What is a good string to go with VS team, to increase durability + tension stability

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  1. ace high

    ace high Rookie

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    I was thinking of trying natural gut.
     
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  2. Standupnfall

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    What strings and tension are you using now?
    What do you like or dislike about them?
     
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  3. decades

    decades Guest

    I think a string like pro red code or silverstring might work for you. both seem to hold tenison well. poly force is also a popular hybrid.
     
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  4. ClubHoUno

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    Try VS Team 17 mains with WeissCannon Silverstring 1.20 crosses.

    Very nice feel, good tension maintenance and nice blend of control and power.

    I get 10 hours out of this setup, and the poly breaks first before it has died.

    I normally play with VS Team 17 mains and Luxilon Alu Power crosses, and I get 8-10 good hours out of this hybrid.

    When I use full Luxilon Alu Power and a hybrid with Alu Power mains and nat gut or multi in the crosses, the Luxilon dies after just 4-6 hours.

    When I hybrid the Luxilon in the crosses with gut mains, it's as though I don't feel the Lux Alu POwer dies as fast or maybe it dies, I just don't feel it or the nat gut makes the Lux die later........

    Try it - some feel it dies fast no matter where it's placed.
    I don't :)
     
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  5. jim e

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    Try VS mains with VS crosses, its a great set up, and the gut will not die out on you!The tension stays very stabil, and is very playable until it breaks.
     
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  6. ClubHoUno

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    I use this setup in the winter, when it's cold (even indoor cold) - but once it gets warmer, I feel like I lose a bit of control and strings move too much (even at higher tension), and I start to miss the VS - Alu Power hybrid a LOT

    I always at least once a year return to a full VS nat gut setup, just so that I remember how it feels - but must admit my game is better with the VS - Alu Power/Silverstring setup.

    I normally break a full VS Team 17 setup in 12-14 hours and a full VS Touch 16 setup in 14-16 hours, so I don't get that much more playing time out of a full nat gut setup compared to a nat gut - poly hybrid.

    But every tennis player should at least twice try a full set of VS nat gut just so they know how it feels.
     
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