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ogruskie
08-29-2009, 10:56 AM
I always play with 17 (1.25) gauge poly strings. If I used 18 (1.20), would I get a softer stringbed? And how would that affect the overall playability of my KBT's 18x20 string pattern?

dantesinferno18
08-29-2009, 11:05 AM
if all things being the same. Same string same tension than yes in general the thinner gauge will be softer

ogruskie
08-29-2009, 11:07 AM
if all things being the same. Same string same tension than yes in general the thinner gauge will be softer

Will it also be more "lively"? I'd like to go back to full Big Ace. However if the thinner 18 gauge provides a softer feel and maintains the same amount of control, then I figure I might as well go for that.

dadozen
08-29-2009, 12:11 PM
Yeah, thinner strings( not only polys ) are generally softer, but the difference is not that big. They also last shorter.

Casco
08-29-2009, 01:55 PM
I always play with 17 (1.25) gauge poly strings. If I used 18 (1.20), would I get a softer stringbed? And how would that affect the overall playability of my KBT's 18x20 string pattern?

All things equal (same type of string), the thinner guage will be softer and more lively, as well as cut into the ball slightly more, but tension maintenence is slightly less.