View Full Version : How much strings do I need to hybrid

04-09-2012, 01:35 PM
I have a K 6.1 95 16x18, usually I cut out about 36ft, but I don't know how long the mains and cross needs to be if I want to hybrid. Obviously I can't just do 18, 18 each because you use more strings for the mains I'm pretty sure. Anyway anyone wanna chime in? Thanks!

(This is in a set and I want to make it last two hybrid string jobs.)

04-09-2012, 02:12 PM
Well a set is normally 40ft. And I assume you are trying to get two sets of mains out of it. So you'd just cut it in half at 20 ft. Some rackets use more than 20 ft for the mains in which case you'd be a bit out of luck, but a 95 sq inch 16x18 wouldn't. You can look things up here: http://www.klipperusa.com/stringing/manufacturers.php

It's not always 100% accurate, but it's a good place to start when there's really no other info out there.

04-09-2012, 02:53 PM
Stringer's Digest says that 34' is enough for 1pc and 18'x16' for 2pc on the Six-One 95 16x18, so you are well within limits even if you are generous in measuring.