Durability of Poly/Syn Gut hybrid?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by cukoo, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. cukoo

    cukoo Semi-Pro

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    I'm used to full poly string job because they forever and I dont really mind the tension loss. Durability is very important since I dont have a stringing machine. Can someone tell me how the durbility of a poly main and syn gut cross hyrid?
     
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  2. cukoo

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    Bump. Anyone knows, I might string my racquet tommorow. I have my usuall Luxilon BB Original but I also have a spare PSGD, wondering if I should put it in the cross. Being a recreational player that doesnt own a stringing machine, durability is very important. Are poly/syn gut prone to breaking like a full syn gut stringjob?
     
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  3. tbini87

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    it should last you longer than a full syn gut job. why not just stay with full poly if you need durability? how often do you break strings? i have to cut out a poly syn gut hybrid before i could get close to breaking it, but i am not a string breakers. i think that the strings you are talking about hybriding should work well for durability, so give it a shot.
     
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  4. s.sharm01

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    Alright well i actually play with 17g pro hurricane and 17g psgd. the hybrid play for about 4-5 hitting sessions at about 3 hours each. The syn gut started to shread/fray and at that point i was expecting it to break.

    just a lil side information, i use full western and am a 3.5 player, top spin does kill the durability toh depending on ur game it would last u more or less.

    But gluck
     
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  5. cukoo

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    Yeah, I want to stay with full poly but I hear a hydrid is a little more comfortable but then again durability is important to me also. Is a syn gut cross really going to make a lot of difference in terms of proformance?
     
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  6. denty151

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    a syn gut cross will definitely soften the the string bed up a considerable amount.
    when i used to hit with the O3 Tour i only got a good 3 days out of a full ALU
    or SPPP job. But when i strung it up with a hybrid (ektelon powerplay) in the crosses,
    i got almost a week and a half out of the set. but i guess my circumstance is a bit
    unique because the O-port technology does speed up the process of string breakage up.
     
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  7. cukoo

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    ^Shouldnt it be the oppposite? Shouldnt the full poly stringjob have a longer life than a poly/syn gut stringjob?
    Or are you talking about playability?
     
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  8. Pusher

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    Depends on the player. I've had full poly break in less than an hour whereas a hybrid may last 5-6 hours. For some people, poly tends to shear or notch very heavily. A syngut cross will extend the life of strings in those circumstances.
     
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