View Full Version : Hybrid for best spinning

12-29-2006, 08:40 AM
Can someone please recommend a good hybrid for best spinning?
I play Babolat AeroPro Drive Plus. Right know I have TENSION:60 STRING:Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough 16L. It feels too stiff, my topspins are too weak, the ball flies, but does not really spin. I mostly play baseline groundstrokes, slices, some valleys, but no flat shots.


12-29-2006, 10:12 AM
ashaway 18g kevlar/18g synth crosses
insane spin, freshly strung will bite the ball so hard, fuzz will fly

12-29-2006, 10:14 AM
I tried 18g generally before. It was way too much of power. It was impossible to control the game. But thanks for the advice.

12-29-2006, 10:56 AM
Is there a setup that you used in the past that got you more spin? I only ask because if you can't get spin from ALU Rough at 60lbs, then maybe it's your technique. 16L is pretty close to 17 gauge already so if you don't want to try a thinner gauge, maybe try lowering the tension to get more dwell time.

12-29-2006, 10:59 AM
I am just starting using hybrids. Plus, I am switching to a heavier stick. My prev. racket was lighter and it was giving me more (much more) spin. I am going to change sttings (and tension) and I will try 55 instead of 60.

12-29-2006, 01:32 PM
If you can't get spin with Lux, something's probably wrong. Maybe you're not taking big enough swings...You can really let it loose w/ lux and it's better if you do.

K. Wilson Moose
12-29-2006, 01:47 PM
I tried 18g generally before. It was way too much of power. It was impossible to control the game. But thanks for the advice.

GokuQ is talking about 18g kevlar, the stiffest, most control oriented string I have ever played with. It will knock the fuzz off the ball. Have you ever tried an 18g kevlar hybrid?

If a kevlar hybrid doesn't tame your frame, then you need to look at your technique or change frames. Also, kevlar hybrids can be strung much looser than your usual string and produce excellent spin and control. Another to try is Forten Thin Blend. Try stringing the crosses at your regular tension and the mains 6lbs looser.

12-30-2006, 02:50 AM
Are there any other suggestions for Kevlar Mains tensions? I normally string around 58-60.

K. Wilson Moose
12-30-2006, 07:06 AM
Since you string your frames at 58-60lbs, I would suggest the mains at 52lbs and the crosses at 58lbs as a good start. As a matter of fact, that is the tension combo I use for Forten Thin Blend.

12-30-2006, 09:15 AM
i use forten thin blend as well, and it has an insane amount of spin initially, but it seems to die down after a few hitting sessions. coincidentially i string the mains 52lbs and crosses 57

Bottle Rocket
12-30-2006, 09:30 AM
You need to concentrate on your technique... It is not your string setup. Don't expect a miracle here.

Anyway, to answer your question, anything with Luxilon will give you what you want.

I agree with K. Wilson Moose, drop your tension... I am not sure I would change the tension of the crosses if you're using the same string. I'd try 53 lbs for the mains and crosses.

Your current set up doesn't give you any elbow/arm trouble?

12-30-2006, 09:47 AM
Spin is like 70% technique 30% equipment.