Gosen OG-Sheep Micro 17 tension range

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  1. Keifers

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  2. ayuname

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    It's recommended. I strung mine as crosses at 62 lbs. Still soft and crisp.
     
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  3. number.432

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    Most of the time I string above 55 and as a result of that I notice a much faster drop of tension particularly with OG.

    On both 17G and 18G reel recommended tension range is 50-60 lbs for your reference point.
     
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  4. Giant Baba

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    How to do tensions when 18 gauge? Make even more high? Can have rule like +5 on 17 gauge and +5 plus +more on 18 gauge? This of course is comparing to 16 gauge thicknesses as base references.
     
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  5. SteveI

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    Hi,

    I go 62 (mains) in my set-ups and it still plays soft and crisp. I do break it quite often.. about 15 hours. As you know price really is not an issue with this string when you are doing your own stringing. I also see less string movement at 62. I hybrid with Ashaway Liberty 16 which has sort of roughed up finish and seems to help reduce string movement.

    Steve
     
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  6. rogernext

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    i do mine at 62 too and they typically last 4 days. I broke one in 10 min last week so I am going back to nylon.
     
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  7. Winners or Errors

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    I string mine at 65#. Never had a frame pop, always break because of wear. Used as full job and as crosses. It's a solid string. I have vacillated between full and poly hybrid stringing, and am moving firmly into the poly hybrid camp because of the increased control. I play the Dunlop M-Fil 200, the 18x20 version.
     
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  8. ryangoring

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    For me 54 lbs in a full job and 56 lbs in a hybrid.
     
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  9. The_Question

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    You do know this string is a basic syn gut and is nylon material, right?

    And noticed all the premature breakage are due to users stringing at above recommended tension range...
     
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  10. SteveI

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    Yes... basic syn gut.. I am sure if I strung in the mid 50s.. my set-up would last longer. Not really an issue in my case, I string my own and OG 17/Liberty 16 set-up is about 2 skins per string job.

    Regards,
    Steve
     
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  11. some6uy008

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    All my rackets are strung at 60-62, two with OG sheep, no problems so far
     
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  12. Keifers

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    Thanks everyone for the responses so far. :)


    My main interest is in using Micro 17 as a cross with gut mains. In an OS frame, I usually like to string at 64-65, mains and crosses. Just wondering if the Gosen will "top out" at those tensions, i.e., lose its playability (elasticity and resilience).
     
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  13. bad_call

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    64-65 is pretty high for Gosen Micro 17. you might have to try a string with more elasticity else like hitting with a board.
     
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  14. rogernext

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    i agree. i strung my nylon 15l at 65 and it feels way softer than Gosen 17g at 62.
     
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  15. SteveI

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    I have strung the 17 as cross @ 63 with a poly in the mains on an O/S. Both the poly and OG had to be cut out. It played fine and did not seem to play harsh.

    Steve
     
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  16. raygo

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    I strung it once at 70# and a main popped as I tensioned one of the middle crosses. Now I don't go higher than 65#, no breakage issues.
     
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  17. skraggle

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    Gosen 17 feels great in my M-Fil 200s strung at 55. It gives me that nice rubbery thump and lots of cushy comfort.

    When I've gone to 60, it plays well, but some finesse is gone, and my shoulder barks a bit.
     
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