Nat gut/poly hybrid question

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  1. Bman610

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    If the nat gut is Gona break first every time does it really matter how thin of a gauge u have the poly in?
     
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  2. mrc

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    It does..I have broken poly over 16g gut mains. Gut is stronger. You want a poly that holds tension like Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23 so the difference between gut and poly stays close..otherwise, your tension gap will be too large.
     
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  3. Rjtennis

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    I break the poly first all the time.
     
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  4. SCRAP IRON

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    I have never broken a poly cross first in a natty gut main/ poly cross hybrid. While natural gut is considerably more durable than a multi or synthetic string, it can't truly compare to a poly in that category.
     
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  5. Smasher08

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    I've broken the poly cross a couple of times -- once even in two places.

    As for gauge differences, while dropping down 0.05mm or so is common practice, I've had clients use 1.30 mains with 1.18 poly crosses without any difficulty or reduction in durability.
     
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  6. MixedMaster

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    I have been hitting with 15L NG and 16G poly since the first of May in two rackets and neither one of them has broken yet!!! The gut mains are starting to fray just a little and I expect to get at least another couple of weeks out of them.
     
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  7. Maui19

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    I play 16g gut Ms and 17g poly crosses. The gut breaks first most of the time, but the poly has broken a few times. Most of the time (50%+) I restring the racquet before any string breaks because the bed gets too soft.
     
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  8. comeback

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    How long does your setup usually last before you restring?
     
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    I've used Klip Legend 17 and India 16g gut with 1.18/1.19 poly crosses and have yet to break a cross. Have broken the mains on all setups. 25-30 hours maybe, give or take.

    I'm not huge hitter. Decent 4.0 (45yo, played in HS and now again for 5 years)
     
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  10. skeeter

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    Apologize for slight tangent on the thread, but is there any value to crossing gut with multi's or synguts? Kind of new to the use of hybrid strings and I usually only hear about crossing gut with polys or co-polys.
     
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  11. gplracer

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    For me natural gut is cheaper on a hybrid than a multi because it lasts so much longer.
     
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  12. SCRAP IRON

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    That's what I'm talking about!
     
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  13. SpinToWin

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    no, there is no real merit.
     
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  14. John Z.

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    I disagree; it could provide you with most of the ngut feel, durability and arm friendliness (ngut main, sgut/multi cross) at pretty much half the price.
     
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  15. SpinToWin

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    There is no merit playability wise. You only get a downgrade on playability (duration) with your setup.
     
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  16. PGlock

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    Some TT guys have used it to decrease cost and still maintain some of the gut-like qualities. I am not sure how well it would work since gut should in almost all cases last longer than the multil or syn gut, at least in terms of playability.
     
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  17. hoodjem

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    I've got a set of Pacific Classic 17g nat gut in the crosses with Pacific Poly 1.20 in one of my AG4D300s. It's been in there for a year-and-a-half.

    I don't pull it out too often. It's pretty frayed, but still has great trampoline quality.

    Amazing power and feel. But it's pretty loose, so I have to work to keep the ball in; it makes me concentrate harder.
     
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