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beststringer 01-15-2010 07:37 PM

Gosen 18g - breaks too easily
 
it's a nice string. not much thinner than the 17g. i used to break the gosen 17gs (65lbs) every 4 matches. But the Gosen 18 g only lasted 1 match at 48lbs.

nice string but not worth the pain.

DownTheLine 01-15-2010 07:48 PM

It's $2 a set. If you like it that much I would stick with it. If you string your racquets it would be a pain yes. I look at it this way. Whatever makes me play my best or makes me get better is what I need no matter how much the pain of stringing racquets or money.

TennisNinja 01-15-2010 08:05 PM

Maybe the 18G has something to do with it. I break Multifeel 16 in as short as a couple hours.

beststringer 01-15-2010 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by DownTheLine (Post 4281983)
It's $2 a set. If you like it that much I would stick with it. If you string your racquets it would be a pain yes. I look at it this way. Whatever makes me play my best or makes me get better is what I need no matter how much the pain of stringing racquets or money.

I agree. I was just surprised that it broke so quickly at such a low tension. the 17g definitely lasted longer.

DownTheLine 01-15-2010 08:31 PM

How much more do you like the 18 then the 17 or do you like the 17 better? If your anything like me and play 5-8 hours a day during the summer you would be restrining 3-5 frames every 2-3 days. Which I would go with the 17 because string racquets would take to much of time that I could be spending on court.

Do you string your own racquets? If you do and you don't play that often go with the 18 if you like it better. If not the 17 is the way to go.

SecondServe 01-16-2010 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by beststringer (Post 4281968)
it's a nice string. not much thinner than the 17g. i used to break the gosen 17gs (65lbs) every 4 matches. But the Gosen 18 g only lasted 1 match at 48lbs.

nice string but not worth the pain.

I'm curious about this string as I've become extremely happy with a full bed of Gosen 17g at 50# in a YT Radical MP. I can get several hours out of the 17g with the dense 18x20 string pattern. What racquet and pattern are you using with the 18g to have such a short lifespan?

beststringer 01-16-2010 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by SecondServe (Post 4284419)
I'm curious about this string as I've become extremely happy with a full bed of Gosen 17g at 50# in a YT Radical MP. I can get several hours out of the 17g with the dense 18x20 string pattern. What racquet and pattern are you using with the 18g to have such a short lifespan?

I used the same racket for both the 17g and the 18g.

I am using 18g as crosses on thicker mains. It works pretty good.

so if you get 18g, you can cross them with 17g as mains.

don't use 18g as mains. they really break fast.

Wes_Loves_Dunlop 01-16-2010 06:14 PM

well thats what you get for buying a cheap 18g syn gut.

beststringer 01-16-2010 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Wes_Loves_Dunlop (Post 4284565)
well thats what you get for buying a cheap 18g syn gut.

right, price/performance. It's what our society is missing these days. I would never pay over 30 bucks for a Volkl PowerBridge PB 10 . it's a piece of junk.

skyzoo 01-16-2010 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Wes_Loves_Dunlop (Post 4284565)
well thats what you get for buying a cheap 18g syn gut.

gosen og sheep should be in the string hall of fame

beststringer 01-16-2010 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by skyzoo (Post 4284776)
gosen og sheep should be in the string hall of fame

it makes you wonders sometimes how they can keep it so cheap.

SecondServe 01-17-2010 04:52 AM

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Originally Posted by beststringer (Post 4284468)
I used the same racket for both the 17g and the 18g.

I am using 18g as crosses on thicker mains. It works pretty good.

so if you get 18g, you can cross them with 17g as mains.

don't use 18g as mains. they really break fast.

Thanks, I think I will give it a try. What tensions have you settled on using it as a cross?

beststringer 01-17-2010 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by SecondServe (Post 4285338)
Thanks, I think I will give it a try. What tensions have you settled on using it as a cross?

I am using some 16g co-poly mains at 50 and 48 for the gosen 18s.

definitely less control than 18g fullbed. but it feels very comfortable. makes me want to try 18g poly mains and 18 crosses. must be nice.

rudester 01-17-2010 09:11 AM

Gosen is great stuff, I use 18g but am not a stringbreaker, although if you do string your own, it is cheap enough to afford. Also my favorite setup is Black code in the mains and the Gosen in the crosses. very nice.

Wes_Loves_Dunlop 01-17-2010 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beststringer (Post 4284754)
right, price/performance. It's what our society is missing these days. I would never pay over 30 bucks for a Volkl PowerBridge PB 10 . it's a piece of junk.

maybe its just cause you suck and cant use it.
And you cant argue the fact that syn guts are the bottom of the string ladder. If you can't, you are an idiot. The only reason you think its good is because you're too poor to afford anything else.

beststringer 01-17-2010 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Wes_Loves_Dunlop (Post 4286536)
maybe its just cause you suck and cant use it.
And you cant argue the fact that syn guts are the bottom of the string ladder. If you can't, you are an idiot. The only reason you think its good is because you're too poor to afford anything else.

ok, i agree the volkl may be too much of a stick for me. no feel, unstable, and light. my current stick is heavier than that piece of junk.

so is being poor a reason for one person to look down on another person? this is what wrong with our society. the bankers are rich. they are ripping us off. but we don't look down on them. instead, we got people on tv talking **** about the poor people in haiti.

Wes_Loves_Dunlop 01-17-2010 04:18 PM

and i assume you like obama cuz he wants redistribution.
Currently the top 10% of moneymakers n the U.S. pay for 80% of the tax money taken. Is that fair?
After bush's tax cut expires and the medical care bill is passed almost 60% of income will be taken as tax instead of the 50% now by those 10%.
Bankers are not ripping you off, the gov is. You make 100 bux and the gov takes half. is that fair? dont talk **** about rich people. You are what is wrong with our society.

if the volkl is such a bad stick, then why did chris and danny switch to it? are you saying they are idiots?

DownTheLine 01-17-2010 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Wes_Loves_Dunlop (Post 4287183)
and i assume you like obama cuz he wants redistribution.
Currently the top 10% of moneymakers n the U.S. pay for 80% of the tax money taken. Is that fair?
After bush's tax cut expires and the medical care bill is passed almost 60% of income will be taken as tax instead of the 50% now by those 10%.
Bankers are not ripping you off, the gov is. You make 100 bux and the gov takes half. is that fair? dont talk **** about rich people. You are what is wrong with our society.

if the volkl is such a bad stick, then why did chris and danny switch to it? are you saying they are idiots?

Stop being a meanie head!

tenkenazn 01-17-2010 04:27 PM

how well does the string hold tension and what the max can you string it up to?

dancraig 01-17-2010 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beststringer (Post 4281968)
it's a nice string. not much thinner than the 17g. i used to break the gosen 17gs (65lbs) every 4 matches. But the Gosen 18 g only lasted 1 match at 48lbs.

nice string but not worth the pain.

Yeah, it could be because Gosen 18g. is 18g..:rolleyes:


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