Prince Synthetic Gut 16 Duraflex String Reels Customer feedback
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Comments: I've been using these strings for many years now. As a 5.0 player using a Wilson 99S with heavy
topspin and lots of power, I literally break these every 45 minutes of play. I love the feel I get but I find myself spending $20 per
match which becomes an expensive hobby real quick. I am currently looking for an alternative that gives me the same feel but
lasts longer. So far I've tried a few different hybrids with no success. The hybrids feel like my shots are muted and I don't like how
little power it gives me. The search/struggle continues...
Comments: This string is really tough, so don't string it at a high tension. I strung it at 57lbs and it really took a
while before the string loosing up and start feeling good. Once it's loose, it is pretty stable from the baseline, but the toughness
of the string gave off a decent amount of vibration, especially when you first begin to use it. For the price, it's a really good string,
compared to other more pricey strings like the NTX 16 control.
Comments: This string lasts me for about 12 sets, on average. I am a 4.3 level player. Overall, this is a good sting.
After about 6 sets it gets about 4 lbs looser. So you have to sting it tighter than you want at the beginning and it gets looser than
you want at the end. Kind of tricky to deal with. My only complaint is the colors are painted on and aren't the same all the way
thru. Which means if you buy the darker colors, you leave black marks on all the balls when you play. However, the black lasts a
little bit longer because you have to wear thru the paint before you get to the string.
Comments: This is a good all-around string and kind of an industry standard for syn gut. What is very annoying is
the reel price. It is less expensive to buy sets! It's a good string but for the reel price there are just as good of strings that cost
Comments: I use this string on my crosses and they take the shock out of the shots that would normally get when
stringing all poly. I string it with Luxilon Savage and it gives me consistent shots. I dont know about how long they last when
using spin because my mains are the Luxilon.
Comments: This is an excellent string for the price. I have tried them all, from the cheapest synthetic guts to the
fanciest of all natural guts. I keep coming back to Prince Synthetic Gut DF 16 gauge. I can no longer justify spending more money
on other strings. The Prince Synthetic Gut performs very well. If you don't know where to start on strings, start here with Prince
Sythetic Gut DF 16.
Comments: Prince Synthetic Gut DF has been my "staple" string for years now! It is a
firm feeling (but not stiff or board-like) synthetic gut, but still has a lot of feel and playability.
Unlike a lot of other player's reviews on here, I do think that the Duraflex adds a good
amount of durability over other syn guts and the original Prince Syn Gut. I have strung
this string at various tensions, and have found that 58-60 lbs gives the best blend of
power and playability on my midplus frames. An excellent string at an even better price!
If you're looking for a hybrid string to soften up some poly or kevlar mains, I would
suggest the Prince Original Syn Gut however. It is a bit softer but still has a lot of the
Comments: I blended this with a 17g Black Buffalo (Tiger Strings) Poly & Synthetic and it just feels great. Every hit I
don't even need my vibration dampener. It has a lot of confort. I just installed yesterday, but I play 3 hours a day so lets see how
Comments: Overall, a great deal for the money. These stings are very predictably stiff stings; you know how they
are going to react, they are consistent shot to shot, they have decent power & decent feel (a little stiff for my liking, but are still
fairly arm friendly) and are overall a good value for the money. Their durability is really bad for big topspin hitters. I would
literally break them every 30 minutes, over and over again. I hit with tons of topspin, so I break strings a lot no matter what I use
- with that being said, I string my own rackets and these are inexpensive strings so it keeps the stinging costs down - I just have
to spend a lot more time stringing!
Comments: Great strings. It has great feel and spin, but only lasts about a
week. It is a cheap string to replace though.
Comments: I use this string in a blend with Luxilon ALU Power 16 in the mains at 60 lbs and loved it. You get lots
of pocketing and spin while still keeping some pop and power. I am a hard, heavy hitting junior player and play about 20 hours a
week. This setup usually lasted me two weeks, which is not too bad for a poly/synthetic blend. If you are looking for a solid,
inexpensive string to blend with a poly, give this a shot, you really can't go wrong with it.
Comments: My string only lasted me about 6 weeks but good playability for the first five weeks.
Comments: Only use this string because it's inexpensive. Strung @ 58lbs, plays very stiff and board-like. Spin
potential is very low especially when hitting kick serves and I don't get a lot of feel from the stringbed. Ball seems to pop off the
string as opposed to the cradle-like effect that I look for where the ball sits on the stringbed for longer. Might have to string
looser than usual to achieve this effect. On the positive side, these strings offer very good control.
Comments: These strings were ok for the first couple of hours of play, but they just went down hill from there. The
strings lost their tension very fast and I popped them with less than a couple of days play on them. I play 5 to 6 days a week and
these could never keep up with my regular play.
Comments: Last time I got my racquet restrung I got Volkl Power Fiber, which had a really nice feel to it. After about
two months of playing every day, those strings broke and my dad took the racket to be restrung. He asked the guy at the shop for
more durable strings. I got my racquet back with these in the racquet. Boy do they suck. I can't seem to find consistent strokes
with them. Sometimes the ball won't even get close to going over the net, and sometimes it just sails way over the court. I was in
fact playing very well with the Volkl Power Fiber, and now my level of play have been severely reduced. I don't know what makes
these so bad but I can't wait for the day that they break. DO NOT GET THESE!!!
Comments: This is a solid and predictable string. You won't have trampoline issues with this string. It doesn't last
more than 30 minutes in my racquets, however. I pop the 7th main string in the middle every time and it is consistently under 30
minutes of play with freshly (and I mean just off the stringer fresh)strung racquets. Great feel, but if you are a high level player
who pops strings quickly, you had better use this as a cross string with a polyester string in the mains. I am a former tour player
and now academy coach, so I have a lot of experience with string. This is a solid string, but it's durability really depends on your
level of play and your style of play as well. Heavy toppers look elsewhere unless you use it as a hybrid.......
Comments: I just had this string strung on my Wilson Black Whisper Hybrid at 55 and I love the feeling. At first I
wasn't used to the feeling but now it's so awesome. A lot of control and spin on the ball and now it's hitting more into the middle
of the court and sometimes toward the person. I can feel the crispness of the string and hear the sound. For some reason before, I
couldn't hit the ball in the sweet spot but with this string, it's hitting more in the sweet spot. Got this in silver and I love the color.
I'm thinking of increasing my tension to 56 and seeing what it would do.
Comments: Good strings for the price but one of the main reasons I didn't like this string too much was because of
the lack of spin.
Comments: This is a good feeling string at 55-62 lbs in a Wilson 6.1, and offers good
performance/price point for about 6-10 hours of hitting. If you don't break it, you will start notching by then and will need to re-
string anyways== particularly if you are good enough to hit in the sweet spot most of the time. I have strung my own racquets
for years, and find this is a good all-around string.
Comments: Great string! This string allows for a good amount of spin and power but it is not very durable.
Although it is a great string for the price I prefer other more durable strings.
Comments: I recently switched to this string from Luxilon Timo 18's. For my level, noticed that the strings are much
more forgiving in my ground strokes. But at the cost of getting more control, I have lost some speed off of my serve. But, I like
these strings much better overall in relation to the Lux Timo string; that was killing my arm. I'm just a little worried at the
longevity of this string because I've recently begun to hit hard enough to break strings.
Head Microgel Extreme Pro MP
String tension: 58lbs (The strings didn't move at this tension)
Comments: This string is all right overall, just the right amount of spin, power and control. I like polyester strings
Comments: The fact that Prince sells their pre-strung racquets with this string should tell you that it's their most
basic, no frills string. My O3 Hybrid Tour I bought used as a backup racquet about a year ago came with it. The tension still seems
okay, then again - I don't use the stick much. It works well for backhand slices. But the contact feel and sound are not great for
hard groundstrokes, just too mushy.
Comments: I refer to this as a "default" string. If you are undecided about what multi-filament to use, and natural
gut is too expensive, or you just want a 'cheap-but-good' string, then simply go for these. I've had it strung in about 10 different
racquets, between 55-60lbs, and they always feel good to me. It's not the best in any single category, but it rates up there for
Comments: I use this string at 50 pounds tension in both of my Babolat AeroPro Drive racquets. Lots of pop, plenty
of control on flat, slice, topspin groundstrokes, and nice depth and control on volleys. I hit fairly hard, and I've experienced no
problems with durability. It's a first-rate, extremely cost-effective string that I will continue to use.
Comments: This string was not good, I actually only got it by complete accident. I'm a high school player and I just
didn't like the way it felt, not to mention the lack of spin. I prefer polyester strings and found that the Babolat Pro Hurricane is
probably the best string I've ever had.
Comments: Used to play with original Prince Synthetic and thought I'd give the Duraflex a go. Great feel but does
not last. I play relatively flat forehands and single-handed backhand. Got this string with my new Speedport Black strung at 58lbs
and thought the 16 gauge would give me better durability. Unfortunately not, as I only managed 4 hours of tennis before the
strings snapped. During that short time, I thought the strings had good feel and helped generate decent spin when needed.
On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being best)
Comments: I play this in the mains and in the crosses is the Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power 16 gauge. So far it is
great. My serve has been great because I have complete control over it. I have been been a few inches from the lines. I am a lefty
so it gives me a big advantage. I string it at 55 lbs and I use the Prince O3 Speedport Tour.
Comments: This string is for a more beginning to intermediate level players. Once you get more advanced, you
start to get a little picky on what your prefer.
Comments: I don't often explore with strings and I've played with this one for about a year now. I try to think that
my skill does most of the work and consider the string only a small part of my gameplay. That being said, it was a decent string,
more neutral if anything. Nothing spectacular, but nothing detrimental either.
Comments: Terrible string for a player who plays more than a couple days a week. As a college player who played 6
days a week for 6 weeks, I burnt through a whole reel by myself on my Prince tour. I broke on average a string every 4 hours or
so, so not recommended for power hitters. Although, the price is decent though, but comprable to the durability.
Comments: The best string ever very good feel good for spin. It gives you enough power. I play every day for 6
hours a day but the only bad thing is the durability it only last me 1-2 days.
Comments: Good string but breaks after about 4 or 5 days of hard play. Good all around string.
Comments: Excellent playability and feel. However, I would not recommend it to hard hitters, since it wears down
fairly quick. Lasted me a month before it snapped.
Comments: I was satisfied with the string. It works great for, moderate aggression. I would recommend it, it's the
best yet from the company, and I put it on my stick.
Comments: This is a good string for light to moderate hitters. It provides decent control and is somewhat durable.
For better power and control, I use this string in the crosses with Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough in the mains. It may still
break after a few weeks, but the combination works very well.
Comments: For the relatively flat hitter, this string is great. It's on the low-end for cost, the feel is nice and the
durability is OK. I live in a humid climate and don't play with an overwhelming amount of power, but I do like to serve and volley
and this string holds up great for about 2 weeks. After that, it is either fraying, broken or so loose I just cut it out. For the price, I
can't complain. Awesome low-cost string for the touch/angle player,;hard-hitters should look elsewhere.
Comments: This is not a good string for the money. If you get enough tension for spin, it gets harsh and breaks
quickly. Anyone who likes this string should be in heaven with regular Wilson Sensation. It lasts longer with good tension and has
much better feel, all for about the same price! Really no comparison.
Comments: I am also from Santa Clara and my experience with this string was awesome. I was using Gamma
Professional before, but when I switched, my kick serve doubled in spin! Power is simply immense. In the Triad 4.0 Midplus the
strings do not budge a bit, which makes games much more consistent.
Comments: My favorite synthetic gut string, but I don't use it because it breaks too fast =(. and by the way, what's
crazy is another person posting here, Mani, is in the same tiny city that I live in!! What a small world.
Comments: This string is very nice. The durability is better than the multifilament. The feel, comfort, power, control
and the sound it makes when making contact with the ball are nice. Overall it is a very good string.
Comments: The Duraflex isn't so durable, not even close to Prince Synthetic orginal, but it has really nice pop,
power, spin, and control. Overall it's a really good string, but it's not for string breakers
Comments: This string is very good if you want to see what kind of string you should use in your racquet. It doesn't
last long and feels very spongey. Overall it is just average. I am a 4.0 player and whenever I get a new racquet, I string it with
Comments: This is a really good string for such a cheap price. After I broke my strings on my Babolat, the stringer
strung my Babolat Pure these and they feel a lot more stable. I only played for 1.5 hours yesterday, but the spin and control is
very good. This is a very good string for such a cheap price.
Comments: First, I must confess that all string feels pretty much the same to me, with tension being the primary
difference in feel. Regarding this string, I have found it to be okay. It seems to break early, but I'm a big hitter. I would
recommend it to softer hitters or players who are not yet sure what tension they like and are experimenting a bit with their stick.
Comments: This is a quality string! I have used this string for over 8 years. I am a (5.0) topspin baseliner and have
no complaints about the durability of this string. News Flash: If you are a hard hitting baseliner, you will break strings no matter
what you use!! I have tried different strings over the years but keep coming back to what works. This string is in all my Head OS
iRadicals @ 64lbs.
Comments: This string is very average to me. It takes a lot out of me to produce topspin. Another thing is the
serving; it takes a lot for me to do a kick serve or a flat. A redeeming quality is the price tag. It is very cheap since almost
everyone. If anyone wants major spin and power, try a different string.
Comments: I have been playing with Prince Synthetic Gut for nearly 20 years and still using it now. It is perfect for
all types of players. As you approach the breaking point, the tension loosens up noticeably.
Comments: Great String! Like previous posters said, it does lose tension quicker than normal but at the price it's
not big deal! I just string up this stuff in my 300G all the time. I break a string every 3-4 hours but since I string myself I don't
have any problem with that! I can't get enough of that initial feel. It plays amazingly crisp!
Comments: I'm a 5.0 hitter with quite a bit of topspin. This string isn't bad at all for the price, but before you buy it
you need to consider this. Prince synthetic with duraflex doesn't last long, especially if you hit with spin, and it looses tension
VERY fast. If you buy this string because you like the price and have your own string machine so you don't mind the constant
stringing, try switching to Wilson extreme synthetic. Its durability is just as bad, but has MUCH better tension retention. For the
rest of you, stick with this string, it's not too bad.
Comments: This is an unbeatable performance bargain. I used to be a certified professional (P2) and a certified
USRSA stringer, and for the money you just can't beat good old duraflex. Sure, it's not going to perform like natural gut or a type
flight synthetic (Gamma Live Wire), but it's so cheap! It does tend to lose tension faster than some other strings, but if you string
your own racquets then you can afford to string them all the time with this stuff. When I was a junior, I used to buy this by the
reel in 17 gauge and just string my sticks all the time.
Comments: I have been using this string for about 4-5 years now and have loved it since I started using it.
However, I do have one problem with it, I go through at least two racquets a day when I train a lot and only about 1 per match
when playing tournaments back to back. I play on clay during the summer and indoor hard courts during the winter and on both
surfaces I have this problem. I do play with a lot of topspin and power but I still find this a problem seeing as I never really get a
good use out of one racqet. That being said I do avoid the problem of the quick tension loss when breaking strings this often. I
start with and new racquet and therefore the right tension often which makes the string greatt. But, I would not recomond this
string for anadvanced player who trains a lot and plays tournaments regularly.
Comments: These strings wore down in two months and I�m only 10 years old. I would suggest the Babolat
Comments: These strings have great play. But within maybe an hour, they start to lose their tension
and become loose. If you'r a big top spin player or a big hitter, they're going to break frequently.
Comments: I've been using this string in my Ti Radical MP for a few years now, and what I would
be: starts off great, trails off rather quickly. I do actually like this string overall, and I don't break it much, mainly
since my frame
has a dense string pattern, but the performance over a short time really drops. I have 3 identical frames and
when I cycle
through them I do notice a difference in playability (not that it gets terrible, just not nearly as crisp as when you
start). My bottom
line: price is good, string is good and if you are under 4.5 you won't even notice, but don't expect to get much
pristine crisp play
from these strings if you like to crush the ball.
Comments: Before trying this string I was using Wilson Stamina, which I had it strung at 57lbs.
lasted a very long time, played decently but for some reason I didn't really think if was for me. Based on the tons
feedbacks I decided to give PSGD a try and I was fairly impressed with the string. I strung it at 53lbs and still I
think it gives me
more control than my previous string. PSGD also seems to pocket the ball really well, though perhaps doesn't
hold tension as well
as Wilson Stamina. After 15 hours of play the string still plays very well (I have flat strokes), so I now think PSGD
is my syn gut of
Comments: I bought a Babolat Pure Drive racquet and it came strung with this string in yellow. I
was going to cut it
out and restring the racquet with my usual choice of Luxilon Big Banger. I gave this a try, however, and what I
can say is
playability and feel is as good as from Luxilon, if not better. String is very arm friendly and has tremendous
control, every ball fell
into the court, I was simply amazed. The big negative about this string is that it moves a lot, your fingers will
burn after one
match from adjusting the strings. If you don't mind that, it is the best string for the money.
Comments: I just hit with this string for the first time last night and all I can say is WOW!!! I used to
polyester strings (LUX BB ALU Power and ACE) but after a while they hurt my arm and shoulder. I would get
pains in my arm every
time. Polys are too harsh if you don't plan on changing the strings often cause they lose tension very quickly. As
for the PSGD that
I tried, I had it strung @ 62lbs on my Head Flexpoint Radical Tour and it was an amazing feeling. I was taking
big cuts at every
ball and I found that the control was excellent. The string was crisp a bit due to the high tension but felt very
arm friendly. Didn't feel a thing, no pain whatsoever. Shots that were hit in the sweetspot felt amazing. I never
had that feeling on
a clean strike before. Another amazing thing that I noticed is that my strings hardly even moved. I know polys
have this aspect to
them but I didn't expect it from a SG. The last SG that I tried was the Head FXP and I hated it, no feel whatsoever
and no power,
not to mention that the strings were all over the place after every shot. I find that the PSGD is not super powerful
but it has good
pop, even though I provide all the necessary power. As for durability, that still remains to be seen since I've only
played with it
about 2+ hours so far. I expect it to snap pretty fast due to my racquet�s stringbed (16x19) but we will see. I
this string to anybody, it offers everything that you would want in a string. And for the price that it is selling, it
could be the best buy available.
Comments: This is an excellent string. It has great feel but if you hit hard or a lot of spin this string
will not last
long. When I used it I would pop it everyday, so I hybridized it with polyester for it to last longer. If you don't play
often or are
now starting this is a great string for you.
Comments: I tried this Prince string and only got 5 hours of play on it. I tried Luxilon Big Banger
ALU 16L power
it lasted 10-15 hours of play but was expensive at around $30. Now am hitting with gamma 15 marathon and
of play time at around $21. Have not noticed a significant difference in feel.
Comments: I am a top level player who cannot see why anyone would use an
expensive polyester or gut. This string simply has it all, and no matter what I try, this string
beats them all. This is a traditional and somewhat durable string for its composition. Thanks
Prince for sticking to the basics.
Comments: This string is definitely one of the top synthetic gut strings on the
market. It has a great balance of feel
and ball bite. But, as with most playable strings, it just doesn't last. It survived about 7 hours
of rallying, no match play. If you're
a chronic string breaker, don't bother.
Comments: This is easily the best string I�ve ever used. I will use now every time
I play. I recommend this string to everyone playing tennis. I play with this strung at 63lbs, very
Comments: This string blows on durability if you are a player who hits hard with
a lot of spin. I'm a 4.5-5.0 High School varsity player and this string lasted me only 5 days.
The touch and feel is great but doesn�t make up for the amount of time it lasted. Prince
lightning XX lasted longer than the prince Synthetic Gut with Duraflex and felt a lot better.
Right now I�m using the Luxilon Big Banger ALU 16L power string. It is very weird at first.
Doesn�t hit like any synthetic gut strings but is great on durability. I would recommend it for
Comments: Any racquet that I did not know the strings of that played great
(some demos) had these strings. I will certainly
buy a few sets. 4.0, Prince Original Graphite OS.
Comments: I use this string on my Wilson PS 6.5 (oversized). Playability is
awesome and the string moved crazily as in
most other nylon string. It lasted about 25-28 hours for me. My NTRP is about 3.5. Moving
to Tecnifibre Spinfire 17 & Luxilon Big
Banger Ace 18.
Comments: These strings are great to hit with and have a great feel to them, the
price is great and everything, but it's not as
durable as I hoped it would be. Otherwise, it�s all good.
Comments: Not recommended for string breakers who don�t have their very own
stringing equipment, the price really adds up.
Comments: I use this as a cross string with natural gut as the main string. This
string holds its tension better than the original. It keeps my gut mains locked in place and
after 5 hours of play, has maintained its tension well. My wet weather frame is strung with
this and the price/playability ratio is superb. The BEST synthetic gut.
Comments: I really like this string. It plays better than any other string I've played
with. It breaks about once a week for me but other than that, it's a great string.
Comments: These strings last long enough for me and play very well. I string
this in my Prince More Attack S920 @ 58lbs and I love it. The feel of the string is good. This
is one of the best strings at a price you can afford.
Comments: This string has lots of power and pop to it. It feels crisp when you hit
a ball very hard. I have been playing with it for 2 weeks now, and it still feels very fresh.
Comments: Though a good value, this string has never seemed to last long on
my Yonex V-CON 17s. Longevity is definitely an issue, I break a string every 3-4 days, so I
don't recommend this for heavy hitters. Spin, comfort and power are limited. For me, this is
just a basic cheap and easy string. Not bad for the price, though
Comments: Stop reading, and just click on BUY. This is the best string in the
market in terms of price and playability. There are no others like it.
Comments: It is great in the beginning, but it losses the crisp feeling in a short
period of time. It has good durability, and I definitely think it is worth the price.
Comments: These strings are awesome. I've been using it for a year and I'm
really happy with it. It feels great when I play and it lasts long. You Should Try It!
Comments: I've used Prince Synthetic Gut Duraflex for years because I am too
lazy to try new strings. In retrospect, this string played excellently when it's about to break.
Otherwise, it's just ok for banging around with.
Comments: I've tried most of the premium multi's out there and while they feel
good, they are no match for Prince Synthetic Gut w/ Duraflex. This string feels better and is
more durable than most $12-15 strings. I love it. Plenty of pop and the feel is soft but crisp
at the same time. IMO, this is unquestionably the best string value in the game.
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