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zidane339
09-21-2008, 02:18 PM
Hey guys, I'm have to order some strings for the increasing number of customers I'm getting.

Was wondering, for basic recreational players that just want some syn gut, should I offer Gosen Micro 16 or Pro Supex Spiral Flex 16? I would perfer Gosen since its cheaper, but I'm concerned it isn't a quality string.

Let me know what you guys think.

Thanks

rich s
09-21-2008, 03:07 PM
Hey guys, I'm have to order some strings for the increasing number of customers I'm getting.

Was wondering, for basic recreational players that just want some syn gut, should I offer Gosen Micro 16 or Pro Supex Spiral Flex 16? I would perfer Gosen since its cheaper, but I'm concerned it isn't a quality string.

Let me know what you guys think.

Thanks

If this is what you are talking about:
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACGOSEN-GSR.html

don't......it's price is a direct reflection of its playability

I would offer this: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACGOSEN-OGS16.html, Prince Sythetic Gut Duraflex, Gamma Synthetic Gut, Forten Sweet 16 or Wilson Extreme Sythetic gut

I've never heard of Pro Supex but if it is a bargain basement string I wouldn't offer it either.

ag200boy
09-21-2008, 03:17 PM
spiral flex is a great string, very soft

i would suggest that or prince original syn gut(no duraflex)

oh and rich, pro supex, while being one of the cheapest companies, produces some exeptional quality strings, big ace is the best poly ive ever used at high tensions

2ndserveace
09-21-2008, 03:24 PM
If this is what you are talking about:
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACGOSEN-GSR.html

don't......it's price is a direct reflection of its playability

I would offer this: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACGOSEN-OGS16.html, Prince Sythetic Gut Duraflex, Gamma Synthetic Gut, Forten Sweet 16 or Wilson Extreme Sythetic gut

I've never heard of Pro Supex but if it is a bargain basement string I wouldn't offer it either.
Yeah how have you not heard of pro supex? It gets lots of talk on this board.

2nd_Serve
09-21-2008, 04:50 PM
Both are really nice. I think Spiral LFex though.

rich s
09-21-2008, 05:33 PM
spiral flex is a great string, very soft

i would suggest that or prince original syn gut(no duraflex)

oh and rich, pro supex, while being one of the cheapest companies, produces some exeptional quality strings, big ace is the best poly ive ever used at high tensions

oh and ag200boy......if I've never heard of supex and spiral flex, what would make you think I have heard of big ace? or care that you use it?

nickarnold2000
09-22-2008, 08:43 AM
I think that he's trying to share some info with you. I also hadn't heard of ProSupex not too long ago but they're a quality company - just not as well know as some other brands.

nickb
09-22-2008, 10:14 AM
If this is what you are talking about:
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACGOSEN-GSR.html

don't......it's price is a direct reflection of its playability

I would offer this: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACGOSEN-OGS16.html, Prince Sythetic Gut Duraflex, Gamma Synthetic Gut, Forten Sweet 16 or Wilson Extreme Sythetic gut

I've never heard of Pro Supex but if it is a bargain basement string I wouldn't offer it either.


Wrong. Gosen OG Micro plays just as well (if not better) than all those synthetic guts. Its a fine string.

rich s
09-22-2008, 11:28 AM
Wrong. Gosen OG Micro plays just as well (if not better) than all those synthetic guts. Its a fine string.

Beg to differ......OG Sheep Micro plays as well or better....the generic no-printing on the string OG Micro plays horribly. I quit stringing with it for myself and others because it is just plain bad.....

ag200boy
09-22-2008, 12:00 PM
I think that he's trying to share some info with you. I also hadn't heard of ProSupex not too long ago but they're a quality company - just not as well know as some other brands.

exactly, i wansnt trying to criticize or say that just because i like it, then everyone should, i was simply pointing out that they make high quality strings

tennisfreak15347
09-22-2008, 12:41 PM
heres where I really need to add my comment; I bought a reel of Gosen OG Micro reel (which, when I called gosen, they claimed it to be Gosen OG Sheep) and it played terrible. I trashed these strings every 3-5 hours, which was horrible, and it lost tension for me quite quickly. Gamma Synthetic gut is alot better, however, I cannot comment on pro supex synthetic gut. I'm about to order a reel/packs of PSGD though.

rich s
09-22-2008, 06:16 PM
exactly, i wansnt trying to criticize or say that just because i like it, then everyone should, i was simply pointing out that they make high quality strings

we're good.......it's not what you said .......with the way you phrased it and the frame of mind I was in, I made more out of it than I should have..... no worries

XxduckxX
09-22-2008, 06:40 PM
Gosen Micro in the 30 dollar reel is trash unless your customers like restringing every other day

zidane339
09-22-2008, 07:41 PM
Thanks for the insight guys..I think Gosen Micro should be ok, given these guys are just recreational players.I might get a reel of PSGD just as a side choice

locomotion
09-25-2008, 09:35 AM
If I use Gosen Micro Sheep 17 for the mains, what should I use for the crosses? I am not a string breaker, I've used this string before, and it lasted me a long time. I would like to use something that is 16 for the crosses and would like to keep the price down.

Thanks.

Ljubicic for number1
09-25-2008, 10:04 PM
Both good strings but I would definately spend the few extra $'s on the spiral flex, you wont be sorry its a great cheap string and very durable. looks cool in black too.

nickarnold2000
09-26-2008, 11:13 AM
So, where does spiral flex stand on the softness scale as compared to Titan(PS) and Forten Sweet?

maui boy
09-26-2008, 02:04 PM
Sprial Flex 195 stiffness (lbs/in)
Titan 211 stiffness
Forten Sweet 212

Perhaps you should go with 17g crosses for more spin and feel:
Titan 17g 202 stiffness
Forten Sweet 17g 194 stiffness

LanEvo
09-26-2008, 04:48 PM
for ur customers id go with whatevers cheaper, but if they ask what u have then give them the choice

ag200boy
09-26-2008, 07:52 PM
we're good.......it's not what you said .......with the way you phrased it and the frame of mind I was in, I made more out of it than I should have..... no worries

its no problem, were all good man