DNX 10 Mid string setup questions, NBMJ?

sparkyS4

New User
I recently tried the Klip gut/Isospeed hybrid in a DNX 10 mid, strung at 60 mains, 66 crosses. I love the way it plays, but after 4 hours of drilling, the gut is fraying pretty bad and I don't think it's going to last much longer even though I used elasto crosses since string was put in. I was wondering if anyone had tried the Klip Armourpro in this racquet? How might it compare to the Mojo Hybrid? Thanks in advance for any info.
 

sparkyS4

New User
When you use the Isospeed string in the crosses, you increase the tension 10% to compensate for the initial tension loss, then the tension is supposed to lock in at that relative tension(60lbs). I also like my racquet's strung fairly tight, so 60 is a good fit for me.
 

NoBadMojo

G.O.A.T.
i assume you are putting the gut in the mains? i always break crosses first in this setup and the gut mains are only starting to fray when i break the crosses

armourpro plays nicely. i dont recommend hybridding it and suggest only a gentle prestretch...it's very durable..it's also a little less powerful than the regular Legend and also heavier in weight..you may be able to feel more swingweight and weight in the head with the Armourpro
 
i assume you are putting the gut in the mains? i always break crosses first in this setup and the gut mains are only starting to fray when i break the crosses

armourpro plays nicely. i dont recommend hybridding it and suggest only a gentle prestretch...it's very durable..it's also a little less powerful than the regular Legend and also heavier in weight..you may be able to feel more swingweight and weight in the head with the Armourpro
Same here...........for the first time ever I am breaking the crosses first. I can tell you that VS gut mains and Lux ALU crosses does not play nearly as well overall. ;) CC
 

NoBadMojo

G.O.A.T.
Same here...........for the first time ever I am breaking the crosses first. I can tell you that VS gut mains and Lux ALU crosses does not play nearly as well overall. ;) CC
shhhhhhh....don't tell federer about this..just think how good he'd be if he only knew of this setup ;)
 

bagung

Hall of Fame
i have one of my dnx-10 mid with legend/isospeed pro at 54/58lbs, it lasted 16hrs of play with string savers, and iso break first.
another 10 mid is armourpro/isospeed pro at 52/58lbs, it is now with 9hrs of play; white coating on armourpro start fading with a little bit of fray, while the iso already start fraying... i suspect the iso in cross will break first again.
before i try this combo, i have tried both full legend and full armourpro at 54lbs on 10 mid and dnx 9. straight armourpro will give you more stiffer and muted feel, i much prefer the gut/iso combo
 

sparkyS4

New User
i assume you are putting the gut in the mains? i always break crosses first in this setup and the gut mains are only starting to fray when i break the crosses

armourpro plays nicely. i dont recommend hybridding it and suggest only a gentle prestretch...it's very durable..it's also a little less powerful than the regular Legend and also heavier in weight..you may be able to feel more swingweight and weight in the head with the Armourpro
Yes, I'm putting the gut in the mains, like I said, I really love the way it plays, but it just seems that the gut is fraying more than I expected. I do hit a heavy ball on both sides and have always been pretty rough on strings, but I get some lingering arm pain from poly's and haven't found a multi that I like all that much. This hybrid seems to be the best playing setup I've used recently, I get great results from it, just worried about the expense of replacing it alot.

If I were to try the armourpro, would I string at a similar tension, or go down a couple of pounds? Thanks for any advice you have.
 

NoBadMojo

G.O.A.T.
Yes, I'm putting the gut in the mains, like I said, I really love the way it plays, but it just seems that the gut is fraying more than I expected. I do hit a heavy ball on both sides and have always been pretty rough on strings, but I get some lingering arm pain from poly's and haven't found a multi that I like all that much. This hybrid seems to be the best playing setup I've used recently, I get great results from it, just worried about the expense of replacing it alot.

If I were to try the armourpro, would I string at a similar tension, or go down a couple of pounds? Thanks for any advice you have.
the standard rule is to only change one thing at a time..60 will give you poly like performance from a spin standpoint and be fairly lo powered but the tension maintenance and comfort will be there..give it a try..it's more expensive..you'll have to see how long it lasts and performs and see if it is right for you
you could also try thicker guage of Legend gut, and if you want even lower power try the Iso control in the x's which is also a thicker guage.
Let us know what you try if you like and how it works out.
 
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sparkyS4

New User
the standard rule is to only change one thing at a time..60 will give you poly like performance from a spin standpoint and be fairly lo powered but the tension maintenance and comfort will be there..give it a try..it's more expensive..you'll have to see how long it lasts and performs and see if it is right for you
you could also try thicker guage of Legend gut, and if you want even lower power try the Iso control in the x's which is also a thicker guage.
Let us know what you try if you like and how it works out.
I'm wondering if not waxing the Iso Speed is contributing to the fraying I'm getting on the gut. I have strung this type of string before, I remember that Head produced a polyolefin string when I was sponsored by them, the string actually came with a packet of wax for weaving the crosses, worked great, but having a full job of that string wasn't for me. Any thoughts?
 

bagung

Hall of Fame
i did put on the wax on the gut only before i put on the iso on the cross...
the gut main did not fray as much as the iso... seems like the gut is more durable than iso......
 
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