Best value string?

thefan

Professional
Hey am a beginner and looking for some strings that are kind of cheap (perferably $5 or below) and plays well.

Also what are the difference between thing strings and thick strings?
 

Jasonzzz

Rookie
agree, top spin is the best value of money poly you can find in the market. Do they actually make money out of it?( they selling so cheap)?
 

TonyB

Hall of Fame
What other strings have you folks actually played with, as a comparison to OG Micro?

I mean, have you played with other cheap strings on a comparative basis and determined that the OG Micro is the best overall?

Or have you just tried the OG Micro and found it to be good, on its own?
 

vinnier6

Professional
if i were you i would use plain ole prince synthetic gut w/duraflex....its as good as it gets for a cheap basic do everything string...
 

Valjean

Hall of Fame
Prince's Original Synthetic Gut, then; as TW puts it: "The industry standard for synthetic gut strings. A classic blend of playability and durability that is popular with touring pros."
 
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Nuke

Hall of Fame
We need to know what type of player you are and what you want in a string to know what is the best "value." Gosen OG Sheep is a good string at a very good price, but if you are a frequent string breaker and paying someone else to string for you, then it may be a poor value. Cyber Flash may be a good value if you string your own racquets, buy by the reel, and like the feel of poly strings.
 

Bottle Rocket

Hall of Fame
I've played a couple different Wilson Synthetic Guts, A few different Gamma synthetic guts, PSGD, and one from HEAD. The Gosen 16 gauge I've got is much cheaper than all of those and as good or better.

You can get 660 feet of it for $30... That can't be a bad deal.
 

TonyB

Hall of Fame
Thanks for the heads up. Could be interesting. But adding a Wise head seems like an expensive venture for such a low-cost (cheap?) tabletop stringer, doesn't it? If I wanted to go that route, I'd probably sell mine and get maybe a floorstanding Alpha or something. It would definitely take a bit more savings, but could be worth it in the long run.

Anyways, good luck with your experiment and let me know how it turns out.
 

tennis-skater

Semi-Pro
Yeah but that would run me $1000. But for now I'll try it and if I don't like it just buy a crank and put the Wise on it.
 

Nuke

Hall of Fame
Well, that depends on your racquet, tension, playing style, and maybe even the court surface. A heavy hitter with big topspin using a racquet with an open pattern, and lots of grit from a clay court, you might not get through a couple of hours with it before snapping a string. On the other hand, a less-energetic player with slower, flat strokes and a dense stringing pattern may be OK for a couple of months of playing once a week.

The cheapest string may not be the best "value." The Gosen OG Micro is a very good all-around string for many players, but if you're the type of person that's going to break it quickly, the best value for you might be something with better durability.
 

FH2FH

Professional
What are the most durable 16g synthetic guts? ...in order of playability and price?

I want to get away from polys but I haven't found a synthetic or multi that will last more than a few hours and is under $6 or so. I do not want a 15g nylon either. Should I try something like PSGD 15L?
 
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