S&V with cheap synth gut

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  1. dieumyr

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    Hi folks,

    I'm a 4.0 S&V player with T-fight 295 (I'm french :))

    I'm searching for a good, cheap string for my game, and I'm considering buying cheap synth gut (Tecnifibre's one for example). I want a soft string, good for volley, good speed ball and average for the rest, do you think it can be a good choice to S&V with cheap synthetic gut ?
     
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  2. GPB

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    Sure it can. There is one guy in particular in my area that S&V's, and uses cheapo PSGO in his Liquidmetal Radicals.
     
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  3. The_Question

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    The first soft, cheap syn gut that came to my mind is, Babolat Super Fine Play...

    If you want it to be even more soft, there's always Tour Nylon...
     
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  4. Valjean

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    Alpha Gut 2000, which is actually what is called a multi-core in the trade, in the event you don't ordinarily break string. And I wouldn't even go near Tecnifibre's syn gut if I were you.
     
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  5. dieumyr

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    :twisted: Have you been bitten by a Tecnifibre's synt gut reel ?!
     
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  6. mikeler

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    I'm not a serve and volleyer, but I use PSGD and really like the feel of it at the net. Gamma is the only other synthetic gut I've tried. I liked the Gamma also, but it seemed to break sooner than the PSGD.
     
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  7. Genesys

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    Ok, I'm going to try the PSGD 17, hope this will suit.

    At net, do you prefer synth gut or multis ?
     
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  8. mikeler

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    I used Prince Pro Blend for years and then tried out a bunch of different strings after I bought my own stringer. I finally settled on synthetic gut as my string. My PSGD 16 gauge only lasts about 4 matches, but I hit with a ton of spin and fairly hard.
     
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  9. furyoku_tennis

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    gosen og micro and klip kickers. i usually hybrid the kickers in the main with micros in the cross.
     
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  10. the wise wizard

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    i would buy a reel of prince syn gut duraflex, i tend to serve and volley alot and this is a good string because its crisp has good enough feel, but yet its not a rocket launcher
     
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  11. The_Question

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    If you break them often, maybe it's time to try the new Prince soft poly...
     
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  12. mikeler

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I may try that out some time. I have my own stringer so I buy a string for playability only now. In fact, I prefer to play with fresh strings so I'm glad they don't last that long. I'm hoping I break a set this morning so I can restring while watching football later :)
     
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  13. hoodjem

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    Softer and cheap synth gut? Forten Sweet 17g 1.20
     
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