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Viper
07-05-2006, 10:43 PM
I'm gonna buy a new racket this weekend and I need to get a cheap string (under $6-7). I don't want to use poly (not even sure if they have cheap polys), but I want some good durability. Also feels is another thing I'm looking for. So basically just a $6-7 string with good durabilty and feel.:mrgreen:

Valjean
07-06-2006, 03:59 AM
It sounds like you're going to string from what the racquet retailer has around, though--do you know what he stocks?

theace21
07-06-2006, 07:32 AM
Basic string - try prince synthetic gut with duraflex. Most players have used it one time or another, and it is easy to compare to other strings if you want to try something different. Not sure on the current price, it was 3.49 last time I ordered...

Viper
07-06-2006, 09:33 AM
It sounds like you're going to string from what the racquet retailer has around, though--do you know what he stocks?


No, I'm making my first ever purchase off Tennis Warehouse. I'm just on a tight budget:mrgreen:

anonymous2364
07-06-2006, 10:07 AM
prince synthetic gut with duraflex is a good choice

borrachodemierda
07-06-2006, 02:03 PM
is there much difference between Prince syn gut 16g and syn gut 16g WITH duraflex? I've only tried ordinary syn gut 16g. Any advise with tension, should I go up, same or down tension with duraflex. I guess I'm also giving it a try. I like the feel of syn gut 16g on Prince AIB DB MP @ 59 lbs, but if I can go any further with duraflex would be fine.

Bogie
07-06-2006, 02:10 PM
for the price, prince synthetic gut duraflex is probably the best choice. if u can go to $7.99, wilson sensation is an awesome string that i would definitely recommend over anything $10 and under.

Mr. Blond
07-06-2006, 02:14 PM
for the price, prince synthetic gut duraflex is probably the best choice. if u can go to $7.99, wilson sensation is an awesome string that i would definitely recommend over anything $10 and under.


sensation is horrible for durability though......feels nice, just does not last.

borrachodemierda
07-06-2006, 02:24 PM
which one of these would you suggest:

Wilson Sensation Supreme 16 $5.95
Wilson Sensation 16 String $7.95
Wilson Sensation Duo (Sen. 16/Pro 17) $9.25
Wilson Sensation 17 $7.95

is it worth the price difference?

xxzero90xx
07-06-2006, 02:52 PM
Try Kirschbaum Competition, I think thery are like $8 or something. They last a while and dont lose much tension at all, and to top all that off they have a nice feel.

snoflewis
07-06-2006, 03:01 PM
I'm gonna buy a new racket this weekend and I need to get a cheap string (under $6-7). I don't want to use poly (not even sure if they have cheap polys), but I want some good durability. Also feels is another thing I'm looking for. So basically just a $6-7 string with good durabilty and feel.:mrgreen:

like all the others have said...PSGD is the way to go. you might even want to try TW's hybrid feature w/ PSGD mains and sensation crosses...should come out to $7

OR

you can just have them string their free synthetic gut for you...last time, they gave me a replacement racket w/ babolat superfine play 17g...which is a soft synthetic gut.

dewey2110
07-06-2006, 03:09 PM
any synthetic, but get the popular ones tho....

pchoi04
07-06-2006, 03:18 PM
Prince Syn Gut Duraflex is a great string to start with. I always come back to this string every now and then. It plays pretty good on just about any racquet.

What racquet are you buying?

Bogie
07-06-2006, 03:49 PM
sensation is horrible for durability though......feels nice, just does not last.

ya, durability isn't the best but the feel and playability is awesome.

which one of these would you suggest:

Wilson Sensation Supreme 16 $5.95
Wilson Sensation 16 String $7.95
Wilson Sensation Duo (Sen. 16/Pro 17) $9.25
Wilson Sensation 17 $7.95

is it worth the price difference?

sensation 17 has the most feel, and feels amazing at that but not very durable. sensation 16 is a little more durable and a little less feel, but still awesome. the supreme is just a little cheaper version and feels similar but i usually prefer to go with the regular stuff. for me, the regular sensation is worth the extra $2.

Viper
07-06-2006, 05:25 PM
Prince Syn Gut Duraflex is a great string to start with. I always come back to this string every now and then. It plays pretty good on just about any racquet.

What racquet are you buying?


I'm buying the 6.0 85.

MTChong
07-06-2006, 06:16 PM
If not PSGD, I'd go with Lightning XX but it isn't too durable.

superman1
07-06-2006, 07:05 PM
Gosen OG Micro is pretty sweet.

Viper
07-06-2006, 07:43 PM
I made the purchase and I got Prince Synthetic with Duraflex. I'll see if I like it or not. Thank you everybody!

La Bomba
07-06-2006, 08:01 PM
Isospeed Professional is a great choice $8.25.

Roy
07-07-2006, 02:20 AM
i agree with the above...PSGD is the way to go !

egrtennis3
07-08-2006, 02:12 PM
Prince Polygut is ok and cheap, but Wilson Sensation is really good but very soft also. Not a great string if you break lots of strings.

tennispr()
07-08-2006, 03:03 PM
gosen og micro is good and its cheap