How much strings do I need to hybrid

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by gahaha, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. gahaha

    gahaha Rookie

    Apr 2, 2011
    I have a K 6.1 95 16x18, usually I cut out about 36ft, but I don't know how long the mains and cross needs to be if I want to hybrid. Obviously I can't just do 18, 18 each because you use more strings for the mains I'm pretty sure. Anyway anyone wanna chime in? Thanks!

    (This is in a set and I want to make it last two hybrid string jobs.)
  2. loosegroove

    loosegroove Hall of Fame

    May 18, 2010
    Well a set is normally 40ft. And I assume you are trying to get two sets of mains out of it. So you'd just cut it in half at 20 ft. Some rackets use more than 20 ft for the mains in which case you'd be a bit out of luck, but a 95 sq inch 16x18 wouldn't. You can look things up here:

    It's not always 100% accurate, but it's a good place to start when there's really no other info out there.
  3. fortun8son

    fortun8son Hall of Fame

    Apr 27, 2011
    The Desert
    Stringer's Digest says that 34' is enough for 1pc and 18'x16' for 2pc on the Six-One 95 16x18, so you are well within limits even if you are generous in measuring.

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