View Full Version : my new hybrid questions

07-02-2004, 09:11 AM
I have an opportunity to use Bab Vs. gut for the first time but I want to hybrid it with another string to make it last longer. I'm not one to spend bucks per string job. I was thinking Ashaway Monogut 17 due to its similarities to ALU. What string should I put in the mains and the crosses and what would be good tensions for each string? I was thinking of putting the gut in the mains at 57 and the monogut in the crosses at 56. I'm more of a control baseliner but I have power. The frame is a LM prestige MP.

07-02-2004, 10:39 AM
it would be helpful if we knew what your string of choice is now. ed

07-02-2004, 11:27 AM
Lux Alu at 58.

07-02-2004, 12:04 PM
i wouldn't waste ur money by putting a very pricey string like VS in the crosses but if you do put the gut in the mains, a poly in the crosses will saw through the gut pretty quickly. Try gut mains n syn. gut crosses n you will have a combo that plays like all gut but half the price.

07-02-2004, 01:05 PM
it says that Ashaway Monogut 17 is a "Multi-polymer Monofilament Synthetic Gut" Too many words...so is it considered a poly or synth gut?

07-02-2004, 01:06 PM
and what about the tensions?

07-02-2004, 02:13 PM
MONOGUT for 3.99 !!!!!!

Most people can't tell the dif between MonoGut and ALU.

Use the 16L for more friction (the cross strings don't bite).

See my tag for tensions.

OBTW . . . If you want to save some money try BOW NG 16 (make sure it't the 40ft) for 19.99 or KLIP NG 17 for 25.99.

If your'e crossing it with a poly, you won't know the difference !!!

OBTW . . . MonoGut and the other Polys will lock the NG mains in place, not allowing it to move. It will last longer !!!

. . . Bud

07-02-2004, 07:51 PM
ok, so here's what I'm going to do.

LM Prestige MP
Babolat Vs. Touch 16-Mains-61 lbs
Ashaway Monogut 17-Crosses-55 lbs.

does it sound good to you guys?

07-02-2004, 08:12 PM
Why 17 in the crosses ??

. . . Bud

07-03-2004, 01:08 PM
it's the set I got for free, xp. Do you think it will make too big of a difference. I wouldn't mind buying a set of 16 gauge, but I only have 17 at the moment.

07-03-2004, 01:28 PM
No . . . Just given a choice, I'd choose the 16 L. There's more surface to rub the ball (on the crosses), since it's a bit stiffer it'll cause the mains to sit up a tad more to bite the ball, and IMO it's a tad more powerful.

. . . Bud

07-04-2004, 02:27 PM
do those tensions sound good?