View Full Version : String Tension for MSV Hex 1.18?

09-04-2009, 01:17 PM
Getting a set of this string in a day or two. Currently use a kirshbaum competition and syn gut hybrid string at 54/56 or a m2/syn gut hybrid strung at 53/60. Planning to use the msv hex in a full bed (or should I use it in a hybrid?). Please advise on tensions.

10-05-2009, 11:59 AM
use msv in the mains with a softer multi in the crosses. msv performs better at lower tensions.

10-05-2009, 12:56 PM
Depending on your racquet size and pattern, it depends. Although many have said this is a great string at low tensions, I have yet to try for myself, but can definitely see this being true. It is a very forgiving feeling (softer co-poly) that still imparts great control. I had one of my kbt's 18x20 strung with the same 1.18 msv hex at 55 lb and it played great for over a month. Very good tension maintenance, and even when it was well broken in after a few weeks, the control was still very very good. Because of that, I'd imagine starting at a low tension would also be great. I'd try it in a full bed at first, as you won't need to hybrid this string since it is already very inexpensive, comfortable, with high control.

10-05-2009, 01:17 PM
I'v got it on my Youtek radical pro's and I really enjoyed the feel at 56 pounds on my mains. I used gosen at 58 on my crosses. really great feel.

10-05-2009, 04:40 PM
Love it at 56/58 msv/gut hybrid.

10-05-2009, 04:51 PM
Planning to string in a gamma ipex 7.0 MP, which is a 16 by 18, in a 98 head.

10-05-2009, 11:13 PM
I have this string currently in my Tour 10 at 24.5 kg, i didnt hybrid cos i wanted to feel the string in total, i like it very much at that tension, maybe i'll go to 25.5 kg but not more.

10-06-2009, 12:13 AM
Played with MSV Hex 1.10 in my pure drive at 24 kg. Loved the power and control of it, only my shoulder and arm started to hurt during play. A problem I normally don't have with ALU at 24 kg.
So strong it with MSV multi Q at 26 kg in the crosses, but then a lot of the power was gone, still good feel and control tough. Think the tension in the crosses was to high. After a week in the bag the power is coming back, but it still cannot compare to the great feeling as full poly.
IMO great string as full, but to much on my arm. Think in a hybrid with gut is a good option. Good luck hope my two cents help altough I used a different gauge.

10-06-2009, 02:46 AM
Definitly do a hybrid. Full poly with this string will make for a very unhappy arm.

10-06-2009, 02:56 AM
Definitly do a hybrid. Full poly with this string will make for a very unhappy arm.

it feels fine to me full, though ive used the 1.10 guage.. and at 50/48 lbs

10-06-2009, 06:31 AM
Definitly do a hybrid. Full poly with this string will make for a very unhappy arm.

I guess it just depends on the player, as I've used Lux's and PHT, both killed my arm. I used Big ace micro (one of the softer polys) and it felt good. Msv to me felt even softer than big ace micro, and in fact these are the only polys i can do a full job with that don't hurt my arm (I stopped my string trials when I found these two inexpensive, comfortable polys). I think the key is you have to string in the low 50s or maybe you will kill your arm going higher. Just speaks to how we each have differing effects with similar setups, perhaps boils down to mechanics, etc.

10-06-2009, 06:34 AM
I'd suggest no higher than 55, it can be tough on the arm. I'm one who loves softer strings between 58 and 65 so you can see where I'm coming from.

Edit - I'm also in favour of hybriding with a soft cross at 58-60.

10-08-2009, 06:37 AM
it feels fine to me full, though ive used the 1.10 guage.. and at 50/48 lbs
How is it compared to the 1.18 in a full set?

10-08-2009, 09:08 AM
anyone try this string at 58 or 60 lbs?

john whilesmith
10-08-2009, 10:37 AM
I strung it at 60lbs in my kPro Tour. Full-bed. Great string. Not harsh like a number of other co-polys. Holds tension very well. However, tension is a very personal taste, so I suggest you try it different tensions to find the one you like most.