Gosen OG micro 17g or PSGD 17g

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  1. masterking09

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    Hey everyone. i am trying to decide what would be the better synthetic gut to have. how do they compare in terms of crispness, power, spin, control, durability, and just overall playability. an opinion on what synthetic gut i should carry is greatly appreciated. Thanks

    ( if there is a better bang for your buck synthetic gut please feel free to mention it)
     
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    oh and i forgot to add that this string is going to be used as a full bed, not a hybrid. i am going to use it on a yonex RDS 001 mid. Thanks again
     
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  3. no1

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    I'm not sure what PSGD is, but I use a full bed of Gosen OG Sheep and I love it... plus, its really cheap so if you don't like it, you can prob just cut it out...
     
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  4. masterking09

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    PSGD is prince synthetic gut duraflex. also does the gosen feel crisp or is it mushy.
     
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  5. Hokiez

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    I prefer the PSGD though I have reels of both. When my shoulder is bothering me I do full beds of PSGD and when it's not, Polyester with Gosen crosses.

    The PSGD has a little texture and I think gives a little more spin, power and control. The Gosen is a smoother string and while OK, I prefer the PSGD in a full bed.
     
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  6. Cup8489

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    i find they play almost the same, however i find i like the gosen, because it's quite a bit cheaper in the reel, and it doesnt have the duraflex stuff on it, it just looks reg, unlike with duraflex's spiral things. i just dont like to look at them. go figure ?
     
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  7. masterking09

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    Hokiez do u find PSGD to be comfortable, and also how is the spin potential of the string compared to th gosen.
     
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  8. pro_staff

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    I've never used the Gosen but I used PSGD for awhile. PSGD, in my opinion, is very crisp. Now, some people may interpret that as being stiff and uncomfortable. I'm just saying that each person has a different idea of what's really "comfortable". You'll never know unless you try it. Sorry if this wasn't very helpful..
     
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  9. XxduckxX

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    Ive used both ins a 17g and found that psgd seemed crispier. I think I like psgd more but I still would rather use gosen micro because it is cheaper.
     
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  10. masterking09

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    thanks for all the help guys. gosen is still crisp even though PSGD is crisper right? i dont want a string that feels all mushy because i hate that feel. also how does the duarility compare.
     
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  11. Valjean

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    I'd prefer Prince's Original Synthetic Gut to both if I were you; it's more resilient than either of them (none of these is what you'd term a power string, though) and still has pretty good durability. You could even say its playability lasts a bit longer.
     
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  12. consistency wins

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    PSGD has seemed to be a little softer to me. I was at a tournament and snapped two sets of Gosen sheep and found a guy that strung them up for me with the PSGD at the same tension (or at least that is what I requested). Just seemed too soft and spongy to me. Truth is though, I'm not sure what he strung it at or how good he was at stringing--I just needed them done and let the first guy I could find string them for me. I cut them out that night and re-installed the Gosen OG.
     
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  13. masterking09

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    thanks for the input everyone. Valjea, where could i find a 660' reel of POSG. if i dont like POSG ill just go with the gonsen 17. an other recomendations are appreciated
     
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  14. latinking

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    PSGD and POSG are both better than Gosen sheep, in every way exept price.IMO.

    I perfer PSGD over POSG, but both are very good cheap syn gut. PSGD is crisper, has a little more pop and more control. POSG is more comfortable and seems to keep its playabilty a longer.

    Hope that helps.
     
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  15. masterking09

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    latinking do u find PSGD comfortable even though POSG is more comfortable?
     
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  16. latinking

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    Well I do, but for instanct my Gurlfriend ( who is a very good player, and a huge hitter ) finds PSGD to stiff for her. She uses POSG full job. But she also strings it pretty tight.

    I use PSGD as a cross in a hybrid with Cyberflash mains. To me its pretty comfortable. I kinda have a rubber arm though, where as she has a sensitive arm.
     
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  17. masterking09

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    where can i get POSG in a reel?
     
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  18. dork2tennisstud

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    I find PSGD and Gosen Micro Sheep to be very similar. I don't actually like either in a full-bed though, just as cross strings. They just break too quickly that way.
     
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  19. masterking09

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    dork wat synthetic gut do u find to be good in a fullbed
     
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  20. hoodjem

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    I've tried both and I prefer the Gosen.

    PSGD is too crisp, ending up kind of hard. And it moves way too much. Gosen is certainly not mushy, but not as "crisp" as the PSGD.

    The Gosen has a nice balance of touch and crispness, and some bite (in thinner gauges--17 or 18 ).

    Surprisingly, I have found the Gosen to last longer than PSGD in hybrids with CF.
     
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  21. max

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    My experience matches exactly with hoodjem.
     
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  22. Gemini

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    The Gosen. Plays softer than PSGD, especially in the 17 and 18 gauges.
     
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  23. masterking09

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    would u guys recomend getting the 16 or 17 gauge gosen micro. how do they compare in terms of playibility.
     
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  24. Gemini

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    The 17 is more playable and has better feel than the 16 in my opinion. Less durable on only slightly so for the enhanced feel.
     
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  25. Valjean

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    If you went Gosen, you ought to select Gosen's 16L OG Sheep Micro Super JC, made for Jim Courier and worth *more* than every penny you'd pay for it too!
     
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  26. max

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    Gemini's right. I've used both. The 17 does a better job; the string's coating is pretty tough, making the 17 gauge nice and durable. But try both. Me, I'd opt for the 17.
     
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  27. Bud

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    They are both stiff, IMO and will give you a nice 'crisp' feel off the stringbed. I think you get more bang for the buck with the OG Micro.
     
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  28. Bud

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    The 18g. OG Micro is nice, too.
     
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  29. Hokiez

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    I find it very comfortable but also note my string tension (I'm 6'4" 200lbs with even longer arms so I need help controlling the ball) so comfort is relative. It's my racquet of choice when my arm is sore. Gosen might be a little softer but not much.

    Guage is dependent on whether you're a string breaker. I go through 17 in about 1.5 hours tops and the 16 in about 4 hours. If you never break them, 18, seldom 17, often 16
     
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    LOL your sig kinda suggests that:)
     
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  31. masterking09

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    i dont know how often i will break gose, but i know i can break an 18g poly in about 10 hours so which gauge of gosen would last me about a week.
     
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    also should i go for the gosen OG sheep micro rreel, or the gosen OG micro reel. i can get them for the same price
     
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  33. hoodjem

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    True this. The 17 gauge (or better yet the 18 gauge) is much better for playability, IMO.
     
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  34. Hokiez

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    Yeah, I've actually switched to polyester mains with PSGD crosses which works well.

    I don't think any syn gut will last you 2 weeks if you break poly in 10 hours. Start with 16 guage and see but 17 feels/plays better IMO but like I said, I get only about 1-2 hours from it.
     
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  35. masterking09

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    what do u guys think of a hybrid cyberflash 17L as the mains and gosen OG Sheep micro 17 as the crosses?
     
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  36. masterking09

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    also how do u think a hybrid of big ace micro and gosen would play, would it last longer then a full job of either string?
     
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  37. aussie

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    Actually using that exact hybrid in my TT Scream and it is great. Using tension of 26/28 kg and very hard to hit the ball out and allows the production of plenty of spin. crosses move a little but not much. I have a reel of PSGD lying around and I'll try the CF/PSGD next up. But I really recommend a CF/OG Sheepmicro hybrid.
     
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    does the cyberflash OG sheep micro hybrid seem to have good direction control? also does it have good pocketing or is it more of the trampoline effect?
     
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  39. Hokiez

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    That's actually my setup now that my arm is feeling better. Both at 61 pounds.

    poly doesn't hold tension very long, so I cut it out and re-string after about 6 hours of hitting by since it only costs me about $2.50 to restring, cost doesn't matter really.
     
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    do u think i should just go ahead and buy both cyberflash and gosen or should i try cyberflash before buying a reel of it? remember this is for a yonex RDS 001 mid
     
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  41. hoodjem

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    I had this exact set-up. It was very, very good. Nice crisp feel and great durability. (Second only to CF and Sensation, which had a little more feel.)

    Forten Sweet 17g also makes a great cross with CF--a little softer and surprisingly durable.
     
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  42. goosala

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    Out of the three strings: Gosen OG, PSGO, and PSGD I prefer the PSGO becuase it plays softer and more traditional. The Gosen is a decent substitute for PSGO.
     
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    I disagree. I think the Gosen is closer to the PSGD in feel. The PSGO is noticeably softer than the Gosen Micro.
     
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  44. dork2tennisstud

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    Cyberflash (or CyberBlue if you like it a little softer or are used to full synthetic beds) and Gosen Micro is my favorite hybrid so far.

    It's wonderfully cheap, provides a crisp feel, without killing my arm, gives me all the spin I need, and lasts quite a while.

    To answer someone's question before, I'm not a big fan of full synthetic jobs. They just break too quickly for me (I'm a 4.5 all-courter).

    Gosen JC does play very nicely until it breaks (soft yet crisp, tons of power), and I've heard good things about Prince's new multifiliment from people who have elbow issues, though I haven't tried it myself.
     
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  45. Cup8489

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    VERY, nice.

    i just looked on TW, the price of the 18g is like 69.99 a reel, but the 17g is 29.99?

    is that odd to just me?
    here's the 17g reel: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACGOSEN-GSR17.html it's 29.99, and the only difference in the reel is the name isn't printed on the string

    but the 18g reel of sheep micro is 69.99 here: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACGOSEN-OG18660R.html

    anyone know why it's more than twice as expensive? it's actually cheaper to buy sets of the 18g than it is to buy a reel.

    this sucks, as 18g micro is my new favorite string setup, as indicated by my sig.
     
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  46. Bud

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    It's twice as good :lol:
     
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  47. Cup8489

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    but that's like saying i should have to pay twice as much for a big mac than a whopper because it tastes twice as good.

    not cool. but seriously, isn't it odd?
     
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  48. 000KFACTOR90000

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    I did wonder the same thing :confused:
     
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  49. masterking09

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    thanks guys ill just go ahead and buy reels of gosen sheep micro and 17L cyberflash.
     
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