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jdubbs
11-15-2010, 12:28 PM
I just ordered 2 sets of the Babolat VS Natural Guy 17g.

I've read that its preferable to have synthetic gut cross strings to improve durability.

Also, what's the preferred tension? Usually I have it at 55.

BTW I'm a high 4.0 with massive flat serve, big FH topspin, and flat backhand.

I know I'll probably replace these at least once a month, but its more important to me to have a racket that doesn't hurt my arm/shoulder, as Dr. Appts and physical therapy cost much more!

freshtennis
11-15-2010, 01:05 PM
definitely a poly, pht, rpm blast, alu power, alu power rough

GameSetMatch
11-15-2010, 01:09 PM
^^^ LOL. He's said he wants something arm friendly(er) and mentioned synthetic gut crosses.

freshtennis
11-15-2010, 01:16 PM
^^^ LOL. He's said he wants something arm friendly(er) and mentioned synthetic gut crosses.

oh sorry my bad .. but still imo, polys are best to cross with gut.

kiteboard
11-15-2010, 01:26 PM
Blackcode 1.18mm, blue gear 1.19mm.

ClubHoUno
11-15-2010, 04:34 PM
Get a Poly in the crosses, for instance Alu Rough or Blackcode or Silverstring.
It Will still feel soft and gentle because you get most of the feel from the main strings where the gut is.
String the Poly 2-4 lbs lower than the gut.

See if you like it.
I normally pop VS Team 17 mains and Alu Rough crosses in 8-10 hours (after 6 hours I install a couple of stringsavers) in 16x19 95-98 sq" racquets, which is also where the Alu Rough starts to feel dead anyway.

mctennis
11-15-2010, 07:59 PM
I use either TiMO 17g or Dynamite 17g as my crosses with my gut strings. I've tried a lot of others but I always seem to come back to these two. I just bought some new Dynamite soft 17g but have not tried it yet.

JavierLW
11-16-2010, 03:17 PM
If you dont break strings every 8-10 hours and you want it to last a lot longer then that, then dont use poly.

Try Isospeed Professional Classic, it creates a lot of spin for something that is not a poly. It also seems to grab ahold of the gut mains which keep them from breaking as easily, where with poly you'll just saw right thru those mains.

I would imagine Ashaway Dynamite would be nice as well.

They are in a specific range of strings that have a stiffness that is somewhere between gut and a nylon based multi like NXT.

Mig1NC
11-16-2010, 05:07 PM
There is a thread on here where a guy used Prince Recoil as a cross after the TWU friction page came out. He reported some interesting results.

I myself am experimenting with recoil as a cross, and I must say I like it a lot.

nvottennis
11-17-2010, 12:07 PM
There is a thread on here where a guy used Prince Recoil as a cross after the TWU friction page came out. He reported some interesting results.

I myself am experimenting with recoil as a cross, and I must say I like it a lot.

do you remember the thread?

JoelDali
11-17-2010, 12:31 PM
Lux Flouro.

kkm
11-17-2010, 12:52 PM
Lux Flouro.


for 10 char.

Mig1NC
11-17-2010, 02:39 PM
do you remember the thread?

Found it: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=353570&highlight=recoil

pheonix6579
11-18-2010, 04:48 AM
+1 lux alu power will give you what you want without the harsh grooving of "shaped" strings