Before you buy NRG-2 18...

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Centered, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Centered

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    NRG-2 18 is $12.50 from TW. Compare with:

    Ashaway Dynamite 17, Zyex/Nylon, 1.24mm, 147 stiffness, 13.72 lbs lost
    Head Synthetic Gut PPS 18, Nylon, 1.16mm, 176 stiffness, 11.93 lbs lost
    Tecnifibre NRG2 18, Nylon/Polyurethane, 1.17mm, 181 stiffness, 9.86 lbs lost

    (RSI data: 62 lbs reference tension, fast swing speed)


    The NRG-2 has a bit better tension retention, but it's a touch thicker and stiffer. It's also $8.55 more expensive per pack. The Head string costs $3.95.

    One can get a pack of Ashaway Dynamite 17 and a pack of Head Synthetic Gut PPS 18 for the same price as one pack of NRG-2 18 — or less if you get the 5+ packs price for the Dynamite. In that case it would be about a dollar cheaper for the two packs versus one pack of NRG-2.

    Or one could buy three packs of the Head string for the price of one pack of NRG-2 18.

    Food for thought.
     
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  2. schap02

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    Better stick with the PPS - If you're using this string it probably breaks within a few hours...
     
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    NRG-2 18, you mean?
     
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