full bed vs hybrid durability

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  1. Slippery

    Slippery New User

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    Which do you guys feels lasts longer a poly/svn gut hybrid or a full bed of syn gut? Thanks
     
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  2. Lukhas

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    Both will die quickly... By "lasts longer", do you mean "which one holds tension better" or "which one won't break"? Because you'll have to ditch the poly after 20h or less if you kill it to avoid it hurting your joints (yes, I know some people are fine hitting with boards instead of a stringbed), and the s-gut because of the tension maintenance.
     
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    Thanks, I have been getting around five hours out of my hybrid setup before it breaks. So I was just wondering if syn gut lasted longer in a full bed. I think at this point I would put up with the string movement if it meant a couple more hitting sessions with it. I stay away from the polys because I tend to leave them in to long and end up with a sore arm.
     
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  4. Lukhas

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    Basically, s-gut (nylon strings) are strings for those who break and don't want to buy poly, since it's more comfortable and breaks before it looses its tension. Which happens quickly. Not that it's always as dirt cheap as some popular polys, (SPPP and Kirschbaum PL2 for example), but it's cheaper than premium multis (Tecnifibre X1 Biphase/TGV/NRGĀ², Babolat XCel all versions). Depends what your hybrid setup was, and your style on the court too. If you topspin a lot, could've been a case of your mains cutting through your crosses.
     
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  5. Slippery

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    Well I have a fresh bed of K.B. black shark/Gosen og-sheep @ 52. I will load up my other racket with the Gosen @ 58 and see what happens lol. My rackets are Dunlop 4D 300
     
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