best cheap synthetic gut

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  1. tennisinAZ

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    Looking for a good synthetic gut in reels. Planning to get the babolat pure storm GT limited and like the luxilon savage in mains. have tried prince synthetic but dont really care for it.. also prefer 17g.. any suggestions?

    thanks!
     
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  2. pvaudio

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    Gosen OG Sheep Micro. Next! :)
     
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  3. john hempel

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    agree. great value.
     
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  4. Tennis100

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    I prefer proform tuff, although
     
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  5. junk

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    +4. can't be beaten at the price
     
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  6. soyizgood

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    I use Wilson Stamina 16 for whatever reason.
     
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  7. bfactor61

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    sheep micro!
     
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  8. bcart1991

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    One more for OGSM.
     
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  9. SirGounder

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    Gosen Micro is pretty awesome stuff. Pro Supex Spiralflex is sweet too.
     
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  10. coolblue123

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    I am a Pro Supex FT Ruff fan. Dirt cheap for a crisp string. Great Spin too.
     
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  11. Totai

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    Gosen OGSM +1000
     
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  12. bluetrain4

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    Gosen is great as many others have pointed out.

    Prince Syn Gut (oiginal or duraflex) is still, after all these years, pretty great string and fairly cheap.
     
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  13. Teamtomo

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    Another one for OGSM
     
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  14. J_aces

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    Gosen OGSM 17
     
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  15. rodrigoamaral

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    not to sound repetitive or anything like that but gosen og sheep micro is the best cheapo syn gut.
     
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  16. tennisinAZ

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    Looks like gosen wins. Going by popularity and the natural color seems cool. Thanks again everyone!
     
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  17. Djokolate

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    Gosen. End thread
     
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  18. nickarnold2000

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    I prefer Forten Sweet a little more than Micro Sheep but it's also $10 more per reel.
     
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  19. junk

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    oh don't spoil the (almost) unanimous poll
     
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  20. pvaudio

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    I actually agree with this. If you want something softer, the Sweet is for you. If you want something more responsive, the OG Micro is for you.
     
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  21. tennismonkey

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    Gosen OG Sheep Micro gets a lot of love. can someone compare it to prince syn gut with duraflex.

    which has more spin? durability? comfort?
     
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  22. Doubles

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    Best syn-gut for the money in my opinion...
     
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  23. pvaudio

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    OG Micro is superior in every aspect aside from durability. I have found that the natural color plays the best as well, but the white gives you more control.
     
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  24. pvaudio

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    I'm surprised that no one has said Pro Supex Spiral Flex. That's my go-to for people who want a syn gut that won't break every hour like OG Micro does. Plays remarkably well and it's 1.30mm.
     
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  25. SirGounder

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    Ahem if you take a look at post #9 in this thread, you will see I gave a shout to Spiral Flex. The only problem is you cannot get it through TW. My brother only uses synthetic guts and has tried quite a few. He loves Spiral Flex.
     
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  26. jim e

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    Prince syn. gut duraflex has been the #1 selling string at speciality shops for a # of years in a row. It is now my typical syn. gut for clients who want a synth. gut as it is relatively cheap, very durable , and clients like it, its a well know brand as many like name recognition for a string.
    Like anything else, its not for everyone, but it does fit the bill for a good # of people.
     
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  27. Yenster

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    G.o.s.e.n.
     
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    16G = Prince Synthetic Gut w/ or w/o Duraflex
    17G = Gamma Synthetic Gut (Plain)

    Tried Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16 & 17 several times. Great string if you want to restring after every 2 hour session, but Prince & Gamma for me seems to work best and holds up far longer. Haven't tried Forten, may someday.
     
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  29. The_Question

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    Gosen OGSM is a good quality cheap syn gut, but not the "best"! I would like to throw in Wilson Extreme Syn Gut 17 as well...
     
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  30. IDunc

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    Which Syn Gut has it all? I heard Prince Syn Guts have good power, control, and spin, and I've heard the same about Gamma TNT2 Touch, and now Gosen. Which should I go with? Gammas are out of the question, because they are too costly.
     
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  31. tennisinAZ

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    thanks for the responses! Thought id ask though, to anyone who has played with Technifibre NRG2 what their opinion on it is? Ive only heard great things about it... anyone else with that experience?
     
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  32. eagle

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    Another vote for Gosen.

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  33. RyanRF

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    +1 for gosen
     
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  34. Squidward

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    I must be the odd man out...I use Technifibre with great results in my hybrids!
     
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  35. jazar

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    If you're looking for something cheap and basic my vote would go to Tecnifibre Synthetic Gut.
     
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  36. Torres

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    It's a unusual feeling string. I had the 16 as a full bed in a 18x20/98 - can't remember the exact tension but probably around 57lbs.

    It feels stiffish but powerful. You can bludgeon serves but I found that it didn't offer much control on groundstrokes, to the extent I found myself trying to keep points short and trying to play a power game. Once the stringbed bends through that initial point of stiff resistance, the ball can rocket. Its more powerful than Gosen (I only use Gosen 17 so can't compare it to Gosen 16) but Spiral Flex offers less feel and less directional control and touch.

    Overall, I thought it was quite a crude synthetic gut.
     
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  37. barry

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    I use Wilson Stamina 16 it is a true 16 gauge string 132mm verses the others at 130mm. It seems to hold tension pretty well, and not as stiff as the Prince Synthetic gut 16 with Dura flex. Used Gosen for years, but I think it is a little limp compared to Stamina. Plus on an open pattern (16x18) thicker string works better for me.
     
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  38. mikeler

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    NRG2 is probably a great option for players that hit flatter. For spin meisters like myself, you can find better multifilament strings in that price range. I was always partial to Gamma Synthetic Gut over PSGD/Gosen.
     
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  39. Keifers

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    I give a very approving nod to POSG. As TW says (with wit),

    "They're not kidding - this is the original synthetic gut. Despite all the years and advancements in technology, there's something unique about this string that's kept it going."

    And the string itself keeps going, too. I've bought racquets that are over 20 years old that are strung with POSG that look like they're as old -- that still play just fine. Amazing.

    Compared with Gosen Micro, I'd say POSG feels firmer, slightly less lively -- but much more stable over its much, much longer life. Highly recommend it over Gosen if you like your syn gut at higher tensions -- you still get great playability.
     
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  40. pvaudio

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    I honestly would choose Gamma syn gut over PSG any day of the week if it's between those two.
     
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  41. jgrushing

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    Have to add my vote for Gosen OGM. Been using it for many years as my "almost exclusive" personal string. A bit surprised by all the durability posts. I'm a pretty heavy topspinner and I get good durability results--much longer than Gamma. I have hit POSG in a long time.
     
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