View Full Version : anyone use different guages for hybrids?

02-26-2009, 02:35 PM
have been thinking of trying a thicker guage multi compared to the poly for added durability.. has anyone tried this?

The Macinator
02-26-2009, 02:53 PM
Yeah I use big ace mains 17g and gamma tnt crosses 16g it seems to work out for me

02-26-2009, 02:54 PM
i'm sure it'd work...

02-27-2009, 09:56 AM
Some hybrid sets are sold like that. It works.



02-27-2009, 10:04 AM
It works... but somehow I like it with lower tension on the thicker gauge cross...

02-27-2009, 12:04 PM
Almost all pre-packaged hybrids have different gauges. Gamma Zo Pro has a 16Lg poly main and a 16g syn gut for the crosses. Prince has a pre-packaged hybrid called Syn Gut Poly Blend that does the exact same thing.

02-27-2009, 12:07 PM
I've used 16g multi in the mains and 17g multi in the crosses for a *little* extra durability. I like it!

02-27-2009, 01:11 PM
is it recommended to only have a variance of 1 guage between strings? ie. 17 poly, 16 multi, not 18 poly 16 multi?

does it matter? does it drastically change the way it plays?

I havent tried any of this, so just throwing it out there

02-27-2009, 01:14 PM
I have on quite a few occasions. 17poly with 16crosses at times.

02-27-2009, 02:39 PM
I actually thought I was using 17G on my crosses, but when I took a closer look at the name on my string it said 16G. I don't plan on changing anytime soon, since I love the way my setup plays. Check my sig for details.

02-27-2009, 03:07 PM
I use 17 on my mains and 16 on my crosses. Love it.

02-28-2009, 07:09 AM
THis is in fact my regular setup. I use 17g redcode mains with 16g spiral flex crosses. Sometimes substitute cyber blue or PHT mains however always in 17g.

02-28-2009, 07:43 PM
Sure, lots of people do this. Right now I have a racquet with poly 18L gauge (1.10 mm) mains and 17 gauge (1.22 mm) crosses.

03-03-2009, 11:00 AM
yeah sure,,some sets are sold like that...go for it i say

03-03-2009, 11:19 AM
Yep. 17 poly mains with 16 syn crosses. A thinner syn would probably pop before the poly was done.

03-03-2009, 11:56 AM
Yup I've used difference gauges in hybrids, never had any problems, Although I haven't uses 2 gauges higher in hybrids

03-03-2009, 12:37 PM
i used to use 19 gauge polyfibre tcs in the mains w/ 17 gauge gosen og sheep micro in the crosses. never any problems. i dont see how different gauges would cause a problem.