Gamma Live Wire Professional 17L

Discussion in 'Strings' started by joebry, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. joebry

    joebry Guest

    Has anyone tried the Gamma Live Wire Professional 17L string? I am interested to know if you think it is a 'soft' string or a stiff string. :?: It is a pricey string but I do not break strings very often so price is not that much concern. :?
     
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  2. Jerry Seinfeld

    Jerry Seinfeld Professional

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    I have a teammate who tried it. He raved about the playability for the first two matches. Then it began to lose tension and broke by his 4th match. He is not typically a string breaker. Like many of the Gamma strings, this one apparently feels good early on, but then tends to fade.

    Jerry
     
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  3. Gaines Hillix

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    Live Wire XP Pro

    I prefer Live Wire or XP to the XP PRO. Gamma dropped the price on Live Wire to $7.95, at least on TW. IMO, it's a much better value.
     
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  4. WW Volley

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    Live Wire Professional felt wonderful to me. I do like a soft string, and this one certainly isn't harsh at all.

    But as most wonderful and soft strings go, they don't retain their qualities that long. It's the best feeling for a few hitting sessions, and kind of fades into a medicore place.

    If you restring a lot and don't mind the price, I certainly recommend the Live Wire Pro, as it is very comparable to the high end Technifibre, Laserfibre, etc. strings. Maybe you aren't a string breaker and it will work out well.
     
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  5. topspin

    topspin Semi-Pro

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    hmm think i'll promote this thread to the top of the list...
     
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  6. netman42

    netman42 New User

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    Good experience with LiveWire XP

    I have had excellent experience with Live Wire 17 or XP 17 in my Prince Attitude MP. Excellent feel, soft on arm, mine has lastest quite a while (alternating 2 frames). I am switching to the Head LM Instinct and will try a VS Gut/Nylon hybrid to start, I will definitely consider using the Live Wire again though.
     
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