Poll: Favorite Synthetic Gut?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Tenniswithtea, Jan 22, 2006.

?

favorite syn gut?

  1. PSGD

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Ektelon powerplay

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. forten sweet

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. og-sheep micro

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  5. ashaway liberty

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. other

    3 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. Tenniswithtea

    Tenniswithtea New User

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2005
    Messages:
    31
    hey guys, what's your fav. syn gut and why?
    i personally like PSGD best but havent tried out a few good ones like forten :)
     
    #1
  2. H-town hero

    H-town hero New User

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    Messages:
    30
    i like nxt
     
    #2
  3. Gaines Hillix

    Gaines Hillix Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    4,240
    I use PSGD most, followed by Gosen OG Micro and Alpha MXT.
     
    #3
  4. thetenniskid07

    thetenniskid07 Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2005
    Messages:
    636
    Gosen OG Micro is my favorite.
     
    #4
  5. theace21

    theace21 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2004
    Messages:
    3,263
    Gosen OG Micro...Cheap, plays pretty well...I use the 17 guage.
     
    #5
  6. equinox

    equinox Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2004
    Messages:
    3,223
    Location:
    Cocos Islands, WA
    og-sheep micro
     
    #6
  7. giver deaner

    giver deaner Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    126
    What is that list all about, the worst syn's possible or the best? I'm confused.
    NRG, Powergy maybe, but psgd? are you kidding
     
    #7
  8. goosala

    goosala Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2004
    Messages:
    1,859
    OG Sheep is good because it comes in an 18 gauge.
     
    #8
  9. SteveI

    SteveI Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    5,353
    Hi,

    Forten Sweet.. then PSG.. then SuperFineplay
     
    #9
  10. badmice2

    badmice2 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2004
    Messages:
    272
    X1, NRG, Powergy, MXT are all mulitfilament. For Synthetic Guts, i like PSGD and Gamma Synthetic the best.
     
    #10
  11. La Bomba

    La Bomba Professional

    Joined:
    May 13, 2005
    Messages:
    892
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Gamma synthetic gut wearguard is great
     
    #11
  12. ace of spades

    ace of spades Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2005
    Messages:
    573
    guys this poll ss for SYNTHETIC GUT not just a SYNTHETIC,
    i voted psgd but i like psg / with out duraflex better,
     
    #12
  13. ace of spades

    ace of spades Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2005
    Messages:
    573
    Many people prefer the feel of a synthetic gut over the strings you mentioned, ESPECIALLY psgd.
    buddy:mad:
     
    #13
  14. KickServer

    KickServer Rookie

    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    Messages:
    116
    OG sheep Micro Natural color. 17 ga is awesome when fresh.
     
    #14
  15. djones

    djones Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 19, 2004
    Messages:
    1,782
    What's the difference between Synthetic gut and Multifilament strings?
    Aren't they both trying to copy the feel of a natural gut?
     
    #15
  16. katone

    katone Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    135
    Location:
    san diego, ca.
    what does PSGD stand for plz?
     
    #16
  17. Masamusou

    Masamusou Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2004
    Messages:
    669
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Prince Synthetic Gut with Duraflex.
     
    #17
  18. badmice2

    badmice2 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2004
    Messages:
    272
    Per TW learning center (http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/String/StringReference.html):

    [ Solid Core with One Outer Wrap ]

    Most popular nylon string construction - majority of “synthetic gut” strings are solid core/single wrap. Main benefits are tension maintenance and crisp feel. Quality of nylon center core, as well as size and orientation of outer wraps can influence feel and comfort.

    Babolat Conquest
    Gosen OG Sheep Micro
    Gosen OG Jim Courier
    KLIP Scorcher
    Prince Synthetic Gut Original
    Wilson Stamina Synthetic Gut


    [ Multifilament (no wraps) ]

    Bundles of micro synthetic fibers are twisted together, similar to natural gut. Nylon multifilaments are typically more comfortable than solid core strings due to the cushioning effect of hundreds or even thousands of micro fibers. Resultant effect is a soft and comfortable string, recommended for players suffering from arm problems who don’t want to pay the high price for natural gut. Normal use causes multifilament strings to fray, like gut, which can be alarming to players switching from solid core strings. With the exception of Kevlar and Zyex, multifilament strings are generally classified as “soft” strings.

    Babolat X-Cel Premium
    Gamma ESP
    Head Fiber Gel
    KLIP Excellerator
    Prince Premier w/SoftFlex
    Tecnifibre 515, NRG2, X-One BiPhase
    Wilson Sensation, Sensation NXT

    Multi plays A LOT closer to natural guts than Synthetic Guts due to the construction of the string. The feel is much softer since there's no core construction.
     
    #18
  19. smittysan89

    smittysan89 Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Messages:
    968
    in a hybrid in the crosses will multi's break easily, with poly's in the mains?
     
    #19
  20. fishuuuuu

    fishuuuuu Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,769
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Micro for me.
     
    #20
  21. str33t

    str33t Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    Messages:
    1,334
    i always use psgd cuz its cheep and lats long. its also pretty good with spin even though its smooth.
     
    #21
  22. PBODY99

    PBODY99 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Messages:
    3,212
    The multi will give the stringbed some softness, but will pay a price as it tries to absorb the shock. So yes multi crosses break more often in this type of hybird but easily, no.:cool:
     
    #22
  23. smittysan89

    smittysan89 Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Messages:
    968
    hmm I was thinking of using the syn gut for some lift and comfort in the first place and multis seem to do this better and are closer to natural gut so i think im gonna try that combo now. thanks for the help.
     
    #23
  24. PBODY99

    PBODY99 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Messages:
    3,212
    Gosen in a metallic color ( silver ) or Jc 17g.
     
    #24
  25. legolas

    legolas Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2005
    Messages:
    1,525
    i use nat gut on the mains now and luxi alu rough on the mains, but befor,e i use nat gut on the mains, and princ syn gut 18 on the corsses, so ima say prionce syn gut 18 is my fave
     
    #25
  26. netman

    netman Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    2,616
    Gosen Sheep Micro 17 hands down. Crisp, good feel, holds tension well and is dirt cheap.
     
    #26

Share This Page