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Arbartrator
09-24-2008, 03:31 PM
and what type of player are you

2nd_Serve
09-24-2008, 03:51 PM
All courter. 5 hours.

TennisProdigy
09-24-2008, 03:53 PM
less than 5 seconds when i play in the pool.

Arbartrator
09-24-2008, 03:55 PM
All courter. 5 hours.

do you hit with alot of spin

tennisfreak15347
09-24-2008, 04:15 PM
less than 5 seconds when i play in the pool.

hmm, a tennis version of water-polo? :D

game set match 46 TIMES!!
09-24-2008, 04:29 PM
i have never used it in a full set but in a mix it was like 20 hours.

superstition
09-24-2008, 05:09 PM
I have some 16 gauge in a flexy small headed racquet (The Kramer PS 85) and it's two years old.

I've had VS 17 last most of the summer a few times in my PS 85, but the 17 definitely isn't as durable as the 16.

Arbartrator
09-24-2008, 06:07 PM
I have some 16 gauge in a flexy small headed racquet (The Kramer PS 85) and it's two years old.

I've had VS 17 last most of the summer a few times in my PS 85, but the 17 definitely isn't as durable as the 16.

does the 17 gauge and the 16 gauge play alot different or its pretty simular

tennisfreak15347
09-24-2008, 06:30 PM
does the 17 gauge and the 16 gauge play alot different or its pretty simular

the only difference is that the 17g has more ball bite and zip, but less durable

Arbartrator
09-24-2008, 07:16 PM
well im a 3.0 player that hits more flat than topspin i play mostly in the baseline how long do you think the 17 gauge will last me

J011yroger
09-24-2008, 09:03 PM
Years.

J

[d]ragon
09-24-2008, 09:30 PM
counterpuncher/baseliner.
1.5 months, about 3 hours a day 4-5 days a week
no string savers

todot62
09-24-2008, 09:32 PM
Years.

J

I agree. You'll be tired of them and want to play with "something different" LONG before you wear them out. A good investment for you.

Tod

Tim W
09-25-2008, 03:10 AM
Mainly baseliner. Play about ~10 hours a week. Well try to, anyway.
Lasts up to 2 weeks or so.

rasajadad
09-25-2008, 06:31 AM
4.5 mostly flat hitter. All courter. Big serve.= 3-4 months in a two racquet rotation.

pennc94
09-25-2008, 06:57 AM
Depends on gauge, your string pattern (open/closed) where you play (indoor/outdoor, humid/dry, etc.) and court (hard/clay).

For me, this summer (hardcourts) with a 16x19 pattern, my somewhat flat with moderate spin play had the 16g gut last 30 plus hours. When I play on clay courts it is much less. 17g broke in half the time.

Use string savers (not all over) strategically.

For me it is worth it. Gut's playability lasts much longer than any other string even if some string take longer to break.

downdaline
09-25-2008, 07:15 AM
70% all courter, 30% serve-and-volley.

Lasts me a month.

nickb
09-25-2008, 07:23 AM
2-4 hours in a open pattern frame...depends on surface.

jrod
09-25-2008, 07:30 AM
I use 16g in the mains only, with poly in the crosses (hurricane or WC SS).

In summer (i.e. quite humid), the gut may last 4-6 hours, max. Maybe 2x longer in drier conditions. I've just started using string savers and they appear to help minimize the crosses accelerating fraying of the mains.