new Gamma strings anyone?

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  1. zapvor

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    Surprised I didn't see a post here yet....so The Ice and such is going away. Brand new stuff rolling out. The thing that most stuck out to me is thisnew hybrid poly-syn string they made. it's called like "polyistomer" or something. its apparently like mushing poly and syn together into one string. So you get both worlds in one string. Felt pretty stiff but lively in my hands. funny names too.
     
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  2. NLBwell

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    I could never even keep track of the old ones.
     
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  3. zapvor

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    haha true. most everyone i talked to just know professional, livewire, tnt, and "that Zo twist one"
     
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  4. julian

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    Gamma Professional?

    Is Gamma going to keep Gamma Professional gauge 17?
    I am very concerned
     
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  5. db10s

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    I don't really care for Gamma strings now.... And that nuclear construction marketing crap is a bigger joke than Cortex...
     
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  6. zapvor

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    professional is staying. we were wondering ourselves too
     
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  7. zapvor

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    yes its more marketing than anything but seeing that new isotmer string it definitely is a hybrid between poly and syn gut. its not a string i have ever felt before.how it plays is to be determined
     
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  8. LanEvo

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    I want the string that TW let me Playtest for Gamma, I really liked it.
     
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  9. zapvor

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    oh cool i didnt know there was a gamma playtest?
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if TOA is already marketing that string outside the US under their own name, at half the price, the way they do ZoVerve(Devil Spin) and Asterisk.
     
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  11. pvaudio

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    Actually, it is not. Many a year ago, an engineer discovered that if you hit certain plastics with gamma radiation, you could re-align certain parts of the polymers and make them more durable. A particular gentleman decided that it would be interesting to apply to tennis strings. A company was made (more or less it already existed, but this put them on the map in Europe), and was named after the initial breakthrough. The same technology is applied to other hard coatings like polyurethane for flooring.
     
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  12. cluckcluck

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    There was one a while back, it was the rectangular white (noodle) string that not many people liked.
     
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  13. db10s

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    So I'm going to get cancer..... great.....

    Thanks for the info, even from you I'm hesitant to trust it.... Either way, whatever, I'm not convinced even after playing with it. It isn't my cup of tea.
     
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  14. NLBwell

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    I didn't know that. Pretty interesting.
     
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  15. db10s

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    Do you have a source? Other than the Gamma website.
     
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  16. zapvor

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    what was the string?
     
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  17. db10s

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    The Playtest string aka "fettuccine in the mail"...
     
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  18. zapvor

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    i meant what was the actual string?
     
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  19. db10s

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    I don't believe it was ever released.
     
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  20. zapvor

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    ohhh interesting. i want to say it was, maybe TW just didnt release the info
     
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  21. db10s

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    And now the quest begins to figure out the product's "retail" name.....
     
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  22. zapvor

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    i can ask teh rep. maybe he has some left over!
     
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  23. Overheadsmash

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    I like Gamma Supreme overgrips. The rest of their stuff sucks canal water.
     
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  24. zapvor

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    supreme og suck! the strings are actually not bad. try professional or verve if you want poly
     
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  25. Overheadsmash

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    Really? They never slip, and are nice and cushony. What OGs do you like?
     
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  26. zapvor

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    they are good but only for the first 3times. i prefer tourna or supergrap
     
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  27. mikeler

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    That doesn't make any sense.
     
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    Yeah the gso are goat, but I was pleasantly surprised with one of their red poly strings that was in a raq I got off the classifieds, zo tour maybe. There multi prof.spin is overated/priced imo and that flat syn/poly string I playtested was the absolute worst ever.
     
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  29. pvaudio

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    Learned about this in a nuclear engineering course. Here is the patent for the polyurethane coating process which is what came first:
    http://www.google.com/patents/US4321307

    You can see the referenced patent there. Polyurethane coatings are used on many, many tennis strings (two modern examples being Prince Premier and Tec. X-1). It is no coincidence that Gamma is still today known for its synthetic strings only.

    That said, it is sort of like Saab claiming their cars are born from jets since at one point they made aircraft.
     
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  30. zapvor

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    eh. i dont always do
     
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  31. sstchur

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    The string you're referring to is being marketed in 2013 as "Gamma RZR Rx"

    It is said to have a "unique oval shape"
     
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  32. mikeler

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    Do you need a prescription to buy it. Hyuk, hyuk. :)

    Hey man, I'll be trying out Gamma Pro next month. Got a good post Thanksgiving deal on a set.
     
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  33. zapvor

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    oh cool! i just strung this up yesterday. thanks for making the connection
     
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  34. sstchur

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    Cool! Let me know what you think. Hopefully you'll like it as much as I do.
     
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  35. mikeler

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    I hope not since it is normally $20 a pack!
     
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  36. sstchur

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    I bet you can find it for less :)
     
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  37. mikeler

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    Perhaps somebody in the far corner of the USA from me. :)
     
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