Need A Good Gut For Hybrid

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Cindysphinx, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Cindysphinx

    Cindysphinx G.O.A.T.

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    I finally broke a string yesterday! For the first time ever. I felt like such a Tough Guy. :cool:

    This, of course, means I need to buy some gut for my hybrid. I have Kirschbaum ProLine II and Spiky Shark. Last time, the pro provided me with a set of some gut or other, but he's out so I need to buy my own.

    What would be a good gut for me? I like this gut hybrid set-up and how much play I got out of my last string job (August). It felt great right up until the shot on which it broke. Very impressive.

    I don't need anything worthy of a touring pro. I'm just a 3.5, after all. So something that isn't wicked expensive would be nice.

    Any recommendations?
     
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  2. scotus

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    I always recommend the best -- viz. Babolat VS.

    But since you are thinking of hybriding it with Spiky Shark, I wonder if those "spiky" edges might chew right through the gut.

    I have not tried Klip Armor Pro, but this gut is known to have a really tough coating and just might be what you want.

    For me, VS lasts plenty long, and it will last a long time in a hybrid setting with Pro Line.

    But I have never used Spiky Shark, and I hear it is a really stiff string. You might want to stay away from it for your arm's sake.
     
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  3. meowmix

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    Unfortunately, the reviews from the blind stringtest on Armor Pro were really negative, as in they couldn't tell that the string was actually a natural gut string. I too would recommend VS if you can spend the 21 bucks for a half set. If you can't, then consider Pacific Class, which comes in at 13.50 for a half set.
     
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  4. Cindysphinx

    Cindysphinx G.O.A.T.

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    Hmmm. That's interesting.

    I strung my two rackets at about the same time. The spiky shark broke; the pro line shows little wear.

    Maybe those Spiky Shark edges do wear through the gut?
     
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    Congrats on your first breakage! :eek:

    What was that set that broke?

    Was going to recommend VS as scotus said. I have been a long time Klip legend user. Recenlty, I put a full set of VS in a new frame and like it very much. Might convert soon! Also have tried Tonic 15L main with Lux BBO rough cross in the other identical frame (w/o stringsavers). String shows very little sign of Lux digging into Tonic after 6 hours of hard hitting.

    Have you ever played full gut? If so what kind and how do you feel that play compare to gut/poly hybrid?
     
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  7. bsardana

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    If you are stringing under 55 lbs, ping Global Gut folks and see if they can provide you with their new 17 gauge gut - it is a combination of 80-85% gut + some synthetics to prolong the durability. For price and performance, it cannot be beat. Also, when you string it, ensure that the stringing speeds are low to medium.
     
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  8. Deus_Ex_McEnroe

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    VS gut is expensive but well if u arent a string breaker; Id go for that; as someone suggested for me - add some string savers in the sweet spot area and Spikey Shark I had same worry when I was thinking of using Black Code cross... I cant say from experience but Id use a smooth Co-Poly for Gut to be safe.
     
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  9. jim e

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    Its hard to beat VS gut. It's also well worth it if you are not a big string breaker.
     
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  10. ClubHoUno

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    Cindy, since you're not a string breaker, you really should consider BABOLAT VS 17 in the mains and a SMOOTH CoPoly in the CROSSES.

    A ROUGH edged or TWISTED CoPoly will eat into the gut faster and diminsh the life of the gut considerably.
    So always try to use a SMOOTH CoPoly for a hybrid with a Natty gut string.
    If you're not a stringbreaker, try the ULTIMATIVE IN PLAYABILITY, SPIN PRODUCTION AND SOFTNESS ON THE ARM - BABOLAT VS TEAM 17.

    I play with VS 17 in full job in my 2 PSGT LIMITED now, and let me tell you - It's heaven on earth to play with. You can generte power with so much ease, you won't believe it....
    You become a master at the net, volleys are so much more easy with this string.

    If not in a full job try the VS 17 in a hybrid with a soft smooth CoPoly and you can play for the next 3-4-5 month with the best string job you ever imagined possible.

    String the gut 3-4 lbs lower than the CoPoly - because It's softer.

    Good luck - BABOLAT VS GUT RULEZZZZ :D
     
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  11. Cindysphinx

    Cindysphinx G.O.A.T.

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    The set that broke was Spiky Shark + a gut. This pro likes All Things Kirschbaum, so that gut is probably what I had.

    OK, I will try the VS and see how it goes. I think I will pass the rest of my Spiky Shark on to a friend. I am totally hooked on gut; I don't think I can ever go back.

    Now I gotta find the rest of the Spiky Shark. It is deep in the bottom of some closet or other. . . .
     
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