1.20mm = 17 gauge?! RIP Control.

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  1. Babb

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    So I ordered some RIP Control 17, and ignorantly assumed that it was like 1.24 or 1.25 mm. After ordering, I learn that the 17 gauge is 1.20 mm :evil: ! What the heck? I'm going to shred that up in less than a week, and my original purpose in trying the RIP Control was for durability! Sigh... :cry:
     
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  2. YULitle

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    That's non-standardized measurements for you. May as well damn shoe manufacturers while you're at it. They are all on my hit list until they con agree on some standards. :D
     
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    Curse my OCD... haha.
     
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  4. hoodjem

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    I love 17g strings--more bite and control. I can't wait to move to 18g, or even 19 gauge.

    In a hybrid job with a poly they'll never move, and thus will last a long time. (But I would call 1.20 17L.)
     
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  5. Pro_Tour_630

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    and here I thought people did not care about gauge

    I always have the opposite problem of ordering 18g thinking it is thin, low and behold some labeled 18g string are micing in at 1.25mm
     
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  6. saram

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    The polylon 17 that I use for most customer's hybrids is 1.24. Looks like basically 16G to the naked eye....
     
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  7. saram

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    Rip Control frays pretty quickly as well...sorry, but it does. Great feel and nice and soft for a while--but frays all to quickly for me...
     
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  8. ctdeuce

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    I have rip control's on my liquidmetal 4 which is my #4 racquet, haha. I used it out last week with the rip's for the first time and they are already visibly wearing after 2 hours play.
     
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  9. Babb

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    Gosh dang it. Maybe since my order is being delayed I can cancel the string part of it... but I still need strings. Jo11y recommended the RIP as one of the most durable synthetics. Anyone else have suggestions? I would try Spiral Flex, but I'm not ordering from that place, and don't like paying extra shipping when I only need one pack of cross strings.
     
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