One set of gut

Discussion in 'Strings' started by domosborn, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. domosborn

    domosborn Rookie

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    I have one set of bab vs gut on the way, I play full poly usually but I really am not in the position to buy loads of this stuff, so my question is this, should I try a full bed or a hybrid? What do you guys think? Been trying to weigh this up but struggling!

    Thanks

    Dom
     
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  2. tyu1314

    tyu1314 Semi-Pro

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    Definity hybrid, i am a full poly user, and i tried full gut,(mamba gut,and pacific classic)Even thought i srtung them 8lbs higher but i still hate them.There is a huge difference between full poly and full gut. You will probably think full gut is too mushy.
    If you string your own racquet, you can do a two piece full gut, if you hate them, cut off the cross and restrung it with poly.If you have never done this before, search up how to do this first.
     
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  3. arche3

    arche3 Banned

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    Hybrid with a decent poly cross. Or use whatever poly you are using as the cross. String the gut 4 pounds or so higher than your poly cross, the cross at your normal tension for full poly. You will love it.
     
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  4. db10s

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    That's a good idea. I've never thought of that.
     
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  5. Relinquis

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    hybrid. it's what most the top pros use and you are already used to the feel of poly so probably won't have to make a large adjustment as if you had gone with a full bed.

    also, you will learn from it and will be able to refine what tensions to use the next time you string.
     
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  6. domosborn

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    Hybrid it is, cheers guys!
     
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  7. wmilas

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    Hybrid. Put a smooth round poly in the crosses. MSV Co focus comes to mind.

    Be warned, you'll like it :)
     
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