Best cross for Ace 18 hybrid?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by HeavyBall, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. HeavyBall

    HeavyBall Rookie

    Feb 19, 2004
    These are my options (< $8.00/set) :
    1. Live Wire 17
    2. E-Matrix 17
    3. Sensation 17
    4. Prince Original Synthetic 17
    5. Babolat Fine Play 17

    The racquet is the HPS 5.0. I'm definitely going to need to soften up the Lux alot, especially in this stick. Tension maintenance is also a big concern. What would you recommend?
  2. fastdunn

    fastdunn Legend

    Feb 19, 2004
    Give Gosen AK pro 17 gauge a try.
    It was the most soft+lively among lots of < $10.00 strings
    I tried for hybriding with BB Ace 18.
  3. bcaz

    bcaz Professional

    Feb 19, 2004
    From your list, I'd go with the Live Wire. An inexpensive string I've had excellent results with in hybrid crosses is Gosen OG Sheep Super Micro 17g, same tension as nat gut mains. With Ace 18g, I'm not sure. Maybe 2-3 lbs. tighter, but then again you like to string so tight already ...

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