Difference between PSGD and Gosen OG-Sheep Micro?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by forevertennis, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. forevertennis

    forevertennis Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2009
    Messages:
    196
    I'm looking into both of these strings as crosses for my hybrid set-ups. What are the differences?

    And what would be the main difference, besides power, that I'd see putting these two syn guts next to a multi, like Pro Supex Maxim Touch?
     
    #1
  2. The_Question

    The_Question Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    2,747
    Location:
    Towson, MD
    Dflex cost more by single packs or reels. Gosen is much cheaper & lively, and play very crisp. Both durabilities are about the same, Dflex doesn't last any longer than Gosen.
     
    #2
  3. Applesauceman

    Applesauceman Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Messages:
    657
    Location:
    Western Michigan
    I feel that Gosen Micro has a little more bite on the ball too. Currently, GM is my favorite cross string.

    And, as mentioned, it costs about half as much as PSGD.
     
    #3
  4. forevertennis

    forevertennis Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2009
    Messages:
    196
    Thanks for the quick replies! I'll pick up a few sets of the Gosen.
    Have you noticed any differences between the Natural and White?
     
    #4
  5. forehand_barrage

    forehand_barrage New User

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    80
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    stick with natural
     
    #5
  6. javierjavier

    javierjavier Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Messages:
    268
    the gosen og sm 17 in the natural and it felt really dead to me. i definitely wouldn't call it lively. i really don't understand why people love it so much. i'm almost thinking i had a bad set. unfortunately it sucked so bad i gave away the other set i had and have no desire to try it again.

    if you're looking for something crisp and lively psgd 17 is a much better string.
     
    #6
  7. SteveI

    SteveI Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    5,372
    Hi,

    Have used both.. many times. I find that just the reverse is true in my case.
    If I am trying to tame the power of a frame.. I might go for PSGD. Looking for a syn with good bite and somewhat lively.. I would string with OG 17 nat. OG 17 is not a long lasting string if you use it in the mains.. but seems to hold up well as a cross for me. In a poly syn gut hybid.. I almost always cut out the poly before the crosses break. Also... OG Micro in reels.. is a Steal!
    One internet site is selling it for $29.99 with free shipping...:)

    Regards,
    Steve
     
    #7
  8. hoodjem

    hoodjem G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Messages:
    12,765
    Location:
    Bierlandt
    I have used both.

    PSGD moves a LOT MORE than Gosen OGSM, does not feel as nice or lively, and does not last as long IMO.
     
    #8
  9. forevertennis

    forevertennis Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2009
    Messages:
    196
    Thanks again to everyone for their advice/opinions.
    So I know the difference between gauges and such, but what has been everyone's opinion between the 16 and 17?
    I don't want the crosses to break first.
    The strings I'll be hybriding them with are:
    Kirschbaum Pro Line 2 17g
    Black Code 16g
    Big Ace 17g
    and one more poly, don't know what.
    suggestions?
     
    #9
  10. Toad

    Toad Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Messages:
    215
    You should be fine with 17 in the crosses. I have never used 16, so can't give a direct comparison, but in my Kevlar 17/Gosen 17 and Kevlar 18/Gosen 17 hybrids, the Kevlar always breaks not the Gosen.
     
    #10
  11. tenniscoach07

    tenniscoach07 New User

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    59
    which site is offering 29.995 and free shipping?
     
    #11
  12. tenniscoach07

    tenniscoach07 New User

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    59
    oops..... 29.95
     
    #12
  13. Toad

    Toad Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Messages:
    215
    #13
  14. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2004
    Messages:
    6,723
    Don't discuss or bring up competitors, it's in the rules ;)
     
    #14
  15. javierjavier

    javierjavier Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Messages:
    268
    it really is highly praised. i must have had a bad set?!

    well it's cheap enough to try again. it looks like i just may have to...

    Thanks...
     
    #15

Share This Page