Hybrid string tension suggestions - Poly / SG

Discussion in 'Strings' started by AA5B Tiger, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. AA5B Tiger

    AA5B Tiger New User

    Jun 27, 2011
    I've tried earnestly to search for threads on this subject without luck in finding the right keywords to uncover what I am sure has been covered many times.

    My Q, with apologies: What tension guidelines should I use for a Poly/SG setup?

    I see some people saying string the SG at normal tensions (like Mid +2) then put the poly at 10-15% less than that. I then see others saying put the poly down it the high 40s, low 50s for common polys like MSV Hex, then put the SG crosses around the same tension, maybe a little higher.

    I've had luck with HEX/Goshen OG 17 at 50/56 -- but I am just shooting in the dark without a clue. Likewise I tried RPM & X1 at 52/57 with good luck...

    Background: 6'2"/200, Serve and volley, live by my kick serve, Head Extreme MP with a little lead added, med to fast strokes.

    Any specific string combinations for my racquet, styles -- with suggested tension?

    Many thanks in advance.
  2. TennisCJC

    TennisCJC Legend

    Apr 20, 2010
    My thoughts for what it's worth.

    Poly 52/SynGut 56 will play tighter than all SynGut 56. Drop another 2-4 lbs off the Poly/SynGut to make it play similar. For example Poly50/SynGut54 or Poly48/SynGut52 will play like all SynGut56.

    I also never string poly above 52 lbs - my max is poly52/SynGut57 (5 lb differential between M and X). This feels very tight/stiff in my mid+

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