Low powered / spin from syn gut...possible?

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  1. TroutSc

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    I'm using a hybrid, tb/vanquish. Playing a lot and take full cuts on ground strokes. I'm wanting to go full syn gut. I'm using a Volkl pb7 lately and still get sore using the hybrid. I don't have a breakage issue, eventually the tb eats through and the multi breaks but I can probably get by with syn gut as far as durability. So I'm looking for a syn gut that will play almost like the tb/vanquish but a little more comfortable. Is it possible? What would be good to try? Also, what tension? I'm at 52/55 on the hybrid now.
     
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  2. newpball

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    Why not go for gut?
     
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  3. TroutSc

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    Baby steps. Not ready to make that move yet.
     
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  4. struggle

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    i've turned lots of people on to gosen ogsm (16 or 17, never tried eighteen). some say it's "crisper" so might feel good to you coming from a hybrid.

    might as well start cheap and work your way up if you must.

    i string it at 58 (my default number) on MG Rad MP's.
     
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  5. Chotobaka

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    In addition to OGSM, Leoina 66 (15L) and Pro Supex FT Ruff (16) are two more lower powered and dirt cheap SG's you should try. FT Ruff is my favorite SG for a firm feel, and spin is excellent for SG.
     
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  6. Lukhas

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    No mention of Dunlop Hexy Fiber?
     
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  7. DE19702

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    The lowest powered synguts I have found is hexyfiber, head power gel and to a lesser extent, Ashaway Liberty. The hexyfiber is great. I haven't tried the others yet.
     
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  8. scotus

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    A bit pricier than synthetic gut but still quite a bit cheaper than TB/Vanquish.

    Try Head Rip Control.
     
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  9. Ben42

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    I hit with Dunlop Hexyfiber in my APDfor the first time yesterday and I was pretty impressed with it. Low power, spinny, good control, and very comfortable.

    My only concern is how long it'll last.
     
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  10. alpinenut

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    Volkl Synthetic Gut (not the Classic). Good spin, firm, and good tension maintenance.
     
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  11. Payam

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    I can't agree more. If any day I want to get back to syn gut, my go to string would be nothing except this one in medium-high tension.
     
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  12. JackB1

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    Tour bite is a pretty stiff poly and you feel the mains about 75% over the crosses. You should try a multi/copoly hybrid. I have a similar racquet in the Blade 104 and NXT Tour/Copoly at 56/52 works great and should be nice in your PB7 as well.

    BTW...I always wanted to try the PB7, so if you ever want to sell me one of yours, drop me a line.
     
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  13. anubis

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    I would try any of Mikeler's multi suggestions (the top 10), 17g. They would all offer you good performance. I would string them no lower than 60 lbs. Give it a try and see how it feels on your arm.

    However, I don't think you'll get as much spin. If you have good technique, you may be able to compensate for that -- but you can't tell until you try.

    Otherwise, another thing you could try is to lower your tensions to 48/52. That might feel better to you.
     
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  14. JackB1

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    ^^^ this

    Rip Control plays like a poly/multi hybrid
     
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  15. TroutSc

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    I chickened out on full SG. I put in rpm team with SG crosses, dropped down to 48/52. Hit yesterday and it felt good, softer than my TB/vanquish that was at 52/55.
     
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