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Tennis100
11-22-2010, 12:48 PM
hey guys, I can't seem to find a reel for sale, also where it is, thanks guys!

Kenny022593
11-22-2010, 01:14 PM
Go for Forten Nylon black. It is SUPER soft!

Larrysümmers
11-22-2010, 01:16 PM
Go for Forten Nylon black. It is SUPER soft!

is it softer than the white, if you had played with it?

Tennis100
11-22-2010, 01:27 PM
does it feel the same as synthetic gut?

tray999
11-22-2010, 01:27 PM
I really like Pro Supex Synthetic Gut Spiral Flex.

Larrysümmers
11-22-2010, 01:32 PM
does it feel the same as synthetic gut?

yeah it does. considering synthetic is made out of nylon :p

big bang
11-22-2010, 01:55 PM
prince syn gut duraflex is available in black and many other colors.

ace0001a
11-22-2010, 04:58 PM
Go for Forten Nylon black. It is SUPER soft!

+1 on that. People forget or sometimes don't realize "Synthetic Gut" is a fancy term/description for Nylon. At $17 a reel, the price can't be beat...even just to have some cheap string lying around for backup use or friends who ask for freebies/favors. The biggest thing many don't realize is how well Forten Nylon works in a hybrid with poly strings. It's really soft, so a little mushy in a full bed if you're used to the crispiness of a standard synthetic gut. I've used it as a cross to hybrid with a few different polys and each time, it's worked really good in my opinion.

Facepalm
11-23-2010, 03:35 AM
Performance-wise I'm perfectly happy with my reel of Forten Nylon. One thing that I was a bit disappointing though, was the black paint/coating will wear off on your balls. All my practice balls have 3 black parallel lines on them after hitting with it in my crosses!

Tennis100
11-23-2010, 01:43 PM
thanks a lot. I never knew that nylon was synthetic gut, but I looked up the contents of syn gut and sure enough nylon.

pvaudio
11-23-2010, 01:59 PM
I have a reel of Prince Synthetic Gut 15L in black. The only use I've had for it is in case I need to use a starting clamp to bridge a short string to the tensioner.

The other black syn guts I have are Pro Supex Titan and Spiral Flex. The latter, IMO, is the best syn gut on the market. For the price, Gosen is better for a crisp syn gut, but overall (it's not much more, like 10 bucks maybe), Spiral Flex cannot be beaten.

Bedrock
11-23-2010, 02:54 PM
Go for Forten Nylon black. It is SUPER soft!

Love them. Great cross.

Xenakis
11-23-2010, 02:57 PM
Gamma Advantage. Cheap, black, surprisingly good.