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carrwash13
06-29-2006, 07:28 PM
I play with Babolat Hurricade 18g on a Ti.Radical MP so its an 18 x 20 string pattern. I use the 18g to get more spin but its hurting my arm so I want to go to a hybrid. What's cheapest and most durable non-poly 18g string I can use for my crosses that will soften up the feel a little? I was thinking of Prince Syntheic w/ duraflex 18g but I can't stand it when I break my crosses before my mains are even warn in and the reviews worry me. I am a former college 5.0 player so I hit pretty hard and with lots of spin if that helps at all.

emcee
06-29-2006, 07:52 PM
Hmm...I'm not sure if I'm right, but I don't really think there are any durable 18G strings that aren't Kevlar or Poly.

However, the reviews of Prince Synthetic are mostly for full Prince string jobs, I suppose, so you might get better durability than they do since you're only going to use it on the crosses.

Maybe you can try using Luxilon ALU-Power 16L Rough or some other textured string?

carrwash13
06-29-2006, 07:58 PM
Maybe you can try using Luxilon ALU-Power 16L Rough or some other textured string?

Yea, any suggestions on the softest poly 18g would also be appreciated. Also, I know an 18g synthetic won't be durable....I'm just looking for the MOST durable in that category so I can use it for a cross

MTChong
06-29-2006, 11:00 PM
Well just put in a 16 or 17g solid core synthetic; Forten Sweet really softens up the stringbed well. I'm not sure how it'll be for you, but when I used to do poly/synthetic hybrids, I always broke the poly mains.

carrwash13
06-30-2006, 03:46 PM
Well just put in a 16 or 17g solid core synthetic; Forten Sweet really softens up the stringbed well. I'm not sure how it'll be for you, but when I used to do poly/synthetic hybrids, I always broke the poly mains.

Does it play wierd if your mains are 18g and your crosses are 17g?

str33t
06-30-2006, 03:51 PM
my dads 18g prince synthetic only lasted him 11 days with only 3 times of play on it. my 17g prince synthetic lasted me about a month with tons of play time and i play with heavy topspin too.

TennisProPaul
06-30-2006, 04:12 PM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=106955

MTChong
06-30-2006, 04:44 PM
Does it play wierd if your mains are 18g and your crosses are 17g?

It plays just fine.

Wondertoy
06-30-2006, 05:09 PM
You can use Polystar Energy for a soft poly which is very durable. It also has good pop. Or try ALU.

SLOracquet
06-30-2006, 06:25 PM
I have used big banger ace 18, i think it's a really nice soft feeling polyester. You might want to give it a try.