View Full Version : Is 16 guage better for advanced "tweener" racket?

08-27-2009, 01:55 PM
I'm using the Volkl PowerBridge VI which has good power. Is a 16 guage a better string for this type of racket (I call it an "advanced" tweener racket).

Also, is there anything disadvantageous with just using Bi-phase in both crosses and mains? Is this a string that really needs a hybrid set-up?

What offers better control, a 16 or 17 guage string?

08-27-2009, 02:28 PM
Don't worry about it... there won't be a big difference. Use the smallest thinnest string you can without durability problems.

But a thicker string will have less power.

08-27-2009, 05:59 PM
17 will offer you 'better' control as in you get more playability out of the thinner gauge. and there is no problem in using bi-phase in mains and crosses, you can use any string in mains and crosses as long as you like it and can handle it (in the case of full kevlar which may/will hurt your arm)

Steve Huff
08-29-2009, 03:27 PM
String gauge preference is just as varied as string type preference. 16g will last a little longer, 17 will probably get you a little more spin and power, 16g offers more depth control. Just try a set and see how it feels.