Best syn gut?

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  1. Fugazi

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    Looking for the best syn gut out there, 16 or 16L gauge, with an emphasis on spin potential and durability. Any suggestions?
     
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    in TT, i mostly see Gosen OG micro, Forten Sweet, and PSGDF. those are the most popular in the synthetic gut catagory.
     
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  3. Fugazi

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    Price is not an issue though.
     
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    if price is no object you should be using gut....???
     
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    Plain-Jane nylon
    1. Babolat Nv. Y.
    2. Prince Original Synthetic Gut


    Multifilaments
    1. Technifibre X-1 Biphase
    2. Prince Premiere Attack
    3. Babolat Xcel Premium
     
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  8. Triskadekaphilia

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    It is totally subjective. Obviously. Best to try some out on your own.

    Prince synthetic gut with duraflex is the default standard. It does everything well and nothing great so it is a good starting point.

    I like volkl syn gut with duraguard as well. Plus it has a cool look to it with the pinstripes.

    I tried forten sweet in a full bed and don't see why anyone woul like it. It was very mushy with no bite.

    Good luck
     
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  9. MikeHitsHard93

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    PSGD 16 is my default string. I have 4 packs of it as my backup string.
     
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  10. Fugazi

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    Let's just say it doesn't matter as long as we stay in the syn gut/cheap multi range...
     
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    I just ordered a bunch: Prince premier attack, PSO, PSGD, Gosen OG Sheep (both micro and micro super), Gosen AK pro and Babolat N.Vy.
     
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    good starting point(s).
     
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  13. pmata814

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    Just do what I'm doing right now. Order a whole bunch of different types of skynthetic gut and try them out for yourself. They're so cheap it won't hurt your pocket to do so and it will be fun.

    I ordered about 8 different brands and when one breaks I just string up with a different one and compare and keep notes. I just started so I've only compared the Forten natural vs forten white (not as different as some people have described here). Natural color just feels slightly more plush. I break synthetic in about 8-10 hrs of play so I just strung up one of my racquets with Gosen (natural color) day before yesterday. Looking forward to comparing it tomorrow :)
     
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  14. Fugazi

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    What would be the best cheaper multis? (Again, with spin and at least decent durability in mind.)
     
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    you might want to try Head RIP Control, might be a tad lower powered than others.
     
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    A hybrid of Ashaway Monogut ZX mains and Dunlop Hexy Fiber crosses will average out to about $11. That will give you more spin and durability than anything on your list. I like it better than full bed Monogut ZX.
     
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    Technifibre makes a really good basic synthetic gut.
     
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  20. maxply

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    I like Gosen micro super 16L (1.25) = good spin - so - so duribility.
    Gamma syn gut is good and comes in many colors.
    Gosen Ak pro is a really good string but a bit expensive.
     
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  21. berdych31

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    I have been using Gamma Synthetic gut 16 gauge and it is a great, cheap string. It is very soft and powerful.
     
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    In this case I go with Prince Premier Attack (PPA) or Gamma TNT2. There are some other premium syn gut (babolat N.vy and such) but I have not played with them.
     
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  23. tvizz

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    You could also try NRG and Addiction
     
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  24. sixone90

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    Not many people have tried it but Donnay make a sensation synthetic gut, the Donnay X-Syncore.
     
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  25. Fugazi

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    Played again with Babolat N.Vy and Technibre syn gut, this time a few days after the initial string job... Performance was terrible: couldn't keep the ball in, too powerful (tension loss I guess) and no spin. Either multi, a return to poly or a hybrid setup seem like my options now.
     
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  26. Fugazi

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    I take note of Ashaway monogut.
     
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  27. nickarnold2000

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    What do you guys recommend for a tough 15gauge syn gut as a cross? I want to start using the 99s Wilson(or the Prince 16x16) racket but don't want to go full poly. Thanks.
     
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