Gut Hybrid for LM Radical

crazy8tiger

Rookie
I am thinking about going with a 17g VS Team Gut/16g Synthetic Gut hybrid with natural gut in the mains and synthetic in the crosses at about 60+ lbs. I'm just starting to get serious and I haven't established a certain playing style yet but I would like something that can give me some ball pocketing and nice feel. My shop doesn't have a wide selection of string so I would probably get one of their synthetic guts, the two that caught my eye were Wilson NXT and Prince Synthetic w/ Duraflex.

I also haven't broken my first two stringjobs so far, full synthetic and my current poly/multi hybrid. I am also considering going up to about 65 lbs. from 56 lbs. currently to allow for tension loss but after my strings set in and got loose, I seemed to be hitting a lot of balls far with not very much string so I'm hoping the higher tension can help with this.
 

ODYSSEY Mk.4

Professional
I am thinking about going with a 17g VS Team Gut/16g Synthetic Gut hybrid with natural gut in the mains and synthetic in the crosses at about 60+ lbs. I'm just starting to get serious and I haven't established a certain playing style yet but I would like something that can give me some ball pocketing and nice feel. My shop doesn't have a wide selection of string so I would probably get one of their synthetic guts, the two that caught my eye were Wilson NXT and Prince Synthetic w/ Duraflex.

I also haven't broken my first two stringjobs so far, full synthetic and my current poly/multi hybrid. I am also considering going up to about 65 lbs. from 56 lbs. currently to allow for tension loss but after my strings set in and got loose, I seemed to be hitting a lot of balls far with not very much string so I'm hoping the higher tension can help with this.
just go full guy then write down what you like and dislike then construct a hybrid that suits you what range of selection does your shop have?
 

crazy8tiger

Rookie
My local store is just Sports Chalet, they don't have a great selection but some of their strings are Prince Gut w/ Duraflex, Babolat Tonic+, Babolat VS Team/Pro Hurricane/XCel Premium half-sets, some Luxilon strings, and then a mix of different multis and synthetics.
 

ODYSSEY Mk.4

Professional
My local store is just Sports Chalet, they don't have a great selection but some of their strings are Prince Gut w/ Duraflex, Babolat Tonic+, Babolat VS Team/Pro Hurricane/XCel Premium half-sets, some Luxilon strings, and then a mix of different multis and synthetics.
well I'm guessing your out in the riverside area so there aren't many shops out there.
but you really cant go wrong with luxilon - gut set
but are you looking for playability or durability?
 

crazy8tiger

Rookie
I am mostly looking for playability since I'm not really a string breaker but I'd rather not pick a string that will give me great playability but very low durability due to the costs every time of stringing.
 

ODYSSEY Mk.4

Professional
try out vs 17 and hurricane tour
proly your best bet with sport chalet i know they will be carrying luxilon more now but im not sure how soon
 

crazy8tiger

Rookie
Thanks, and I actually have some family over at Redlands and I might be visiting soon, do you think you could tell me which Sports Chalet you work at and I wouldn't mind dropping off my racquets sometime.
 
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