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Old 10-11-2012, 11:21 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by julian View Post
I use full bed gut
Full gut lasts a lot shorter mainly due friction between the strings. A smooth co-poly reduces this friction between the strings. A full bed of gut usually lasts about 10 hours.

Originally Posted by jk175d View Post
That's the most useful reply yet. So really the durability for the same player on the same racquet going from 17g to 16g is fairly minimal.

However, I've noticed that if I don't play with a racquet much that the actual playing time of those gut mains gets diminished greatly because they dry out and get more fragile.
Not sure about others but for me, 17g is only about 10 to 15% less durable than 16g and given I don't break strings, it's an easy decision for me.
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