Sand paper + Gosen 17 g (synthetic gut)

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  1. rogernext

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    I just sand papered by synthetic gut and it feels awesome. Great bite and feel. It almost makes it feel like Prince Topspin 16g.
     
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  2. GPB

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    what made you decide to sand it down?
     
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    I would think that dramatically decreased the life of the string. Not only is gosen micro 17 a short-lived string, but I thought abrasion on the strings are what cause them to break.
     
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  4. rogernext

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    Gosen last me a good week. I've tried other syn guts and they last shorter. I have them at 62lb and sanding the string slightly gives it that rought surface and it's very spin friendly and improves feel. I am really impressed.
     
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    some guy on this forum said this is what they do in argentina. it works. more spin, more feel. not so sure about string life though.
     
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  6. The_Question

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    That is so not worth it for some "extra" spin...
     
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    next thing you know, OP is going to be sanding natural gut...
     
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  8. bsandy

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    Sorry in advance for the comment but . . .

    What makes you think you're going to have more topspin will allow you to swing more freely and give more topsin.

    . . . Bud
     
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  9. rogernext

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    It works. I tried it. I can feel the ball more and I am whacking the balls super hard. Serves/forehands are great.
     
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  10. rogernext

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    Who is OP?:)
     
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  11. Cup8489

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    you are (original poster)
     
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  12. Bud

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    Me thinks the difference is only in your mind :oops:
     
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  13. The_Question

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    Just like people thinking an intake in a 4 cyl N/A motor is going to "give" them 20 hp off the tap...it's in your head...
     
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  14. rogernext

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    Maybe it's in my mind. But i had a few aces against a guy I haven't aced for months.

    But I think that's how gut works too. You think natural gut rocks and helps ur game.
     
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  15. rogernext

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    Broke the string today. So, it does shorten your string life by about 20%
     
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  16. Bud

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    No... actually, I like NG primarily because it's gentle on my arm :)
     
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