Cyberflash hybrid question

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  1. origmarm

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    Currently I play a full gut Klip 17 setup. I have been looking to add a bit more spin to it (or grippiness if you will to the string) and deaden the power a little but not to lose that gut feeling too much, hence a hybrid seems the obvious solution with gut mains. I have some Cyberflash 17L that I'm going to put in the crosses and keep the gut mains as an experiment.

    Currently I string the Klip at 58lbs. For poly they say 10% lower so I was thinking about Klip at 58, Cyberflash at 52 as a starting point. Does the 10% guideline apply only to full poly jobs or to hybrids also? Would appreciate some advice on this as it will be my first poly hybrid foray
     
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    58/52 sounds good...you could prob go to 58/54 without the cyberflash feeling too stiff. Dropping the tension certainly applies to hybrids...especially if its your first time using poly.

    It could take a few string jobs to find the right tension...

    Nick
     
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    Thanks mate! Re poly I've hit a full big banger original 17 job before and I liked some aspects of it but the stiffness was just too much, that and it felt too dead for me. Had pretty good grip on the ball though, I hear flash is even better for that. I have hit with gut or syn gut since I was a kid so I've stuck with that so far bar experiments but I think a gut main hybrid might be just the ticket.

    The 58 Klip is in my new vantage and its quite a flexy frame (63ra listed, feels about that maybe a little less) so I might go 58/54 in that case and see how it goes.
     
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    Incidentally, Cyberflash vs Big Hitter, Cyber Power vs Big Hitter blue...pattern? :)
     
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    Cyberflash 17L is not all that stiff. I'm using it now in a full job at max tension and it's not much stiffer than syn gut.
     
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    I wouldn't say 58 pounds is max tension.
     
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  7. nickb

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    It is on the Volkl VE Mid..

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    I know it's all down to personal preference, but I do find cyberflash to be a good bit stiffer than a syn gut.
     
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    I meant that 17L is somewhat soft. The heavier gauges are stiffer. Thanks Nick for backing me up on the tension.
     
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  10. BigApple

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    I think 58/52 is too much of a differential between mains and crosses. You'll probably notice the frame being distorted. I'd say the max difference between mains and crosses should be 3 pounds, maximum. Especially with gut mains and poly crosses, the poly loses tension much quicker than the gut!

    -BA
     
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    So you would go 58/55 something like that?
     
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    The tension difference would be fine....I think 58/54 would be a good place to start..

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  13. ambro

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    The tension difference is fine if you want your racquet to shrink .5" and undergo useless stress that will prematurely break the carbon fibre down.

    I've used this hybrid, and I found dropping the gut tension a few lbs. and going up with the poly tension (from what -10% would be) is the best comprimise. In your case, 57/55 would probably be good. Maybe 58/55 still if you are worried about the ball flying on you.
     
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    i personally would start @ 58/55... but you would be fine going with 58/54.
     
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