help with 1st non syn gut string and setup plzz

Discussion in 'Strings' started by theJuniorACE, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. theJuniorACE

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    well for the last 6 months ive been using an Mfil 200
    and with that some syn gut(Wilson Stamina 16 and Babolat Super Fine Play 16) strung at 60lbs.

    but now i need some more durability, feel, and spin

    so ive been thinking about trying a poly/gut or syn gut hybrid
    now its my 1st hybrid an im sort of worried about my elbow cuz ive heard polys can ruin your elbow and im only 16 and dont wish to mess up my elbow this young
    another thing, i cant afford real gut

    but after looking at TWs hybrid page
    ive sort of narrowed my choices down to 2

    Rip Control 16 Mains @59lbs
    Gamma TNT2 16 Crosses @57lbs
    or
    Ashaway Kevlar 16 Mains @59lbs
    KLIP Legend Natural Gut 16 Crosses @@57lbs

    now im not sure as to wether or not these are good choices
    and as to how the playability or feel of these setups are
    im not sure how much difference there is between 16 and 17 guage, so any recommendations

    any suggestion are greatly appreciated

    thanks for any help,
    gabe
     
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  2. panic

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    With the kevlar/gut combo you should lower kevlars tension, it is very stiff.
     
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  3. Gaines Hillix

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    I'd only go the Kevlar route if I was really hard on strings. Kevlar is much stiffer than poly string. I don't really think you're going to see increased durability from a Rip Control/TNT2 hybrid. I'd suggest trying one of the softer polys like Kirsch Touch Turbo or Signum Pro Poly Plasma. For an even softer feel try one of these in the mains with Bab Super Fine Play in the crosses.
     
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  4. theJuniorACE

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    Gaines Hillix,
    wat tensions would u suggest?

    ALso any opinions on Bab. pro Hurricane 17 mains and Babolat Conquest 16 ccrosses
    i think ill try this setup
    maybe with Pro hurricane at 58lbs
    and conquest @ 55lbs?
     
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  5. Gaines Hillix

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    That sounds like a good setup. I'd be interested to see how much string movement you get.
     
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  6. theJuniorACE

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    yea ill string my mfil up with that setup in the next 2 weeks
    ill post my results with it
    besides seeming like a good setup itll also Look pretty sweet with my mfil 200
    the blue pro hurricane with the white and black conquest
     
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