Dunlop Hexy Fiber thickness

Discussion in 'Strings' started by westpac690, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. westpac690

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    I'm debating trying out Dunlop DNA 17g or Dunlop Hexy Fiber 17G. I like the concept behind Hexy Fiber but I'm curious if the listed gauge is actually 1.22(or relatively close) or is it considerably thicker? I used the String Performance Database and the "actual gauge" according to TW.com is 1.32. Does anyone that has played with it find this to be the case?
     
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    If you are trying to relate thickness to durability then read the rest of my post. It is a soft string with good spin, but I only got 4 sets out of it in a semi-open pattern.
     
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    Great cross for me in 16, can't imagine using 17. I get about 10 hours out of it as a cross before it snaps. I don't recommend it full bed. It was just too muted for my tastes, and lacked the spin of poly.
     
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  5. westpac690

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    I'm not concerned with durability. My one-handed backhand likes thinner strings. Don't ask why, I don't know, that's just how it works for me. Mental block or whatever it may be. It's difficult to explain through written word, but I don't get as much snap at the end of my follow through with thicker strings as I do on thinner strings. I lose depth and control, and I put a lot of balls in the net.
    Muppet, thanks for the RSI link. I had took a look at it but wasn't sure how accurate the data was.
     
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