View Full Version : How good is babolat excel 16L?
08-23-2010, 12:03 AM
I try babolat vs touch natural gut last week and i felt it very comfortable but the price of these type of strings is very high and i'm going to find a veryu similar string among the multifilaments...what do you think about babolat xcel?other reccomendations are welcome..
08-23-2010, 04:01 AM
Babolat's Xcel Power and Xcel are both excellent strings; after gut I'd think you'd prefer Xcel Power, though.
08-23-2010, 04:21 AM
thanks for your answer...what about an ibrid with poly ..in particular alu power/or alu power rough?
08-23-2010, 04:51 AM
If the cost of Xcel is an issue, then a hybrid of Alu is going to be even more expensive given that Alu lasts a matter of hours. Don't see how that compares to gut either.
If you want a decent multi at a low cost, try and track down some Maxim Touch Classic 1.25.
For pure performance per buck value, I don't think you can beat Gosen OG 1.22 at $35 or so for a reel.
08-23-2010, 01:27 PM
If you can't afford natty gut, then try:
NRG 2 17
Xcel Power 17
[K] Gut 17
They won't play like gut, but they are the next best thing if you look for gut like performance and find gut too pricey.
08-23-2010, 01:40 PM
^^^ X1 is incredibly overpriced and loses tension quickly.
K-Gut is again overpriced and awful to boot.
Xcel Power - why????
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