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Old 09-25-2012, 07:06 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Winners or Errors View Post
I really want to like synthetic gut, but as I play the string more and more - PSGO, OGSM - I find that the control and feel go south a little more than half way through the life of the string. Apparently, I'm more sensitive to it now than I was years ago.

It's more noticeable than poly, because most poly strings I play with, even in hybrid form, don't have a drop off in control as they lose their resiliency.

Not to belabor the point too long, is there something out there, ideally a synthetic gut I haven't played yet, that will give me the tension maintenance and crisp feel of the synthetics mentioned above, with life that lasts until breaking? I know natural gut may do that, but I'd rather cut out my synthetic than shell out for the real thing.

For the record, I hate the feel of PSGD - they ruined that string with the kevlar (pretty sure that's what the Duraflex is...), and I'm trying to avoid the "plasticky" feel of most polys.
What gauge syn gut are you using? For plain syn gut, try Forten Sweet. It maintains tension much better than OGSM imo. While poly may play and feel fine, if not better when it loses tension, syn gut usually feels and plays worse as the tension drops. For a full bed of syn gut I usually string a little higher to offset the tension loss.
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