thinner gauge question?

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  1. m1stuhxsp4rk5

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    what are the pros of using a thinner gauge string and what are the cons?
     
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    you will gain some playability (more feel, power, possibly spin) but lose durability and tension.
     
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    just curious but do you know why you would lose tension?
     
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    Better touch, too. Possibly a somewhat stiffer stringbed to start out with, though, depending on the manufacturer.

    Higher swing speed (due to less wind resistance!).
     
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  5. str33t

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    Also a slightly lower weight. :)
     
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    all of these sounds so good and since i dont break strings often a bigger plus. anyone ever try the pro supex big ace in a 18 gauge? i used the 17 and it feels great but i want more spin so im considering buying a 18 guage
     
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    try the 17g Blue Gear...i just got a reel of the stuff and love it, crazy amount of spin that ive never had! :grin:
     
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    they wont look cool with my prestige haha i heard the blue gear wears out after awhile is that true?
     
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  9. supermario343

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    Ive had mine on for quite sometime now and still feel amazing. I have it in my mains at 55 lbs. The string doesnt move at all either which i love
     
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    ill consider it in terms of feel how would you compare it to the big ace? like is it solid, softer, crisp?
     
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    id say both are solid..big ace may have more power but blue gear has more spin and control bc it bites the ball better
     
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  12. m1stuhxsp4rk5

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    i see to bad they dont have different colors
     
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    well you have a choice of 3 colors with big ace: red, yellow, or pearl white and with blue gear you can choose between blue or white :)
     
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  14. str33t

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    The grooves on the strings wear out after a while, but even after that there's an insane amount of spin. You can feel the strings bite into the ball.
     
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    On all racquets Thinner gauge gives more spin and comfort. Spin because every shot you hit no matter what grip you use, on serve and on groundstrokes, you use spin. Thinner gauge open the string pattern and has less mass in the string thus its more comfortable then stiff. That's pretty much it. I can't say it gives more playability because playability is not a technical term. Playability has to do with preference. Can't say it gives more control because some players hit with less spin some players hit with more spin, and the players that emphasize spin for control may say the thinner gives more control.
     
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