Pacific Classic Gut vs Babolat Nvy as a cross string

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Boricua, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Boricua

    Boricua Hall of Fame

    Feb 22, 2011
    Is Pacific Gut a good cross string for a copoly main? How does it compare to Babolat Nvy as a cross string?
  2. netguy

    netguy Semi-Pro

    Aug 5, 2009
    On the Baseline
    I use Pacific Classic Gut 17g in the crosses@52 with copoly in the mains and I can't be happier...I can't compare it to NVY.
    However, I've compared it to many top multis and PCG is way better. It has better playability, durabilty and control. Just buy a half set and see for yourself.
  3. Say Chi Sin Lo

    Say Chi Sin Lo G.O.A.T.

    Aug 30, 2005
    You're paying a lot of money for gut and putting it in the wrong place.

    Crosses do 1 or 2 things, or a combination of both:

    1) Fill up the stringbed and to some degree, dictate the firmness of it. I'm assuming you want to use gut to soften up the stiffness of the co-poly. In that regard, $4 syn gut will soften up the stringbed as well as $40 gut.

    2) Help facilitate the movement of the mains to generate spin, especially the snapback of the mains. You want smooth/slick co-poly for that.
  4. Power Player

    Power Player Talk Tennis Guru

    Sep 2, 2008
    On my iPhone
    I agree with the $$ part, but using gut as a cross is a rather popular setup for many players.
  5. lstewart

    lstewart Semi-Pro

    Nov 8, 2010
    I think it is a matter of opinion about preferring gut in the mains or crosses. I generally use poly in the mains, and have tried lots and lots of options in the crosses. I've found gut in the crosses can create a softer and livelier feel than most of the multi I have tried. Of course I probably would not use and expensive gut in the crosses. I've used the inexpensive Mamba gut that only costs me $7.50 for the half set. I agree you don't get alot of slick string movement, but I can still absolutely tell I am getting good spin from the poly. I've tried the NV in crosses. It is okay, just felt pretty much like a standard synthetic gut. Thought it played firmer than most multis or gut.

Share This Page