Gamma professional 16 vs. Nrg2 16

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  1. rios76

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    Can somebody tell me the differences between these strings?
     
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  2. rios76

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    Can someone make a comparison between these two strings?
     
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  3. Bad Dog

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    Here's why Nrg2 is much better

    I used Gamma Professional in 2007, and did not want to return to it. It had good elasticity/ball pocketing – but it was so mushy and muffled that I had a hard time knowing where the ball was going to go. [I don’t know if they changed the formula; otherwise we may assume it’s the same basic string.] For me, NRG 2 is a much better string, with elasticity/ball pocketing that is almost as good as GP – but much more importantly, NRG 2 is not mushy or muffled, so I have a much better idea of the ball’s targeting.
     
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  4. rios76

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    Thank you Bad Dog! Can you tell me what 's the difference in terms of comfort?
     
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  5. Bad Dog

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    Both are known to be very comfortable. If comfort is your main concern, it may simply be a good idea to avoid high tension with all strings.
     
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  6. ManuGinobili

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    Agree with Bad Dog.. the NRG2 is verrrry lively at lower tension though (and it moves alot)... so you might want to keep it right at the recommended level
     
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  7. rios76

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    But NRG2 is not a string built to play high tension?
     
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  8. Bad Dog

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    Earlier you asked about comfort – significantly higher tension tends to significantly reduce comfort. This tends to apply to all strings, particularly if the same strings are compared at high tension versus intermediate tension. :)
     
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  9. rios76

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    question for Eiffel59

    Hallo Eiffel! I want know your opinion about this comparison :)
     
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  10. dropandlob10

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    If you want overall playability, play with gamma professional at a LOWER tension than your usual tension.

    If you want more pop and more power, play with NRG2.

    Both are great multis, however
     
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  11. Keifers

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    Can you say more about this? What happens to gamma professional at lower tension? And how much lower would you recommend?

    Thanks.
     
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  12. Eiffel59

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    Sorry rios i'm a little late... :) well...i've used both as personal choices...both really good, comfortable strings but Gamma tend to fray with waaaaaaaaaayyyyyy too much ease for my taste when used in hybrids..plus, loses his playing characteristics faster than NRG2. So, my advice is use NRG2 in the lower range (50-56lbs) but to avoid movement/tension loss remember to slightly stretch it before stringing. :)

    Hope this helps,

    Mario
     
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  13. dropandlob10

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    Yeah, I have tried professional at around 59, and the stringbed completely stiffens up, and all feel and playability is lost. I would recommend stringing it 3-4 pounds less.
     
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  14. Keifers

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    Thanks for that. I assume you used it in your Babolat pure drive roddick plus? Or was it a different racquet?
     
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