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theJuniorACE
01-28-2006, 01:03 PM
well for the last 6 months ive been using an Mfil 200
and with that some syn gut(Wilson Stamina 16 and Babolat Super Fine Play 16) strung at 60lbs.

but now i need some more durability, feel, and spin

so ive been thinking about trying a poly/gut or syn gut hybrid
now its my 1st hybrid an im sort of worried about my elbow cuz ive heard polys can ruin your elbow and im only 16 and dont wish to mess up my elbow this young
another thing, i cant afford real gut

but after looking at TWs hybrid page
ive sort of narrowed my choices down to 2

Rip Control 16 Mains @59lbs
Gamma TNT2 16 Crosses @57lbs
or
Ashaway Kevlar 16 Mains @59lbs
KLIP Legend Natural Gut 16 Crosses @@57lbs

now im not sure as to wether or not these are good choices
and as to how the playability or feel of these setups are
im not sure how much difference there is between 16 and 17 guage, so any recommendations

any suggestion are greatly appreciated

thanks for any help,
gabe

panic
01-28-2006, 01:53 PM
With the kevlar/gut combo you should lower kevlars tension, it is very stiff.

Gaines Hillix
01-28-2006, 03:19 PM
I'd only go the Kevlar route if I was really hard on strings. Kevlar is much stiffer than poly string. I don't really think you're going to see increased durability from a Rip Control/TNT2 hybrid. I'd suggest trying one of the softer polys like Kirsch Touch Turbo or Signum Pro Poly Plasma. For an even softer feel try one of these in the mains with Bab Super Fine Play in the crosses.

theJuniorACE
01-28-2006, 05:51 PM
Gaines Hillix,
wat tensions would u suggest?

ALso any opinions on Bab. pro Hurricane 17 mains and Babolat Conquest 16 ccrosses
i think ill try this setup
maybe with Pro hurricane at 58lbs
and conquest @ 55lbs?

Gaines Hillix
01-29-2006, 09:02 AM
Gaines Hillix,
wat tensions would u suggest?

ALso any opinions on Bab. pro Hurricane 17 mains and Babolat Conquest 16 ccrosses
i think ill try this setup
maybe with Pro hurricane at 58lbs
and conquest @ 55lbs?

That sounds like a good setup. I'd be interested to see how much string movement you get.

theJuniorACE
01-29-2006, 10:31 AM
yea ill string my mfil up with that setup in the next 2 weeks
ill post my results with it
besides seeming like a good setup itll also Look pretty sweet with my mfil 200
the blue pro hurricane with the white and black conquest