View Full Version : String Tension for a Hybrid?

04-21-2010, 04:22 PM
Quick Question. I was planning on stringing VS gut in the mains and Big Banger in the crosses and I was wondering if I could string it at more then a three pound difference. I was planning on stringing the gut at 58 pounds and the lux in the crosses at 53. Is this o.k.?

Thanks for the help

04-21-2010, 05:12 PM
5 lbs. difference sounds right for that setup, but you'll probably get too much power overall. I'd go up two lbs. in both directions, 2 lbs. more if you have a powerful racquet.

Uvijek Argen
04-21-2010, 06:06 PM
Yes, that's fine, I do myself co-poly/Syn Gut @ 43/48 and its fine the difference of 5 lbs.

Have fun.

04-22-2010, 06:03 AM
Im a 2lb difference type of person...

5 should be fine but it may require some fine tuning to ultimately get your perfect setup - not sure how fast you break NG but keep in mind the BB will die very quickly and NG holds tension so well, might not be a bad idea to stick closer to 2 or 3 lb difference due to the poly losing tension faster than NG

Just my opinion

04-22-2010, 09:00 AM
yeah thats fine. If you don't like it then fix the tension nex ttime.

04-22-2010, 10:17 AM
thanks for the help. I was only planning on stringing the BB at 53 because luxilon reccomends that you string it 10% lower then usual.