Natural gut tension question!

Discussion in 'Strings' started by GasquetGOAT, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. GasquetGOAT

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    I have two 03 Tours. One strung with Babolat VS natural gut 16 mains/ Pro hurricane tour 16 crosses. 55/52lbs. The second one I want to try out X-one biphase 17 gauge. What tension to string to maintain the same string bed feel as the natural gut hybrid?
     
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  2. Bud

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    If I recall correctly... they (NG and X-1 Biphase) both stretch about the same amount when stringing... therefore, I'd say stick to the same tension and give er a try! :)
     
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    With the X-1 I was meant to say I will be using it for the full string bed not hybriding with poly. Do I need to string it higher and by how much?
     
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    Personally I go higher with full multi ( 58/60 ) as i don't like string movement, and I'll still get more string movement than with a ploy hybrid.

    My edu-guess to keep the same power using full X-2 would be 55/57. I'd add a few lbs to the x's to try to reduce string movement, but don't know if it's enough.
     
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  5. GasquetGOAT

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    Thanks for the feedback. How about going 56/58 for the full X-1? Is this a safer starting point? I'd rather have less power than more power.
     
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  6. MarrratSafin

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    Yeah 56/58, or even up to 58/60. When you are using a gut/poly hybrid the poly will tame the power of the gut, and I would say your gut/poly hybrid will be slightly less powerful than a full multi at same tension..
     
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    I agree also, and if you're not concerned about lower power, 58/60 will move less.
     
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