Hybrid string tension differential

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Ben10is, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Ben10is

    Ben10is New User

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    I've used Hurricane Pro Tour 17 on the mains @55 and Gamma Livewire XP 17 on crosses @61 (on a Prince Speedport Black) on the recommendation of a stringer who just moved out of the area. The combo has been working well, gives me enough poly grab without some shoulder issues I had on full poly.

    I took it to a new stringer who said he doesn't recommend any more than 4 lbs apart, and most pros string 2 lbs apart with poly/hybrid setups.

    I'll experiment with the tension differential closer, but does stringer number 2 speek truth or fiction?
     
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  2. tennisstrngdude

    tennisstrngdude New User

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    Most stringers lose tension on the speedport crosses. Chance are the differential will be fine in your racquet. Keep it @ 55 & 61.
     
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  3. mrmo1115

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    I do 55/57.
     
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  4. vincent_tennis

    vincent_tennis Professional

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    lower tension in crosses give u better durability
     
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  5. Ben10is

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    I tend to hit long on lower tension. But yeah, I've noticed I get 15 sets, tops, out of the combo.
     
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