klip legend 18 vs bow brand 18

Discussion in 'Strings' started by ProStaff Legend, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. which is thinner? im not string breaker so i wont need to worry about it snappin on me
     
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  2. andreh

    andreh Professional

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    Why don't you just surf in on TWs site and check? They list in mm.
     
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  3. well because an 18g string is classified as being 1.10 to 1.16mm. bow brand 18 is listed as 1.10 and legend is listed as 1.20 which would make it a 17 gauge. so im kinda confused
     
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  4. Sinner

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    ultimately, you should go with mm... in this case, bow brand is thinner...
     
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  5. scotus

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    If you want to try the thinner Bow brand, go ahead. But I usually stay away from extremely thin natural guts, because they can snap while being strung.

    Having said that, I am using Klip Legend 18. This is my second set, and I haven't had any breakage issue with this.
     
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  6. NoBadMojo

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    I dont know how anyone can use Bow18 even in a dense stringbed..their 16 is like many 17's and their 17 like many 18's...the 18 would be off the hook and made for squash as is their 17
    Performancewise, and generally speaking, BowBrand is more springy than Klip so more powerfully. klip plays more crisp but deep in the pocket.
     
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  7. thanks guys, ill go with klip legend
     
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  8. mctennis

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    I prefer the Bow brand. It seems to have a better feel, touch and playability. I think it also lasts longer for me. I think Bow brand and Pacific gut strings are better than any others out there. IMHO.
     
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  9. bmichaelia

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    Which size do you use? Bow is wierd in the guages they designate for their strings. Usually a 17G is about 1.25 mm. Theirs is only 1.20, which most other companies would call an 18G. If someone wanted a "normal" 17G from Bow, they should get their 16L, which is 1.27 mm.
     
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