Gosen 17g or 18g

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  1. rogernext

    rogernext Banned

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    Hi all -

    I've been using 17g and it plays fine. Good feel and lasts longer than Head syn guts 16g.

    I want to try 18g. Does it make a big difference in spin/feel?
     
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  2. Nuke

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    I can't talk about the spin/feel, but the price sure makes a difference. The 16 and 17 gauge reels of OG Micro are $29.99 and the 18 gauge is $69.99. Inexplicable pricing.
     
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  3. drummerdan

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    I've tried all three gauges ( 16, 17, 18 ) and the playability and spin gets better the thinner you go. However, the 18 ga lasted approx 2 sets before it broke. Great while it lasted, though!!
     
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  4. DownTheLine

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    Well usually the thinner the gauge the better the string plays but the less durable it is.
     
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  5. masterxfob

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    i use the 17g, but would try the 18g if it wasn't twice the price.
     
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  6. schenkelini

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    I live in the LA area and we have a local shop that also has an online presence. They sells sets of 18g for $1.99 per set. The place has something to do with a physician who practices his medicine on rackets.
     
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  7. mattp420

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    Does this practice also rage about tennis? It seems they just buy the reels and package the string the strings themselves (only for og sheep white 18g, natural 17g, and the one string that caught my attention, black OG Sheep Micro 17g)

    Personally, I've been using 17g in my RQiS 1 Tours
     
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  8. schenkelini

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    Yes there is much rage there. I also like the black 17. I use it for crosses with Black Magic. It is a great combination, looks good too. I am not sure if they package it from reels or not, but they come in clear cellophane envelopes with a genuine Gosen zip tie holding the string together.
     
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  9. dancraig

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    Add to that the fact that the sets of 18g. are less than the other sets.

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/GosenString.html
     
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  10. dgoldman

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    O I love the 18ga and don't break strings quickly. I cross it with a poly. Decent prices if you buy the packets but the reel is priced to not sell.
     
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  11. 3lowdown

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    neither, both are crappy strings. Good if you want to use it as a cross string, cuz i guess its better than no cross string right?
     
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  12. Carlito

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    This is where i get the stuff. Its $2/set in 16/17/or 18. I like the 17. I would use the 18 but it last less than a 2 sets. Some times I break it warming up. The 17 is actually really thin for a 17. I think its 1.22mm, where as 17 from most companies are 1.25. The 18 is really, really thin and snaps fast. Maybe the 18 does play a little better but I have never played long enough with it to notice.
     
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  13. The_Question

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    18G will give you almost no power at all...
     
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