View Full Version : How good is babolat excel 16L?

08-22-2010, 11:03 PM
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..

thanks guys

08-23-2010, 03:01 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, 03:21 AM
thanks for your answer...what about an ibrid with poly ..in particular alu power/or alu power rough?

08-23-2010, 03:51 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, 12:27 PM
If you can't afford natty gut, then try:

X-one 17
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, 12:40 PM
^^^ X1 is incredibly overpriced and loses tension quickly.

K-Gut is again overpriced and awful to boot.

Xcel Power - why????