To cheap for full gut and want to go hybrid

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Tennis79, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. Tennis79

    Tennis79 New User

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    I need some string advice for my RDX 500 Mid (such a pretty racquet!IMO)

    heres my background:

    I have mainly used Babolat VS Touch 16g in my other rackets (Head LM Instinct and Head LM Prestige Midplus) and i have never broke the strings. They were always strung around 57-58lbs. I am happy with them but I am curious to try other strings(it's getting expensive). My LM Instinct is now strung with Gamma TNT 2 at 58lbs 17g. I am happy with it and power is there when I need. Or should I say, I can hit with power when I really want to. I am more concerned with playability, price and then durability. I do think that the Gamma TNT 2 has become a bit more stiff after playing with it for about 2 months but its holding up.

    My game is an Eastern forehand counterpuncher with a 2hand backhand. I like to use the slice and work the short cross court angles and deep down the line. i guess it would be best be described similar to Anastasia Myskina. but i have added a more loopy forehand get more spin. 4.0 level play. I practice and play with 4.5 and 5.0 guys so my game is quickly improving.

    I have also read that RDX500 Mid is a picky racquet when it comes to strings so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks!
     
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  2. Steve Huff

    Steve Huff Legend

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    Try a hybrid of your natural gut with Head Fibergel Power or Alpha Prodigy. Both of these are good strings that will cut your cost way down.
     
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  3. Tennis79

    Tennis79 New User

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    thanks for the reply steven.


    i decided on using Vs Touch in the mains and FXP in the crosses.
     
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  4. NoBadMojo

    NoBadMojo G.O.A.T.

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    If money is a concern why dont you start by trying either Klip Legend or BDE Perf gut..you'll save 10bucks without the hybrid.
    For a cross you could go OGSheep Micro if you like a springy stringbed or PSG Duraflex if you like more crisp.
    I would say that would put you in the 15 dollar range for the string..about the price of a high end multi. i've used legend with both crosses and the setup performed quite well.
    I wouldnt think that racquet wouldnt be so very string sensitive, but havent played it
     
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