Ashaway Dynamite 17 and Alpha Gut 2000 18, best strings under $10?

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  1. Rexking

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  2. Hidious

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    If you associate "best" with "soft", i guess so...
     
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  3. Rexking

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    To me, "best" means one that plays most like natural gut -softness. But I understand what you mean, not everyone nowadays like soft strings.
     
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    alpha gut breaks in like 2 seconds, and i'm not even a string breaker. doesn't play anything like natural gut either. haven't tried ashaway.
     
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    IMO, the best soft multi strings under the $10 mark are pro supex maxim touch and technifibre multifeel
     
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    I just ordered a set of the Dynamite 17 to try out...I haven't seen a whole lot about it on these forums but the general consensus seems to be if you get the tension right it is a great string, if you are off on the tension it is terrible. I did find it really odd that it was recommended for string breakers by TW AND compared to natural gut. I don't really expect this string to last, but hopefully I'll be pleasantly surprised.

    I plan on directly comparing this as a cross string with global gut, so I should be able to comment on both those claims eventually.
     
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  7. SteveI

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    Dynamite 17 seems to be quite tension sensitive. I do not follow the Ashaway directions for reducing tension. I use the same tension I would for syn gut the multis.. and that seems to work for me. I have never found the string to play stiff. Very easy on my arm and provides nice spin and control. I am not a string breaker.. most times I have to cut it out as it seems to lose tension and I suffer a loss of control. I enjoy the string...not really much on the downside for my game. It is quite cost effective for me as I hybrid it with a syn gut cross.

    Regards,
    Steve
     
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  8. hoodjem

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    I like strings in the 190s, so 147 or 150 ain't my cup of tea.

    Crisp with lots of feel.
     
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  9. Rexking

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    Definitely let us know your findings.
     
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  10. Kevo

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    Alpha Gut 2000 18g is an awesome string to hit with. However it does break fast. I think I managed to get almost 90 minutes out of it several years ago. That was before I started breaking strings regularly too, so I'm not sure I could play with it now.

    However if I had 14 sticks like Jolly, I might consider stringing up 12 of them with AG2000 18g, and the other 2 with poly. I could probably make it through a weekend of tennis that way. ;-)
     
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    You need to consider the last number, not just the stiffness. This is where Tecnifibre excells above all other synthetic material strings.

    . . . Bud
     
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  12. Rexking

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    I'm not sure how the tension loss data works, if the numbers mean how much tension you will lose, but how quickly or during what kind of time span?
     
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