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Discussion in 'Strings' started by finalfantasy7, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. finalfantasy7

    finalfantasy7 Semi-Pro

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    if a string says:
    1.15mm
    1.20mm
    1.25mm
    1.30mm
    could anyone help me, could you lot next to which one is 16gauge,17g,18g?please
     
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  2. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    16 is 1.30
    17 is 1.25
    18 is 1.20
    Etc.
     
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  3. finalfantasy7

    finalfantasy7 Semi-Pro

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    ok thanks, i thought it was the opposite way round
     
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  4. jim e

    jim e Hall of Fame

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    This is according to the USRSA.

    The string gauge is usually measured with the string under tension. A string may fit into one gauge category, and once under tension fit into another gauge.

    U.S. Diameter

    15 1.41-1.49 mm
    15L 1.33-1.41 mm
    16 1.26-1.34 mm
    16L 1.22-1.30 mm
    17 1.16-1.24 mm
    18 1.06-1.16 mm
     
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  5. scotus

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    How about mm? Is that also measured under tension?
     
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  6. jim e

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    Thats how it is measured in mm, and according to the USRSA the string is measured under tension.
    Example:
    A string that measures 1.26 mm unstrung would appear to be either a 16 or 16L. When strung, however, the diameter might become 1.21, which would make it a 17-gauge string.
     
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  7. scotus

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    Thanks, jim e.
     
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