Thicker gut=more feel?

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  1. sk8ing

    sk8ing Banned

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    i honestly dont know if this is true i mean there is more gut touching the ball so wouldn't you get more feel? :confused:

    Im using gut in my crosses and m just wondering

    THanks guys! :D
     
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  2. lawlitssoo1n

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    nope not really u get less feel.
    why don't u try it out.
     
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  3. sk8ing

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    why would you get less feel???
     
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  4. tennisfreak15347

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    thicker= stiffer,. a stiffer string would decrease dwell time, reducing feel. generally, people tend to associate softer strings with having more feel. however, you can try out whatever you like.
     
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  5. lawlitssoo1n

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    yea what ever he said. go try it out, get 16G poly full and 18G poly full u will definitely feel the difference
     
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  6. sk8ing

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    okay thx guys im gonna use 16g legend anyways instead of 15L tonic

    oh and BTW any one wanna comment on wich one has more feel

    TY
     
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  7. lawlitssoo1n

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    do u know 15L is like the same as 16. maybe .1mm difference. welll some strings are like that
    well the thicker gauges have more control
     
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  8. JavierLW

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    From your last post, I gather you are confusing feel with "control", so maybe in your world, ya, thicker means more feel....

    There are two factors at work. There is the big giant THUD that you hear and feel when you swing as hard as you possibly can.

    And then there is the feel of being able to totally control the ball sometimes demonstrated in touch shots like a drop shot or a lob. I think that's what most people consider is "feel".
     
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  9. sk8ing

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    no i onderstand what feel is okay
    its like the ability to have a total feel of the ball when you hit those drop shots and having the sensation of being able to feel that lob as you hit it
     
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  10. sk8ing

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    and i was just thinking if more gut hits the ball then more vibration...etc will be passed through
     
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  11. pow

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    I think you should think of it as thinner strings transmitting the vibrations better. Thicker strings will dull it out a bit in comparison.
     
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  12. hoodjem

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    I think thicker would mean less feel.

    With polys I get feel only when the gauge is quite thin. Would the same logic apply to gut: thicker gauges mean less feel; thinner gauges give more feel?
     
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  13. sk8ing

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    i also noticed i large difernce in feel between 18 and 16 gauge polys also
    but poly have no feel so thinner more elastic is better
    but gut has huge feel so what has mroe feel?
    more gut
    or
    less gut but more elastic
     
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