View Full Version : 17/18 Gauge String AWA Cross String Recommendation?

10-25-2009, 08:51 AM
After taking my LM Radical MP out the other night (T-7 string was getting ready to break) I've decided to throw a 17g or 18g string in the the HLMRMP as my mains to see what kind of spin potential I can get out of this thing.

I typically use 1.25mm Luxilon mains with 1.30 Yonex crosses in my T-7.

Can anyone recommend a 17g or 18g polyester string that offers great feel and good power?

I hit heavy topspin so they may break quickly but with the tight string pattern I'm hoping for as much durability as I get in my T-7 with the 1.25mm Luxilon.

If I go with a 17g/18g main, should I reduce the width of the cross string I use as well? If so, see my other post concerning a thin, soft, cross string under $10.

Thanks for any and all input.


10-25-2009, 01:22 PM
Great Feel--Kirschbaum PLI 1.15 or CF 1.20. (Keep the cross at least 1.25 to maintain durability.)

Great power--not possible (unless you start lowering tensions).

10-26-2009, 08:21 AM
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10-26-2009, 10:04 AM
Thanks...I think I'm going to try one with Pro Hurricane 18g/Yonex Tour Super 850 and the other with Luxilon Ace 18/Tec. MultiFeel (?).


10-26-2009, 10:13 AM
try the Lux Ace 18g mains and perhaps the new Lux M2 for crosses, both thinner gauges and loaded with power and control.

10-26-2009, 01:13 PM
LMK what you think of the Luxilon Ace. I have been curious about this string...