never used gut lol

02-21-2004, 07:57 PM
If I'm not mistaken, I thought 16L was thinner than 16. And can someone compare their playability and durability besides the obvious thickness difference.


PK Today
02-21-2004, 09:03 PM
You're correct. 16L is thinner than 16. The "L" stands for "light". I can compare the following gauges of Bow Brand: 15L, 16L and 17. The 15L didn't have as crisp of feeling as the other 2. The other 2 felt very similar. Good feel, soft, solid sound on contact. The 16L actually lasted longer than the 15L in my racket, but that doesn't mean much. Other variables could have changed such as # of mis-hits.I have 17g in my racket now (mains only, with OG micro in the crosses). It seems to be holding up well. I can't say for sure that it held up as well as the BDE Performance gut, as that is another gut I use occasionally. BDE is a little crisper, but not as soft on the arm either. Both are really nice hitting strings. BDE frays sooner, but overall, it seems to last just as long too. (Early frayer, not breaker). Hope this is of some value.

02-22-2004, 03:28 AM
oops i meant thinner on my post lol

02-22-2004, 01:42 PM
I'm using the 16L in a hybrid right now and it's working out real well. I have a set of the 16 but I haven't tried it yet. The 16L is relatively thin, very similar to BDE performance 17 and Pacific Classic in thickness. The Bow 16L was tricky to string, though. I'm aprehensive about the half-set I have left -- I may have put a kink in it.