TT Synthetic Gut Association (Nylon)

Discussion in 'Strings' started by THESEXPISTOL, Mar 12, 2013.

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Which ones do you REALLY like?

  1. GOSEN OG MICRO SHEEP / JIM COURIER

    31.3%
  2. PRINCE SYNTHETIC GUT ORIGINAL/DURAFLEX

    34.3%
  3. WILSON EXTREME SYNTHETIC GUT

    8.4%
  4. BABOLAT N.VY

    7.8%
  5. GAMMA WEARGUARD SYNTHETIC GUT

    3.6%
  6. DUNLOP SYNTHETIC GUT

    3.0%
  7. TECNIFIBRE SYNTHETIC GUT

    11.4%
  8. HEAD SYNTHETIC GUT PPS

    10.2%
  9. PRO SUPEX SPIRAL FLEX/TITAN

    6.0%
  10. OTHER (NAME IT!)

    16.3%
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  1. THESEXPISTOL

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    Do you play with A FULL JOB synthetic gut and it works damn well for you?
    Do you feel relief everytime you see expensive strings and you think about how cheap your string is?

    This is your club. Discussion variations of Synthetic gut, nylon, whatever you wanna call it here.
    Post pictures of racquets with it, discuss prices and what works for you.

    I'll start by myself, i use a cheap 1.40mm nylon from an unknown brand. Plays very crisp and comfortable, reminds me a lot of Wilson Extreme Synthetic Gut, wouldn't be surprised if they were made in the same factory.

    Here's a picture of my pog mid strung with it at 20kgs:
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  2. psukhe

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    When I do play with synthetic gut, I like Forten Sweet 16. I honestly find it hard to notice what synthetic guts I play better with than others, unlike multis and polys. But I do favor softer strings like Forten Sweet compared to stiffer ones like gosen
     
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  3. THESEXPISTOL

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    OMG, i forgot Forten Sweet on the poll. Shame on me!
     
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  4. Doubles

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    Micro's a nice string. I play with a full bed of it around 60 Lbs every once in a while.
     
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  5. polytheist

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    Nylon is good when first learning how to string. It's excellent at mitigating the agony of clamp slippage or breakage from improper knot technique.
     
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  6. goober

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    I am playing doubles mostly these days and I find that syngut works fine. I hit flatter in doubles and touch is better than Polys. Plus no arm problems any more. Using mainly gosen and prince synthetic.
     
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  7. slowfox

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    OGSM, PSGO - usually one or the other. Recently got some Forten Sweet so I'll be trying that soon.
     
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  8. db10s

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    I used to... And then I started breaking it way too fast... PSGD
     
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  9. anubis

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    I don't usually play with synthetic gut. But when I do, I prefer Babolat Nv. Y.
     
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  10. goober

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    do you also drink Dos Equis beer?
     
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  11. The Meat

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    Francis27, shame on you for voting Wilson Extreme and Gamma Wearguard. Those are the worst synthetic guts in the market.
     
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  12. THESEXPISTOL

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    He voted on all of them, so... :lol:
     
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  13. rodrigoamaral

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    Pro Supex Spiral Flex and Gosen OG Micro work best for me.. spiral flex has excellent durability and spin that is unmatched in other syn guts
     
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  14. Triskadekaphilia

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    I like forten because it has nice feel, like a multifilament that doesn't go mushy as readily. Dunlop is my favorite stiffer sg. My top vote goes for volkl since it has good feel and looks awesome.
     
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  15. tennisnj

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    I play really well with AG Syn Gut. Around my circles we call it All Ghetto b/c it's dirt cheap, moves tremendously & we flat out like no-name, "bad" strings.
     
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  16. VeeSe

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    Never tried most of these, but I used to play with Alpha Hardcourt synthetic gut and I really liked that.
     
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  17. The Meat

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    AG 16 is one of the best nylon strings for the price imo. Only red synthetic gut I can get in a reel for really cheap prices, performs pretty well on court as well.
     
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  18. THESEXPISTOL

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    Jim Courier used Gosen OG-Sheep Micro Super JC during his pro career. He won 4 slams using Synthetic Gut.

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  19. THESEXPISTOL

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    Jay Berger used PSGO:

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    Aaron Krickstein used PSGO:
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    Vince Spadea used Prince Topspin 15L:
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    Wayne Ferreira used some Gosen string too:
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  20. Lambsscroll

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    The good old POG Mid. I wish I still had mine.
     
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  21. THESEXPISTOL

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    They're on sale mate. http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Prince_Original_Graphite_Mid/descpageRCPRINCE-GROMS.html

    Synthetic gut plays better in classic graphite racquets. It plays like a dream on my POG mid, my Dunlop AG200, also tried a K6.1 95 with it and loved it.

    Classic graphite, midsize, 340g+ and synthetic gut are a match made in heaven.
    Tried it on a APDC and on a HMEP and absolutely hated.
     
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  22. eman resu

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    HOw would you rate those basic syn gut in terms of comfort and playability: dunlop, wilson, babolat and head? I've only played with dunlop syn gut 16. It doesn't do anything excepcional, but it's an ok string. Plus, it was nice on my arm. Is any basic syn gut of those brands any better (or worse)? I also accept suggestions on the tension of my Michael Chang Longbody MP (95)
     
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  23. THESEXPISTOL

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    They are all the same thing give or take. The difference are minor, and mostly in the coating. I like them because they're predictable, comfortable and cheap which compensates the breakage because i string for myself.
     
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  24. sansaephanh

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    BUMP. Getting off polys since i'm a baddie anyways. I'm trying to get a reel of something really lively to fit my dense pattern mid. I'm thinking gamma white og. Thoughts?
     
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  25. barry

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    Big poly fan for years, but had many arm and wrist problems. Switched to Wilson Stamina 16, no injuries. Cheap and last about 15 hours for me.
     
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  26. Seth

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    I played my best tennis when I knew the least about equipment/gear.

    I used a Wilson Hyper ProStaff 6.1 95 strung with Klipper Synthetic Gut (gold color). That string is a solid synthetic, but an even more economic option is Gosen. I'm a fan of that as well. Still have a reel of Klipper Nylon I use often.
     
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  27. Power Player

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    Using 16 gauge PSGO. Seems like around a 6 hour setup for me. Really love it though.

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  28. eidolonshinobi

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    The only reason I used synthetic gut for a while was because of this crazy forum. I actually liked Pro Supex Spiral flex and when I strung a lot, most of my customers just wanted it strung on their racquets too. They said it felt like a better PSGO.

    I'm also partial to OGMS
     
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  29. struggle

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    OGSM17 user here, but i've used some Gamma Asterisk Tour (samples) and some Rip Control lately (both multi's) and I'm thinkin maybe I'd like the softer said feel of the Forten Sweet.
     
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  30. JackB1

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    Is Gamma TNT considered a syngut? How come TNT strings get no respect?
     
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  31. Doubles

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    They're overpriced garbage. That's why.
     
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  32. mikeler

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    Could not have said it better myself.
     
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  33. Relinquis

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    is cost the only criteria why someone would use syn-gut over a multi? how doe they compare in terms of stiffness?

    i might switch from multis for my next string job. it's either that or go full out with natural gut.
     
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  34. Power Player

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    No, for me it is feel as well.

    Multis just do not feel the same. If you try Prince Original syn gut, you will see what I mean.

    A lot of people use multis because they have arm problems and even syn gut is too stiff. Syn gut is stiffer, but is still comfortable.
     
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  35. LanceyPants

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    Right now I'm playing with some regular ole Forten Nylon. However here's the kicker, I string the mains with black and the crosses with white.

    Maybe it's just me but the black strings seem a tad "stickier" and the white "slippier".
     
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  36. lgbalfa

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    i have been recently playing with tecnifibre synthetic gut which i like.

    i just recently bought a bunch of volkl synthetic gut strings from TW when they went on sale which i will try soon.
     
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  37. lgbalfa

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    where did you get the dunlop vibration dampener?
     
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  38. nickarnold2000

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    What do you guys recommend for a 15 gauge syn gut? In the near future I want to start using one of those extra spin 16/15 or 16/16 frames. I'm currently using Sweet 17 crosses with poly mains but not sure if Sweet 16 will be durable enough.
     
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  39. THESEXPISTOL

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    On the stores of course... It's the Dunlop Roland Garros dampener.
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  40. DonDiego

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    Trying to join you club, guys and girls. Just strung my 6.1 95 with Wilson Red Alert. Used it in a hybrid and loved it. Good tension retention, low-power, control, and comfort. Bonus: a reel cost 75$... (compared to 260$ for RPM Blast, lol)

    Words of wisdom.
     
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  41. loubapache

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    Recently I wanted to play the Maxply McEnroe that used years ago so I threw a full bed of Forten 15L nylon on it at 55 lb. LOL, does it play soft and nice.
     
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  42. MachiA.

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    I use syn gut/nylon because it can be "locked" easily.

    I use different ones but more the ones on the stiffer side (at the moment Gosen PRO FORM).

    Very great stuff, no problems with humid clima, best for flat hitters, easy on the arm.

    After Christmas i will look into some wrapped PEEK/Zyex strings (surely at more higher tensions than nylon).

    KR
     
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  43. The_Question

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    The JC, by far, is the best feeling syn gut for me. Not sure why Gosen decided to discontinue it. Only use full bed of syn gut on certain racquets, some racquets just feels really too powerful for it...
     
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  44. KaiserW

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    I have used Prince Synthetic Original for years and have been very happy with it. A few months ago I bought a used racquet and it had Ashaway Liberty in it. I was surprised how much I like it. It is softer than PSGO, my control is better, and it is more durable.

    Ashaway Liberty is my new go to string. An added bonus is it is very cheap and I like the fact of they still manufacture in the USA.
     
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  45. Graphiteking

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    Prince SG in IG Prestige Pro@55-59, depending on weather. Tried the hybrid thing, just not for me.
     
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  46. Shroud

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    Powerpads and one piece stringing. Kind of old school isnt it?:)

    Never could tame to the POG with nylon. Had to use kevlar mains.
     
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  47. esgee48

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    Used Babolat SG, Gamma SG w/o Wearguard and Prince Original SG. And you do not have all of my strings in your poll.
     
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  48. robbo1970

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    I have a quick question on Prince Synthetic Gut....

    Better to use original or the one with Duraflex? Or is there no real difference in terms of feel? I know the Duraflex is supposed to increase durability, but Ive never been a string breaker anyway.

    Thanks
     
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  49. jersey34tennis

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    i used to use prince syn gut duraflex 17 or 18g at around 65-69 lbs and then i stumbled upon tecnifibre syn gut when i bought some 295's and 325 xl's and it was a revelation to me. i have only used it in the black color but love how crisp the response is. was able to drop tension to 62 with same control but little better pocketing
     
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  50. Valjean

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    Prince Topspin 15L.
     
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