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Mada
01-05-2009, 11:52 AM
First is a NOOB question, and that is what is the difference between 16g, 17g, and 18g? I don't know what the different gauges mean x_x

Second is, has anybody played with Tecnifibre Pro Red Code string? I use a k6-1 team, would this be a good string for the racquet? I was thinking I'd string it at maybe 60 lbs, but I don't know too much about stringing so I figure I'd ask here.

Any advice / other string recommendations would be much appreciated! Thanks!

ThA_Azn_DeViL
01-05-2009, 11:56 AM
gauge is the size of the string, 16 with the largest diameter to 19 with the smallest diameter, ive hybrided pro red code with ashaway kevlar at 63, but trust me theres no feel at all, i'd suggest going down a couple pounds.

Mada
01-05-2009, 11:58 AM
gauge is the size of the string, 16 with the largest diameter to 19 with the smallest diameter, ive hybrided pro red code with ashaway kevlar at 63, but trust me theres no feel at all, i'd suggest going down a couple pounds.

How do the different gauges affect play? Would 19 be thinner so more bite but it doesn't last as long? Haha I read on the reviews there was no feel but I also read there was a lot of power, so i figured I'd up it a few pounds to make up for that. Also, would you recommend a specific gauge to play with?

sonicboi21
01-05-2009, 12:16 PM
15 is actually the thickest string. the thinner the string, the spin, playabillity, and power is affected. also, the thinner string has lower durability.

i would suggest either 16 or 16L(a thinner version of 16 but not as thin as 17) as a base string. if you want more durability, or more playability, then move up or down in gauge size. Hope i hepled

tennisfreak15347
01-05-2009, 12:19 PM
first of all, what is your previous string? pro redcode is really low powered, so i would be careful at what you're stringing at.

mrmo1115
01-05-2009, 12:27 PM
The thickness in other words = gauge. With 15 being the thickest and 18 being the thinnest.

Mada
01-05-2009, 12:35 PM
first of all, what is your previous string? pro redcode is really low powered, so i would be careful at what you're stringing at.

I have used both Klip natural gut and just a wilson synthetic gut, I liked the natural but it is too costly to use over and over. Both were strung at 55.

tennisfreak15347
01-05-2009, 12:45 PM
I have used both Klip natural gut and just a wilson synthetic gut, I liked the natural but it is too costly to use over and over. Both were strung at 55.

if you string natural gut at 55, i would recommend stringing pro redcode at 51~53. Even then, you'll find pro redcode to be very low powered.

Mada
01-05-2009, 01:16 PM
if you string natural gut at 55, i would recommend stringing pro redcode at 51~53. Even then, you'll find pro redcode to be very low powered.

Really? Okay well thanks =), other than being low-powered, did you like playing with it overall? As in, could you get nice bite and control it well? Haha sorry for all the questions, I'm trying to pick a good string this time :D

jim e
01-05-2009, 01:33 PM
First is a NOOB question, and that is what is the difference between 16g, 17g, and 18g? I don't know what the different gauges mean x_x

Second is, has anybody played with Tecnifibre Pro Red Code string? I use a k6-1 team, would this be a good string for the racquet? I was thinking I'd string it at maybe 60 lbs, but I don't know too much about stringing so I figure I'd ask here.

Any advice / other string recommendations would be much appreciated! Thanks!

Here is the gauge measurements, and the numbers is with the string under tension, that could leave some close variables between some numbers.
For example, a string that measures 1.26 mm unstrung would appear to be either a 16 or 16L. When strung, however, the diameter might become 1.21, which would make it a 17-gauge string.

U.S. Int'l. Diameter
13 12 1.65-1.80 mm
14 11 1.50-1.65 mm
15 9.5 1.41-1.49 mm
15L 9 1.33-1.41 mm
16 8.5 1.26-1.34 mm
16L 8 1.22-1.30 mm
17 7.5 1.16-1.24 mm
18 7 1.06-1.16 mm
19 4 0.90-1.06 mm
20 3.5 0.80-0.90 mm
21 3 0.70-0.80 mm
22 2.5 0.60-0.70 mm

davydenko_fan
01-05-2009, 02:24 PM
First is a NOOB question, and that is what is the difference between 16g, 17g, and 18g? I don't know what the different gauges mean x_x

Second is, has anybody played with Tecnifibre Pro Red Code string? I use a k6-1 team, would this be a good string for the racquet? I was thinking I'd string it at maybe 60 lbs, but I don't know too much about stringing so I figure I'd ask here.

Any advice / other string recommendations would be much appreciated! Thanks!

do you like stiff stringbeds or softer one?

stiff- topspin cyberflash 17g...luxilon BB Alu power 16L...pro supex blue gear
soft- pro supex big ace any gauge, pacific polysoft

william7gr
01-05-2009, 02:52 PM
Here is the gauge measurements, and the numbers is with the string under tension, that could leave some close variables between some numbers.
For example, a string that measures 1.26 mm unstrung would appear to be either a 16 or 16L. When strung, however, the diameter might become 1.21, which would make it a 17-gauge string.

U.S. Int'l. Diameter
13 12 1.65-1.80 mm
14 11 1.50-1.65 mm
15 9.5 1.41-1.49 mm
15L 9 1.33-1.41 mm
16 8.5 1.26-1.34 mm
16L 8 1.22-1.30 mm
17 7.5 1.16-1.24 mm
18 7 1.06-1.16 mm
19 4 0.90-1.06 mm
20 3.5 0.80-0.90 mm
21 3 0.70-0.80 mm
22 2.5 0.60-0.70 mm

Where can I get some 22g string :lol:

meowmix
01-05-2009, 04:01 PM
Perhaps grab some badmitton string?

Yup, here's an example:

Yonex BG65

* Gauge: 0.70mm / 22 gauge
* Length: 10 Meter ( 33 Feet )
* Color: White
* Made in Japan

(taken off another website... that may have connections to TW? badminton warehouse?)


As for a good string, perhaps you're going a bit too far with the Pro Redcode... That stuff is fairly stiff, even for a poly. Considering you're used to fairly soft strings (syn gut, nat gut), you may want to start at the soft end of poly's, and move up in stiffness from there. Perhaps start with a Big Ace, or a Cyberflash?