opinions on fav synthetic guts

finalfantasy7

Semi-Pro
basicaly just wanna know your lots opinions of really good synthetics guts?
as this forum just really talks about natural/poly's

as a student im finding it expensive to buy poly's and natural guts and only played tennis for 1.5yrs and play 1 a week,
what ive read about people keep talking about are - mantis synthetic comfort/power, and gammas-which one?

so your suggestions would be great, include hybrids with synth's

thanks
 

tes

Rookie
Try head pps 18g but read the customer feedback for it at TW first.
I use it with string savers to get a little more time out of it.
I string my own and buy a dozen sets at a time to get the price down to just over 3 bucks. If you are just starting out it may last longer for you as you are probably not stressing them as much..
 

nvottennis

Semi-Pro
basicaly just wanna know your lots opinions of really good synthetics guts?
as this forum just really talks about natural/poly's

as a student im finding it expensive to buy poly's and natural guts and only played tennis for 1.5yrs and play 1 a week,
what ive read about people keep talking about are - mantis synthetic comfort/power, and gammas-which one?

so your suggestions would be great, include hybrids with synth's

thanks
well the mantis and gamma are multis.. which are more expensive than most polys. Personally, I just dont like the mushy feeling of syngut, gosen micro sheep was good for its price
 

Ross K

Legend
Yes, I'm trying to find something to recommend all courter mate for his NXG MP (Prince) - improving 3 - 3.5er - looking for string that will last a long time before losing playability - not a stringbreaker - good all round string.

Any advice gratefully received as I don't know about synths (or multis really too) or the NXG MP.

Thx,

R.
 

COPEY

Hall of Fame
I haven't tried it, but KLiP Scorcher looks promising according to the reviews. I have tried Mantis Power Synthetic, however, and it's excellent.
 

Shaochieh

Rookie
basicaly just wanna know your lots opinions of really good synthetics guts?
as this forum just really talks about natural/poly's

as a student im finding it expensive to buy poly's and natural guts and only played tennis for 1.5yrs and play 1 a week,
what ive read about people keep talking about are - mantis synthetic comfort/power, and gammas-which one?

so your suggestions would be great, include hybrids with synth's

thanks
If you play 1 per week and how many hours?

I don't want to be negative about power synthetic but it may not last more than 5-6 hours. I am not a power player but the string last for 4-6 hours of play time. For 10 dollars a pop I would look some where else.

Mantis Comfort Synthetic last a little big longer/6-10 hours. The string is soft but lack of power. The coating for the string is rather hard and it crack instead of fray like other multis for me. Maybe I got a bad set but the string is crisp and a little lack of control for me.

I think Dunlop have some comfort syn you can try at a low price and PolyStar Energy is a fair price for a soft and powerful poly.

Good luck
 

THESEXPISTOL

Hall of Fame
Mantis Power Synthetic is the best syngut i've tried so far.
Mantis Comfort Synthetic is in another league because it's a multi.

Gosen is ok! PSGD is good if you like a low-powered syngut and like a stiffer feel. Tecnifibre is the softest of all i've tried, a little mushy by other people standarts.
 

COPEY

Hall of Fame
Everyone has their personal preferences, as we know, but in large part, Shaochiech, you're definitely in the minority where Power Synthetic is concerned. I'm not suggesting you should change your mind or that you're wrong (since there's no such thing when talking about string likes/dislikes), but rather most people seem to really enjoy the Mantis strings.
 

THESEXPISTOL

Hall of Fame
Mantis Comfort Synthetic last a little big longer/6-10 hours. The string is soft but lack of power.
Low powered? :lol:
If you played against me you wouldn't be saying that.
If you take a medium or long fast swing it has loads of power. Don't expect the string to do your job.
 

*breaksracquet

Semi-Pro
well the mantis and gamma are multis.. which are more expensive than most polys. Personally, I just dont like the mushy feeling of syngut, gosen micro sheep was good for its price
I still have a little string left in a reel of Gosen OG Sheep Micro 17. I'm a fan of the price and it is a good syn gut. Nice blend of pop and feel, would use these in my mains and Kirsch Super Smash Spikey for a cross for a while. Strings would break about 10 hours in, which was about the right time for me to restring. I enjoyed and still enjoy this setup from time to time. Strung around 53lbs for the mains and 50-51lbs for my crosses.
 

*breaksracquet

Semi-Pro
Low powered? :lol:
If you played against me you wouldn't be saying that.
If you take a medium or long fast swing it has loads of power. Don't expect the string to do your job.
found myself taking really good cuts at the ball with good amount of control and a good amount of power with MSC. But after about 7+ hours, it had to come out for me, as I was hitting the ball about a foot long in baseline rallys. the string just got too mushy. Overall tho, I did enjoy hitting with MCS. Soft yet crisp for the hours that it did last. Would like to try it in a hybrid setup.
 

Torres

Banned
Gosen is alright until it starts losing tension.

As for Power Synth, I didn't have an issue with durability, but I thought it was overpowered. The ball just seems to shoot off the stringbed more than other strings, with resultant loss of control. If you have long swings, play with a heavy racquet, its not a string I would particularly recommend. If I did have to try it again, I'd have a 20% pre-stretch to try and take out some of that power and go for a higher tension.

Comfort Synth is nice as a cross.
 
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mikeler

Moderator
found myself taking really good cuts at the ball with good amount of control and a good amount of power with MSC. But after about 7+ hours, it had to come out for me, as I was hitting the ball about a foot long in baseline rallys. the string just got too mushy. Overall tho, I did enjoy hitting with MCS. Soft yet crisp for the hours that it did last. Would like to try it in a hybrid setup.

MCS never lasted that long for me. It is great for those with big swings and heavy rackets since the lack of power helps keep the ball in the court.
 

Shaochieh

Rookie
Low powered? :lol:
If you played against me you wouldn't be saying that.
If you take a medium or long fast swing it has loads of power. Don't expect the string to do your job.
Why would I play against you in tennis online? hahaha I think I understand the concept of swing a racket for power. I also think you understand some string are a little more powerful than others. I am not expecting my string to do anything for me other than it last a little longer.
 

FedererBestTennis

Professional
I haven't tried it yet, but I heard the Mantis Comfort Synthetic is supposed to be one of the best synthetics.
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BLX Six-one 95 16x18/Pro Hurricane White at 57 lbs
 

Tennis100

Rookie
Gosen +1, I fell in love with the proform tuff 16g, stuff is amazing in a full bed, really crisp and nice, but I also love it in a hybrid.
 

Hotrocks

Rookie
Mantis- Power Synthetic!!!

Mantis Power Synthetic is the best syngut i've tried so far.
Mantis Comfort Synthetic is in another league because it's a multi.

Gosen is ok! PSGD is good if you like a low-powered syngut and like a stiffer feel. Tecnifibre is the softest of all i've tried, a little mushy by other people standarts.
I agree with gentleman above.....MANTIS plays better! Use to use VS gut...this is my go to string now!!! Give it a try and the price is right also.
 

SirGounder

Hall of Fame
Gosen Micro is always a favorite and I used that for a while. My brother loves Pro Supex Spiral Flex. Both are cheap, especially in reels and are more crisp than other synthetic guts.

For something a bit softer, Prince Synthetic Gut Original and Forten Sweet are nice. Pro Supex Synthetic Gut Titan is pretty soft too.
 

Ross K

Legend
Sorry, syngut newb here trying to find something (multi or synth) for mate...

Q. If you're playing, say, once a week, how long to these kind of strings last before losing playability traits? You know dieing, turning to mush, (the guy isn't a string breaker) etc...

Thx,

R.
 

brownbearfalling

Hall of Fame
finalfantasy7:

it isn't too expensive to playtest and find your own favorite syn gut strings. If you are buying from TW each set will cost you around $3-$6.50 a set. Not too bad.

My personal favorite syn gut strings are:
Prince sg duraflex
Prince lightning/Wilson sgx
Gosen og sheep micro (white or clear color)
Head rip control (its more of a multifilament)
Head pps (almost identical to prince sg and made in japan).
Babolat n.vy
wilson Stamina
Pro supex sg titan. (for only $3 a set i think it's the best performing string for the price)
Pro supex's other syn guts are decent as well

Strings I avoid:
Any tournament nylon strings. They are very cheap but I would rather pay a little more for the playbility that syn gut offers over nylon. though i have never played with forten nylon (which is regarded as playing pretty well), most nylons don't play well.
Tecnifibre syn gut (amber color) It is almost nylon like
Babolat sg or super fine play. It feel like tecnifibre sg
Dunlop sg

Maybe you just want to try what is new. Here are some new syn gut strings that don't have very many reviews yet. So you can try them out and write a review of them.

Wilson Red Alert
Kirschbaum Black/Natural Syn gut. Black colored syn gut is hard to come by so the color makes it worth a try.
 

SirGounder

Hall of Fame
prince original is my favorite by far, nice feel and overall play. only problem is durability for me which lasted 2 hours
Yeah Prince Original Synthetic Gut is great but doesn't last too long. If you are not a string breaker then it could be a good option for you.
 
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