Need to switch string

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  1. samprasbackhand

    samprasbackhand Semi-Pro

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    Hi, I play with a PS85, and use Prince Synthetic Gut Duraflex 16. I break these string in about a week, and it would be nice if I could get something more durable, with slightly better playability/spin, and it woudl be nice if they cost around $10. Any recommendations?
     
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  2. djokster

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    Try some Blue Gear.
     
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  3. djokster

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    Pro Hurricane/Pro Hurricane Tour is pretty good also.
     
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  4. Valjean

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    In order to stay with synthetic gut, I'd try out Prince's Topspin 15L, the one with Duraflex added in. It should fit your needs pretty well.
     
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  5. satchman

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    Dunlop Max Comfort 16/17. Nice soft feel like Wilson NXT but at half the cost. Durability is a problem though...

    Other than that, I found Prince Lightning XX 16 to be very durable because they have this coating on the string to avoid string movement. Drawback -- strings are stiff...
     
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  6. nickb

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    Did you even read the op's post ? :shock:
     
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  7. samprasbackhand

    samprasbackhand Semi-Pro

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    Yeah, duravbility is a pretty big problem
     
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  8. iplaybetter

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    definetly poly, try pro redcode, its 11 a pack but if you like it enough to buy a real its like 7 a set
     
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  9. Babb

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    ^^^^
    I agree. It looks like if you want more spin AND more durability, poly is your best bet. I think a 19 gauge poly might have more durability than 16 gauge PSGD.
     
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  10. iplaybetter

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    i would go 17g but redocde is avalible in 18 (*cough* my doing *cough*)
     
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  11. samprasbackhand

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    I don't know about Poly's though, cause I mishit a bit, and doesn't that break the string?
     
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  12. scotus

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    This may be counter-intuitive, but have you tried natural gut?

    I usually break PSGD 17g in 2 weeks playing 2X a week, but both Klip Legend (17g & 18g) and Babolat VS Team (17g) last me over 3 months. If you hybrid these with, say, Isospeed Prof, it's quite economical.

    For me, it's about $30 for over 3 months (about $15 for natural gut mains and $5 for the cross, and $10 labor for stringing), or just $10/month.

    It is not only economical, it's great for your arm since you mishit sometimes.
     
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  13. pow

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    Try gut, in my experience, it's been more durable than multis and syn guts.
     
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  14. samprasbackhand

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    Well, it depends on playing style too, I hit a lot of topspin usually. I guess i could try hybrid though, natural gut by itself wouldn't be worth it probably
     
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  15. iplaybetter

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    in my experience no, but i have seen pics
     
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  16. samprasbackhand

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    I remember I palyed with some kind of orange string (I forgot the name) and I barely played with it and it snapped when I mishit
     
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