String gauges

Discussion in 'Strings' started by roddick_rulz, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. roddick_rulz

    roddick_rulz Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2005
    Messages:
    763
    Can you guys give me the advantages of using a high gauge as appose to a low string gauge and vise versa.
    I had been using the Luxillon Alu Power 16L and Babolat VS 16 Natural Gut. I thought they would be the same string width, but I checked and the 17 Natural Gut is in fact the same width.
    Would it be wise for me to switch to a 17 gauge Nat Gut?
     
    #1
  2. royfrombigd

    royfrombigd Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Messages:
    172
    I just like using the thinner string because I do believe it creates more spin on my shots. I'm not really a natural topspin hitter so I'll take all the help I can get. I'm not a string breaker though. The downside to using the 17G Nat Gut is that it won't last as long as the thicker 16G. Hope that helps.
     
    #2
  3. beststringer

    beststringer Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Messages:
    252
    Location:
    Northern Cal
    16 and 17 don't make a lot of difference. don't go to 18 if you break strings easily. i think there is a bigger difference between 15 and 17,
     
    #3

Share This Page