prince synthetic w/duraflex

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by monkeyisland90, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. monkeyisland90

    monkeyisland90 Rookie

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    any pros use this string.. i used it and seems great compare to others i've tried that are more pricey
     
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  2. Schills

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    I doubt many pros use it, but I fall into the camp that thinks this is probably the right string for 80-90% of the amateur population.
     
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  3. Bogie

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    thiemo de bakker actually used it throughout his entire junior career and for the first year or two of his pro days and only switched to champions choice about a year and a half ago and is now using pacific i believe...
     
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  4. roger nadal

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    Easily the best syn gut EVER
     
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  5. Swagger

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    Yeah I use it, and many of my teamates with Babolat and Head racquets use it too. It's a popular synth gut
     
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  6. Donny0627

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    SOOOOO... are you considering you and your friends proffessionals? LOL
     
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  7. Donny0627

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    I used this string for about a year when I was still an intermediate player. It was cheaper and it worked well. The person that strings my raquets for me charges $15 if you provide your own string, and $25 if he uses his own string(Gamma Syn. Gut). This worked out well because at 4.25 a pack, I actually saved $5(and got a better string). Now I have moved on to poly/multi hybrids, as my game has improved greatly.

    Bottom Line: Good string for an intermediate player taking a first step into advanced racket customization(Not that choosing a string is that advanced but you know what I mean.
     
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  8. OliverSimon

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    Prince has some nice strings, but their hybrid packs are also really good.
     
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  9. mikeler

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    The Prince and Gamma synthetic guts are the same price. I wonder why he was charging $10 for a set?
     
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  10. Kick Serve 14

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    Not a fan of Prince strings. IMO there are better strings for a cheaper price. EXP and Tournament Poly were nothing compared to Isospeed, and they both cost more...
     
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  11. TnTBigman

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    I really liked the PSG w DF because of the durability. It plays pretty well and holds it tension longer. I've been using it for about 8 years now, on four different racquet upgrades (LM Rad, Lm Prestige, PC600, I.Prestige, FXP, and MG Prestige) and the durability has been consistant. I think it speaks of Prince's string quality control as well.
     
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  12. Murray_Fan

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    I think the Best Synthetic string you can buy in my opinion

    Please tell me if you dont agree
     
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  13. Baselineg

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    I would love it if i could have Fresh PSGD at 60p everytime i played, it feels great new but after a couple of 2 hour hitting sessions it loses its greatness.
     
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  14. Jakesteroni

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    I love it, but its just too annoying to break in a couple days. It feels real good when its about to break. Anyone else get that?
     
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  15. monkeyisland90

    monkeyisland90 Rookie

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    yeah i have used it once but it seems that initially it feels bit stiff etc.. then i play more and gets more comfortable and feels great then breaks..
     
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  16. AJK1

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    I tried a set a couple of years ago after listening to all the hype, it was terrible, cut it out, and went back to multi/poly hybrids.
     
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  17. DennisK

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    When I used it, I would after only a few hours.

    How any pro manages to use it and not break it after only a set or so is beyond me.

    Nice and easy to string up though, but in terms of performance its only average IMO.
     
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