Help on hybrid on K90 and K95

Discussion in 'Strings' started by khong74, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. khong74

    khong74 New User

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    Hi folks,
    I'm new here and excited to post my first question here.
    I'm 4.0-4.5 baseliner, using mainly K90, with a fast swing.
    I tend to mix spin shots and flat shots.

    I've been using PSG original on 57lb but tend to break it too often.
    And I felt it a little bit stiff esp. when hitting with hard hitters.

    Since I don't string myself the labor fee tend to be too high; hence
    betraying my intention to save money by going with syngut.
    That's why I wanted to try hybrid. I'll also try string savers.

    The strings that I currently have are: NRG2 16, LUX ALU 16, and some of PSG original. Which would make a good hybrid?

    What I'm planning to do is,

    1) NRG2 main/ ALU cross
    2) NRG2 main/ psg cross
    3) ALU main/ psg cross

    Can you guys give me advice how these set up might play and what tensions would be ideal for each set up, given that I felt a bit stiff with psg on 57lb on k90.

    I know its a lot, and I feel dumb asking these questions, but your advice would be very appreciated.
     
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  2. baek57

    baek57 Professional

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    i would avoid using the lux as this would make your racquet even stiffer. by default then, of your three choices i'd go with #2. drop your tension 2-3 lbs and see how it feels. if it still feels stiff keep dropping until you are comfortable.
     
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  3. khong74

    khong74 New User

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    Thanks, but since many people are praising the spin friendliness of ALU i was going to use the #3 setting on my k95. how about that?
     
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  4. nadal&roddickfan

    nadal&roddickfan New User

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    you can try ALU, but since it is a poly, it is recommended to drop tension 3-4 lbs. I suggest stringing ALU at 53-54
     
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  5. baek57

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    spin friendliness is only a function of racquet head speed. alu is a low powered string which allows you to swing faster while keeping the ball in the court. if you had no problems keeping the ball in the court with a fast swing with your previous setup, i don't see any reason to switch to poly.
     
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  6. khong74

    khong74 New User

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    When I use ALU at 53 at the main, if I use a syngut as a cross, can I use like 57lb as usual?
     
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  7. JT_Productions

    JT_Productions New User

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    I'm going to try #3 the next time I restring, I first played with my K90 at 58lbs, I now set it at 55lbs, full PSGD, now I am going to be trying 53 for the ALU Rough then 55 for the PSGD or to make something a little more unique VS. all the other string types in the past I may try, 48 for the ALU and 50 for the PSGD mains.
     
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  8. mawashi

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    I would go for option 3.

    The poly cross will eat into the multis real fast if you hit with a lot of spin.

    I would also prefer a syn gut in the cross as multis tend to get rather mushy faster than a syn gut.

    My AK90 has a hybrid of poly force mains & prince or tenifibre syn gut, 50/52 lbs.

    Cheers,

    mawashi
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  9. khong74

    khong74 New User

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    thanks a lot!
     
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  10. T10s747

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    I don't consider ALU a low powered string, it has more power than any synthetic gut. It also promotes spin better than any syn gut. I would use ALU mains 50-53 lbs. with syn gut crosses +2-3 lbs.
     
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