Gamma Live Wire vs. TNT

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Tennis Guy, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. Tennis Guy

    Tennis Guy Semi-Pro

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    I was wondering how Gamma's Live Wires compare to their TNT. I am currently using Gamma Live Wire XP, but hear that alot of people like TNT. Could someone compare them and give their opinion on what is better. (More gut-like.)
     
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  2. lemons

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    My vote goes with Live Wire. I used to use TNT before I moved to Live Wire, and Live Wire is much softer and gut-like.
     
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  3. ragnaROK

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    I personally like both of them. If you're looking for something more gut like, pick Live Wire, it has better playability than TNT. My personal opinion on it is if it's that expensive why not shell out a few more bucks and buy the real thing?
     
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  4. Marc C.

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    Live wire frays and turns into hundreds of filaments on the sweetspot of my racket within 3 hours, but it feels great while it lasts.
     
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  5. mistapooh

    mistapooh Semi-Pro

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    the live wire felt too soft, i prefer the tnt.
     
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  6. Gaines Hillix

    Gaines Hillix Hall of Fame

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    These strings are quite different. TNT is more like a basic syn gut, i.e. solid core with a couple of wraps and a coating. Live Wire XP has a complex make up, multifilaments and other layers meant to make it play softer. It actually lasts pretty well for a multi. Don't worry about the fraying.
     
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  7. rooski

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    Same here. If I get 4 hours total with the Live Wire XP I'm lucky. Intermediates hitting a flatter ball would probably have no problem with the durability but hard hitting topspin players will pretty much have to own a stringing machine AND have several backup rackets.

    IMO...Live Wire XP really is the closest you can get to gut feel wise but gut last 2-3 times as long. Go figure.
     
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  8. Tennis Guy

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    How do they compare to NRG and X-One?
     
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  9. pure luck

    pure luck New User

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    live wire is one of e best strings i tried
    if u really like gut feel, try live wire pro
     
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