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smittysan89
01-22-2006, 01:09 PM
Currently I am using a Head FP Radical MP with Head syn gut 16g @63lbs. It is alright but I would like some more lift on the ball, I sometimes have a little trouble getting the ball over the net with the 18x20 pattern. And I want a thinner string that wont break as easily. I have a very aggresive swing, I asked my coach about 17g syn gut and he said I would break it in no time.

So I think I want to get a Poly/Syn gut hybrid. I want a thinner string with some bite on it. My racquet is a 18x20 pattern so I want some more spin on the ball. I can hit the ball hard enough so power really isnt a factor, I mean the more the better as long as I can keep it in I guess. I think I might lower the tension a bit to around 61lbs this time too based on what string I guess. What do you guys suggest for a hybrid and tension?

Thanks in advance for responses.

smittysan89
01-22-2006, 06:54 PM
anybody? I am still unsure, I need some guidance!

andyroddick's mojo
01-22-2006, 10:41 PM
does it have to be a hybrid? i just bought a half set of hurricane pro and xcel premium, (cuz i can't afford gut), but on the babolat website, it says pro hurricane with gut gives you like super spin, power, and comfort! its stats are more then a hybrid with xcel premium. so try gut if you can afford it, with pro hurricane. If it doesn't have to be a hybrid, try luxilon ace 18 or timo 18, because its thin so it has good spin qualities, but its super durable because its from luxilon, (known to make durable strings right? haha) so just try some of that if you wanna.

smittysan89
01-23-2006, 11:04 AM
well i cant afford nat gut and syn gut is the closest thing.....

TripleB
01-23-2006, 11:12 AM
If you have to have a hybrid:

Mains: Kirschbaum Super Smash Honey 17g

Crosses: Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16g

If you can go without a hybrid:

Kirschbaum Super Smash Honey 17g

TripleB

smittysan89
01-23-2006, 02:48 PM
Well I really dont want a full poly setup. I want some syn gut or maybe a multi in the crosses to soften it up.

legolas
01-25-2006, 03:12 PM
try the hybrids luxilon offers

smittysan89
01-25-2006, 03:56 PM
Most likely I am going to do Lux Alu Power Rough/syn gut hybrid. Interested in Kirschbaum Super Smash Honey though.

safin_protege
01-25-2006, 04:09 PM
Most likely I am going to do Lux Alu Power Rough/syn gut hybrid. Interested in Kirschbaum Super Smash Honey though.

Try both. I have recently posted on both of these strings in other threads. With the Luxilon, you'll get more power, more spin potential, and a more muted feel. With Kirschbaum, you'll get more control, and a firm, solid, feel.

I use the setup in my signature and also Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough 16L (with the same cross). I like both, it just depends on the day to which one I use.

smittysan89
01-25-2006, 04:17 PM
thanks for the info!

devilish_duke
01-25-2006, 05:16 PM
I use Luxilon BB Ace 18 in the mains and PSG/D 17 in the crosses.

I did get a free pack of Babolat Tonic 15L so I used that in the crosses for two of my racquets.

Both setups play great, although the latter has unmatched feel.

smittysan89
01-25-2006, 06:18 PM
yeah i bet but im not gonna pay for nat gut. I wish i could but im 16 and dont have the income for it. Hopefully og sheep micro super will be good enough.

I did think about getting the alu power/supersense set from luxilon but i think that im gonna stick with og sheep micro as it is about 10$ cheaper.

fishuuuuu
01-25-2006, 06:20 PM
anybody? I am still unsure, I need some guidance!

RASTA? I gave you all the guidance you needed on AIM :p

smittysan89
01-25-2006, 06:33 PM
Yeah I posted that about 4 days ago and then somebody started up the thread again! HAHA I did take your info though: most likely I will get a lux alu power rough/syn gut hybrid. Isnt that what you reccomended? Thanks for the info everyone I Am set now.

sharapovalover
01-25-2006, 06:38 PM
use luxilon bb alu rough: mains babolat vs team 17: crosses

thats the best hybrid ive ever used

smittysan89
01-25-2006, 06:40 PM
use luxilon bb alu rough: mains babolat vs team 17: crosses

thats the best hybrid ive ever used
I would love to if you would pay for the nat gut!

sharapovalover
01-25-2006, 06:41 PM
haha i no it is really expensive, but its worth it personallly

smittysan89
01-25-2006, 06:49 PM
haha i no it is really expensive, but its worth it personallly
truthfully if i could afford it i would, i definately agree with you.

sharapovalover
01-25-2006, 06:55 PM
there are half sets you know

smittysan89
01-25-2006, 07:23 PM
well a full set of alu power rough is 15$ + 25$ for Klip Natural Gut. That will probably last me for a month as one hybrid will probably last around two weeks. Thats 40$ a month, and Im 16 years old. A little much but I might try it some time, but im afraid if i try it i will get addicted!

From the general consensus the syn gut does about the same thing without the exceptional feel. It is winter right now and even though i play indoors at the moment, in early march im going to have to start playing outside. Do you think that I would even be able to use Nat. Gut in early march in ohio?

sharapovalover
01-26-2006, 06:52 PM
I live in louisiana and nat. gut is good all year (its 100 from june to september and warm in winter) so probably not so great in ohio my other one is luxillon bb alu power: mains and Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 for crosses

smittysan89
01-26-2006, 06:59 PM
yeah i would love to use a multi instead to soften it up but I heard that the multis get tore up and sawed through really fast. That definately wouldnt be good.

How long does your setup last?

sharapovalover
01-26-2006, 07:02 PM
which one of my set-ups?

smittysan89
01-26-2006, 07:11 PM
my other one is luxillon bb alu power: mains and Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 for crosses

sharapovalover
01-27-2006, 04:26 AM
i play every other day and it nomaly lasts 4-5 weeks

sharapovalover
01-27-2006, 04:28 AM
of course if you want to go past the strings to make your racquet better talk to me about lead tape

smittysan89
01-27-2006, 07:29 AM
i play every other day and it nomaly lasts 4-5 weeks
4-5 weeks! damn dude! the multis dont get sawed? it doesnt lose too much tension after 4 weeks?

sharapovalover
01-27-2006, 12:49 PM
no i hit hard too big back hand, forhand with huge spin, and a hard serve

smittysan89
01-27-2006, 02:14 PM
no i hit hard too big back hand, forhand with huge spin, and a hard serve
then how in the hell do you have a poly/multi hybrid last for 4 weeks?!?! And the tension is still decent right?

Do you think that the multi adds durability, at least more than syn gut?

sharapovalover
01-27-2006, 02:28 PM
yes with gut it lasts 2 weeks its a good set up

sharapovalover
01-27-2006, 02:30 PM
if i dont break a string witht that set-up then it drops 4 lbs. when i restring it

smittysan89
01-27-2006, 02:35 PM
if i dont break a string witht that set-up then it drops 4 lbs. when i restring it
I am very suprised. I would think that the multis would get torn up alot quicker than the syn gut. Im gonna have to try it out. Thanks alot for the info. Any other cheaper multis that you can think of that would do the job? I mean in the crosses its just about the comfort pretty much.

sharapovalover
01-27-2006, 02:45 PM
ive tried most of them and that is by far my favorite u could also try the NRG2 17 gauge

sharapovalover
01-27-2006, 02:46 PM
for a cheaper one

smittysan89
01-27-2006, 08:52 PM
the 2$ price difference isnt that bad for me if x-one is better. Im gonna have to buy some this weekend along with some alu power rough.

Is 17 the best bet for crosses? Or should I try 18g? Technifibre says its the best for hybrids but will it last at all?

sharapovalover
01-28-2006, 06:43 AM
go for the 17 the 18 ive tried and broke it the 4th time i used it

safin_protege
01-28-2006, 06:55 AM
Tecnifibre X-One Biphase has better durability and tension maintenence than NRG2; I'd highly recommend that for your cross string.

sharapovalover
01-28-2006, 06:57 AM
i guess i should try that one next time

sharapovalover
01-28-2006, 06:58 AM
oo sry yeah i no i like it more too

sharapovalover
01-28-2006, 06:58 AM
oo sry yeah i no i like it more too

smittysan89
01-28-2006, 08:29 AM
alright thanks for your help.