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    Default Victor VS-890 string

    This string hasn't got its own thread yet, but it's started to appear with retailers, so I thought I'd get the ball rolling.

    I've ordered a set myself and will be reviewing it when it gets here, but the opinions of anyone who's already tried it can go in now.

    (I'll be doing a frequency/time table - don't let me forget!)

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    Thanks for the heads up

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    Let's start with the specs

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    Much appreciated mark ^^

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    I saw this a couple of weeks ago but wasn't sure about it as the discription didn't sound like something I would like, but at 0.68mm it is in my preferred gauge range.

    Looking at this with interest and may order a set myself.

    Subscribed!

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    I'll string it up this weekend so I can get a clean run at the frequency measurements before I use it.

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    Those are quite bold statements regarding durability

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    8/10 durability? Doesn't sound like a true 0.68

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ch1k0 View Post
    8/10 durability? Doesn't sound like a true 0.68
    Well, I have a micrometer here... I'll get a slack diameter once I open it.

    Tbh, though, if it even goes in at 30/31 it'll one up on the most recent batch of VS850.

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    I broke it open for measurement, and it's not 0.68, I can tell you. More like 0.72 in the middle of the pack.

    Also, it might as well be VS850 for all the difference I can see and feel out of the packet. Still, books and covers, and all that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    I broke it open for measurement, and it's not 0.68, I can tell you. More like 0.72 in the middle of the pack.

    Also, it might as well be VS850 for all the difference I can see and feel out of the packet. Still, books and covers, and all that...
    an 850 that'll hold it's feeling longer would be perfect.

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    Mark, since you have your micrometer out, what's VS850 diameter measure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbswansea View Post
    an 850 that'll hold it's feeling longer would be perfect.
    Wouldn't it just...

    But at this point, one that goes in at 30/31 would be progress. *fp.

    Mark, since you have your micrometer out, what's VS850 diameter measure?
    Haven't got any 850 any more! Not sullying my stringing den with it unless it's for a customer.


    I wonder if any of the pros who were on VS850 last year will have jumped ship... something to look out for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    Wouldn't it just...

    But at this point, one that goes in at 30/31 would be progress. *fp.



    Haven't got any 850 any more! Not sullying my stringing den with it unless it's for a customer.


    I wonder if any of the pros who were on VS850 last year will have jumped ship... something to look out for.
    I have a single pack left, I'm afraid to use it. I'm sure @DuckFeet said he wants it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbswansea View Post
    I have a single pack left, I'm afraid to use it. I'm sure @DuckFeet said he wants it though.
    If it's yellow, dump it - I was breaking yellows at 28 before I gave up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    If it's yellow, dump it - I was breaking yellows at 28 before I gave up.
    Nah, it's white. 2 broke in the machine and another after 5 minutes of play.

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    Ironic. Just had 2 yellows last week and had them done at 30/31. Didn't snap.

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