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Will Wilson 10-08-2012 04:25 PM

Spinniest Synthetic
 
I am looking for the spinniest syn gut or multi - doesn't matter which kind but I tend to prefer a crisper feel. I want 17g and it has to be cheap, around $3.50 per set / $70 for a 660 reel.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

sansaephanh 10-08-2012 04:43 PM

People love Gosen on this board.

Chotobaka 10-08-2012 04:55 PM

Apparently no longer available in the USA, but Yonex Tournament 80 Spin does it better than any SG I have used. Still, not poly-like spin potential.

gahaha 10-08-2012 05:20 PM

Gosen OG Sheep Micro 17 (natural or crystal, stay away from black), you'll thank me later.

hrstrat57 10-08-2012 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chotobaka (Post 6943120)
Apparently no longer available in the USA, but Yonex Tournament 80 Spin does it better than any SG I have used. Still, not poly-like spin potential.

Changed the name, and a little pricier than the OP wants but still very good....


http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Yone...EX-Y85016.html

ewberner 10-08-2012 06:08 PM

Gosen OG Micro 18. Won't last more than 5-6 hours maximum though.

Chotobaka 10-08-2012 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hrstrat57 (Post 6943167)
Changed the name, and a little pricier than the OP wants but still very good....


http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Yone...EX-Y85016.html

Great string (which my wife uses) but not the same string I was referring to. Tour Super (in any version) is multifilament. Tournament 80 Spin was a solid core syn gut with spin oriented wrap. Totally different animal than any gauge of Gosen OG. Much more spin than any SG I have used over the years. Interestingly, I can still buy in Japan and it is still sold in the UK. Last time I bought here it was <$5.00 set.

martini1 10-08-2012 09:33 PM

Try Sweet 17 and see if you like it.

sansaephanh 10-08-2012 09:52 PM

Sweet 17 at 60 lbs was still kind of too powerful for me. Forten Sweet is a great soft and powerful string. Plays more powerful then multi imo. A bit too much for me.

COPEY 10-09-2012 02:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Will Wilson (Post 6943089)
... I tend to prefer a crisper feel...

Kind of rules out Forten Sweet.

OP the amount of spin you're going to get from a synthetic is limited. Truth be told, if you have the technique, you'll generate respectable spin with pretty much any synthetic. For what you're looking for Gosen is definitely a good option. Klip Scorcher has a very crisp feel as does Alpha MXT, but they're both out of your price range by the set, and you can't get MXT in a reel.

Technifibre Syn gut is said to have a crisp feel to it, but how crisp it is compared to Gosen I can't say. I have a reel of it coming in on Thurs. I was curious how it stacked up against Gosen, so I ordered a reel since it was cheap. I'll let ya know if you haven't made a decision by then.

Hi I'm Ray 10-09-2012 03:02 AM

Cheap, crisp syn gut? OGSM 16, I personally found better spin and feel with the thicker versions than with the 17g. I prefer to cross it with 17g Forten Sweet. I found surprisingly good spin with this set up, but it lasts all of 1.5-2hrs before losing it all: that crisp response, spin, and tension - basically it goes to mush. That's just how OGSM is.

mikeler 10-09-2012 05:26 AM

If "synthetic" includes multifilaments, try Head RIP Control.

slowfox 10-09-2012 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hi I'm Ray (Post 6943731)
Cheap, crisp syn gut? OGSM 16, I personally found better spin and feel with the thicker versions than with the 17g. I prefer to cross it with 17g Forten Sweet. I found surprisingly good spin with this set up, but it lasts all of 1.5-2hrs before losing it all: that crisp response, spin, and tension - basically it goes to mush. That's just how OGSM is.

I agree with OGSM. I use the 17g natural, and when freshly strung it's totally awesome. But like Ray said, it loses everything after 2hrs or so.

hrstrat57 10-09-2012 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chotobaka (Post 6943300)
Great string (which my wife uses) but not the same string I was referring to. Tour Super (in any version) is multifilament. Tournament 80 Spin was a solid core syn gut with spin oriented wrap. Totally different animal than any gauge of Gosen OG. Much more spin than any SG I have used over the years. Interestingly, I can still buy in Japan and it is still sold in the UK. Last time I bought here it was <$5.00 set.

Didn't know that, sounds like fantastic string.....yea the 850 Pro is a multi.

DE19702 10-10-2012 04:50 PM

If you want to know go to the TW University page. Surprisingly, one of the lowest coefficient of friction synguts is Ashaway Liberty 16. I've used it and it is good. My favorite string was Prince Recoil but it was expensive and they don't make it anymore.


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