Gosen Sidewinder vs Polyon

Troy_Chen

New User
Hey guys,

Looking to change from Solinco Confidential to a hybrid set-up in a 2020 Yonex Ezone 98 Tour. Heard a lot of good things about Gosen, interested in hybriding Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16 with either 17 gauge Polyon or Sidewinder. What are the differences between the strings and which one would hybrid better with OG Sheep Micro?

Also why are their strings so cheap compared to Solinco, Luxilon, and even Yonex (only 3 string brands I have ever used)?
 

SteveI

Legend
Hey guys,

Looking to change from Solinco Confidential to a hybrid set-up in a 2020 Yonex Ezone 98 Tour. Heard a lot of good things about Gosen, interested in hybriding Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16 with either 17 gauge Polyon or Sidewinder. What are the differences between the strings and which one would hybrid better with OG Sheep Micro?

Also why are their strings so cheap compared to Solinco, Luxilon, and even Yonex (only 3 string brands I have ever used)?
They do not spend money on ads or paying pros to play with their strings. Also they make strings for other companies.
 

Trip

Professional
@Troy_Chen - Obviously you have tons of options when considering a hybrid. Gosen is very solid, mainly with their synthetics, both classic and also higher-end Umishima series strings) but also with their polys. Polylon is their classic, round, smooth poly; medium-high in stiffness, pretty slick, nice as a cross. Sidewinder is shaped, formed from a rounded rectangle twisted around itself and extruded in a vortex type fashion; moderate spin, good comfort. Compared to Confidential, both will be a bit higher power, but also a bit worse tension maintenance. If you can get access, I would look at Gosen G-Spin 3. It only comes in 17G (1.23), so hopefully that works for you, but it will hold tension better than Sidewinder, while also being just as comfortable. It may even be comfortable enough to play full-bed, instead of needing to hybrid with OGSM.
 
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