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rogernext
08-10-2009, 08:39 AM
I just sand papered by synthetic gut and it feels awesome. Great bite and feel. It almost makes it feel like Prince Topspin 16g.

GPB
08-10-2009, 08:42 AM
what made you decide to sand it down?

dr_punk
08-10-2009, 08:44 AM
I would think that dramatically decreased the life of the string. Not only is gosen micro 17 a short-lived string, but I thought abrasion on the strings are what cause them to break.

rogernext
08-10-2009, 07:59 PM
Gosen last me a good week. I've tried other syn guts and they last shorter. I have them at 62lb and sanding the string slightly gives it that rought surface and it's very spin friendly and improves feel. I am really impressed.

rogernext
08-10-2009, 08:00 PM
what made you decide to sand it down?

some guy on this forum said this is what they do in argentina. it works. more spin, more feel. not so sure about string life though.

The_Question
08-10-2009, 09:24 PM
That is so not worth it for some "extra" spin...

masterxfob
08-10-2009, 09:57 PM
next thing you know, OP is going to be sanding natural gut...

bsandy
08-11-2009, 02:37 AM
Sorry in advance for the comment but . . .

What makes you think you're going to have more topspin will allow you to swing more freely and give more topsin.

. . . Bud

rogernext
08-11-2009, 08:05 AM
Sorry in advance for the comment but . . .

What makes you think you're going to have more topspin will allow you to swing more freely and give more topsin.

. . . Bud


It works. I tried it. I can feel the ball more and I am whacking the balls super hard. Serves/forehands are great.

rogernext
08-11-2009, 08:06 AM
next thing you know, OP is going to be sanding natural gut...

Who is OP?:)

Cup8489
08-11-2009, 08:38 AM
Who is OP?:)

you are (original poster)

Bud
08-11-2009, 08:41 AM
It works. I tried it. I can feel the ball more and I am whacking the balls super hard. Serves/forehands are great.

Me thinks the difference is only in your mind :oops:

The_Question
08-11-2009, 10:27 AM
It works. I tried it. I can feel the ball more and I am whacking the balls super hard. Serves/forehands are great.

Just like people thinking an intake in a 4 cyl N/A motor is going to "give" them 20 hp off the tap...it's in your head...

rogernext
08-11-2009, 03:08 PM
Me thinks the difference is only in your mind :oops:

Maybe it's in my mind. But i had a few aces against a guy I haven't aced for months.

But I think that's how gut works too. You think natural gut rocks and helps ur game.

rogernext
08-11-2009, 08:23 PM
Broke the string today. So, it does shorten your string life by about 20%

Bud
08-11-2009, 09:21 PM
Maybe it's in my mind. But i had a few aces against a guy I haven't aced for months.

But I think that's how gut works too. You think natural gut rocks and helps ur game.

No... actually, I like NG primarily because it's gentle on my arm :)