Babolat Nvy vs Forten Sweet Syn gut

Discussion in 'Strings' started by penguin, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. penguin

    penguin Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2014
    Messages:
    410
    How do these two compare? I can't get Forten, so would like to know if Nvy could be a good alternative as a cross with BHBR 17. I currently have Tourna Quasi Gut 17 as cross, and it feels great, but the instant notching prevents snapback.
    Many thanks
     
    #1
  2. gongtowjai

    gongtowjai New User

    Joined:
    May 17, 2014
    Messages:
    19
    #2
  3. penguin

    penguin Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2014
    Messages:
    410
    hi- unfortunately the link has been censored. Could you find a way to describe it.

    Mods! I would buy it from TW if they sold it so please don't shut down!

    Many thanks
     
    #3
  4. penguin

    penguin Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2014
    Messages:
    410
    using google I suspect it was mid west sports . com?

    Anyway, I'm in the UK and some strings aren't available in Europe.


    So, how does N.vy compare? anyone?

    and I see it's being discontinued- is it being replaced by something the same with a different name?

    Hope someone here knows!
    cheers all,
     
    #4
  5. penguin

    penguin Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2014
    Messages:
    410
    Weird. So many comparisons of forten sweet and ogsm but noone compares n.vy...
     
    #5
  6. Dags

    Dags Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    952
    Forten Sweet and OGSM are both dirt cheap as reels in the US, which is why so many compare them on these boards. N.VY is significantly more expensive - most people seem to like it, I wasn't a fan.

    If you're looking for cheap in the UK, check out the Pro's Pro thread:

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=380837

    I'm not completely sold by the ones I've tried, but you can't question the value for money.
     
    #6
  7. gongtowjai

    gongtowjai New User

    Joined:
    May 17, 2014
    Messages:
    19
    Yes...it is. I brought it from them..just like 2 packs to try it out. I have it in a hybrid pattern. I use Forten on the crosses & Polystar Energy on the mains. I want some durability since I don't play often...only on weekends.
     
    #7
  8. penguin

    penguin Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2014
    Messages:
    410
    Thanks Dags- though I'm not sure pro's pro are value to me if they're not so good. Nvy seems to be on offer now anyway because they are discontinuing it in Europe... Any reason why it didn't work for you? Thanks


    Gongtowjai that's great that you are enjoying Forten that you bought easily in the US from one of the million places that stock it there. Good for you. Maybe you could tell us something relevant to this thread, like how it compares to N.vy. Thank you
     
    #8
  9. gongtowjai

    gongtowjai New User

    Joined:
    May 17, 2014
    Messages:
    19
    @ penguin, I'm sorry I can't provide enough info to compare it to Nvy...PS 95 & 95S is still new to me. Previously, I used a lighter racket ie 10.6oz. But I do love these new ones, esp 95..absolutely great control...I tend to generate my own power...working out the arms helps on a heavier racket swing.
     
    #9
  10. Dags

    Dags Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    952
    I don't mean to portray Pro's Pro as being bad strings. I tried a couple, and just didn't like them as much as some others. Could I have played with them? Sure, and some of them you can get close to £1 per string job (the synthetic gut was about £17 per reel last time I looked). So I think they are good value for the money. I mentioned them as a lot of people comparing Forten Sweet and OGSM are attracted by the low cost, and if the same applied to you, then Pro's Pro would be worth a look.

    N.VY was softer than I was expecting, and I'm a fan of crisper strings when it comes to syn gut or multis.
     
    #10
  11. penguin

    penguin Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2014
    Messages:
    410
    Thanks Dags. I like soft, so that is worth knowing. I don't string myself, so it'll be more expensive than that for me anyway. Just want something good...

    Gontowjai. I'm glad you enjoy your new racquets- good for you! Do you have any more random information about yourself that had nothing to do with the thread you'd like to share?! Have a nice day!!
     
    #11

Share This Page