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TripleB
11-15-2005, 04:16 AM
My current racquet is the Yonex RDX-500 Midplus but I'm going to get a couple racquets from years past restrung just to see how they play....and to satisfy my urge for a new racquet since I no longer have the funds to actually buy a new one.

One racquet I'm having restrung is the Yonex Super RQ Ti-700 Long - currently has a hybrid of Kirschbaum Super Smash 1.2 and Prince Sythetic Gut with Duraflex 16g strung at around 61/59 and was strung back in March of 2004. I played with it a little last night and it really felt good. A cheap alternative to buying a Yonex Nano Speed RQ7 is to have it restrung.

The other racquet is the Prince More Control DB800 Midplus - had some polyester string in it and an unknown tension. I've never tried this racquet with anything other than polyester so I'm anxious to put a synthetic in it to see how it plays. A cheap alternative to buying a Liquid Metal Radical Midplus clone with a open string pattern is to have it restrung.

So, looking into my bag of strings, I have three choices of to pick two from:

Babolat Super Fine Play 16g

Gosen OG Jim Courier 16g

Prince Synthetic Gut 16g

Please rank all three of those from best to worst if I'm looking for the best combination of power, feel/touch, and durability.

Thanks for all your help.

TripleB

Valjean
11-15-2005, 12:12 PM
*1. Gosen OG Jim Courier

2. Prince Synthetic Gut (Original, not with Duraflex)

*3. Babolat Super Fine Play

*Super Fine Play and Gosen's Courier string both produce more consistent shotplay than does the POSG; although all are firm, POSG has the softest feel of the three.

TripleB
11-15-2005, 02:45 PM
*1. Gosen OG Jim Courier

2. Prince Synthetic Gut (Original, not with Duraflex)

*3. Babolat Super Fine Play

*Super Fine Play and Gosen's Courier string both produce more consistent shotplay than does the POSG; although all are firm, POSG has the softest feel of the three.

Thanks for the advice. I made the right call then...I had my Yonex SRQ Ti-700 Long strung with the Gosen and my Prince DB800 strung with the Prince Synthetic.

TripleB

Valjean
11-15-2005, 03:09 PM
I do hope the shop you chose carried PSG Original, rather than the Duraflex version, however. It's pretty rare to find that mainstream places ever carry Original, even though it's been available to 'em for the longest time...

TripleB
11-16-2005, 03:49 AM
I do hope the shop you chose carried PSG Original, rather than the Duraflex version, however. It's pretty rare to find that mainstream places ever carry Original, even though it's been available to 'em for the longest time...

Actually I took my own string. I had some Prince Synthetic Gut Original in my closet but only in the 17g. I typically break it in less than 3 sets so I gave them the 16g Duraflex.

TripleB

Valjean
11-16-2005, 11:34 AM
Well, I'd have to put the Super Fine Play ahead of that one...