What tension should I string this hybrid?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Jackson Heights, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Jackson Heights

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    I think I heard a while back that gut should be strung looser than multifilament strings.

    1) Let's say I prefer to string my racquet at 55 pounds if all the strings, both main and cross,
    were the same soft multifilament string.

    (2) Let's say I then decided to use a hybrid of gut as the main and a soft multifilament as the cross strings, for the same tennis racquet as above.
    What tension should I use for the gut, and what tension should I use for the multi?

    (Note - The gut is Klip Pro Natural Gut 16g. The soft multi is Head FXP Power 17g.
    I already have bought these half sets so I need to use them, even if gut/multi seems like a strange setup).
     
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  2. Lukhas

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    These strings don't have a name? Neither does your frame?
     
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  3. ilovetennis212

    ilovetennis212 Professional

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    This will help you out.
    I prefer natural Gut for main. And strung 3-4lbs tighter than cross.

    If-you-had-gut-luxilon-hybrid-would-you-use-gut-in-main-or-cross-strings?
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=470023
     
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  4. Jackson Heights

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    I edited my opening post and put in the names of the strings just before I saw Lukhas's response. The racquet is PK KI-5 but I plan to buy a new racquet next year (not sure which). I made up the string tension because I just want to get a general idea of how much looser or tighter the gut should be than the multi. I just want a general idea for stringing of future racquets in general, so let's stick with the 55 tension and use it as a reference. And I'm talking about gut/multi, not gut/poly (the previous post's link), which is probably different. The gut is on the main, the multi on the cross.

    So per my opening post, what tension for the gut, what tension for the multi, if I liked 55 tension on a racquet with an all multi stringbed.
     
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