Crisp Feeling Gosen String

Discussion in 'Strings' started by c_hari_c, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. c_hari_c

    c_hari_c Semi-Pro

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    Which gosen string feels the crispiest? I hit with the OG Sheep Micro and it feels good but not as crisp as the prince synthetic gut/duraflex. I prefer Gosen over prince. That's just me though. Thanks.
     
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  2. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

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    Try the Super, which supposedly was very similar to the JC, which was discontinued several years ago.

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=219033

    Are we ruling out poly strings? If not, PolyQuest is a very soft playing poly, very similar to a syn gut, in fact. The only thing I don't like about it is that it plays ridiculously powerful for a poly, but the crispness and feel is definitely there. I hear good things about polylon comfort, but I haven't gotten around to trying my set (wrist problems)
     
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  3. fuzz nation

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    I like a crisp feel, but I avoid poly strings. Since I string my own gear, it's not a big deal if let's say a less durable 17 ga. option gives me nice feel and performance, since it's easy and cheap for me to replace it.

    I've used Gosen OGSM in both 16 and 17 ga. and that stuff works relatively well, but I've also enjoyed Tecnifibre syn. gut lately in my racquets and for a couple of my kids (kids that I coach). This string gets my vote for a nice crisp feel. While Gosen isn't as "clunky" feeling as Prince SG with Duraflex (I'm not fond of that string), there seems to be a degree of "thud" in the OGSM that I don't feel with the Tecnifibre string.

    In any case, I think that it's easier to get a crisp feel with a thinner string at a little higher tension, but that's not as feasible if you're paying a stringer to take care of your habit. If you string at home, thinner syn. guts usually deliver just fine. While I often prefer the thinner stuff, I'll note that I've been using the 16 ga. Tecnifibre syn. gut and loving it.
     
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  4. c_hari_c

    c_hari_c Semi-Pro

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    Thanks a lot for the insight. I string my own rackets. And I use the 17g natural. From what I heard from few people here, the white version also plays a tad firmer. Not sure if that translates to crispness. Anyway, I will try stringing at a little higher tension that I currently string which is 53 lbs(due to cold weather). I have switched so many strings and tried so many. Finally I think the OGSM seems to fit my bill.
     
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    paulie-japan New User

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    the white one is more crisper than the natural color. i tried all the colors that gosen has to offer. black is muted, natural is soft, yellow is in between soft and crisp.
     
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  7. c_hari_c

    c_hari_c Semi-Pro

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    I have ordered one set each from natural and white from TW. Will see how it plays out.
     
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