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sandflea
05-06-2009, 11:19 AM
Are there any pro's using kevlar strings as a hybrid, if so who and what's their set up?

Roddickalltheway
05-07-2009, 07:26 AM
I haven't really heard of any.

fantom
05-07-2009, 07:59 AM
I think Agassi did for some time during his career.

vandre
05-07-2009, 08:21 AM
I think Agassi did for some time during his career.

yuppers, i think it was toalson leonia 66. i'm not really sure at which point he got away from it (if he used it until he discovered lux)

vandre
05-07-2009, 08:39 AM
^^^ignore, that's nylon...heck, i dunno what particular kevlar it was! :evil:

vandre
05-07-2009, 08:42 AM
here's a thread that talks about agassi's alleged kelvar setup, now that i've butchered it.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?p=2293420

Eiffel59
05-07-2009, 12:26 PM
From what was said at the time, Ashaway kevlar...

sandflea
05-07-2009, 01:06 PM
I thought Aggie used kevlar... but didn't he string it at an ungoldly high tension?

GS
05-07-2009, 01:25 PM
I've got a list of what the top 18 pros used in 1992:
Agassi used Kevlar in the mains and gut in the crosses, 68 lbs.
Ferreira used Kevlar, 72 lbs.
Gilbert used something called Matex, 58 lbs.
Costa used Polystar, 52 lbs.
Courier used cheap Wilson synthetic gut, strung high.
Everyone else, like Lendl, Sampras and Edberg, used natural gut.
Since I was breaking cheap strings back then, I tried Kevlar a few times. It tore my arm off, of course. So I switched to soft multi's.

nickynu
05-08-2009, 06:28 AM
Agassi used Ashaway crossfire II earlier in his career.

MAX PLY
05-08-2009, 10:37 AM
The ones mentioned are all I can think of as well--Agassi being the most notable. Kevlar is great for use in calibrators however.