Hybrid Question

Discussion in 'Strings' started by tdowlin2, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. tdowlin2

    tdowlin2 New User

    Aug 20, 2007
    I'm looking for some input on how a natural gut/signum pro poly plasma hybrid would perform with 1) gut mains and poly plasma crosses and 2) the pro poly mains and gut crosses. Since the gut is expensive and I only have enough for one of these setups, I wanted input on how the two profiles would be different. I would really appreciate any help or suggestions.
  2. carac

    carac Rookie

    Aug 1, 2007
    You can see a description of my experience here - since my racquet has a dense string pattern I don't plan on trying the reverse hybrid very soon.
    However you should keep in mind that the string that goes to the mains might provide 75-80% of the final result, and the crosses only the smaller rest - which means that with natural gut in mains at a normal tension you will have a large amount of power (which is the reason why most people use a higher / much higher tension for natural gut - where you get more control and feel) - and with SPPP in the mains you will get durability.
    Also you can get some idea of the reverse hybrid (SPPP mains) by using a very cheap soft syntetic gut in the crosses - Forten Sweet or OG Sheep are among the low-cost favorites here - it will not be 100% like natural gut but in the crosses the difference is not so huge as in the mains.

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