Biphase 17 vs Biphase 16??

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  1. walkman

    walkman New User

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    How does the performance and playability compare between these strings?

    I've been playing with the 17 gauge but would like the string to last longer.
     
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  2. Lukhas

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    Thinner gauge:
    -More power;
    -More spin;
    -More comfort;
    -Less durability;
    -Less tension maintenance;
    -Less precision.
    To quickly sum up.

    Given how powerful X1-Biphase is, and the fact that it's a multi, maybe sticking with the 16 gauge will do better for the playability.
     
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  3. anubis

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    I use 16g for my crosses with a hybrid, that's for longevity. if I was going full bed, I'd go 17 for bite.
     
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  4. mikeler

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    Prestreched Biphase 16 is one darn good string. Might be worth a shot before trying something else.
     
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  5. Rob1

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    I like the 17 gauge as it gives more power at a low tension.
    A lower tension with this string makes the string not move.
     
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  6. walkman

    walkman New User

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    What tension level? I had been stringing my prince racket at 62 with the 17 gauge, but now moving to the APD.
     
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  7. Beejay

    Beejay New User

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    I would go for 16g at 2~3 lb lower than with 17g. 17g breaks too fast (less than 8 hour with Wilson BLX PS 90 at 55lb).
     
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