Blue Gear 18g

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  1. cpmoran

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    My order has shipped, of Blue Gear 18g plat white. I will also be getting the new black spiral flex. Anybody else going to be trying these out soon?
     
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  2. supermario343

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    I have the 16g blue gear on my strings right now...i think the 18g would be too skinny for me and would break since im a big hitter hehe :) black spiral sounds sweet
     
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  3. PROTENNIS63

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    It is already available to buy?
     
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  4. robkat

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    Yep, it's available ,just checked.
     
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  5. robkat

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    I just ordered sets of BG in Platinum white and Spiral in black.
     
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  6. PED

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    Are you referring to the 1.19mm BG? I've played with it and like it but still prefer the thicker BG gauges. The spin is good but less than the 1.28 BG, and the feel is not as subtle as the 1.17 BA. That's just my 2 cents- you might really love it. The platinum should look really nice-especially paired with the black spiral !!
     
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  7. robkat

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    I agree with PED. I prefer the 1.28 over the other gauges. The 1.28 is excellent for spin and ball bite.
     
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  8. Steve Huff

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    Like PED and Rob stated, and most studies I've seen, a textured string in a thicker gauge has more spin potential than the thinner version of the same string.
     
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  9. wao

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    Agree with Ped. 1.28 has more bite.
     
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  10. robkat

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    Steve, that's really interesting.

    When I initially started playing with BG, I started with the 1.25. I then switched over the 1.28. The difference in spin potential was clearly evident, the 1.28 had more spin potential then the 1.25.
     
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  11. Pro_Tour_630

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    dunno, Kevlar is considered a light textured string in a way, the opposite is true for me in dense frames between ashaway 18g vs 17 vs 16g, the thinner the more spin and more ball bit.
     
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  12. jcstennis

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    Steve, if you come back to read this thread... do you feel a non-textured string in a thinner gauge has just as good or maybe better spin potential than a textured string in the same gauge? thinner gauge, referring to 18g-ish (1.20 and below).

    thanks, J
     
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  13. PED

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    I would certainly defer to others opinions on this, but for me regarding BG, I feel much more spin from the fatter 1.28. Maybe it's all in my mind because I feel more spin in almost all other strings like BA in the thinner gauges. In fact, BG is the only string that I play in 1.28. I'm sure the stiffness plays into it as well (that's what she said)
     
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  14. cpmoran

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    I got it today. I will string some up today or tomorrow and give it a shot.
     
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  15. hoodjem

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    Can anyone compare BA 1.17 to BA 1.15?
     
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  16. Steve Huff

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    jcs--well, I suppose it depends on how heavily textured a string is. In general, I think a 1.30mm heavily textured string at 58# will produce more spin (and the same power level) as a 1.20mm smooth string strung at 60-61#. So, you have to compare more than just tensions. I'd say that at a given power level, the thicker, textured string will produce more spin than a thinner, smooth one.
     
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  17. cpmoran

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    I just strung my freinds stick with the new plat BG. It seems to be a bit easier on the fingers when weaving the spiral flex crosses. I still wouldnt want to do more than 5 racquets in a row of this BG. So maybe the spin wont be as wicked. I have to wait until my current set up breaks, since I have ALU/VS on one and PHT/VS on the other.
     
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  19. PROTENNIS63

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    I tried Speed Spin once. I think it is octaagonal shape accroding to the second pic although Tennis Warehouse say it is pyramid. Anyways, the poly itself is bad but it does bite into the ball well. Perhaps if Signum would have created Poly Plasma with those gears, it might have been very good.
     
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