Gamma Synthetic Vs. Wearguard or other cheap SG cross string

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  1. Carlito

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    I am looking for a 17g or 18g cross string to go with my Tourbite 19. I have been using Head PPS for a long time but I just switched rackets and PPS is too powerful on the ezone 98 for me. Worked great on the vcore 95 though. I am looking for something soft but not too powerful.

    Which one fits the bill. I heard that the non wearguard is really stiff for a synthetic gut. Also considering Prince with duraflex, OG sheep or Volkl.
     
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    I always thought PSGD was stiffer than either version of the Gamma (non wearguard and wearguard).
     
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    If it was me, I would go with Gamma SGw/Wg 16 or 17g.

    Here are the RSI listings for all of these--

    Gamma Synthetic Gut 16 Nylon 1.30 218
    Gamma Synthetic Gut 17 Nylon 1.26 209
    Gamma Synthetic Gut 18 Nylon 1.22 221
    Gamma Synthetic Gut w/Wg 16 Nylon 1.31 204
    Gamma Synthetic Gut w/Wg 17 Nylon 1.26 203
    Gamma Synthetic Gut w/Wg 18 Nylon 1.21 203

    Prince Synthetic Gut w/Duraflex 16 Nylon 1.30 213
    Prince Synthetic Gut w/Duraflex 17 Nylon 1.26 212
    Prince Synthetic Gut w/Duraflex 18 Nylon 1.20 203


    But I agree, PSGD does feel the stiffest of these IMHO.
     
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    I wasn't that impressed with Gamma Syngut 15L Wearguard. I was looking for a durable cross for an ESP racquet, but this one broke prematurely. It almost seems to fray like a multifilament. Gamma Marathon and TNT2 last longer because they don't fray at all, but they cost more. Still they are worth it to me for softness, slipperiness, and durability.
     
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    I would have to agree that Prince SGD is the stiffest of all of them and do not think that the Gamma SG played that well in general. You may want to try the regular Prince Syn Gut as it plays softer than the Duraflex version but also is more playable than the Gamma syn gut. I have also tried Volkl syn gut and think it plays very well too, maybe better than Prince.
     
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    I should also have mentioned that Tecnifibre makes a really good syn gut that is very playable as well.
     
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    I liked Prince SG Original much better than PSGD; it was softer with more playability.

    And Gosen OGSM; it was crisper without being hard and stiff.
     
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