X-One / Monogut Zyex hybrid

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Attila_the_gorilla, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Attila_the_gorilla

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    I'm now playing with an X-One / Monogut Zyex hybrid at 57/53 lbs. Compared to my previous full X-One at 57, this seems way too powerful for my liking, I'm afraid to swing the racket.

    What sort of tension combo would you guys recommend for good control, but still good comfort for your arm?
     
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  2. Lukhas

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    Well you did put two very powerful strings together, so little to no surprise. Do you prefer a soft feeling stringbed or a firmer feeling stringbed?
     
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  3. Attila_the_gorilla

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    Well I'd love a soft feel as long as I can take full swings. The reason I went with the Zyex was its apparent arm friendliness.

    But don't higher tensions negate that arm friendliness and make the stringbed stiffer?
     
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  4. Lukhas

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    Yes they do. High tension isn't good for the sensible people. I don't think your association of string was a good idea here. Would've used a much less powerful cross, like NRGĀ². Well NRGĀ² still has really good pop though...
     
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    What do you guys think about natural gut a high tensions? Will it give me better control, and still remain arm friendly?
     
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    If your racquet was strung on a lockout type machine, it was strung about 5 lbs. too low for the ZX.
     
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    No idea at all about stringing machines and what the shop uses. Will try higher tensions with the remainder of my Zyex stocks. But seriously considering a switch to natural gut afterwards.

    From what I'm reading, it seems to stay arm friendly even at high tensions.
     
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  8. Michael Lesbowicz

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    I have a half-set of Pacific Tough Gut 1.25 mm gauge in black,
    that I plan on using in the mains together with the Ashaway MonoGut ZX Pro
    1.22 m in red. Not only would the red and black look good together,
    but I am also certain it would perform great.

    @Attila: that is a hybrid combination that I would recommend to you -
    natural gut in the mains and Zyex as a cross string. It is a cheap way
    of replicating the feel of a full natural gut setup.
     
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  9. Attila_the_gorilla

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    What tensions would you go with in a midplus racket? I prefer low-ish power.
     
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  10. Michael Lesbowicz

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    A hybrid tension of 23 kg (51 lbs) / 22 kg (49 lbs) is my preference
    for a racket with a 100 sq.in headsize. For a larger racket in the
    105 to 107 sq.in. range I usually raise the tension by 1 kg, so 24 kg / 23 kg.

    Ashaway recommends a maximum tension of 27.5 kg (60 lbs) for the
    MonoGut ZX Pro.
     
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  11. Attila_the_gorilla

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    I'm using a Liquidmetal Radical, 98 sq inches, around 330 swingweight, 340 grams static. With X-one/ Monogut ZXpro at 57/53 lbs, this racket is a rocket launcher, at least with the way I like to play. Can't put enough topspin on the ball to keep it in, if I take a full swing.
     
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  12. moonballs

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    Attila, have you tried full bed ZX or ZX pro? I wonder how the hybrid compares with the full bed.
     
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  13. Attila_the_gorilla

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    I've only tried the 16 gauge Zyex full bed in a Wilson Pro staff 85, stock. I used 50/48 lbs there, which was ok, certainly not too powerful in that setup, but it felt a bit harsh, despite the apparent arm-friendliness of that combo. But only tested that with a fresh string-job, out of curiosity, havent played with that racket enough to form a more educated opinion.
     
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  14. JackB1

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    You strung the Zyex too low. Instead try XOne mains with a copoly cross like Gamma Rx. I would go with 58/53.
    Zyex is known to be about as powerful as multi's. You would have been better off with a full bed of XOne just at
    higher tension.
     
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  15. Ronaldo

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    Found Zx pro a bit harsh the 1st 4 hrs, now it is as arm-friendly as NG. Full bed Zx pro, 54# constant pull, Volkl c10 pro 98.
     
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