Prince Syn Gut w Duraflex in Pure Drive (17G vs 16G)

Aloysius

New User
Hi all,

I am using a Pure Drive GT. Was wondering if anyone tried Prince Syn Gut with Duraflex in a Pure Drive (PD) before?

I don't hit super hard and sometimes encounter wrist issues, so I would probably stick to my usual syn gut tension of 54 lbs.

I am looking for opinions on 16G vs 17G syn gut in a Pure Drive. Not sure how different these are in terms of plow through vs spin. Your thoughts?
 
There is very little difference in weight of the 2 gauges, so plow through shouldn't really be any noticeable difference. As per any smooth string, the thinner gauge will have a little more spin, but ultimately, spin will come from your strokes, not the string. In other words, if you don't have the strokes that impart topspin, you're not going to get any great advantage by going to the thinner gauge. But, if you don't break strings, there's really no reason to go to the thicker gauge either.
 

J D

Rookie
I used the PD+, both swirly and GT, off and on for the past 15+ years. Until the last 4 years, Prince SG Duraflex was my string of choice. I was never happy with the control or inconsistent response from the racquet face with SG. Moving to poly not only solved those problems but noticebly increased spin. I would never consider going back to SG.

That being said, I did find the 16 ga. SG to give more control but less spin than the 17 ga. The 16 felt more solid, the 17 more lively but also more erratic. I do hit the ball hard, though.

BTW, I have found some poly strings to be as arm friendly as SG for me in the PD's since I was having to string the SG much tighter for control.
 

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Hall of Fame
BTW, I have found some poly strings to be as arm friendly as SG for me in the PD's since I was having to string the SG much tighter for control.
I think for most healthy arms, a fresh strung poly isn't so bad. It's playing with dead poly that folks start to have problems with.
 
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