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Will Wilson 01-30-2013 06:57 PM

Courier String
 
Apparently, Jim Courier used a cheap syn gut his whole career. Does anybody know what that string was?

corners 01-30-2013 07:03 PM

Gosen Micro Super JC

Will Wilson 01-30-2013 07:11 PM

Thanks, does Gosen still make it?

PBODY99 01-30-2013 08:32 PM

No, they do not. It was slightly stiffer than regular OG micro

SAFINATORZ 01-31-2013 05:57 AM

The Og sheep micro Jc were great strings, I still have a few left probably the best synthetic gut strings I've played with. I'm not a fan of the current Gosen og micro.

SteveI 01-31-2013 06:26 AM

Stuff was garbage...
 
Never a fan of the Courier string... very stiff.. little power and feel and not the best for your arm. The string was at best average.. if folks still wanted it.. Gosen would still make it. If you remember, Jim had "hands of stone" at the net when he was playing full time.. and had to leave the game from dead arm. Wonder if it was the strings???

TennisCJC 01-31-2013 07:33 AM

Jim now plays syn gut mains with lux crosses. He seems to like a stiff muted stringbed.

Lambsscroll 01-31-2013 03:06 PM

Keep in mind that Jim won a few Grand Slams with the regular OG Sheep Micro before Gosen made the JC OG Sheep.

THESEXPISTOL 01-31-2013 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteveI (Post 7181870)
Never a fan of the Courier string... very stiff.. little power and feel and not the best for your arm. The string was at best average.. if folks still wanted it.. Gosen would still make it. If you remember, Jim had "hands of stone" at the net when he was playing full time.. and had to leave the game from dead arm. Wonder if it was the strings???

If nowadays polys don't detain pros from stringing at 60pounds i don't think that JC syngut was an issue...

SteveI 01-31-2013 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by THESEXPISTOL (Post 7183153)
If nowadays polys don't detain pros from stringing at 60pounds i don't think that JC syngut was an issue...

The string was still crap IMHO..... Again... Gosen would still be making it if was any good. They still sell OG Sheep Micro.. but no JC Micro. It is gone and no one is missing it. Might as well play Forten Nylon.. or weedwacker line.

THESEXPISTOL 01-31-2013 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteveI (Post 7183218)
The string was still crap IMHO..... Again... Gosen would still be making it if was any good. They still sell OG Sheep Micro.. but no JC Micro. It is gone and no one is missing it. Might as well play Forten Nylon.. or weedwacker line.

I think they discontinued to optimize their line, and also, JC needed different production methods, different packages, etc... And these variations are really expensive.
Besides, the string was hard to market now that JC is no longer a pro. I think Gosen made it to JC liking mostly as a "favor"...

uabucks 02-04-2013 02:08 PM

nice, crisp synth gut--
one of the best!

Torres 02-04-2013 02:12 PM

He said he uses Gosen Micro in the mains (not sure if its still Super JC as they don't make it anymore) with Lux Alu crosses. He said that he didn't like the feel of full bed Alu but thought it added some performance as a cross.

I think it was in one of his interviews with Tennis magazine.

Povl Carstensen 02-04-2013 09:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by uabucks (Post 7191344)
nice, crisp synth gut--
one of the best!

Exactly, I miss it.


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