Would this gut/syngut hybrid work?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by corners, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. corners

    corners Legend

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    I've tried gut/poly hybrids but the tension loss of the poly makes this silly for non-pros.

    Looking for synguts with similar stiffness (USRSA specs) as poly and similar tension loss as natural gut (USRSA specs), I found:

    Gamma Marathon DPC 17 (stiffness: 228, tension loss: 9.42 lbs.)

    Gamma Syngut w/Wearguard 17 (stiffness: 203, tension loss: 9.15)

    Comparing to Klip Legend 17 natural gut (stiff: 113, tension loss: 9.31), it appears that both of these synguts lose tension about the same.

    Comparing these two synguts to a poly like Luxilon Alu Power Rough (stiff: 240, tension loss: 18.4), it appears that the synguts are nearly as stiff, but lose about half the tension.

    Both these Gamma synguts seem to have a tough/slippery coating from their descriptions (although I'm not sure how this compares to poly's slick, non-notching qualities), so they may work just as well as a cross with gut mains in terms of spin and string movement, while maintaining tension much better.

    Would this work? Anyone tried this combo?

    Any downsides or potential disasters? Thanks.
     
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  2. rasajadad

    rasajadad Hall of Fame

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    I haven't tried it but if you do install it, let us know how it plays (and lasts.)
     
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  3. StevenLaurence

    StevenLaurence New User

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    Try German KevlarTwist, I use them on the crosses to control any Poly I use on the mains. KevlarTwist does not lose tension and last a long time!
     
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