Tension Retention: Syn. Gut / Multi

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  1. peli_kan

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    I'm looking for a string to use and recommend to friends that won't go dead before breaking. I myself hit a flat ball, and need strings that will stay crisp for as long as possible so that I never have to cut them out unless they break. Are there standout synthetic guts or multifilaments that possess this property?

    Again: HIGH tension retention, LOW durability, HIGH playability (crisp but soft, not boardy)

    Thanks guys!
     
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  2. larry10s

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    natural gut
     
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  3. xHBvi3tbOix

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    Gosen OG Sheep Micro. 29.99 a reel, easy to string. Good tension maintenance. Crisp, but not as crisp as reaction or prince syn gut w/ duraflex. and it is durable, but not quite as durable as most syn guts like gamma syn gut or prince syn gut w/ duraflex. I havent tried princ syn gut w/o duraflex so I wouldnt know how that feels
     
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  4. Jonny S&V

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    I would first check into Gosen OG Micro, a steal in terms of playability to price. If that is breaking too often on you, I would try out Babolat Superfine Play. A little more durable and control oriented then the Gosen, but $10 more and a little less feel.
     
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  5. SteveI

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    Gosen is the way to go.. 29.99 a REEL. Plays Crisp.. good tension. If you hit a flat ball... strings should hold up well.
     
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  6. ryangoring

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    Definitely the Gosen is the way to go.
    A very good all around in all categories string. Great in hybrids and as a stand alone.
     
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  7. dincuss

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    X-1 Biphase 17.

    Meets all of your standards and has decent durability
     
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  8. peli_kan

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    Aha, perfect. I'd already commited myself to a couple reels of GOGSM so it's good to hear that this string comes out on top. I'll buy a few sets of X-1 Biphase 17 just to see what the buzz is about, but I have a feeling that GOGSM will be my go to string.

    Thanks guys!
     
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  10. peli_kan

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    That may be one of the most useful links I've ever come across. Thanks!

    Natural gut is looking very promising. From a tension retention + playability standpoint, it can't be beat as far as I can tell. Once I get more confident with stringing, I'm definitely slapping some 17g Gaucho gut onto some lower powered frames.
     
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