Topspin Cyber Flash.. Which gauge?

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  1. robJAR

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    I like to use a moderate amount of topspin on my groundstrokes, and was wondering which gauge would be better. I've seen.. Raving reviews of this string and wanted to give it a try. I'm going to get each gauge, but was wondering from the people here which gauge is better in terms of durability, playability, spin production, power, etc.

    I will most likely string these on a nSix-One 95.

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  2. lawlitssoo1n

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    the 18x20? or the 16x18?

    i use the kblade tour and i have both 16G and and 17G. and im still debating on which one to use
     
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  3. OnyxZ28

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    I'm pretty diggin' 18g (1.20) in the k90 I'm messin' around with right now. Have about an hour and a half on the string job, no signs of notching yet.
     
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  4. robJAR

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    My apologies, I forgot to add that in. It's the 16x18 frame. I won't be purchasing sets for another few weeks, and want to get some input here beforehand.

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  5. lawlitssoo1n

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    i bought 2x 16G for 4 dollars and i got 3x 17G for trade
    i think you just have to try for yourself
     
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  6. crash

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    I think durability is the main concern here because IMO, spin and playability will increase with the smaller gauges. If you're a frequent string breaker, you might prefer a thicker gauge but if you don't break polys often I would say you should go with the 17L or 18. I use the 17 and it has pretty good playability and decent durability...
     
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  7. McLovin

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    Well, in case you care, I just received an e-mail from the Home Depot of strings, and there is a sale going on for CyberFlash reels. $13 off of a 726' reel. A lot of string, but its soooo inexpensive, how could you resist?
     
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  8. T1000

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    get one of each and try them out. i like the 16 for spin cuz its more duarble and i usually get more spin with 16g strings. just my 2c
     
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    I preferred the 16 in racquets with 98-100 headsize, the 17 in 90-95 headsize, but that's me.
     
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  10. robJAR

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    I'm not a string-breaker and never have broken one yet.. I have an APDC strung at #60 with Babolat PH16.. It's been on for about 5 months and hasn't broken yet.. I'm just asking for people's opinions on which they prefer, that's all.

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  11. Jonny S&V

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    Umm, how often do you play? You might think about restringing a bit more often then that...

    As for your question, I feel a better response from the 17g, as I get more spin and feel. I use an 18x20 pattern though, so I would suggest trying both. As for tensions, the sweet spot for this string is from 52 to 58 lbs, IMO. Any more and it doesn't give you enough feel and power and any less and it feels too springy.
     
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  12. hoodjem

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    I really like the 1.20. It is plenty durable and has a surprising amount of feel for a crisp poly.

    I believe the thicker gauges would reduce the feel and push the crispness into hardness. Also more spin with a 1.20.
     
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  13. robJAR

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    I play 2-4 times a week for a couple of hours each session. Don't worry. I'd restring more if I'm not tight on a money crunch at the moment.. Need it for other things.

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    CF is pretty stiff. The 17 offers more feel and control than the 16. The 16 can be pretty hard on the arm.

    Unless you are a frequent sting breaker you will cut the 17 out before it breaks.
     
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  15. robJAR

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    I just ordered 2 sets of both gauges, along with other strings in my other thread. Thanks for the opinions!

    -robJAR
     
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    I hope you got the 17L or 1.20 as one of these.
     
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    Sounds like a great deal but I don't see it for sale on the site...Would you mind forwarding this email? My email addy is locotone07@gmail.com
    Thanks!
     
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  18. hoodjem

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    Not Home Depot. The "Home Depot of strings" as in s t r i n g s d e p o t p l u s . c o m
     
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  19. locotone07

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    I did realize what he meant...but if you go to their website the price displayed is the regular price (the same as every other site)
     
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  20. McLovin

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    Just forwarded the e-mail. Let me know if you don't get it.
     
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  21. robJAR

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    McLovinnn! Haha awesome movie.

    Sorry hoodjem :(

    -robJAR
     
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  22. locotone07

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    Got it. Thanks!
     
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    Mind sending it to me at mgs62872@yahoo.com That is too good to pass up!
     
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  24. McLovin

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    On its way...
     
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  25. MagPro

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    Havent got it can you send it again?
     
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  26. McLovin

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    Check your spam. My work e-mail address has a goofy extension ( everest.nu ) and Yahoo mail has an aggressive filter. The subject will read "Fw: Huge Tennis Sale!".
     
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  29. McLovin

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    Trying it from my gmail account. Not sure why its not making it from my work...
     
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  30. MagPro

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    got it! Thanks great deal.
     
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  31. hoodjem

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    1.20 had very good feel for a durable poly IMO.
     
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