Good idea stringing syn gut in the crosses?

tennismex123

New User
Hello everyone, I´m currently using a full bed of Signum Pro Yellow Jacket, overall I like the string but I´m not playing regularly so it lasts about 3 weeks, the string feels really good the first 2 weeks but then it becomes dead and starts moving and doesn't return to its original place.
I have some sets of Prince Syn Gut with duraflex, do you recommend me stringing the crosses with this string? What would be the changes in playability and durability? Thanks in advance.
 

snoflewis

Hall of Fame
from my experience, syn gut crosses reduces the playability. since the syn gut isn't as slick and is more textured than the poly, it seems to prevent the mains from snapping back sooner than poly crosses.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
@tennismex123 if for no other reason you should try the hybrid because it is cheaper and easier to string. Not to mention the SG is just sitting around. And if you don’t like it and you’re using sets try the SH in the mains to use up the other half set.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
I dont understand this choice. Pros use multiple racquets during a match so when durability is not an issue why use stiff powerless mains?
Andre probably dwelled more on the OCD side of the street while he was playing and that string layout was his personal normal.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
Hello everyone, I´m currently using a full bed of Signum Pro Yellow Jacket, overall I like the string but I´m not playing regularly so it lasts about 3 weeks, the string feels really good the first 2 weeks but then it becomes dead and starts moving and doesn't return to its original place.
I have some sets of Prince Syn Gut with duraflex, do you recommend me stringing the crosses with this string? What would be the changes in playability and durability? Thanks in advance.
Agree with our pals that it's worth a try. I often string basic poly hybrids for some local sluggers and I use Gosen OGSM 16 ga. (also a syn. gut) crosses. This syn. gut is rather good in this role - a little more firm than some syn. guts, but also somewhat slippery, at least when it's fresh.

I think that because syn. gut doesn't typically lose its resilience as drastically over its service life as some polys can, the syn. gut can help to make a hybrid layout sort of "turn the corner" more gradually than a full bed of poly. This is probably more of a consideration for poly players who want to re-string a little less frequently and also retain a consistent response... or something like that.

Hybrids aren't just about economics through. Some players just like the feel and performance of a hybrid. And I'd say that getting good feel is a least half the battle.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
I dont understand this choice. Pros use multiple racquets during a match so when durability is not an issue why use stiff powerless mains?
Agassi said he liked ProBlend because it was nice and dead. Kevlar was also around long before Pros started using poly strings and before poly Kevlar produced much more spin that any other string on the market. Later Agassi moved from Kevlar / SG to Kevlar / Natural Gut and finally to full poly. And I believe the reason he went to poly string was for the spin more than anything else but I could be wrong.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
@ron schaap Also Prince SG Original (no Duraflex) was the Control string that Tennis Industry Mag compared all other strings to for Stiffness and tension loss.

EDIT: I once heard Prince SG Original was the #1 tennis string used around the world but I am not sure how true that is.
 

SteveI

Legend
I have used the opposite set-up with nice results. Slick syn gut in the mains and poly in the crosses... sort of a cheap Champions Choice.

I also used LF Supreme 2.0 (next gen multi) in the mains and Head Sonic Pro in the crosses.. was a great set-up... super easy on the arm.. nice spin and lasted much better than the other way around. Depends of course on what you are trying to achieve.
 

krisdrum

Semi-Pro
Isn't Yellow Jacket shaped? I would think a stiffer string with sharper edges would cut up SG pretty quickly.
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
@ron schaap Also Prince SG Original (no Duraflex) was the Control string that Tennis Industry Mag compared all other strings to for Stiffness and tension loss.

EDIT: I once heard Prince SG Original was the #1 tennis string used around the world but I am not sure how true that is.
ive actually seen this slogan printed on the packaging of the string PSGD!!
it is popular, and very accessible at most sporing good stores, thusly used by all beginners and people who shop locally

OP, poly/sg hybrid is a good bland of durability/play-ability ideally; but tension modification to your liking will give you comfort as well
OP, you will need to adjust your swing to this setup, coming from a poly/poly setup, it is a noticeably different feel and launch angle
 

tennismex123

New User
Hello guys I decided to give it a try to the sun gut and I really hated it, I felt that my shots were a lot less heavier, no spin, no snap back.
Luckily I string my rackets so I will cut it out, thank you everyone!
 
Hello guys I decided to give it a try to the sun gut and I really hated it, I felt that my shots were a lot less heavier, no spin, no snap back.
Luckily I string my rackets so I will cut it out, thank you everyone!
You might want to give it another try. Next time, drop the tension in the crosses by 6#.
 

Traffic

Hall of Fame
Hello everyone, I´m currently using a full bed of Signum Pro Yellow Jacket, overall I like the string but I´m not playing regularly so it lasts about 3 weeks, the string feels really good the first 2 weeks but then it becomes dead and starts moving and doesn't return to its original place.
I have some sets of Prince Syn Gut with duraflex, do you recommend me stringing the crosses with this string? What would be the changes in playability and durability? Thanks in advance.
What are your reasons for hybriding other than you strings go dead after 2 weeks?
If you hybrid with a s-gut, your Yellow Jacket will still go dead in 2 weeks. Your sgut will continue to play well, albeit a bit worn. The problem you introduce is that Sgut will gain power as the tension drops. So you may find that the balls are flying on you.

Also, you may want to raise tension of the sgut to help tame the power.

If you string your own racquet, and you have no arm issues, and you like playing with poly, I would just keep doing it. No matter what, if you play with poly, you will string frequently.

Now. You could try gut/poly or multi/poly hybrid. These can continue to play even when the poly goes dead.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
I use syn gut mains and poly crosses (see sig). I don't think syn gut is a waste of time at all. String choice is very subjective, as subjective as tension choice. Give it a try and see if you like it. I don't think anyone can tell you what is best for you.

And as @Irvin says, what do you have to loose lose?
 

SteveI

Legend
I use syn gut mains and poly crosses (see sig). I don't think syn gut is a waste of time at all. String choice is very subjective, as subjective as tension choice. Give it a try and see if you like it. I don't think anyone can tell you what is best for you.

And as @Irvin says, what do you have to loose lose?
Agreed... There are some really nice syn guts out there and some of the new multis that are sort of next gen creations.. think Head Velocity, LF Supreme 2.0... Bab Origin.
Those strings play like a crisp mutli.. syn gut but have state of the art.. coatings that allow for some great snap back. What you have to lose... if you own a stringer.. what is that 25 mins and about 5 bucks. You can do a syn gut mains and lower end poly for that price..
 

Louis33

New User
Hello everyone, I´m currently using a full bed of Signum Pro Yellow Jacket, overall I like the string but I´m not playing regularly so it lasts about 3 weeks, the string feels really good the first 2 weeks but then it becomes dead and starts moving and doesn't return to its original place.
I have some sets of Prince Syn Gut with duraflex, do you recommend me stringing the crosses with this string? What would be the changes in playability and durability? Thanks in advance.
Stringing with the synthetic gut crosses at same tension should give you a softer stringbed, more power and less spin. I don't see you getting longer playability with this setup.

I would try pre stretching the yellow jacket in a full bed, and string at the same tension as before. Should play slightly stiffer, but more consistent. I have never played with yellow jacket, but perhaps after those two weeks the coating of the string is breaking down from friction reducing snap back combined with tension loss is giving you loss of performance.
 
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