Any durable syn guts?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by asintu, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. asintu

    asintu Professional

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    I'm probably gonna go down in durability from poly since I don't like the feel and tension drops. The obvious next step is syn guts:

    Which ones are the most durable and don't move a lot?
     
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  2. meh

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    Gosen Proform Tuff 15L
    For more standard 16/17 gauge: PSGD, Klip Kicker, Forten Sweet are most durable IMO.
     
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  3. netman

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    Gosen Sheep Micro 17 has good durability for a 17. I usually have to cut it out before it breaks (I'm not a big spin hitter). Plus its so cheap you can afford to restring more often.

    -k-
     
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  4. Richie Rich

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    That's a tough one. What racquet are you using and what poly are you switching from?
     
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  5. diredesire

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    Agreed, needs more info. This is a tough question to answer, since the durability is typically a big drop. The (somewhat) other options you have are going to a poly ribbon string such as isospeed or head's intellistring/rip control et al.

    That would be an alternative, although they have a bit of an initial tension drop off, they remain pretty steady after that.
     
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  6. TheRed

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    gamma marathon
     
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  7. asintu

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    I'm swithcing from all polys
     
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  8. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

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    Does that mean you're willing to move up in gauge to a thicker string? Gamma Marathon DPC as suggested above is reputed to be a fairly durable string for the construction type, but durability comes at a price ;)

    The "poly" ribbon strings aren't exactly like a poly, they play more close to a firm syn gut. This is due to the fact that "poly" typically refers to a very large variety of materials, the "poly"s that we know typically come from "polyester" where as the fiber/ribbon strings are typically made up of polyolefin
     
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