alternative for toalson toa gold

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  1. realplayer

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    I'm using an angell 95(16x19) racket with toalson toa gold 1.30 mm and I like this combination. Now I bought an angell with a dense pattern(18x20) so I need a thinner gauge. The only problem is that toalson has not a thinner gauge than the 1.30 mm.
    My question is if anybody knows this type of string and knows a string with thinner gauge that is close to the toa gold in terms of power, comfort and control?
     
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  2. realplayer

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    I was thinking about gosen micro og sheep. Seems cheap and has some good reviews.
     
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  3. MAX PLY

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    I was going to suggest the Gosen. Very similar. Good luck.
     
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  4. esgee48

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    The Gosen may turn 'mushy' pretty quickly. For tension maintenance, I would use Dunlop Comfort SG or POSG in 17Ga. You could also use the Gold but 3-5# less tension.
     
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  5. struggle

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    never known gosen ogsm to "turn mushy quickly".
     
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  6. Valjean

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    Try Babolat's N.vy and Wilson's Extreme Synthetic Gut, in that order. I was familiar with Toa's Gold at one time, back in the 90s...
     
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  7. ls206

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    Have you played with the 18x20 yet? I play with the 16x19 and have been tempted to try a 18x20 - it would be good to hear your thoughts comparing the two
     
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  8. realplayer

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    I hope at the end of the week. What is the reason you are tempted to try the 18x20?
    Do you feel the 16x19 is too powerful?
     
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  9. phishbiscuits

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    Me too...

    I have Angells in the 16x19 and want to try to 18x20. I prefer a tight string pattern but didn't learn that until later...

    OP- is cost an issue?
     
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  10. ls206

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    No, I think the power level is good - I string Rip Control at 24/23kgs so I can always raise the tension if needed.

    Main reason I'm tempted is just for the precise feel and consistent response of a denser pattern. Also, the fact that the only difference is the drill pattern it would be the best comparison of 16x19 vs 18x20.

    I imagine the only real adjustment to make is the difference in the ball trajectory.

    Anyway - sorry to hijack the thread. :)
     
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  11. RobFL

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    Hi, you gentlemen that are playing Angells sound like good players, 4.5 or above, I could be wrong. How would you compare the Angell 95 to say a Wilson 6.1 95? What is the biggest reason you went to Angell in terms of what it added to your game over a commercial name frame?
     
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  12. realplayer

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    Angell/Vantage is softer(without being flexible) but just as powerful. The reason I went to angell is because it is custom made and can be made exactly to the specs you like.
    The quality control of Wilson is really horrible. Different gripshapes, sizes, weight/swingweight.
    With Angell I know that I get exactly what I want.
     
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  13. RobFL

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    Thanks RP, just need a little more rationalization to pull the trigger on an Angell. Had a Vantage maybe 8 years ago but I wasn't as good then, not sure I recognized the differences back then. Right on about Wilson QC, I have 6 K90s and they are all different ranging 12.1 to 12.7 static.
     
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  14. realplayer

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    I have tried both string patterns extensively. I strung them both with solinco tour bite. The 16x19 1 kg higher so that the power level should be about the same.
    Now to my surprise I liked the dense pattern much more. I can have as much power(serve more aces) same spin, better slice and MUCH more control and precision.
    I'm glad I ordered the 18x20. It was the right decision. At least for me.
     
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  15. ls206

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    Hi realplayer, thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you took the time to hit with them both. What's the weight and balance of your sticks?

    It sounds like I need to get an 18x20 to try!

    Can I ask what kind of game you play?
    I try to keep aggressive and move to the net, that style comes with a number of errors that the 18 mains may help to keep down.
     
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  16. realplayer

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    weight: 342 grams, balance: 32.5, sw: 332

    I seem to have the same style of play as you have so maybe the racket will suit you.
     
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