View Full Version : Best synthetic gut

11-05-2005, 11:14 AM
There are so many synthetic gut strings out there, but which one do you think is the best? There are PSGD, prince lightning, head syn, babolat fine play, babolat conquest, wilson extreme, wilson stamina, gosen sheep...

11-05-2005, 12:01 PM
PSGD. Just what i'm used to.

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11-05-2005, 12:22 PM
klippermate zyex strings

11-05-2005, 01:24 PM
PSGD is the best syn gut that I have used so far.

11-05-2005, 01:33 PM
Gamma's collection of synthetic guts are good, but they lack in durability, at least in the ones I've tried.

Prince Original Synthetic Gut is still the original synthetic gut.

11-05-2005, 01:57 PM
Prince Synthetic Original, or if you prefer a little more durability, try Prince Synthetic Gut with Duraflex.

11-05-2005, 02:02 PM
Gamma's collection of synthetic guts are good, but they lack in durability, at least in the ones I've tried.

Prince Original Synthetic Gut is still the original synthetic gut.


Prince Original Synthetic Gut is still the original synthetic gut.[/QUOTE]

Stuff rocks.. even after all these years!


11-05-2005, 02:11 PM
Gosen OG-Sheep Micro

11-05-2005, 02:22 PM
For the price, the OG Micro for sure.

11-05-2005, 09:17 PM
Gosen Sheep Micro 17 - price, performance - I like it much more than PSG/wD

11-05-2005, 09:42 PM
Prince Syn Gut sets the standard for years. I choose to play Toa Gold (syn gut) since they came to the market just because I can't tell the difference between the two.

More recently I switched to the Gosen sheep micro. Maybe I'm getting old but again, it's the same difference. Probably all came from the same factory.

11-06-2005, 02:34 AM
This question went on over and over. When I had the same problem I asked a bit, but then went on long research. The most common replies were that the best syn gut were actually pretty cheap in price also (read that most expensive syn gut weren't always worth the price). Some of this good and "cheap" syn guts were:

PSGD (stiff but with good pocketing and lasts pretty long)

PSG Original (as good as PSG, but more soft, very playable and lasts a little less than PSGD)

Gosen OG Sheep Micro (generally thought to be as good as PSG) and has about the same price also)

Gosen JCourier

And also the new Yonex Strings (a little bit more pricey but very nice)

Then there were other strings mentioned, but most of the thread I read concentrated on these strings.

11-06-2005, 04:05 AM
Synthetics .... there are so many. Then you throw in tension, durability and the most important, in IMO, what frame? This brings up something that I wanted touch on for a while. For example: my prefered frame, the i Prestige mid, I love how Bobolat Powergy plays. Since the i Prestige is a dense pattern, firm frame ... the powergy works perfect. String movement is a non-issue but the string is cushy, and the ball really expoldes of the strings ..... for me.... the i Prestige mid needs a synthetic with good power characteristics. Howerver, When the Powergy was strung in an RDX 500 mid ... they played ok for a while ...but unimpressive. Moved to much and too cushy!!!
What I' guess I'm saying ...... different frames play the best with different strings. Has anyone else found this to be true?
Currently, my favs are Gamma Prodigy 16g and Bobolat Powergy 16. I generally prefer solid core multi wraps. They seem to give the best of both worlds. Good playabilty, durabilty and acceptable tension maintenace.

11-09-2005, 06:31 PM
how bout the Babolat syn guts?

11-10-2005, 01:23 PM
PSGD, IMO PSGD>og sheep

11-10-2005, 01:33 PM
low cost = Gosen Sheep Micro
mid price = Babolat Powergy (this is a really underrated string IMO)
pricey = IsoSpeed Control or Professional, but this is a love/hate string. Or TF 515....an oldie but a goodie.

11-10-2005, 05:18 PM
Is the Yonex syn guts good? Has anybody tried them?

11-10-2005, 05:30 PM
Gosen Sheep Micro 17. Hands down the price-performance leader.