Psgd/psgm

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Joker, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Joker

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    So I been using PSGD for a while and the PSGM seems to be getting pretty popular. How do they compare?
     
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  3. rasajadad

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    PSGM lasts a lot longer, it's softer too.
     
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  4. SonRK

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    I find that both strings last me just about a week of hitting. Nothing beats a fresh PSGD job, it just feels so crisp. Once it gets mushy though, that's when I start to hate it. PSGM is a good cheap multifilament, that's good when I want to be economical, but there are better livelier multis out there
     
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    I never liked psgd, but maybe i was stringing it too tight. Seemed more boardy than a poly to me. think it need lower tension than sensation? could be why I didn't like the dura flex and also why others didn't like sensation. Maybe the sensation needed 3-4 more lbs of tension for them?
     
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    As an experiment, I just got one of my racquets strung with a full-bed of 17g PSGD. (Before this racquet had been my favorite, with a hybrid of CF mains and Sensation crosses.) I had tried PSGD in a bybrid and it was pretty good.

    Everyone had been telling me that, if I like crisp, I will like PSGD.

    Well, I thought I liked crisp, but I don't like full PSGD. It has little feel, was kind of "hard" IMO more than crisp, and the strings move all over the place. The feel is less than I have in my CF/Gosen hybrid. The sound of the ball off the strings is more of a thwack, not a zing. (Zing is what I wanted.) I conclude that PSGD is more hard than crisp IMO.

    Bottom line is I learned a good lesson: I like hybrids. Also, I like zing (but maybe that's not the same as "crispness"). I don't like full PSGD. I don't like string movement.

    Live and learn. I can't wait to cut it out.
     
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    Well, Duraflex is kevlar; that's what controls PSGD's feel, and I deny "crisp" is what you can call that too.
     
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  9. bluetrain4

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    I agree, I love PSGD freshly strung (even more so than many much more expensive strings), and I don't mind that it is rather stiff. Strung on the tighter end of the scale, it is sort of poly-ish. I usually don't have problems with PSGD getting mushy, because, let's be honest, for a lot of players' PSGD breaks fairly quickly. Not the most horrible durability I've seen, but below average.

    The one time I used PSGM, I though it was really exceptional, especially considering the price, but I thought I read on these boards that they changed it from its original incarnation.
     
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  10. SonRK

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    I too have also read on these boards that they changed it. I had 2 packs left in my string box and I just opened one up to use as a main for my speedport tour. I found it to be the best combination so far for my racquet (PSGM mains and Gosen OG 17 crosses) Considering that I only have 3 more mains worth of PSGM left, that means I would have to buy a new pack, but I am worried about how the "new version" feels like.
     
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