Synthetic gut at highest tension same characteristics as a poly?

I wonder if a synth gut strung at the highest tension will have equal playing characteristics as a poly? I argue that you remove all the life out of a synth gut when strung at the highest tension so it will have equal characteristics as a poly. Am I right?
 

Ft.S

Semi-Pro
Not really. Synthetic gut is nylon, similar to poly it has very low elasticity. Nat gut has high elasticity, so reagless of tension, it won't play like poly, nor would you want it to do so.
 

Doubles

Legend
I've used Gosen Micro in 16 gauge before strung in the upper 60's and felt like it had some similar characteristics. It's no poly, but you can get a boardy feel and the high tension certainly gives you good control until it loosens up.
 

Dominic

Semi-Pro
Mikemechanic...in principal I'd say you are right...I often string synthetic gut at 60-65lbs when I'm trying to get 'similar' to poly at around 50lbs.
 

Shroud

G.O.A.T.
I wonder if a synth gut strung at the highest tension will have equal playing characteristics as a poly? I argue that you remove all the life out of a synth gut when strung at the highest tension so it will have equal characteristics as a poly. Am I right?
Kind of. It should get you a higher string bed stiffness but it wont snapback like poly or have the same launch angle.
 

Muppet

Legend
Because synthetic gut doesn't slide against each other as easily, it has more feel than most poly. For the same reason, synthetic gut gives lower launch angle.
 
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