Babolat Hurricane 17 and Babolat VS Natural Gut 17

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Hellas, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. Hellas

    Hellas Guest

    I haven't tried a hybrid stringing before and I was thinking of using Babolat Hurricane 17 gauge in my mains and Babolat VS Natural Gut 17 in the crosses. I use a Babolat Pure Drive and don't break strings too often.

    Does this sound like a good combination ?
    Is the Hurricane a good string, somebody told my that it was too stiff ?
     
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  2. StepBack

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    I think Roddick uses that sort of hybrid. I think you cannot go wrong with that combination. You will get nice power, spin and feel by mixing gut and advance poly.
     
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  3. Hellas

    Hellas Guest

    Thanks StepBack, keeping in mind I dont have a huge problem with control and prefer not to string too tight, what tension would you recommend for the mains (Hurricane ) and what tension for the crosses (VS NG) ?
     
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  4. StepBack

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    One more thing: if you are planing to buy gut consider BOW BRAND on TW, price 2x lower than VS and I guess the pretty much feel & control etc.
    I played pure drive before but dont have experience with huricane nor gut. I would say 24/24 kg I guess. Let say 25/24 is some kind of standard for 95 inch head, you got 100 inch and dont wana got tight that is 25/24 let say, but you got huricane which need lose tension so lower 1 kilo on main. This hybrid will give you much power so I would not go to low.
    Like I said I got now experience with these two strings so better wait for someone else to reply.
     
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  5. !Tym

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    If you're gonna hybrid the gut with a poly, you'd be better served buying a cheaper gut such as Bow or BDE Rally, particuarly if you put the gut in the crosses.
     
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  6. Hellas

    Hellas Guest

    Thanks !Tym, would you not recommend putting the Bow gut in the crosses ?

    What tension would you think is best ?
     
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  7. kalle

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    Another recommedation would be to get a set of the Klip X-Plosive 17g. This is a pre-packaged gut hybrid with gut and K-Boom (co-poly string). Plays great.
     
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