similar to prince synt. gut with duraflex

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  1. wiibssz

    wiibssz Rookie

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    hey guys,

    I'm looking for a string that is similar to Prince Synthetic Gut with Duraflex. I use the Head Speed MP 18x20. What I want is a string that has more durability and maybe a tad more spin and power. Overall the Prince Duraflex is a avarage string. It has to 'break-in' but after that, it feels OK.

    What are your thoughts?

    Thanks in advance!

    Wiibssz
     
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  2. wiibssz

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    Oh I forgot to say that I use an extreme eastern forehand, so I don't use very much top spin. My playstyle is 'baseliner' :D
     
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  3. smucker007

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    Hrm, Eastern, flat hitter, baseliner..how often do you break your strings? What gauge do you use? Prince Duraflex is a decent string with good durability. You could go to a thicker gauge. If you want spin and power, you might think of going to Multifilament strings...or even hybrid multi mains and syn gut crosses.
     
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  4. wiibssz

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    hey,

    I'm not really a string breaker. Do you think x-biphase will suit my gamestyle? otherwise I will try an thicker gauge or look at multiflament strings. What kind of multiflament strings would you recommend?

    Thank you for your quick response!:D
     
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  5. rodrigoamaral

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    pro supex syn gut spiral flex..
     
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  6. Icedorb217

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    Mantis Comfort Synthetic has been getting excellent reviews.
     
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    16g og sheep micro.
     
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  8. RicoSG

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    Gamma synthetic gut with wearguard is a nice string very similar to psgd
     
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  9. COPEY

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    I'm guessing you've never played with MCS; it's absolutely nothing like PSGD.

    If by chance it's the firmness of PSGD you like, you might want to give Alpha MXT a go. Even firmer would be KLiP's Scorcher.
     
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  10. mikeler

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    Like Copey said, MCS is completely different than PSGD.


    This string is fairly close to PSGD but only lasted 2 sets for me both times I used it. I would typically get 5 sets out of PSGD.
     
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  11. wiibssz

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    Hi everybody,

    wow,thanks for the comments!

    I know a lot more strings now that I didn't know before hahaha!
    Unfortunately at the local tennisstore, they only have strings from babolat(not even rmp...), wilson, head, maybe technifibre and prince. I have on my other racquet (APDC) RPM Blast, that string plays very well, is that an idea on my Head Youtek Speed mp 18x20?

    Wiibssz
     
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  12. smucker007

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    You can always order strings from TW or someplace and have them install it. If you are not a frequent string breaker, why do you want more durability? Usually strings trade durability for power/comfort/spin. If you want spin/power you might try prince topspin which isn't too far from the normal syn gut. It isn't too much more price-wise as well.

    Multis are great for eastern forehand strokes..try something cheaper if you are just trying them out..Prince has syn gut Multi..or Wilson Sensation. From what I hear Mantis Comfort Syn is low on power, right Mikeler?
     
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  13. tray999

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    That makes two!
     
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  14. galain

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    Long time PSG+D user here and I've recently really been enjoying Volkl's Gripper. Nice string, quite a crisp feel, no breakage issues yet.
     
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  15. mikeler

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    Yes it is fairly low powered.


    Is the Gripper as stiff as PSGD?
     
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  16. wiibssz

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    Ok! thanks for your comment. I have an extreme eastern forehand, so I'm hitting with a bit more spin than with eastern. Of course I can hit flat balls, but there is more spin in my game I think haha:p. The thing with psgd, is that I can see that is wears down. The first hits with it were horrible, it was very hard on the arm, but aftern 6 trainingsessions, it began to loosen up. But, it's loosen up fast. That is why I want to have a more durable string with a bit more spin, power and an bigger sweetspot. My current racquet is more control oriented, so I can still control the ball right?;D

    If I try RPM Blast with an thinner gauge, would that be ok for a dense string pattern?
     
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  17. galain

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    It's hard to say for sure. At the moment I'm using a very dense stringbed so I'm sure that has a bit to do with it, but feel wise it's very similar.
     
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  18. mikeler

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    OK, thanks for the info.
     
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