Originally Posted by jk175d
So a couple of you are saying the durability increase between 17 and 16 isn't significant. I think unless I felt assured of getting at least about 10 more hours out of the 16 I wouldn't want to make the switch.
Call me 'Master of the Obvious', but you need to give 16 (or 16L) a try for yourself. Longevity can depend on your frame, tension, string pattern, playing style, surface, conditions, and in some cases, your opponents.